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TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited
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DEDICATED PHONE NUMBER Give your friends your very own phone number! UNLIMITED TEXT AND PICTURE MESSAGING You can send as many texts and picture messages as you want - 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 TURN YOUR IPOD OR IPAD INTO A PHONE Works on your iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone 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 premium subscription to remove them. OTHER AWESOME STUFF - Express yourself with stickers and GIFs - Conference calling - Tons of wallpaper, color schemes, and ringtones to choose from - Use your own pics as wallpaper - Customize your own voicemail greeting - Make your own signature - Super fast - Bluetooth support for iPhone users 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 I CAN'T FIND MY AREA CODE. WHAT SHOULD I DO? Functionally, it makes no difference which area code you pick. As long as your friends are in the USA, they will not be charged any long distance. SUBSCRIPTIONS TextNow offers auto-renewing 1 month and 1 year in-app subscriptions for premium features like voicemail transcription and call forwarding. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, and will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the subscription period, at the original subscription price & term. You can turn off auto-renew or manage your subscription at any time from your iTunes Account settings. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of the term. Privacy policy: https://www.textnow.com/privacy Terms of use: https://www.textnow.com/terms
Regarding making calls
by Trinity Solutions on 2020/08/12 08:20
Great apps so far. Need call recording system to make it more useful. Thank you so much.
Works great except for a few small flaws
by BrotherO4Him on 2020/08/11 22:24
This works generally except I’ve noticed that sometimes incoming calls don’t ring... they go to voicemail and there seems to be an audio delay of a second or two during calls. The delay is noticeable and makes conversations difficult because I end up talking over the other person,This doesn’t happen with the Bria softphone appI know it’s nothing inherent to being voice over IP.
TRASH
by CoutchPugtatoYT on 2020/08/11 21:38
I am getting random texts from weird people who think I’m their girlfriend and I don’t like how you keep having your contacts deleted
Add new stuff please!!!!
by famouswrighter🙃 on 2020/08/11 20:41
I love TextNow it’s a really good app but I think you guys should add new wallpapers and add FaceTime and sometimes my messages don’t send and does not tell me 😣 also please add some new stuff like when someone seen your message it tells you or when they are typing it tells you it is a really good app but maybe if you add these stuff then you would get better stuff and the adds make me right stuff I did not even add but well yea it is a free app but please add those stuff thanks . Please read !
The Group Glitch
by Aalyah22 on 2020/08/11 18:21
Whenever I make a group with people whenever the third person text it makes a new group and it is her frustrating and annoying cause I can't keep up with it
Random calls
by Mommylovesher3 on 2020/08/11 18:02
I keep getting random calls and links from people I don’t know would not recommend
Great app
by Kid Apollo on 2020/08/11 16:59
Wonderful app that allows calls (altho calls have limited minutes i believe if not mistaken) and unlimited texts for free Can choose any area code to
Awesome
by goberytdad on 2020/08/11 02:28
Good for me
Reseña
by cmolinarubio on 2020/08/11 00:03
Es una aplicación Excelente! Muy sencilla de usar y muy completa!
Love Itttt
by Luz123690 on 2020/08/10 22:28
Awesomeness...
Support
by Brandi_97 on 2020/08/10 21:53
I purchased a sims card but had wrong address on my paypal account, unfortunately this app has no way of contacting someone to assist with that. I managed to find one number online but no one answers.
Text Now
by ZAL.007 on 2020/08/10 19:15
Hello Please change your application Color ...! It needs to be updated...Also there is too many ad interruptions ..but with these suggestions in mind ..I would consider subscribing..thank you so much for listening Zola Lee
Email had violated our Terms and condition
by ekow monies on 2020/08/10 15:39
After you signing up the next thing you will see is your email has violated our terms and conditions... your account will not work anymore. Fake App
Textnow
by #tiger cat on 2020/08/10 06:42
Textnow number it is amazing and Free calling and Free texting nationwide it is so cool and textnow has it cool SIM card
Sluggish
by verosweets66 on 2020/08/10 03:38
Speed needs to be improved.
Good service, no local numbers
by RobertoC-73 on 2020/08/10 02:16
That’s TextNow in a nutshell. You get free calling and texting, and it’s hard to beat the price of free. Then again if you do want to beat the price of free, you can subscribe to AdFree+ and get more features while ditching the ads. Customer service has been okay in the three weeks I’ve had the service. Only one con I can find, and it isn’t the audio quality. Yes I wish call audio was better but considering TextNow built the service so it works even on throttle cellular data connections, I made my peace with the audio quality. The big problem with TextNow is that you’ll have a hard time finding a local number. Getting a number from Nevada when you live in Washington doesn’t sound that bad, unless you’re job hunting and companies hesitate to call you to avoid long distance charges on their landline office phones.
Thanks
by mashertta on 2020/08/09 16:55
Thanks for your help
TextNow.com
by RF Subway on 2020/08/09 15:05
I like this app, it works better... very good and easy to use
Best so far
by cott123456 on 2020/08/09 13:33
Best so far. Easy and stress free
I dislike this app
by yeetus boncletus on 2020/08/09 12:57
I don’t like this app because my psycho ex logged my number and I just want her to leave me alone, I’ve never used this app before so I don’t k ow how to get her to not be able to text my. Inner anymore
Review of TextNow
by sweetdee89 on 2020/08/09 11:49
I actually had this app awhile ago..and switched to a different one because of how many problems I had with TextNow so glade I tried it again it’s very reliable..the only problem is if I’m connected to a WiFi I don’t get text messages sometimes have to disconnect from my WiFi at home and using cellular data I will all of a sudden get a bunch of messages.
Call failure.
by hcoleman0004 on 2020/08/09 02:46
I’m unable to make or receive call with my TextNow on iOS 13. Please fix this bug. It’s been over a month now. I have the latest version of TextNow, I have turned off my phone we restarted several times, still the same result. Please fix this problem.
rating
by dpjr300 on 2020/08/08 22:34
text now is easy to use. thanks for the app.
Best
by scoffef on 2020/08/08 21:23
Good
Bug fixes
by bill 2957 on 2020/08/08 17:14
Software so bad they have to constantly fixing it
Goood
by obonch on 2020/08/08 16:26
Nice and easy to use
Ima bout to delete it
by maddyydydyyyddyydydyydyd on 2020/08/08 02:31
It won’t let me send ANY texts and I dowant matter who it is it just wont send🙄 if you help I’ll change it cus that’s the only problem but it’s a BIG one
Stop stealing people’s numbers!!!
by endangered intellect on 2020/08/07 22:39
Someone from overseas was using my number off text now trying to create a PayPal account! So if my number is in use which it is don’t frickin hand it out!
Review
by play7719 on 2020/08/07 20:32
Great app
Broken Adds
by Cookie Cookie Chan on 2020/08/07 19:03
Each time a Louisiana add appears on my whole screen I can’t exit out and have too restart the whole app
Good for me
by nancymoore on 2020/08/07 19:00
It fast and convenient to use Just need to reduce the way the adds pops up
Cool app😇
by gabriel verdecia on 2020/08/07 16:45
Yes
Good ap
by hearthustler on 2020/08/07 16:25
Text now is so cool and mostly bcuz it’s mostly free and works half the time.
Fix it
by Alahumdualahwayboy on 2020/08/07 14:46
Cant rotate screen on mobile app
No customer service
by **ck Me on 2020/08/07 13:52
Text now doesn’t have any customer service.For the last couple of weeks my calls are dropped after one minute.80% of incoming calls go straight to voice mail.😲The only customer service offered is third party witch you must pay for.
error, please help!!!
by dxlyen on 2020/08/07 05:43
okay so, i wasnt texting on the app and eventually i lost my number, so i put in my area code again but all it said was “error, something went wrong try again“ so i tried various times but it kept saying that. I came back 2 days later and it still says that. Idk what to do bc this is the best text & call app i’ve used and now its useless. Please help.
