Can you dail whatsapp number like a telephone number?

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  1. blueagent1999
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    i've never used whatsapp before, so i was wondering if whatsapp numbers are actually telephone numbers that you can dial using a regular phone?

    i guess what i'm asking is, can i dail a whatsapp number using an old telephone?

    thanks for letting me know!
     
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  2. Ryccardo

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    All whatsapp numbers are real phone numbers (or were at the time of activation - it's possible to move the whatsapp account to a device that is not the one which now has that phone number!)
     
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    that place full of lurkers
    im pretty sure they are, you can figure it out yourself. =)
     
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    Yes, of course. Whatsapp "accounts" are just numbers. What I am not sure is about the prefix.

    For example, here in Spain que use the prefix (0034) [9 digit number] (0034 601 601 601), but if you buy a number here in spain, and you go to England, for example, I'm not sure if the whatsapp number will be updated adding the new prefix (which in England, is 0044).

    But, in basic terms: As long as that phone can ring and the phone who has the number can get calls, yes, you can call with an old phone.
     
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    ah i see! i learnt something very useful today, so thank you very much everyone!

    wow what a relief! now i can finally get in contact with someone i was supposed to contact 2 weeks ago (i was too shy to dial his whatsapp number with my phone because i didn't want to get yelled at by unknown strangers, in the event that his whatsapp number wasn't his real telephone number)
     
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