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Old 06-24-2014, 03:05 PM
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lowest bandwidth chat for smartphone

I'm trying to find out what the best chat app for smartphones - meaning lowest bandwidth. My brother is cycling all over - currently in Morocco - and his roaming was out of control, so he moved to a pre-paid, but they don't provide stats on data-usage, only minutes used - and data costs as well... so we're looking to find the lowest bandwidth chat app - any idea?

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I'm trying to find out what the best chat app for smartphones - meaning lowest bandwidth. My brother is cycling all over - currently in Morocco - and his roaming was out of control, so he moved to a pre-paid, but they don't provide stats on data-usage, only minutes used - and data costs as well... so we're looking to find the lowest bandwidth chat app - any idea?

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maybe that new app called "Yo"
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well he might not be in Morocco much longer - had his map + his cycle computer stolen so far... thieving b@st@rds...
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Whatsapp, by far, is the best solution for this. It barely uses any data. I just checked my data counter and I used under 20 mb and that's over a year and 20k messages.

I was in Cape Cod on Friday and Saturday and my buddy had a T-Mobile device. More often then not, his phone was stuck on GPRS and whatsapp worked fine. Nothing else would load. The rest of us had AT&T/VZW and LTE service the entire trip
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Whatsapp, by far, is the best solution for this. It barely uses any data. I just checked my data counter and I used under 20 mb and that's over a year and 20k messages.

I was in Cape Cod on Friday and Saturday and my buddy had a T-Mobile device. More often then not, his phone was stuck on GPRS and whatsapp worked fine. Nothing else would load. The rest of us had AT&T/VZW and LTE service the entire trip
thanks for that - I'll pass him the info... he's actually hopping between towns and finding wifi- he can rely on McDonalds for reliable wifi at least so far in Spain + Morocco.. that might change in Mauritania ...
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