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Text Free: Call & Text Now

Text Free: Call & Text Now

Pinger, Inc

Text with a second phone number for texting, calling, plus real SMS.

4.3 Ratings 625K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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  • img Expert
    1. Quickly create a phone number you’ll easily remember with no previously owned number required
    2. Easily create free group chats by adding all of your important phone numbers! Enjoy sending free SMS to all your friends at once
    3. Free conversation doesn’t have to be boring! Enjoy using millions of stickers to express yourself in a fun & entertaining way

    Reviewed by Laura S on January 16, 2018

  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Alexander K
    Lots of pros (, call&text history is saved on textfreeweb, call quality is decent even with poor internet, ads are minimal, visual voicemail is usually accurate enough). But there are lots of cons, enough to make me wish I chose a different texting service (little call/text history will be saved to app if you log out of it, unable to search chat history, unable to import or export number, no notification for texts not sent, vids are bad quality unless receiver clicks a link to see it in hd)
  • TextFree app is an Awesome app that can save you lots money Dec 23, 2020

    By Studiorich
    If you have cell phone service that is pay as you go where you pay ten cents per minute you can use your new phone number from this app as a WiFi phone and enjoy unlimited voice calling and not worry about racking up minutes on your prepaid or pay as you go cell phone plan also if you live in an area with poor cell phone service but have a strong WiFi signal then you don’t have to worry anymore about dropped calls using your cell phone as you are using WiFi to make and receive calls. Note No 911 Calls can be made with this service so you must use your cell phone or land line for 911 calls. This feature full phone line comes with voicemail, text, and so much more for $4.99 per month. Calls are clear using your speaker phone and uses less power using WiFi then using a cell phone tower. Plus if you own other cell phones or iPads with no cell service they too will all work using the same local phone number just download TextFree app on all your other devices and you have phones that you can use throughout your home even on locked phones and iPads. You will not be disappointed this is one truly amazing app well worth $4.99 per month and you can try it for free if you don’t mind ads but you risk losing your phone number after 30 days. But your subscription guarantees you can keep your new phone number and is ad free.
  • Best pals Mar 17, 2018

    By BRIT ICONZ
    This is been a success story also a struggle story me as the reviewer have been using Textfree for over six years close to seven and when I had no way to have a phone service from my iPhone I was able to always have access to people calling me and having textWhich it being a American app I had no idea I’d be able to use it in Europe where I went and subsequently suffered a heart attack still having no phone service tax-free had allowed me to call and text my friends and family in the USA with no extra surcharge and really no problem this was a great thing now if this doesn’t come with the bells and whistles but it still was pretty forward thinking for time it came out it’s still one of the originals and one thing about it it’s stable sometime to glitches but it’s stable overall and I’ve still been able to use it we talking about six years of service that I use pretty much every day I am an original thank you tax-free you really helped me expand on so many things and yes I do have phone service now but I still use this as one of my secondaryNumbers one of the best apps ever invented because it works
  • unlimited talk+text to any phone number regardless if they are a text now user or not Apr 9, 2020

    By Graceland kelly
    okay so i’ve tried talkatone and almost every free calling and texting app out there but i always come back to this one.. one thing i love about talkatone that this app lacks is that talkatone you only need the calling “ credits “ for international calling... on that app you can send unlimited texts and calls to anyone without calling minutes... regardless if they have the app or not and i LOVE this app but i do think that dark mode should come to this app it would be BEAUTIFUL i’d suggest also “ read receipts “ and i think we should have unlimited text and calls... the calling credits should just be for international calling..so basically we just have unlimited texting and calling to any number regardless if they have this app or not with ads to keep it free just like the talkatone app does!!! other than the whole calling minutes thing that’s the ONLY thing i don’t like other than that this app is amazing and the best of the best but please give us dark mode and give us unlimited free calling i’d appreciate it! and so would do many other people!!!
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By erik obest
    Yes, there are ads. What do you expect for free! However, it is the best text/call free app out there without a bunch of nonsense. Go ahead and pay the premium fee for $5 or whatever and the ads go away. You can't go wrong with this app. This app even gives you the choice to make your own custom phone # w/out the premium fee. Give it a try, what do you have to lose?
  • Great free App May 27, 2019

    By Mmcvey98
    Best free app for texting for when you need another number. I hope that none of you ever have to have another number for the reasons that I have had to. The only complaint I have is the fact that you have to buy minutes and the cost but on the same token with that; If someone tries to call the number you have the option to have a call go directly to voicemail, so if the Caller leaves a voicemail you can still get the communication, along with the ability of an automatic text response to let them know that you cannot receive telephone calls on that number and make them aware of that fact. So I still give it five stars despite the downfall of having to buy minutes. They give you some free minutes to start, and methods/other ways to gain free minutes IF you want to take the time to go through all of the surveys and marketing etc. When I have used the actual calling function of the app, the quality has been great. So overall for being a free app I give it five thumbs up :-)
  • Bill Kaatz Sep 18, 2019

    By FBIMANSr
    I enjoy the text free app and calling like watching the adds even joined a few to help with free minutes although it requires internet to use phone and text I really appreciate it helps me very much I have told several of my friends about the App and If you are down on your luck or just can’t afford a phone bill, try the text free app , watch a few adds get minutes for phone you can pick your own number, from an available list of numbers , and you are back in Buisness, yes it requires you to use WiFi! But so far my quality of call’s have been good ,and best of all as long as you use your phone a few times a month you can keep your number, and if you do need to change your number ! Well you simple request for a new number and you can change it and you can even keep your unused minutes!! Wow how great is that ? If after all I have just told you how great text free phone and text app is and you don’t get it , then you just don’t need a phone ! I Love it
  • Nov 15, 2021

    By Trevor Hammar
    Great app for $4.99! I bought a new phone and after service ended on my old phone but before I activated my new number it was a life saver. Helped me stay in contact with everyone I needed too. Im sure my Wi-Fi helped but I never had an issue hearing anyone or missing calls and who doesn't like free texting? Would you consider crediting me a free month service? Since I have new phone I don't plan to continue service once it ends but if I had an extra month I'd probably continue monthly!
  • 5 years, 5 stars Jun 1, 2018

