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TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App

TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App

TextNow, Inc.

Get unlimited texts, voice and video calls using a 2nd phone number for free

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    I absolutely love this app! I turned off my local service provider and used my wifi and this app and it has been working perfectly for a month now. Highly recommended!
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    2 years ago
  • img Community
    They give you a free phone number (area code of your choice) with free calls to anywhere in North America (I’m in located North America, so I’m not sure how it would work in Europe/Asia/Africa/Australinea) .. so free text and in/out calls in North America. Good connection on calls.
    img by Amber
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. Easily create your own phone number & make completely free calls to US & Canada as often as you like
    2. PassCode keeps all your messages under a secure lock & makes all communication extra safe
    3. Earn free money by completing super easy offers & call anywhere in the world practically for free

    Reviewed by Laura S on January 16, 2018

  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Peter Ruf
    It's a good app overall, but recently there has been a weird issue happening. For example, if I call some type of customer support number and they say to press a certain key, I press the key but for some reason it is unresponsive and the little noise that it makes when you tap on the key does not stop and will last until you hang up the call. I've also been getting a lot of spam calls recently, but other than that it's a good app. Edit: 7/19/2021: this bug is still not fixed. What the f Textnow
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By S J7P
    After several months of use, I think TextNow is Pretty good overall. There are some ads but they're not very intrusive. And I am very happy that it works on my old Android v4 phone! My only major complaint is that it's a bloatware Pig in terms of size. It's by far the largest app on my phone, even bigger than all the web browsers! If TextNow takes up any more space I'm going to have to uninstall it because I don't have enough storage space on this phone! Otherwise...Thanks, TextNow!
  • Jul 31, 2021

    By Marie Loves Animals
    Great app!! easily to install. Needed to install and use quickly when other service went out. App delivered and then some . Seriously considering using text now as my service provider full time. Instead of $52.00/month it'd be $9.99/month using Sprint Network. Keep up the good work TextNow! Thanks. Update as of 7-31-2001. Have comletley switched phone service to Text Now & love it, its so low cost or no cost at all. There always working to make things better. Thank you TextNow for all you do!!
  • This used to be my favorite texting app... Mar 20, 2019

    By Join Walkers btw!
    I’ve been a TextNow user for many years, ever since 2011, and haven’t run into so much trouble until recently when their ads just became unbearable. I believe in ads and have even tried buying their service several times. However, the ads are ruining the experience. Whenever I enter the app and tap on a contact and begin to type a message the app just freezes. I sometimes end up calling my boss on accident due to the horrible lag. The actual texting and calling is good otherwise. The texting is far better than the calling at times. I have unlimited data, but this apps can go from working great to not working at all in seconds. I can see that it’s the ads causing all the issues. My fix would be to have ads take up less data or use less ads or use a better way to get these ads on the app. Please fix this devs. It gets very confusing and frustrating when I can’t use the app due to all the ads. I will try to get a plan to remove the ads, but the normal service is advertised as free. I do hope you can fix the interface to run smoothly once again. I will return to the app when it gets better.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Jade Playz
    Great app! I've used it for about three years and I love it! It gives you your own phone number and allows you to the people who are using any platform, 0 fees. My only issue is the ads, but not I'm to upset as this is a free app and thats expected. Overall the call, video chat, photos etc. features are all great! Definitely recommend!
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By LaSaundra Cobb
    The phones and phone plans are cheap and often perform cheaply. The internet driven text and talk does id's great especially if you are in a place that has WiFi but you regular data service won't pick up. You can still make calls and texts. I've had this service for four years because it is cheap. I'm getting what I paid for cheap service.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Tor
    Only been using it for a few weeks now, but I haven't had an major issues. Works for calling on my tablet till I can get my phone fixed, only feature I need to use from it. Sounds like the negative reviews are people using it as a main source of communication, remember...it's an add on app..not a device system app. Maybe stop being cheap and get yourself a 20$ data plan from Wal-Mart. You're getting what you pay for..and free is free, don't expect it to be up to par like a system app.. lol
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Peter Ruf
    It's a good app overall, but recently there has been a weird issue happening. For example, if I call some type of customer support number and they say to press a certain key, I press the key but for some reason it is unresponsive and the little noise that it makes when you tap on the key does not stop and will last until you hang up the call. I've also been getting a lot of spam calls recently, but other than that it's a good app. Edit: 7/19/2021: this bug is still not fixed. What the f Textnow
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By S J7P
    After several months of use, I think TextNow is Pretty good overall. There are some ads but they're not very intrusive. And I am very happy that it works on my old Android v4 phone! My only major complaint is that it's a bloatware Pig in terms of size. It's by far the largest app on my phone, even bigger than all the web browsers! If TextNow takes up any more space I'm going to have to uninstall it because I don't have enough storage space on this phone! Otherwise...Thanks, TextNow!
  • Jul 31, 2021

    By Marie Loves Animals
    Great app!! easily to install. Needed to install and use quickly when other service went out. App delivered and then some . Seriously considering using text now as my service provider full time. Instead of $52.00/month it'd be $9.99/month using Sprint Network. Keep up the good work TextNow! Thanks. Update as of 7-31-2001. Have comletley switched phone service to Text Now & love it, its so low cost or no cost at all. There always working to make things better. Thank you TextNow for all you do!!
  • This used to be my favorite texting app... Mar 20, 2019

