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thiefa wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 1:24 pm
it does not work with whatsapp
fongo doesn't allow for short code texting
Fongo Mobile works fine with whatsapp provided you pay for an SMS subscription. The verification isn't short code anymore.
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ez_86 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 1:37 pm
weak
Fongo Mobile works for whatsapp provided you pay for SMS.
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ez_86 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 5:25 pm
so free plus how much?
I think it's $3.99+tax for unlimited SMS to Canada and the U.S. for one month. Check in the app
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ez_86 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 5:25 pm
so free plus how much?
Webslinger wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 6:27 pm
I think it's $3.99+tax for unlimited SMS for one month. Check in the app
https://support.fongo.com/hc/en-us/arti ... ifications

Users who have an active paid texting subscription are not blocked from receiving these activation codes via SMS, as long as they are not sent as short codes. We do not make any guarantee that you will receive activation codes if you have subscribed to a texting package.


Whatsapp uses short code for verification though. I mean if you're lucky enough to try the voice call and it gets through then yay
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thiefa wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 6:32 pm


Whatsapp uses short code for verification though. I mean if you're lucky enough to try the voice call and it gets through then yay
No, as I mentioned before, that's changed.

Also, verified by mobifree in the same thread

using-voip-ms-number-whatsapp-1904543/2/#p27430073

I've activated whatsapp on multiple Fongo Mobile numbers with SMS verification codes.

Fongo should really update its FAQ.
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Webslinger wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 6:40 pm
No, as I mentioned before, that's changed.

Also, verified by mobifree in the same thread

using-voip-ms-number-whatsapp-1904543/2/#p27430073

I've activated whatsapp on multiple Fongo Mobile numbers with SMS verification codes.

Fongo should really update its FAQ.
so if my aunt wants just whatsapp, going the fongo route is the best bang for her buck
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ez_86 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 7:15 pm
so if my aunt wants just whatsapp, going the fongo route is the best bang for her buck
There's probably other apps that let you verify whatsapp for free without paying for a SMS package. I just haven't looked into them that much.

I do know that Sudo was hit or miss for whatsapp verification phone calls. Some numbers worked. Some didn't. But if you can get a Sudo number to work, then that's cheaper than paying $3.99+tax.
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Webslinger wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 6:40 pm
No, as I mentioned before, that's changed.

Also, verified by mobifree in the same thread

using-voip-ms-number-whatsapp-1904543/2/#p27430073

I've activated whatsapp on multiple Fongo Mobile numbers with SMS verification codes.

Fongo should really update its FAQ.
That's great news! For a one time fee of $2.79 (1month plan) just to register your number on whatsapp isn't that bad at all compared to me using voip.ms :/
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thiefa wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 7:56 pm
That's great news! For a one time fee of $2.79 (1month plan) just to register your number on whatsapp isn't that bad at all compared to me using voip.ms :/
Maybe it doesn't matter, but you might need the U.S. plan. I can't remember which one I was using at the time.
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Webslinger wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 8:17 pm
Maybe it doesn't matter, but you might need the U.S. plan. I can't remember which one I was using at the time.
No, the Canada only Fongo texting plan works for WhatsApp verification. I have it right now.
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netusername wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 10:38 pm
No, the Canada only Fongo texting plan works for WhatsApp verification. I have it right now.
Oh, okay thanks. I couldn't recall.
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Google Voice numbers are free and accept verification SMS, try if you have one. TextNow Web based accs also accept SMS and you can have a free online Canadian number. Short code services may not be supported by TextNow at present.
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Family member is travelling to South Korea and Japan and will be getting a wifi hotspot at each destination.

Anyone with recent experience of using Fongo + wifi hotspot calling back to Canada? Any issue?
Was latency noticeable + crosstalk?

TIA

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