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TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited

TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited

TextNow, Inc.

Get unlimited video calls, voice calls and texts with a local phone number

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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!
    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.
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    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

  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Trevor Chamberlain
    Great app, always there when I need a back up number due to mobile companies charging an arm and a leg for service, $6 a month for the ad free light & getting your number secured to you is insanely reasonable, great value. My only negative bit which won't effect my rating is just that it doesn't have biometrics for bypassing pin entry.. If it had that it'd be even better... 5 stars, no hesitation in that rating. Better than all their competitors in my opinion
  • Convenient with Wi-Fi Dec 12, 2021

    By CynCynatti
    So I work really really hard but like a lot of people- sometimes in between paydays comes that phone bill. Which can be that little extra that’s either going to get you by or give you phone. Of course I choose to use it to get by! Downloading this app- I have Wi-Fi at home and at work. So while I’m here or at home I can call my FS card to check my balance (which can be VERY important when I need milk for my 2 yr old ect;) and I’m unsure of what I’ve got- and avoid embarrassment in the store being declined for misunderstanding my balance. It can be helpful for a lot. I need it for little thank God but where I need it- it comes in clutch like any phone I PAY for to make calls. I don’t use it as my main use but it’s definitely 1000% my go-to in a tight spot. Thank you Creators! (If you use this for texting pics, videos, voicemail; I think you pay for it but it’s like $10 a month…whiiiich is still $50 MINIMUM cheaper than a lot of plans elsewhere- I only use it for sparingly important phone calls in-between paydays so it’s perfect for users like me and that function- really is free.)
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Nina Armstrong
    Love that it's free and you can choose a number out of several options given. Missing a stars due to being frustrating at times. Such as, Sometimes glitches for no reason. Most of the time it works good, especially when on a private Wi-Fi with excellent signal strength. App can be a pain at times due to it needing a higher Wi-Fi strength to work at max performance. When data or Wi-Fi isn't the best, it either doesn't work at all due to low signal and/or cuts in/out without a strong signal.
  • Best Service Nov 23, 2021

    By Shell'64
    I have been a customer for the last two years and this app helped make the most difficult time of my life more bearable. When COVID hit the city I liv4d in in March of 2020 I was unable to pay my $55 phone bill and as a result they turned off my phone . FortunatleyI had#iFi and came across the app . Thanks to the app I was able to notify paramedics and my others hospice nurse when she was in the final stages of COVID and then family and friends when she passed the following day. I’ve tried other apps and was very disappointed. One in particular charged me $ 10and then wouldn’t let me make more than a couple of calls or texts and then said I had reached my,limit ! I l0ve this app and so grateful it helps people like me make it through the toughest of times without having to lose contact with others when it can be a life or death situation. Thank you much for being so beneficial to people who cannot make ends meet9n the middle of a global pandemic you’ve been a beacon of light !! Thank you so much for all you do to help without being greedy.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By KRYSTI STOHL
    Ive been using TextNow for about 4 years now and it's been great. Reliable and easy. I love the minimal UI and low-key ads. I paid to lock in my number although I'm thinking y'all should let me have it for free since I've been a loyal customer for this long 😜😜. Anyway thanks TextNow for giving us phone numbers that we can choose the area code for! You rock! 🤘😜🤘
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Ashton Tuft
    It's a great app. For being free, it's good for calls and texting with a number. The one thing I don't like is whenever I send a picture, it says it sends on my end but the receiver doesn't get it untill anywhere from 10 minutes later to a day or two. Another thing is I cant send large texts: it either sends jumbled or doesn't send at all. With a few fixes it will get 5 stars from me.
  • Updated: Misleading SIM card kit plan Sep 20, 2021

