Some time ago you read my guide on how WhatsApp works and since then you have become an avid user of the famous messaging app. At the moment you can tell yourself more than satisfied with the thing and you think it undoubtedly represents an excellent solution by which you can chat without problems with all your contacts avoiding having to use the much more classic SMS. However, after the initial trial period now in order to continue using WhatsApp you find yourself having to subscribe to the much talked about subscription. You have nothing to complain about if not that rather than take advantage of the classic payment systems you like to be able to use your telephone credit. If things are actually this way and if at the moment you don't have the faintest how to do it, know that I have good news to give you: I can explain to you. how to pay WhatsApp with credit.
Before you can get alarmed and think about the worst, however, I want to specify immediately that contrary to appearances, paying WhatsApp with credit is extremely simple that in order to do this it is not necessary to be an expert in telephony. In fact, it only takes a few minutes of free time and a minimum of concentration as well as, of course, that sufficient telephone credit on the SIM and that's it, you have to trust. So if you are really willing to know what you need to do in order to pay whatsApp with credit, I invite you to grab your smartphone and focus on reading the following lines. I am sure that in the end you will agree with me that paying WhatsApp with credit was really simple and I am also sure that at the first good opportunity you will be happy to explain to your friends in need of a little help how to do it. But now let's stop the chatter and take action.
UPDATE: from the end of January 2016 WhatsApp is free forever. The annual fee of 0,89 euros is no longer required to continue using the app, therefore the indications in this guide are to be considered outdated.
To be able to pay WhatsApp with credit, the first thing you need to do is make sure you have all the necessary requirements to be able to carry out this operation. In fact, at the current state of affairs not all telephone operators in your language support the ability to pay WhatsApp with credit and not all smartphones allow you to do this. Unfortunately, that's the way it is.
The only telephone operators in your language that allow you to pay for WhatsApp with credit are wind e TIM. Furthermore, the functionality is accessible only and exclusively on Android e Windows Phone. So, if you use an iPhone or have a SIM with an operator other than the ones I just mentioned, I'm sorry but at the moment it is not possible to pay Whatsapp with credit but you must use one of the standard payment methods.
Make sure that you are in possession of a SIM from one of the two operators mentioned and that the smartphone in your possession is based on the Android or Windows Phone platform in order to pay WhatsApp with credit, the first thing you need to do is to start the application . To do this, grab your device, press the WhatsApp icon and then wait for the screen of the same to be visible.
Then press the button Menu (this is the button with the three dots) located in the upper right part of the screen that is shown to you and select the item Settings give the riquadro che si apre.
In the new screen that is shown to you, select the wording Account then tap on Payment info and indicate the type of subscription you wish to subscribe from among those available by placing the check mark next to the one you prefer. The subscription of 1 year the 0,89 €, That of 3 years the 2,40 € while that of 5 years the 3,34 €. The decision is yours alone.
Once you put the check mark next to the item relating to the type of plan that you intend to subscribe, press the button relating to the default payment method of your smartphone (eg. Google Wallet).
In the box that opens, presses the price at the top right and select the item Payment options from the menu that appears. At this point you will find among the available options Activate operator billing or Debit my operator's account (the item may vary depending on the brand and model of smartphone you own). To be able to pay WhatsApp with credit, all you have to do is select the item in question.
After paying the subscription to WhatsApp you can check the expiration date of the latter by going to the menu Payment info application and consulting the field Service expiration.
If you are not aware of it, keep in mind that paying WhatsApp with credit is an operation that can also be done to renew the subscription to the famous app for a friend.
If you want to pay WhatsApp with credit to renew the subscription to your friend's service, access the application, press the button depicting the three dots located in the upper right part of the WhatsApp screen and then select the item Settings from the menu that appears. Then presses on the voice Contacts and then tap on Pay for a friend.
Premi ora il pulsating Choose a contact and select the person for whom you want to pay WhatsApp with credit. In the screen that will be shown to you at this point, tap on Payment info and indicates the type of subscription you want to give to the friend chosen from those available by pressing on it with your finger.
After adding the check mark next to the item relating to the type of plan that you intend to give as a gift, presses the button relating to the default payment method of your smartphone (eg. Google Wallet).
In the box that will open, press the price at the top right and select the item Payment options from the menu that appears. At this point you will find among the available options Activate operator billing or Debit my operator's account.
Once you have given the renewal of the subscription to WhatsApp to your friend, the latter can check the expiration date of the subscription by simply accessing the app, going to the menu Payment info of the same and consulting the field Service expiration.
Please note: The procedure that I have just indicated to you and thanks to which it is possible to pay WhatsApp with credit for a friend is valid only and exclusively on Android terminals. Windows Phone terminals as well as all other smartphones are currently excluded from this. The recipients of the payment can instead use any mobile platform (iOS, Symbian, Android etc.).