TextNow - free text + calls

TextNow - free text + calls

Unlimited FREE texting & calling + free to low-cost international calling!


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: January 12, 2018
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000

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Descriptions


FREE SMS TEXTING, PICTURE MESSAGING, CALLING, AND VOICEMAIL

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

HIGHLIGHTS:
- 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
- PassCode: keep your messages under lock n’ key
- Google SmartLock: no need to remember your password
- Emoticons :-)
- 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!
- 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.

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.

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

"Just as fast sending/receiving as regular texts for me (including people who don't have the app)." -tbm248, MacRumors

Reviews


4.4
375,607 total
5 270,791 
4 48,066 
3 24,535 
2 10,013 
1 22,202 

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Dana Maria Filon Published date: January 15, 2018

    Impressive app for it being free for one. And the fact that this is my only means of communication because I can't afford a cell phone right now due to lack of work. However I believe I will continue to use this app as a second form of communication, since it's been great the entire time I've installed it. Why not it definitely can't hurt to have both the app and a cell phone. I've been using it for about two years and it definitely came in handy when I needed it most. I'd like to suggest everyone to install this app on either one or all of your devices cuz it's very compatible with all mine. Thanks Text Now and to the people who created the app also!! Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    regina eddy Published date: January 13, 2018

    Oh this app works.. BUT it has loaded down my phone with ads that now my phone lags and crashes constantly! I hav had this app since sept and every month the ads get worse! The first month it wasn't that bad at all but now I can't do anything on my phone bc it moves so slow and eventually crashes!! If I didn't hav this number on all my job apps then I would uninstall this app right now! Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Greg Esten Published date: January 13, 2018

    How do I know if app is working if there is no icon in my status/notification bar??? There should be different icons. Showing the app is on, missed calls, voicemail, etc. Under settings there is nothing for push notifications or anything of the sort with your previous reply to me and yes I'm running the most recent version... Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Prezley Case Published date: January 14, 2018

    HORRIBLE! This app is seriously so bad! The message pop up doesn't stay up while you type a message so you get half way through typing just for it to close and have to open the whole stupid app to start your message alllllllll over again. Doesn't notify you of new messages, no sound, most of the time no pop up. Nothing. Closes, freezes and just plain SUCKS! Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 13, 2018

    Its ok. Especially if you have no active phone. But the texting gets delayed and then it skips letters and whole words and when you need to delete something it skips forward and jumbles it all up. And i cant find where to delete an account. Im not happy with one. If i need to delete the account i need to be able to completely clear it not just change info.. But its alright for the most part Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 12, 2018

    This app is hideously slow to do anything, especially texting and after I've typed out only a few lines of text. Slows my entire phone down just by having it installed, also needs Speaker Phone to be on to be usable as the phone's speaker doesn't seem to work with this app. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Kennedy Lawson Published date: January 16, 2018

    Has really gone downhill in the past few months. They're really making the free version slow and putting tons of ads to get you to do the paid version. Ads make keyboard slow to respond. Too much junk pops up while you're typing. I said something about groceries and it asked me if I want to start shopping. I don't need all that nonsense. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Jeanette Longauer Published date: January 15, 2018

    It used to be a great app. Now it stops responding and deletes everything I've typed. It deleted All of my previous correspondence, but kept my contact info. I find it frustrating. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Bob Faw Published date: January 14, 2018

    It sounds good in theory, but it's constantly hassling you to use it or lose the number, even though you may have given it out to a lot of people, and don't have anything to say for a couple of days. One day after I used it, I was notified that they had taken the number away and do I want another one. The answer is hell no! I'm glad I found out how dangerous it is to use and how dangerous it would be to count on it. Who knows what's going to happen when the people who I gave it to start sending messages to whoever gets that number next? Do you want to take a chance on that? Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Yusef Bridges Published date: January 11, 2018

    Consistently unreliable for phone calls. I assumed this was based on the bandwidth demand over Christmas but was experiencing problems after the holidays. Funny thing was that I was still getting the advertisements with no interruptions. I'm okay with the adds but not at the expense of the service. It's too bad this couldn't be improved/fixed. Thanks for trying, but I'm moving on to something better. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    spooky starbucks Published date: January 15, 2018

    My Instagram needed a security code, but it never got through to TextNow! How am I supposed to use text people ,if I don't get their messages??!! It is a big waste of time and ruined my experience. Also, of your account is gone for a while, they will give your number to a different account with the same contacts.This happened to be and someone random person was texting my contacts. Don't waste your time. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Puff The Magic Dragon Published date: January 15, 2018

    Love the app, have been using it for a while. But now since the new update, everytime I get a text the bubble pops up/makes my phone buzz but no text. Would you please be a dear and fix the thing? Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 10, 2018

    The app doesn't work really well. Yes, it is free and I truly do appreciate that. However, when placing a phone call or receiving a call it doesn't connect at all specially if you're phones screen is off. Both on Android and IOS... The call quality is very bad... Most of the time people can't hear you very well either it keeps getting cut off while taking. I'm hoping that the issues get fixed. I will edit my review once I see some improvements. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    William Lewis Published date: January 15, 2018

    This app is spastic. I try to make a phone call and use the keypad, it freaks out and hits everything three times. This app needs a lot more work before being released Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 14, 2018