PLESEE READ THIS
by ejureu on 2020/08/07 02:35
IT MAKES YOU share a number with somebody, and when I had this number random numbers kept texting me and calling me “kady’ it you download this app after reading this you are in humane
no
by v1j2. on 2020/08/07 00:11
there too many updates
:3
by buggy_plays on 2020/08/06 21:19
I love this app because it helps me text my mom because She has a android phone so it’s easier to communicate!
Eh
by meow mew meow on 2020/08/06 19:22
Would be better if you could have free calling and texting without internet. I'm in a poor family and can't afford a plan anything
Good for texting
by tajeta on 2020/08/06 17:54
It’s okay I guess. When I receive calls and tap the notification it takes me to the app but the call doesn’t start or even show up. I sometimes can’t hear voicemails that are sent to me. But it’s good for texting. I don’t know what’s up with the calling though.
Very annoying
by Sojok on 2020/08/06 14:58
To preview past messages history. The app will keep crashing and restarting and the next is it will making the phone getting hot...
Great service!!!
by heado_j on 2020/08/06 14:54
Great
Best app ever
by zestfash on 2020/08/06 14:51
So fast and easy to access...
So my mom blocked my boyfriend on my phone
by nichname101 on 2020/08/06 13:30
So my mom blocked my boyfriend on my phone. So I use TextNow to talk to him thank y’all so much for making this app without it I wouldn’t be able to talk to hun
A few glitches
by gcvhk oh drgn xx d on 2020/08/06 03:52
So when you don’t put your mouth to the phone when your on this app the people can’t hear you
Give us free minutes
by noelyvillalobos on 2020/08/06 03:09
Give free minutes
OMG I love it it’s so easy to set up
by rdyhtftyv on 2020/08/06 02:19
It’s so easy to set up and adding the content that you have on a different Device is so easy you just use your email and that’s it then you can select whatever contacts you have in your other one
Good but
by Mr Bo Jangels on 2020/08/06 00:29
I wish you could make dark mode setting. Also Touch tone controls do not work when responding to a survey when it says press one it does not recognize the touchtone
Not so good
by cycxsrjcugpcupgxifh on 2020/08/05 16:40
I had some random callers after going to a amusement park it was disturbing
Good app
by mykmanuelz on 2020/08/05 08:49
Works fine.
Thank you! 👍
by Sunshine0420jp on 2020/08/05 02:27
Best thing since the birth of text messaging!
Why I love TextNow
by Bhadie lia on 2020/08/05 00:31
Helps me text and call to back I can’t use it without Wi-Fi
Really good
by ❤️loveitsomuch❤️ on 2020/08/04 23:55
The only thing I don’t like is the ads other than that it’s basically perfect
Great service thanks for the ability to speak to friends and family
by huedog on 2020/08/04 23:02
Love the service
TextNow
by kvng himself on 2020/08/04 19:16
Pretty awesome app easy to use very nice
Best service fo free and no bill
by my daily side on 2020/08/04 16:02
This was the best service I have ever used as a teen student. I have very limited on money which now everyone is too do to Covid 19 issue. For me I always try to find ways to get me a phone with a real plan as well an number that people can call me when needed without breaking my mom bank for my needs. Text now was my first option before that I used apps that allow me to connected onto a WIFI to make free calls and text and freedom pop. Reviews on text now was very good and people where very happy about what they offer so I decided to join in as well and give it a try. After getting the app installed on my I phone SE 1 generation and buying a sim threw Text Now the service was very easy to set up. I was skeptical at first on how Text now allow FREE phone plan. A you tuber name Tuphonefofree explain to me that the company has ads put in place from within the application that allow us to view which than make the service fo FREE. Now after using the service for a few months I am loving it. The app allow me to make calls and texts as well MMS without needing to pay a bill where others has which than cost them over 180 dollars an month and mine service from Text Now is FREE. Text now give us a way to connect loves ones during Covid 19 issue and allow to used out of WIFI range using Sprint LTE data network instead of regular cell tower that give me a peace of mind when internet connection goes out we can rely on the Sprint LTE data for calls and text only. I wanted to say THANK YOU again Text Now allowing me and others to communicate back and forward to family and friend without an bill. Please be around for a very long time Text Now
I recommend this app!
by krz94 on 2020/08/04 16:01
This app works great as a back up! The ads stink but get over it it’s a free text and call app that helps when you’re in a pinch and gets the job done when you need to get ahold of somebody or make important phone calls you can’t afford to miss! I’ve used the app on and off for a couple years now for short spans of time and I’m thankful for an app like this
Excellent
by jughsuerra897 on 2020/08/04 13:44
Very useful
Great app
by TeeShirt on 2020/08/04 12:59
I only use it for texting and it generally works fine. Still when I open it there’s a 3 sec delay while the screen stays white and I’m afraid it will crash... but it doesn’t. Also, it doesn’t always sync with my other devices... all 3 are Apple. Say I text for a while with one person on iPad then look at iPhone... only the last couple of texts will come in much of the time. One feature request... if there are 20 texts back and forth in a conversation, I’d like to be able to click on 10 to delete at once, rather than 10 individual times. Thanks
Save $ with TextNow
by T. from Texas on 2020/08/04 12:48
TextNow saved a lot of money for me. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a family member far away or incarcerated.
Love it!!
by SabinnlBlack38124409 on 2020/08/04 12:08
I had this on my old phone and I downloaded it is great if u don’t have service it is free and just like normal texting
Worse app ever
by mrBickle on 2020/08/03 23:52
I keep getting kicked out even when I want to recover my account with accurate
Rate
by Mimee1 on 2020/08/03 23:04
Great
TextNow
by SASSY_CHIC101 on 2020/08/03 21:40
It is amazing. The only problem I have is that when I get my phone taken it makes me get a new phone number Overall it’s a great app
Good
by rejyaysvd on 2020/08/03 20:55
Mn
Meh
by meddddjdfjjdjdd on 2020/08/03 20:16
It’s works fine I NEED TO HOOKUP THIS PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD IT SAYS NO HOME PHONES PLEASE FIX THIS
Great app!!
by elparientito on 2020/08/03 15:04
Amazing app
Love it
by Rileyn0937 on 2020/08/03 06:22
Extremely high
Overall good app
by ashperhouse on 2020/08/03 00:43
Free calling and texting but too many glitches.
Me
by shanngreen on 2020/08/02 18:41
It definitely feels good using Textnow❤️
I can’t get a new number???
by moniemonie73 on 2020/08/02 18:11
What happened ?? Why is it all messed up now??
Tex now
by LovesSteppen19 on 2020/08/01 21:40
It’s awesome and it works
Bad app
by ewhoma on 2020/08/01 20:30
App not working !
Lost business
by 420Kron on 2020/08/01 01:35
I’m losing business due to missed or dropped calls
It seems like a great app
by blue416 on 2020/07/31 21:15
The same day I had my number set up before I even used it a woman called telling me I’m messing with her boyfriend... I’m confused
TEXTNOW IS THE BES
by Effizzyy$$$ on 2020/07/31 21:07
Good and affordable network
Sophia
by Piabrlla12345 on 2020/07/31 16:11
It’s kind of weird because random people are calling you but it it is great
Call’s are not going through
by Swing-52 on 2020/07/31 15:23
Calls are not going through sometimes and I don’t know why. I really need all my calls as a lot of them are from Doctors!
