TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited 12+

Phone Number & Wifi Calling

TextNow, Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Call and text for free with TextNow, the free phone service with over 100 million users, now including Free Essential Data.

Staying connected shouldn’t stress you out. With the TextNow app, you can get nationwide talk, text and data coverage from the nation’s largest 4G LTE & 5G network, without having to worry about bills.

Get a new phone number free with the US area code of your choice (or use the phone number you already have) and start calling and texting freely to anywhere in the US and Canada.


Stay connected with the TextNow free Wi-Fi calling and texting app, or order a TextNow SIM card to freely call, text, and use some apps without having to connect to Wi-Fi.


TextNow is the ONLY phone service provider that gives you data completely FREE. With the always-free plan, you can access apps that are essential to keep you connected while on-the-go, including email, maps, and rideshare apps. Check and send emails, get directions, and order an Uber or Lyft from anywhere without paying for a data plan. Simply order a SIM card to get started.


We believe you should only pay for the data you use. That’s why we’re the ONLY provider with super flexible hourly, daily, and monthly plans. Start and stop one of our low-cost options with just a few taps in the app, starting as low as $0.99. No contracts, no commitments, just easily accessible data that you only have to pay for when you want it.


Use the TextNow calling and text messaging app as a free second phone line. It’s another extra phone line (business phone or 2nd line) on your device with free calls and free text messages.


Are your friends and family overseas? TextNow offers low-cost international calls to Mexico, Canada and 230+ countries with rates starting at less than $0.01 per minute.


• Free calling, free texting, and free essential data – always.

• Call and text for free immediately when you download the TextNow app

• Get nationwide coverage with a TextNow SIM card, and talk and text without Wi-Fi

• Get a local phone number or use your existing number. Area codes from most metro areas in the US available.

• Voice call, direct message, SMS message, picture and video messenger to the US or Canada for free.

• Unlimited data plans with hourly, daily, and monthly options give you flexible internet coverage. Only pay when you want it.

• Use across multiple devices including your computer or tablet, and effortlessly access calls and texts whenever you need them.

• International calls with low-cost options to over 230 countries.

• Voicemail to text audio transcription and conference calling.


There are no yearly or monthly fees to use TextNow. We partner with brands to pay for your phone service (so you don’t have to) with in-app ads. Ads won’t interrupt your experience. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a subscription to remove them.


• Passcode for safe and private texting and calling

• Caller ID

• Customizable free text tones, call tones, ringtones, vibrations and phone 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 take control of your phone service, starting today.

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Privacy policy: https://www.textnow.com/privacy

Terms of use: https://www.textnow.com/terms

What’s New

Version 24.27.0

Not much to see here this time folks, just cleaning up some bugs to keep things running smoothly for you.

Be sure to turn on auto updates so you always have the latest version of TextNow, and keep checking back here to find out when we've launched something shiny and new!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
726.8K Ratings

726.8K Ratings

straybiss ,

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!

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks for your feedback and your positive response. We would like to help you if the app lags for you. Please email community@textnow.com with any feedback you may have for us.

Rauf_321 ,

Great service, terrible design

I absolutely love TextNow as a service. Unlike other apps, there’s no catch to it. All you do is make free texts and calls, no credits or payments involved, no time limits or message caps, just pure, simple communications. Sure it might show you some ads, but there’s no full ads that I’ve ever seen. All of the ads I’ve seen are banner ads or ads that appear as a panel in your next messages, and that are completely unobtrusive (though ugly.)

I do find how ads show up in the main menu for my contacts and conversations. Just opening the app, you see ads. When you’re in public and open the app, the first thing that pops up in the screen is a banner ad. It’s quite embarrassing to be honest. I feel like keeping ads INSIDE the texts would be much better as I only see them when I choose to open a message or make a call. Also, the lack of a dark mode is very uncomfortable for someone who has very sensitive eyes and can’t look at bright things directly for an extended amount of time, and as someone who prefers the dark aesthetic, it’s unappealing. I can easily see a dark mode appealing to a lot of other people, so it would be great if it was a feature.

That’s it. The app may be an eyesore to some, but for me it’s only a two star deduction, and it doesn’t look that bad. The service itself is very capable for being completely free and it’s great even as a primary phone number.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, we really appreciate you taking the time to provide us your feedback. We are always looking at ways to improve and will take your comment into consideration for the app in feature updates. If you need any assistance with your account you can email us at community@textnow.com for help!

My nicknames all take ,

Terrible service

I am new to TextNow. Loved it for a few hours but then tried to understand some of the options and differences among add-ons, subscriptions, premiums, etc. Their posted “help” articles were contradictory, so I used their chat help fcn w an agent. I followed all his instructions and was not able to get a new premium number unless I waited 15d. But he didn’t tell me that before I gave up my number. I continued to ask for clarification and then he abruptly disconnected the chat (after I had already been chatting and waiting for at least an hour). I continued to try to get a new number (as he had instructed). Then I got locked out and needed to recover my acct, which I attempted to do, but never received the email from them that it said I was supposed to. So I navigated around more, closed the app and reopened it, etc. And then my acct was completely suspended! Then I attempted to rechat but no one would pick it up. At least 10 minutes later an agent finally picked it up and said there is no account with my email/acct details. I’m still trying to resolve it, but this is terrible service. Been chatting for over 2 hrs and still not resolved!…

…Someone finally paid attention and said they don’t support VPN… although I had t been having any problems w it while using VPN until this afternoon. And my current VPN server is in NY. TextNow requires a North American IP address. So that doesn’t really explain all the problems to me…

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback, and we apologize for your experience using our app. We are always looking at ways to improve and will take your comments into consideration. Our service is currently only supported in North America, and we don't support the use of a VPN to change the IP address.


App Privacy

The developer, TextNow, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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