Friday, 16 July 2010

WhatsApp for Nokia Symbian phones is now available

Yes, the always-on chat app “WhatsApp Messenger” has just been (beta) released for Nokia phones (14 July 2010).  You can use it to chat (as in type messages, like Skype or GTalk) to other friends that have also installed it on their phones.  The program has had a great uptake from iPhone and Blackberry phone users… and now Nokia users can do the same. 
So, as long as you have the program installed on your phone you will be able to chat to others – just create a contact using their cell phone number.  This means no more SMSs locally and internationally.  All this for free – well, almost – WhatsApp costs $1.99 per year – BUT, this beta version is free for 90 days. 

Nokia phone requirements: Nokia S60 3rd or 5th edition Smartphone (those are phones that run Symbian operating system; N73 or newer phones) – if you don’t know what Symbian is, then your phone probably isn’t compatible.
See here for a list of Nokia cell phones and their Symbian versions: http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk/s60history.htm

Download the .sis file to your PC from here [796KB]: WhatsApp for Nokia phones then use Nokia’s PC Suite to install it onto your phone… else navigate to this URL using your phone’s browser: http://www.whatsapp.com/nokia/WhatsApp_2_0_0.sis.  Here’s their download page for more info.

It takes a while when installing... since it checks all your contacts cell numbers and checks if your contacts are already using WhatsApp... then you can connect with them.

I must warn you though that it keeps the Internet connection on your phone open all the time... but it doesn't send/receive data all the time... only once every 3 or so minutes (unless you are busy in a chat “conversation”). 
The beauty about this is that people can send you messages even when the program isn’t open – they appear like an SMS since the open Internet connection checks for messages every 3 or so minutes.  I have tested it and my battery life isn’t adversely affected.

Once it’s installed, it will ask you for your cell number so that others can find you by using your cell number.  No need to login or anything, it knows who you are.

Remember, it doesn’t connect to the Blackberry BB messenger service – BB users will also need to install the WhatsApp program and subscribe to the service, then use it to chat to their iPhone and Nokia friends.

Will it work on my wife’s phone? Well, to see if it’s compatible do a Google search with the phone’s model number eg: “Nokia E66” +specification
Pick one of the results and then search for “Symbian” in the page – if there’s a line like this: “Symbian OS 9.2, Series 60 v3.1 UI” then it IS compatible.  You need to look for “Series 60” v3 or v5.

What does it cost to send messages: It’s cheap… charged at data rates.  In South Africa, the unbundled data rates is about R2.00 per MB.  That’s 200c per million characters, which is 1c per 500 characters!  So, it’s as close to free as can be! 
You gotta be dumb to continue using SMSs are say R1 per local SMS for only 180 characters! (and R2 for international SMSs)

Currently Nokia users can only send text - transfer of images is only available to iPhone and Blackberry users – iPhone can also transfer audio and location.

Remember to change your status (using the Options menu) to "Available" - it looks more tech savvy than "Hey there! I'm using WhatsApp!"

“Always-on” means that there is always a “service” running on the phone – even when you’ve exited the messaging interface.  This service periodically checks the WhatsApp server for any messages for you  -if it finds one when the messaging interface is exited, then it pops up a notification on your phone like an incoming SMS.  Open up the “SMS” and it will open the WhatsApp messaging interface – all ready to read and reply.

I’ve always wondered why MXit and NimBuzz never really took off compared to Blackberry messenger (and probably now WhatsApp) – I think it’s the ‘Always on’ feature…


BTW: to all my loyal readers that have read the whole article: when I installed the beta version it said that it was licensed until July 2011 – whooppeeee 1 year free license for using the beta version.  Let me know if you also got a year.

Update on 28July2010: WhatsApp has been updated: version 2.0.0 has been updated to 2.0.6. Download from here: http://www.whatsapp.com/nokia/

Update on 01Sept2010: WhatsApp for Android beta is now available - use your Android browser to download from here: http://www.whatsapp.com/android/
Minimum requirements: Android OS 2.2 or above, Unlimited internet data plan

142 comments:

  1. there some kind of error: unable to send the verification message to my number! any help i use nokia e72 with wirless connection

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  2. Brilliant app - but CRAP on Nokia! Doesn't allow to send messages to friends apart from myself (ERRR, WHY WOULD I SEND MESSAGES TO MYSELF?!) A friend had it on her iphone 3months now, when I downloaded it her number shows up in contacts but I can't message her. I used to be a BB freak but the hype there is dead...I'm a diehard Nokia fan but for me to stick with the Nok they're gonna have to develop this a LOT better. Also, unable to invite any friends as it always says the contact number is invalid (but then how have I been able to CALL these numbers for the past 1yr+ without any issue).

    Overall, quite disappointed after having waited so long.....

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  3. Hi Anonymous

    I have a Nokia 6110 Navigator and so far I'm pretty impressed by the WhatsApp implementation.

    Some things, I think could be better like:
    1) an option to turn off the connection to the Internet completely - ie: Go off line
    2) Sending files and pictures.

