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WhatsApp Updated: Location Sharing and Contact Sharing

**edit** Jan.25/10—The WhatsApp team along with myself plus some others (including Rogers) have fixed this problem! The app now works perfectly over 3G for Rogers/Fido users!

There are some iPhone apps that are just awesome. One of those is WhatsApp, an iPhone to iPhone messaging system that takes full advantage of Push Notifications. We reviewed WhatsApp vs Ping! previously, and it’s now clear that WhatsApp is the winner (I’m glad I managed to snag it when it was free!).

WhatsApp 2.5 Update Brings Location Sharing and Contact Sharing

WhatsApp has recently been updated to version 2.5. This update brings the ability to share your location and contacts within your message chats. These new features are awesome and do come in very handy. I was able to test these perfectly over WiFi. But…

WhatsApp 2.5 Now Does Not Works Over 3G on Rogers/Fido!

When I tried launching WhatsApp over 3G, I ran into an error. Initially, I thought the current update had caused the WhatsApp servers to go down, but the WhatsApp team quickly responded that it was the Rogers network that caused the problem (gee, what a surprise?!).

Some users have been able to get WhatsApp working over Rogers/Fido on 3G, but most people haven’t. I’ve been working directly with the WhatsApp team testing some updated versions to ensure that 2.5.1 will fix this bug! Kudos for the WhatsApp team for quickly responding via twitter and I’m happy to help them troubleshoot since I use WhatsApp all the time. Kudos to the WhatsApp team for addressing this issue so quickly!

Are you on Rogers/Fido? Does the WhatsApp 2.5 update work for you?

Tell us where you are, and what network you’re with. It doesn’t work here in Vancouver!

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  • rorypiper

    I've heard so much about this app, it's about time I give it a try! Hope they can fix the Rogers issue.

  • Dusty

    I think I'll give this app a try too! Let's hope 3G works though and if not, well hopefully they can get this problem with Robbers fixed :)

  • groan

    has anyone tested it on the bell network?
    I'll download it but i dont know anyone else on the bell network.

  • ahild

    I'm on Rogers/Fido in Winnipeg and I have not been able to use the app over 3G. Just Wifi. Any idea when they'll have an update? This is a great app when it works.

  • ben

    working in mtl :)

  • nosnoop

    In the “What's New” for 2.5, they clearly stated that Do NOT update if you are Rogers/Fido users.
    Better to wait for a fixed version first.

  • Drew

    I've got Whatsapp 2.5 on an iPhone 3GS on Rogers network, living in Kelowna, BC. messaging, push notifications, everything works fine both on Wifi and on Rogers 3G network.

  • gtoribio

    I am in the Toronto area and 2.5 seems to work for me over 3G and WiFi.

  • roadcarver

    My cousin has an Iphone 3G with Rogers and apparently it is working. I'm not going to install it until the Rogers' fixed is available :p

  • Steph

    I upgraded to 2.5 and I am with Rogers, Canada. No problems here. Works perfectly fine. I hope I don't jinx myself.

  • gtoribio

    I am in the Toronto area and 2.5 seems to work for me over 3G and WiFi.

  • roadcarver

    My cousin has an Iphone 3G with Rogers and apparently it is working. I'm not going to install it until the Rogers' fixed is available :p

  • Steph

    I upgraded to 2.5 and I am with Rogers, Canada. No problems here. Works perfectly fine. I hope I don't jinx myself.

  • Manny_panag

    whatapp messenger crashs when launching
    anybody help please!!!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Delete and reinstall

  • Manny_panag

    ya i tried several times but still won't work!!

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  • itsjenns

    Hi. Instant messaging is part of my plan. So bbm, msn messenger and things like that are free for me. Will this app work like that because I don’t have a data plan with rogers. Just unlimited instant messaging.