    By Join Walkers btw!
    I’ve been a TextNow user for many years, ever since 2011, and haven’t run into so much trouble until recently when their ads just became unbearable. I believe in ads and have even tried buying their service several times. However, the ads are ruining the experience. Whenever I enter the app and tap on a contact and begin to type a message the app just freezes. I sometimes end up calling my boss on accident due to the horrible lag. The actual texting and calling is good otherwise. The texting is far better than the calling at times. I have unlimited data, but this apps can go from working great to not working at all in seconds. I can see that it’s the ads causing all the issues. My fix would be to have ads take up less data or use less ads or use a better way to get these ads on the app. Please fix this devs. It gets very confusing and frustrating when I can’t use the app due to all the ads. I will try to get a plan to remove the ads, but the normal service is advertised as free. I do hope you can fix the interface to run smoothly once again. I will return to the app when it gets better.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Jade Playz
    Great app! I've used it for about three years and I love it! It gives you your own phone number and allows you to the people who are using any platform, 0 fees. My only issue is the ads, but not I'm to upset as this is a free app and thats expected. Overall the call, video chat, photos etc. features are all great! Definitely recommend!
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By LaSaundra Cobb
    The phones and phone plans are cheap and often perform cheaply. The internet driven text and talk does id's great especially if you are in a place that has WiFi but you regular data service won't pick up. You can still make calls and texts. I've had this service for four years because it is cheap. I'm getting what I paid for cheap service.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Tor
    Only been using it for a few weeks now, but I haven't had an major issues. Works for calling on my tablet till I can get my phone fixed, only feature I need to use from it. Sounds like the negative reviews are people using it as a main source of communication, remember...it's an add on app..not a device system app. Maybe stop being cheap and get yourself a 20$ data plan from Wal-Mart. You're getting what you pay for..and free is free, don't expect it to be up to par like a system app.. lol
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By Lee Dunbar
    Keep in mind that this app gives you a phone number that may have been used by someone else before you. This means you may get notifications that your prescriptions are ready, and may also include ex-boyfriends / girlfriends calling the used number over something done by the prior user. Could be frustrating! Otherwise, this app is quite good.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Alwayz Listening Paranormal Diaries
    It was fine at first but after abt 5 months audio went out fixed that then texting went out now had use of this app for 3 weeks now have live chatted 10 times same thing everytime with no results In fixing anything. I paid for a year of phone number I dont even have that anymore. Cant sign into my acct. No phone no text . Live chat didnt fix my problem it only made it worse. I think if textnow delete my acct they should have giving my money back for the year I paid for that number.
  • Amazing quality!! Apr 19, 2020

    By m@4545222
    I had text now app for a long while and then I caught wind of their free cell service, I ordered a sim card and I installed it in my iPhone and activated it. Once I activated the sim card I went down the street and I was able to make and receive high quality audio calls and the texts send and receive fast, you truly get free cell service yes $0.00 with no WiFi I am able to call and text this is a wonderful thing!! I decided to transfer my cell number over to TextNow and it was a smooth and pleasant process that took less then 24 hours!! I transferred my number from Straight Talk to TextNow. There is no cell data included with the free plan but that’s ok with me I’ll just use the internet on WiFi, although if you wanted cell data TextNow has affordable options. What’s the catch you say ? There are ads that pop up from time to time when you call or text but besides that there is no catch!! I highly recommend this it’s great
  • Purchased subscription, lost number(2) Jun 13, 2021

    By Thepianofreak01
    I paid the $4.99/yr for locking my number, and now all of a sudden a month later i click on the app to try and look at what number i have so i can log back into my Telegram account that i needed it for, and it will only ask for me to choose a new number. It’s clearly a glitch though, because it will show the list of texts i have gotten on the number i already paid to use and keep for less than a second before the other screen pops up in front of it. I can’t get around it. Update: i went back and forth with customer service over email and provided them the information they asked for, and a week later even after i ask if there’s been any update on progress, i get nothing back. I found out whoever has my number now deleted my telegram account to make their own with the number, so trying to keep it is just pointless now. Don’t use this app. They put receiving verification codes and “locking in” your number so that people don't take your information or number behind a paywall, but then it doesn’t even lock it in! I still got my number reassigned to somebody else and they were still able to log into my account and delete it so they could make their own. Waste of time and money. It took me two weeks of being logged out of my account for me to finally realize that all of this has been for nothing.
  • It’s not the best... Feb 2, 2019

    By Smilessmcdecinburger
    This app is great. Especially for me because I have an iPad, which means I cannot text phones from Samsung etc. This app is good because I could text my friends with phones from other providers. But, I faced many issues such as sometimes I would click on the app and it would shut me out and I would be back on the home screen after being in the app for about 3 seconds. I do get a lot of spam calls and a lot of people I don’t know txt me. It is really glitchy and sometimes I send messages and the person I am texting did not receive it. Another thing I didn’t like was I didn’t receive notifications most of the time when people texted me. One day I went on the app and all but the contact names went black. It shut me out of the app and I was back at the home screen. I tried many times getting back on the app, but it never worked. Then I got back on about a couple months later and I was logged out of my account! I can’t get back on and I don’t know what to do!! All of my text messages with my friends and family are gone. I would not recommend this app... it has just brought me so much anger and unless they fixed something with a magical update I don’t know if it’s going to be any good because I WAS LOGGED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT AND CAN’T CHECK FOR YOU. Hope this helped.
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Bond James Bond
    App still not working after being helped. I was able to log in, and it asked me for my area code. I put in the area code, and get am error saying nnumbers are available, then it kicked me off. When logging back in I get the same message "This account has violated our terms of service and the account and number are no longer available." I remember not having issues from this app, but it was definitely short lived.
  • Text Now is a bully May 22, 2021

    By Shaad838
    For years I have used this app. I have so much connected to my number. Im friggin poor! Thats why i once adored this app. Not being able to recieve my security codes for free like I had been doing for the past few years is unfair and an endangerment to my daily survival. I dont have any money for that. Now I cant get into any accounts I need because you people are holding my information hostage. Times are already so hard on people. Why treat people like this? I feel so intentionally lead astray and manipulated. It does not care about helping people. This app is not a free app if it charges you for your own important information. This has been so stressful and disenchanting. I will not by any means ever recommend Text Now as a great app anymore. I feel as if I have been stolen from. This is so unfair. This has left me in a horrible life situation. Do not use this app for anything important. Now I cant change anything that is tied to this number and all my security codes are being held hostage by you text now bullies! Shame on you all. These people do not at all care for their customers well being or safety with blockages and hurdles like the one they inflicted on me by holding MY information hostage. That is cruel and lowdown and I cant figure out why the people who run text now became heartless liars.
  • Dreadful Support! Dreadful useless app! Dec 18, 2019

    By Aychee F
    #1: USE TALKU OR DINGTONE!! always guaranteed credits to earn through watching videos and playing games-very interactive! And one of the best for free-yes free international calls and texts that actually go through! It’s not perfect 100% of the time but it’s gotten so much better. Avoid TEXTNOW. You’re lucky if you can earn one credit a day. Talking to support today made me want to literally rip my eyes out because I was going in circles with someone who clearly didn’t read or understand not only the initial issue, but know what’s in their FAQs and articles. 1st, they have a submit a request feature through the app, but then when you submit a request, you get a canned reply through email saying they don’t use that anymore and to utilize chat instead. Then you need to remove anything that is obsolete from your app!! A customer should not be going in circles to try to get help. I had to explain to this person practically 3 times what I was referring to. For example-they say you can complete offers for credit but there is nowhere to ever do that! So do not refer me to Tap Joy when you don’t even offer the opportunity to earn credits for offers! It was just awful… I wind up turning off the message communication with this person because my patience was depleted.
  • App is useless after latest update May 2, 2021

