Free Calling via WhatsApp
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Free Calling via WhatsApp

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Found 31st Mar 2015
Thought this may be useful if you haven't heard that WhatsApp voice calling is now available for all users on Android. (Previously was by invite only/beta testing)

The update isn't in the Google play store yet so will have to go though the WhatsApp website. Just go on whatsapp.com/and…id/ and download the updated .apk (Version 2.12.19)

Direct Link : whatsapp.com/and…apk

iPhone version not available yet.

Update - If the link keeps opening in the play store. Go to Settings > Default Applications > Clear/Remove Google Play Store. Then click on the link and open with your chosen browser.

Update - If using an iphone, head to the following official link to download the latest Beta of Whatsapp. First, backup your messages in Whatsapp. Once installed, the calling function will be enabled once you get somebody to call you using their version of voice activated Whatsapp. A one time process. This method should work for Jailbroken iphones, not sure about non Jailbroken iPhones.
- fluidz

My bad, forgot to add link - dev2.whatsapp.net/ios…pp/
- fluidz

114 Comments

I was invited yesterday and can now use this option.

MajesticUnicorn

This must be the beginning of the end for apps like Tango and Viber


If you are sure you want to bet £1000 against my £1?

whats the data usage like on a ten minute call?

ibblackberry1

whats the data usage like on a ten minute call?



I'll give it a try & let you know, but it should be minimal

thanks, was looking for this.

Thanks for the info, just to mention this option free calls has been available on Google's Hangouts app for quite some time now + free video calls to multiple contacts at the same time. Although Hangouts may not be as popular it is growing as it's installed as standard on most handsets now.

ibblackberry1

whats the data usage like on a ten minute call?


2.4mb if not using your wifi.

doesn't support tablet devices (why)

worthog567

doesn't support tablet devices (why)



...... or iPhones ................................................ Yet

Works on my Samsung Tab S

worthog567

doesn't support tablet devices (why)



There is an easy way to install whatsapp on tablets. Someone on here showed me how to do it a while back. I'll have to check and see if I can get the voice function to work.

people did you know about app called skype.been for ages and you can call voise,video or chat??

Thanks for sharing, heat added

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N3RO

people did you know about app called skype.been for ages and you can call … people did you know about app called skype.been for ages and you can call voise,video or chat??



I'll keep that in mind next time I need to make a voise call

Banned

Thanks

MajesticUnicorn

I'll keep that in mind next time I need to make a voise call



sorry just being sarcastic

Banned

unless your calling oversea's what's the appeal. ?

baldy12345

unless your calling oversea's what's the appeal. ?



there isn't ,it for people ho bored calling old fashion way.lol

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baldy12345

unless your calling oversea's what's the appeal. ?



Poor mobile network at home and want to make a call over wifi
Don't have unlimited minutes in your plan
Calling someone on Lyca/Lebara which is chargeable by some networks
Calling when on the London Underground

MajesticUnicorn

Poor mobile network at home and want to make a call over wifiDon't have … Poor mobile network at home and want to make a call over wifiDon't have unlimited minutes in your planCalling someone on Lyca/Lebara which is chargeable by some networksCalling when on the London Underground



how great that Internet is for free these days

baldy12345

unless your calling oversea's what's the appeal. ?


Is Isle of Wight overseas? I have cousins there and Wales but I don't think Wales would be!

i think this is promoting not posting a deal

just be aware that it might be free to use but it still uses your data... my daughter used the call thing on bbm and ended up with a huge bill for going over her data.. over £100 extra on the bill (which i had to pay coz shes only a teenager)

Tyler Halifax

Is Isle of Wight overseas? I have cousins there and Wales but I don't … Is Isle of Wight overseas? I have cousins there and Wales but I don't think Wales would be!



Are you serious?

N3RO

people did you know about app called skype.been for ages and you can call … people did you know about app called skype.been for ages and you can call voise,video or chat??


Skype is too bloated.

Simplicity is Whatsapps best friend

shoeaddict2310

just be aware that it might be free to use but it still uses your data... … just be aware that it might be free to use but it still uses your data... my daughter used the call thing on bbm and ended up with a huge bill for going over her data.. over £100 extra on the bill (which i had to pay coz shes only a teenager)


Well of course if you use internet outside of your wifi you have to pay for it, just like you have to pay to use internet outside of home to send messages on whatsapp

Friend showed it to me a couple of days ago.really good.Not available for tablets though...shame...will wait till they do...thanks anyway

deadmancool

Skype is too bloated.Simplicity is Whatsapps best friend



been using since when i got nokia e71 and still using to this day.see no problems. sending files,photos.chat.video calling.lol is this because its owned by facebook so popular in here?

Installed update earlier made a call and yep it works thing is if you have unlimited mins or three to three mins theres no point to it...

Will it work over WiFi? Or does it run on Data only?

vmakriyianni

Friend showed it to me a couple of days ago.really good.Not available for … Friend showed it to me a couple of days ago.really good.Not available for tablets though...shame...will wait till they do...thanks anyway



Got it on my tablet. Haven't got anyone to call to test it though. (It's updated to this version with the voice call option.)

Original Poster

eloo

Will it work over WiFi? Or does it run on Data only?



yes it work over wifi

vmakriyianni

Not available for tablets though...shame...will wait till they … Not available for tablets though...shame...will wait till they do...thanks anyway



Depends on what tablet you have! Most tablets with a sim card slot will work with whatsapp....

N3RO

is this because its owned by facebook so popular in here?



I hate Facebook, so nope lol

Blotch

Depends on what tablet you have! Most tablets with a sim card slot will … Depends on what tablet you have! Most tablets with a sim card slot will work with whatsapp....



Doesn't need a SIM card to work with whatsapp you just need a mobile number that is not currently registered to whatsapp that's capable of receiving the verification code.
I used my work mobile to get my Nexus 7 on whatsapp works great when in WiFi range.

worthog567

doesn't support tablet devices (why)



It uses your mobile number as registration/verification.

OrribleHarry

Doesn't need a SIM card to work with whatsapp you just need a mobile … Doesn't need a SIM card to work with whatsapp you just need a mobile number that is not currently registered to whatsapp that's capable of receiving the verification code.I used my work mobile to get my Nexus 7 on whatsapp works great when in WiFi range.



I know that trick used to work, I thought whatsapp had closed the loop! Great news if its still possible......

N3RO

people did you know about app called skype.been for ages and you can call … people did you know about app called skype.been for ages and you can call voise,video or chat??



I found whatsapp voice call quality better than skype

N3RO

been using since when i got nokia e71 and still using to this day.see no … been using since when i got nokia e71 and still using to this day.see no problems. sending files,photos.chat.video calling.lol is this because its owned by facebook so popular in here?


Plenty of Skype deals are posted here.

If you want to message someone fast, you use Whatsapp, that's the reality of it.

worthog567

doesn't support tablet devices (why)



Phased delivery.
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