Legit
by AngeliqueAES on 2020/07/31 09:45
I really love text now. I’ve committed to the app and have bought a phone through them, and Im now on a monthly 10$ bill for unlimited calls and texts which isn’t for the service but for an ad free app experience. Service always works great and phone is awesome. I’ve considered going for the unlimited everything service which includes 5g and that’s still on the table. Thank for the app for real. You guys where there when I didn’t have a phone and needed to connect with people for job interviews, rides etc. now you guys are there with an affordable service when I did come into a little money. So thank you
Lo mas bueno
by naobaby02 on 2020/07/31 01:30
La mejor aplicacion que crearon
Ads are the problem
by A LOUD PLACE on 2020/07/30 23:34
I’m not joking but the only reason I hate this app is because you get an ad after every call and it’s stupid like why do you make a great app then ruin it by flooding it with ads?
Worked great until
by INESGV on 2020/07/30 22:40
I’ve used this app for years with some issues I can overlook as the service is free, but now the app hardly ever works. Main issue is that I can’t send photos, I’ve reached out to customer service but all they do is forwarded you some articles on common problems to read :(
Delay
by BossLadyTelle on 2020/07/30 21:50
Calls have a few seconds delay when talking to someone
Bad Voice Quality
by dev-2090 on 2020/07/30 18:11
In between call we hear a noises
ADS
by SlimeForDays on 2020/07/30 15:38
too many ads! and glitchy when texting don’t recommend!
Very Good
by bigworldofmagic on 2020/07/30 06:14
Very very Good
Text now
by cici_g93 on 2020/07/30 03:52
Doesn’t pick up calls
helo
by shex hejan on 2020/07/29 22:49
look i use this app for many years but it has some problems and the most biggest problem is when a click on it and i want to enter the app a kicked out and bring to the home screen
Text me now
by Harley Quinn 1986 on 2020/07/29 21:37
Great for when you have no phone minutes but you have Internet
Calls
by thjjug on 2020/07/29 21:00
After awhile when on a call it starts to get a static noise and you can’t hear the person on the other end ..
Comment
by 6674ggfd on 2020/07/29 18:00
The app is extremely the best ever 😘
App using half my ipad storage
by Every-Names-Taken on 2020/07/29 17:12
After my ipad storage had been giving me errors and issues with other apps i realized that this app was using half of my storage. Tried everything else i could think of deleting this and that. I finally uninstalled app. We will see what happens when i reinstall
Text now
by Backwoods girl on 2020/07/29 16:55
Text now is a great free service to get a second phone line! Works like normal messaging apps! Thanks text now !
Seem
by Master Thinking on 2020/07/29 08:22
Why you alway 15 day after change number? I really tired of that change too much. Because I wrote every time from change number! You should New menu for how long until change. Just more time more than 15 day? I want add up. I notice change 10 day. There were not anymore for 15 day? Because I notice that only weekend as 10 day? I just were hate to waiting never show up to text supposed come up actually see? This TextNow is error! There no open yet! But I’m unemployment cause I am disability
Jdjfhf
by fudge. Fart poop duty scrap on 2020/07/29 03:50
I hate Who ever made this
Experiencing a little trouble
by Letsbehonest01 on 2020/07/29 00:11
I’ve had this app for 2 years! This app was working great up until recently. Whenever I receive a call, it only rings once and hangs up. Meanwhile, the person that’s calling phone continues ringing. I tried deleting and re-downloading the app, that didn’t work. Could you guys fix this please!!
Gracias
by labeibeis on 2020/07/28 23:29
Exelente
Add features
by GenervaElyse on 2020/07/28 22:18
Can you add a search thru messages with keywords thanks
First rate free number text and call app and I’ve tried a lot
by GloryFaithful1 on 2020/06/16 04:16
As a former Verizon employee I got brain washed with the higher the bill the better the service . Nothing like like having no money coming to force you to trim your bills . Knowing what I know I realized there are too many resellers,so all the services are pretty much the same so In the five years sine I kept trying to get the best service for the least amount of money I was trying everything from voip with phone apps like magic jack to freedom pop no money plan .i was in pursuit of getting quality services cheaper and cheaper that’s how I ended up in the free call arena I wanted to spend less time with my phone I Liked the apps that enabled me to turn my iPad mini into a phone . And this one by far is the best one I have come across quality service I talk for four hours the first night my Mom’s new Verizon Iphone died before my mini did and she had no idea I was on a free line . I like you can choose your own number I like the are no credits to buy or earn so it’s truly unlimited text and calls and it worked great with my home WiFi as well as my WiFi connect from my work phone I’m very pleased with this app.
Text Now Review
by Sickles Girl #1 on 2019/07/17 20:36
I absolutely love the text no app! It’s convenient and steady. FMy family and I have used it for 5 years! What I like about bout text now is the fact that no matter what , I can always access it through any device I choose to use whenever I choose to use it! Another great thing about text now is when I do have to access it through a secondary device all my info and previous messages are still there! That is super convenient being I lose everything especially phone numbers and messages! But text now keeps all that stored and it’s accessible to me 24/7. Sometimes paying my and my family’s phone bills can be very stressful at times because it’s expensive and I’m not able to get all of them payed at the same time. So having text now as a back up or second number. I along with my children Can assure my friends and family that they’re still able to contact me through texting or calling. Thanks text now!🤗
It’s not the best...
by Smilessmcdecinburger on 2019/02/02 03:47
This app is great. Especially for me because I have an iPad, which means I cannot text phones from Samsung etc. This app is good because I could text my friends with phones from other providers. But, I faced many issues such as sometimes I would click on the app and it would shut me out and I would be back on the home screen after being in the app for about 3 seconds. I do get a lot of spam calls and a lot of people I don’t know txt me. It is really glitchy and sometimes I send messages and the person I am texting did not receive it. Another thing I didn’t like was I didn’t receive notifications most of the time when people texted me. One day I went on the app and all but the contact names went black. It shut me out of the app and I was back at the home screen. I tried many times getting back on the app, but it never worked. Then I got back on about a couple months later and I was logged out of my account! I can’t get back on and I don’t know what to do!! All of my text messages with my friends and family are gone. I would not recommend this app... it has just brought me so much anger and unless they fixed something with a magical update I don’t know if it’s going to be any good because I WAS LOGGED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT AND CAN’T CHECK FOR YOU. Hope this helped.
This used to be my favorite texting app...
by Join Walkers btw! on 2019/03/20 19:38
I’ve been a TextNow user for many years, ever since 2011, and haven’t run into so much trouble until recently when their ads just became unbearable. I believe in ads and have even tried buying their service several times. However, the ads are ruining the experience. Whenever I enter the app and tap on a contact and begin to type a message the app just freezes. I sometimes end up calling my boss on accident due to the horrible lag. The actual texting and calling is good otherwise. The texting is far better than the calling at times. I have unlimited data, but this apps can go from working great to not working at all in seconds. I can see that it’s the ads causing all the issues. My fix would be to have ads take up less data or use less ads or use a better way to get these ads on the app. Please fix this devs. It gets very confusing and frustrating when I can’t use the app due to all the ads. I will try to get a plan to remove the ads, but the normal service is advertised as free. I do hope you can fix the interface to run smoothly once again. I will return to the app when it gets better.
Dreadful Support! Dreadful useless app!
by Aychee F on 2019/12/18 20:53
#1: USE TALKU OR DINGTONE!! always guaranteed credits to earn through watching videos and playing games-very interactive! And one of the best for free-yes free international calls and texts that actually go through! It’s not perfect 100% of the time but it’s gotten so much better. Avoid TEXTNOW. You’re lucky if you can earn one credit a day. Talking to support today made me want to literally rip my eyes out because I was going in circles with someone who clearly didn’t read or understand not only the initial issue, but know what’s in their FAQs and articles. 1st, they have a submit a request feature through the app, but then when you submit a request, you get a canned reply through email saying they don’t use that anymore and to utilize chat instead. Then you need to remove anything that is obsolete from your app!! A customer should not be going in circles to try to get help. I had to explain to this person practically 3 times what I was referring to. For example-they say you can complete offers for credit but there is nowhere to ever do that! So do not refer me to Tap Joy when you don’t even offer the opportunity to earn credits for offers! It was just awful… I wind up turning off the message communication with this person because my patience was depleted.