    After I installed the app it found my most important contacts and I can now chat with them.

    I haven't tried adding new people from my address book yet.

    Perhaps your can try and uninstall WhatsApp and then ReInstall it again?

    Let us know if that helps - please!

    Thanks for commenting on your experiences ;)

    HTT

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  4. I have already installed WhatsApp in my E71, but every time I open the application, it keeps saying that the version I installed is already expired! But it isn't! I keep installing it all over again but it really won't let me open the app. :-(

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  5. Hi there...i have a samsung i8510 innov8...which uses the Nokia Symbian S60 OS. Do you think the whatsapp would work on the phone?

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  6. @Anonymous with E71: have you tried uninstalling then install the updated version 2.0.6

    @Anonymous with Samsung i8510: Yes it should work as it's a Symbian S60 v3 device as listed here:  http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk/s60history.htm

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  7. I have the nokia 5320 Xpress music.i downloaded whatsapp and installed it.when i enter to the application,it verifies my number then it keeps saying : "initializing" and then it doesn't work

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    1. I've got the same problem too.. after it says "initializing" it says: "please configure your cellular data"

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    2. You are not connected to the internet. For the initialising part you need to have a valid connection. try a wifi if your cellular data is not working

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    3. Even i have same problem in nokia e63.....but i am connected to net through wifi still same error message is coming....was already using whatsapp in same mobile it got hang so removed n tried re installing...what to do for this....?please help

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  8. Just installed on my Nokia X6 last nite. It also shows a 1-year licence, though the Whatsapp site says it should be a free trial for 90 days.

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  9. Hi , brilliant software..loving it.(Nokia 5800)
    1. very heavy on battery consumption.
    2.How about a delete favourites button,to clean up the list of non-important people.

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  10. hi, i have nokia 5233 ...after installing it shows initializing ......after sum sum tym it then shows initializing failed ...i tried it many times but the same error comes ...plz help me out

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  11. Hi Anonymous (with Nokia 5233)

    Try setting your network mode to GSM (not WiFi)

    If it doesn't work, then try initializing again - maybe the WhatsApp server was busy

    Good luck ;)

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  12. Hi Romz

    Try deleting the "non-important" names from your phone's contacts list. They should then disappear from the WhatsApp favs section.

    Hope that helps?

    HTT

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  13. Hi UpTownGal

    The license is free for 1 year, but the actual WhatsApp program is beta so it expires after 90 days... But don't worry you can just download the next version from the WhatsApp web site

    Hope that helps?

    HTT ;)

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  14. After installing whatsapp on my Nokia E63, I can't make calls, send messages or browse the internet.

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  15. Hi Anonymous

    Sounds like your network connection is blocked - check with your service provider. If you're on PrePaid then maybe you have run out of airtime?

    I would call your network provider to check if your account is in good standing, if all else fails then UNinstall WhatsApp.

    Good luck and keep us posted on the outcome please

    HTT ;)

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  16. Hi I hope someone can help but I deleted a chat with one of my contacts now when ever I try to chat with that contact it tells me chat failed. I have tried turning myy phone on and off and reinstalling whatssapp but nothing works. I have a nokia e51. Can anyone please help

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  17. how can i stop it from connecting to internit on nokia e66

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  18. Hi Anonymous (with E66)

    Ummm, I initially had the same question as I was worried about the cost of being on line "all" the time, and didn't want to drain my battery... BUT being online is the beauty of using WhatsApp! The fact that messages are delivered almost immediately like an SMS is what this is all about. So, don't worry about the small cost of the app polling the server every 3 minutes or so - the cost is soooo minimal. You will save after the 1st SMS is replaced by a WhatsApp msg.
    Regarding battery life, well yes - you will need to charge your phone each night. I do that gladly.
    But, to answer your question: "How can I stop it from connecting to internet", well, unfortunately, there's no setting to take it offline temporarliy, so you are going to have to UNinstall it.
    Note: each time you install WhatsApp it analyses your contacts list for other WhatsApp users so that you can chat to them... And I suspect the data transfer for this process is larger than just leaving it connected for a month or so. {I could be way wrong with that statement... Looking forward to being corrected by one of you}

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  19. hey it works on a nokia E63 and what version should i download that will work correctly

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  20. Hi Anonymous with the E63

    Go to the downloads page and download the latest: http://www.whatsapp.com/nokia/

    Good luck ;)

    HTT

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  21. HI, I have a n95 8gb, since I have installed the app, I can't phone using my normal contact guide, I have to go to the whatsapp guide to phone... Some help?

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  22. DO NOT USE THIS SOFTWARE UNLESS YOU HAVE A INTERNET DATA PLAN AND ARE NOT PAYING A DAILY RATE, OR YOU WILL BE VERY SORRY!!!

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  23. How much does it cost to "be online" all the time. Surely it will cost a lot to connect every 3 minutes to check for messages?

