TextNow - free text + calls
Unlimited FREE texting & calling + free to low-cost international calling!
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: June 20, 2017
- Requires Android: Varies with device
- Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
FREE SMS TEXTING, PICTURE MESSAGING, CALLING, AND VOICEMAIL
Free UNLIMITED calling and UNLIMITED SMS text messaging to all US & Canadian phone numbers.
TextNow gives you your very own dedicated phone number with which you can text and call your friends, family, significant others, neighbors, or anyone else you would like!
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, weâd recommend TextNow as our app of choice" --AppAddict
"Just as fast sending/receiving as regular texts for me (including people who don't have the app)." -tbm248, MacRumors
DEDICATED PHONE NUMBER
Give your friends your very own phone number they can call!
UNLIMITED TEXT MESSAGING
You can send as many text messages as you want to US & Canada - FREE!
UNLIMITED CALLS TO USA AND CANADA
Make unlimited free phone calls to any phone number in the US & Canada!
LOW-COST & FREE INTERNATIONAL CALLING
Add money or earn free money by completing offers to your account and make low-cost international calls
IS IT REALLY FREE?
There is no catch. No yearly or monthly fees! It is completely free!
HOW CAN ALL OF THIS BE FREE?
The app comes with a few ads. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a subscription to remove them.
- Make and receive voice calls
- Earn credits towards calling by completing partnered offers or purchase minute packs!
- Free & unlimited voice calls with other TextNow users as well as for incoming calls!
- Full picture messaging : send, receive and save pictures!
- Voicemail Transcription
- Caller ID
- Call Forwarding
- Google SmartLock: no need to remember your password
- Emoticons :-)
- 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!
- Real SMS texting and calling: text and call ANY phone that accepts SMS texting, and ANY phone for calling.
- TextNow.com - text from your computer too! All messages seamlessly synchronize with your mobile device.
Terryn Glenn Published date: June 26, 2017
DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR FREE MONTH OF NON WIFI SERVICE THEY WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY! This app will steal your money if you try their free month of non WiFi service. When I tried to cancel my free trial I was not allowed too and had to wait for a phone call that took place after my upcoming renew date. So now my account is over drawn and I didn't even get to use the service unless I had WiFi! But now that they stole my money that I didn't have for them to steal and tried to stop before it happened they will let me cancel the service and tell me they won't refund the money they stole!!!!!!! There was no option to chat lice with anyone! They are a scam! They will get your money and tell you it's your own fault for canceling your service twice since the first time didn't work they went and charged me and now keeping my money because i seen prompts the second go around of canceling of no refund! Well i tried canceling once so you should never have charged me in the first place and i shouldn't have had any prompts telling me i wont get a refund. This was a great idea till all the theft and b***s*** that they pull. This is not a way to help those who can not afford other services as a cheap/ free means to do something when you steal from your customers! Full Review
So'A boutthat Published date: June 22, 2017
Works great from desktop and very, very pleased with phone implementation. *The* premium free phone plan, they have Canadian area codes which I have found with no others! Call any phone free not just other users. Unlimited texts. Pace of updates with no honest description of what exactly is being changed is suspicious and disturbing, as this is a practice of legally misleading users, inflating downloads and hiding change logs. If it keeps up I may have to drop the app. Full Review
talecia walker Published date: June 24, 2017
The app is great for texting. It's not great making phone calls. Everytime I call someone it says poor connection. But I am at home and I know that is not the case. So if you would like to use this number only for text then its awesome. If you would like to make phone calls pick another app Full Review
GiGi Loc Published date: June 23, 2017
I've been having the same number for 3 years. This app came in handy when i couldn't afford a monthly fee for phone service. Even after I went back to work I still kept this app Because so many people called me on my number. Lifesaver and really decent service... Update: I've updated the app and I am now unable to text or receive calls.. but I can make them.. I also had to recently change my number after 4 years with the same one. But I need help because I need to be able to use the app and I am unable to figure out why I can't send/receive text or phone calls. Only my outgoing calls are functional. Full Review
