Have you ever wondered whether it’s possible to use WhatsApp without a SIM card or an active phone number? If yes, we have a great news for all you out there because it’s now possible to use WhatsApp without a SIM card, or a phone number for that matter, on an Android smartphone or tablet. In the following tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up a WhatsApp account on Android devices without a valid phone number or having to place an active SIM card in the device.
You Can Now Setup And Use WhatsApp Account Without A SIM Card On Android Devices
There are several methods that claim to help you use WhatsApp on your device without an active SIM or a number. However, most of those tricks are either too complex to follow for everyone or mess things up in your device. In the method below, we are going to discuss a way to get around the SIM card or a phone number requirement to keep using WhatsApp using a third-party app called TextNow. You can download it for free from Google Play Store. Here are the steps:
Step 1 – Make sure that you have installed WhatsApp on your device.
Step 2 – Download the TextNow app from the Google Play Store on your Android device.
Step 3 – Launch the TextNow app and follow on-screen instructions to get your free virtual mobile number. The process may include adding a few details such as an area code.
Step 4 – Note down the virtual mobile number as it’s required to make free calls and send texts.
Step 5 – Now open WhatsApp and create a new account and register it by linking it to the free-of-charge number from the above. This will be considered as your mobile number on WhatsApp.
Step 6 – Once you’ve entered the number, wait for the verification call to come through from WhatsApp to the TextNow app. Pick up this call to get a verification code and note it down.
Step 7 – Next, use the verification code to finalize your WhatsApp account.
That’s all. Congratulations! You have an WhatsApp account without needing a SIM card or an active phone number.
We won’t say that this is the most efficient way of using the WhatsApp service nor its recommended by the developer team behind the world’s number one messaging app. That said, if you have to use the WhatsApp service without a SIM card then this is one of the easiest ways to get around the problem. Using third-party apps for such purposes is neither recommended nor safe. But in some cases it becomes unavoidable. Also, keep in mind that your account could get terminated if the WhatsApp team detects that you are not using a valid number.
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