Whatsapp remains the most popular messaging and voice call apps for Android, especially in international markets. However, it normally needs to connect to your SIM card number on your phone in order to work. Thankfully, there are at least two ways to use Whatsapp without a SIM card.
Obviously, both of these methods do require you to download Whatsapp on your device, either via the Google Play Store or directly from the app’s official web site. If you choose the second method, be sure to go into your phone’s Settings, select the Applications section, and then check the Unknown Sources option.
How to use Whatsapp without SIM card
This second method will require the use of a third-party app, TextNow, which can be downloaded on your device via the Google Play Store.
Once that is done, open the app to begin its setup process. You should find a way to remember the number that’s given by the app once the setup process is complete. After that, open up Whatsapp, select your home country as before, and type in the number given to you by the TextNow app. Then you need to wait for the SMS verification process to fail, and when it does, tap on “call me” in the app. You should then go back and open the TextNow app again, and answer that call, and once again you need to remember the automatically generated verification code.
Finally, go back to Whatsapp, enter the code into the app, and you should have that app up and running.
As you can see, both of these methods should make using Whatsapp without a SIM card possible. Are there other methods that you know of that will work as well? Let us know in the comments!