    By Dman11385
    Updated. I was all wrong. Tech support was able to send instructions to fix my situation. It was working within 5 minutes. That’s all it took. Live Chat support was very supportive. Issue resolved and rating updated. Thank you. The offer is truly free no strings attached. Thanks again. (It offers free unlimited calling and texting with one time purchase of the SIM card kit on our nationwide network. So it says on the advertisement. There’s an asterisk in the advertisement however when you scroll down you can’t find the notice for the asterisk. It’s only after purchase I realize the SIM card purchase only activates the free calling on WiFi only portion of the plan. Free texting remains the same on WiFi only. My phone did not work outside. You need to purchase the AdFree+ plan or a data plan to have your phone work outside. The SIM card kit offer page she be updated without any words mentioning or referencing your nationwide network. That is highly misleading and disingenuous. It’s a classic bait and switch.)
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Trevor Chamberlain
    Great app, always there when I need a back up number due to mobile companies charging an arm and a leg for service, $6 a month for the ad free light & getting your number secured to you is insanely reasonable, great value. My only negative bit which won't effect my rating is just that it doesn't have biometrics for bypassing pin entry.. If it had that it'd be even better... 5 stars, no hesitation in that rating. Better than all their competitors in my opinion
  • Convenient with Wi-Fi Dec 12, 2021

    By CynCynatti
    So I work really really hard but like a lot of people- sometimes in between paydays comes that phone bill. Which can be that little extra that’s either going to get you by or give you phone. Of course I choose to use it to get by! Downloading this app- I have Wi-Fi at home and at work. So while I’m here or at home I can call my FS card to check my balance (which can be VERY important when I need milk for my 2 yr old ect;) and I’m unsure of what I’ve got- and avoid embarrassment in the store being declined for misunderstanding my balance. It can be helpful for a lot. I need it for little thank God but where I need it- it comes in clutch like any phone I PAY for to make calls. I don’t use it as my main use but it’s definitely 1000% my go-to in a tight spot. Thank you Creators! (If you use this for texting pics, videos, voicemail; I think you pay for it but it’s like $10 a month…whiiiich is still $50 MINIMUM cheaper than a lot of plans elsewhere- I only use it for sparingly important phone calls in-between paydays so it’s perfect for users like me and that function- really is free.)
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Nina Armstrong
    Love that it's free and you can choose a number out of several options given. Missing a stars due to being frustrating at times. Such as, Sometimes glitches for no reason. Most of the time it works good, especially when on a private Wi-Fi with excellent signal strength. App can be a pain at times due to it needing a higher Wi-Fi strength to work at max performance. When data or Wi-Fi isn't the best, it either doesn't work at all due to low signal and/or cuts in/out without a strong signal.
  • Best Service Nov 23, 2021

    By Shell'64
    I have been a customer for the last two years and this app helped make the most difficult time of my life more bearable. When COVID hit the city I liv4d in in March of 2020 I was unable to pay my $55 phone bill and as a result they turned off my phone . FortunatleyI had#iFi and came across the app . Thanks to the app I was able to notify paramedics and my others hospice nurse when she was in the final stages of COVID and then family and friends when she passed the following day. I’ve tried other apps and was very disappointed. One in particular charged me $ 10and then wouldn’t let me make more than a couple of calls or texts and then said I had reached my,limit ! I l0ve this app and so grateful it helps people like me make it through the toughest of times without having to lose contact with others when it can be a life or death situation. Thank you much for being so beneficial to people who cannot make ends meet9n the middle of a global pandemic you’ve been a beacon of light !! Thank you so much for all you do to help without being greedy.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By KRYSTI STOHL
    Ive been using TextNow for about 4 years now and it's been great. Reliable and easy. I love the minimal UI and low-key ads. I paid to lock in my number although I'm thinking y'all should let me have it for free since I've been a loyal customer for this long 😜😜. Anyway thanks TextNow for giving us phone numbers that we can choose the area code for! You rock! 🤘😜🤘
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Ashton Tuft
    It's a great app. For being free, it's good for calls and texting with a number. The one thing I don't like is whenever I send a picture, it says it sends on my end but the receiver doesn't get it untill anywhere from 10 minutes later to a day or two. Another thing is I cant send large texts: it either sends jumbled or doesn't send at all. With a few fixes it will get 5 stars from me.
  • Updated: Misleading SIM card kit plan Sep 20, 2021

