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Device Requirements

World Phone is currently supported on the following devices:

  1. Apple iPhone
    1. Model: iPhone 5 or later
    2. Operating System: iOS 9.0 or later
  2. Android Phones
    1. Operating System: Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) or later

Yes. World Message syncs contacts from your native phone contacts list.

No. There is no need to enter a username or password to open the App or to make and receive a call. When you purchase World Credit or numbers, you will need to enter your Apple ID password. If your iPhone is locked when it receives a message, you must unlock your iPhone before you can view the message.

You can simply download again from the App Store or Google Play Store. Registering your App with your original number will return your purchased World Credit and leased phone numbers.

You can download World Message from the App Store or Google Play Store to your new or repaired phone. Any contacts created in World Message are automatically created in your phone contacts. Life is a lot easier if you make regular backups of your phone.

You can ask your Mobile Network to unlock your iPhone – usually this just requires a code to be entered and maybe incurs a small fee. This will allow you to use a local SIM card when travelling. Try to set-up a roaming data package, so you have access to low cost data when roaming and then you can make low cost international SMS with World Message.

Turn off data roaming, and message with World Message whenever you can access Wi-Fi. Using a local SIM card does have advantages – usually you get better Wi-Fi for less cost – so before you travel, ask your Mobile Network Operator if they can unlock your phone. There might be a fee to pay for unlocking, but free unlocks are becoming increasing common. Not sure if your phone is SIM locked – borrow a SIM card from another Network – and put it into your phone. If it lets you make a call then you are already good to go!

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