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: December 14, 2017
  • 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
365,143 total
5 262,372 
4 47,132 
3 24,100 
2 9,861 
1 21,678 

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    SortaKindaInsane Published date: December 15, 2017

    Great to use as a burner phone or work phone. Crashes constantly for me even mid call. Ads pop up and cover the typing screen so you can't really see e what you are typing till your done, full screen ad after each call. Sometimes it crashes mid text. Might be just my phone but the app certainly buggy Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Rateb Abousweilem Published date: December 14, 2017

    Not bad I mean it is very fun and has ads but their are to many like i can barely even talk to my friends like what the heck I need to have some private talk with my friends 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡 Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Tucker Lover129 Published date: December 15, 2017

    I love this app! It lets me text my friends even though I have a Samsung and she has an I-pad. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Shawnna Wade Published date: December 14, 2017

    It's awesome Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Claudio Bonilla Published date: December 15, 2017

    Its gucci Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Ant B Published date: December 15, 2017

    One word. Great!! Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    kathy Wagner Published date: December 15, 2017

    It's a cool app Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: December 15, 2017

    Love it Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Faybo Garvin Published date: December 15, 2017

    Awesome! Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: December 15, 2017

    This is great Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Anthony Castro-Ascencio Published date: December 15, 2017

    Awesome Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: December 15, 2017

    Good Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    rainbow cookie Published date: December 15, 2017

    Love it Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    isaww ify Published date: December 9, 2017

    This company will go bankrupt if they don't send all messages and numbers to the new number they gave me from not active for days. U have a brain right? It used to be THIRTY days. I will spend the rest of my life making sure you pay and I'm satisfied... if you don't make this right. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Ahmed Shakeel Published date: December 13, 2017

    I thought this app would be the best for calling and texting. But now, I hate it. It deleted my mom's post and I can't see her text. Too much ads and I always miss a call. Never Rings. Now my phone freezes when I turn it on and it takes forever to load my contact and call them. TextNow, change you app NOW. Suck you Text Now Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Marie Martin Published date: December 14, 2017

    I used this app some time ago and had a great experience. I dont know what has happened with this company but they have so many ads that the app cannot function properly. I imagine they will disappear soon. The app runs as if it contains a virus. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Jeff Mckeehan Published date: December 11, 2017

    If you are looking for a texting app that forces you to click ads this is the one for you. If you want to open a conversation it immediately changed into an Ad, after you get back into the app and click to compose a message the input box changes into an Ad forcing you to click it. It is infuriating to have this happen Every. Single. Time. I use this app, it doesn't make me want to buy a premium account, it makes me want to rate this app low and install another texting application. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Ra Ittarius Published date: December 6, 2017

    I used to love this app till people wasn't getting my text messages nor I receive theirs. Now with this latest update I cant even call out or receive calls. Ads are a pain to text or even call they pop up out the blue and jump straight to the add. Its impossible to text if the add is above, blow the keyboard or contact. Pls fix if not I'll have to delete this app Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    aaron jones Published date: December 11, 2017

    Drops calls even with excellent WiFi strength I dont here when s tex come thru its crazy how many bugs you guys have. And all these downloads fix this or I'm gonna delete this app the drop calls are annoying Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Roseforvendetta Published date: December 12, 2017

    Ok I haven't emailed you cause I uninstalled it again hoping it would run better, but that didn't fix the problem. But also you have put a app on my tablet called usaa, so that sure is telling me something, so you need ads ads every where, shame on you!,,,,, Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    s_ mariemakeup Published date: December 12, 2017

    I am very thankful for Text Now. I was recently robbed at gun point for my purse and cell phone. (In the great city of Baltimore that is 😤) I honestly don't know what I'd do without it! No complaints ☺ Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: December 14, 2017

    I think this app is great, it works just like advertised. Unfortunately if you use the free version you will be bombarded by moving ads. If you go to send a message it will show you the "enter text" box. Then when you press it, it raises the box up above your finger, and puts an ad in it's place. Very shady. After reading other reviews I see it is an issue elsewhere and not just my phone. I also see that the dev responds with a generic "oh no, let's get together to fix that" when it is mentioned. It seems that either nobody is interested in fixing it, or the dev is playing dumb, as to keep enjoying the revenue from the ads. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: December 11, 2017