TheEpicNerd YT Published date: June 26, 2017
I can't uninstall it and it always interrupts me whenever i am playing a game, watching a video, or even while I'm writing this review, saying i need to complete activation. Do not download. Full Review
Lynn Ruddick Published date: June 25, 2017
It's good for texting but to make a call its not that great. I knew I have s good wifi connection at home but when I tried to make a call I got disconnected it said poor connection. I also can use the dialier if the number has 0 in the icon is over it. Please fix these problems. Thank you Full Review
toya arvizu Published date: June 23, 2017
sending msgs ok..ull get a col right away then theyll show up a day later or just in email...calls umm yeah they drop after about 5 secs. when i have excellent wifi and it says poor wifi. this aoo needs some help for now ill try something else Full Review
Judah Hemmerly Published date: June 23, 2017
This app is good for sending messages. However, every time I answer an incoming call the connection breaks up and gets lost. Neither can the other person hear me, nor can I hear them. It happens every single time no matter where I am. Full Review
Kaylan Tussey Published date: June 23, 2017
Would be perfect but has to many invasive ads. And you can't get rid of the notification during a call, it gets in the way of the dialpad and speaker buttons. When you swipe it away it comes right back. Very annoying. Full Review
florin soica Published date: June 22, 2017
Seems that is doing the job. But only advertised. To place calls and send text messages. But for receiving calls and get voicemail is, to say the least, not every time reliable. The last update seems that improved reliability of being called. After paid for one month i got voicemail properly. But i do not get what means voice transcription? Because i got voicemail transcription total different that is in voicemail. Also make it available in status bar on the top of screen. It is useful to see there to be sure it is active. I meant to say to be sure that app is open and i will not miss calls, not only to see it when you get calls or texts. Thank you. Full Review
shante clark Published date: June 22, 2017
It could be my fone but I cant make fone calls. The calls that do connect drop and say poor WiFi connection I have excellent WiFi. When I start the call it'll say excellent WiFi connection but as it connects it switches to poor WiFi and disconnects Full Review
Published date: June 24, 2017
I think your app is the best I have ever came across. I didn't know their was a text or call free app thank you so much for this I can't afford a phone of my on so I couldn't talk or text my daughter at all I just want to thank you again this is great. Full Review
Michelle Lynn Published date: June 21, 2017
I downloaded the app, and sent a text and phone call from the text now number 4-5 times. I got a message a few minutes ago that I had lost my number because I didn't send any calls or texts out. This app is showing a 4.4...i don't see how if it can't even be used. Full Review
Curtis Jenkins Published date: June 23, 2017
I even paid for it. Don't waste your money. Never works right. Freezes. Crashes. Full Review
Rob Davis Published date: June 25, 2017
This app is OK for texting but takes forever to receive picture messages, and it drops my calls every time I use it, so much that the people I talk to has gotten use to it! The only answer I seem to get is email us the problem well I've telling you the problem and nothing has changed! Time to use a "better" app! Full Review
Published date: June 22, 2017
AWESOME App, best of breed. Tried several others, and nothing compares for Call quality and text quality. Had Tmobile, and have not chosen another carrier yet. Quality is just as good as Tmobile !!!! Full Review
Published date: June 22, 2017
Best app I've found for texting and calling. Has all the features for free. I love it. I just wish you could change your number more than every 15 days Full Review
Aman Upadhyay Published date: June 24, 2017
I have purchased a credit of $5 but it has not been credited in my id yet. I don't believe in this company anymore. I feel inconvenience through this matter. I want you to please update my credit balance or refund me. Full Review
sooniemix Published date: June 26, 2017
With an average Internet and WiFi at your home I found this app incredibly useful. I actually cancelled my regular cell phone service and just use this app for all text and call. 3 dollars a month over 130 dollars I was paying for my cell service, what a saving! Now I use my tab as my cell phone with this. Full Review
