Join the more than 100 million people who phone smarter, with free texting, free calling, and free nationwide coverage with TextNow!
Communication should be without limits. Stay connected to what matters most with unlimited texting and calling, without the bill. Download the TextNow app, pick a free phone number (or bring your own) with the US area code of your choice, and start calling and texting now.
NATIONWIDE TALK & TEXT, WITHOUT THE PHONE BILL
Cut the cord from your mobile phone company! Get a TextNow SIM card to access the same nationwide network with the same coverage as the big carriers, without the bill! Now there’s a smarter way to phone, with our ad-supported, zero-cost Nationwide Talk & Text app, so you can talk and text freely from anywhere in the US.
AFFORDABLE HIGH-SPEED DATA
Your phone needs can change, and TextNow has you covered. With low-cost data add-ons, you can get mobile data and go anywhere. No commitments, only pay for the data you need when you need it.
ADD A SECOND NUMBER TO YOUR PHONE
Need more privacy? Want to keep your personal life separate from your business? Use the TextNow calling and messaging app as free local 2nd phone number. Boost your status with your friends or mint some new ones by using a second phone number from TextNow on your favorite social apps. It’s another private phone line on your device with free calls and free text messages.
CHEAP INTERNATIONAL CALLING
Are your friends and family overseas? TextNow offers low-cost international calls to over 230 countries. Stay connected longer with rates starting at less than $0.01 per minute.
WIFI OR MOBILE CALLING? WHY NOT BOTH!
Does your mobile signal need a boost? No problem! TextNow lets you use your real phone number over WiFi. Or get the same great service on our nationwide mobile network with a TextNow SIM card.
WHY TEXT NOW?
• Get a local phone number or bring your own! Area codes from most metro areas in the US available.
• Make and receive unlimited voice calls, texts and video or picture messages to the USA or Canada for free!
• Use across multiple devices – send unlimited messages and make calls on your computer or tablet, then access them from your phone while on the go!
• Discover the new way to phone with Unlimited Nationwide Talk & Text with a TextNow SIM card – starting at $0.
• Need data? Get affordable, flexible data add-ons, whenever you want.
• Call internationally with our low-cost calling options to over 230 countries.
• Voicemail transcription and conference calling.
• Turn your WiFi enabled tablets and computers into a phone.
IS TEXT NOW FREE?
There are no yearly or monthly fees. Our service is ad-supported, with no cost to the user. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a subscription to remove them. Users can access our free wireless network with a one-time purchase of a TextNow SIM card, allowing users to call and text without the need for WiFi.
FEATURES STANDARD FOR ALL USERS
• Passcode to keep messages safe and private
• Caller ID
• Signatures: add a personalized signature to each text
• Customizable text-tones, ringtones, vibrations and backgrounds
• Quick Reply to speedily respond to friends
• A home screen widget for instant use
• Text from your computer and seamlessly synchronize with your mobile device via textnow.com
So, what are you waiting for? Download the app and get phone service without the bill with unlimited texts, voice calls and much, much more over both WiFi and wireless.
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New & Noticeable:
• Fixed a bug with some users not being able to delete messages.
New and Not-so Noticeable:
• Under-the-hood optimizations, UI polishing, stability improvements and minor bug eradications.
Ratings and Reviews
It’s cool it ok for free service/terrible now
Sooooo I’ve had textnow for a few years, the more they try to fix bugs the worse it gets! The ads,are messing up the ap,ok its free,but don’t make it mess up the ap! I always missed calls now,never had that before! The fact you can’t send video is a lil wack! But again it’s free! You can’t send more than one picture at a time! But again it’s free lol! Just recently I have noticed when you try to send a picture,it automatically picks the last picture you took! I DO NOT LIKE THAT! Because sometimes I don’t know itnsent someone that picture! It freezes a lot more now thn last year! Also textnow,needs to cut down on people making multiple textnow accounts,just to spam people and harass people ,start getting device info,and ips,and only allow one textnow per email,device,and ip,and make them verify an email! That will help a great deal! So for it being free when you are connected to WiFi is good! Ok it’s now dec29,2018 the app is even more horrible ,it’s blocking numbers I didn’t block ,being very slow! And deleting texts I didn’t delete ,please work on where we can block entire area codes,telemarketing calls are becoming insane! I’ve got 100 numbers blocked from the same company
Developer Response ,
Hi Cutenes. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback and we are sorry for the issues you are having. Can you please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to help. Thanks.
Dropped My Phone Plan for Text Now!!
For 99 cents and $5 dollars a YEAR i can make phone calls, text unlimited, and have better service than when i had at&t! Im not working right now and Text Now was a life saver. i would be without a working phone right now, but instead i have a perfectly functioning phone for less than six dollars. the $5 a year is to be able to receive codes to your number which is unbeatable. The only thing I can say i wish worked better was the functionality of the app. sometimes it lags or wants to work slow. still cant beat it!
im updating my review after having the paid plan for almost a year. i still stand by what i said in the beginning. we had an ice storm recently that knocked our power out for two days. If it wasn’t for text now I would have had no form of communication, but I was texting and calling, as if nothing was going. Sometimes the LTE that comes free with text now lets me do simple google searches which is amazing, especially when you don’t have wifi. This is hands down the best texting app on the app store. it’s even better than line!
Purchased subscription, lost number(2)
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.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, In order to help improve your experience with TextNow we'll need to get some clarification to determine how we can help with any issues you're experiencing, as we haven't been able to find any emails or chats regarding this issue. Please email email@example.com with more details for additional assistance, and include a copy of this review if you can.
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- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
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- In-App Purchases
- Ad Free+ $6.99
- Lock Your Number for 1 Week $1.99
- Lock Your Number for 1 Year $4.99
- Ad Free+ & 14-day free trial $9.99
- Premium Subscription $2.99
- $4.99 in International Calling Credit $4.99
- Premium Number 1 Year $4.99
- Premium Subscription + 14-day free trial $2.99
- Lock Your Number for 1 Month $4.99
- AdFree Lite $1.99