    I love this App! My phone is broken, I don't even miss it cuz my fingers are to big to text! I Love using it on my tablet! Only thing is when I'm out of range from my WIFI on the road ,I can't use it.I'm addicted ! Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Denise Smith Published date: December 12, 2017

    Pretty sorry, but it's better than nothing I suppose. Calls constantly drop, notifications are almost non existent and it's basically an ad app designed to take over your phone IMO. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Gary Smith Published date: December 11, 2017

    It's good for wifi texting but the downside is just on the main screen there's a ad banner on the bottom of the page than another ad banner thrown in with my messages still on the main screen than another ad banner in my actual messages as well why so many ads and it's US based so there's no way I can remove only just the banners without having a monthly subscription which I can't cause I live in Canada Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Jonathan Piché Published date: December 11, 2017

    Extremely slow and laggish. Ads tend to pop-up when you least expect it (usually somewhere you were about to click). A lot of calls never made it to my phone. It is still the best free offering and it works ok most of the time, just don't rely on it for anything important. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Lindsey Amanda Published date: December 15, 2017

    Was perfect till the update. Now it takes forever to open, is laggy while typing loner texts & slows system performance. Dunno what the deal is but wont keep the app if it continues to be a bother Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Dally DANTE Published date: December 10, 2017

    So I been using this app for years now but there was an update little while ago that is causing my texts to go slow af when I get to like 3 sentences, it like delays my typing and it's slow responding, can this please be fixed? Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Garrett Hughes Published date: December 13, 2017

    I've never had a problem with that app. It has helped me alot with out a service plan. I would recommend this to all my friends or anyone that can't afford a phone plan Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Jeffery Madewell Published date: December 13, 2017

    Worse damn app always drops the call and it even says great WiFi connection during the call.. I have not had one call yet that has not been dropped.. definitely will not recommend this to anyone Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: December 9, 2017

    Well it was all good until it reset my whole entire account I lost everything but I didn't reset my phone. Other than that it was OK. Also WAY to many adds Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Hannah Grace Musgrove Published date: December 12, 2017

    It works. Barely. Overloaded with ads. Moves my messages around so I'm constantly tapping on the ads or promos. Chat heads don't refresh so I have to keep going to the actual app to see new messages. Chat heads disappear randomly. Calls end abruptly with no cause. Slow and often unresponsive. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    LEMon BAG Published date: December 15, 2017

    Lately calls and text are dropped adds are popping up in between use It randomly shuts down. Signal and audio are not good. Idk if company has new features or updates . But this definitely is a time consuming app . And like playing the lottery 1 in a billion chances that a call goes through Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: December 12, 2017

    I woild be TERRIFIC..... EXCEPT IT KEEPS DROOPI G THE DAMN CALL (poor signal) NO I HAD A VERY STONG SIGNAL Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    OG Pranks Published date: December 12, 2017

    Its ok but when I call someone my phone blinks. So can you please fix that bug thanks 😀. 4\5 Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Jeremy Johnson Published date: December 14, 2017

    This app is convenient to have when you have an actual phone service, however it tends to make calls drop constantly. I don't know why it happens but I hope that a fix can be made for it. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    RomeosWorld2 Published date: December 8, 2017

    I honestly loved this app initially, now it constantly crashes seconds into opening. Unreliable.. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Makena Rose Published date: December 13, 2017

    Do not rely on this as your main method of communication, it will not deliver an unknown percentage of your texts and calls (both incoming and outgoing) and you will have no way of knowing until your friends start asking why you never pick up or return their calls. Maybe if you're in the USA it's better, but if youre elsewhere it won't let you pay for data so with the WiFi-only service you're already at a disadvantage, as you have to wait till you find internet for your calls and texts to come in, but even with a constant connection itll forget to deliver your texts and calls sometimes. Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Published date: December 10, 2017

    I love this app. I wish it didn't change your phone number so often. I can understand if someone's account remains dormant for a longer period of time like a couple of weeks not after a couple days Full Review

  • TextNow - free text + calls
    Erynn Lebowitz Published date: December 15, 2017

    I have been using TextNow for over 2 years now and the only reason I did not give it a 5 star is because you can't save your messages or back them up anywhere!! I recently needed a couple very important text messages that had been deleted by accident from months ago for a court case I was pursuing and needed for evidence and there is no way to save, restore or backup your message history through this app! Please fix this, so other people may not encounter what I had with something so important as being able to save messages and restore them in your time of need, because for me It cost me my case!! Thanks Full Review