WhatsApp to carry voice
Mobile messaging service WhatsApp says it hopes to increase its customer base to two billion after announcing it will be offering free phone calls to its users from as early as April.
The announcement came just a week after the California-based company, which has 465 million users, confirmed it is to be acquired by Facebook in a deal said to be worth £11bn.
This could be a great benefit to customers who make international calls as these will be carried as data.
Jan Koum, the co-founder and chief executive of WhatsApp said that the WhatsApp voice product would 'focus on simplicity' as it has with its text-based messaging service.