• @XTornado@lemmy.ml
      link
      fedilink
      English
      26 months ago

      You paid??? What is this, a WinRAR equivalent flex? I just reinstalled or something like that can’t remember.

      • @Send_me_nude_girls@feddit.de
        link
        fedilink
        English
        36 months ago

        The app market was different back then. No real alternatives, not meta owned, I think I paid 1€. Nowadays I wouldn’t pay for any app other than a good Lemmy reader, I also use my phone for not much else anymore.

        • @XTornado@lemmy.ml
          link
          fedilink
          English
          0
          edit-2
          6 months ago

          Yeah but like I had WhatsApp back then and I simply reinstalled or something like that.

          Like it was like WinRAR more a suggestion than a strong requirement, there were ways to bypass it, start the 1 free year again or whatever it was called back then.

          There wasn’t a strong enforcement or validation.

          • @ExLisper@linux.community
            link
            fedilink
            English
            66 months ago

            WhatsApp original business plan was ‘use the app fro free for a year and than pay $1 per year’. I wouldn’t mind paying $1 per year for for an app without adds and respecting my privacy.