    By cobalionandzelda43210
    I have had this app for 5 years (yes, 5 years) so it is imperative that I write a review! I got this app when I started college and did not have phone service yet, and I used it for over a year constantly. I've kept it ever since, and I still have the phone number that I started with. I moved to a rural area, where getting cell service is nearly impossible, and this app came in handy for actually being able to talk on the phone without needing to be in specific corner of the house or outside. This is the best free texting and calling app I've ever found. There are, of course, things that annoy me (like the amount of ads, not being able to make calls for free and only receive them, and the phone number going away if you haven't used it in a while). This is a completely free app, though, so I couldn't be happier. If you want more capabilities, you could either pay for the app or pay for phone service. For everything that this app does, I can't help but to give it 5 stars.
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Alexander K
    Lots of pros (, call&text history is saved on textfreeweb, call quality is decent even with poor internet, ads are minimal, visual voicemail is usually accurate enough). But there are lots of cons, enough to make me wish I chose a different texting service (little call/text history will be saved to app if you log out of it, unable to search chat history, unable to import or export number, no notification for texts not sent, vids are bad quality unless receiver clicks a link to see it in hd)
  • TextFree app is an Awesome app that can save you lots money Dec 23, 2020

    By Studiorich
    If you have cell phone service that is pay as you go where you pay ten cents per minute you can use your new phone number from this app as a WiFi phone and enjoy unlimited voice calling and not worry about racking up minutes on your prepaid or pay as you go cell phone plan also if you live in an area with poor cell phone service but have a strong WiFi signal then you don’t have to worry anymore about dropped calls using your cell phone as you are using WiFi to make and receive calls. Note No 911 Calls can be made with this service so you must use your cell phone or land line for 911 calls. This feature full phone line comes with voicemail, text, and so much more for $4.99 per month. Calls are clear using your speaker phone and uses less power using WiFi then using a cell phone tower. Plus if you own other cell phones or iPads with no cell service they too will all work using the same local phone number just download TextFree app on all your other devices and you have phones that you can use throughout your home even on locked phones and iPads. You will not be disappointed this is one truly amazing app well worth $4.99 per month and you can try it for free if you don’t mind ads but you risk losing your phone number after 30 days. But your subscription guarantees you can keep your new phone number and is ad free.
  • Best pals Mar 17, 2018

    By BRIT ICONZ
    This is been a success story also a struggle story me as the reviewer have been using Textfree for over six years close to seven and when I had no way to have a phone service from my iPhone I was able to always have access to people calling me and having textWhich it being a American app I had no idea I’d be able to use it in Europe where I went and subsequently suffered a heart attack still having no phone service tax-free had allowed me to call and text my friends and family in the USA with no extra surcharge and really no problem this was a great thing now if this doesn’t come with the bells and whistles but it still was pretty forward thinking for time it came out it’s still one of the originals and one thing about it it’s stable sometime to glitches but it’s stable overall and I’ve still been able to use it we talking about six years of service that I use pretty much every day I am an original thank you tax-free you really helped me expand on so many things and yes I do have phone service now but I still use this as one of my secondaryNumbers one of the best apps ever invented because it works
  • unlimited talk+text to any phone number regardless if they are a text now user or not Apr 9, 2020

    By Graceland kelly
    okay so i’ve tried talkatone and almost every free calling and texting app out there but i always come back to this one.. one thing i love about talkatone that this app lacks is that talkatone you only need the calling “ credits “ for international calling... on that app you can send unlimited texts and calls to anyone without calling minutes... regardless if they have the app or not and i LOVE this app but i do think that dark mode should come to this app it would be BEAUTIFUL i’d suggest also “ read receipts “ and i think we should have unlimited text and calls... the calling credits should just be for international calling..so basically we just have unlimited texting and calling to any number regardless if they have this app or not with ads to keep it free just like the talkatone app does!!! other than the whole calling minutes thing that’s the ONLY thing i don’t like other than that this app is amazing and the best of the best but please give us dark mode and give us unlimited free calling i’d appreciate it! and so would do many other people!!!
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By erik obest
    Yes, there are ads. What do you expect for free! However, it is the best text/call free app out there without a bunch of nonsense. Go ahead and pay the premium fee for $5 or whatever and the ads go away. You can't go wrong with this app. This app even gives you the choice to make your own custom phone # w/out the premium fee. Give it a try, what do you have to lose?
  • Great free App May 27, 2019

    By Mmcvey98
    Best free app for texting for when you need another number. I hope that none of you ever have to have another number for the reasons that I have had to. The only complaint I have is the fact that you have to buy minutes and the cost but on the same token with that; If someone tries to call the number you have the option to have a call go directly to voicemail, so if the Caller leaves a voicemail you can still get the communication, along with the ability of an automatic text response to let them know that you cannot receive telephone calls on that number and make them aware of that fact. So I still give it five stars despite the downfall of having to buy minutes. They give you some free minutes to start, and methods/other ways to gain free minutes IF you want to take the time to go through all of the surveys and marketing etc. When I have used the actual calling function of the app, the quality has been great. So overall for being a free app I give it five thumbs up :-)
  • Bill Kaatz Sep 18, 2019

    By FBIMANSr
    I enjoy the text free app and calling like watching the adds even joined a few to help with free minutes although it requires internet to use phone and text I really appreciate it helps me very much I have told several of my friends about the App and If you are down on your luck or just can’t afford a phone bill, try the text free app , watch a few adds get minutes for phone you can pick your own number, from an available list of numbers , and you are back in Buisness, yes it requires you to use WiFi! But so far my quality of call’s have been good ,and best of all as long as you use your phone a few times a month you can keep your number, and if you do need to change your number ! Well you simple request for a new number and you can change it and you can even keep your unused minutes!! Wow how great is that ? If after all I have just told you how great text free phone and text app is and you don’t get it , then you just don’t need a phone ! I Love it
  • Nov 15, 2021

    By Trevor Hammar
    Great app for $4.99! I bought a new phone and after service ended on my old phone but before I activated my new number it was a life saver. Helped me stay in contact with everyone I needed too. Im sure my Wi-Fi helped but I never had an issue hearing anyone or missing calls and who doesn't like free texting? Would you consider crediting me a free month service? Since I have new phone I don't plan to continue service once it ends but if I had an extra month I'd probably continue monthly!
  • 5 years, 5 stars Jun 1, 2018

    By cobalionandzelda43210
    I have had this app for 5 years (yes, 5 years) so it is imperative that I write a review! I got this app when I started college and did not have phone service yet, and I used it for over a year constantly. I've kept it ever since, and I still have the phone number that I started with. I moved to a rural area, where getting cell service is nearly impossible, and this app came in handy for actually being able to talk on the phone without needing to be in specific corner of the house or outside. This is the best free texting and calling app I've ever found. There are, of course, things that annoy me (like the amount of ads, not being able to make calls for free and only receive them, and the phone number going away if you haven't used it in a while). This is a completely free app, though, so I couldn't be happier. If you want more capabilities, you could either pay for the app or pay for phone service. For everything that this app does, I can't help but to give it 5 stars.
  • Love it! But needs changes...... Apr 28, 2021