Glitchy and ads overwhelm the experience
by Seaslang on 2018/11/08 09:25
TextNow is a great idea and provides a great service essentially - that you can have a free phone number and call North America from anywhere in the world -however the user experience is pretty bad. The app is slow, extremely glitchy, and the ads are meant to overwhelm your experience. The ad situation has gotten substantially worse in recent months. The standard bad ad experience on the app is that the ads pop up on the home screen constantly and they are hard to close. But recently I had the experience that video ads start playing through my calls and as the call time progresses the interval between the time the video ad plays gets shorter and shorter. So what happens is you're talking to someone and then an extremely loud ad (way above the call audio volume) starts playing over your call. You can shut it down but it will just start back up again a few moments later. Really unbearable. I am keeping the app because it's in its development stages and I'm hoping it will go in a different direction when it receives more funding. As a traveler it's a great tool for me, just wish it wasn't such a harrowing tool to use.
It’s cool it ok for free service/terrible now
by Cutenes84 on 2018/12/29 16:37
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
Amazing quality!!
by m@4545222 on 2020/04/19 14:55
I had text now app for a long while and then I caught wind of their free cell service, I ordered a sim card and I installed it in my iPhone and activated it. Once I activated the sim card I went down the street and I was able to make and receive high quality audio calls and the texts send and receive fast, you truly get free cell service yes $0.00 with no WiFi I am able to call and text this is a wonderful thing!! I decided to transfer my cell number over to TextNow and it was a smooth and pleasant process that took less then 24 hours!! I transferred my number from Straight Talk to TextNow. There is no cell data included with the free plan but that’s ok with me I’ll just use the internet on WiFi, although if you wanted cell data TextNow has affordable options. What’s the catch you say ? There are ads that pop up from time to time when you call or text but besides that there is no catch!! I highly recommend this it’s great
Could be better
by Gam'in horse on 2019/04/22 13:49
I am not sure if it is my phone, or the phones of my contacts. At times, even when I seem to send them messages, they inform me that they do not receive them. Or when I call them, they say they do not receive a record of me calling them. I like the style and interface of the app, it is very appealing, but it is just these small inconveniences that make the experience troublesome. One feature that I would love to see is that when you send someone a message/text, that there would be a little notification that says “John has seen your message” or a simple little “seen” notification. Like on Instagram messaging. That would make this app much better, and would restore my confidence in it. It is a great app, and I would take it over any other competitor, just fix these things, and add that feature, and I would eagerly share with more of my friends and family. Thank you! 😁
Don’t do it!!
by SirVince on 2019/11/30 23:15
I’ve been using Text Now for a few months. At first, it started out like a great substitution for the more expensive (and horrible) Sprint service I’ve been wasting my money on. Since they both use the same network, I’d rather pay less for unreliable and sketchy phone service. But believe me, Text Now service is not at all reliable either. You won’t get much reception indoors, your texts msgs may or may not send, and there will be times when you won’t get phone calls. Anyway, my rant today is because TextNow took things to a new low. Today my bill is due and they SHUT ME OFF on the day it’s due. AND it’s a Saturday, so I can’t transfer money from my savings account into my (bill paying) account until Monday. I take complete ownership for not remembering about transferring sooner. Thanksgiving was just 2 days ago and I lost all sense of time in the planning. But to give NO notice is going too far. Since I drive for Uber, I cannot work or earn money either until Monday as well and I’M FURIOUS!!! They are screwing with my livelihood. So PLEASE reconsider your choice to use this service. Don’t be dumb like me. Find another way. Or someday you’ll be writing a scathing review too.
Amazing but...
by Kaitlyn 👁👄👁 on 2020/06/09 16:25
I live for this app! Occasionally, you can use the number for other apps as well! I personally like using this number that I have on here for apps instead of my personal one. But for all good things there comes a bad. Random people have gotten a hold of my number and started calling me at random times. They will literally non-stop text and call me sometimes. I have no clue how they’ve gotten my phone number. But besides the random people texting you time to time, if you have the patience to deal with it like me, I definitely recommend this app. If the people do contact you, just report and block. Thank you for reading my review! If you’re considering getting this app, I think you definitely should. Note that not all the numbers you get on this app will work for other apps, I learned that when I made another number :)
Glitchy
by OGBobUSA on 2020/05/18 01:57
I have been having issues for months now, it would freeze or crash on my iPad mini 4 with the newest version of iOS and the last couple weeks have been horrible! Not getting important texts, or phone calls. It was like my ringer was off, it wasn’t! Once I opened the app it would say 4 Missed Calls, and it never rang! I tested it with a friends phone and called my apps number, it rang on his end but not on my end. After uninstalling and reinstalling the app, restarting before reinstalling, it has gone from being pretty reliable to wondering if I’ll be getting my phone calls! It went from a 4 star App to a 2 star app, and WoW, did I mention adds? Come on Text Now, Do we need adds flashing and popping up? No wonder the App keeps closing when I go to open it, the app is trying to run adds before loading messages! To much running makes apps crash!, UPDATE MAY 17th 2020, I’m still not getting notifications of incoming calls, my Alert goes off for a second and stops. Then a friend called and said somebody answered but wasn’t me. How’s this possible?? I’m not happy with this. Why is this happening? Who’s answering my calls when I’m not?
Calling won’t work, can’t receive texts
by Peep 🐥 on 2019/01/21 16:17
So I have been using TextNow for a LONG time, and I can say it is one of the best messaging apps I have ever used, I can use it for friends who don’t have their number registered with iMessage. But I have to point out a few things wrong: when I try to start or receive a call, either the caller can hear me and I cannot hear them, or the other way around. I would like to have this fixed because calls can be very important and it is quite annoying. Next thing, sometimes I can’t receive texts. If I was having a conversation with someone, I have to leave their chat and go to the main ‘home’ screen of TextNow, and wait for them to send a message or for it to come in. It does not happen all the time but I would like to be able to not have to refresh the page etc, to receive messages. I hope this review was understandable and I tried my best to be clear with the issues I am having. Thank you for listening.
Okay
by autumn mongan on 2020/06/09 04:48
I do love this app I use it all the time but sometimes when I press the hang up button it is really slow and glitchy and when I go to the app it will shut me out of it when I’m only in the app for 3 seconds but again I use this app all the time but I also get a lot of random numbers call and text me and it does get super annoying but I love this app so so so much I use it so much and it’s just really slow and glitchy but I mean it is what it is also this app is very very slow and glitchy when I go on the app it will take a while for it to actually load even when I full bars of WiFi’s and everything I think maybe it’s just really slow and I noticed if I get more than 13 phone numbers it will delete my most recent person I texted and if I don’t use my app for a 3 days it will log me out and say I need to get a new number I have spent so much time on this app and it’s not that good of quality I hop you guys the best to try and fix it and this app would be the bomb but as of right now it’s not such a great app🥰!
It’s Free... But At A Cost
by RMVG03 on 2020/04/23 09:07
I’ll start by saying free service is free service. I couldn’t be more grateful to have unlimited calling and texting via cellular and not just WiFi. All of my 3 stars go to this and this alone because that’s where the good stops. The ads are annoying but sure, but that’s what you get with free service so I won’t complain to much. Reception is mediocre at best but again... free. However, the app itself is VERY LAGGY. Half of the time, I don’t even get notified of a phone call, even when hooked up to WiFi and it cannot be blamed on poor service. I’ve had entire conversations poof into thin air without me manually deleting them, only to find out later that I had missed a new message or call from said person because of the conversation being magically deleted. At the end of the day, TextNow needs to get their act together and provide us a well functioning app. If it doesn’t improve in the future, I’ll have to look elsewhere and I’m sure others will as well.
