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WhatsApp Update – Best Messaging App While Traveling

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WhatsApp has over 900 million monthly actively users and there are more people registering every day. Staying in contact with your friends and family is very easy nowadays and as long as you are using the power of the internet and the WhatsApp application you will be able to keep in contact with everyone across the world without having to pay anything.

The WhatsApp application can be installed by anyone who has a smartphone that runs on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Phone. The application comes with 1 year of free trial and once this period ends, you will just need to pay 0.99 dollars per year.

While travelling, you will notice that there are mobile carriers that charge you 5 cents for a text message and this is when WhatsApp kicks in. For example, if you are connected to the AT&T carrier, you will need to pay 30 dollars for 120MB of data when you travel. For 120MB you can send up to 22.000 messages on WhatsApp, which is great.

In addition, when you are in a coffee shop or a restaurant, you will be able to connect to the Wi-Fi network (if it has one) to not waste the mobile data. This way, while you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network in another country, you will be able to make Voice Calls over the WhatsApp application for free.

Conclusion

As long as you have many friends that use the WhatsApp application, this is surely one of the best messaging applications for travelling. It comes with many features and with only 120MB you can send many messages. However, when it comes to Voice Calls, you will need to connect to a Wi-Fi network, as this feature is using a lot of data and you will waste the 120MB very fast. So, if you are travelling a lot, the WhatsApp application is your friend and it will help you to significantly cut costs.

Are you using the WhatsApp application to keep in touch with your friends and family while in a foreign country?