    By Dman11385
    Updated. I was all wrong. Tech support was able to send instructions to fix my situation. It was working within 5 minutes. That’s all it took. Live Chat support was very supportive. Issue resolved and rating updated. Thank you. The offer is truly free no strings attached. Thanks again. (It offers free unlimited calling and texting with one time purchase of the SIM card kit on our nationwide network. So it says on the advertisement. There’s an asterisk in the advertisement however when you scroll down you can’t find the notice for the asterisk. It’s only after purchase I realize the SIM card purchase only activates the free calling on WiFi only portion of the plan. Free texting remains the same on WiFi only. My phone did not work outside. You need to purchase the AdFree+ plan or a data plan to have your phone work outside. The SIM card kit offer page she be updated without any words mentioning or referencing your nationwide network. That is highly misleading and disingenuous. It’s a classic bait and switch.)
  • 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
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Alyssa M
    I like this app just fine. Its helped me out ina pinch & allows me to stay connected to people when I lose a phone (frequently) since the # transfers to whatever phone I have. The ads are annoying. Not too too intrusive but I accidentally click on them all the time. But i get that's how money is made and it's fine. My biggest thing is, this app is 4GB?!?! What the?!!! That's what my phone says anyway. How? Why? The UI is basic, no crazy features. Why the huge space cost?? Is it just me??
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By TW TW
    Verry frustrating. Cant access acct. Always a crapshoot I'll have issues getting back into app if I log out for any reason which is extremely annoying. Have had paid subscription for some time. Lately, it has been randomly logging me out and the call quality has been bad. Also, I wanted to switch the Google Play account that I use to pay for my subscription and unfortunately you are locked in once you sign up. There really needs to be an option to be able to update payment account when needed.
  • 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.
  • Jan 12, 2022

    By Jimmie Terrell
    Unbelievable, I've updated this app and it still does not work. I'm not the only person having "locked in my number" for a year at a reasonable cost, paid for an app that doesn't work! This app is totally fine until purchased. I hope Google will fix the problems with this nationally advertised app soon. It may not have cost a bundle to purchase but it can cost a bundle when it fails!
  • 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.
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Kevin Mcroberts
    Absolutely flawless with strong Wi-Fi and you can't beat the price, however I've had to install and uninstall because the app won't stay open I've tried to contact with text now support via text messages at least three and have never got a response back . Okay correction I did just get a response back nice but I still haven't fixed the app closing.
  • Big problems Nov 1, 2021

    By L Sonna
    This was a good app. Today I didn’t receive 2 critical text messages. Instead, I received 2 text messages from your company saying that now I must pay to receive text messages…if I have a particular version of your app. I spent an hour hunting for my app’s version # without success. 1. What is the version # of my app? The emailed link to purchase the text messaging capability didn’t work. 2. Is that because I have the wrong version? How do I receive text messages as in the past? I spent an hour searching for a tech support phone or email without success. 3. How do I contact tech support? In trying to sign up for the text messaging plan, I accidentally purchased “lock in your #.” I don’t need that service 4. How do I get my $ back? Or, better yet, how do I get the plan switched from “lock in your #!” to “text messaging.” Your website and the Apple App store say that both phoning and texting are free, which apparently is untrue. 5. Isn’t false advertising illegal? - I reinstalled the app today to be sure I have the latest version. I have sent multiple text messages from my phone - not one has come through. Calls works, but not text messages.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By David Coffey
    Stick with using the app. Ordering the SIM you will wait forever to get it. Mine was supposedly shipped from North Texas by USPS on the 5th and to be shipped to Pinellas County, FL. Now it is the 14th. There motto is it wall take 10 business days. They forget the post office does run on Saturdays. Just stick with the app.
  • 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