Buyer beware
by bigbsvo on 2019/08/07 00:10
If you buy the app like I did to avoid the advertisements you can expect the advertising to continue. I did the free version for a while and thought if I buy it then I won’t have to see the adds again, boy was I wrong. The adds never went away, the only thing that went away was my money from my bank. The app is also slow as heck, it is slow when you send photos, it is slow when you type messages, it’s just slow slow slow. The pros to having the app, I downloaded it on my desktop computer, I can type on a keyboard, I use it for business to text customers about their auto repair, and they think it’s my cellphone and I get to tell them “I’m sorry but I use a texting app to text from my office computer”. This way they don’t get my personal cell number. So, pros and cons, everything has them. But to pay for an ad free app and they still are there makes me not happy. So keep your money and use the free version, there is no difference.
Best phone App available!!
by CherriSweet on 2020/07/18 16:35
Besides text now completely deleting and banning one of my phone numbers which are used for over a year just up and deleting it besides that incident since I’ve gotten another account and this new phone number everything is smoothly again this is the absolute best texting phone app if you want to text and keep keep in communication with people without giving them your actual real phone number. You do not need credit so I have to pay for anything the ads are a little annoying and I did pay for them to be gone completely with my old account but like I said it got completely deleted out of nowhere by text now and so didThe ad free thing I had paid for and now they want you to pay monthly instead of a one time fee forget that
Works great but one weird issue....
by ccbear17 on 2020/01/28 02:17
I love TextNow! I have used it for years and it has had its share of bugs and glitches but they always get updated and fixed in the end! I will continue to use the app but I have experienced a few “Call Interferences” that kind of freak me out when they happen. It’s only happened about 3 times and I cannot find anything online about anyone else who is experiencing this issue but basically what happens is - I’ll be on the phone with my boyfriend or someone else and everything is just fine but then all of the sudden the call gets really staticy and a separate voice from ours enters the call as if we just called them and their answering their phone! At first I thought my boyfriend was messing with me but I have had this experience while talking to other people as well! When I respond to the voice they can’t hear us but I know I’m not crazy because the person I am talking to hears it to. Please look into this.
Quick and easy to deal with
by JAM_118 on 2019/08/24 18:59
I’ve been using this app for a couple of months now, and I feel very happy with the results it’s a wonderful tool when you have a small business or you just need a different phone number. The only thing I didn’t like is that apparently the person who had my current number before had a lot of debt, so it took me a while to get rid of all those unwanted calls from Debt collectors that I was getting on daily bases at all times. Other than that I’m very happy with the service, I’m still learning about it, for ex. Now I know that pictures or videos that I received by text are only there temporarily also I know that in order to don’t lose your number you need to upgrade to premium to lock your number or use the service because your number can be revoke due to inactivity. Other than that you service is good, props to the team of TextNow.
Awesome service
by Sherribug on 2019/02/06 02:57
Thank you for this free service I for one certainly do appreciate this when my actual paid phone service is on “vacation “ I live in country and service out here is nearly impossible to have but thankfully for extra security of phone service and WiFi this app has not failed me even ONCE voice is actually clearer than paid service I’m currently using due to contract so when expensive contract phone I currently have is up I certainly will be using paid for part of this Text Now app for my future phone service Great service for people struggling with so most costs and free phone and text app is so needed and is blessing for many so again thanks for this free service that makes it possible for so many that can’t afford it otherwise See you soon as paid customer
5 stars
by happytextnow on 2020/01/17 11:16
Hey there if you haven’t already discovered text now it’s time you did. It’s easy to use you get to pick the number you want and you can earn points to use towards international calls. Yeah it’s even got great stickers for just another anything you text about great emojis and you can even use your favorite gifs to. Use your contacts and block those annoying telemarking calls. There are adds but they are worth it with the great service that you get for free text and talk. Don’t forget you can always add on for actual service with text and talk for low low price if it’s just 1 month 3 months or even a year it’s easy to join easy to use and get help when ever you need to I recommend text and TextNow all the time right now. It definitely deserves 5 stars. Thanks TextNow!!
Good service, no local numbers
by RobertoC-73 on 2020/08/10 02:16
That’s TextNow in a nutshell. You get free calling and texting, and it’s hard to beat the price of free. Then again if you do want to beat the price of free, you can subscribe to AdFree+ and get more features while ditching the ads. Customer service has been okay in the three weeks I’ve had the service. Only one con I can find, and it isn’t the audio quality. Yes I wish call audio was better but considering TextNow built the service so it works even on throttle cellular data connections, I made my peace with the audio quality. The big problem with TextNow is that you’ll have a hard time finding a local number. Getting a number from Nevada when you live in Washington doesn’t sound that bad, unless you’re job hunting and companies hesitate to call you to avoid long distance charges on their landline office phones.
“I can’t hear you, you’re breaking up “
by AverageConsumer2020 on 2020/01/07 20:49
When I use this app there is either always a long delay or we cannot hear each other. Before I went premium the app seemed to work ok for the first few days. After I went premium it became horrible. The best I can hope for is maybe 2 to 3 minutes before everything begins to crash. It is extremely frustrating when you pay for something and it fails to work right. I have not had a single call since I went premium that performed properly. There is alway a delay, I can’t hear you, you can’t hear me, or perhaps we can’t hear each other. Any fix or reply would be nice. Why there is an overall 5 star rating I don’t know. But I would like to receive that 5 star service but I am getting zero star service.
Stellar service
by SalleenMustang on 2020/02/17 21:28
Overall the quality over WiFi is amazing! I was pleasantly surprised by how clear and easy to hear the calls were. The service was easy to set up, understand, and use! I am not the most tech Dav savvy person and I was able to set up and use the text now without help from my teenagers! That says a lot about the Intuitive nature of the app. The only thing I would update would be changing a phone number on a person. I had used the service daily and they still changed my number saying I hadn’t used it in a month! I loved that because I seed my phone with the address book in it the app automatically transferred my phone numbers into the text now apps phone app so could use the numbers immediately!
Complete TRAIN WRECK
by TERRORISM911 on 2019/04/23 20:56
I’ve had this app for seven months. At first it worked fine with no issues whatsoever, but after the first couple months my calls started disconnecting consistently. After checking the call history log I realized that it was exactly at five minutes. Sure enough, after conducting an online search it stated that the calls were limited to five minutes if you were considered to be a “have a user” (whatever that’s supposed to mean). So they allow you to use the “free” app, but they limit you. Several months have gone by and the app performance is deteriorating to the point where I literally don’t want to use it at all anymore. Calls are dropping constantly. Static on the line. People that I’m speaking with are constantly complaining that they can’t hear me. I wouldn’t recommend this app to anyone. I’ve switched to another free app and it works perfectly with no issues whatsoever. This app is absolutely a disaster. If I could give it -5 stars I would.
Quite good
by parade72 on 2020/06/11 00:05
I’ve just had it for a couple weeks and have not used it that much, but have had no issues making calls, receiving calls, sending/receiving texts, or voicemail. I like the purple color of the texts. Ads are a bit intrusive. I’ve got other VoIP numbers but it’s a great idea to have multiple services for backup, different uses, or for troubleshooting if one of them doesn’t work. The iPhone purchase prices section in the App Store is unfortunately totally unclear. Multiple duplicates but with different prices, descriptions cut off, and no mention of how long each subscription lasts, if they are actually subscriptions. I would be willing to pay something to get rid of ads but can’t consider it for now since I don’t know what any of the options are. I can’t use it as my primary number for now because it’s missing a couple key features - it’s own contacts and end to end encryption, even if only for other TextNow users. I have a huge number of contacts that I’m not in touch with anymore and am not giving my TextNow number to, so I don’t want to import my phone contacts. Would also be nice to have a $1/month plan just to prevent your number from being reassigned without activity, but keeping ads.
