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WhatSim card offers worldwide access to WhatsApp for 5-10 euros

Italian virtual network operator Zeromobile
is selling a new SIM card WhatSim which gives its users global access to the
WhatsApp messaging service at the cost of €10-a-year. According to the
company’s homepage, the WhatSim card will be available in late February.

The company says it will let its users
access the WhatsApp service globally, reports the Wall
Street Journal
.

Italian virtual network operator Zeromobile
is selling a new SIM card WhatSim which gives its users global access to the
WhatsApp messaging service at the cost of €10-a-year. According to the
company’s homepage, the WhatSim card will be available in late February.

The company says it will let its users
access the WhatsApp service globally, reports the Wall
Street Journal
.

According to the company, WhatSim will
reportedly work on 400 mobile networks in 150 countries. WhatSim is a service
of the Italian virtual network operator Zeromobile, founded by the Italian
telecom entrepreneur Manuel Zanella.

According to the company, Facebook ‘s
WhatsApp service has 700 million active users who exchange some 30 billion
messages every day. That poses a threat to legacy mobile operators, whose
revenue from classic text messages has slumped in recent years due to the
increasing popularity of smartphone messaging apps. In Germany, for example,
the number of text messages sent halved from 148 million a day in 2012 to an
estimated 74 million a day in 2014, according to the German federal statistics
office.

Using WhatsApp requires a mobile-data
package or access to a Wi-Fi network. WhatSim will switch to the strongest
available mobile network, the company said. While users can send unlimited
WhatsApp text messages for the annual fee, additional fees apply for sending
pictures or videos. WhatSim said it would sell its SIM card in some developing
countries for €5 but provided no details.

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