TextNow - free text + calls
Unlimited FREE texting & calling + free to low-cost international calling!
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: August 14, 2017
- Requires Android: Varies with device
- Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
FREE SMS TEXTING, PICTURE MESSAGING, CALLING, AND VOICEMAIL
Free UNLIMITED calling and UNLIMITED SMS text messaging to all US & Canadian phone numbers.
TextNow gives you your very own dedicated phone number with which you can text and call your friends, family, significant others, neighbors, or anyone else you would like!
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, weâd 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
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
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.
- 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
- Call Forwarding
- Google SmartLock: no need to remember your password
- Emoticons :-)
- 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.
Stelio Kontos Published date: August 11, 2017
People who call me repeatedly get a busy signal and my phone does not ring. I cannot send short video clips and if I send a pic sometimes it sends 15-20 times. Texts come in hours after sent and sometimes people never get mine. It worked good for about a week. What happened?! Full Review
Angie Hatfield Published date: August 14, 2017
Amazing! I got rid of text plus to use text now. What a huge difference! I use both text and calling daily. The calling is as clear as a reg phone. Ppl can't believe it when I tell them I'm talking free! The quality is amazing, especially because I have the very basic 2MBPS speed plan, still perfect clarity. I've never had anyone to send me a text, that I didn't receive, and vice versa. I can stream movies and talk on the phone, still perfect clarity. Thank you text now! I also want to add, you can use this app without wifi, I have a tracfone with data that's 10.00 for 1 GB, when I leave home, I turn on data, and I never miss a text or call. 1GB of data has lasted 6 months so far because I hook up to free WiFi as soon as possible to save my data. Full Review
Dwayne McCarty Published date: August 14, 2017
The free app with just wifi worked great. The paid service claims to use wifi first when cell service is low... This just simply isn't true. The paid service forces calls through cellular no matter how bad the connection, which is why you miss all your calls and text are sometimes hours late. Something needs fixed here Full Review
Published date: August 15, 2017
In Mexico no phone service but free WiFi so awesome to text and call family with this app. Wish it had free live video chat other than that its worked great and really FREE :) Full Review
Sadie Girl Published date: August 14, 2017
Its OK as long as you have a strong WiFi signal. And kinda sucks because you can't keep same number for long.. Has made me get a new number 3 or 4 times already. Also doesn't work to varify accounts, such as fb, or email ACCTS. Full Review
Kara Riebe Published date: August 14, 2017
I'm using the full app with a text now phone and about 90% of the time, my phone doesn't ring for calls and all of the sudden I have a missed call. Also, my app, now, is completely not working and the message says "Unfortunately, TextNow has stopped working" and it won't even open. I can't make calls or even text because of this. Not okay. Full Review
Jeffery Simpson Published date: August 16, 2017
It dropped all my calls in the beginning but now only drops 1 out of 10 so its a lot better gave 4 stars for the 1out of 10 drops.......2nd review and I will give the 5th star because I have not had a dropped call in a while. Good job folks and keep getting better. Still no dropped calls since last review 4 months ago. Good work. Full Review
PrettyPretty _Unicorn Published date: August 15, 2017
Believe it or not, this actually works. I can talk with my family like this now easily without any pay! (That sounded really staged didn't it?I'm way too formal when talking.Except when I fangirl.) Full Review
Alex Cormier Published date: August 13, 2017
I love this app so much is so amazing, it's so necessary especially for tablets, and I just overall love it! Great job! If you don't have it, I totally recommend it to anyone who has tablets or even if you don't it's still amazingð Full Review
Katie Burkhardt Published date: August 12, 2017
Won't let me log in, says error. Try to create a new account and errors out. Full Review
Ray Levis Published date: August 12, 2017
Great! For a while I've wanted my own Google account (currently on my dad's) and now I have a number,I can finally text my family and friends, (and also make a Google account ofc) anyway,thanks textnow! Full Review
Abu Zaynah Published date: August 12, 2017
I purchased $30 worth of credits so i could make international calls however my in app purchase was never credited can you assist me in correcting the matter Full Review
