There are many older smartphone users who would like to use the popular WhatsApp app. And, if you’re a Nokia Asha user, you may be wondering it’s possible to use WhatsApp to reach out to your friends and family.
WhatsApp developers recently announced that any support for the Nokia S40 devices would cease on Dec. 31, 2018. This does not apply to Nokia Asha 201 to Asha 503 phone owners – support will still be provided. There are currently some providers around the world already not offering WhatsApp support for S40 devices.
For example, people in India have noticed that they have problems accessing WhatsApp under specific telcos. If you’re one of those people, there is a fix for it. In the phone’s settings, hit Configuration, Preferred Access Point and pick the provider you’re with. After that, go back to Settings and Configuration and hit Default config. settings. This will erase the configuration settings. You’ll need to restart the device.
If problems persist, it could be one of the channels WhatsApp is using. The wireless access point setting may be blocked by the cell phone provider. If this happens to be the case, users need to reach out to their mobile providers.
Go to WhatsApp’s official website to download the popular messaging app to your Nokia Asha or other S40 smartphone. You can also visit www.whatsapp.com/s40 using the mobile device’s Internet browser. Be sure to have the unlimited data plan for your Nokia Asha, as this is a minimum requirement.