    By pudchini
    Idk what happened to this app but it’s been complete garbage the last few days (both the iPhone and the iPad versions of the app). It completely overloads the device’s operating system or something because when I try to open the app whatever media is playing in the background (and would normally continue to play in the background) stops playing. This wouldn’t really bother me if it was the only problem, but from there it only gets worse. The app freezes and will not respond to any taps. I’ve tried task killing the app and then restarting it but nothing changes. I’ve also tried doing a soft reset/force re-starting the devices, and then trying the app again to see if it’s working, but that hasn’t helped either. At first I thought it was my phone but then I realized the same thing was happening on my iPad too, so it must be the app itself because I’m not having any issues like this with any other apps. I really wish/hope the developer fixes the app because this was my favorite messaging app (before the update). But now that it’s completely unusable I’m going to have to try out some other apps and see if I can find a suitable alternative. Goodbye (for now?) TextNow ✌️
  • Glitchy and ads overwhelm the experience Nov 8, 2018

    By Seaslang
    TextNow is a great idea and provides a great service essentially - that you can have a free phone number and call North America from anywhere in the world -however the user experience is pretty bad. The app is slow, extremely glitchy, and the ads are meant to overwhelm your experience. The ad situation has gotten substantially worse in recent months. The standard bad ad experience on the app is that the ads pop up on the home screen constantly and they are hard to close. But recently I had the experience that video ads start playing through my calls and as the call time progresses the interval between the time the video ad plays gets shorter and shorter. So what happens is you're talking to someone and then an extremely loud ad (way above the call audio volume) starts playing over your call. You can shut it down but it will just start back up again a few moments later. Really unbearable. I am keeping the app because it's in its development stages and I'm hoping it will go in a different direction when it receives more funding. As a traveler it's a great tool for me, just wish it wasn't such a harrowing tool to use.
  • It’s cool it ok for free service/terrible now Dec 29, 2018

    By Cutenes84
    Sooooo I’ve had textnow for a few years, the more they try to fix bugs the worse it gets! The ads,are messing up the ap,ok its free,but don’t make it mess up the ap! I always missed calls now,never had that before! The fact you can’t send video is a lil wack! But again it’s free! You can’t send more than one picture at a time! But again it’s free lol! Just recently I have noticed when you try to send a picture,it automatically picks the last picture you took! I DO NOT LIKE THAT! Because sometimes I don’t know itnsent someone that picture! It freezes a lot more now thn last year! Also textnow,needs to cut down on people making multiple textnow accounts,just to spam people and harass people ,start getting device info,and ips,and only allow one textnow per email,device,and ip,and make them verify an email! That will help a great deal! So for it being free when you are connected to WiFi is good! Ok it’s now dec29,2018 the app is even more horrible ,it’s blocking numbers I didn’t block ,being very slow! And deleting texts I didn’t delete ,please work on where we can block entire area codes,telemarketing calls are becoming insane! I’ve got 100 numbers blocked from the same company
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Brittany Mitchell
    I've had the same text now number for several years, I'm a subscriber. Suddenly my number has been reassigned?? I'm angry. service has never been reliable, but I liked my number, paid. You've lost a paying customer. As a note: I subscribed YEARS AGO, BEFORE you changed the rules and had 2 subscription options. I only subscribed to keep my number. Service was terrible and inconsistent. I DIDN'T create a new account, my login info was stored in my Google account.
  • Don’t do it!! Nov 30, 2019

    By SirVince
    I’ve been using Text Now for a few months. At first, it started out like a great substitution for the more expensive (and horrible) Sprint service I’ve been wasting my money on. Since they both use the same network, I’d rather pay less for unreliable and sketchy phone service. But believe me, Text Now service is not at all reliable either. You won’t get much reception indoors, your texts msgs may or may not send, and there will be times when you won’t get phone calls. Anyway, my rant today is because TextNow took things to a new low. Today my bill is due and they SHUT ME OFF on the day it’s due. AND it’s a Saturday, so I can’t transfer money from my savings account into my (bill paying) account until Monday. I take complete ownership for not remembering about transferring sooner. Thanksgiving was just 2 days ago and I lost all sense of time in the planning. But to give NO notice is going too far. Since I drive for Uber, I cannot work or earn money either until Monday as well and I’M FURIOUS!!! They are screwing with my livelihood. So PLEASE reconsider your choice to use this service. Don’t be dumb like me. Find another way. Or someday you’ll be writing a scathing review too.
  • img Community
    I absolutely love this app! I turned off my local service provider and used my wifi and this app and it has been working perfectly for a month now. Highly recommended!
    img by Ciera
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    They give you a free phone number (area code of your choice) with free calls to anywhere in North America (I’m in located North America, so I’m not sure how it would work in Europe/Asia/Africa/Australinea) .. so free text and in/out calls in North America. Good connection on calls.
    img by Amber
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. Easily create your own phone number & make completely free calls to US & Canada as often as you like
    2. PassCode keeps all your messages under a secure lock & makes all communication extra safe
    3. Earn free money by completing super easy offers & call anywhere in the world practically for free

    Reviewed by Laura S on January 16, 2018

  • Jul 24, 2021

    By S J7P
    After several months of use, I think TextNow is Pretty good overall. There are some ads but they're not very intrusive. And I am very happy that it works on my old Android v4 phone! My only major complaint is that it's a bloatware Pig in terms of size. It's by far the largest app on my phone, even bigger than all the web browsers! If TextNow takes up any more space I'm going to have to uninstall it because I don't have enough storage space on this phone! Otherwise...Thanks, TextNow!
  • Jul 31, 2021

