WhatsApp requires an active phone number to create an account. If you are having problems, please check the following:
After you enter your phone number, please wait for an SMS to be delivered to your phone. The SMS will contain a 6-digit verification code, which you can enter on the verification screen in WhatsApp. The verification code is unique and changes each time you verify a new phone number or device. Please do not guess the verification code; guessing too many times may delay your verification.
If you do not receive your code via SMS, our automated system can call you with your code. Please wait for the five minute timer to finish counting down and do not edit your number during this time. After the five minutes, tap Call Me.
Note: Depending on your carrier, you might receive charges for SMS and phone calls.
If you have followed these steps and cannot receive a code, please do the following: