This is the case of Telegram Premium, the paid version of the messaging app that has been extended for a few days, but a paradox has been discovered, depending on whether you have an iPhone or an Android smartphone you can have a cheaper subscription .
Telegram is one of the most used private messaging services in the world, until now there was only the free version, but for a few days the company has extended its premium version that among other features you can send larger files, have higher download speed or transcription of audio to text.
This app is available in the official app stores of both Google and Apple for a price of 5.49 euros per monthhowever, Android users are in luck as there is the APK of the Premium version, and this only costs 3.99 euros per month.
Why is this happening?
An APK is a package that contains the application in a compressed form and can be executed on an Android system. This type of format is not found in the official app stores, but is found on a specific web page for this APK.
Although this has not been officially confirmed, everything seems to indicate that the reason why the Telegram Premium version is cheaper if you download it as an APK than if you do it from the official store is because Both Google and Apple charge a fee for using their platform.Play Store and App Store.
For that reason, downloading from an official store is 1.5 euros cheaper per month, it is true that it is not a very big difference, but even so, I am sure that all Android users who want to install this app will be happy to hear that they like it. can be cheaper.
Both companies argue that these commissions, which are supposedly the cause of the price difference, are due to a fee for the service, while neither Android nor Apple receive anything from the website and the full price of the subscription goes to Telegram.
At elEconomista.es we always advocate downloading apps from an official store or website, which usually ends up being either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store for security reasons, but if you’re an Android user, you can take advantage of this paradox and download the apk with the same functionalities at a lower price.