ProductWhatsApp
Price – FREE for First Year – 69p per year after

I love WhatsApp, it’s probably the phone app I use above all others, I must use it most of my waking hours, and best of all, it’s free for the first year, and then 69p / $0.99 per year after! If you don’t know what WhatsApp is, it’s an chat app available for pretty much every phone platform going, from the oldest Nokia Symbian phones, to shiny new iOS / Android handsets.

Screenshot_2013-12-17-19-25-25The beauty of WhatsApp is you can have the same ‘chat’ experience, no matter what phone handset you have, you can exchange messages, photos, video, audio, your location and even contacts. You can also create group conversations with multiple participants, great for organising events and general banter.

When you’ve installed WhatsApp it will use your phone address book to built your contacts list, and you can start chatting to anyone in your addressbook who has it installed. The best thing about it, because the messages use your phone data connection, even if you’re somewhere without a signal, you can still communicate over WiFi. I love being able to fire off messages using the Virgin WiFi on the Tube in London 🙂 It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, it won’t cost you a penny to send / receive messages (so long as you’ve got WiFi / Mobile Data)




When you send messages it also gives you a little heads up as to the status of the message (a bit like old school SMS Read Receipt), the clock symbol means it’s waiting to be transferred to the WhatsApp server, one tick means it’s been received by the WhatsApp server, and two ticks means it’s been delivered to the recipient’s phone (delivered not READ).

There is definetely room for improvement, perhaps it could follow the lead of messaging app ‘Line’ and add ‘Free’ Voicecalls to contacts, or security like a lock screen to get into it? Whilst it’s not perfect, it really is a great and easy to use – it’s helped me keep in touch with so many people in 2013. That’s why it’s on my Top Ten of Awesome in 2013!

Get more stuff like this

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enchanted Forest Tree Top Quest at Alton Towers Resort – Returning in 2019
You Specsy Thing!
The Outside Tap and the Thumb Crack
EXCLUSIVE – First Look – House of Horror Escape Rooms, Brentwood
Creamy Cheese and Pea Pasta with Vivera Veggie Bacon Pieces
Aubergine Pasta
Really Easy Vegetarian Quorn Chilli
Super simple Mushroom and Rosemary Ragu with Gnocchi
The best family days out in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is always a favourite destination among families as it’s...

Family Events to Visit in Kent & Sussex

We know what it’s like – there’s never enough to do...

New Forest activities the family will love

The New Forest is an area of immense natural beauty covering...

2 Nights at Alton Towers in the Enchanted Village with Birthday Surprises!

WHAT. A. VLOG. In this extended Vlog we document a 3...

Review – The Braintree Express Christmas Experience at Freeport Braintree
Review – Love Possibly
Review – Roav VIVA by Anker – Alexa for your CAR!
Review – Horror at Hinchingbrooke House
The best family days out in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is always a favourite destination among families as it’s...

Family Events to Visit in Kent & Sussex

We know what it’s like – there’s never enough to do...

New Forest activities the family will love

The New Forest is an area of immense natural beauty covering...

2 Nights at Alton Towers in the Enchanted Village with Birthday Surprises!

WHAT. A. VLOG. In this extended Vlog we document a 3...

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to my mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.