  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Trevor Chamberlain
    Great app, always there when I need a back up number due to mobile companies charging an arm and a leg for service, $6 a month for the ad free light & getting your number secured to you is insanely reasonable, great value. My only negative bit which won't effect my rating is just that it doesn't have biometrics for bypassing pin entry.. If it had that it'd be even better... 5 stars, no hesitation in that rating. Better than all their competitors in my opinion
  • Convenient with Wi-Fi Dec 12, 2021

    By CynCynatti
    So I work really really hard but like a lot of people- sometimes in between paydays comes that phone bill. Which can be that little extra that’s either going to get you by or give you phone. Of course I choose to use it to get by! Downloading this app- I have Wi-Fi at home and at work. So while I’m here or at home I can call my FS card to check my balance (which can be VERY important when I need milk for my 2 yr old ect;) and I’m unsure of what I’ve got- and avoid embarrassment in the store being declined for misunderstanding my balance. It can be helpful for a lot. I need it for little thank God but where I need it- it comes in clutch like any phone I PAY for to make calls. I don’t use it as my main use but it’s definitely 1000% my go-to in a tight spot. Thank you Creators! (If you use this for texting pics, videos, voicemail; I think you pay for it but it’s like $10 a month…whiiiich is still $50 MINIMUM cheaper than a lot of plans elsewhere- I only use it for sparingly important phone calls in-between paydays so it’s perfect for users like me and that function- really is free.)
  • Best Service Nov 23, 2021

    By Shell'64
    I have been a customer for the last two years and this app helped make the most difficult time of my life more bearable. When COVID hit the city I liv4d in in March of 2020 I was unable to pay my $55 phone bill and as a result they turned off my phone . FortunatleyI had#iFi and came across the app . Thanks to the app I was able to notify paramedics and my others hospice nurse when she was in the final stages of COVID and then family and friends when she passed the following day. I’ve tried other apps and was very disappointed. One in particular charged me $ 10and then wouldn’t let me make more than a couple of calls or texts and then said I had reached my,limit ! I l0ve this app and so grateful it helps people like me make it through the toughest of times without having to lose contact with others when it can be a life or death situation. Thank you much for being so beneficial to people who cannot make ends meet9n the middle of a global pandemic you’ve been a beacon of light !! Thank you so much for all you do to help without being greedy.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By KRYSTI STOHL
    Ive been using TextNow for about 4 years now and it's been great. Reliable and easy. I love the minimal UI and low-key ads. I paid to lock in my number although I'm thinking y'all should let me have it for free since I've been a loyal customer for this long 😜😜. Anyway thanks TextNow for giving us phone numbers that we can choose the area code for! You rock! 🤘😜🤘
  • Updated: Misleading SIM card kit plan Sep 20, 2021

    By Dman11385
    Updated. I was all wrong. Tech support was able to send instructions to fix my situation. It was working within 5 minutes. That’s all it took. Live Chat support was very supportive. Issue resolved and rating updated. Thank you. The offer is truly free no strings attached. Thanks again. (It offers free unlimited calling and texting with one time purchase of the SIM card kit on our nationwide network. So it says on the advertisement. There’s an asterisk in the advertisement however when you scroll down you can’t find the notice for the asterisk. It’s only after purchase I realize the SIM card purchase only activates the free calling on WiFi only portion of the plan. Free texting remains the same on WiFi only. My phone did not work outside. You need to purchase the AdFree+ plan or a data plan to have your phone work outside. The SIM card kit offer page she be updated without any words mentioning or referencing your nationwide network. That is highly misleading and disingenuous. It’s a classic bait and switch.)
  • 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
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Lena Poulin
    Ty for saving me over 50 $ of my 56 $ budget. Havnt had a problem yet. Now as of November I can't use this app it will go from excellent connection to poor connection and then it will discontinue my calls all my calls are for doctors for lawyers and I can't rely on this app anymore so I am putting it on a new phone to hopefully see if that corrects the problem I just didn't know if anyone else was having the problems of staying connected
  • Text Now Review Jul 17, 2019