Deletes messages
by RajSarafInCA on 2020/05/30 03:50
I am a premium subscriber paying yearly subscription. It has had worked in acceptable manner for me. I could not say great, because their system was deleting all the images, received or sent, just after few days. Now, for few days, all of a sudden, they have started deleting ALL the messages. The messages I sent/received until last night, all are GONE. There is no way to see what text did I receive yesterday or what text I sent to anybody, neither on their web application no the desktop application. Very disappointed. Now I have to cancel & sign up with another texting app. As to my subscription, I have used less than 6 months & the cost of remaining term will be just waste of money. I hope somebody at the company sees my review & makes an attempt to correct it. If that happens, I will make sure to update here change my review back to 5-star. Update: Oh wow! Amazing. I am extremely impressed that the developer heard me, resolved the issue & responded me. Now that is called *service*, outstanding service. Although messages have been restored; photos, images, etc. would still not show up. Please see if that can be fixed as well.
5 years and still going strong!
by Deneenmonia on 2018/12/04 20:18
When I needed to cut down on my expenses I chose to use an app that gave me what I needed from my phone minus the monthly cost. I downloaded the TextNow app and have been using it ever since. I have had the same number for the entire time and have transferred it to several different phones since 2013. I’m typing this on my Apple X. If you don’t mind receiving calls and text messages only when you’re in WiFi you’re good to go. It works very well with Optimum cable because of all the WiFi Hot Spots. You can make and receive calls and texts on the go. If I ever want to get a phone plan, TextNow also has the lowest plans that I know. I highly recommend this app.
4 stars
by madeleine_car on 2020/07/04 01:21
So I had this one problem but the rest of it is wonderful! So my problem is is that I had more than 3 unknown numbers that kept on texting me about a dating app and sex requests. I did not enjoy getting those texts cause they are straight up annoying. Not only that I would get one of those numbers at least once a week. I hope they have changed that but I am not going on there again until I have seen that this has been changed.( I had the app a year ago and deleted it last year and haven’t gotten it since). All of that aside what’s fun is that when I had it you got to change your message color and you got to pick a background for each chat you have so if you were texting your parents you could have your parents photo in the background.
Wish Apple at least take control of this and stop allowing this kind of apps here
by cubahabana on 2020/03/15 16:02
All this apps should be controlled or make the price higher for every single number and every time that people change the number or simple not allowed and delete all of them from the App Store and from google play they just bringing problems and making people change the phone number because this is the new game for those that doesn’t have anything to do and start bothering the others and trying to get info to rob you and they never stop playing on and on and on just because is very simple to change the phone number when you block them !!! They just make a new account fake names new emails just to rob people info and bother everybody those apps should be Disappear am sorry for the developers but this is the reality today this just bringing people the opportunity to bother the innocent people that never before think about to do anything similar to it
Y'all really need to fix the iPad app version as well as some Apple Watch issues
by 84BROCK48 on 2019/01/29 23:01
The iPhone version is fine. The IPad one has trouble sending texts from the notifications. Sometimes ill type a message on my iPad only to find out that it never sent and my message is gone. That is annoying. Also i have my iPad in landscape basically all the time and when i open the app, its all messed up. I need to turn my iPad to portrait mode and back to landscape mode for the app to correct its self. This is annoying. ALSO i cant reply very well to messages on my Apple Watch. Sometimes ill compose a message and click send and forget about it. Only to find out that my message was never sent. Please fix this. I like this app on my iPhone but its not the greatest experience on the iPad or Apple Watch. I use an IPad 4 on iOS 10.3.3 if you must know. Thanks Devs!!
No Sound for incoming calls??
by Aces097 on 2019/11/30 00:50
The app itself is laid out very well and very simple to use. I don’t see any settings for sounds for incoming calls at all. So when someone calls you you don’t even hear the phone you only get a tiny notification beep when you call first comes through and then after the person hangs up you hear a little tone but no ringing in between which is annoying. So naturally 9 times out of 10 you miss a call. Is there a way to fix this? I’ve tried to go through the sounds and the iPhone settings and notifications and there is no option within the app either on the sounds for their notifications for messages. Help? I’ll rare this at 3 stars because I like it but it would be higher had it have the option for someone to hear a telephone call come through..
Fix the group chats!!
by Real_Rebeca on 2020/06/25 18:26
This is a great app, but I have a few problems with the group chats. First of all, I wish it would show the names of the people who wrote something instead of just the numbers. Also, it’ll just start a new random group chat. For example, I made a group chat and when my mom wrote something it made a new group chat but it just showed up as one on her phone. Can you please fix that? Other than that, it works great and o love the idea Edit: the group chats are starting to stress me out. The names are now there (thank you) but whenever someone sends a text, a new groupchat gets made on my end. I also get a lot of texts later and out of order and it’s starting to get annoying to have to ask for screenshots of the chat. I’ve used this app for over a year because of the free phone number, but please! Updates!
Loading problems
by annabellejada on 2019/06/22 02:16
Helpful, but takes a really long time to load and is not helpful with tapping into the adds. Why does it take such a long time to load? I have full bars and it still takes over 2 minutes to load onto the first screen. Then it takes 1-5 minutes to load the messages. Sometimes I just want to delete the app and try a different one for this reason. It does crash A LOT. It switches the keyboard to an add so you can't continue typing. It takes a long time to send messages and if it doesn't sent because of no coverage then when you try to resend it it sends it like 15 times. The calling is really bad. Bad connection. Really glitchy. Crashes mid call. Please update notifications on lock screen when calling. I only get "misses call from _____" after someone calls me. I call them back and then it loads and says " ____ is trying to reach you"
Read The Terms! Stores, Shares, Sells Your Data!
by JLMusic7 on 2019/06/24 03:13
Every single text, image, video, or any other attachment is scanned by TextNow. Now idk if it's AI or an actual person monitoring your device, but regardless, it's extremely sketchy business and completely invades the users privacy. Many other communications and public forum platform apps do the same. I'd highly recommend reading the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies on the apps you allow on your phone! Every secret you text, every nude photo you've sent, sites you visit, and anything in between, is NOT protected or private by any means and will likely be used against you when the Social Credit System(China already implemented) rolls out in the USA. Apps like Facebook have already started the process, prescribing what political views it's users are allowed to share and talk about. The purpose of such a system is to control our behavior and penalize those stepping out of line, plain and simple. Worried? You should be...
Easy and great app
by n0ne ya beswax on 2020/04/14 05:35
Honestly this is the best app to use if you don’t have a phone number. I have a iPad which means I can’t call on it and giving my friends my email took to long and I found this app and it has been a life saver, recently I gotta phone but I still use this app as a backup phone number. The only problem I have is it resetting every month if you don’t text someone or calling them cuz sometimes I don’t have time to do that once a month as I am busy with work (even tho I’m a child, my parents own a lot of business that I have to work in to pay my phone bill and other stuff) but overall the app is really easy to use and I recommend it
it’s not working :/
by sarae morales on 2018/11/17 00:40
since my dad is very strict i have to use free texting apps cause i need to buy my own service. and i’ve been using this app for a while now and i’ve grown to love it. i never had problems with it till now. for some reason, it said that i had no wifi connection but i do, to check i even googled something. my wifi is working but the app isn’t. so i deleted the app to refresh it and i was meant to log back in but it’s not letting me log back in. so, since i thought i put the wrong information i’m trying to make a new account but it says i can’t create a new account because i don’t have wifi BUT I DO! i checked MULTIPLE times. i’m just really frustrated and it would be helpful if i can reset my original account to change the password. but ITS NOT WORKING EITHER! please, fix this.
