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[Amazon.ca] Facebook Portal $109.00

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[Amazon.ca] Facebook Portal $109.00

Just got one for my mom. Planning to just create a simple Facebook profile just to use for video calling.
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Combining 2 of the most privacy busting entities in the world, Facebook and Alexa, this is going to be the winning combinations (for commercial companies, that is. Not for you) :rolleyes:
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Got one, but decided to go for the portal plus. Love the design. This is perfect for older ppl, got this for my mom.
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yuan23 wrote: Just got one for my mom. Planning to just create a simple Facebook profile just to use for video calling.
I too just setup a cheap Altacel tablet with just WhatsApp and taught my elderly mother to video chat family back home in Poland, disabling everything else & as much as I hate FB, WhatsApp has been great for her keeping in touch so I pulled the trigger on this deal. Apparently WhatsApp video calling will be enabled on it in the fall (FB messenger will do for now) and the smart camera is great as I played around with the Portal last year while in a US BestBuy. I wont get one for myself, but using it just for WhatsApp/FB video chatting for non-techy grandparents it could do the trick; worse comes to worse i don't think Ill have an issue selling it as it is still $199 in the US.
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All your cellphones can already do this.
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xblackdemonx wrote: All your cellphones can already do this.
It’s the camera that made me buy it. And for $109.00 worth a try. Personally I wouldn’t login my personal account and just make a new account for my mom strictly for calling.

Black color is back to $269 now. If people want to protect they’re privacy, better stay offline.
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I was on the fence thinking whether i'll really need this or not, but for $100 i'll bite and get it as a toy to fool around with.
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xblackdemonx wrote: All your cellphones can already do this.
Lol man, the amount of times i'll talk about something around my phone or type into whatsapp and just 'randomly' starts showing ads about it.. then they say nah phones can't do that
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Thanks, got one. The camera and the addition of whatsapp calling is what got me.
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yuan23 wrote: It’s the camera that made me buy it. And for $109.00 worth a try. Personally I wouldn’t login my personal account and just make a new account for my mom strictly for calling.

Black color is back to $269 now. If people want to protect they’re privacy, better stay offline.
I have too many smart devices already, so I'll abstain from buying this. That said, I agree 100% about the camera - the tracking is a killer feature. This is a great price, especially considering it's a 10 inch display.
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I decided to cancel my order, Facebook had originally mentioned that the potal & portal+ will be officially released in Canada and Europe in June 2019, so for that reason I do not have much confidence of them supporting WhatsApp video calling my Fall as they had originally announced. So "sitting on" this device for a few months until WhatsApp is maybe suppoted is no longer worth it for me. I like the smart camera, but I would only get this for WhatsApp video calling for my mom, will pass for now.

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