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“And with the government’s project to provide free Wi-Fi in underserved areas of the country, it will be interesting to see how these statistics and behaviors change over the next few years.” Another capability worth exploring for telcos is mobile payment.
Across the Southeast Asian countries polled, majority of respondents are willing to use mobile-based, in-store payment solutions – in the Philippines, 62 percent of respondents are willing to give it a try – but these respondents say there is a lack of availability of such solutions, and when it is available, it entails slower processing times compared to cash or credit card transactions.
In fact, more than one out of three people in the country uses Viber, according to If you haven’t heard of Viber, then it features everything you’d expect from other free messaging apps such as instant messaging, video calls, and group chats.
But one of its claims to fame, and one of its sources of revenue, is its endless collection of stickers.
In the Philippines, there was a drop in respondents who are satisfied with their internet speeds – from 49 percent in 2014 to 39 percent in 2015; not surprising considering the country reportedly has the second slowest internet speed in the Asia Pacific region.
While it’s a messaging app at its core, We Chat also has a social media component to it as the app enables users to meet and discover new people online.Eighty-two percent of Filipino respondents said they use Wi-Fi at home, in the workplace, or their place of study; only 25 percent of Filipino respondents use Wi-Fi in public places.“Again, there’s an opportunity here for telecom operators to monetize Wi-Fi for consumers on public transport facilities,” says Navarro.The same report that said Filipinos spent the longest amount of time online in the world, While Messenger has constantly updated its app with new features to provide a fresh experience—in the past couple of months it added an undo feature, a reply button, and dark mode—it’s not the be-all and end-all of free messaging apps.Here, we list 10 other free messaging apps you can check out if you’re looking for a change of pace.