    By Marie Loves Animals
    Great app!! easily to install. Needed to install and use quickly when other service went out. App delivered and then some . Seriously considering using text now as my service provider full time. Instead of $52.00/month it'd be $9.99/month using Sprint Network. Keep up the good work TextNow! Thanks. Update as of 7-31-2001. Have comletley switched phone service to Text Now & love it, its so low cost or no cost at all. There always working to make things better. Thank you TextNow for all you do!!
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Jade Playz
    Great app! I've used it for about three years and I love it! It gives you your own phone number and allows you to the people who are using any platform, 0 fees. My only issue is the ads, but not I'm to upset as this is a free app and thats expected. Overall the call, video chat, photos etc. features are all great! Definitely recommend!
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Tor
    Only been using it for a few weeks now, but I haven't had an major issues. Works for calling on my tablet till I can get my phone fixed, only feature I need to use from it. Sounds like the negative reviews are people using it as a main source of communication, remember...it's an add on app..not a device system app. Maybe stop being cheap and get yourself a 20$ data plan from Wal-Mart. You're getting what you pay for..and free is free, don't expect it to be up to par like a system app.. lol
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Alwayz Listening Paranormal Diaries
    It was fine at first but after abt 5 months audio went out fixed that then texting went out now had use of this app for 3 weeks now have live chatted 10 times same thing everytime with no results In fixing anything. I paid for a year of phone number I dont even have that anymore. Cant sign into my acct. No phone no text . Live chat didnt fix my problem it only made it worse. I think if textnow delete my acct they should have giving my money back for the year I paid for that number.
  • Amazing quality!! Apr 19, 2020

    By m@4545222
    I had text now app for a long while and then I caught wind of their free cell service, I ordered a sim card and I installed it in my iPhone and activated it. Once I activated the sim card I went down the street and I was able to make and receive high quality audio calls and the texts send and receive fast, you truly get free cell service yes $0.00 with no WiFi I am able to call and text this is a wonderful thing!! I decided to transfer my cell number over to TextNow and it was a smooth and pleasant process that took less then 24 hours!! I transferred my number from Straight Talk to TextNow. There is no cell data included with the free plan but that’s ok with me I’ll just use the internet on WiFi, although if you wanted cell data TextNow has affordable options. What’s the catch you say ? There are ads that pop up from time to time when you call or text but besides that there is no catch!! I highly recommend this it’s great
  • Could be better Apr 22, 2019

    By Gam'in horse
    I am not sure if it is my phone, or the phones of my contacts. At times, even when I seem to send them messages, they inform me that they do not receive them. Or when I call them, they say they do not receive a record of me calling them. I like the style and interface of the app, it is very appealing, but it is just these small inconveniences that make the experience troublesome. One feature that I would love to see is that when you send someone a message/text, that there would be a little notification that says “John has seen your message” or a simple little “seen” notification. Like on Instagram messaging. That would make this app much better, and would restore my confidence in it. It is a great app, and I would take it over any other competitor, just fix these things, and add that feature, and I would eagerly share with more of my friends and family. Thank you! 😁
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Crystena S
    You can actually buy a phone number outright instead of purchasing a subscription like all the other text / second phone line apps out there!!!!! I've looked through so many of them and all of them are subscription-based, charging you $5 and up a month.
  • Amazing but... Jun 9, 2020

    By Kaitlyn 👁👄👁
    I live for this app! Occasionally, you can use the number for other apps as well! I personally like using this number that I have on here for apps instead of my personal one. But for all good things there comes a bad. Random people have gotten a hold of my number and started calling me at random times. They will literally non-stop text and call me sometimes. I have no clue how they’ve gotten my phone number. But besides the random people texting you time to time, if you have the patience to deal with it like me, I definitely recommend this app. If the people do contact you, just report and block. Thank you for reading my review! If you’re considering getting this app, I think you definitely should. Note that not all the numbers you get on this app will work for other apps, I learned that when I made another number :)
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By OFFICIAL Von Duke
    Great app been using it since it came out. i think textnow works better with the its better with data. U have to be in good wifi connection if you don't have wifi. U can't use it as a worldwide phone number because it doesn't work on every app or website so be mindful.All in all, its a great app and as a number one day one fan, I feel like I let the world know and ever since then, lots of people have been using it,alot of people don't have active/paid for phones,so its convenient. Use Textnow🥳
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Peter Ruf
    It's a good app overall, but recently there has been a weird issue happening. For example, if I call some type of customer support number and they say to press a certain key, I press the key but for some reason it is unresponsive and the little noise that it makes when you tap on the key does not stop and will last until you hang up the call. I've also been getting a lot of spam calls recently, but other than that it's a good app. Edit: 7/19/2021: this bug is still not fixed. What the f Textnow
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By Lee Dunbar
    Keep in mind that this app gives you a phone number that may have been used by someone else before you. This means you may get notifications that your prescriptions are ready, and may also include ex-boyfriends / girlfriends calling the used number over something done by the prior user. Could be frustrating! Otherwise, this app is quite good.
  • Calling won’t work, can’t receive texts Jan 21, 2019

    By Peep 🐥
    So I have been using TextNow for a LONG time, and I can say it is one of the best messaging apps I have ever used, I can use it for friends who don’t have their number registered with iMessage. But I have to point out a few things wrong: when I try to start or receive a call, either the caller can hear me and I cannot hear them, or the other way around. I would like to have this fixed because calls can be very important and it is quite annoying. Next thing, sometimes I can’t receive texts. If I was having a conversation with someone, I have to leave their chat and go to the main ‘home’ screen of TextNow, and wait for them to send a message or for it to come in. It does not happen all the time but I would like to be able to not have to refresh the page etc, to receive messages. I hope this review was understandable and I tried my best to be clear with the issues I am having. Thank you for listening.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Yashiro Nene
    This app is amazing. I love it. I can text and call so many people and they have finally added video call. I gave it 4 stars for all the ads. The ads are pretty annoying especially when it comes to mis-clicks. You would have to pay a yearly fee for membership but I don't think that's a good waste of my money. But other then that it's amazing I really recommend.
  • Quick and easy to deal with Aug 24, 2019

    By JAM_118
    I’ve been using this app for a couple of months now, and I feel very happy with the results it’s a wonderful tool when you have a small business or you just need a different phone number. The only thing I didn’t like is that apparently the person who had my current number before had a lot of debt, so it took me a while to get rid of all those unwanted calls from Debt collectors that I was getting on daily bases at all times. Other than that I’m very happy with the service, I’m still learning about it, for ex. Now I know that pictures or videos that I received by text are only there temporarily also I know that in order to don’t lose your number you need to upgrade to premium to lock your number or use the service because your number can be revoke due to inactivity. Other than that you service is good, props to the team of TextNow.
  • Good service, no local numbers Aug 10, 2020

    By RobertoC-73
    That’s TextNow in a nutshell. You get free calling and texting, and it’s hard to beat the price of free. Then again if you do want to beat the price of free, you can subscribe to AdFree+ and get more features while ditching the ads. Customer service has been okay in the three weeks I’ve had the service. Only one con I can find, and it isn’t the audio quality. Yes I wish call audio was better but considering TextNow built the service so it works even on throttle cellular data connections, I made my peace with the audio quality. The big problem with TextNow is that you’ll have a hard time finding a local number. Getting a number from Nevada when you live in Washington doesn’t sound that bad, unless you’re job hunting and companies hesitate to call you to avoid long distance charges on their landline office phones.
  • Quite good Jun 11, 2020

