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Great new App to replace whatsapp.....



I stumbled across an app called Voxer.

Not sure how new it is, but it seems to be the flavour of the month.

Their website = http://voxer.com/index.html


It does everything whatsapp does but has the main feature of sending audio recordings.

It basically works like a walkie talkie.

Also you can go back a listen to the chat at various speeds.

Also if you turn on location services is uses a cool map system to show where your freinds sent the message from. Very useful when meeting up with somone, or lost in a music festival etc....


My entire phone book has now migrated to Voxer.


Try it out!!!!

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Old 28.02.2013, 12:03
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Re: Great new App to replace whatsapp.....

In summary (as for some reason their homepage is blocked here at work) it's the same as, say, Viber except you can't chat to the other person but instead send little recorded clips.

So, in effect, sending free voicemails around.
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Made me think of this...




Looks interesting!
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Old 28.02.2013, 12:09
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In summary (as for some reason their homepage is blocked here at work) it's the same as, say, Viber except you can't chat to the other person but instead send little recorded clips.

So, in effect, sending free voicemails around.


You can send text & pics just the same as Whatsapp, with a walkie talkie fuction added.

It works pretty much instantly, i used it for an hour last night instead of calling a mate who is in LA.


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Old 28.02.2013, 12:10
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Re: Great new App to replace whatsapp.....

Absolutely amazing app..!! That company has really worked hard to turn your phone in to walkie talkie.
F.Y.I; HeyTell does the same.
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Old 28.02.2013, 12:12
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You can send text & pics just the same as Whatsapp, with a walkie talkie fuction added.

It works pretty much instantly, i used it for an hour last night instead of calling a mate who is in LA.
Yo useem to be assuming folks know what 'whatsapp' is/was. I've never heard of it before. And why would you want 'pretty much instant' sound clips instead of just talking to someone?
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I stumbled across an app called Voxer.

Not sure how new it is, but it seems to be the flavour of the month.

Their website = http://voxer.com/index.html


It does everything whatsapp does but has the main feature of sending audio recordings.

It basically works like a walkie talkie.

Also you can go back a listen to the chat at various speeds.

Also if you turn on location services is uses a cool map system to show where your freinds sent the message from. Very useful when meeting up with somone, or lost in a music festival etc....


My entire phone book has now migrated to Voxer.


Try it out!!!!

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Why not just use Skype? you can use the cam too.
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Old 28.02.2013, 12:17
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Yo useem to be assuming folks know what 'whatsapp' is/was. I've never heard of it before.

Well if you dont know or dont use Whatsapp then this thread is not for you.


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And why would you want 'pretty much instant' sound clips instead of just talking to someone?
Its free.

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Old 28.02.2013, 12:18
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Re: Great new App to replace whatsapp.....

i use zello. it is fun and useful for a quick overseas hello, and it works mobile to pc which is useful for family members who dont have a smartphone.
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And why would you want 'pretty much instant' sound clips instead of just talking to someone?
Some like walkie talkie more

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Old 28.02.2013, 12:21
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You can send text & pics just the same as Whatsapp, with a walkie talkie fuction added.

It works pretty much instantly, i used it for an hour last night instead of calling a mate who is in LA.


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I don't use Whatsapp as it's no longer a free download (admittedly it is very cheap) so use Viber. Viber also can send location details (if you wish), texts and photos all for free. And voice calls (to other Viber members) worldwide for free (uses wifi or your data plan).

Unless you want a walkie talkie for some reason I don't see any advantage of changing from Viber (or Whatsapp).

Why I use Viber instead of Skype .. with Viber it registers your phone number. So if someone I know installs Vilber I simply use the Viber app to dial their phone number. No need to register an ID, no need to tell someone what your ID is, and (the best bit) no need to tell them to run Viber. Even if you aren't running it at all, your phone will ring if someone calls you using it (Viber will then load to alow you to answer the call).

However, unlike Skype, you can't use Viber to call non-Viber people. It's purely viber-to-viber only. Same as Whatsapp I believe.

VOIP is wonderful. I've saved loads being able to call my other half wherever I am in the world to wherever he is, so long as I'm in a place with Wifi (as I have no data plan).

And as Viber (and Skype and Whatsapp) is free for voice calls, I don't see why I should save zero and instead have to downgrade to "Hello, over!".
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Old 28.02.2013, 12:22
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Re: Great new App to replace whatsapp.....

i'm sure WA will integrate this functionality.

it is already in WeChat and others

WA can do it, but is clumsy (click attach file, then choose audio, then choose WA to record)

Someone showed me WeChat and it seemed to have a good implementation.
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Old 28.02.2013, 12:26
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Re: Great new App to replace whatsapp.....

i'm surprised how much i'm using this stuff now.

i use skype, voip and email with parents (which was a big surprise)
google hangouts to VC with a few friends
FB chat and WA to chat to friends

i think the more i use asynch comm tools, the less i use calls (already very little) as it seems so much more intrusive (VC's don't have this problem since you almost always arrange it in advance)

i figure if my parents manage to use skype and email now, everybody will be using these newfangled systems in the future.
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Old 28.02.2013, 20:13
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Re: Great new App to replace whatsapp.....

also discovered that FB has the voice facility too. a bit clumsy to get to it, but once there, the feature is easy to use. would be great if they replaced the stupid location button with the voice button.
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Re: Great new App to replace whatsapp.....

Alternatives to Whatsapp:

I'm on telegramme right now. It's exactly like whatsapp except you can't broadcast nor can you turn off the last seen time.

And yes, it was made by two Russians and yet they say they offer maximum privacy. Can't help but see the irony in that.

Edit: One feature it offers is a self-destruct secret chat. I'm assuming the message will self-destruct, not the phone or user.
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Re: Great new App to replace whatsapp.....

Viber is a fantastic app and free. You can call everybody in your phone book as long as they are online as well. There is an option to select all sms / call replies go through Viber free instead of a regular call / sms. Also if you don't have a data plan or want to restrict viber use over it then there is a setting so that Viber is used only when connected to a wifi connection. Has helped me save a lot
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