What will happen on May 15th?
WhatsApp on its FAQ page clearly states, “Nobody will delete their accounts or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th due to this update.”
What happens after May 15th?
“After a few weeks of reduced functionality, you will no longer be able to receive incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will no longer send messages and calls to your phone,” notes WhatsApp. In other words, yours WhatsApp account becomes completely useless.
As mentioned earlier, since WhatsApp does not delete your account, it makes it so useless that you either have no choice but to accept the terms and conditions. Otherwise there is always signal and telegram, No?