    By parade72
    I’ve just had it for a couple weeks and have not used it that much, but have had no issues making calls, receiving calls, sending/receiving texts, or voicemail. I like the purple color of the texts. Ads are a bit intrusive. I’ve got other VoIP numbers but it’s a great idea to have multiple services for backup, different uses, or for troubleshooting if one of them doesn’t work. The iPhone purchase prices section in the App Store is unfortunately totally unclear. Multiple duplicates but with different prices, descriptions cut off, and no mention of how long each subscription lasts, if they are actually subscriptions. I would be willing to pay something to get rid of ads but can’t consider it for now since I don’t know what any of the options are. I can’t use it as my primary number for now because it’s missing a couple key features - it’s own contacts and end to end encryption, even if only for other TextNow users. I have a huge number of contacts that I’m not in touch with anymore and am not giving my TextNow number to, so I don’t want to import my phone contacts. Would also be nice to have a $1/month plan just to prevent your number from being reassigned without activity, but keeping ads.
  • 4 stars Jul 4, 2020

    By madeleine_car
    So I had this one problem but the rest of it is wonderful! So my problem is is that I had more than 3 unknown numbers that kept on texting me about a dating app and sex requests. I did not enjoy getting those texts cause they are straight up annoying. Not only that I would get one of those numbers at least once a week. I hope they have changed that but I am not going on there again until I have seen that this has been changed.( I had the app a year ago and deleted it last year and haven’t gotten it since). All of that aside what’s fun is that when I had it you got to change your message color and you got to pick a background for each chat you have so if you were texting your parents you could have your parents photo in the background.
  • Almost a 5 Star Mar 25, 2021

    By ladykatina
    I have used this app for years and it is my only communication app or rather phone app. This is all o have to stay connected with anyone. It has always made me happy for what it is. Every once in awhile I have a problem with something nothing major or life threatening it will usually clear up or get fixed within a day or so without even saying anything about it. Recently the last update it would not open it crashed time again I did everything I could with app and my iPhone. For three days I was without communication with ppl. But one morning thee it was sitting with my apps working. There are littlest things that might not be the greatest but this app is by far the best around of its kind. I do pay for the no ads and keep same number. This app is worth it.
  • Really like it, but for one thing Sep 8, 2020

    By Mybeloveds
    I’ve tried many text/calling apps and have found TextNow to be the best interface around. I use it as a work line for texting, so that people don’t have my personal number. I also put the number in my work phone “simulring,” so although I’m taking the calls through a landline, I have a log of the incoming calls ringing in on my TextNow app (I mute the ringtone, so it’s not distracting). My only plea (that gives it 4 stars instead of 5) is that at the end of the day, I have to manually delete each and every call/text individually. There is no “select all” function that lets me mark and delete them in mass. This should be a no-brainer and an easy fix for the developers. Please make this feature available and I’m yours forever. ☺️
  • This used to be my favorite texting app... Mar 20, 2019

    By Join Walkers btw!
    I’ve been a TextNow user for many years, ever since 2011, and haven’t run into so much trouble until recently when their ads just became unbearable. I believe in ads and have even tried buying their service several times. However, the ads are ruining the experience. Whenever I enter the app and tap on a contact and begin to type a message the app just freezes. I sometimes end up calling my boss on accident due to the horrible lag. The actual texting and calling is good otherwise. The texting is far better than the calling at times. I have unlimited data, but this apps can go from working great to not working at all in seconds. I can see that it’s the ads causing all the issues. My fix would be to have ads take up less data or use less ads or use a better way to get these ads on the app. Please fix this devs. It gets very confusing and frustrating when I can’t use the app due to all the ads. I will try to get a plan to remove the ads, but the normal service is advertised as free. I do hope you can fix the interface to run smoothly once again. I will return to the app when it gets better.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By LaSaundra Cobb
    The phones and phone plans are cheap and often perform cheaply. The internet driven text and talk does id's great especially if you are in a place that has WiFi but you regular data service won't pick up. You can still make calls and texts. I've had this service for four years because it is cheap. I'm getting what I paid for cheap service.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Rick C
    I bought the $4.99 sim and it does what I want it to do for me. I have it on 2 cheap (moto e4+ amoto e5) that I keep in the cars for emergency purposes. I never have an issue making a call with them, but when I get a call it only rings about 1/3 times. I am also constantly getting booted out of the network and have to sign in continuously. For occasional calls it is fine, to rely on it an my everyday daily driver, no way.
  • Okay Jun 9, 2020

    By autumn mongan
    I do love this app I use it all the time but sometimes when I press the hang up button it is really slow and glitchy and when I go to the app it will shut me out of it when I’m only in the app for 3 seconds but again I use this app all the time but I also get a lot of random numbers call and text me and it does get super annoying but I love this app so so so much I use it so much and it’s just really slow and glitchy but I mean it is what it is also this app is very very slow and glitchy when I go on the app it will take a while for it to actually load even when I full bars of WiFi’s and everything I think maybe it’s just really slow and I noticed if I get more than 13 phone numbers it will delete my most recent person I texted and if I don’t use my app for a 3 days it will log me out and say I need to get a new number I have spent so much time on this app and it’s not that good of quality I hop you guys the best to try and fix it and this app would be the bomb but as of right now it’s not such a great app🥰!
  • Buyer beware Aug 7, 2019

    By bigbsvo
    If you buy the app like I did to avoid the advertisements you can expect the advertising to continue. I did the free version for a while and thought if I buy it then I won’t have to see the adds again, boy was I wrong. The adds never went away, the only thing that went away was my money from my bank. The app is also slow as heck, it is slow when you send photos, it is slow when you type messages, it’s just slow slow slow. The pros to having the app, I downloaded it on my desktop computer, I can type on a keyboard, I use it for business to text customers about their auto repair, and they think it’s my cellphone and I get to tell them “I’m sorry but I use a texting app to text from my office computer”. This way they don’t get my personal cell number. So, pros and cons, everything has them. But to pay for an ad free app and they still are there makes me not happy. So keep your money and use the free version, there is no difference.
  • It’s Free... But At A Cost Apr 23, 2020

