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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Tech tips

Every time my phone lights up with a text I have to be careful not to actually open the text.

“The text plan costs $50,” my mom reminds me every few days.

This changed for me about two weeks ago with Whatsapp.

“Can’t wait to see you tonight!” stated a text from my friend from India, halfway across the globe. We were talking about a Skype session over Whatsapp.

What is Whatsapp?

The application allows users to use their pre-existing data plan in order to chat over phone. The app allows text messages to be sent without any extra charge, besides the cost of the data plan, to any other Whatsapp user anywhere across the globe.

You can even edit your “Whatsapp status” to warn people against calling or texting if you are in a midterm or a meeting.

All you need is a phone with a data plan and you can enter a whole new realm of text messaging.

The app works with iPhone OS 3.1 and up devices, Blackberry OS 4.5, newer Nokia phones and all Android phones.

SASHA SHARMA can be reached at science@theaggie.org.


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