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WhatsApp Will Charge $.99 Yearly Fee on iPhone Too

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Those new to WhatsApp on iOS will be charged $0.99 a year, much like Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone users.

iOS WhatsApp users will be transitioning to the financial model that the app already uses on Blackberry, Android, and Windows Phones. Previously, iPhone users needed only to pay the one-time upfront fee of $0.99 for the app and could use it thereafter free of charge. However, WhatsApp's announced that it will now be available to download for free via the App Store. WhatsApp iOS users will now pay $0.99 per year of use, much like users on all other mobile platforms.

However, nothing is going to change for current iPhone users. Those who have already purchased the app will remain on the current financial model and will not be charged the $0.99 per year fee for the app.

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    __-_-_-__ , July 17, 2013 2:30 PM
    fortunately there's a ton of free and better alternatives. only morons will buy it.
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    invlem , July 17, 2013 4:03 PM
    I'm quite happy with whatsapp... a dollar a year isn't exactly an unreasonable amount to ask... considering its ad-free which many of the other 'free' apps are not...

    I'd rather pay a buck a year than deal with adverts.
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    StarBound , July 17, 2013 4:04 PM
    I was under the impression that they could charge $1 every year if they needed even from those that got the app earlier?
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    whimseh , July 17, 2013 7:10 PM
    Never heard of it.
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    burnneck , July 17, 2013 7:19 PM
    Well they already lost me to viber, so good luck with their .99 charge. I sincerely wish them all the best. Viber has barely any advert to none at all.
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    whimseh , July 17, 2013 7:23 PM
    Never heard of it.
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    L0tus , July 18, 2013 1:55 AM
    Gotta love folks who know nothing about the article subject matter and then proceed to state their obvious ignorance for the mere sake of it. Productive.
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