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  1. bionicgt's Avatar
    Omg I'm so embarrassed!!! My friend just bought a Lumia phone and he called me asking to get whatsapp and I'm like ... You cant. Whatsapp is having troubles with it and so far coming soon is all we get
    I'm so damn embarrassed!! This must be a joke really

    Sent from my Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    05-28-2014 03:49 PM
  2. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    And please guys stop blaming Belfiore or the Platform... When a HIKE, TELEGRAM, WECHAT, AND LINE with as good as they do on Android or iOS, then i believe its the failure of WhatsApp team and not Mr. Belfiore and team...
    Some people are blind, and tend to extrapolate the Whatsapp situation with all the ecosystem (and I'm sure we have some trolls here and there).

    I'm using Hike, Telegram and Line, and all of them are good apps, all of them works fine, some of them works better than Whatsapp.

    If the platform is the issue... How developers as Rudy Huyn have done great apps for Windows Phone, better than iOS and Android versions, without the backup of Facebook or another big company?

    The platform is ok, it is not the issue.
    05-28-2014 03:54 PM
  3. Omar 11's Avatar
    Anyone noticed that
    1: when your phone is plugged into the pc whatsapp won't work.
    2 with headphones in and you open whatsapp you get like a white noise sound?
    When connecting to PC it doesn't work I've noticed this

    But I didn't notice any sound while using the headset
    05-28-2014 04:02 PM
  4. Dexter505's Avatar
    Omg I'm so embarrassed!!! My friend just bought a Lumia phone and he called me asking to get whatsapp and I'm like ... You cant. Whatsapp is having troubles with it and so far coming soon is all we get
    I'm so damn embarrassed!! This must be a joke really

    Sent from my Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    My sister is mad that I recommended that she bought a lumia 520 and she can't get whatsapp.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
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    05-28-2014 04:12 PM
  5. patrikmore's Avatar
    What the hell people!!! Where is this discussion going!!! I don't think this is the place for users to speculate what's going on on the Developers minds or why they wanna switch to another platform...

    I talk to selected group of people on WhatsApp, all i had to do was put my WhatsApp Status as "Switching to Hike, just loving it..." Within hours all my daily contacts were there on Hike... If your sons, daughters, family or friends can't install an extra app for you then its damn funny a situation... Hike, WeChat, Line, Telegram, all are free! Why don't invite your friends!!! Whatever be the case, you people wana switch platform feel free to do, why eating this Thread! It's here to discuss WhatsApp ISSUES, not to suggest you people what OS to switch to...

    Until few days ago people were complaining and asking ETAs, that's ok but why suddenly discussing about platforms! God i don't believe some people are so dependent on a particular app when there are 100 alternatives...

    Suddenly WhatsApp servers die for a day, i guess half of you would commit suicide...

    And please guys stop blaming Belfiore or the Platform... When a HIKE, TELEGRAM, WECHAT, AND LINE with as good as they do on Android or iOS, then i believe its the failure of WhatsApp team and not Mr. Belfiore and team...
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    Don't like your view. Don't agree at all. Around me everybody owns something else than a windows phone. As I said, it is to me to adapt.
    So give us a beta, an old app, whatever, and this discussion will be over.
    By the way, before my cellphone was sent to repair, whatsapp was working perfectly on my windows phone.
    A bit striky to pull out the app from the store. Whatsapp, MS or Facebook, together please, get rid of this issue or I'll get rid of my windows phone.
    05-28-2014 04:32 PM
  6. a5cent's Avatar
    My sister is mad that I recommended that she bought a lumia 520 and she can't get whatsapp.
    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
    Yeah, that sucks. I recommended WP to a friend who bought a 720 two weeks prior to WA being unpublished. I'm soooo glad that happened afterwards and she already has WA installed. I'd be taking a lot of heat otherwise right now. Feel for ya!

    If we really want to get WA's attention, tweeting Belfiore is probably of little to no use. I'd have said poking WA is a good idea, but they have apparently mastered that art of ignoring WP users. The only way to really get their attention would be a mass switch to a competing app, like Telegram. IMHO that is the best option, as such a move is beneficial to everyone, not just us WP folk:
    • very good encryption technology
    • based in Germany, a country that still takes consumer protection and privacy seriously
    • fast and reliable on all platforms
    • similar enough to WhatsApp to make it an easy sell to those who still like WhatsApp
    • independent of Facebook... another advertiser that I and many others would rather be without... not to mention that Facebook has also become uncool, which is always a good way to motivate the youth to switch.


    I've started the effort.
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    05-28-2014 04:45 PM
  7. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    Omg I'm so embarrassed!!! My friend just bought a Lumia phone and he called me asking to get whatsapp and I'm like ... You cant. Whatsapp is having troubles with it and so far coming soon is all we get
    I'm so damn embarrassed!! This must be a joke really

    Sent from my Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    I know that feeling lol.. Sux
    05-28-2014 04:45 PM
  8. spazzmeister's Avatar
    WhatsApp doesn't need WP. So either convince your mates to use Telegram or switch to Android/iOS. Good thing I gave my brother my 925 before this happened. Told him not to reset his phone until this issue plays out. No WhatsApp, no WP growth.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
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    05-28-2014 04:51 PM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    The only way to really get their attention would be a mass switch to a competing app, like Telegram.
    But would they care? It would be relatively few users. I'm sure they're well aware of the potential impact on their user base.