    By RMVG03
    I’ll start by saying free service is free service. I couldn’t be more grateful to have unlimited calling and texting via cellular and not just WiFi. All of my 3 stars go to this and this alone because that’s where the good stops. The ads are annoying but sure, but that’s what you get with free service so I won’t complain to much. Reception is mediocre at best but again... free. However, the app itself is VERY LAGGY. Half of the time, I don’t even get notified of a phone call, even when hooked up to WiFi and it cannot be blamed on poor service. I’ve had entire conversations poof into thin air without me manually deleting them, only to find out later that I had missed a new message or call from said person because of the conversation being magically deleted. At the end of the day, TextNow needs to get their act together and provide us a well functioning app. If it doesn’t improve in the future, I’ll have to look elsewhere and I’m sure others will as well.
  • Works great but one weird issue.... Jan 28, 2020

    By ccbear17
    I love TextNow! I have used it for years and it has had its share of bugs and glitches but they always get updated and fixed in the end! I will continue to use the app but I have experienced a few “Call Interferences” that kind of freak me out when they happen. It’s only happened about 3 times and I cannot find anything online about anyone else who is experiencing this issue but basically what happens is - I’ll be on the phone with my boyfriend or someone else and everything is just fine but then all of the sudden the call gets really staticy and a separate voice from ours enters the call as if we just called them and their answering their phone! At first I thought my boyfriend was messing with me but I have had this experience while talking to other people as well! When I respond to the voice they can’t hear us but I know I’m not crazy because the person I am talking to hears it to. Please look into this.
  • Rings my real phone with no way to disconnect or turn it off Jul 29, 2021

    By verily_yea
    I got TextNow because I wanted an extra number for when I do research or to give to salespeople or other times I don’t want to be directly contacted. TextNow definitely gives you a useable number and you can pay to upgrade to “lock it in” so the number doesn’t change and you can use it for text verification of other services. That’s good. HOWEVER. Anyone with your TextNow number can CALL you and your cell phone where the app is installed will RING! There’s NO WAY to turn this off in the settings, even if you go in Notifications and turn off Badges, Sounds, etc. I thought the whole point of having an extra number was so I could go in and check messages at MY leisure. Instead, my personal phone is ringing morning noon and night with sales calls. I might as well have just given out my real number. Super annoying.
  • Y'all really need to fix the iPad app version as well as some Apple Watch issues Jan 29, 2019

    By 84BROCK48
    The iPhone version is fine. The IPad one has trouble sending texts from the notifications. Sometimes ill type a message on my iPad only to find out that it never sent and my message is gone. That is annoying. Also i have my iPad in landscape basically all the time and when i open the app, its all messed up. I need to turn my iPad to portrait mode and back to landscape mode for the app to correct its self. This is annoying. ALSO i cant reply very well to messages on my Apple Watch. Sometimes ill compose a message and click send and forget about it. Only to find out that my message was never sent. Please fix this. I like this app on my iPhone but its not the greatest experience on the iPad or Apple Watch. I use an IPad 4 on iOS 10.3.3 if you must know. Thanks Devs!!
  • Fix the group chats!! Jun 25, 2020

    By Real_Rebeca
    This is a great app, but I have a few problems with the group chats. First of all, I wish it would show the names of the people who wrote something instead of just the numbers. Also, it’ll just start a new random group chat. For example, I made a group chat and when my mom wrote something it made a new group chat but it just showed up as one on her phone. Can you please fix that? Other than that, it works great and o love the idea Edit: the group chats are starting to stress me out. The names are now there (thank you) but whenever someone sends a text, a new groupchat gets made on my end. I also get a lot of texts later and out of order and it’s starting to get annoying to have to ask for screenshots of the chat. I’ve used this app for over a year because of the free phone number, but please! Updates!
  • It’s not the best... Feb 2, 2019

    By Smilessmcdecinburger
    This app is great. Especially for me because I have an iPad, which means I cannot text phones from Samsung etc. This app is good because I could text my friends with phones from other providers. But, I faced many issues such as sometimes I would click on the app and it would shut me out and I would be back on the home screen after being in the app for about 3 seconds. I do get a lot of spam calls and a lot of people I don’t know txt me. It is really glitchy and sometimes I send messages and the person I am texting did not receive it. Another thing I didn’t like was I didn’t receive notifications most of the time when people texted me. One day I went on the app and all but the contact names went black. It shut me out of the app and I was back at the home screen. I tried many times getting back on the app, but it never worked. Then I got back on about a couple months later and I was logged out of my account! I can’t get back on and I don’t know what to do!! All of my text messages with my friends and family are gone. I would not recommend this app... it has just brought me so much anger and unless they fixed something with a magical update I don’t know if it’s going to be any good because I WAS LOGGED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT AND CAN’T CHECK FOR YOU. Hope this helped.
  • Glitchy and ads overwhelm the experience Nov 8, 2018

    By Seaslang
    TextNow is a great idea and provides a great service essentially - that you can have a free phone number and call North America from anywhere in the world -however the user experience is pretty bad. The app is slow, extremely glitchy, and the ads are meant to overwhelm your experience. The ad situation has gotten substantially worse in recent months. The standard bad ad experience on the app is that the ads pop up on the home screen constantly and they are hard to close. But recently I had the experience that video ads start playing through my calls and as the call time progresses the interval between the time the video ad plays gets shorter and shorter. So what happens is you're talking to someone and then an extremely loud ad (way above the call audio volume) starts playing over your call. You can shut it down but it will just start back up again a few moments later. Really unbearable. I am keeping the app because it's in its development stages and I'm hoping it will go in a different direction when it receives more funding. As a traveler it's a great tool for me, just wish it wasn't such a harrowing tool to use.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By lex
    Lots of bugs. My phone won't ring for calls even though I have my settings and permission set to allow. The app always crashes when I'm using it and in a call. App freezes too. Today I got logged out after using this app and number of mine for a few weeks now. Which confused me. So I went to make a new number and a window popped up saying I exceeded the amount of times to do this? Which threw me off because what have I done too many of? Using the app for its prupose? Lol left me more confused.
  • Advertisements Ruin this App Mar 8, 2021