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  24. I have E52 with no data plan.
    I am worried that I will get a huge bill at the end of the month for being connected all the time while whatsapp checks for messages.
    I only use whatsapp to send 2-3 messages/day.
    I have had the app for 1 week and am very impressed, but am worried that I am going to get a huge bill at the end of the month and am considering deleting it.
    Any advice?

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  25. when will WhatsApp send pictures, audio, and video support & open internetlinks on nokia , i have n8 , thank u :)

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  26. Hey!
    I have an e63. I downloaded it, installed and everything was perfect until the Initializing part.
    It says initializing failed, like every time.
    And goes on to ask for a wifi.
    I don't have a wifi connection!
    Please help!
    =(

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  27. i just installed whatsapp into my E72. Works great!
    but i have problem with the GPRS and WIFI icon always appear when i already exit whatsapp. what's wrong??
    no other issue so far

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  28. can i know what does "ignore contact" mean?
    and if i am ignored, will i know? and how?
    can users on e72 block other users? cs i havent any option related
    plz answer asap

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  29. Hi Knight (with E72) (and "problem" with the GPRS and Wifi icon always appear even when WhatsApp has been closed):

    Ummm, I initially had the same question as I was worried about the cost of being online "all" the time, and didn't want to drain my battery...

    BUT being online is the beauty of using WhatsApp! The fact that messages are delivered almost immediately like an SMS is what this is all about. So, don't worry about the small cost of the app polling the server every 3 minutes or so - the cost is soooo minimal. You will save after the 1st SMS is replaced by a WhatsApp msg.

    Battery life is shortened - you will need to charge your phone each night. I do that gladly.

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  30. plz answer me
    can i know what does "ignore contact" mean?
    and if i am ignored, will i know? and how?
    can users on e72 block other users? cs i havent any option related
    plz answer asap

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  31. quite a good program but a button to switch off the data connection is missing. especially for nokia users who are willing to control theri programs and connection whatsapp does not offer this option. so be aware by now.
    hopefully someone might find a workaround to switch on and off the program/connection (ie. at night time i want to sleep and i do not want to have a data connection running)

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  32. quite a good program but a button to switch off the data connection is missing. especially for nokia users who are willing to control theri programs and connection whatsapp does not offer this option. so be aware by now.
    hopefully someone might find a workaround to switch on and off the program/connection (ie. at night time i want to sleep and i do not want to have a data connection running)

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  33. I am using whtsapp in nokia e 71..How do i send this installation to my other friends in my contact list to download this??

    I mean to ask how do i invite other frds to use tis application>?

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  34. Hi Anonymous

    Open WhatsApp, then go to the 'Contacts' page, then go to a contact that you want to invite, then select 'Contact Info', then 'Options' then 'Invite via SMS'.

    This will send them an SMS with a link to the WhatsApp web page.

    Hopefully it will be the last SMS that you sendd to that contact ;)

    Hope that works for you!

    HTT ;)

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  35. Hi, I have just installed WhatsApp on my E72 and I really don't like the fact that eventhough I close the application, it keeps connecting to Internet and doesn't allow me to do it manually. I don't like the idea of not being able to handle my own applications and decide when I want to connect to Internet and manage my charges. My question is, is there a way to avoid WhatsApp keeps connecting to Internet even when it is closed?

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  36. Via Twitter: @arshaddddd

    Hey, I've just installed WhatsApp on my Nokia E63. It's now connected to my home WiFi.
    If I go out to another place will it be disconnected?
    And if I get back home, will it connect itself again?

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  37. @arshaddddd: I don't have a Nokia E63 to test with, but I'm assuming you are correct - the phone will use WiFi if it can, then when you are out of range, then it will use your mobile phone's data connection.

    Try it out and let me know.

    Rgds

    HTT ;)

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  38. Ok I'll let you know. Thanks, though!

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  39. hey guys i have an e72 my friends send me links how can i open them

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  40. Hello, I've got a question concerning this application and would be cool if you could answer it!

    I have an unlimited internet connection (paying 10€/month) [or at least that is whta my mobile company says]. So there shouldn't be any extra cost using this applications, right?

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  41. its a pitty that i cant use whatsapp on my n70.is there any other way i can use the app.prob not.

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  42. hi...i have just installed the whatsapp application on my Nokia E 63...i am unable to send or receive messages or chat...I do not have internet connected on my phone through wi fi or GPRS...can this be the reason for being unable to connect with the application?

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  43. Hi - Can you use this on the pay as you go facility of must you have a contract facility

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  44. Hi Anonymous

    Any data plan will work - not only contract.

    @Anonymous with Nokia E63 not receiving messages: yes, you need to have Internet connectivity to use WhatsApp - either WiFi or GPRS/Edge/3G/etc

    @Anonymous with N70: Yup, it's not a Symbian ver 3 phone - so can't run WhatsApp :( I do not know of another way to run WhatsApp.... Let me know if you find a way tho ;)

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  45. I've tried getting it on my n73 but it sais, "phone version too old" can anyone help...?

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  46. I have installed whatsapp.. I got installed but its only selecting Wifi network . When in office i have wifi but i can't access it what should i do??

