Extend WhatsApp Subscription on Nokia Asha (S40) Phones

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.

  1. Use WhatsApp for Messaging your friends.
  2. Keep using WhatsApp and stay connected with your friends.
  3. 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.

Whatsapp support replyThey 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.

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22 Responses to Extend WhatsApp Subscription on Nokia Asha (S40) Phones

  1. Bharath M August 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Hippeee….. 😀

  2. Wolf August 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Thanxxx..
    For the Good news.. 🙂

  3. omprakash August 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Required Mesage lock for nokia 311

    • singhnsk August 29, 2013 at 9:19 am #

      Not possible brother. You can however set a device level security code locking everything.

  4. ANAND September 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    WILL WHATS APP WORK IN NOKIA ASHA501? IF POSSIBLE PLEASE POST FULL EXPLANATION….

    • singhnsk September 6, 2013 at 7:23 am #

      Not right now brother. Asha OS needs some sorta update to allow running of apps with two midlets. We need to wait.

  5. Auj Haider October 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    When will NOKIA launch whatsapp fo Asha 501???
    I m waitin bro…

    • Narender October 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

      We’ll know more about it on the Nokia World Event scheduled for tomorrow. Watch out!

  6. Riblex February 4, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    Pls can I use WhatsApp on Nokia asha 200?

  7. Anurag Goyal February 16, 2014 at 1:44 am #

    Can we download nd install whatsapp in nokia c203…?

  8. diana dsouza May 15, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    but it shows that you have this this month of subscription left. are you sure it will not charge money? please tell fast

    • Narender Singh May 15, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

      Yes. It is auto renewed.

  9. Md Sufiyan ALi June 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    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

    • Narender Singh June 21, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

      Try installing. I have no confirmation here.

  10. m2k1981 August 28, 2014 at 3:06 am #

    @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

    • Narender Singh August 28, 2014 at 8:15 am #

      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?

      • Edriss August 29, 2014 at 7:43 am #

        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

  11. sharon November 28, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    whatsapp messanger is not supported in my nokia asha200 , and it shows conflicting items….. plz tell me a solution

  12. Amir May 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    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.

  13. Sienny January 24, 2016 at 4:54 am #

    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

  14. martha mwewa February 14, 2016 at 11:12 am #

    Please mine isn’t working what do I do!?

    • Narender Singh February 14, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

      WhatsApp has now went fully free. You do not need to do anything.

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