In this guide we’ll show you how to use Whatsapp without a SIM card in your phone. WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in India and the company has been introducing more and more features to attract and retain users. WhatsApp currently has more than 200 million active users every month in India and this number will only grow as the smartphone users increase.

The recently added features include voice calling, video calling, Snapchat like stories, WhatsApp business app and more. The company is currently testing group voice calling and group video calling, which is already available on Facebook Messenger.

These days, having WhatsApp has become very important and people without WhatsApp are often forced to install it by others. For some reason, if you do not have a SIM card or do not wish to use your number on WhatsApp, there are two ways you can do this.

How to use WhatsApp without a SIM card

Landline method

This first method is also the easiest one, but you do need a landline number, or some kind of home phone number. First, open up Whatsapp, select your home country and then enter your landline number when asked. Then wait for the standard SMS verification process to fail, which could take up to 5 minutes.  After it does, tap on “call me” in the app, and then answer the call made to your landline. You then need to remember the verification code that the automated voice gives you on the phone. Then just enter that code into the app, and you should be all set.

TextNow method

The first way to do this is by installing an app called TextNow, which provides you a number using which you can call and send SMSs.

  • Install TextNow from the Play Store.
  • Now, open the app and click on Sign up.
  • You can either use your email ID or sign up with Facebook.
  • Then, you will be asked to enter a username and your area code.
  • You can use an area code such as – 315, 808 or other American codes.
  • Once you do this, you will get a number
  • Now, install WhatsApp on your phone.
  • Open the app and When it asks you to enter your number, enter the number that you have received from TextNow.
  • Once you click on Next, the app will send an OTP but the process will fail.
  • Then, click on call me and you will get a call on the TextNow app which will give you the OTP.
  • Enter this OTP in the app and you are all set.

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!


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