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  47. Hi, I have a Nokia N8, could anyone please tell me how do I delete/clear existing chats on WhatsApp?

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  48. i have a nokia e63. connected it to my wi-fi. but it constantly disconnects and connects using 3G again. i set the priority as wi-fi - cellular.
    help please?

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  49. i have a nokia e66 but when im finish dl'ing the app then it says unable to install data settings are incorrect can anyone help me..... please!!!

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  50. everytime i try to install whatsapp, it says it need to verify something and fails all the time. is it something i'm doing wrong or do i need to update my phone's software

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  51. Hi guys
    Nokia E63 and the Blackberry curve, which is better for receiving instand massages at reasonable prices, especially for the prepaid users?

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  52. Hi Anonymous

    Regarding comparing Nokia E63 and Blackberry Curve for instant messaging for PrePaid users.... have you seen this article on the Android phone that can do much more than a BB (except BBM)?:
    http://handytechtips.blogspot.com/2011/03/whats-cheapest-cell-phone-to-run.html

    I'm loving playing with the phone - WhatsApp and other apps work gr8 so far :) :) :)

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  53. Downloaded Whatsapp onto E71. It is functioning well, although it feels as if I have lost control over phone settings. Please assist with where the actual cost of this application is reflected? How else can one confirm what the difference is using this application?

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  54. Hi, I have installed WhatsApp on my E72 and due to the fact that eventhough I close the application it keeps connecting to the Internet and doesn't allow me to go off line. Therefore, I uninstalled it later on. However, i am seeking an icon next to my network bar connecting to Internet eventhough Whatsapp is uninstalled??? can some tell me why it is happening..???

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  55. Hi Anonymous (with E72)

    Try restarting your phone... it should go away - if not, then try uninstalling again.

    BUT, as mentioned above, the costs associated with the WhatsApp program are low (no, negligible) as compared to sending text (SMS) messages.
    So, I would say ReInstall it again and give it a try for a week or so, then Uninstall if you still can't see the benefits.

    Can you tell, I love WhatsApp?

    Regards

    HTT ;)

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  56. Hi readers, you might be interested in my latest calculator. I tried to figure out how much data costs are being charged while WhatsApp was running on my phone.
    I created a blog post and spreadsheet to show my calculations:
    Calculator: How much data does WhatsApp use and what are the costs?
    http://handytechtips.blogspot.com/2011/04/calculator-how-much-data-does-whatsapp.html

    Looking forward to more of your comments ;)

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  57. HI i read this somewhere:
    " hi i have a nokia 5230 and i struggled a lot before solving this problem. I simply go to settings==>connectivity==>destinations==> and then one by one depending on how many acces points you have on your phone, i choose any acces point then i press options and i go to advanced settings and then i change the network type from IPV4 To IPv6. since with ipv6 my phone can`t connect to the internet. so everytime i don`t use the internet i change my access points to Ipv6. i know it`s a bit long to always do that everytime you log on and off the internet but it`s just better than deleting this awesome application. P.S i tried this on the nokia 5230 only and it works for me i don`t know about the other phones"

    And i've tried it with my nokia e5 and it works!! So happy now because it works just as an on/off button does in an iphone.

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  58. I have a Nokia E63 and have just downloaded WhatsApp. I think it's great but wish it had an "off" setting because I'm not using the app all the time and notice that data transfer is happening pretty much all the time, and my battery is also taking strain. I have found one solution, particuarly for when you don't want to be disturbed at all such as in the middle of the night - with the Nokia E63 if you press the phone's power on/off switch briefly it brings up a list of options, i.e. silent, etc - one of those options is "offline" this effectively switches off your cellular network and WiFi phone connections - you can still use your phone for non-network/internet appications, i.e calendar, alarm clock, camera, music player, etc. you just can't make or receive calls while in "offline" mode - but it does switch off the "Always on". To switch your network back on you just select the "General" profile. This is not an ideal solution for anyone who needs to be in phone contact 24/7, but until they build in an "off" function for the app, this works for me and provides for worry-free sleep.

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  59. I have a Nokia E63 and downloaded the Whatapp application. But when I want to go into the application it asks me to put in my cell no. After I put my number in it says ‘sending sms to verify cell no' and in the background I can hear a sms coming through, but the loading bar stays on my screen and keeps on saying ‘sending sms to verify cell no'. I just leave it and after an hour it says failed and I have to go through the process again. It also takes money to send the verification message every time. The verification message says: “This message can be deleted. 92103”

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  60. I've been using WhatsApp on my N86 8MP and since the beginning, it has always been working like charm.

    After the installation, you'll be required to register your phone number and you should get an SMS saying it's successful.

    Download the latest WhatsApp for Nokia version 2.6.8. There are a lot of improvements and updates in this version.

    WhatsApp for Nokia is always ON!
    (Of course, there's a workaround that enables you to completely turn off your WhatsApp by using Mobile Guard by NetQin).
    I used to turn off my WhatsApp too when not used but now since it is already more efficient and does not drain my battery that fast anymore, I use WhatsApp 24/7 now.

