• XTornado@lemmy.ml
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    9 months ago

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

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      9 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.

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        9 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.

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          9 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.