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Whats app...

Can whats app be used on a tracfone in europe to usa?

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Re: Whats app...

@honeybuns 

I searched for an answer to your question and couldn’t find any credible information.

 

Hopefully, someone will respond with a definite answer.

 

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Re: Whats app...

Both my son and I have an Iphone and we use Whats' App when he travels to Bangkok, Singapore, Indonesia, Bali and Manila and have had no problems with it.  It's a Facebook application, so I don't see why you would have a problem.

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@honeybuns wrote:

Can whats app be used on a tracfone in europe to usa?


@honeybuns ...  I have WhatsApp on my iPhone.  I always use it to send messages to my cousins in Italy. Works great.    Not sure what kind of phones they have but they definitely don't have iPhones.

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Re: Whats app...

We used Whatsapp for a trip to Philadelphia with people from other countries and it worked better than texting.

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I will say we were all complaining about our battery life with it, especially the iphone people.

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# IAMTEAMWEN
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Re: Whats app...

BUT can it be used on my Tracfone from Europe to US?  I know you cannot call from a Tracfone...

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@honeybuns wrote:

BUT can it be used on my Tracfone from Europe to US?  I know you cannot call from a Tracfone...


Does your Tracfone have the ability to connect to Wifi? If so, I would think you'd turn on the Wifi, turn off the data/phone service and use the app with your Wifi connection. 

 

Edited to add - on the Tracfone website it says you can text HELP to 611611 if you have questions. Perhaps that's the place to get your answer?

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Re: Whats app...

@honeybuns  Are you able to install the app on your Tracfone? If so, I don't see why it wouldn't work overseas. It uses WiFi/internet. When I went to Italy, I used WhatsApp to call my boyfriend. I would turn off data during the day and login to hotel WiFi to use the app to avoid paying the $10/day international data plan fee. Because of the time difference, that worked out fine.