Make free calls with a real number on the original free calling and texting app. Pinger comes preloaded with free calling minutes that can be used to call anyone in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. After that, minutes are free to earn or cheap to purchase. SMS messages are also free. On top of free calling and SMS, additional features include voicemail, group chat, MMS picture & video messaging, emoji, ringtones, and more.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING“It’s like having a real phone number from the carrier. Except FREE.” –Nick

“I started using this app back in 2007 on my iPod touch 3rd generation... Works every time, voice calls are clear, and no one knows it’s an app and not an actual phone. Highly recommended.” –Scott

“I have used this app as my main phone number for years. It is just as reliable as an actual phone number.” –Kay

“I’ve tried several, but hands down, Pinger is by far the best. Why? Simple: It works. Period.” –Tuc

“I would rate this like 100,000,000 stars but can’t :/ only 5.” –Molly

“Great to have a backup number especially when you travel abroad.” –Milo

Subscriptions automatically billed monthly or annually to your iTunes Account and auto-renew, unless you turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payments are charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew or manage subscriptions in your iTunes & App Store account settings. Cancellations take effect at the end of the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period (where available) is forfeited when purchasing a subscription.

Privacy policy & terms of use:

• Emergency calls are not supported
• Pinger is ad-supported
• When roaming, additional carrier data charges may apply. Contact your carrier for details.
• If your contacts aren’t on Pinger, they might have to pay regular carrier charges for texts and pictures.

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What’s New

Version 11.48

Every Pinger update improves speed and reliability.

This release includes inbox enhancements that improve sending messages with attachments.

If you’re enjoying Pinger, please leave us a rating or review!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.4K Ratings

7.4K Ratings

TheSoundNan ,


I tried nearly a I half-dozen different services like text free. By that I mean the different companies that offer voice and texting services. I knew the dozen I think it was actually four or five over the last two years that whole process of shutting up with your email and setting up your phone to work with your system getting phone number and starting to use the new phone number with your family and friends and perhaps business associates and then if it doesn’t work out very well is an absolute mess!! Sure you put the learn to possibly look at the reviews. The trash out that that’s still not full pool. Typically finish up this review, after a little more than a full year of using Textfree and I personally have two numbers with Textfree and three other family members have Textfree I considerate absolutely unbelievably fantastic and bulletproof. The guys that run this thing have really put a lot into it. All I can say is that we love it. Oh and by the way 100 minutes for a couple of bucks, well are you kidding. I hope this year on forever. Thanks guys, Michael And family and friends

Developer Response ,

Hi Michael, thank you so much! Nothing makes us happier than hearing you and your family are happy with Textfree :)!

Tdeberry ,

Free calls, voicemail and texting

I have been using TextFree for quite awhile now. It is absolutely free calling, texting and voicemail. It works very well as long as you are connected to a reliable WiFi. The only problem I’ve ever had is sometimes when I answer an incoming call, the call drops. However, I do use this service instead of my Paid Cell Phone Service for when I don’t want to give out my Paid Cell Service Number such as surveys. I also use my TextFree number for friends and family who don’t have a paid cell service phone number so that I can text or call them free of charge. This is my back up phone number when I don’t want to receive telemarking calls. I am giving it 4 stars. I took off one point for the dropped calls. Otherwise it’s a pretty good service and is completely free to other TextFree numbers, any and all incoming calls are also totally free. As long as you make or receive one answered call or send atleast one text per month, you will not lose your selected phone number. I also like that you can watch videos or ads to gain extra minutes to make calls to non-TextFree numbers. Incoming calls and incoming and outgoing text messages are always free. I would definitely recommend this app for anyone who is looking for a Free WiFi calling and texting service.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for the very thorough review. It's great to hear Textfree is helping you ward off telemarketers, save money with your paid cell plan, and keep in contact with your loved ones that don't have a cell plan. As for your dropped calls, a lot of times these issues are linked to network strength. If this happens again, check to see if your connection is "Excellent". If it is, email us at We'll look into what's going on.

w1selabs ,

Here are some facts.

In the past, if you bought minutes and saved them up, then lost the number to not using it for 30 days, you were screwed. The number was free to anyone and fast. Since that experience many years ago, I use it everyday. Not sure if that’s all changed but that’s how you avoided problems back then with this app. Use it once a week even, but do use it or else. lol

Besides “accidentally” opening the ad when I’m texting others (constantly), this app still provides a great service to whomever uses it.

The voicemail features a top notch. Your options for the app are just as awesome.

Once I got 100mbps WiFi it works as good as my landline. In 10mbps it works but with a strong delay and some issues.

I can change my number anytime & if I don’t like who has my number I can block them or vanish. Perfect for avoiding stalkers and drama.

4 stars for latest updates.
The devs are really getting it to perfection.

5 stars for the app in general. It’s FREE!

I save so much money by including this app in my professional life. So I’m-not ever giving up on it.

Try it out. You’ll see for yourself.

THE RECENT 3 month old BAD NEWS: they have ads running pop up scripts that take over your screen and take you to your browser outside of the app. Whoever allowed it should be fired. Flat out. No explanations or excuses. Gone. I won’t use this until it’s fixed. VERY SUSPICIOUS BUSINESS.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, this definitely shouldn't happen. If you email us at with a screenshot of this happening, we'll look into the issue right away. Hope to hear from you soon.


Pinger, Inc.
170.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese (Hong Kong), Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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In-App Purchases
  1. 100 minutes $1.99
  2. Reserve Number $4.99
  3. 400 minutes $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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