    By Sickles Girl #1
    I absolutely love the text no app! It’s convenient and steady. FMy family and I have used it for 5 years! What I like about bout text now is the fact that no matter what , I can always access it through any device I choose to use whenever I choose to use it! Another great thing about text now is when I do have to access it through a secondary device all my info and previous messages are still there! That is super convenient being I lose everything especially phone numbers and messages! But text now keeps all that stored and it’s accessible to me 24/7. Sometimes paying my and my family’s phone bills can be very stressful at times because it’s expensive and I’m not able to get all of them payed at the same time. So having text now as a back up or second number. I along with my children Can assure my friends and family that they’re still able to contact me through texting or calling. Thanks text now!🤗
  • 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! 😁
  • 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 :)
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Nina Armstrong
    Love that it's free and you can choose a number out of several options given. Missing a stars due to being frustrating at times. Such as, Sometimes glitches for no reason. Most of the time it works good, especially when on a private Wi-Fi with excellent signal strength. App can be a pain at times due to it needing a higher Wi-Fi strength to work at max performance. When data or Wi-Fi isn't the best, it either doesn't work at all due to low signal and/or cuts in/out without a strong signal.
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Ashton Tuft
    It's a great app. For being free, it's good for calls and texting with a number. The one thing I don't like is whenever I send a picture, it says it sends on my end but the receiver doesn't get it untill anywhere from 10 minutes later to a day or two. Another thing is I cant send large texts: it either sends jumbled or doesn't send at all. With a few fixes it will get 5 stars from me.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Alyssa M
    I like this app just fine. Its helped me out ina pinch & allows me to stay connected to people when I lose a phone (frequently) since the # transfers to whatever phone I have. The ads are annoying. Not too too intrusive but I accidentally click on them all the time. But i get that's how money is made and it's fine. My biggest thing is, this app is 4GB?!?! What the?!!! That's what my phone says anyway. How? Why? The UI is basic, no crazy features. Why the huge space cost?? Is it just me??
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Gregory Iannucelli
    Good app - works well, and does what its supposed to. Would like to see notification noise added during chat, if only as an option. Aside from that, solid performer... Have there been no updates to the app since before Christmas? Have not seen any, and tbe version I have crashes and resets in the middle of a text conversation. Was wondering what the status was...
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Richard Peavler
    Bought sim card. Then paid $9.95 but phone would not call without wifi. Couldnt receive either. Of course no data provider (textnow) either. $15 wasted. They should refund my payment. I'll just use my A32 5G at home or anywhere with wifi available. Going to buy new phone on Feb 1st. Just give my old A32 to my daughter or something. Free textnow gives you a bonus really with unlimited call and text.. Data not that important anyway and 2GB for $10 is kind of high anyways. Thanks, but no thanks.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Frank Ohlsson Jr
    It's free use it all the time --( Edit-- it also did ok for the 4.99 I paid and was able to verify my identity on some apps...whatsapp didn't work though couldn't verify even after paying 4.99 that sucked. )
  • 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.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Clifton Cooper
    Service was easy to set up. Calls and text work fine. The problem I have with the service is they say my phone is not compatible with there service so I can't get one of the sim cards from them. I have a Verizon pre paid Motorola e5go phone that I was told by Verizon is unlocked and I switched my phone from CDMA to GSM and TextNow said my phone is still not compatible. I think they just want me to buy one of their phone's and I am short on money right now.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Areya Brister
    It is a good app but the ads suck. And I've been using text now for years and it used to only be like 2$ for the ad free service but then they raised the price to 9.99$! I think that is just a little too much for a text app
  • 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🥰!
  • 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.
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Kevin Mcroberts
    Absolutely flawless with strong Wi-Fi and you can't beat the price, however I've had to install and uninstall because the app won't stay open I've tried to contact with text now support via text messages at least three and have never got a response back . Okay correction I did just get a response back nice but I still haven't fixed the app closing.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Henry Hanchett
    For one thing I have been trying to get some other app because I couldn't get it to stay on for 2months! Now I'm seeing the app is fixed but I can't log in or get a password!!!! reset!? for crying out loud 😂📢!! !
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By TW TW
    Verry frustrating. Cant access acct. Always a crapshoot I'll have issues getting back into app if I log out for any reason which is extremely annoying. Have had paid subscription for some time. Lately, it has been randomly logging me out and the call quality has been bad. Also, I wanted to switch the Google Play account that I use to pay for my subscription and unfortunately you are locked in once you sign up. There really needs to be an option to be able to update payment account when needed.
  • Jan 12, 2022

