Hi, I am inviting you to get WhatsApp, an amazing Smartphone Messaging app. Get it now from http://whatsapp.com/dl/ and save on SMS.

That was an SMS that I received yesterday from my friend, Galeshka. Killed by my curiosity, I opened the URL from my Nokia E71 smartphone and downloaded the application. At first, I didn't know exactly what WhatsApp was. I simplified it as merely another chatting application for handphone.

As I opened WhatsApp for the first time, I saw a list that consist of my friends' name that already using WhatsApp. And their names are taken from my phone book. Yes, if I already save a friend's number in my Nokia E71 and he or she has installed WhatsApp on their smartphone, WhatsApp automatically adds him or her to my WhatsApp contact list. Sounds cool, heh? Guess I don't need to buy Blackberry device if my purpose is only to use Blackberry Messenger. I simply save my friends' cellphone number and invite them to use WhatsApp. And the next thing is I directly can chat with them.

But, I'm still curious what is WhatsApp? They say curiosity can kill you, but thanks God, this curiosity I'm having now isn't a dangerous one and it isn't interested to take my life away. So now, when I'm sipping my chocolate drink and biting a chocolate croissant, I'm browsing WhatsApp. I landed on this page.

WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messaging app which allows you to exchange messages with your friends and contacts without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is cross platform and available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia (beta) and yes, those phones can all message each other! To send and receive messages, WhatsApp utilizes your existing smartphone internet data plan: 3G/EDGE (or Wi-Fi when available)

In addition to messaging, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry WhatsApp Messenger users can send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

Okay, WhatsApp isn't a chatting messenger application. It is an application to send text to your friends without getting charge for SMS. It uses internet connection to text your friends. But for me, it IS a chatting messenger application, just like ebuddy, slick, nimbuz, or many others. Unlike common messenger, WhatsApp uses your cellphone number as an ID.

What makes WhatsApp cooler is it allows you to send unlimited images, video and audio media messages--just like WhatsApp says in its website. I have tried this--send my niece's picture to Galeshka--and it works! Next time, I will send him my most beautiful pictures. Uhuk... *coughing*

Another cool thing from WhatsApp, I don't need to open it all the time to be online, and then drain my cellphone battery life. Even though you close the app, you still can receive a message that is sent to you by your friends. If you kind of a person who worries too much about cellphone battery life just like I do, just open your WhatsApp every time you've got a message, reply your friend's message, and exit from WhatsApp. Same thing goes if you want to text your friends: open WhatsApp application, send your friends a message, have a nice conversation with them, satisfy yourself untilyou get bored texting messages, and if you've had enough (or until your smartphone's battery is low) you're only one-click away to close the application.

But, this application is not a free one. For Nokia symbian, it is free for one year and after that you have to pay $1.99/year if you want still to continue using this application. Quite cheap, I think. $1.99/year but you can text to your friends for the whole year without paying for SMS. And if you're using internet data packet connection (considering me for an example. I'm subscribing Three internet data for 500 Mb and it cost me only Rp 30,000.00 per month), I think it is worth to try.


  1. kapan milik saya bisa di apgret huhuhu...
    kakak2 saya dirumah telah mencobanya.

  2. hahaha... Buruan untuk segera diupgrade, rin! Nanti kita sering2 chatting dah di whatsapp. ;))

  3. ini review produk yak?

    semoga sukses Kim!

  4. Ini Review produk yak?

    Semoga sukses Kim!

    masih dijogja?. kopi darat donk..wkwkwkwk

  5. Yah, saya udah balik lagi ke Depok. Btw, "semoga sukses" apa nih, Mas Gaphe? :D


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