WhatsApp

Is it time to abandon WhatsApp and switch to Signal, Telegram?
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Is it time to abandon WhatsApp and switch to Signal, Telegram?

January 13th, 2021 | by Alfred Siew
WhatsApp is learning that you can lose customers as fast as you win them virally, thanks to privacy concerns on its new usage...
Circles.Life offers unlimited mobile data add-on for S$3 a day
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Circles.Life offers unlimited mobile data add-on for S$3 a day

March 2nd, 2018 | by Wilson Wong
Circles.Life's unlimited mobile data add-on goes for S$3 a day, as it becomes the latest mobile operator to provide such buffet-style...
SingTel: no plans to charge consumers separately for WhatsApp
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SingTel: no plans to charge consumers separately for WhatsApp

February 28th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel has clarified that it has no plans for now to charge consumers separately for using the WhatsApp service, as well as for other so-called over-the-top services that make use of the Internet connection it...
Commentary: SingTel wants WhatsApp and Skype to pay
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Commentary: SingTel wants WhatsApp and Skype to pay

February 26th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
When people stop using their networks because of high cost or a lack of great content, telcos will have the dumbest pipe all to...
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SingTel offers WhatsApp service, while StarHub sells voice-centric plans to keep users

August 6th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore’s two largest telecom operators seem to be going down different routes, as they come up to a crossroads that is challenging the industry...
WeChat tops download charts in Singapore after TV commercial debut
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WeChat tops download charts in Singapore after TV commercial debut

May 23rd, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
Nimbuzz may not think much of television commercials at the moment, but it seems to be getting WeChat a fair bit of traction here in Singapore and the region. A month after the China-based instant messaging app made its debut on...
Q&A: the state of mobile instant messaging according to Nimbuzz
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Q&A: the state of mobile instant messaging according to Nimbuzz

May 17th, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
Millions of messages fly above our heads every second, each one akin to a grenade lobbed into an instant messaging (IM) competitor’s camp. Although WhatsApp remains the most popular mobile IM client in Singapore, other...
Commentary: SingTel and StarHub to challenge WhatsApp? Can they?
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Commentary: SingTel and StarHub to challenge WhatsApp? Can they?

February 21st, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Once the biggest fish in a pond, today’s telecom operators often find themselves out at sea, facing much bigger...