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WhatsApp and Nokia phone
« on: Thursday 01 November 18 09:45 GMT (UK) »
My friend has a Nokia phone which isn't connected to the web. She can however send messages to my iPhone and receive them from me.

She was recently on a mini break and we both sent each other a message but neither was received.

Sorry if this is a silly question but does that mean she has to be within a certain distance of her router before she can use Whatsapp, even though her phone is not connected to it?


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Re: WhatsApp and Nokia phone
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 November 18 09:53 GMT (UK) »
As I understand it, you can only receive WhatsApp messages if you are connected to WiFi, either through your router or via data on your phone. WhatsApp uses your phone’s internet connection. So I guess your friend’s phone is set to WiFi and so picks up the signal when she’s at home. Perhaps what she means is that she doesn’t have a data package? Ask her to check settings to see if she is connected.
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Re: WhatsApp and Nokia phone
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 November 18 09:56 GMT (UK) »
She isn't connected to the Web, so what difference does it make if she is 100 or 3000 miles from her router?

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 November 18 09:57 GMT (UK) »
She isn't connected to the Web, so what difference does it make if she is 100 or 3000 miles from her router?

I think she must be connected at home even though she doesn’t realise it, otherwise she couldn’t use WhatsApp.
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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 November 18 10:15 GMT (UK) »
She isn't connected to the Web, so what difference does it make if she is 100 or 3000 miles from her router?

I think she must be connected at home even though she doesn’t realise it, otherwise she couldn’t use WhatsApp.


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Re: WhatsApp and Nokia phone
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 November 18 10:45 GMT (UK) »
She’s adamant she isn’t connected to the web on her phone.

She has been home for a week now but neither message has come through. I know my message was sent.

It’s a puzzle.

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 November 18 11:02 GMT (UK) »
She’s adamant she isn’t connected to the web on her phone.

"WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family."

She must be connected otherwise she couldn't use WhatsApp. Did she set up her own phone or did someone else do it for her?
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 November 18 11:08 GMT (UK) »
Obviously she won't get her web based messages until she is on the Web!

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Re: WhatsApp and Nokia phone
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 November 18 11:12 GMT (UK) »
Is it possible that she was using Wifi from an unsecured source from a near neighbour which has now become secure.

You need Wifi to use Whatsapp so she was getting it from somewhere. 
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