If you use WhatsApp without Wi-Fi, your monthly phone bill might be higher than you anticipated.
Here’s the reason…
WhatsApp is it free?
WhatsApp can be downloaded free of charge to your smartphone via the App Store or Play Store.
You will need the App Store for Apple devices, while the Play Store is required for Android tablets and devices.
This instant messaging app allows users to send unlimited messages and photos to their phones via the internet.
WhatsApp users need to be aware of the possibility of extra charges if their data allowance is exceeded.
Connecting to Wi-Fi is a good idea when downloading videos from the app and making video calls.
To find out how much data WhatsApp is using, go to your Settings, then Storage & data, and finally Network usage.
Why is WhatsApp being used to charge me?
WhatsApp may add additional charges to your monthly phone bill. This is because WhatsApp, like many apps that use data without being connected to Wi-Fi networks, can cause users to notice an increase in their monthly bills.
The network may charge extra fees if your data consumption exceeds the plan’s limit.
Users connected to 4G networks will consume more data.
Who pays for a WhatsApp Call?
Both the caller as well as the receiver of a WhatsApp call will be charged data fees.
There is no data charge if the call is made over Wi-Fi.
What data is used in a WhatsApp call lasting 1 hour?
WhatsApp consumes around 740Kb per minute over a voice call – but data consumption increases with video calling.
WhatsApp video calls consume approximately twice as much data than FaceTime.
Around 300MB of data is required for a WhatsApp video call lasting 1 hour.
How do I chat on WhatsApp with no data?
Connect to your Wi Fi whenever possible – This will help you save data if you are at home with Wi-Fi.
You can also use the Wi Fi Hotspot in your area to get the app completely free, even when you make calls.