WhatsApp Messenger for Nokia S40 and Asha Phones

What is WhatsApp?
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WhatsApp Messenger is an instant messaging service that enables you communicate with your phonebook contacts via free SMS messages.

WhatsApp messenger uses internet for communications, so as long as you have a valid internet plan, you can communicate with your friends and family free via instant messaging as long as they also have WhatsApp installed on their own mobile phone or smartphone.

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The beauty of WhatsApp messenger is that it is available for all major smartphones: Nokia (Symbian), Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry Windows Phone like Nokia Lumia Phones. Nokia phones in general especially feature phones and smartphone like the Nokia G20, Nokia G10, Nokia C20, and Nokia C10 all support WhatsApp.

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However, you need to also know that WhatsApp messenger also supports some Nokia S40 feature phones and Asha smart phones.

Only a few Nokia Series 40 phones are supported. They include the Nokia C3-00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02, Nokia X2-00.

WhatsApp also supports Nokia Asha Phones like Nokia Asha 201, 206 Single Sim, Asha 210 (The WhatsApp Phone), Asha 300, Asha 302, Asha 303, Asha 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, and Asha 311. Nokia Asha 210 comes with a dedicated WhatsApp button and free lifetime access to WhatsApp.

How Does WhatsApp Messenger Work?

WhatsApp is more like the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), you communicate with your contacts via instant messaging.

The major difference between WhatsApp and BB messenger is that WhatsApp supports multiple platforms, so you do not need to get stock with one brand to use it.

Another major difference is that while BB users share a unique PIN with contacts they want to communicate with them, WhatsApp uses phone numbers instead of PIN.

So, you register on WhatsApp with your phone number and other users discover you with it. This approach makes it easier for your friends to discover you.

For example, once you install Whatsapp, you will instantly see all of your current phonebook contacts that have used WhatsApp messenger recently.

You can also view their status and when they last used WhatsApp. No need sharing PIN before talking to friends as long as you know their phone number and they have WhatsApp installed.

WhatsApp uses internet for communications, so you need a valid internet plan to use it. Your messages are sent free. WhatsApp Messenger is free for first year, with a yearly fee of $0.99 (just around 160 Naira).

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How to get WhatsApp Messenger?

WhatsApp can be downloaded at the app market of the supported phones. You can also download for your supported phone at the WhatsApp website.

So yes, WhatsApp messenger is not only available on smartphones, if you have any of the listed Nokia feature phones based on the Nokia Series 40 platform, you can also install and use WhatsApp.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article WhatsApp Messenger for Nokia S40 and Asha Phones was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: February 10th, 2022
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