    So make sure you subscribe to a Data Plan or you are connected to WiFI all the time.

    WhatsApp for Nokia v2.6.8 is already more efficient in terms of the battery usage as compared to the earlier versions. I notice a big improvement.

    It also includes Group Chat now.

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  61. connection is damn always on can't switch off !! on my N8

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  62. still not better than msn which has been out for the longest time for nokia

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  63. have been using whatsapp for some time, due to some reasons had to unistall whatsapp from my N95. Now when i am re-installing on the same phone, i get "initialization failed" even after following actions :
    1. Trying the entire process in Wifi mode
    2. uninstalled , restarted and reinstalled
    3. Trying the entire process in online mode

    in all the above cases , i am not receiving the verification sms.
    suggestions on what should i do !

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  64. hey,i have a nokia e63 and tried downloading whatsapp but i dont know where to find the app after downloading because it doesnt install automaticly,what must i do?

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  65. Dear Anonymous (with N95 with 'initialisation failed')

    Not sure I can help but I'll take a few guesses:
    Try restarting the phone
    Are you on a prepaid account? If yes: Are you sure that you have enough airtime to cover the verification SMS?
    Try install the latest version - or maybe try the latest beta version http://beta.whatsapp.com/ota/

    Good luck and let me know what worked for you

    ;)

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  66. Dear Anonymous (with Nokia E63)

    The WhatsApp program does install automatically - it's usually in the Apps folder.
    Else reboot your phone and then search for the WhatsApp icon in all the folders.

    Maybe try downloading and installing the latest version.

    Good luck and let me know what worked for you ;)

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  67. i got 5233 which does not supports wifi... and i am getting intialisation failed... how to change settings from wifi to gprs in whatsapp....plz help

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  68. Hi There,

    i am using whatsapp on my Nokia E63 & for some reason I cannot make phone calls or send normal text messages (sms' not using whatsapp). Each time i have to uninstall whatsapp, make a call & then re-install which is quite frustrating. Any solutions?

    Thanks

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  69. Hello there

    i`ve got a problem i`m using a Nokia E65, i`m on whatsapp and my free trial is finishing on the 6th January 2012, but it`s already charging me...please help

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  70. Dear Lolly,

    How do you know they are charging you?

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  71. Hey

    when i don`t have airtime my whatsapp messeges they don`t go through and i also do not recive any whatsapp messeges,but when i start recharging thats when i can send and recieve whatsapp messeges.

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  72. HELP!!!I installed watsapp on my e5 a month ago and it worked fine. Had to change networks and when i try to re-install it,it doesn't send a verification sms,keeps on initializing for ages with an error message at the end..i'm using the 2.6.23 which is supposedly the latest version.and ummm...it keeps on attempting to connect via wlan though i've disabled wlan connectivity and use a 3.5G network with a data plan. U can address me as bomboy...i rily need ur help pleease :(

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  73. HELP!
    I'm using a Nokia E63. my friend and i both have whatsapp installed but either of is dont appear on the favorites list on each others phones. other contacts are easily recognised. the number is saved in the international format as per the requirement!
    Pls help me sort this!

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  74. hi..need nelp
    I am using whatsapp on my Nokia C7 & for some reason I cannot make phone calls but I am able send normal text messages (sms' not using whatsapp) also able to surf internet. Each time i have to uninstall whatsapp, make a call
    my sim is working fine on other mobiles....I wanna use this application pls help.....

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  75. Please help, I had whatsapp on my E63, but last week it just stopped working. I tried to re install the latest version for Nokia, except now it tells me that the phone verification is incorrect? So I cannot move on? Please help if you can, it would be so appreciated :-)

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  76. Hi,

    Is it true that WHATSAPP send a message to all your contacts to propose them to use this application ?

    Also, what's the interest of this application ?

    It seems that the only interesting thing is that it can contact anyone in your contacts list even if they don't have MSN, Gtalk, AIM, Yahoo messenger, or any other messenger ?

    So how people will be contacted if they have no messenger and haven't installed Whatsapp ? Will they get an email or SMS ?

    Because if they really need to install Whatsapp it's quite useless, they could rather install any ther messenger or use Gtalk that is core on eveyr android phone, right ?

    Please tell me more !

    Thanks.

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  77. Hi Anonymous

    No, it's not true - WhatsApp does *not* send a message to all your contacts to propose them to use this application...
    It works like this:
    Once you install WhatsApp on your phone, it adds your number to their list of WhatsApp users... Then it compares the phone numbers that you have on your phone's contacts list with a list of other users that have also installed WhatsApp on their phones.
    The numbers that match (ie: those that have installed WhatsApp), then appear in your phone's WhatsApp list of "Favs" (Favorites).

    You are correct: "it can contact anyone in your contacts list even if they don't have MSN, Gtalk, AIM, Yahoo messenger, or any other messenger" - as long as they have also installed WhatsApp. That's a HUGE benefit - there are lots of people that have installed WhatsApp on their phones so there is a very large "community".

