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TextNow: Free Texting & Calling App

TextNow: Free Texting & Calling App

TextNow, Inc.

Unlimited text & picture messaging app with a FREE phone number!

4.2 706K+ Reviews
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Editor’s Review

  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

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Review Highlights

  • useful

    in 4,266 reviews

    This app is very cool and useful so yeah get it

  • easy to use

    in 3,390 reviews

    Awesome features seriously and easy to use!

  • too many ads

    in 790 reviews

    It runs so slow and gets locked up all the time. So many ads make it so hard to use

  • great service

    in 617 reviews

    Great service and made calling easier

  • best texting app

    in 605 reviews

    Great, best texting app on android

  • free calling

    in 602 reviews

    I love it because you get free calling and texting definitely worth downloading

Top Features

App Description

Google Play

Local US or Canada Phone number
Give your friends your very own phone number they can call!

Unlimited Text & Picture Messaging
You can send as many text messages as you want to US & Canada - FREE!

Unlimited Calling to USA and Canada
Make unlimited free phone calls to any phone number in the US & Canada!

Cheap International Calling
Add money or earn free money by completing offers to your account and make low-cost international calls

Features:
- Make and receive voice calls
- Emojis, stickers and gifs
- Full picture messaging : send, receive and save pictures!
- Voicemail Transcription: transcript of your voicemail
- Caller ID
- PassCode: keep your messages under lock and key
- Google SmartLock: no need to remember your password
- Call Forwarding
- Signatures: add your own signature to each text
- Customizable text-tone, ringtone & vibration
- Customizable backgrounds
- Assign individual contacts their own ringtone & background
- Quick Reply to easily (and quickly) respond to friends
- Home screen widget to launch TextNow, compose a new message or quickly make a call
- Unified inbox: send and receive your texts directly via TextNow - use TextNow as your one-stop SMS texting app!
- TextNow.com - text from your computer too! All messages seamlessly synchronize with your mobile device.

Is it really free?

There is no catch. No yearly or monthly fees! It is completely free!

How can all this be free?

The app comes with a few ads. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a subscription to remove them.

People who love TextNow

"If you want an unlimited texting without the high priced carrier based texting plans, then Textnow is the app for you." 4/5 rating --AppAdvice

"Anyone needing an unlimited number of texts, we’d recommend TextNow as our app of choice" --AppAddict

What’s New

Google Play

  • 6.8.0.1

    January 10, 2019 - Fixed a bug where two or more ringtones could be played at the same time when a call is incoming
    - Fixed a bug for Android Oreo and up where Floating Chats wouldn't swap between conversations
    - Various performance improvements
  • 6.7.0.1

    December 17, 2018 - Fixed an issue where outgoing calls over data could stall on the dialing page without connecting
    - New feature: call phone numbers sent in a message text by tapping the number, or add the number to your contacts app
    - Improved icons on the main menu
    - Various performance improvements
  • 6.8.0.1

    January 10, 2019 - Fixed a bug where two or more ringtones could be played at the same time when a call is incoming
    - Fixed a bug for Android Oreo and up where Floating Chats wouldn't swap between conversations
    - Various performance improvements
  • 6.7.0.1

    December 17, 2018 - Fixed an issue where outgoing calls over data could stall on the dialing page without connecting
    - New feature: call phone numbers sent in a message text by tapping the number, or add the number to your contacts app
    - Improved icons on the main menu
    - Various performance improvements
  • 6.6.0.3

    December 13, 2018 - You can now preview images and videos in a conversation from the main Conversation page! Tap on a preview to see it full size.
    - Simplified contact avatars, and the same avatars will appear for the same contacts online at TextNow.com.
    - Improved font size consistency for better handling of large text sizes for accessibility.
    - Various performance improvements.
  • 6.7.0.1

    December 17, 2018 - Fixed an issue where outgoing calls over data could stall on the dialing page without connecting
    - New feature: call phone numbers sent in a message text by tapping the number, or add the number to your contacts app
    - Improved icons on the main menu
    - Various performance improvements
  • 6.6.0.3

    December 13, 2018 - You can now preview images and videos in a conversation from the main Conversation page! Tap on a preview to see it full size.
    - Simplified contact avatars, and the same avatars will appear for the same contacts online at TextNow.com.
    - Improved font size consistency for better handling of large text sizes for accessibility.
    - Various performance improvements.
  • 6.5.0.2

    December 5, 2018 - Fixed a bug that could cause the app to crash when setting or changing ringtones.
    - Fixed a bug where notifications could still show for conversations that had been muted.
    - Removed "Recommended Apps" from the main menu.
    - Various performance improvements.
  • 6.4.0.0

    November 22, 2018 - Fixed a bug that prevented the Floating Chat notification from being dismissed
    - Fixed the root cause of a significant number of crashes
    - Various performance improvements
  • 6.3.0.4

    November 22, 2018 - Fixed a bug that could crash the app if you received a call when the calling permissions were disabled
    - Improved the "Activate Data Plan" screen
    - Various performance improvements
  • 6.2.0.3

    November 14, 2018 - Fixed a bug that prevented some users from placing outgoing calls.
    - Fixed a bug where floating chats wouldn't appear even after allowing the correct Android permission.
    - Various performance improvements.
  • 6.3.0.4

    November 22, 2018 - Fixed a bug that could crash the app if you received a call when the calling permissions were disabled
    - Improved the "Activate Data Plan" screen
    - Various performance improvements
  • 6.2.0.3

    November 14, 2018 - Fixed a bug that prevented some users from placing outgoing calls.
    - Fixed a bug where floating chats wouldn't appear even after allowing the correct Android permission.
    - Various performance improvements.
  • 6.1.1.0

    November 9, 2018 - Users running TextNow on Android OS 8 (Oreo) and above will receive notifications sorted by category. Users will be able to control how these notifications get categorized, how they're shown on your device, and when they get shown.
    - Many fixes for problems pertaining to Android 8 (Oreo)
    - Various fixes and improvements for other Android versions.
  • 6.1.0.4

    November 6, 2018 - Users running TextNow on Android OS 8 (Oreo) and above will receive notifications sorted by category. Users will be able to control how these notifications get categorized, how they're shown on your device, and when they get shown.
    - Many fixes for problems pertaining to Android 8 (Oreo)
    - Various fixes and improvements for other Android versions.
  • 6.0.4.0

    October 31, 2018 - 6.0.4.0 is the final TextNow release for users running any versions of Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0 to 4.0.4) and Jellybean (Android 4.1 to 4.3.1). Users of those Android versions will still be able to use TextNow, but will not receive any further updates to the app.
    - Reduced the instances of dropped calls when switching from wifi, data and voice networks.
    - Floating Chat toggle now accurately shows whether chat heads are on or off.
    - Various performance improvements.
  • 6.0.3.0

    October 29, 2018 - TextNow is refreshing our look! In this release we're packing in a new app icon, new logo, and a new default theme color for you to enjoy, with the same great service under the hood.
  • 6.0.2.0

    October 26, 2018 - TextNow is refreshing our look! In this release we're packing in a new app icon, new logo, and a new default theme color for you to enjoy, with the same great service under the hood.
  • 6.0.1.0

    October 18, 2018 - TextNow is refreshing our look! In this release we're packing in a new app icon, new logo, and a new default theme color for you to enjoy, with the same great service under the hood.
  • 5.75.1.0

    October 12, 2018 - Fixed a bug where the end call button could be hidden by the in-call dialpad
    - Improved call rating screen for more detailed feedback
    - Various performance improvements
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