    By LongTimeTextNowSubscriber
    I believe in advertiser support for a free app but they are so INVASIVE in Text now that it is barely usable. Ads run in between every 4-5 calls, they are so large I accidentally click them when trying to scroll recent calls. I’m sure this is intentional. Ads pop up and end calls 4-5 times daily and end business calls. Do not depend on this app for anything important! It will fail and embarrass you. When app opens you are FORCED to wait up to 2 minutes for ad to time out and it never self closes. I have to find the close on the ad which is someplace different on every ad. Don’t try to make last minute calls or dial 911, you will definitely be waiting. DEVELOPERS: make the app closable after a specified time, like 15-20 seconds, trust me I know what your seller is selling after watching for that long. App never terminated calls from advertisements and ran 2 entire minutes until a few month ago. App is only useful if you do not mind waiting 2minutes to make a call and having your calls CONSTANTLY disconnected by ads.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Jaclyn Behan
    I'm having trouble logging into my account. I have the correct spelling of my email. I have forgotten my password and have tried several times to get the reset password link sent to my email address. I've checked all folders including spam and junk. Also, I have paid for my textnow phone number. If anyone can help or point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
  • TextNow, what happened? Sep 16, 2020

    By kassmeowtside
    Have been using TN for a couple years and considered it a 4-5 star app that I truly loved... but that was until the last couple months. According to what my iPhone says I do believe I have the newest version.. idk what the issue is. Several problems: •Phone will ring, but instead of given the answer/reject options, my screen says I’m already In the call. And my phone is still ringing out loud but I can’t answer it. Sometimes killing the app won’t make the ringing stop and I have to reset my phone. •75% of the time I AM able to answer the call, it is dead silence on the other end and vice versa. •Phone calls are just a wreck. Several textnow user friends of mine are having the same issues. Anything from basic glitching, lagging, can’t hear the other person well, etc. WEIRDest thing is: •My friend signed into their account one time for a few minutes. A long time ago. Since then, anytime she gets a call, that call also will ring my accounts, just whichever one I’m signed into at the time. This happens on any device I’m using. Her sign in was never saved or linked or anything it is SUPER weird. Sometimes it won’t actually ring but I will get the missed call notification. This also happens to some of my personal calls. •Phone call lags. I’ll say something and the other person hears it a couple seconds late and vice versa(like when news reporters are talking to each other from different locations)
  • Spam calls Jul 27, 2021

    By TabiKaye
    I’m getting a ridiculous amount of spam calls. I have ‘blocked and reported’ at least 20 between yesterday morning and today 1pm. They are all different numbers but from the same area codes, it’s getting so annoying that I’m considering deleting the app and finding something else. Who are you giving my number to? When I had voicemail turned on, the calls would leave 3 second silent messages, I’ve turned off voicemail now just to stop getting a second notification. If I answer and don’t say anything (because I’m sure it’s a bot and not a real person with actual business with me), the call hangs up within 10 seconds and it’s silent. I’ve had ‘debt collector’ calls before, it’s always a person in a call center who at least asks ‘hello?’ when the call picks up, this is different. Don’t tell me to ‘block and report’. I’ve done that and it’s no good as they keep using a new number. It’s hugely disrupting to my day. Not worth keeping the app if this continues tomorrow.
  • Loading problems Jun 22, 2019

    By annabellejada
    Helpful, but takes a really long time to load and is not helpful with tapping into the adds. Why does it take such a long time to load? I have full bars and it still takes over 2 minutes to load onto the first screen. Then it takes 1-5 minutes to load the messages. Sometimes I just want to delete the app and try a different one for this reason. It does crash A LOT. It switches the keyboard to an add so you can't continue typing. It takes a long time to send messages and if it doesn't sent because of no coverage then when you try to resend it it sends it like 15 times. The calling is really bad. Bad connection. Really glitchy. Crashes mid call. Please update notifications on lock screen when calling. I only get "misses call from _____" after someone calls me. I call them back and then it loads and says " ____ is trying to reach you"
  • Stopped working and there is no support!! Sep 23, 2019

    By ALEGODDESS
    Please be advise before using this App and share your new phone number to your friends or customers that in a certain moment it will stop working. I only use this number for texting my customers and all the sudden two weeks ago the messages stop exiting, so my customers start to complain and the textnow app was indicating that the text was sent. So I look for help and there is no help, the web is totally impersonal and no contact can be done, phone number is answered by a machine that obviously says that if you have a problem visit support, and support is only designed for using issues not for errors and disfunction as ours, so there is no support!! No chat, no email, nothing, I will not put my money in this text app, because simple they do not exist if problem arises.
  • Only call out but no call in Nov 10, 2020

    By すギリ
    I wrote another review and I had wrote that I thought it was because of upgrading, but the app will still not enter any calls where I am being called. I can call out but I cannot receive a call in. I do not not know the reason behind this I have kept the app up to date and my iPad too, but it’s seemingly useless as the problem has not been fixed I tried allowing the app to have requested permissions and still when I tried calling myself from the house phone it would not work. In setting I sent a debut log I don’t know what it did but I’m assuming it’ll send the devs a log they can look at to fix the issue? I hope this solved cause I’ve already missed some calls from friends already and I really don’t want them to think that I’m avoiding them or don’t wanna talk to them.
  • Purchased subscription, lost number(2) Jun 13, 2021

    By Thepianofreak01
    I paid the $4.99/yr for locking my number, and now all of a sudden a month later i click on the app to try and look at what number i have so i can log back into my Telegram account that i needed it for, and it will only ask for me to choose a new number. It’s clearly a glitch though, because it will show the list of texts i have gotten on the number i already paid to use and keep for less than a second before the other screen pops up in front of it. I can’t get around it. Update: i went back and forth with customer service over email and provided them the information they asked for, and a week later even after i ask if there’s been any update on progress, i get nothing back. I found out whoever has my number now deleted my telegram account to make their own with the number, so trying to keep it is just pointless now. Don’t use this app. They put receiving verification codes and “locking in” your number so that people don't take your information or number behind a paywall, but then it doesn’t even lock it in! I still got my number reassigned to somebody else and they were still able to log into my account and delete it so they could make their own. Waste of time and money. It took me two weeks of being logged out of my account for me to finally realize that all of this has been for nothing.
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Bond James Bond
    App still not working after being helped. I was able to log in, and it asked me for my area code. I put in the area code, and get am error saying nnumbers are available, then it kicked me off. When logging back in I get the same message "This account has violated our terms of service and the account and number are no longer available." I remember not having issues from this app, but it was definitely short lived.
  • Text Now is a bully May 22, 2021

