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Whatsapp Alternative?

  1. MyPhoneJustDied
    Honeycomb May 24, 2014

    MyPhoneJustDied , May 24, 2014 :
    Since I couldn't find any thread in here about that topic, I'll just ask plainly.

    Did any of you quit using Whatsapp due to the new facebook induced privacy settings (basically every sent picture, text or whatsoever can be used and even be sold by Whatsapp without your agreement or knowledge needed) and changed to a competitor?

    Which one can you recommend and why? Because on my ONE I don't want to use Whatsapp anymore. It does not have to be free as long the data is encrypted and relatively safe.

    Thanks for your help.
     

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  2. ws_volt
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 24, 2014


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    Scarchee, why, jp19770 and 8 others like this.
  3. rayzard
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 24, 2014


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  4. Darnell
    Jelly Bean May 24, 2014

  5. rayzard
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 24, 2014

    rayzard , May 24, 2014 :
    Texting isn't free though (unless you have unlimited texts), and what about group chats, and video sharing etc..
     

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  6. evilmititis
    Jelly Bean May 24, 2014


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  7. Younes Layachi
    Honeycomb May 24, 2014


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  8. Mathiascbn
    Gingerbread May 24, 2014


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  9. MyPhoneJustDied
    Honeycomb May 24, 2014

    MyPhoneJustDied , May 24, 2014 :
    Viber is from switzerland I think and also scanning the address book when being installed. I don't know how they are financing themselves. possibly by selling completed contact information? Is the texting encrypted? I used it quite a while ago, but their company appeared to be quite dodgy
     

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  10. kingburak61
    Gingerbread May 24, 2014

  11. wilmer
    Gingerbread May 24, 2014


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  12. caffeine
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 24, 2014

    caffeine , May 24, 2014 :
    There are some privacy oriented IM apps. I heard of Telegram for instance. But if all or most of your contacts use whatsapp, who are you gonna chat with on another service..
     

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  13. Protherius
    Honeycomb May 24, 2014


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  14. bigCITYbrown
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 24, 2014


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  15. moonwitch
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 24, 2014

    moonwitch , May 24, 2014 :
    I've used Telegram - it's pretty much a blue version of Whatsapp, but then fully free (not that I'd call Whatsapp "expensive"). I like both, so I do still have both installed.
     

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  16. sildebil
    Froyo May 24, 2014


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  17. Maxl
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 24, 2014


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  18. gimmeanopo
    Eclair May 24, 2014

    gimmeanopo , May 24, 2014 :
    Telegram. It's open source, you can send bigger files thsn WhatsApp and theres a secure message feature.
     

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  19. Kureen
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 24, 2014


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  20. keefedupa
    Gingerbread May 24, 2014


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