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WhatsApp is stopping support for all Symbian, Nokia S40, BlackBerry phones. Phones running older versions of Windows, Android and iOS operating systems will also not be supported.
The shutdown of the service for these devices and platforms will happen at the end of the year, December 31, 2016. https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/20951556

Android users still on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 will no longer be able to use WhatsApp.

Windows phone users will have to upgrade beyond Windows Phone 7.1 to continue enjoying services. iOS 6 will not be supported, which will affect those Apple users who are holding back from updating the OS.

The devices that WhatsApp will no longer be supported are: Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition, Nokia Asha 206, Nokia Asha 208, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 301, Nokia Asha 302, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306, Nokia Asha 308, Nokia Asha 309, Nokia Asha 310, Nokia Asha 311, Nokia Asha 515, Nokia Asha 500, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia Asha 230, Nokia C3-00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02, Nokia X2-00, Nokia X7, Nokia E6, Nokia N8, Nokia C6, Nokia C7, Nokia E7, Nokia 500, Nokia 600, Nokia 603, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia 808, Nokia 5800, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5233, Nokia 5235, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6, Nokia X5-01, Nokia C6, Nokia C5-03, Samsung i8910 Omnia HD, Sony Ericsson Satio, Sony Ericsson Vivaz, Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro, Nokia 5700, Nokia 6110, Nokia 6120, Nokia 6121, Nokia 6124, Nokia 6700, Nokia 6290, Nokia E51, Nokia E63, Nokia E66, Nokia E71, Nokia E90 Communicator, Nokia N76, Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N82, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia 5320, Nokia 5630, Nokia 5730, Nokia 6210, Nokia 6220, Nokia 6650 fold, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6720, Nokia 6730, Nokia 6760 Slide, Nokia 6790 Surge, Nokia C5, Nokia E52, Nokia E55, Nokia E72, Nokia E73, Nokia E75, Nokia E5, Nokia N78, Nokia N79, Nokia N85, Nokia N86 8MP, Nokia N96, Samsung GT-i8510, Samsung GT-I7110, Samsung SGH-L870, Samsung SGH-G810 and Samsung SGH-iNNN.

Personal info sharing
WhatsApp will share your phone number with Facebook, you have 30 days to opt-out. https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/general/26000016

Transferring Chat history
check out http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/21002842

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2012, 10:38:31 PM »
Drains my BB's battery - who would wanna pay for this app?  ::)
is that what draining it? im trying to figure out what is killing my battery!

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2012, 06:39:43 AM »
WhatsApp is going to cost us money soon. The only way that it will stay free is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 10 people you are  chatting with. To become a frequent user send this message to 10 people who receive it (2 ticks) and your WhatsApp logo should turn Red to indicate a frequent user.

It's a hoax! (as is another email about it shutting down if you don't forward the message on...)

From their website:
http://blog.whatsapp.com/index.php/2012/01/it-is-a-hoax-really-it-is/

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2012, 07:44:23 AM »
WhatsApp is going to cost us money soon. The only way that it will stay free is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 10 people you are  chatting with. To become a frequent user send this message to 10 people who receive it (2 ticks) and your WhatsApp logo should turn Red to indicate a frequent user.

Please verify messages or emails that you receive, before forwarding or posting them online. A simple Google search will do.

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2012, 10:00:01 AM »
WhatsApp Messenger is no longer available to download in the iOS App Store!!

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2012, 11:29:42 AM »
WhatsApp Messenger is no longer available to download in the iOS App Store!!
They are updating the app (for some undisclosed reason, not security related) and say that it should be back on the app store soon.
With the iMessages app I am not surprised that apple is in no rush to get Whatsapp back.  They want ppl to just use their own app.

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2012, 11:49:22 AM »
They are updating the app (for some undisclosed reason, not security related) and say that it should be back on the app store soon.
With the iMessages app I am not surprised that apple is in no rush to get Whatsapp back.  They want ppl to just use their own app.
but iMessage is only between iPhones, unlike Whatsapp where its between all smartphones. So i don't see why apple would have much of a problem with it.

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2012, 11:52:04 AM »
but iMessage is only between iPhones, unlike Whatsapp where its between all smartphones. So i don't see why apple would have much of a problem with it.

because anyone using whatsapp is not using imessages...

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2012, 01:38:35 PM »
It's a hoax! (as is another email about it shutting down if you don't forward the message on...)

From their website:
http://blog.whatsapp.com/index.php/2012/01/it-is-a-hoax-really-it-is/

I can't believe the masses still fall for these stupid memes ::)
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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2012, 02:41:37 PM »
After three ppl I never speak to sent me whatsapp messages trying to boost their chat friends, I figured it was high time to debunk this one...

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2012, 07:48:58 PM »
Yes I also got tons of messages from people about it, heard it's a scan to, what people don't know is that it anyway costs money after one year it's like 1.99 annually,
And btw I think on the iPhone they charge for the app itself unlike Android and blackberry.

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2012, 07:50:43 PM »
And btw I think on the iPhone they charge for the app itself unlike Android and blackberry.
They did charge for the when it was in the app store.

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2012, 08:32:44 PM »
They did charge for the when it was in the app store.
installious!

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2012, 08:43:54 PM »
Drains my BB's battery - who would wanna pay for this app?  ::)
+100i deleted whats app

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2012, 08:45:37 PM »
+100i deleted whats app
i'd rather keep it and charge it more often than delete it and not have gain from it. its a great tool sometimes

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Re: Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2012, 09:15:27 PM »
I can't believe the masses still fall for these stupid memes ::)
And why is it that the people who fall for these things are the same ones who don't delete the emails of all the people it was sent to/from higher up the chain :)
(well, I guess the "from" ones are not so bad, if you fwd this crap you deserve it, but why does everyone in your address book need to have their address sent to hundreds of people?)