sayHola is all-in-one cyber-secure private communications system incorporating voice, video, conferencing, messaging, social, sales, blogging, and blockchain into a phone app. And, with a whole lot of bells and whistles.
What is sayHola?
Why with so many chatapps why was sayHola built?
sayHola was built because we felt the communications systems available were just not offering the services we needed and the privacy we all deserve. We wanted total cyber-privacy, multi-person conference capability, quality video chat, cloud computing and the ability to send and receive files, documents, and data. We also wanted to be available on sayHola without everyone knowing we were – and that’s basic privacy! What we eventually came up with exceeded our expectations so much so that we were willing to share it with our global customers, governments, and the public.
How does Hola pay for Services?
sayHola operates a fully encrypted system that costs money to run. We offer a basic system that is free to use. sayHola also offers a premium system which pays the costs of running the company including wages, rents, hardware, software, upgrades, electricity and security and more.
How much cloud or phone storage does the Hola app need?
It all depends on how much content you send monthly. The high end user consumes roughly 1000MB of storage space annually. If you’re a premium subscriber we have you covered as we provide 1 GB of secure cloud storage.
I use another app because it has free data with my carrier, how much data does Hola use?
Great question, the following is a screen shot of a high end user.
You can simply access your current app usage by going to the apps data and storage usage.
This particular app shows 23,277 messages sent in one year at a total of 151.5 MB divide by 12 months would be 12.63 MB per month. Not much usage for text
The app shows 711.5 MB of media, meaning calls, voice, video and photos. That’s 59.29MB per month.
You can expect a high end user needing less than 100 MB of internet usage for an entire month. Not much for such a highly used app feature.
Is sayHola free to use?
Though we offer a free version with less features, truly nothing is free. Nothing. We always say follow the money. If someone is offering a service for free we ask, how is that possible? It is NOT. When big firms team up on social media offering free services we question their motives. Our Blog may offer some clues to how they operate for “FREE”.
Is sayHola restricting use in certain countries?
sayHola does not compromise on security. If we face encouragement to divulge code we will do the right thing and always protect our services and our users.
Where is sayHola based?
The sayHola Development Team is not based in a particular country but rather our Development Team of ‘texperts’ are based in multiple countries connected through our common goals. This diaspora allows our functionality to continue regardless of outside pressures.
Who is sayHola?
sayHola is everyone that values personal and business privacy and security when engaging in any type of interaction over a mobile communications system.
What is tru-privacy?
When you join sayHola communications you enter certain information specific to opening an account. Note: sayHola does not sell, rent, lease, bundle, or otherwise distribute any of your information in any way to any party. Your information is always private.
With Tru-Privacy does sayHola connect to Social Media?
Outside of sayHola Social Space, sayHola does not hook or API to any social apps. We don’t even allow you to signup or register with social media. This guarantees that your content is never shared.
What do you mean when you say your service is more secure than other app?
Our meaning of Security covers a multitude of options like, encryption, private keys and storage of data. For encryption, firstly you need to know whether the app you are using even has encryption, then it’s a matter of turning it on (believe it or not, some say they have it and only have it on the secret chat). With HOLA this feature is already on and active and only decrypted with the apps private key itself. This private key is local and only belongs to you.
As-to Private Keys, we do not store them within the cloud network. Most chat providers maintain individual keys within the database on the network. It is these keys that are usually sold to governments for conversion. All client apps have this private key key within the app itself. Once registered it’s maintained at the local level not on our network. So we do not and cannot grant anyone right to your content using your private keys.
Storage of data is free to most of these Global chat companies as they get compensation to store and maintain all the information you have ever sent. For us, it costs us a lot of money to ensure your information is safe and secure. This means we have to charge you.
My current provider says my information can not be read and is encrypted. So, how is it that they can sell info that is encrypted?
Well, to understand why and how, first you have to ask yourself why and how they allow hundreds of millions of users access to the application and all its computing power for FREE? We take the approach that nothing is free and there has to be fine print. So we did the digging and this is a direct quote from the user policy on a global chat app company.
“In order to operate and provide our Services, you grant Whatsapp a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, display, and perform the information (including the content) that you upload, submit, store, send, or receive on or through our Services. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating and providing our Services”
All the FREE chat apps have something similar, and it is only understandable if you can assimilate the lengthy user and privacy policies of these all encompassing legal terms. So if your understanding is similar to ours, with the idea that nothing is FREE than you must now understand why we built sayHola.
Well I have a FREE open source project Signal App that says it’s private.
We applaud open source projects and are beneficiaries to their use. But, as you know open source development is just that, its OPEN and at the knowledge of programmers private and public government and non-government. They all have access and can manipulate, hide or even convert data. For us, something as private as conversations should not be used under an open source system.
