Whatsapp Charges

Whatsapp is an Instant Messaging application that is now growing in popularity. For some who may not yet be using Whatsapp, they would probably be wondering on Whatsapp charges. One of the strong offering on this app is that it will not show you any advertisements. You can also download the app for free at iTunes and also Google Play store. So, how does Whatsapp charges and makes any revenue or profit? Eventhough Whatsapp is free to download, it will only be free for the first year of usage. After that, Whatsapp can either extend it to a certain period for free usage or you need to extend your subscription by paying a one fee charge of $0.99 USD per year.

Even though currently Whatsapp has been bought over by Facebook but there is no official announcement on any changes to this current Whatsapp charge rate subscription. And if some of the new users are still wondering if there is other hidden charges, the only cost of using Whatsapp besides the subscription extension fees, is your access to the internet through your smartphones. This access can came from your data plan package or your Wi-Fi. This also applies to any other mobile data charges such as Data Roaming. As long as you are connected to the internet, it does not matter what kind of data you are sending via Whatsapp such as text messages, video, audio or also pictures, the costs depends on your data plan package as well as your internet package subscription. If you want to avoid any extra Whatsapp charges from data roaming, make sure you disabled the settings. If you are using Android 2.1 and 2.3 phones, you can disabled it through settings  Wireless & networks - Mobile networks. Once you are in this section, disabled your Data Roaming. And if you are using Android 4.0 and above, you can disabled your data roaming in settings  data usage  Menu button. In this section, you can then disabled Data Roaming. And if you are an iPhone user, you can disabled your data roaming at settings  General Cellular. At this section you turn Data Roaming to Off. So, that is all to it about Whatsapp charges. Please be aware of all the charges and you will have a peace of mind in using this great app.