    By 💘🍪😆😄
    Okay, I need this app. Because I don’t have a phone, and my Apple iPad only texts to other Apple products. With this app I can text my mom and dad who have Samsung phones. Also some of my older cousins. (The younger ones don’t have phones.) The changes that you should make is that you get a lot more calling time. Because my mom and dad are going to be working a lot over the summer, and I’m gonna be home alone with my older twin, and little sister. And they are gonna be gone a lot! (My Mom has to go in for training for a new job, and my dad is a truck driver, hauling stuff and farming.) And 10 minutes of calling time. AWWW HECK NO. Okay... I know you can also earn calling time, but I’m too young to make any purchases, or subscribe, or start a free trial for anything. If you wanna know how young it’s younger then 14 but older then 10. And there is no way I’m BUYING CALLING MINUTES. So that’s part is stupid. But I love how you can customize the background colors of the text and stuff. That cool. Welp that’s all I have to say. PLEASE CHANGE THE CALLING MINUTES! Bye!
  • Nov 18, 2021

    By Hope Goins
    Was working fine until today. Won't send messages and says my number is now inactive and forces me to choose a new one, but when I tried that it still gave me the same error message so I'm in limbo with this issue. Fyi I was just using the app yesterday with no problem, so surely this is some sort of glitch. Now I have no idea if the people I've texted off of the app will be able to send replies to me.
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By Michael Shafer
    Everytime I try to send a text. When I select the recipient, it pops up for about 10 seconds and then either goes back to my inbox or just closes the app altogether. And I was able to get one word typed in and hit send. It said it was sent but still after 5 hours they still have not received it.
  • Glitchy, freezes, auto directs to safari/appstore Sep 22, 2019

    By BRO 77
    When I click the message it will often freeze up and I will have to close out the app, double click home, swipe up, and then restart the app literally 4-5 times before I can click one of the messages and it'll take me to the message. When I type it will often freeze up so I can type or mid typing it'll freeze and unfreeze so I'll type one part of a word and finish the last half of a word or two later and then I'll have to use auto correct and rewrite the couple words it froze for. Sometimes it will take me to the message and the box to text won't even be on the messaging screen and I'll have to close out and reload the app for it to go back to normal but then the when I do it freezes up and I have to close and reload it a couple more times to get it to unfreeze. Sometimes it'll take me to safari or the app store even if I didn't click the ads, and no my finger doesn't slip and accidentally click the ads, it just does it by itself sometimes. I'll sometimes have the text box glitched out at the very top of the screen so I can't see the other person's message, or the text bar will just be frozen 3/4s from the bottom inbetween the ad that's covering up half the screen and the top. Paying to get rid of the ads may help with the ad related glitches, but it won't help with the rest of the glitchyness with the app, my advice would be to GET ANY OTHER TEXTING APP!
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Laura Fjelstad
    Absolutely horrible it will literally disconnect your call randomly to play a commercial even if you paid for your minutes. It is hung up on my father in the middle of a phone call to play me a stupid ad. If I hadn't already bought minutes I would delete it. You shouldn't charge people anything for minutes if you're still going to be jam-pack them full of commercials. You're already getting paid to play the commercials
  • Used to be great, now it’s just intrusive ads. Sep 30, 2020

    By llortretsam
    As the title states, this app used to be great, but they did an update that slows it all down by displaying a huge ad everytime you go to the app to respond to a message . The old version had ads, a banner across the bottom and ads that would look like texts, but now it freezes the whole screen for a full page, intrusive ad that ruins the whole experience. Look elsewhere there are hundreds of other apps that have less ads and work better. UPDATE: after reading similar canned responses from this company regarding why they choose to continue intrusive ads, I strongly recommend ANY other texting app available. They will be FAR better. AND THEY SELL YOUR INFO TO SCAMMERS, THUS THE THOUSANDS OF ROBO CALLS. They give the typical greedy response “ it’s free ads are how we make money” they make plenty with the ads they had before, now introduced huge intrusive ones to “coerce” you into paying for their premium service...at that cost, just go to metro pcs. UPDATE 2: after more canned responses from them most seem very catty and pretty condescending rather than actually admitting mistakes of the company they also toss out “pandemic” excuses. Everyone seems to have the same issue, they made plenty of money from the non intrusive ads, before they had even less users...so I don’t buy that excuse for a second. With the latest update they also blocked texted verification for specific sites.
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By dede goo
    People on the opposite end of calls complain of inability to hear, static, their voice echoing back to them, hangs up on them, and phone cut out. I also receive other people's phone messages, texts, and calls ( most of them are very important business calls for other people). The call settings are on excellent when used. 11/23/21: Pinger I'm not going through all those changes. Just fix it,obviously I'm not the only one having these issues and it's not like I'm looking for money on a free app.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Messenger Pigeon
    Was good for a long time(Used for 3+ years) My phone forced updated all my apps and now it's terrible. Can't make phone calls because ads keep popping up, lags when typing, and now it no longer rings when someone calls me and I no longer get notifications for texts. I have to open the app for it to finally send me notifications for any texts/calls which caused me to miss some important ones. And it's not a problem with my phone but the app itself. Definitely no longer worth it
  • Nov 18, 2021

    By Chris Gardner
    Worst experience ever. Verification process does not work, despite confirming successfully. Support is slow, online help content is extremely limited, and ads are intrusive. Ad support is not unacceptable, but rendering the app unusable actually is. I will be uninstalling. EDITED : Your reply did not help. You misunderstood my point. It was YOUR mobile app (and the browser experience) that was requesting that I validate who I am via a dialer to a phone number that I was to provide to YOU. I did this using multiple numbers, but it never actually called three of the four I tried. It only worked with one of those four numbers and, despite saying that it was successful, the app STILL did not allow me to send or receive texts. As much as I really wanted to use and like this app, it was a poor experience with a poor client interface on both the mobile and desktop platforms.
  • Nov 6, 2021

    By ShoJay92
    Deserves zero stars! You have to watch ads if you don't pay for premium membership. UPDATE 11/6/2021 OK so the developers updated the app. It is now worse if you have basic membership. I updated the app only to discover the ads you are forced to watch are now 15 seconds long! Absolutely ridiculous! This happens when you are on the interface and let's say you backswipe to choose a different person to text...this is when the ad watching bs happens. You have to close the app and reopen.Shame!
  • Stop the begging! Jun 9, 2021

    By Fototico
    They keep begging to allow the. To track me across apps. Hey Pinger, get lost! There is bo reason to track people. Not tracking people do not prevent you from displaying lousy apps. Which makes my old review still true to this day. I’ve been using this app for something like more than 10 years or so. I’ve seen it grow from a dumb little app to what it is today. Unfortunately with dumb full screen ads it has gone down the path of cheap junk apps. I used to pay to remove ads when it was only a few bucks per year, but once they went to the monthly fee I stopped subscribing and stopped using the app as much. Now with the full screen ads I am seriously considering deleing the app. Sad but if there is one thing I am not willing to put up with is full screen ads. I was a paramedic for ten years and now I’ve been a patrol officer for three years. In all those years I’ve recommended Textfree and Pringer to thousands of people, but now that will stop and I will wait one or two updates to see if one of the developers regain some sense of common decency stop with the greed for more and more money. The app as not advanced much, if any, in years to justify the move to full screen ads.