    If your friends don't use WhatsApp, then send them an SMS to download and install the app.... that will be the last SMS that you send to that friend!

    Correct, they could just continue using any other instant messaging app like GTalk.... but, WhatsApp has the benefit of being "always on" and "push technology" - so you don't need to remember to run the app. It's always running in the background ready to receive messages.

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  78. hi,i installed whatsapp on my nokia e5 and my free trial is supposed to end 11th jan 2012 and it suddenly sent me a message sayin my client has expired..i tried downloading again and it says the same...ls what do i do

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  79. i am unable to install it on nokia n73......is there any help regardin my prob.....

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  80. What does "Last seen" Mean? Is it the last time that person sent a message?
    I´m confused.

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  81. @Anonymous re "Last seen":

    From the WhatsApp FAQ page: http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/#g11
    "
    This time simply indicates the state of the device network connection and not if the application is actively in use.
    For example, on some operating system such as BlackBerry and Android, the phone will connect on its own if it has a new incoming message even if the phone is not in active use at the moment.
    "

    So, I think this can be interpreted as when that person has last sent or when the phone last received a message (remember receiving doesn't mean that the person is at the phone and read it).

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  82. hey!i just installed whatsapp for nokia X2-01...... i wanted to know how do i invite my friends to whatsapp and hw to add contacts!
    plz help me!

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  83. Hi Anonymous with Nokia X2-01:
    Once you install WhatsApp on your phone, it adds your number to the WhatsApp server's list of WhatsApp users...
    Then it compares the phone numbers that *you* have on your phone's contacts list with the WhatsApp server's list.
    The numbers that match (ie: those that have already installed WhatsApp), then appear in your phone's WhatsApp list of "Favs" (Favorites)... and you can send WhatsApp messages to them immediately.

    If your friends don't use WhatsApp, then you need to send them an SMS (or email) to download and install the app.... that will be the last SMS that you send to that friend!

    Hope that helps?

    Rgds HTT ;)

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  84. Thanks!! after sending d sms(or email) to my friends what do i do?

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  85. Hi Anonymous with Nokia X2-01:

    After your friends have received the SMS/email, then they need to install WhatsApp on their phone so that you can send WhatsApp messages to each other.

    Good luck - let me know how it goes!

    ;)

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  86. I just installed whatsapp. It's turned into a monster and has fangs.

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  87. i m having problem!!!
    firstly it initializes phone number den it tels initailiztion faild
    i m having problem in my NOKIA 5530 XM

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  88. hey i have n5800 and when i woke up it was saying that this version is to old download the new one and after i did it it still said the samething what can i do pleasee help me?

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  89. i had whatsapp more then a year and yesterday when i try to use it it said that this version is old download the new one and i did it but i still have the same problem and i already tried to uninstall it then install it again can you please help meeeeeee

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  90. Guys having the old version problem problem, download the latest version directly from whatsapp (www.whatsapp.com and click on download and click the pic of the n8) and not Ovi store. make sure to exit whats app before installing it
    good practice to check about once every fortnight for a new version

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  91. hi the initializing is taking long time in my N86

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  92. Hola... Tengo un nokia e63 acabo de realizar todos los pasos que tu aconserjas y al termino de enviar mi numero para la verificacion,..... me sale que no... QUE HAGO??? PLS HELP

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  93. It doesnt work on MY Nokia e63
    i use WAP,GPRS Loop Mobile...

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  94. Hi.. I'v downloaded Whatsapp n it used to work perfectly.. but i had some problems with my phone(Nokia C5-03) so i had to re-install Whatsapp.. But now there are NO contacts in my 'Favorites' so i cant start a chat with anyone.. i cant figure whats the problem.. Please help..!!! Thanks.. :)

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  95. @GatlinRaberts: to force a refresh of your "Favs":
    Go to the "Favs" tab,
    (the step might not be needed if you have zero Favorites)
    then type any letters until no Favorites are listed,

    then a "*Refresh Favorites" item will appear,
    then highlight that item,
    then press it to force the refresh.
    Wait a few minutes (5 or 10 minutes depending on your contacts list size and data link's speed)
    then your phone's contacts should be sync'd with the WhatsApp server and your Favs list should be updated.

    Hope this helps - pls let us know

    Regards

    HTT ;)

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  96. I am trying to remove WhatsApp from my Nokia E71 through the Applications Manager and unable to do so as I get a message that that some Applications associated with the program are in use. How can I delete WhatsApp without reformatting the phone?

