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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 are 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 are not be supported, which  affects 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.

UPDATE: You won't be able to use WhatsApp on the following platforms for:

Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017
BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 after December 31, 2017
Windows Phone 8.0 and older after December 31, 2017
Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018
Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020

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 #60 on: January 17, 2012, 09:53:59 PM »
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?)   

Agreed. In general, email forwards are one of my pet peeves.
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2012, 11:12:58 PM »
installious!
only good for those people that are jailbroken.

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2012, 02:54:46 AM »
Whatsapp is basically a glorified text-massaging app which is buggy and drains battery life.

The best messaging app by leaps and bounds is Kik. Its effectively BBM for all smartphones (in fact it was created by a former BBM developer).

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2012, 08:14:01 PM »
Does kik work with anything else besides kik?

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2012, 11:26:01 PM »
Does kik work with anything else besides kik?
Not so clear about what you're asking. It works for the big 5 smartphone platform. You download the app then add contacts through email or user name. To add someone they must have kik also, otherwise you can invite them to download it.
I was worried about losing bbm when i ditched bb for nexus, but kik replaced it perfectly.

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2012, 11:28:13 PM »
Not so clear about what you're asking. It works for the big 5 smartphone platform. You download the app then add contacts through email or user name. To add someone they must have kik also, otherwise you can invite them to download it.
I was worried about losing bbm when i ditched bb for nexus, but kik replaced it perfectly.

Methinks he's asking if Kik is interoperable with other services, not sure which he's referring to, could be anything from Facebook Chat to AOL IM to Gchat to iMessage.

From what I've seen on the Kik site, the answer to his question is no.
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2012, 10:39:49 AM »
anyone wants to try out this kik?

Ive had too many types of chats that came along and were utterly worthless.

whatsapp is still usable, except, it does not vibrate by me (set to accept the profiles settings on a BB).

BBM, is so far the best by far.

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2012, 10:44:05 AM »
anyone wants to try out this kik?

Ive had too many types of chats that came along and were utterly worthless.

whatsapp is still usable, except, it does not vibrate by me (set to accept the profiles settings on a BB).

BBM, is so far the best by far.

I'll be happy to test out Kik with you.

BBM is native to the BB platform, so it's integrated more tightly than other messaging apps. Also bear in mind that if you were ditching BB then your profiles on Android (for example) would work differently anyway.
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2012, 10:45:36 AM »
anyone wants to try out this kik?

Ive had too many types of chats that came along and were utterly worthless.

whatsapp is still usable, except, it does not vibrate by me (set to accept the profiles settings on a BB).

BBM, is so far the best by far.
for some reason my BBM doesnt vibrate - and i couldnt find the settings but whatsapp doess

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2012, 10:50:07 AM »
for some reason my BBM doesnt vibrate - and i couldnt find the settings but whatsapp doess

It's in your profiles, you go to edit and expand 'instant messaging'.
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2012, 11:15:08 AM »
anyother kik people out there with live experience, before polluting my bb.

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2012, 11:15:45 AM »
It's in your profiles, you go to edit and expand 'instant messaging'.
idk bout u but i dont have anything called profiles. (or again maybe i cant find it) . so im back to step #1

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2012, 11:49:10 AM »
idk bout u but i dont have anything called profiles. (or again maybe i cant find it) . so im back to step #1

Do you have a volume icon? When you click it and scroll to the bottom, does it let you edit the different profiles (it might called them something else, I mean the Loud, Normal, Silent, Vibrate etc. volume options. If you have that place to edit them, you can edit the IM/BBM section to have it act as you'd like.
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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #73 on: January 23, 2012, 01:43:15 PM »
Do you have a volume icon? When you click it and scroll to the bottom, does it let you edit the different profiles (it might called them something else, I mean the Loud, Normal, Silent, Vibrate etc. volume options. If you have that place to edit them, you can edit the IM/BBM section to have it act as you'd like.
:) thank you so kindly! - i never managed to get passed the "only phone calls" setting but i went further down and "edit profiles" is there!

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Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« Reply #74 on: January 23, 2012, 01:51:16 PM »
:) thank you so kindly! - i never managed to get passed the "only phone calls" setting but i went further down and "edit profiles" is there!

Attaboy. Does anyone who moved from BB to Android know if Andriod's profiles are as customizable as BB?
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