South African WhatsApp competitor with zero airtime messaging

Pythonista

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Advertising on the app. No thanks. I'll stick to whatsapp. And considering the fact that 95% of the time my phone is actually on wi-fi, I'm really not concerned about 'data' issues.
 

genetic

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No thanks - Whatsapp hardly uses any data anyway.

Why not create something new rather than creating another IM app in a sea of hundreds?
 

Ockie

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Advertising on the app. No thanks. I'll stick to whatsapp. And considering the fact that 95% of the time my phone is actually on wi-fi, I'm really not concerned about 'data' issues.

No thanks - Whatsapp hardly uses any data anyway.

Why not create something new rather than creating another IM app in a sea of hundreds?

Well, perhaps this will become popular with the masses that has got a entry level little smartphone, but cant or dont have the money to buy data all the time.
 

Kingofmybbknowitalls

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Well, perhaps this will become popular with the masses that has got a entry level little smartphone, but cant or dont have the money to buy data all the time.

Exactly.

All these guys pulling their nose up at this, you were never the target demographic in any case.
 

saor

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Just a pity it only works on Vodacom for now.
Would've been nice if they could launch it working on all networks.
 

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Keeps saying "Verification request failed"
 

BraBean

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provided they are on the Vodacom network

Aaaand, there it is...no thanks

Users on other networks will deplete their data balance

more likely to deplete my data watching porn, than sending whatsapps. Also on wifi, 99% of the year.

plan to fund the cost of accessing the platform with advertising.

Aaaaand, there it is.....just, no
 

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Just a pity it only works on Vodacom for now.
Would've been nice if they could launch it working on all networks.

Well, they did say they are working on the other networks. Starting with Vodacom is a good bet. They have the biggest client base.

I just remembered, 702 were talking about the developer of this app on Thursday or Friday morning while driving to work. Sounded like a sweet guy....was asking for monetary help to fly to the USA for some kind of award his app was nominated for I believe.
 

poorestguy

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Well, perhaps this will become popular with the masses that has got a entry level little smartphone, but cant or dont have the money to buy data all the time.

That argument doesn't hold as Whatsapp is already free with Cell C with an already established userbase and not to mention its FREE.

This is just a couple of techies who are trying to break into the market without doing some proper market analysis
 
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Ockie

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That argument doesn't hold as Whatsapp is already free with Cell C with an already established userbase and not to mention its FREE.

This is just a couple of techies who are trying to break into the market without doing some proper market analysis

It is not free on Cell C. You pay a fixed amount per day or something and then your data is included in that. With this as I understand it there is no fee at all.
 

Ockie

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This app wants to know a lot of personal information, which Telegram nor Whatsapp requires.
 

skydog

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I'm all for new apps and innovation so downloaded it to try it.
It asked if it could manage my phone calls. I said no. after that it was less useful than a brick.
uninstalled less than 2 minutes of having it.
If it doesn't work why change from what I am using?

Stinks of corporates and jumping onto the already innovated bandwagon.

you get what you pay for.
 
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