I have LG Aristo phone on Pre-Paid Legacy plan (which has no data). I will be traveling to Germany and France and want to know if I can use WhatsApp to text and/or call my friends who are traveling with me. If so, do I need to leave Mobile data ON or OFF (Legacy plans don't have data so this setting confuses me). Also, is there any way I can text or call my family in US and local German & French numbers on the Legacy plan with WhatsApp or another service without incurring roaming charges?
Best answer by tmo_lauren
Hey there! Great questions!
With your rate plan and setup, you wouldn't have access to WhatsApp without a data ready plan. WhatsApp is data powered and would only be available when you had an available WiFi connection.
Without being able to review your exact rate plan, I wouldn't be able to confirm your roaming abilities, but data would definitely not be available if your plan doesn't include it already, calls and texts would with no roaming charges were not a part of legacy rate plans so likely do not apply, and whether or not you can roam for a cost would depend on your exact grandfathered plan. M
You may have better luck requesting an unlock on your device if eligible and finding a German local tourist plan/prepaid plan and SIM to use your device with depending on the amount of time you will be traveling!