    It seems that Whatsapp is planning to get A LOT bigger.
    05-28-2014 05:00 PM
  10. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    WP doesn't need WP, but they are losing money, or not getting that money. I'm sure that Blackberry (or Nokia Asha) userbase is smaller than Windows Phone userbase.
    05-28-2014 05:07 PM
  11. David P2's Avatar
    Correct. In some countries at least (names of which escape me) - WP8 has a higher userbase than BB.
    05-28-2014 05:10 PM
  12. spazzmeister's Avatar
    WP doesn't need WP, but they are losing money, or not getting that money. I'm sure that Blackberry (or Nokia Asha) userbase is smaller than Windows Phone userbase.
    Half a billion users. They can lose 10 million, no biggie. People will buy Ashas/BB/any half baked OS. This app is a deal-breaker. I think salespeople will straight up tell customers that there is no whatsapp, but this android instead...

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    05-28-2014 05:14 PM
  13. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    Correct. In some countries at least (names of which escape me) - WP8 has a higher userbase than BB.
    In a lot of countries, even USA. BB is not in the third place since months ago.

    Half a billion users. They can lose 10 million, no biggie. People will buy Ashas/BB/any half baked OS. This app is a deal-breaker. I think salespeople will straight up tell customers that there is no whatsapp, but this android instead...

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    Not all people will buy another phone, some will live without WA, some pleople will wait, etc.
    05-28-2014 05:20 PM
  14. sisqo88's Avatar
    Anyone noticed that
    1: when your phone is plugged into the pc whatsapp won't work.
    2 with headphones in and you open whatsapp you get like a white noise sound?
    What phone do you got, one with an micro SD slot? and have you install the application on the SD card? Maybe this cause the problem if you connect the phone to the PC.
    The noise sound is a bug in WhatsApp you can hear it on your loudspeakers too just open a chat and hold the loudspeaker to your ear you will hear the noise too.
    05-28-2014 05:20 PM
  15. a5cent's Avatar
    But would they care? It would be relatively few users. I'm sure they're well aware of the potential impact on their user base.

    It seems that Whatsapp is planning to get A LOT bigger.
    Well, no, but you are talking about reality, while I was thinking of a hypothetical situation where the WP user base would switch as the result of an organized effort to protest WA's efforts on WP. The chances of that happening are very small to none existent, unfortunately, and WhatsApp knows that too, so they have little to worry about.

    However, get just a fourth of the WP userbase to ditch WhatsApp and push their family and friends to install Telegram (easily 50 million people), thereby helping Telegram to overcome the biggest obstacle of just getting installed on peoples smartphones, and you'd have instant reaction from WhatsApp.

    Half a billion users. They can lose 10 million, no biggie.
    Losing 10 million is not a problem. The danger is all the people those 10 million communicate with installing an alternative messenger app, particularly if they all choose the same alternative (say Telegram). That eliminates a huge barrier that currently protects WhatsApp.

    Add to that the fact that Telegram is objectively better on all platforms, and you've got yourself a situation you don't want to be in after paying over 10 billion for WhatsApp.
    05-28-2014 05:33 PM
  16. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be just lovely if you woke up tomorrow and find a brand new WhatsApp ready to be downloaded?

    *sigh*...
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    05-28-2014 05:43 PM
  17. patrikmore's Avatar
    Very clever reasoning. The problem is that WP users are very few. It is more likely they had to switch to another platform, that is to say, to another phone.
    05-28-2014 05:45 PM
  18. Rahul Mishra2's Avatar
    even my GF started making fun of me... :(
    05-28-2014 05:48 PM
  19. patrikmore's Avatar
    My jobmates, my wife, my daughters are making fun of me... (the only one with WP)
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    05-28-2014 05:49 PM
  20. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    Very clever reasoning. The problem is that WP users are very few. It is more likely they had to switch to another platform, that is to say, to another phone.
    Not all WP users are losing WA, I have WA installed on my Lumia 920.

    You are acting like if all WP userbase can't use Whatsapp.

    EDIT: Lol with last comments... seriusly, losing Whastapp is not the end of the world, my first Windows Phone was a Lumia 710 and Whastapp was not there.
    05-28-2014 05:52 PM
  21. David P2's Avatar
    Agreed... I have it on my 620 still. If it doesn't come back - no biggie... I'll just find something else to use.
    05-28-2014 06:02 PM
  22. patrikmore's Avatar
    Agreed... I have it on my 620 still. If it doesn't come back - no biggie... I'll just find something else to use.
    You can do it if you are alone in the world, but if you have to connect with hundreds of users already in one net... It's like not having internet.
    05-28-2014 06:08 PM
  23. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    but if you have to connect with hundreds of users already in one net...
    Do you really need?? what about something called "facebook"? if you need to connect to "hundred of users" and you don't have a facebook account... well...

    EDIT: It is funny how some people tend to exagerate things, really... are there people who need to connect with hundred of persons? are you sure Whastapp is the right tool for that?
    05-28-2014 06:15 PM
  24. a5cent's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be just lovely if you woke up tomorrow and find a brand new WhatsApp ready to be downloaded?

    *sigh*...
    I'd rather wake up tomorrow and find everyone using Telegram. Far better dream...
    05-28-2014 06:24 PM
  25. Dexter505's Avatar
    I'd rather wake up tomorrow and find everyone using Telegram. Far better dream...
    Let's be realistic. That isn't going to happen. Whatsapp has how many users? Is it a half billion? The world population is about 7 billion. How many are smart phone users? Whatsapp is much easier to use than the fb and Skype which requires the user to have an account setup. The only other software I found comparable is viber. I don't want to install all of these different apps people keep mentioning. The world decided that Whatsapp is their favorite messaging app for smartphones. They captured the market by just making it simple. Skype is going to become less popular once Whatsapp introduces video chat.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
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    05-28-2014 07:05 PM
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