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  97. ok just gonna ask how do you uninstall whats app???? on X2 its kinda killing my 3g plan!!!
    bob

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  98. Hi, first my whatsapp worked perfectly on my e72 nokia then yesterday they told me that i needed to download the new version after downloading it never stops initializing i tried to delete whatsapp and download it again i restarded my phone but it never works. Please can anyone help meeee

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  99. Hi, first my whatsapp worked perfectly on my e72 nokia then yesterday they told me that i needed to download the new version after downloading it never stops initializing i tried to delete whatsapp and download it again i restarded my phone but it never works. Please can anyone help meeee

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  100. @anonymous with the nokia e72 : i have the same problem so pls can anyone reply so i know what to do ? Even if you don't know say no so i can manage finding something else to fix it. Replyyyy pls

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  101. Hi,

    have a N8 and first downloaded Whatsapp 2011 June. Now it say my client have expired and when I try to install it again from the url link I got it comes back to the same message saying my Clinet expired 21 August. I have unisntalled and try to reinstall several times and its driving me crazy. pls advice

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  102. hi!

    is there any way to block auto-connect, or disabling the GPRS connection?

    the problem, for those who like me, have a service that costs some money each day.
    in my case, if i connect to the internet i'll pay 0,98€ per day.

    in my city there are lots of wi-fi hotpoints, so if we could set whatsapp to connect only via wi-fi, it would be great.

    or maybe some other app that locks an app. (i searched the web for something like that, but i couldn't find anything).

    thanks!

    Cris

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  103. I am installing Whatsapp on E62
    Getting the below message, Can u please help

    sorry your mobile phone is too old and can't run whatsapp messenger

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    1. Hi E62 user

      If the install is giving you that error, then I think you need to upgrade or get another phone that complies to WhatsApp's minimum requirements. See here for a list of Nokia phones that are supported: http://www.whatsapp.com/nokia
      From that page, I see that the only E-series phones that are supported are: Nokia E63, Nokia E66

      When buying a Nokia phone you need to check which Symbian version it is running: S60 3rd edition, or S60 5th edition, or S40... go to that page and see if your phone's model is listed: http://www.whatsapp.com/nokia
      iPhone: http://www.whatsapp.com/iphone
      Blackberry: http://www.whatsapp.com/appworld
      Android: http://www.whatsapp.com/android
      Windows phone: http://www.whatsapp.com/wp

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  104. Dear HTT,
    Here the message I can read during the initializing process:

    "Verification failed
    Please configure cellular data first"

    Can you help me ? I am using nokiaE63

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  105. Dear HTT,

    I have a Nokia C6-00 and recently got the WhatsApp (beginning of February). I just got a 100MB plan for the month which I think it's enough for WhatsApp. Problem is that when I'm at home and using the Wi-Fi connection it works ok. When I get out of home and loose my Wi-FI connection it seems to not work properly. Is this a connection problem or something ? I have priorized the Wi-Fi connection and then only the Phone one. This means that when I don't get any wi-fi connection it will automatically connects to the phone one right ??? I tried to understand this crap but it's kinda difficult. HELP ME PLS because this is the only way I can talk to my boyfriend that is in Spain and sooner will be in Costa Rica...if I can't talk with him I will be CRAZYYY !!! thank you

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    1. Hi Anonymous (with boy friend in Spain)

      You are correct, when you are out of WiFi range then your phone will try to connect to WhatsApp server (via the Internet) using your phone's data connection (GPRS or Edge or 3G).

      If you cannot connect using the phone's data connection - then check that your phone's data connection is set up correctly by opening up the phone's Internet browser and try to connect to any site, say www.google.com
      If you can successfully connect then you shouldn't be having any problems with WhatsApp.

      I suspect that you won't be able to connect to the Internet - if I am correct, then your phone's data connection setup is not right. Call your cell phone's help desk and ask them for assistance in setting up your data connection.

      Let me know your progress.

      Regards

      HTT ;)

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  106. i changed my phone,now its a nightmare being on whatsapp even after downloading it on my latest n8,it can not verify my cell number,what should i do

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    1. Hi Anonymous

      I have seen this problem - I even tried uninstalling and re-installing - but couldn't get the new version to work :(

      I would suggest that you keep trying with the latest version - or try obtaining an older version that used to work.

      Also, try sending an email to support@whatsapp.com or tweet them on http://twitter.com/whatsapp

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  107. I like your blog very creative

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  108. i have nokia e72. it worked fine before but then it said the app had expire so i downloaded the newer version but for some reason i cannot now sen images which is the whole reason i got it. any help?

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    1. Hi Anonymous

      Sorry, haven't seen nor heard of this problem :(

      I can only suggest that you try uninstalling and reinstalling.

      I would suggest that you keep trying with the latest version - or try obtaining an older version that used to work.

      Also, try sending an email to support@whatsapp.com or tweet them on http://twitter.com/whatsapp

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  109. Hey HTT,

    Please help me, I have nokia N95 8GB, downloaded whats app latest version yesterday from nokia store, after installation is asked me for restart and i did after that it opened the application on its own and asked for my phone.no. when i put the phone no.and click ok, it shows "sending sms to" and then I received message that message sent successfully and immediately after that an initializing bar appears which keep on going like anything and never ends.I am tires of this process, please help what is wrong with this.

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    1. Hi Anonymous

      I have seen this problem - I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling - but couldn't get the new version to work :(

      I would suggest that you keep trying with the latest version - or try obtaining an older version that used to work.

