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I have an HTC and I downloaded my whatsapp from the market place but now I don't receive any incoming messages unless I turn on my internet. Is there a way for me to get my messages without having the internet turned on.

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um... troll question? – Power-Inside Nov 20 '12 at 14:38
How, pray tell, do you expect to receive messages without network connectivity. Giving the benefit of the doubt here: Do you perhaps mean Wi-Fi? – Al E. Nov 20 '12 at 14:45
The description explicitly says it "uses 3G or Wifi" to communicate with your friends. – ce4 Nov 20 '12 at 14:50
I guess he probably thought that whatsapp would (or should?) function as a SMS client – Power-Inside Nov 20 '12 at 14:58
@Power-Inside: That's the only logical explanation. – Al E. Nov 20 '12 at 21:04

WhatsApp uses Internet to send / receive messages (or images, videos, etc.)! There's no way you can send / receive messages without Internet!!

Quote from WhatsApp website:

WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing...

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