    By Jimmie Terrell
    Unbelievable, I've updated this app and it still does not work. I'm not the only person having "locked in my number" for a year at a reasonable cost, paid for an app that doesn't work! This app is totally fine until purchased. I hope Google will fix the problems with this nationally advertised app soon. It may not have cost a bundle to purchase but it can cost a bundle when it fails!
  • 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 ✌️
  • Big problems Nov 1, 2021

    By L Sonna
    This was a good app. Today I didn’t receive 2 critical text messages. Instead, I received 2 text messages from your company saying that now I must pay to receive text messages…if I have a particular version of your app. I spent an hour hunting for my app’s version # without success. 1. What is the version # of my app? The emailed link to purchase the text messaging capability didn’t work. 2. Is that because I have the wrong version? How do I receive text messages as in the past? I spent an hour searching for a tech support phone or email without success. 3. How do I contact tech support? In trying to sign up for the text messaging plan, I accidentally purchased “lock in your #.” I don’t need that service 4. How do I get my $ back? Or, better yet, how do I get the plan switched from “lock in your #!” to “text messaging.” Your website and the Apple App store say that both phoning and texting are free, which apparently is untrue. 5. Isn’t false advertising illegal? - I reinstalled the app today to be sure I have the latest version. I have sent multiple text messages from my phone - not one has come through. Calls works, but not text messages.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By David Coffey
    Stick with using the app. Ordering the SIM you will wait forever to get it. Mine was supposedly shipped from North Texas by USPS on the 5th and to be shipped to Pinellas County, FL. Now it is the 14th. There motto is it wall take 10 business days. They forget the post office does run on Saturdays. Just stick with the app.
  • 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!!!
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By nikkie nicole
    Everytime I press a number,(when i made a call and it says press 1 for English), it gets stuck and I cannot get it to shut up unless I hang up on the call and close app. This app used to be the best now I have to uninstall and search for a second line! Stop messing up good things.
  • Glitchy May 18, 2020

    By OGBobUSA
    I have been having issues for months now, it would freeze or crash on my iPad mini 4 with the newest version of iOS and the last couple weeks have been horrible! Not getting important texts, or phone calls. It was like my ringer was off, it wasn’t! Once I opened the app it would say 4 Missed Calls, and it never rang! I tested it with a friends phone and called my apps number, it rang on his end but not on my end. After uninstalling and reinstalling the app, restarting before reinstalling, it has gone from being pretty reliable to wondering if I’ll be getting my phone calls! It went from a 4 star App to a 2 star app, and WoW, did I mention adds? Come on Text Now, Do we need adds flashing and popping up? No wonder the App keeps closing when I go to open it, the app is trying to run adds before loading messages! To much running makes apps crash!, UPDATE MAY 17th 2020, I’m still not getting notifications of incoming calls, my Alert goes off for a second and stops. Then a friend called and said somebody answered but wasn’t me. How’s this possible?? I’m not happy with this. Why is this happening? Who’s answering my calls when I’m not?

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