WhatsApp users are making more than 100 million calls a day using VoIP

WhatsApp users are making more than 100 million calls a day using VoIP
WhatsApp users are making plenty of phone calls using the messaging app. Would you believe that more than 100 million calls a day originate from the app? Our math skills might not be what they once were, but we can tell you that this works out to 1100 calls per second. There goes another 1100 calls. And another. And another. You get the picture by now.

Two of the app's largest markets are India and Brazil, where the ability to make these VoIP calls are a big draw. In India, 95% of smartphone users are employing WhatsApp, and in Brazil that figure is 94%. Those worried about running through their data can use a setting in the app that lowers the quality of the call by reducing bandwidth consumption. The calling feature does work on 4G LTE, 3G and 2G pipelines.

WhatsApp has over 1 billion users globally. Facebook closed on its purchase of the messaging app in October, 2014. By the time the deal was finalized, the value of the transaction exceeded $21 billion.

source: AndroidCentral



1. khurram87

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

What's Whatsapp calling? I live in the UAE...

3. kaintae

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

it's been blocked by the telecom authority

6. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

you can use VPN to bypass it...

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Whatsapp calling is tad slow here...I have to say "hello" a dozen times before I realize the person at the other end has heard me. FB calling is much better.

4. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Works really good.

5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

In the US have not encountered any issues via WIFI. In fact, sometimes sounds better than a carrier based call. I specially use it to send pics and videos to friends to save on data.

7. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Excellent call quality, clear as the normal call... It will be a huge dent to telecom networks...

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