Published date: June 24, 2017
I signed up to use phone service and you cannot make a call without giving permission for the call to be recorded. In a day & age where so much of our privacy is given away, I flat out refuse to give my permission. Full Review
Published date: June 22, 2017
This app comes threw when creeps ask for my number. I give them the app number, they call to see if I gave them a real number and it works just like a real number. ð Full Review
Kole Havner Published date: June 22, 2017
I think it's a great app and wireless service. it's just that I have a group conversation and it doesn't put all the people that are in the group together. Everyone is a separate conversation. PLEASE Fix...Also, the microphone doesn't work on 7.1 Full Review
Published date: June 24, 2017
I love it when you have this APP it let's you call and text things you could be getting for money but it still all free love it I'm just having troinle figuring out how to upload a photo to my contacts Full Review
Knowledge 3 Published date: June 26, 2017
I definitely recommend this app it works great as long as you are in a WIFI area and have it in your place, and not many advertisements... you'll really like it Full Review
Amber Seratt Published date: June 24, 2017
It is a really good app. My only thing is it doesn't always show that I have message and there is way too many ads. Full Review
Chris Nelson Published date: June 25, 2017
This is some really horrible service. Phone calls we're anywhere between 5-10 seconds delayed. Also the data I had in Denver and Colorado Springs was usually only 2g even when I still had 4g data left. Porting out your number is a nightmare. I have talked to customer service and verified I have the correct information for porting out my number and it still is having issues. Which has caused a whole set of issues with my new provider since part of the contract was I needed to Port my old number to them. I wouldn't suggest this service for anyone. Full Review
Vick Vicks Published date: June 22, 2017
Text me now has never let me down over the years and therefore I highly recommend this app above all because it is just that reliable. Seriously see for yourself! It is worth a try. Full Review
Lori Bierman Published date: June 23, 2017
Not sure with all the interfaces that messenger has if that is not a better app. Also, found more old, and I do mean old friends, that this isn't more visible. Will keep working on it. Full Review
Published date: June 22, 2017
Got this app (prolly like every other girl did lol) to text my bf as a different female just to see if he would text back!!! LOVE THIS APP â¡ Full Review
David Ellis Published date: June 26, 2017
Pretty good app to have when ur phone goes down. Only thing is u have to have WiFi or pay for tha app Full Review
Madi byrd Published date: June 24, 2017
Good but I want to be able to video chat with my friends. I love this app but I need to video chat with my friends and family. Please add that additional features to this app. Video chatting would be nice. By the way, this app contains too many add to sometimes. PLZ ANSWER Full Review
Amanda Hamilton-Jones Published date: June 24, 2017
Great app calls are a little low but other than that perfect. O yea I absolutely love the emojis! Full Review
Andrea Pereira Published date: June 23, 2017
Love this app...but please make a ad free version. Texting works great but the phone calls are an issue. I can make them but when someone calls me the call never connects. Full Review
Sherry Rodriguez Published date: June 26, 2017
Works great and clear has every feature your regular phone has Full Review
Selena Cornelison Published date: June 24, 2017
Best free texting and calling app I've ever used! Free calls without having to watch videos to earn minutes. All around great Full Review
stephanie StGeorge Published date: June 23, 2017
Got the paid version. Ads are not only still there buy they break up all the calls. Customer support is horrid. Want my refund but they dont respond. Full Review
Clifton Hill Published date: June 22, 2017
I used to like the app. But now I can't make a phone call. It acts like its about to make a call but then it doesn't connect . Plz fix Full Review
Shenna Hunter Published date: June 21, 2017
My phone keeps freezing when i open the app. I have to turn my phone off and then back on for the app to work. Full Review
Edwin Cole Published date: June 21, 2017
Service is very bad. Even with FULL WiFi signal, people can hardly hear me. Breaks up constantly and has a TERRIBLE long voice delay. Try something else. Full Review
ThunderBuddy Vicky Published date: June 26, 2017
It decided to help itself to the monthly charge even after I had canceled. Do NOT activate premium. I am furious. I will never use this app again. Full Review