WhatsApp is probably the most popular instant messaging platform on the planet today. To use WhatsApp, you need a phone number.
What if you don’t have a phone number or you need to use WhatsApp without a SIM card for some reason?
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In this guide, we will show you 3 different ways you can use WhatsApp without a SIM card.
3 ways to use WhatsApp without a phone number or SIM
To create an account on WhatsApp, you need a number to verify yourself.
The verification is done using a one-time code you get while signing up. You will receive the code through an SMS or a phone call.
If you do not have a SIM and want to use WhatsApp, follow the below methods.
Use a landline number to use WhatsApp
To use a landline number to create an account on WhatsApp and use it, select the Language and click Agree and Continue. Then, select your country and enter your landline number and click NEXT.
You will see the phone number verification screen. Wait for a few seconds and click on Didn’t receive code? Then, click on CALL ME at the bottom of the screen.
Answer the call you receive on the landline to hear the 6-digit verification code. Enter it in WhatsApp and click Next and enter your name and upload a display picture.
That’s it. You have created a WhatsApp account without a SIM.
Use WhatsApp with a temporary phone number
The other way to use WhatsApp without a SIM is to use a temporary phone number. There are many websites that offer temporary phone numbers for free.
You can search for a temporary phone number on Google. Open a website from the search results. Then, enter the number you find there in WhatsApp. You will receive the SMS on the website from WhatsApp with a 6-digit code. Enter it and verify the number on WhatsApp.
The flip side of using temporary numbers is you can lose access to WhatsApp anytime. Even your data is not safe. You need to compromise your privacy with this method.
Use WhatsApp with third-party phone number apps
There are many apps available on Google Playstore and App Store that provide temporary phone numbers. You can own a number and get calls and SMS on the app.
Install an app you trust after seeing the reviews. Create an account and own a number. Then, enter it on WhatsApp and verify it.
How to use WhatsApp without a SIM card
Even if you don’t have a SIM card with you, you can use WhatsApp.
The methods discussed above will help you verify and use WhatsApp.
Also read: How to transfer Google Authenticator to a new phone
Privacy is not guaranteed with some methods we discussed. You need to think before trying them.