iPad Whatsapp iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Rich74, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Rich74 macrumors regular

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    Okay, bear with me, I may be missing the brain cells.

    I have an iPad Air with 3G. My provider is 3. This gives me a cellular number and data to use per month.

    So...

    Why can't I have whatsapp on my iPad?
     
  2. Firesign3394 macrumors regular

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    Whatsapp won't work, but Google Voice is another free option and that will work.

    It will let you make calls and text from your iPad.
     
  3. Rich74 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know it won't work but there must be a market of enough 3G enabled iPads.
     
  4. Badrottie Suspended

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  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    IMO, reliability. WA works perfect and always delivers on messages and notifications. Skype? Works maybe 2 out of 10 times for me.
     
  6. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Correct me if I am wrong but don't you have to use Talkatone along with Google Voice to make calls? Also for those who may be wondering, Google Voice cannot be found on the iPad App store. I think you go thru iTunes.
     
  7. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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    Whatsapp works perfectly on my iPad. If anybody is interested, I wrote a step by step "how to" on this forum. There are also several articles on how it is done on the net.
     
  8. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

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    I use kik IMO it has the biggest following prob. well it and what's app
     
  9. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Whatsapp should be about 19 billion times better than anything else. Right? :rolleyes:
     
  10. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Link please...
     
  11. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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    The first link is from my post. It will give you an overview of the way I did it. The second link includes a video and shows the specific files to move.

    My instructions, I already had Whatsapp running on the iPhone hence the directions to delete it on the phone. I used my Google number and it's ability to receive the text on the iPad so my directions differ slightly from the video. The secret is the two devices (your phone and pad must use different phone numbers as only one device using a given number can be logged in at the same time. (You can not have your iPhone messages repeat to the iPad. )

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1690525&highlight=whatsapp


    http://www.redmondpie.com/install-whatsapp-on-ipad-and-ipod-touch-without-jailbreak-video/

    It has been some time since I did this but if you have any problems come back and I will attempt to walk you through it.
     
  12. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try... although I hoped it could have the same number in both devices. Perhaps it's time to drop whatsapp and pick up another service that's able to integrate multiple devices for different platforms and cope with that real need without hacks. Only one number, hard linked to a mobile phone, seems kind of outdated.

    Plus, I don't trust Facebook at all: the reason they paid that insane amount of money for WA is to exploit its users as they do on FB.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers!
     
  13. njsapple2012 macrumors member

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    If the OP is from the UK then unfortunately Google Voice (as yet) isn't supported here....
     

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