Whats App for the Derby?

chicagomike

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Hey all...I have used a phone application in the past for other team events called What’s App. Simply install it on your phone and then we can create a communication group that’s easy to follow. It would be good for meeting up, informing others about matches, general banter, and horse play. Let me know who is interested and as long as I have your phone number I can include you in the group.
 

NH Steve

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What about Discord? I'm not familiar with whatsapp but we already have a discord group for onepocket.org, and I believe we could specifically tailor one to DCC...

cincy? <--- plus he knows the software really well :D
 

NH Steve

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I just googled whatsapp and now that I look at it, and this might be an issue with discord too -- I'm thinking they mainly rely on internet/wifi -- which frankly stinks at DCC in the tournament/action room areas. As a casino, the Horseshoe does not want you on the internet that much, because they must see it as a distraction from spending money at their casino :D They even charge for it in the hotel -- something like 10 or 15 a night!

But an exchange of cell numbers for texting at the very least is a good idea. Even cell signal is not that strong there (or at least has not been in prior years) -- but there is usually enough for text messages. I often go to the top of the escalators next to the rotunda for phone calls because I usually get 2 bars there lol.
 

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WhatsApp works with wifi or data, but if the signals are weak, it should still work like text. WhatsApp also allows you to make voice calls using wifi or data. It works great overseas and should even work in Indiana. Wish I was going to be able to join you all...and win all your money!!

Happy 2019 one pocketeers!
 

chicagomike

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WhatsApp works with wifi or data, but if the signals are weak, it should still work like text. WhatsApp also allows you to make voice calls using wifi or data. It works great overseas and should even work in Indiana. Wish I was going to be able to join you all...and win all your money!!

Happy 2019 one pocketeers!
I used it with my wife when she was in Africa last year. It worked wonderfully for the long distance calls. Pretty amazing.
 

chicagomike

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I just googled whatsapp and now that I look at it, and this might be an issue with discord too -- I'm thinking they mainly rely on internet/wifi -- which frankly stinks at DCC in the tournament/action room areas. As a casino, the Horseshoe does not want you on the internet that much, because they must see it as a distraction from spending money at their casino :D They even charge for it in the hotel -- something like 10 or 15 a night!

But an exchange of cell numbers for texting at the very least is a good idea. Even cell signal is not that strong there (or at least has not been in prior years) -- but there is usually enough for text messages. I often go to the top of the escalators next to the rotunda for phone calls because I usually get 2 bars there lol.
I'll put the group together and we can try it...i'm hoping for some measure of success.
 

rnewkirk

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Mike, Put my phone # in the group. I would very much like to keep up with our members at DCC.

If I am not in a match or gambling, I would like to sweat others action.

Where, or how, do I download app ?
 

chicagomike

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Mike, Put my phone # in the group. I would very much like to keep up with our members at DCC.

If I am not in a match or gambling, I would like to sweat others action.

Where, or how, do I download app ?
Sounds good Robert! If you have a smart phone you would go to your App Store to download it. It’s called WhatsApp
 

chicagomike

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Mike, Put my phone # in the group. I would very much like to keep up with our members at DCC.

If I am not in a match or gambling, I would like to sweat others action.

Where, or how, do I download app ?
PM me your phone number if you would like. I do not have it.
 

chicagomike

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Reminder that if any DCC attendees want to be included in the group mobile communication please let me know and PM your phone number...I will be putting together the group in the next day or two. Make sure you have Whatsapp downloaded onto your phone or mobile device.
 

NH Steve

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I think you have mine already and I now have WhatsApp on my phone too -- although I haven't tried it yet lol
 

cincy_kid

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I have my number in the text thread we have set up from last derby or 2 derbys ago, lol...

Will we be using that at all or do I need to download yet another app?
 

chicagomike

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I have my number in the text thread we have set up from last derby or 2 derbys ago, lol...

Will we be using that at all or do I need to download yet another app?
We are going to try the app...it’s just cleaner I think.
 

chicagomike

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Newkirk I need your phone number to add you...or perhaps someone else can share his number to add. PM please.
 
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