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  • img Expert
    1. Quickly create a phone number you’ll easily remember with no previously owned number required
    2. Easily create free group chats by adding all of your important phone numbers! Enjoy sending free SMS to all your friends at once
    3. Free conversation doesn’t have to be boring! Enjoy using millions of stickers to express yourself in a fun & entertaining way

    Reviewed by Laura S on January 16, 2018

  • TextFree app is an Awesome app that can save you lots money Dec 23, 2020

    By Studiorich
    If you have cell phone service that is pay as you go where you pay ten cents per minute you can use your new phone number from this app as a WiFi phone and enjoy unlimited voice calling and not worry about racking up minutes on your prepaid or pay as you go cell phone plan also if you live in an area with poor cell phone service but have a strong WiFi signal then you don’t have to worry anymore about dropped calls using your cell phone as you are using WiFi to make and receive calls. Note No 911 Calls can be made with this service so you must use your cell phone or land line for 911 calls. This feature full phone line comes with voicemail, text, and so much more for $4.99 per month. Calls are clear using your speaker phone and uses less power using WiFi then using a cell phone tower. Plus if you own other cell phones or iPads with no cell service they too will all work using the same local phone number just download TextFree app on all your other devices and you have phones that you can use throughout your home even on locked phones and iPads. You will not be disappointed this is one truly amazing app well worth $4.99 per month and you can try it for free if you don’t mind ads but you risk losing your phone number after 30 days. But your subscription guarantees you can keep your new phone number and is ad free.
  • Best pals Mar 17, 2018

    By BRIT ICONZ
    This is been a success story also a struggle story me as the reviewer have been using Textfree for over six years close to seven and when I had no way to have a phone service from my iPhone I was able to always have access to people calling me and having textWhich it being a American app I had no idea I’d be able to use it in Europe where I went and subsequently suffered a heart attack still having no phone service tax-free had allowed me to call and text my friends and family in the USA with no extra surcharge and really no problem this was a great thing now if this doesn’t come with the bells and whistles but it still was pretty forward thinking for time it came out it’s still one of the originals and one thing about it it’s stable sometime to glitches but it’s stable overall and I’ve still been able to use it we talking about six years of service that I use pretty much every day I am an original thank you tax-free you really helped me expand on so many things and yes I do have phone service now but I still use this as one of my secondaryNumbers one of the best apps ever invented because it works
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By erik obest
    Yes, there are ads. What do you expect for free! However, it is the best text/call free app out there without a bunch of nonsense. Go ahead and pay the premium fee for $5 or whatever and the ads go away. You can't go wrong with this app. This app even gives you the choice to make your own custom phone # w/out the premium fee. Give it a try, what do you have to lose?
  • Great free App May 27, 2019

    By Mmcvey98
    Best free app for texting for when you need another number. I hope that none of you ever have to have another number for the reasons that I have had to. The only complaint I have is the fact that you have to buy minutes and the cost but on the same token with that; If someone tries to call the number you have the option to have a call go directly to voicemail, so if the Caller leaves a voicemail you can still get the communication, along with the ability of an automatic text response to let them know that you cannot receive telephone calls on that number and make them aware of that fact. So I still give it five stars despite the downfall of having to buy minutes. They give you some free minutes to start, and methods/other ways to gain free minutes IF you want to take the time to go through all of the surveys and marketing etc. When I have used the actual calling function of the app, the quality has been great. So overall for being a free app I give it five thumbs up :-)
  • Bill Kaatz Sep 18, 2019

    By FBIMANSr
    I enjoy the text free app and calling like watching the adds even joined a few to help with free minutes although it requires internet to use phone and text I really appreciate it helps me very much I have told several of my friends about the App and If you are down on your luck or just can’t afford a phone bill, try the text free app , watch a few adds get minutes for phone you can pick your own number, from an available list of numbers , and you are back in Buisness, yes it requires you to use WiFi! But so far my quality of call’s have been good ,and best of all as long as you use your phone a few times a month you can keep your number, and if you do need to change your number ! Well you simple request for a new number and you can change it and you can even keep your unused minutes!! Wow how great is that ? If after all I have just told you how great text free phone and text app is and you don’t get it , then you just don’t need a phone ! I Love it
  • Nov 15, 2021

    By Trevor Hammar
    Great app for $4.99! I bought a new phone and after service ended on my old phone but before I activated my new number it was a life saver. Helped me stay in contact with everyone I needed too. Im sure my Wi-Fi helped but I never had an issue hearing anyone or missing calls and who doesn't like free texting? Would you consider crediting me a free month service? Since I have new phone I don't plan to continue service once it ends but if I had an extra month I'd probably continue monthly!
  • 5 years, 5 stars Jun 1, 2018

    By cobalionandzelda43210
    I have had this app for 5 years (yes, 5 years) so it is imperative that I write a review! I got this app when I started college and did not have phone service yet, and I used it for over a year constantly. I've kept it ever since, and I still have the phone number that I started with. I moved to a rural area, where getting cell service is nearly impossible, and this app came in handy for actually being able to talk on the phone without needing to be in specific corner of the house or outside. This is the best free texting and calling app I've ever found. There are, of course, things that annoy me (like the amount of ads, not being able to make calls for free and only receive them, and the phone number going away if you haven't used it in a while). This is a completely free app, though, so I couldn't be happier. If you want more capabilities, you could either pay for the app or pay for phone service. For everything that this app does, I can't help but to give it 5 stars.
  • Nov 20, 2021

