New Facebook Acquisition WhatsApp

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2014/02/20/the-other-big-winner-in-the-whatsapp-deal-your-wallet/?smid=tw-nytimes&

Don’t want to pay for texts…like ever? Facebook has just acquired WhatsApp so free texting under the FB umbrella is the new frontier. The overpriced carriers are not happy because some of then charge as much as 20 cents a text.

Now that I’ve got an unlocked smartphone I am not tethered to my previous carrier, Koodo and I’m not going to be happy in May paying 50 dollars a month for the base plan with long distance and data extra.

Here in Mexico, in what is know as a developing country TelCel sold me a new SIM card with a San Miquel number for 100 pesos and I have two months worth of phone coverage for another 100 pesos, less that twenty dollars in all.

What’s wrong with this picture and who’s making all the money NOB?

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