WhatsApp for iOS moves to yearly subscription model

WhatsApp for iOS moves to yearly subscription model
For a while now, iOS users have had something of a deal for WhatsApp. Whereas on Android, the app was free, but came with a 99 cents per year subscription fee; iOS users had to pay 99 cents for the app, but there was no cost after that. Well, that has changed, and WhatsApp for iOS is moving to a yearly subscription model.

Of course, as with the Android version of the app, downloading it will get you a year free before you have to start paying the annual subscription. So, what this really means is that WhatsApp is now free for iOS users, and you get a one-year trial. Although, calling it a trial probably isn't quite right, since after a year, you'll have either uninstalled the app or are completely hooked. 

Given that WhatsApp recently announced 250 million users, it seems quite a few are getting hooked. 



1. Android-Boxer

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

It's not that bad! On android it costs only $0.99 for a year! So speaking honestly, i've never ever purchased an app on play store.. But when my trial period ends, I'll be paying whatsapp on a year module.. Come on! For us in Sri lanka, it costs $1 for 434 messages via phone carrier.. So whatsapp is way more cheaper and the best! Thumbs up for their awesome service!

2. Gawain

Posts: 441; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

Seeing as how they're committed to an ad free environment, 99-cents a year is perfectly acceptable.

3. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

99 hmm millions of users = millions of $$$ yearly hmm I need to make a Wichapp

4. rabih_z

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

for the return im getting from whatsapp 1$/year is nothing. i used to pay a lot more (25$/month) every month for my Black berry service...

5. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

99c (69p for us in the UK) a year is more than fair in my opinion. But for those who already bought the app, does that count towards one years purchase??

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