    By Kenita Rowland
    Comes handy when I'm late on a cell phone service carrier bill and still need to stay in contact with important matters over the phone, also another great feature is the voicemail, because even if you can't be reached if you don't have Wi-Fi they can still leave a voicemail, for a service that you don't have to pay for it can't beat that!👍🏽
  • ALWAYS saves my BE-HIND whenever I’m in a BIND! Jul 4, 2021

    By PB&J721
    I have truly unlimited everything with my phone plan so I’m not the one who needs to save data or minutes and texts because I use my plan’s monthly allotment too early...I’m also not the one who needs an extra number to give out to handsome strangers I meet at the bar and have to make sure my wife doesn’t catch me! **not judging btw just saying this app has several uses for an assortment of demographics** No I’m the air head that misplaces their phone and always needs to log in to the computer or iPad to send messages alerting my best friend I accidentally left my phone in her car...AGAIN...and then beg her to drive back over and drop it off...AGAIN!! Anyhow, I appreciate that I can log in from virtually any device and have my contacts readily available to me for calls and texts because there is no way I could remember all of my contacts phone numbers or call for help without this app!! Thanks guys and gals at Text Free!
  • Can I give it 7 stars? Aug 25, 2018

    By Zimukusa
    Okay, so let’s ignore the fact that three of us in the company mis-dialed the number and that was the problem, not actually a bug... 🤦‍♀️ ...when I reached out to the app developer I half expected no response as I’ve had really negative experiences before with other app developers. We were getting messages that our number had been disconnected despite having paid for the number (again, this was entirely user error as we were misdialing but didn’t realize til later). Frustrated, I sent about 5 messages in quick succession. Got a response within an hour of my first message from someone who clearly knew to calm me down and get tech support. (Instant 3 stars). Tech support tried calling and it worked for them but not for us. Tech support escalated the ticket to second level and provided frequent updates as we were dealing with different time zones (4.5 stars) Second level tech asked for some basic info and quickly spotted the one digit we were dialing incorrectly. (5 stars) I wish I could give two more stars to make it seven, cas I know from many tech friends that these kind of basic errors are ridiculous, but both tech support and second level tech were so good humored about it, I could almost hear the chuckling through their emails as I gulped in horror. (It’s been a rough week, I knew there’d be an error somewhere!) Truly appreciate the highly professional and good humored support on this app. Seven stars if I could give them!
  • unlimited talk+text to any phone number regardless if they are a text now user or not Apr 9, 2020

    By Graceland kelly
    okay so i’ve tried talkatone and almost every free calling and texting app out there but i always come back to this one.. one thing i love about talkatone that this app lacks is that talkatone you only need the calling “ credits “ for international calling... on that app you can send unlimited texts and calls to anyone without calling minutes... regardless if they have the app or not and i LOVE this app but i do think that dark mode should come to this app it would be BEAUTIFUL i’d suggest also “ read receipts “ and i think we should have unlimited text and calls... the calling credits should just be for international calling..so basically we just have unlimited texting and calling to any number regardless if they have this app or not with ads to keep it free just like the talkatone app does!!! other than the whole calling minutes thing that’s the ONLY thing i don’t like other than that this app is amazing and the best of the best but please give us dark mode and give us unlimited free calling i’d appreciate it! and so would do many other people!!!
  • Love it! But needs changes...... Apr 28, 2021

    By 💘🍪😆😄
    Okay, I need this app. Because I don’t have a phone, and my Apple iPad only texts to other Apple products. With this app I can text my mom and dad who have Samsung phones. Also some of my older cousins. (The younger ones don’t have phones.) The changes that you should make is that you get a lot more calling time. Because my mom and dad are going to be working a lot over the summer, and I’m gonna be home alone with my older twin, and little sister. And they are gonna be gone a lot! (My Mom has to go in for training for a new job, and my dad is a truck driver, hauling stuff and farming.) And 10 minutes of calling time. AWWW HECK NO. Okay... I know you can also earn calling time, but I’m too young to make any purchases, or subscribe, or start a free trial for anything. If you wanna know how young it’s younger then 14 but older then 10. And there is no way I’m BUYING CALLING MINUTES. So that’s part is stupid. But I love how you can customize the background colors of the text and stuff. That cool. Welp that’s all I have to say. PLEASE CHANGE THE CALLING MINUTES! Bye!
  • Nov 14, 2021

    By Jason
    Used this app for yrs. Was always very good. Not I just locks up constantly. I am never an to connect to a voice call. I can hear them but they can't hear me. Very frustrating. Might try one of the many other apps. I used to love this app untill about 2 or 3 month ago.
  • Nov 19, 2021

    By Anita Ornelas
    I enjoy Text Free 1 thing it's it's free that's a blessing but if it's free it should also work great at first it did but now I hear echos so does the person it drops calls and sometimes we can't hear each other plus I can't get codes on there if I need them wish people like me who have to use it cause times I can't afford service could have the amenities like video calls when I have to talk to my doc ty TF im greatful
  • Mostly positive with a few cons Jun 3, 2020

    By maxcess
    Like the app a lot! Ben using it for couple of years. It has almost all the features as your actual phone like calling, texting (pictures / videos), and voicemail(even voicemail in text). Couple of cons that I have experienced is that it drains my battery super fast so if I’m not home or near a charging station, I’d think twice about using it. Also, it freezes sometimes but not often. Finally, you can not turn the notification off for the incoming calls. Even if notifications for the app is completely turned off, you won’t see the text messages but if someone calls you, it will still comes through. I’m not sure if it’s a glitch or is just how it works given it’s using your cellular data. Would like to know if there is a solution for that.
  • Decent app Dec 13, 2017

    By shivrs01
    I’ve used this app for quite some time over different versions of the iPhone. Overall, I am happy with it and would recommend it. A couple improvements that I think would be great to see. First, some additional ringtones. The current ones sound a bit outdated, like ones that were on my Motorola Razr back in the day. Second, I understand this app is supported by ads but it would be neat to see them less intrusive. By this I mean it would be helpful if the ads did not become a larger size once you click send on a message. If you’re having a conversation and sending multiple messages back and forth, the larger ads get annoying and do get in the way. I would have no issue with the banner size ads at the bottom (like the size when you are typing out a message before pushing send).
  • Best For Preteens Or Younger Even Older! Nov 21, 2017

    By Speedy 409
    I’ve used this app at the age of 10 and am still using today to talk to my friends,family, and sometimes pizza delivery (just kidding I don’t know if they have that feature but I hope they do). Great for those who don’t want an actual phone or doesn’t have one at the moment also for the ones who don’t like mobile companies that will rather stick to WiFi, but here’s why I give it a 4. There are two essential things you guys have to do that bug me! limit ads because every time every 15-30 seconds I see an ad pop up it’s not that annoying but I would love to see less. 2, from the day I got the app I’m not sure if this feature is there and that feature is groups! I haven’t seen or know how to do it please help and thanks if you read it have a good day
  • Very good but.. Jan 21, 2021