    I love this app but i cant do group chats...i get the numbers individually and no context......which i need for my job for group chats. It has also slowed my tablet down NV alot.lb Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Jake Cook Published date: January 13, 2018

    I will never ever use this app again I didn't use it for a few weeks and you got rid of my number this app really sucks I'm going to find another one stop doing it to people I was expecting a call I try to do your stupid thing once a week that's crazy I don't have that many people I talk to Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 15, 2018

    It's okay. But i can't send pictures why, this sucks and also its too slow when typing. Too bad i can't use this app. Most especially its unable to send pictures. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Leo Monroy Published date: January 16, 2018

    I can text. But no way in making a phone call. It just beeps twice and ends the call. Not helping me out... Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Tasha Bates Published date: January 14, 2018

    I have terrible issues with calls dropping every 2 or so minutes and the people I call cannot hear me. Everything else about it is great. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Taylor grubb Published date: January 11, 2018

    It's good, but you guys need to make sure hackers are less invovled. And it'd be nice if we could use our international calling to buy phones. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Johnny V Published date: January 15, 2018

    I REALLY REALLY LIKED it @ first cuz there was very little RAM n CPU usage compared to similar apps like say TextPlus. I've bin using as a 2nd # fer over a yr now on this same ph. Now its footprint on my RAM is MASSIVE everytime I open it, n it takes forever to open. N wen I receive calls it rings like 2 secs n stops, but th person calling me herd it emring 3x fer like 20+ secs b4 it rang on my end. Wits the cause, n how do I fix this lag ?? Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    mrzv uz Published date: January 15, 2018

    Hi! Love this app. But it can't verify my email! I'm getting email from app but when I press verify on my email it shows URL/ is invalid, so my Email is still unverified. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 14, 2018

    I tried out to see if it worked. Does not call out at all on the phone I installed it to, and only sent out one text out of several attempts. It did immediately receive both incoming test messages I sent, as well as both incoming calls. I did not answer the incoming calls to check the quality, as it would not been possible to tell the quality with a phone in each hand. But if it wasn't completing outbound calls, and isn't completing some of the outbound messages, then it really doesn't matter about the quality of the call, does it? Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    FuzelTheGreat Published date: January 13, 2018

    I've been using this app for a couple of months now. It used to work flawlessly until the start of this month. I once logged out of my account and wanted to create a new one, but when I enter the information and click on 'Create account', it loads for a bit and then a message comes up saying 'An error has occurred.' I've tried clearing cache and uninstalling updates and reinstalling, but nothing seems to work. My friend whom I referred this app to, it is working for him, but not me. So I had to give it a 2 star for now. Hope this could be a fixed soon. Regards Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 11, 2018

    It's awesome when u don't have a service plan..just need a good wifi signal and your off..thank you for the help and it cool to actually get something for free these days Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Alice Hitchcock Published date: January 11, 2018

    This app is awesome and all you need is Wi-Fi. And some people have data. So especially for people that have data. I highly recommend this app. You can even call. Plus you don't have to pay at all. But you can pay if you want to get the text and call without Wi-Fi. This is the best talk and text app ever!!!!!!!! Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 15, 2018

    Needs work but it helps when my phone goes off and I don't have any way to get ahold of ppl Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 16, 2018

    I love it. It dont limit you,its the best app i ever used,and i been using this app for like 2 yrs now Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Taylor Tren Published date: January 12, 2018

    I have no service on my phone/ means can't call and it worked I was like its never gonna work.😐IT WORKED IM LIKE YASSS Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Robert Rockwell Published date: January 10, 2018

    I enjoy using this app the only issue I have is drop calls sometimes the caller cannot hear me weather if it's my Wi-Fi or whoever is my internet provider is but that's my big disappointments when it comes to this app but yeah free calls & text Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Pamela Showers Published date: January 16, 2018

    Have only had one call and a little texting. The call was great, keys a little sticky in texting, creating errors. Otherwise perfect. Thank you!!! Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Cleotilde Sammy Published date: January 16, 2018

    I am thankfully I do apreciere the year I am I dit have the opportunity to talking for new year with my sister to azking if I get in the fone with my daddy. To wish him a very new year so he can pray over me so God bless me in the new year. I do apreciere so much to be eble to exchange a word with our parents, Thankyuo and happy New year 2018 Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Julie Thayer Published date: January 13, 2018

    It is a good app for the most part could improve a few things like keeping the message bubble up like on messenger Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Gianni Alston Published date: January 12, 2018

    It is a good app you really can receive and make outgoing calls and it's absolutely free. You can change your phone number as much as you need to as well . Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Seneca Schaffer Published date: January 11, 2018

    Its is the greatest App ever I'm Loving it u can call and text they don't pay u and they will give u a free number they give u options of numbers to chose from Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Kay Tyrell Published date: January 14, 2018

    This app is amazing!!! I bought my phone with no service but with text now I know that I can call any body and text them at any time Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 15, 2018

    For those that are lonely or bored this app fulfills all your needs. I highly recommend it Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 11, 2018

    I need to use it a few more days to get a good understanding of the app then I can give you a better rating of what its really like. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    G'BillZ Tv Published date: January 13, 2018

    I can't login nor sign up ....so bad Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: January 14, 2018

    A lifesaver of an app. Money is tight right now but work can still get a hold of me thanks Full Review