Popular social media messaging app, Whatsapp will no longer work on some phones as from November 1, 2021, due to compatibility issues.
The phones that will be affected include 52 android and iPhone devices owned by millions of users worldwide.

It was learnt that the inability of the application to function on these devices is because owners of the platform will cease to provide support for the operating system running on such old model devices.

To be able to continue enjoying Whatsapp services, owners of affected devices have two options – upgrade their device software (if possible) or get a brand new phone.

According to a report published by Sun UK, the phones that will be affected by this technology upgrade include:

1. Galaxy Trend Lite

2. Galaxy Trend II

3. Galaxy SII

4. Galaxy S3 mini

5. Galaxy Xcover 2

6. Galaxy Core

7. Galaxy Ace 2

8. Lucid 2

9. Optimus F7

10. Optimus F5

11. Optimus L3 II Dual

12. Optimus F5

13. Optimus L5

14. Best L5 II

15. Optimus L5 Dual

16. Best L3 II

17. Optimus L7

18. Optimus L7 II Dual

19. Best L7 II

20. Optimus F6, Enact

21. Optimus L4 II Dual

22. Optimus F3

23. Best L4 II

24. Best L2 II

25. Optimus Nitro HD

26. Optimus 4X HD

27. Optimus F3Q

28. ZTE V956

29. Grand X Quad V987

30. Grand Memo

31. Xperia Miro

32. Xperia Neo L

33. Xperia Arc S

34. Alcatel

35. Ascend G740

36. Ascend Mate

37. Ascend D Quad XL

38. Ascend D1 Quad XL

39. Ascend P1 S

40. Ascend D2

41. Archos 53 Platinum

42. HTC Desire 500

43. Caterpillar Cat B15

44. Wiko Cink Five

45. Wiko Darknight

46. Lenovo A820

47. UMi X2

48. Run F1

49. THL W8

50. iPhone SE

51. iPhone 6S

52. iPhone 6S Plus

Meanwhile, henceforth, Nigerian citizens below the age of 18 would not be allowed to own a Subscriber Identity/Identification Module (SIM) card.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC revealed this in a recent publication on its official website.

According to the draft copy of the modified registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations, only subscribers above the age of 18 are entitled to SIMs. The commission said the new regulation was in line with the powers conferred upon the commission by section 70 of the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003.

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