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.

“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

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What’s New

Version v12.6

Every Pinger update improves speed and reliability.
This release includes minor bug fixes and enhancements.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16.2K Ratings

16.2K Ratings

Krotch341a ,

For text and WiFi calls - works great!😀

I have used this app for years (2015) on and off. They have continued to raise the bar... pictures deliver quickly and I haven’t heard a “bad” call in years. It just needs a healthy Wifi signal. Places like McDonald’s and Starbucks and the like. You can receive messages and put it on several phones. The one thing that makes this app stand far out from anything else is: I don’t know any other app that actually gives you a phone number. You get to choose it even 👍🏼 When I came to Portland with my Apple phone, it had a hard time interfacing with the GPS signal so I had to disconnect it from the network. Now I use the Wi-Fi and I have no problems ever. 👍🏼 For a monthly nominal fee -I can reserve my number indefinitely and enjoy “voicemail to text” which is so much better than listening to them. I highly recommend to young people, people starting over, really just anyone who needs a consistent phone number or message center.
I turned off my network phone last spring and I have not missed it a bit (works best with apple phones tho)

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks so much for your kind words. We're touched to hear such great feedback about Pinger, especially from a long-time user. Please email us at if there's anything we can do for you. We'd love to help you out.

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.

Mr88loveit ,

What happened

I've had this app for a few years now and it used to work great. But since the update where the app icon changed to the now "pinger" logo it has gone downhill. Quit often when I try to open the app it crashes and I have to retry to open it several times. When it is open there is such a lag time from when I type to when it comes up on screen that I can quite often finish my typing before the first word appears on screen. Furthermore using the calling feature won't work with the earpiece speaker on my phone so every call has to be on speakerphone only. This is my second phone I have used this app on and the speakerphone only on calls is the same so it is not likely the phone but the app. The lag problem is everywhere in this app not just in recognizing typing but combined with answering a call and waiting for the in call screen to come up to switch to speakerphone people have to wait for me to here them which is an annoyance with friends and family but down right obnoxious when the doctors office is calling me back and hang up before the app can "catch up" to turn on speakerphone. I do not have regular service and this is my only number. If it were not for the fact everyone has this number I would delete it just out of pure frustration with it. I may still delete it and just go on in life without a "phone"

Developer Response ,

Hey there, we're so sorry to hear that you've had so many problems with Pinger. If you can send us an email at, we can look deeper into each individual issue and get this resolved ASAP.


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