Chat,transfer photos, videos and heavy files without internet and zero data costs with hike direct

by October 29, 2015 0 comments

hike messenger, recently launched, hike direct, which allows users to chat, exchange stickers, transfer photos, videos and heavy files of any type and without internet, with zero data costs is picking up rapidly across India.

hike direct allows mobile phones to connect with one another directly within a 100 meter radius completely by passing the telecom networks. Users can then chat and share files directly up to a speed of 40Mbps with very low latency, which is comparable if not better than 4G speeds promised by telecom companies today. For example, exchanging 100MB of data would take less than 10 seconds on hike direct, more importantly without incurring any data charges.

To use hike direct, users simply need to open a chat with a friend and choose Hike Direct from the 3 dot menu on top right of the screen and hike does the rest. Hike automatically pairs up with the other phone and lets you chat and share files with your friends without the internet.

 Users can get this feature by upgrading to the latest version of hike, version 4.0.6 and above, which is available free on the Google Play Store starting today. Hike Direct on iOS, Windows to follow next year.

Since its launch less than 3 weeks ago,  a total of 5 Crore MB of data has been transferred with users sharing approximately have shared 180 MB data per day on hike direct, which is a potential saving in data costs of approximately Rs. 2000 per month per user. The upsurge of file and data exchange highlight the latent need of the market and consumers, the launch of hike direct has propelled the category usage and expansion.

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