    By Shaad838
    For years I have used this app. I have so much connected to my number. Im friggin poor! Thats why i once adored this app. Not being able to recieve my security codes for free like I had been doing for the past few years is unfair and an endangerment to my daily survival. I dont have any money for that. Now I cant get into any accounts I need because you people are holding my information hostage. Times are already so hard on people. Why treat people like this? I feel so intentionally lead astray and manipulated. It does not care about helping people. This app is not a free app if it charges you for your own important information. This has been so stressful and disenchanting. I will not by any means ever recommend Text Now as a great app anymore. I feel as if I have been stolen from. This is so unfair. This has left me in a horrible life situation. Do not use this app for anything important. Now I cant change anything that is tied to this number and all my security codes are being held hostage by you text now bullies! Shame on you all. These people do not at all care for their customers well being or safety with blockages and hurdles like the one they inflicted on me by holding MY information hostage. That is cruel and lowdown and I cant figure out why the people who run text now became heartless liars.
  • Dreadful Support! Dreadful useless app! Dec 18, 2019

    By Aychee F
    #1: USE TALKU OR DINGTONE!! always guaranteed credits to earn through watching videos and playing games-very interactive! And one of the best for free-yes free international calls and texts that actually go through! It’s not perfect 100% of the time but it’s gotten so much better. Avoid TEXTNOW. You’re lucky if you can earn one credit a day. Talking to support today made me want to literally rip my eyes out because I was going in circles with someone who clearly didn’t read or understand not only the initial issue, but know what’s in their FAQs and articles. 1st, they have a submit a request feature through the app, but then when you submit a request, you get a canned reply through email saying they don’t use that anymore and to utilize chat instead. Then you need to remove anything that is obsolete from your app!! A customer should not be going in circles to try to get help. I had to explain to this person practically 3 times what I was referring to. For example-they say you can complete offers for credit but there is nowhere to ever do that! So do not refer me to Tap Joy when you don’t even offer the opportunity to earn credits for offers! It was just awful… I wind up turning off the message communication with this person because my patience was depleted.
  • App is useless after latest update May 2, 2021

    By pudchini
    Idk what happened to this app but it’s been complete garbage the last few days (both the iPhone and the iPad versions of the app). It completely overloads the device’s operating system or something because when I try to open the app whatever media is playing in the background (and would normally continue to play in the background) stops playing. This wouldn’t really bother me if it was the only problem, but from there it only gets worse. The app freezes and will not respond to any taps. I’ve tried task killing the app and then restarting it but nothing changes. I’ve also tried doing a soft reset/force re-starting the devices, and then trying the app again to see if it’s working, but that hasn’t helped either. At first I thought it was my phone but then I realized the same thing was happening on my iPad too, so it must be the app itself because I’m not having any issues like this with any other apps. I really wish/hope the developer fixes the app because this was my favorite messaging app (before the update). But now that it’s completely unusable I’m going to have to try out some other apps and see if I can find a suitable alternative. Goodbye (for now?) TextNow ✌️
  • It’s cool it ok for free service/terrible now Dec 29, 2018

    By Cutenes84
    Sooooo I’ve had textnow for a few years, the more they try to fix bugs the worse it gets! The ads,are messing up the ap,ok its free,but don’t make it mess up the ap! I always missed calls now,never had that before! The fact you can’t send video is a lil wack! But again it’s free! You can’t send more than one picture at a time! But again it’s free lol! Just recently I have noticed when you try to send a picture,it automatically picks the last picture you took! I DO NOT LIKE THAT! Because sometimes I don’t know itnsent someone that picture! It freezes a lot more now thn last year! Also textnow,needs to cut down on people making multiple textnow accounts,just to spam people and harass people ,start getting device info,and ips,and only allow one textnow per email,device,and ip,and make them verify an email! That will help a great deal! So for it being free when you are connected to WiFi is good! Ok it’s now dec29,2018 the app is even more horrible ,it’s blocking numbers I didn’t block ,being very slow! And deleting texts I didn’t delete ,please work on where we can block entire area codes,telemarketing calls are becoming insane! I’ve got 100 numbers blocked from the same company
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Brittany Mitchell
    I've had the same text now number for several years, I'm a subscriber. Suddenly my number has been reassigned?? I'm angry. service has never been reliable, but I liked my number, paid. You've lost a paying customer. As a note: I subscribed YEARS AGO, BEFORE you changed the rules and had 2 subscription options. I only subscribed to keep my number. Service was terrible and inconsistent. I DIDN'T create a new account, my login info was stored in my Google account.
  • Don’t do it!! Nov 30, 2019

    By SirVince
    I’ve been using Text Now for a few months. At first, it started out like a great substitution for the more expensive (and horrible) Sprint service I’ve been wasting my money on. Since they both use the same network, I’d rather pay less for unreliable and sketchy phone service. But believe me, Text Now service is not at all reliable either. You won’t get much reception indoors, your texts msgs may or may not send, and there will be times when you won’t get phone calls. Anyway, my rant today is because TextNow took things to a new low. Today my bill is due and they SHUT ME OFF on the day it’s due. AND it’s a Saturday, so I can’t transfer money from my savings account into my (bill paying) account until Monday. I take complete ownership for not remembering about transferring sooner. Thanksgiving was just 2 days ago and I lost all sense of time in the planning. But to give NO notice is going too far. Since I drive for Uber, I cannot work or earn money either until Monday as well and I’M FURIOUS!!! They are screwing with my livelihood. So PLEASE reconsider your choice to use this service. Don’t be dumb like me. Find another way. Or someday you’ll be writing a scathing review too.
  • TERRIBLE.. SCAM/NO REFUND!! Apr 20, 2021

    By babydoll764
    I trusted TextNow for a couple of years until I heard you connect to their wireless data. Yes it works with WiFi but I decided to try the free wireless data and bought it for $10 and the same day I received my activation kit, I decided to cancel it because of some sketchy stuff that was going on with the SIM card not working and my device not connecting to their wireless data it said no refund but on their website before you buy the activation kit they advertise that they will give you a 30 day return refund and you get your money back but that’s a total lie I got no refund as it stated in the email (which had no reply) meaning I can’t reply to whoever sent that email so now I just lost $10... this is a total scam please don’t fall for it you’re just going to lose money do not fall for their free wireless plan or go with any of their plans. It’s all sketchy and just fake advertisements to get your money & improve their app. Something else I also found sketchy about TEXTNOW is that I’ve been looking for a customer service number/email and I couldn’t find anything it just takes me to a site that answers irrelevant questions. SMH BIG FAILURE!!!
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Candace Lei
    Have had my account for years. It never signed me out until recently when it started doing it frequently. Inconvenient but not too big of a deal, just type in my password and I was back on. However, it now won't recognize my password and the password reset e-mail is never sent despite 20+ tries. App is updated to the latest version, all e-mail folders are being checked, etc etc.

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TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App

TextNow - Free Text, Voice and Video Calling App