Well I use WhatApp that says it’s private, is it not?
I use Viber. I have not seen any small print so what would using them risk breaching my info?
Glad you name dropped the app you use. Again, ask yourself why FREE? Not looking for small print and even if they do not sell your content, is it possible a company like Viber that has sister companies and many sponsors cross share the info for their benefit? We just see a hole in the FREE application concept and question How and Why.
sayHola has related companies. Does sayHola share information?
sayHola does NOT share data. sayHola does use private services to validate phone numbers, but, apart from that, sayHola does NOT share.
What bad things do you have to say about Telegram, I use them and they are free?
Listen, we don’t think we say negative things about anybody, we just comment on the technology and how it’s built, and the respective privacy policies. Telegram – as an example – is useful if you live in countries that don’t block IP addresses and cause users to have to pay for other services like VPN’s, which can cost more than $100 USD a year. It’s great if an app can get funded by a super rich guy, but let’s face it, even that runs out and the super rich guy eventually wants to get some cash back. No different from another company that purchased a similar system for 19B (billion USD). Do we really think they are doing it for free? really?
You comment on many apps. What’s the downside of using sayHola?
Well, we have a basic service that offers dedicated privacy. Our primary service, which truly reflects our professional character does cost to function properly. OK, our downside is you have to pay. But, the upside is that you are truly paying for a real service and not getting a “free” service that might just be costing you your privacy.
Does Hola store my Data?
What is Meta Data?
Best explained by FreeCodeCamp.org
Metadata and data collection have often been at the center of debates, with parties often claiming some statements along the line of:
We can’t listen/read the content of your communication because we use end-to-end encryption, we can only collect metadata.
Metadata has often been a blurry term. For your convenience, below is a clarified definition of metadata:
They know you rang a phone sex service at 2:24 am and spoke for 18 minutes. But they don’t know what you talked about.
They know you called the suicide prevention hotline from the Golden Gate Bridge. But the topic of the call remains a secret.
They know you spoke with an HIV testing service, then your doctor, then your health insurance company in the same hour. But they don’t know what was discussed.
Now that you know what metadata is, let me reiterate: using end-to-end encryption does not prevent messaging services from collecting metadata.
Does sayHola collect Meta Data?
Why should I care about My Privacy? Who cares? "I have nothing to hide".
If you don’t think privacy is all that important:
- Watch Glenn Greenwald’s TED talk on why privacy matters.
- Read Quincy Larson’s article about how to encrypt your life in less than an hour.
- And here’s more on why encryption is a human right by Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Amul Kalia.
I use whatsApp, what data do they collect.
From their user terms and policy statement found here under “Licenses” -subsection “Your License to WhatsApp”.
After reading “In order to operate and provide our Services, you grant WhatsApp a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, display, and perform the information (including the content) that you upload, submit, store, send, or receive on or through our Services.” I would say just about everything.
I use Telegram, what data do they collect.
Messages, photos, videos, and documents are encrypted and stored on Telegram’s servers (except for the Secret Chat messages, which aren’t stored on Telegram’s servers). Like WhatsApp and Facebook, Telegram accesses and stores your contact list on its server.
Understand: This is how they are able to send you a notification when someone new from you contact list joins Telegram. Also this is how your able to edit your messages.
So they too have everything.
What are the benefits of Blogging on sayHola?
Traditional website blogs require technical skills, knowledge of Search Engine Optimization, a domain name and, most of the time, monthly fees. sayHola blog comes with access to existing customer database, ability to convert subscribers into paid subscribers, and access to advertising revenues. Come blog with sayHola and increase your exposure.
How do I earn money with Advertising?
Simple, we require the blog to have more than 1000 followers. Once you achieve that, simply send us your application. The application is a one-time request, no need to give us any details. We review the notice, review your blog and we do the rest. Soon after approval, ads will appear within your blog. As soon as they appear you start receiving shared revenues, it’s that simple.
What can I earn from the revenue share program?
sayHola shared revenue percentages range from 5% – 45%, subject to the volume of subscribers on your Blog.
What is the pay per click rate on Advertising?
We don’t like complicated math. We prefer to keep things simple. That includes our Ad pricing on Social Space, Social Space Advertising, Classifieds and Blogs.
When posting a Blog, what if I do not fill in all the boxes?
The algorithm is smart enough to detect and formats the blog properly. All header photos will appear before any text and all footer photos appear after the blog text.
Can I post photos throughout my blog?
When posting a new blog from your cell phone app you won’t be able to post your photos throughout the blog. You will only be able to post photos on the blog header and footer. If you need to post photos throughout the blog, we recommend using the web version.
What does hide Admin mean?
The person who created the blog is the default admin. The admin has the ability to hide their information and / or ability to be contacted within the description by turning on “hide admin”.