Greatest Texting and Calling App Ever to Exist
by Caterpillar Toe on 2019/12/07 06:47
This app couldn’t get any better they have a wonderful tech team that keeps everything up to date and simple to use. I think everyone who has had issues with their own texting or calling on their phone know that this app is a life saver/game changer, best text/call app hands down. Depend on TextNow when your phone shatters but you still need to make contact with friends or loved ones. You download on your tablet or an old phone with no service, simply connect to your WiFi and your set to text. Thank you TextNow for all you do! Ive been using your app for 5 years or more and love it to this day thank you again!
Great app
by Uses Google Drive on 2018/12/10 03:25
Did not ask me for a review and neither am I a person to review an app. This app exceeds expectations because I was not expecting it to be free Text Now actually promises a working local phone number and that's what you get tested it with my mates and it seemed to work just as any other working messages app would. Really like it keep up the awesome app. Oh and out to offers windows version which is very nice for me a windows and apple user. I just wish you could use the same number that you use for iMessages to keep it consistent with your contacts and not have to buy them telling them you got a new number. Thanks TextNow really like it keep it up.
The last update really helped issues
by Becky*Sue1982 on 2019/04/10 11:07
If you gave up on this app before, try it again! It’s much improved...from what I can tell, this last update corrected issues with keeping the phone call connected and sound cutting out issues that used to exist with this app, seems like it has corrected some of the texting crash problems as well. I also love the fact that TextNow is now found on my iPhone sharing menu, but when you share a picture or a screenshot to TextNow, the photo does not go through, just the text. That’s the only issue I have so far after the update, which was two days ago and I haven’t had the issues again, so I’ll just say thank you guys very much and keep up the good work!
Answer to a prayer
by misfit_dani on 2020/06/11 11:01
Been using the app for a few months now as a primary number. The app is wonderful! I can text and make calls with out any issues. Calls are clear and I don’t have any issues with disconnection. I was using other social media apps to call and keep contact with people and I was fed up. My husband seen an add for TextNow and at first we were questioning the whole thing thinking there’s no way it could work! Well sure enough it works beautifully! Only problem I do have with the app it’s self is when others try to call my phone will ring once or twice then it will automatically go to voicemail. Gotta answer calls fast! Other than that highly recommend this app for anyone!
Spits on Loyal Customers
by helihsvah on 2020/07/08 17:54
Thank you for useless phone service, awful customer service, and a lack of any sort of help! Planning on switching to another provider. I bought a new phone from you guys and haven’t been able to get it working correctly and it has almost been a month, thank you for nothing. It sounds harsh, but I have tried multiple times to get the issue resolved, each time to no avail. I worked over 80 hours a week last week and you can’t even give me 30 minutes to fix my problem. You were very fast to take my payment last month and for the rest of this month (Even though I haven’t received phone service for that time period). Thanks again for wasting my time and stealing $80! I had used this service for over a year as a continuous and recurring customer. Keep spitting on your customers and no one will be left to butter your bread.
Not bad
by screwratings on 2019/01/22 07:02
TextNow, for me, a long time user (2+yrs) has proven to be a very convenient, solid application. It’s free people. Quite frankly, being 50yrs old, I know my way around a telephone. Got my first cell phone in 1995 - the IBM Simon- an extremely expensive, full on brick phone. Since then, having plowed thru contracts & services spanning thru the entire range of price points, and having been stroked, and/or bent over by pretty much every carrier out there, trust me in this. There aren’t any 5 star month to month cell phone services FOR FREE. The big BUTTTT is... But there is one service that is as good as it’s ever going to get - remember we’re specifically talking for free here ok, to be abundantly clear. And yes, your here - TextNow is it. Period. Thank you, people who make TextNow possible!
Stopped working and there is no support!!
by ALEGODDESS on 2019/09/23 12:52
Please be advise before using this App and share your new phone number to your friends or customers that in a certain moment it will stop working. I only use this number for texting my customers and all the sudden two weeks ago the messages stop exiting, so my customers start to complain and the textnow app was indicating that the text was sent. So I look for help and there is no help, the web is totally impersonal and no contact can be done, phone number is answered by a machine that obviously says that if you have a problem visit support, and support is only designed for using issues not for errors and disfunction as ours, so there is no support!! No chat, no email, nothing, I will not put my money in this text app, because simple they do not exist if problem arises.
What do people expect?
by Rtwice93555 on 2019/03/03 08:39
I see a lot of whiny complaints from people who spend $1000+ on an iPhoneX, then complain about a free app that allows them to call or text. Seriously? Hey, what do they expect. Any app which allows you to communicate for free is chock full of glitches; SnapChat, FB Messenger, Instagram, and Kik have their share of glitches. You want problem free communication? Use the carrier service you pay for...duh I like this app for when my kids get in trouble and my wife takes away their phone. I give them one of my old phones to use that only have wifi and have them use this app to talk to their friends. Someone has to be the fun parent, right?
Great free phone app 💜
by LadiiTway on 2020/06/23 17:42
I’ve been using text now for 7 plus years and I really enjoy their service. When you can’t pay your phone bill but have WiFi at home or out in public you can use their free numbers. Now they offer free service! You can byop then but their SIM card and have free service with WiFi but you can’t use the internet but they have that option too. I just use is for a back up phone or for dating so I don’t have to give my number out to creepy people. Overall good phone app. Yes the app has ads but what do expect for a FREE PHONE app? Deal with it or pay your phone bill and never worry about the ads 😅
Simple privacy
by Jenn Covina on 2020/06/24 04:21
An easy way to have some privacy with a phone number. It’s nice to be able to text or call with a number that I don’t normally use. I can change it later, and having a disposable number can be useful if I am concerned about who I am calling or texting. I used this when I needed to contact clients who had limited options for contacting them, but who I didn’t want to have my personal number. I have run into problems when I had to change the number and the app consistently had errors when picking a new number. However, uninstalling the app and reinstalling it fixed that.
It’s a choosy one (app)
by Dikkilikki50🌲 on 2019/03/04 04:05
I usually only use it for hookups and the reason being is because I’m not always quite fond of guys having my real number but since I lost my google voice number I seem to run into instances to where when ever the (needs) need to meet, it’s some type of complication with the initial phone call or freezing up when the time comes to connect. It reminds me slightly of Grindr, with how every guy thats sexually comparable, that’s around you with an account, cannot be seen but everyone that’s not, is taking up all the space on the grid. Feeling discouraged being a top looking at a grid full of other tops: all because you didn’t pay for a premium membership. All in all.... text now is alright and thot worthy 😈😎
Great Free App for my Son
by Jamie&Taylor's Mom on 2020/06/07 21:05
My son is 8 and has really loves being able to call and text his sister and grand parents. Frankly, I am glad they can all communicate without having to go through me so much. Question: I saw a review where I will have to pay $2.99 a month for him to keep the same #? Is this correct? I haven’t read or seen where his # has changed or that he needed to get a new #..??.. Also would BE GREAT if you could ADD VIDEO CHAT as well. Most other apps already have it. Hope to hear back. Otherwise Great Free App for my son who doesn’t have a service plan on my old iPhone he uses with WiFi for games (now texting & calling too)!!
