You read it right. An Italian company has launched WhatSim, a WhatsApp-only SIM that comes with a plan that will let you use the popular messaging app for free while travelling across about 150 countries.
Manuel Zanella Rngineer, Founder and CEO of Zeromobile, the company behind WhatSim, says, “WhatsApp is the future of mobile communications. Its only “limit” is the data connection especially when you are traveling because the roaming charges are expensive and you can’t always find Wi-Fi everywhere and it is not always free. As someone who appreciates and uses WhatsApp, I tried to figure out how to get around this problem. That’s why WhatSim is an extraordinary opportunity for WhatsApp.”
WhatSim connects to more than 400 operators in about 150 countries. Anywhere in the world it connects to the provider with the best coverage and signal right where you are. If you change your position, it automatically searches for a new provider. If a better one is available, it connects by itself without you even noticing it.
Thanks to WhatSim and its worldwide data connection, you can finally chat with WhatsApp whenever and wherever you want without any limits. The idea came to an Italian entrepreneur, Manuel Zanella (38 years old), engineer, founder and CEO of Zeromobile, Italy’s first Global Mobile Operator for low-cost roaming.
Zanella is also famous for being in 2011 the “first mover” in the wearable technology industry with i’m Watch, the world’s first smartwatch.
WhatSim costs just €10 and you can chat for free all over the world for a year. WhatSim has neither fixed costs nor monthly payments and it never expires. Zanella had also the idea to realize a special version of WhatSim that is inspired by Pope Francis and designed for those countries of the world that the UN calls the Global South. In some of these countries, buying a WhatSim will cost €5 instead of €10.