    By jfinelli
    I use this app everyday for business so I don’t have to give out my personal number. Works great. It serves its purpose. It would be even better if I could save photos that I sent/receive just by holding down on them like you can in iMessage instead of clicking on the photo then going into it to save it(just adds an extra step of saving them). This app would’ve been 100% if they added a way to respond on your Home Screen or Notification Center like you can with your regular messages. Also if they found a way to send and receive high quality videos like you can with photos. It just ruins the experience when I have to have clients email me their videos of repairs. Other than that I use this app everyday.
  • Great but oof 😣 Jul 5, 2020

    By Pamollope
    Eh ok so first of all this app is awesome, I can text all I want without limits. But when I call.... OK so the quality of the call is ok but when they don’t pick up and the thing at the end where it tells you to send a voicemail lasts six seconds, it takes away a whole minute! And I didn’t even leave a voicemail!!! The minutes are also so hard to get, like it takes forever for the option to watch a video pops up, but the videos are really short so thank you for that. Ugh 😑 the minutes are just really annoying. And the ads after you send a message just take over the whole bottom half of the screen! That parts not so bad though. Please try to fix these issues! And please respond!
  • 4 because....... Apr 14, 2019

    By ykwtfgo818
    It always since day one rob me of my minutes out of nowhere. Happened on two separate occasions. Second thing it’s so glitchy or something cause I get messages late or never receive them...sounds and is strange to me because several friends showed me on their cellphones...not a well written experience for you guys but hey I have an issue it may be my own issue either way after having this app on and off for the past 5 years if I’m not mistaken just look in to it and fix it if there is an issue discovered if there isn’t one you have the right to simply tell me it’s you not us...too lazy to grammar check it I finally wrote you guys and rated this app after ignoring it for so many years ok that’s it...
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Alexander K
    Lots of pros (, call&text history is saved on textfreeweb, call quality is decent even with poor internet, ads are minimal, visual voicemail is usually accurate enough). But there are lots of cons, enough to make me wish I chose a different texting service (little call/text history will be saved to app if you log out of it, unable to search chat history, unable to import or export number, no notification for texts not sent, vids are bad quality unless receiver clicks a link to see it in hd)
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Angel Hope Cloud McAtty
    During most all calls incoming/outgoing the quality of service is the lowest to sporadic to nearly nonexistent..I mean the Best Rate I can give the quality of Service I have been getting through this text free app is a 2 outta a possible 0-10 & 10 being the highest...Mainly due to the fact that During every call incoming or outgoing after about 5-10 minutes of Reasonably Clear Service after those few minutes the person your speaking to can no longer hear you but you hear them!!! It's frustratin
  • I cannot have a standby number Nov 28, 2019

    By pleazando0611
    Hello pinger, i am a huge fan of your app, TextFree I used it the first time and it was okay, in less than 2 weeks I had about 200 call units. I logged out my account from my iPhone, trying to login back I cannot. The app says my number has expired and incorrect password, I tried to recover my password through my verified email address it didn’t work out. I have been using same number to call and text friends in the United states, I deleted the app loaded it again to my phone but each time I get a new number, when I logout our of the app the number disappears and changes to a new one, and this is a routine thing that happen anytime I logout of the app and try to log back in. Even when I don’t logout but close the app, when I try to open it again the number changes. Pls try and fix it as soon as possible. This is my email. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks
  • Minor improvements would make this app great Jul 28, 2018

    By AnKa12685
    The app is good but could use improvement. 1. It would be great to know if someone has read the message. It use to show a check mark but that option has disappeared a while back with one of the updates. 2. It’s crazy how many messages never get delivered and neither party knows seeing how you can’t tell what was read 3. Pictures!! When you click on the picture weather you go to save it or just see it, when you get out it always takes you to the very end of the conversation. It would be nice to see the the option of a gallery collection or a way to just scroll through the pictures alone. On Kik you clicked on the picture and you’re able to swipe left and right to go through the photos that are in your current conversation
  • Used to be a great app Sep 22, 2018

    By Original D. Wade
    I’ve used this app as a secondary number for almost 10 years now and I have watched it deteriorate slowly. The two main issues I have now are that : 1. When using the calling service it places numbers in my call list and when receiving calls through the app it rings through my native phone without any way of stopping it even if notifications for the app are off. 2. All of sudden when making calls the first song from my music list plays in the background. Needless to say that I waste the call minute and there seems to be no way of stopping it. It has come time for me to seek another better working app elsewhere. I called and emailed tech support and no solutions were offered just meaningless apologies. Still great for texting but don’t pay for minutes.
  • Pretty good app Oct 3, 2019

    By JonLewis21
    It’s a good app, it does what it’s supposed to. The most major issue I have is with the ads, they take up entirely too much of the text screen. Another issue is that when you go back in your conversation and look at a picture and then click the X to exit the photo it brings you all the way back to the last text you sent or received instead of exiting and staying where you were when you clicked on the picture. This becomes a pain when you go back in the text history and you have multiple pictures you would like to look at because every time you want to look at a different picture you have to scroll all the way back through the messages again to find the pictures.
  • SO Slow Now! May 3, 2019

    By Vali the Darke
    When I started using this app a few years ago it was pretty great. Sure the adds took up most of the screen and would sometimes pop up right as I hit the screen resulting in me being taken to some site, but since I can’t afford an actual cellphone it was pretty good. Now though? OMG it Constantly slows to a crawl. So much so that when the word I want appears in the predictive text bar, what I’m typing is still registering so when I click the word I want something entirely different is what I get. This app is still better than nothing but this continual massive lag is just awful. People think I’m ignoring their texts when I’m actually fighting the app to type out my reply! This issue seriously needs to be fixed.
  • Confused Jun 6, 2018

    By NickName391979
    I love this app I’ve been using it for 2 years and never had any issues I use it as an advertising line for my job this way my real number is private and until last month every time I get a text or a missed call I go to click on the app and it freezes i don’t know if it’s the sponsor ads doing it but then I have to hit my home button then X out my history then lock the phone which is an iphone by the way then re click the app and sometimes it works right away or I have to repeat the steps over and over then I’m able to use it. I get 100+ text messages a day so it’s really annoying to keep going threw this it is constantly freezing I was hoping the update would fix it but it Didn’t Work :( please look into this
  • not really usable with voiceover Nov 1, 2017

