At first, I didn’t like people calling me with WhatsApp. I always see the caller as a free loader who got hold of free Wi-Fi. Later; since I need to be polite to my caller, I started picking it. It is now clearer than before. Then I did my research and discover the reasons why everybody should be using it.
1. You can speak freely.
WhatsApp Calling lets you talk to your friends and family, even if they’re in another country. Just like your messages, WhatsApp calls are end-to-end encrypted so WhatsApp and third parties can’t listen to them. Culled this from WhatsApp website
Third parties like government and NASA cannot listen to you. This is free from Big Brother snooping.
2. It is cheaper than cell phone calling.
Here in South Africa, it cost you only $0.53 a month to make unlimited calls if you are using Cell C. You can call any countries as much as you like. Whereas if you are using a cell phone ; like MTN to call Nigeria, you pay $0.03 per minutes and is deeply discounted.
Let quickly do the math. If you make 200 minutes call to Nigeria in a month it will cost you $6 while WhatsApp calling on Cell C’s WhatsApp bundle, cost you $0.53 no matter how many times.
3. It saves you from typing while driving.
Texting and driving claim more life now than driving while drunk.
I got this statistic from www.edgarsnyder.com
1. 11 teens die every day as a result of texting while driving.
2. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
3. 21% of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their cell phones.
With WhatsApp calling it makes driving easier and safer.
It is also good for people; who hate typing or lazy to type. You will just dial and call your friend.