What does show notifications mean?
If “show notifications” is turn on, you will receive push notifications that you have new subscribers.
What does public mean?
When “public” is turned on, you will be searchable to all the sayHola users globally. Turn it off and it requires that you invite users to subscribe to your blog.
What happens if I delete my Blog?
Because sayHola is private and all data is encrypted, the data you store from your blog that is hosted in your personal encrypted storage will be removed and not recoverable. We suggest, if you want to suspend your blog, just turn on the Hibernate mode.
What is Hibernate my Blog?
Think of it like “under construction” This will suspend the blog to your public and / or private subscribers to allow you to modify or just take a break from your blog. While turned on, your users will not be able to see or search your blog content.
Can I post within my blog my own sponsors and advertisers?
Sure, but your blog must be set to “Private”. However, even as a Private Blog, you must always adhere to our Community Guidelines.
What is the cost of Premium Hola?
sayHola is built on “old-school” ethics. We believe in paying for what we want. If that means building out a better communications app than any other on the market it is because we value privacy in an ever suffocating world of governments and corporations trying to find out more about you so they can sell you more stuff. If your values and thoughts are like ours you will benefit greatly with sayHola free or sayHola Premium. Premium service is $29.99 per year.
What are the Premium Feature of sayHola?
- All the basic features
- Blog posting and following
- Social Space posting and following
- Advanced Profile
- Advanced settings
- Auto Translator
- Invisible on/off – (Read and Online)
- Conference Calling
- Encrypted Cloud storage
- classifieds posting and purchasing
- advertising revenue sharing
- dark mode
- Use of plugins and tools (example: sayhola website live support chat)
- All future tools and advanced technology upgrades we implement.
What languages does sayHola translate?
With our private AI learning servers we cover just about all languages. We do not allow API connections to any third party translation systems. sayHola believes in Tru-Privacy and will not compromise the integrity of our users security. Test drive sayHola and see for yourself.
What is sayHola website live support chat?
=== WordPress Plugin Name ===
Contributors: sayHola Live Chat Support
Tags: sayhola live chat, live chat, wordpress live chat, live support, help desk, online support, ecommerce chat
Requires at least: WP 4.1
Requires PHP: 5.6
Tested up to: 5.2.2
Stable tag: 1.0.0
License: GPLv2 or later
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
No need to support your website behind a computer. sayHola chat support allows you to connect your chat support with sayHola chat app.
== Description ==
sayHola Live Chat Support – Free Plugin for premium sayHola users.
No need to support your website behind a computer. sayHola chat support allows you to connect your chat support to sayHola chat app. When your clients visit your site and need support, with sayHola Free plugin, they can reach you or your support agents on demand. No more need to stay chained to your desktop. Set yourself free.
* Chat with Visitors from Your Smartphone.
* Get notified of new chats instantly.
* Branded with your icon and store name.
* Greetings text for your clients.
* Unlimited chat agents.
* Scheduler for agents.
== Installation ==
= Basic usage: =
1. Go to [website](https://sayhola.io) login and navigate to user admin panel settings, activate Live Chat.
2. Get User Access Token and User Secret Key
3. Go to sayHola Live Chat Setting page (*Settings > sayHola Live Chat Settings*)
4. Enable sayHola Live chat by switching the on/off toggle button.
4. Enter User Access Token and User Secret Key.
5. Setup Company data settings.
* Enter the company Name you wish displayed for frontend customer needing support.
* Add your company icon for best view add a 90 x 90 png file.
* Add your greetings text.
6. Click button ‘Save Settings’.
= Connecting sayHola Live Chat Support Agents =
1. First Requirement is the phone number of the person whom will receive the live chats.
2. Once you add the number press ‘Add agent’, Now you can modify the agents Schedule by entering the start and stop times.
4. Once you have added all the agents you want and set there schedules, you will need to save the settings.
5. Click button ‘Save Settings’.
= Automated Installation =
1. Go to your WordPress admin dashboard, then find the ‘Plugins’ menu.
2. Click on ‘Add New’ and search for ‘sayHola Live Chat Support’.
3. Activate the live chat plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
4. Go to *Settings > sayHola Live Chat Settings* in the left-hand menu to setup chat.
= Installing manually: =
1. Download sayHola Live Chat Support plugin.
2. Unzip all files to the ‘wp-content/plugins/sayhola-live-chat’ directory.
3. Log into WordPress admin and activate the ‘sayHola Live Chat Support’ plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
4. Go to *Settings > sayHola Live Chat Settings* in the left-hand menu to setup chat.
= Is my data protected? =
We don’t collect your data or snoop on you.
== Screenshots ==
== Changelog ==
= 1.0.0 =
* First release of sayHola Live Chat plugin