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WhatsApp says to allow free voice calls by mid-year

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Feb
2014

Fresh from a $19-billion (14-billion-euro) takeover by Facebook, mobile messaging service WhatsApp said Monday it will launch free voice calls by mid-year. The introduction of free calls, revealed on the opening day of the four-day World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain, would match rival application Vibers similar offering. We are going to introduce voice on WhatsApp in the second quarter of this year, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum said. Facebook, whose 29-year-old billionaire creator Mark Zuckerberg was the star speaker on the opening day of the industry fair, announced a stock and cash purchase of WhatsApp on Wednesday.

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