No network? No problem! Firechat is now in the Philippines!
MANILA, Philippines – FireChat is a free mobile app that works where other apps can’t: when there are no cell networks or Internet access.
How is that possible? The app uses the radios inside phones to let users connect to each other for free, via Bluetooth and direct Wi-Fi, without going through a telecom operator. The more people use it, the better it gets. When there is no Internet, for example at a music event, on the train, on a plane, or at a sports game, you can continue chatting and sharing pictures with the people around you. This is called “The Internet of Us”. It’s peer-to-peer networks gone mainstream, just like peer-to-peer to share music.
FireChat also lets users connect to Global Live Chats: live conversations between tens of thousands of users around any topic or ‘chat-tag’. For the Fight of the Century, the Inquirer has partnered with FireChat to allow users to share their emotions and show their support before, during and after the match. Users can also get exclusive live updates from the Inquirer’s correspondents in Vegas. To download FireChat, follow this link from your mobile: firech.at/PacMay
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