    By edward.louie2 the phoner
    Not blind friendly with texting, now, we switch to a new layout, no, the send button wouldn't work, it would just save button, it wouldn't say send, also, VoiceOver will not read the text messages, when I look at the Conversation,it just say button on the screen, there is conversations, but I am blind, phone calls went great, I only use this for long distance calling, texting friends, staying anonymous, are use a screen reader called Voiceover. This app should be blind friendly, since I switched from text free to text free Voice. I switch that app because the Textfree voice app is more blind friendly, that's the only problem I'm having.
  • Is this pinger still? Dec 27, 2017

    By Luna-Rain
    Can someone please tell me if this app used to be called pinger? I really need to know because I am aware this is Pinger Inc. and 4 years ago when I got an app called Pinger, that I still used up until a month ago when it stopped working for some mysterious reason. I got an app on my iPod also by Pinger Inc called Textfree EX and now I am very confused if this app that I am leaving a review for is Pinger or Textfree. Please I need to know. Neither of these two are working on my iPod but my account works just fine on the web. My iPod has messages that are +3 years old. Please Pinger Inc help to continue using your app on my iPod. If I've been using it for 4 years it's because I'm loyal to this app and I love it. Please help.
  • Not A Good App Anymore Dec 5, 2017

    By Jonathen_crow
    I’ve seen countless people complaining about their issues with this app. Mostly that they’re able to send text messages but not receive them. And I’ve also seen that through my own efforts their response team for help is completely unresponsive. In a lot of places on the website you’ll see that they take a short time to respond, but in reality they take upwards of weeks, it’s been several weeks since I submitted my first request and I still have no response. Most other people cannot find responses, or solutions to their problems. They seem unwilling to respond anyone that is not buying credits. This was once a good app, really great for people who possibly lived in bad areas were their Wi-Fi was stronger than their cell phone signal. And were unable for whatever reason to use their actual cell phone services to contact other people. It used to be really great especially when you were trying to do multiple things at once, or you were unsure of someone having your real number. Now it’s not worth the amount of time it takes to download.
  • Used to work Mar 20, 2021

    By 26atom
    I used this app quite a bit. The old version worked beautifully. There were ads, but they weren't intrusive. For some reason I couldn't transfer my old number to my new iPad so i downloaded this new abomination. I was hit by 2 ads immediately. I also cant find Where to re-add ANY contacts. The intuitive usage is hidden. I have an update to add to this review. Now that i have used it for a few weeks there is one HUGE NUISANCE that has been included in the update. The ads now replace some of your contacts, crowding out your numbers. How did the EVER allow this? Also, there are ZERO ways to delete them. Someone left me a voicemail in error and i am unable to get their erroneous call out of my contacts. There used to be an "erase conversation" button, which because you now must scroll through ads, has completely disappeared. Ive been using the new updates for some time now. I’m convinced the numbers have been sold, as i now receive a robocall every 30 minutes and obscene messages daily. I’m looking for a better app. I would never recommend anyone download this. They offer no way to block or erase incoming calls, causing your contacts to be lost far down the list. Its truly awful. The 2021 update turned the app sideways so now you can’t use it in the normal landscape position, causing you to be forced to use the keypad which is now half as large. It keeps getting worse.
  • Not how it used to be Apr 21, 2019

    By frankiemills61
    This app has some good features, but now days it’s really annoying. I get emails daily. I get random calls when only a few people have the number, and they didn’t give it out. When you go into the area to view your calling minutes, there’s ways to earn minutes that don’t even work. I’ve done 3 things recently that were supposed to give me a lot of minutes, and they never changed. I only have 12 and should have about 200. This is very frustrating for me, because their programs don’t work. Also, you used to be about to watch videos and get 2 minutes, now you only receive one. That’s a lot of long videos to watch to only receive 1 minute. 2 wasn’t ideal either, but it was way better than 1. I’ve been using Pinger/TextFree off and on for years and years. It’s just going downhill and is less reliable. My old account had 500 calling minutes cause it would actually work
  • Used to be great Feb 16, 2021

    By Creative-nickname-#-1
    I used to survive on this app, but the free version keeps degrading. The ads used to be just that: ads. Now they run the show, popping up full screen whenever you open the app...which, in consequence, makes opening it a 30 second process (even if you just had it open and had bopped out to check something else). It is also iPhone-friendly-ONLY now, in that it doesn’t offer the landscape view for us iPad users, which is a major sadness. Thirdly, at one point, they used to have it so that only part of the conversations loaded (making it a quicker loading process), but now alllll of your conversations, in their entirety, load...which just makes it run slowly. I don’t know if anything except the ads are fixed in the premium version, but...the slowness of the app and its inability to go into landscape make me hesitate to use it nowadays, which is a major bummer, because I used to absolutely love this app!
  • poor communication + becoming horrible app Sep 23, 2018

    By Y$wajjur
    I’ve used this app for about 2 years now, and when you complete offers for minutes it’s literally wasting your time and storage. You have to download apps just for the minutes, sometimes deleting the apps you already have depending your storage then when you complete said app, NO MINUTES GOES TO YOUR ACCOUNT. When you reach out to the developers, they won’t only not reply to you, but they won’t even reconcile for time wasted on apps. I prefer to have a decent amount of minutes to make calls in regards to work, and when I complete a task, I expect to have those minutes I chose. But not only do I not have those minutes, I also have a company not replying or giving some type of feedback when I reach out to let them know the situation. Great for texting, but calling? No way 2/10.
  • Please add search bar Jun 5, 2019

    By Cookie728836
    Hello, I wish you guys would add a search bar at the top of the messages window so that that way if I need to find a certain message or a certain chat, i can search it. I didn’t remember who sent me an address I needed so I had to browse through multiple messages with multiple people and I wish it was easier because I wasn’t able to find it. I’ve been using this app for years and I just wish that you guys would catch on to what other messaging platforms are doing. You can do it on iMessage where you just type what you’re searching for and you can find your needed messages instantly without having to do all that work to find it. Hopefully you guys add this in your next update, and I hope you have a great rest of your day! Thank you.
  • Former satisfied customer, now really disappointed. Jan 15, 2021

    By Holland
    I was using this app as my primary way of texting (I didn’t use to have a phone service provider) for over a decade. And for a long time it did the job fine. But lately they added ads that overload the app and cause it to crash all the time, and the only way to get rid of them is to pay a monthly fee. Additionally, I now get AT LEAST 6-7 spam calls, texts, or voicemails via this app. I’ve reached out to Text Free multiple times for help, seeing if they can do anything about my issues, and they never got back to me. Now that I have real phone service, I’m deleting the app, sadly. I feel sentimental because I’ve had the same text free number for over 10 years, but it’s just a nuisance now. 🙁
  • Nov 18, 2021