Aliyah's Amazing Adventures Published date: August 12, 2017
Its OK ðI kind of wish you could message someone's with out an ad poping up right after Full Review
Nacoria Grzegorski Published date: August 11, 2017
I mean u cant use the app without wifi. To me they need to fix that. But its a pretty good app. they just need to let ppl use the app without wifi that all! Full Review
Meridith Brewer Published date: August 13, 2017
Free app that allows me to text and make calls as long as im connected to wifi. Thank you! Full Review
Michelle Platz Published date: August 14, 2017
I haven't been able to make a call or accept a call for about a week now. I thought this was a free app and I haven't been able to do any calling Full Review
TyAzja Spence Published date: August 15, 2017
App works great! Downloaded it for my 9 years old daughter tablet because a phone is a bit much for her age so no need to pay a bill when she can use this app!!!! Love it Full Review
amy king Published date: August 13, 2017
Absolutely love this app, super easy to use. And never had any problems with it, I give it 5 stars!!! Full Review
Published date: August 13, 2017
Its A Good Thing To Use When Your Phone Not On No More Full Review
Tammy Jackson Published date: August 15, 2017
Love this App!!! I Love this App so Much that I have bought a phone from Text Now for over 7 Family Members and I Even got the Paid Phone Service for My Awesome Phone so that I can use it when I'm not in a Wi-Fi area... Thank You Text Now for such a Wonderful phone service... Tammy Arsenault Full Review
marie knox Published date: August 13, 2017
This is a great app and very easy to use. I have recommended to family and friends. ððð Full Review
Published date: August 12, 2017
It's a really good app even though I don't need it my cousin just told me to download it so I can call her on her tablet Full Review
DANK KUSTOMS Published date: August 10, 2017
This app laggs on my phone lg stylo v1 Full Review
Published date: August 13, 2017
I love my txt app except sometimes it just closes ur txt in the middle of typing Full Review
Published date: August 13, 2017
I can't believe it free texts I love it I recomend this for everyone Full Review
bolognious Published date: August 16, 2017
Been using it for years. Now apparently, none of my received texts will come through unless I refresh the app itself. Very disappointed Full Review
Geoffrey Moran Published date: August 14, 2017
It's good to have a second phone number other than having 2 phones which I be paying more my for it. This is my tablet phone number and I also download this text now app on my phone too so I don't miss a call or a text. This is a good app thank you. Full Review
Heather Nicole Published date: August 15, 2017
It was alright at first but now everytime I try to make a call all it does is ring then starts beeping it sucks. Full Review
Tangela Patterson Published date: August 14, 2017
It's good at first then it begins to never have clear service. Full Review
Ace Majik Published date: August 14, 2017
Application lags, very slow to receive texts, and most time calls do not receive. Only missed call notifications. Please fix bugs Full Review
phillip woolard Published date: August 15, 2017
Functional, No Pop Up Ad's, No Dropped Calls. App Does Its Job..... Full Review
Olivia Pierce Published date: August 16, 2017
Easy to use. Free calling and texting, you can't beat that! Full Review
Shelly Hodges Published date: August 16, 2017
I say this man when I say this app is awesome I love the apps I called family grandchildren and everybody I love this app because it's so useful it doesn't have too many ads at all I love this app because it is just wonderful the b****** that is out there right now saying that this app sucks your f****** wrong the b****** that are out there your f****** wrong to this app is at solutely amazing don't f****** play with that it is wonderful I'm submitting now Full Review
Samuel Alsander Published date: August 12, 2017
You really can't ask for anything more than what you're getting here with this app...keep up the good work Full Review
Published date: August 12, 2017
Who ever is behind this app you guys have made a big difference in people's lives.... thank you god bless Full Review
OFFICIAL G SANTANA MUSIC Published date: August 11, 2017
This app freezes my phone. I can't stand it. Full Review
stlsfinest 314 Published date: August 14, 2017
Works great if you have good Wi-Fi connection Full Review
Published date: August 14, 2017
It's really great for me, I can't complain. Full Review
Ramonica Laavigne Published date: August 14, 2017
When someone's life is threatened u can't help and there is no way for me to deactivate this acct Full Review
Mason Lego Published date: August 13, 2017
It work but you have to have internet service it won't work in the car. Full Review