      Also, try sending an email to support@whatsapp.com or tweet them on http://twitter.com/whatsapp

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  110. hey, i have a sony ericsson zylo w20i.
    i want whatsapp v.badly. cn u please tell me ways to download it?
    since my phone doesnt hv wifi im planning to take an internet package.
    pls help me! :)
    thanks :D

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    1. Hi Anonymous (Sony Ericsson Zylo w20i)

      I'm sorry, but your phone doesn't seem to be using the Symbian Operating System.
      I looked at the phone's specifications here: http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_zylo-3268.php
      and it seems like it's a Java phone: Java (MIDP 2.0)

      So, you won't be able to use WhatsApp :(

      When buying a new phone, be sure to check on the WhatsApp site for compatibility.
      Nokia/SonyEricsson: http://www.whatsapp.com/nokia
      iPhone: http://www.whatsapp.com/iphone
      Blackberry: http://www.whatsapp.com/appworld
      Android: http://www.whatsapp.com/android
      Windows phone: http://www.whatsapp.com/wp

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  111. Is there any way of istalling whatsapp on nokia n73????

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    1. Hi Rahul Nirbhawane(nokia n73)

      Seems like the N73 is a "Nokia S60 3rd edition" phone - the specifications page here confirms it:
      http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n73-1550.php - it lists the Operating System as "Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd edition"

      BUT, the WhatsApp downloads page here doesn't list the N73: http://www.whatsapp.com/nokia

      So, I would just try installing it from the downloads page and see what happens:
      http://www.whatsapp.com/nokia

      Please reply to this comment with your results.

      Good luck

      HTT ;)

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  112. There is no button to delete a chat on nokia lumia 800 windows

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  113. Hii
    I tried configuring the whatsapp but it shows verification failed. i have tried many times but it is not working

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  114. up untill a couple of weeks ago my whatsapp was working fine on my nokia asha c3 and then it suddenly stopped working outside and only connects to the internet via home or wifi spots i never had any credit and was told it works via the 3g like that but i dont know if it a settings problem or not if any one could help that would be great thankyou

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  115. N73 solution wont work
    Error code=Your mobile is old

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    1. I have the same problem.....please give a strong solution...like using a mod-software or something...please give a solution!!!!

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  116. i also have n73 and getting the same error plz help

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  117. I also have Nokia n73...getting the same error

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  118. Hi all.. I'm from Mumbai, India. In my nokia 5233, Whatsapp worked beautifully earlier. But now if i try to open it, it says 'check your clock'. It's weird because my time and date settings are all correct. I've tried everything but in vain. Even uninstalled and re-installed. But problem still persists.

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  119. hii..i hav nokia c3-02 phone...i hav download whatsapp for nokia..bt while installing it..verification of number is required but after entering number and pressing ok it shows an error which is error connecting to server whilst opening connection....plz help..

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  120. My model is Nokia 5230. After I downloaded this whatapp application,my network is always in connection mode. Even if I give disconnect option ,after sometime it is automatically getting connected.
    I tried all ways to change my network setting.But still i'm troubling with this issue.

    plz help with this issue.

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    1. hi, did u find a solution for this problem?.

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    2. Hi, I don't have a Nokia 5230 to try this on but here's a solution that you can try: http://www.nairaland.com/909809/how-stop-whatsapp-connecting-internet

      Bear in mind that I think keeping WhatsApp online all the time is better since everyone can contact you when your phone is turned on. Breaking the connection makes it an "unreliable" messaging channel (eg: when you forget to connect) and your contacts will need to switch to other channels (eg: SMS text messages) to get through to you.

      Anyway, let us know if that solution works for you.

      Regards

      HTT

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  121. I just downloaded whatsapp on nokia e72. its asking to change ph time and date. what to do ? pls advise

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  122. i use whatsapp in nokia 5233 but when i change my pic it doesnot show to other it displays the old one

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  123. how to logout of whatsapp?

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  124. Hi
    After installing watsapp i have a problem that each and every time the net gets connected simply... even if i receive a call or call anybody the net will be connected and balance gets cut... please suggest me what to do?

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  125. To solve "whatsapp version too old " issue just update your date on phone thats it

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  126. hi, i have a nokia e63 and recently i had to upgrade my whatsapp version but when it downloads the lastest version it doesnt install, it says something like "unable to install" and it cuts the process. now what do i do?

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    1. Hi, this post might help you: http://twilightwap.com/forums/oku2_2.asp?sid=&forum=s60&id=1239784
      Someone says that they: "formatted the phone using this code *7370 then I downloaded WhatsApp again. It's now working perfectly"

      BEWARE, you will lose all your information (photos, contacts, text messages, videos, apps, data, documents, everything) - so do a full backup first (of your phone and memory card).

      Let me know if it solves the problem.

      Thanks

      HTT ;)

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    2. i'd try that and it didnt work!! is there any other ways in which i can solve the problem??

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    3. Sorry, I have no more suggestions... other than, buy a new phone - seems like your N63 is not supported by WhatsApp any more :(

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