    By Hope Goins
    Was working fine until today. Won't send messages and says my number is now inactive and forces me to choose a new one, but when I tried that it still gave me the same error message so I'm in limbo with this issue. Fyi I was just using the app yesterday with no problem, so surely this is some sort of glitch. Now I have no idea if the people I've texted off of the app will be able to send replies to me.
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By Michael Shafer
    Everytime I try to send a text. When I select the recipient, it pops up for about 10 seconds and then either goes back to my inbox or just closes the app altogether. And I was able to get one word typed in and hit send. It said it was sent but still after 5 hours they still have not received it.
  • Glitchy, freezes, auto directs to safari/appstore Sep 22, 2019

    By BRO 77
    When I click the message it will often freeze up and I will have to close out the app, double click home, swipe up, and then restart the app literally 4-5 times before I can click one of the messages and it'll take me to the message. When I type it will often freeze up so I can type or mid typing it'll freeze and unfreeze so I'll type one part of a word and finish the last half of a word or two later and then I'll have to use auto correct and rewrite the couple words it froze for. Sometimes it will take me to the message and the box to text won't even be on the messaging screen and I'll have to close out and reload the app for it to go back to normal but then the when I do it freezes up and I have to close and reload it a couple more times to get it to unfreeze. Sometimes it'll take me to safari or the app store even if I didn't click the ads, and no my finger doesn't slip and accidentally click the ads, it just does it by itself sometimes. I'll sometimes have the text box glitched out at the very top of the screen so I can't see the other person's message, or the text bar will just be frozen 3/4s from the bottom inbetween the ad that's covering up half the screen and the top. Paying to get rid of the ads may help with the ad related glitches, but it won't help with the rest of the glitchyness with the app, my advice would be to GET ANY OTHER TEXTING APP!
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Laura Fjelstad
    Absolutely horrible it will literally disconnect your call randomly to play a commercial even if you paid for your minutes. It is hung up on my father in the middle of a phone call to play me a stupid ad. If I hadn't already bought minutes I would delete it. You shouldn't charge people anything for minutes if you're still going to be jam-pack them full of commercials. You're already getting paid to play the commercials
  • Used to be great, now it’s just intrusive ads. Sep 30, 2020

    By llortretsam
    As the title states, this app used to be great, but they did an update that slows it all down by displaying a huge ad everytime you go to the app to respond to a message . The old version had ads, a banner across the bottom and ads that would look like texts, but now it freezes the whole screen for a full page, intrusive ad that ruins the whole experience. Look elsewhere there are hundreds of other apps that have less ads and work better. UPDATE: after reading similar canned responses from this company regarding why they choose to continue intrusive ads, I strongly recommend ANY other texting app available. They will be FAR better. AND THEY SELL YOUR INFO TO SCAMMERS, THUS THE THOUSANDS OF ROBO CALLS. They give the typical greedy response “ it’s free ads are how we make money” they make plenty with the ads they had before, now introduced huge intrusive ones to “coerce” you into paying for their premium service...at that cost, just go to metro pcs. UPDATE 2: after more canned responses from them most seem very catty and pretty condescending rather than actually admitting mistakes of the company they also toss out “pandemic” excuses. Everyone seems to have the same issue, they made plenty of money from the non intrusive ads, before they had even less users...so I don’t buy that excuse for a second. With the latest update they also blocked texted verification for specific sites.
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By dede goo
    People on the opposite end of calls complain of inability to hear, static, their voice echoing back to them, hangs up on them, and phone cut out. I also receive other people's phone messages, texts, and calls ( most of them are very important business calls for other people). The call settings are on excellent when used. 11/23/21: Pinger I'm not going through all those changes. Just fix it,obviously I'm not the only one having these issues and it's not like I'm looking for money on a free app.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Messenger Pigeon
    Was good for a long time(Used for 3+ years) My phone forced updated all my apps and now it's terrible. Can't make phone calls because ads keep popping up, lags when typing, and now it no longer rings when someone calls me and I no longer get notifications for texts. I have to open the app for it to finally send me notifications for any texts/calls which caused me to miss some important ones. And it's not a problem with my phone but the app itself. Definitely no longer worth it
  • Nov 18, 2021

    By Chris Gardner
    Worst experience ever. Verification process does not work, despite confirming successfully. Support is slow, online help content is extremely limited, and ads are intrusive. Ad support is not unacceptable, but rendering the app unusable actually is. I will be uninstalling. EDITED : Your reply did not help. You misunderstood my point. It was YOUR mobile app (and the browser experience) that was requesting that I validate who I am via a dialer to a phone number that I was to provide to YOU. I did this using multiple numbers, but it never actually called three of the four I tried. It only worked with one of those four numbers and, despite saying that it was successful, the app STILL did not allow me to send or receive texts. As much as I really wanted to use and like this app, it was a poor experience with a poor client interface on both the mobile and desktop platforms.
  • Nov 6, 2021

    By ShoJay92
    Deserves zero stars! You have to watch ads if you don't pay for premium membership. UPDATE 11/6/2021 OK so the developers updated the app. It is now worse if you have basic membership. I updated the app only to discover the ads you are forced to watch are now 15 seconds long! Absolutely ridiculous! This happens when you are on the interface and let's say you backswipe to choose a different person to text...this is when the ad watching bs happens. You have to close the app and reopen.Shame!
  • Stop the begging! Jun 9, 2021

    By Fototico
    They keep begging to allow the. To track me across apps. Hey Pinger, get lost! There is bo reason to track people. Not tracking people do not prevent you from displaying lousy apps. Which makes my old review still true to this day. I’ve been using this app for something like more than 10 years or so. I’ve seen it grow from a dumb little app to what it is today. Unfortunately with dumb full screen ads it has gone down the path of cheap junk apps. I used to pay to remove ads when it was only a few bucks per year, but once they went to the monthly fee I stopped subscribing and stopped using the app as much. Now with the full screen ads I am seriously considering deleing the app. Sad but if there is one thing I am not willing to put up with is full screen ads. I was a paramedic for ten years and now I’ve been a patrol officer for three years. In all those years I’ve recommended Textfree and Pringer to thousands of people, but now that will stop and I will wait one or two updates to see if one of the developers regain some sense of common decency stop with the greed for more and more money. The app as not advanced much, if any, in years to justify the move to full screen ads.

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