WhatsApp is completely free — no fees or subscriptions — because it uses your phone’s 4G, 3G, 2G, EDGE, or Wi-Fi connection instead of your cell plan’s voice minutes or text plan, and if you’re connected via Wi-Fi, it won’t eat into your data plan, either.
Is it free to use WhatsApp internationally?
If using your cellular data while roaming will normally result in additional charges, you may be charged extra by your mobile provider for using WhatsApp while roaming. If you have access to Wi-Fi and an active WhatsApp service, WhatsApp should be free to use over a Wi-Fi connection.
Does WhatsApp cost money?
The short answer used to be $1 at a time. In some countries, the app used to cost about $1 to download; in others, the first year is free, but each subsequent year costs $1 – in other words, WhatsApp had a subscription model. There are still no ads in the app, however.
Is WhatsApp call free?
Voice Calling lets you call your contacts using WhatsApp for free, even if they’re in another country. Voice calling uses your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. Data charges may apply.
Do you have to pay for WhatsApp 2018?
WHATSAPP is the world’s most popular messaging app but some users are being told they will soon have to start paying for this service. Since 2016 WhatsApp has scrapped all fees with the company saying: “We’re happy to announce that WhatsApp will no longer charge subscription fees.