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i'd like to run whatsapp on the nexus7

i'd like to setup my nexus7 2013 to use whatsapp,

i've tried a routine that uses text + with no results.

thanks for any help.

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If you do not have an existing text plan, you cannot use WhatsApp. On the initial set up, WhatsApp needs to send you a verification text.

My suggestion is to use Google Voice, and not 'port in' your phone number. You would have a secondary phone number that can be access everywhere there is Internet access.

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i do not have an existing text plan. does that shut me out?

i've done this before, but it was 2 years ago and i've forgotten


Correct. WhatsApp needs to send you a real text first to verify your phone number. As I suggested, since you have a Google account, simply use Google Voice, it will provide a number where people can text you. You can use HangOuts App or the Google Voice app to text to real phone numbers.


HangOuts? Hangouts is more like it.


ok. i've installed google voice. where do i go from here?


Go to and associate your google account with it. It will let you choose a number.


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