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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:28 PM   #26
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Hardly outdated, slow or lacking in features.
I actually do find whatsapp pretty slow, which is why I convinced my friends to move away from it, the delay in sending and receiving messages is pretty noticeable if you compare it side by side with other similar messaging services.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:01 PM   #27
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I actually do find whatsapp pretty slow, which is why I convinced my friends to move away from it, the delay in sending and receiving messages is pretty noticeable if you compare it side by side with other similar messaging services.
That's funny, i've noticed the opposite. It's near-instant.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:20 PM   #28
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That's funny, i've noticed the opposite. It's near-instant.
My experience as well. Immediate.

And to say it lacks features is just ridiculous
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:12 AM   #29
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Imagine iMessage, but with way more features, for all smartphone platforms...
But it's got a very major drawback: It doesn't work on tablets, computers or iPod Touches.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:20 AM   #30
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I use WhatsApp daily and I do agree that switching SIMs does throw things off. Otherwise, it works quite well.

As for privacy, it's no different than other apps such as Tango, Viber, and etcetera.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:45 AM   #31
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I love WhatsApp - stay in contact with family overseas for free! Great for group messaging.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:34 AM   #32
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Imagine iMessage, but with way more features, for all smartphone platforms...
without the sms switching feature that make iMessage so popular...

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But it's got a very major drawback: It doesn't work on tablets, computers or iPod Touches.
yep. another plus for iMessage...
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:10 AM   #33
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The newest versions of Trillian is doing the same.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:18 AM   #34
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I hope this app doesn't get suffer or pulled because of the privacy-freaks.

I understand the need for privacy; I want it too. But the app ASKS for access to your contacts; if you choose not to give it access you don't have to use it.

It's not like there's something subversive or sneaky going on here. I use this app all the time to "text" with some Android-using UK friends; not having to pay international SMS fees is nice.
Just because you don't see the need it doesn't mean it's not there.
For instance if my brother used this app and has my number in his contacts then I could start getting spammed with Texts. My number is unlisted for a reason and I want to keep it that way. Not everyone’s phones can except texts without paying $.75 per text.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:59 AM   #35
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I´d like to use Whatsapp on my iPod touch but I can´t
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It would be trivial for WhatsApp to simply calculate a hash of the phone numbers before transferring them to the server. Since identical phone numbers would lead to the same hash, they could still very easily match them between users's contact lists.
My phone number SHA1-hashed is:
Code:
5dfa43101598fec3ec8d155437453f4e2f408676
Call me if you can

It boggles the mind, why this is not standard practice.
You do realize that CPU time is not free, right?
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