WhatsApp is a great Online Messaging platform which actually keeps your connected anytime and anywhere, provided if you have internet connectivity. WhatsApp has been available for Nokia Asha and other S40 phones since a long time, but as per WhatsApp’s terms, the free subscription is only valid till 1 year and all the users need to renew the service at regular flat rate of $1 per year. But there’s a cute exception for Nokia Asha users. Reed below
Extending the WhatsApp Subscription
Subscription of WhatsApp for Nokia S40 phones can be easily extended even without the need of a credit/debit card. You don’t need to pay from your phone balance either. Follow the steps below to extend your WhatsApp subscription.
- Use WhatsApp for Messaging your friends.
- Keep using WhatsApp and stay connected with your friends.
- Your subscription will be renewed automatically for Free at the end of 1st year 😛
Surprising? Yes that’s true. WhatsApp team is charging nothing for using the great WhatsApp messenger on Nokia Asha phones. In simple words, WhatsApp is completely free for use of Nokia Asha phones. This was confirmed by an email reply from WhatsApp support. For those who can’t believe, a screenshot resides below.
They might plan to include some sort of in-app payment system within the application at a later stage, but for now they don’t have any. This is why there’s no account info column inside the WhatsApp application on Nokia S40 phones.
In any case if your subscription is not automatically renewed, you can delete your account and create a new one which will reset your profile. But you will lose your chat history and connected contacts in such a case. But no worries. WhatsApp support team is always there to help you out in case your face any issues.
Please mine isn’t working what do I do!?
WhatsApp has now went fully free. You do not need to do anything.
Hi there, I cant update my whatsapp due to certificate error on my Nokia C3. Can pls help how can I download whatsapp certificate and then update my whatsapp? The link to the certificate above with error and cant access. Thanks and appreciate ur prompt reply. Cheers, Sienny
You could pay they would charge a text for a $1 and that be converted to your own country. Don’t need paypal or credit card.
Anyone know when Whatsapp calling coming to Nokia s40 if it did it would be amazing but understand if it doesn’t
Also anyone know how to use whatsapp web it says you can but still haven’t found out how it can work.
whatsapp messanger is not supported in my nokia asha200 , and it shows conflicting items….. plz tell me a solution
@NarendraSingh They have too because they are not able to provide us complete whatsapp. Many features are missing like we(read “s40 users”) can not send text and emoji at same time, send contact as file(we to note down the name and number and then type it in plain text and then we send it that how we send contact) and there are few bugs
Agreed. But they might be the limitations of the Java Platform. They need to bundle everything into this small package and that might just not allow that.
As about it’s being free, it’s majorly because these Asha phones are mostly used in developing countries where the users do not have access to Credit Cards. Hence their inability to pay anyways.
I think the ability to send contacts was added in the recent beta release. Is it really not available?
That’s true bro , cuz here in tunisia we don’t have the ability to pay with paypal , google wallet ….
that’s why i think it’s free for the S40 devices
Is What’sApp Supported Fr my New Nokia Asha 205 V.4:51?? Plz Rply Me Fast If It Is Supported , Say Me How 2 download Dat
Try installing. I have no confirmation here.
but it shows that you have this this month of subscription left. are you sure it will not charge money? please tell fast
Yes. It is auto renewed.
Can we download nd install whatsapp in nokia c203…?
Pls can I use WhatsApp on Nokia asha 200?
When will NOKIA launch whatsapp fo Asha 501???
I m waitin bro…
We’ll know more about it on the Nokia World Event scheduled for tomorrow. Watch out!
WILL WHATS APP WORK IN NOKIA ASHA501? IF POSSIBLE PLEASE POST FULL EXPLANATION….
Not right now brother. Asha OS needs some sorta update to allow running of apps with two midlets. We need to wait.
Required Mesage lock for nokia 311
Not possible brother. You can however set a device level security code locking everything.
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