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TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited
Description
DEDICATED PHONE NUMBER Give your friends your very own phone number! UNLIMITED TEXT AND PICTURE MESSAGING You can send as many texts and picture messages as you want - 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 TURN YOUR IPOD OR IPAD INTO A PHONE Works on your iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone 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 premium subscription to remove them. OTHER AWESOME STUFF - Express yourself with stickers and GIFs - Conference calling - Tons of wallpaper, color schemes, and ringtones to choose from - Use your own pics as wallpaper - Customize your own voicemail greeting - Make your own signature - Super fast - Bluetooth support for iPhone users 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 I CAN'T FIND MY AREA CODE. WHAT SHOULD I DO? Functionally, it makes no difference which area code you pick. As long as your friends are in the USA, they will not be charged any long distance. SUBSCRIPTIONS TextNow offers auto-renewing 1 month and 1 year in-app subscriptions for premium features like voicemail transcription and call forwarding. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, and will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the subscription period, at the original subscription price & term. You can turn off auto-renew or manage your subscription at any time from your iTunes Account settings. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of the term. Privacy policy: https://www.textnow.com/privacy Terms of use: https://www.textnow.com/terms
Regarding making calls
by Trinity Solutions on 2020/08/12 08:20
Great apps so far. Need call recording system to make it more useful. Thank you so much.
Works great except for a few small flaws
by BrotherO4Him on 2020/08/11 22:24
This works generally except I’ve noticed that sometimes incoming calls don’t ring... they go to voicemail and there seems to be an audio delay of a second or two during calls. The delay is noticeable and makes conversations difficult because I end up talking over the other person,This doesn’t happen with the Bria softphone appI know it’s nothing inherent to being voice over IP.
TRASH
by CoutchPugtatoYT on 2020/08/11 21:38
I am getting random texts from weird people who think I’m their girlfriend and I don’t like how you keep having your contacts deleted
Add new stuff please!!!!
by famouswrighter🙃 on 2020/08/11 20:41
I love TextNow it’s a really good app but I think you guys should add new wallpapers and add FaceTime and sometimes my messages don’t send and does not tell me 😣 also please add some new stuff like when someone seen your message it tells you or when they are typing it tells you it is a really good app but maybe if you add these stuff then you would get better stuff and the adds make me right stuff I did not even add but well yea it is a free app but please add those stuff thanks . Please read !
The Group Glitch
by Aalyah22 on 2020/08/11 18:21
Whenever I make a group with people whenever the third person text it makes a new group and it is her frustrating and annoying cause I can't keep up with it
Random calls
by Mommylovesher3 on 2020/08/11 18:02
I keep getting random calls and links from people I don’t know would not recommend
Great app
by Kid Apollo on 2020/08/11 16:59
Wonderful app that allows calls (altho calls have limited minutes i believe if not mistaken) and unlimited texts for free Can choose any area code to
Awesome
by goberytdad on 2020/08/11 02:28
Good for me
Reseña
by cmolinarubio on 2020/08/11 00:03
Es una aplicación Excelente! Muy sencilla de usar y muy completa!
Love Itttt
by Luz123690 on 2020/08/10 22:28
Awesomeness...
Support
by Brandi_97 on 2020/08/10 21:53
I purchased a sims card but had wrong address on my paypal account, unfortunately this app has no way of contacting someone to assist with that. I managed to find one number online but no one answers.
Text Now
by ZAL.007 on 2020/08/10 19:15
Hello Please change your application Color ...! It needs to be updated...Also there is too many ad interruptions ..but with these suggestions in mind ..I would consider subscribing..thank you so much for listening Zola Lee
Email had violated our Terms and condition
by ekow monies on 2020/08/10 15:39
After you signing up the next thing you will see is your email has violated our terms and conditions... your account will not work anymore. Fake App
Textnow
by #tiger cat on 2020/08/10 06:42
Textnow number it is amazing and Free calling and Free texting nationwide it is so cool and textnow has it cool SIM card
Sluggish
by verosweets66 on 2020/08/10 03:38
Speed needs to be improved.
Good service, no local numbers
by RobertoC-73 on 2020/08/10 02:16
That’s TextNow in a nutshell. You get free calling and texting, and it’s hard to beat the price of free. Then again if you do want to beat the price of free, you can subscribe to AdFree+ and get more features while ditching the ads. Customer service has been okay in the three weeks I’ve had the service. Only one con I can find, and it isn’t the audio quality. Yes I wish call audio was better but considering TextNow built the service so it works even on throttle cellular data connections, I made my peace with the audio quality. The big problem with TextNow is that you’ll have a hard time finding a local number. Getting a number from Nevada when you live in Washington doesn’t sound that bad, unless you’re job hunting and companies hesitate to call you to avoid long distance charges on their landline office phones.
Thanks
by mashertta on 2020/08/09 16:55
Thanks for your help
TextNow.com
by RF Subway on 2020/08/09 15:05
I like this app, it works better... very good and easy to use
Best so far
by cott123456 on 2020/08/09 13:33
Best so far. Easy and stress free
I dislike this app
by yeetus boncletus on 2020/08/09 12:57
I don’t like this app because my psycho ex logged my number and I just want her to leave me alone, I’ve never used this app before so I don’t k ow how to get her to not be able to text my. Inner anymore
Review of TextNow
by sweetdee89 on 2020/08/09 11:49
I actually had this app awhile ago..and switched to a different one because of how many problems I had with TextNow so glade I tried it again it’s very reliable..the only problem is if I’m connected to a WiFi I don’t get text messages sometimes have to disconnect from my WiFi at home and using cellular data I will all of a sudden get a bunch of messages.
Call failure.
by hcoleman0004 on 2020/08/09 02:46
I’m unable to make or receive call with my TextNow on iOS 13. Please fix this bug. It’s been over a month now. I have the latest version of TextNow, I have turned off my phone we restarted several times, still the same result. Please fix this problem.
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by dpjr300 on 2020/08/08 22:34
text now is easy to use. thanks for the app.
Best
by scoffef on 2020/08/08 21:23
Good
Bug fixes
by bill 2957 on 2020/08/08 17:14
Software so bad they have to constantly fixing it
Goood
by obonch on 2020/08/08 16:26
Nice and easy to use
Ima bout to delete it
by maddyydydyyyddyydydyydyd on 2020/08/08 02:31
It won’t let me send ANY texts and I dowant matter who it is it just wont send🙄 if you help I’ll change it cus that’s the only problem but it’s a BIG one
Stop stealing people’s numbers!!!
by endangered intellect on 2020/08/07 22:39
Someone from overseas was using my number off text now trying to create a PayPal account! So if my number is in use which it is don’t frickin hand it out!
Review
by play7719 on 2020/08/07 20:32
Great app
Broken Adds
by Cookie Cookie Chan on 2020/08/07 19:03
Each time a Louisiana add appears on my whole screen I can’t exit out and have too restart the whole app
Good for me
by nancymoore on 2020/08/07 19:00
It fast and convenient to use Just need to reduce the way the adds pops up
Cool app😇
by gabriel verdecia on 2020/08/07 16:45
Yes
Good ap
by hearthustler on 2020/08/07 16:25
Text now is so cool and mostly bcuz it’s mostly free and works half the time.
Fix it
by Alahumdualahwayboy on 2020/08/07 14:46
Cant rotate screen on mobile app
No customer service
by **ck Me on 2020/08/07 13:52
Text now doesn’t have any customer service.For the last couple of weeks my calls are dropped after one minute.80% of incoming calls go straight to voice mail.😲The only customer service offered is third party witch you must pay for.
error, please help!!!
by dxlyen on 2020/08/07 05:43
okay so, i wasnt texting on the app and eventually i lost my number, so i put in my area code again but all it said was “error, something went wrong try again“ so i tried various times but it kept saying that. I came back 2 days later and it still says that. Idk what to do bc this is the best text & call app i’ve used and now its useless. Please help.
PLESEE READ THIS
by ejureu on 2020/08/07 02:35
IT MAKES YOU share a number with somebody, and when I had this number random numbers kept texting me and calling me “kady’ it you download this app after reading this you are in humane
no
by v1j2. on 2020/08/07 00:11
there too many updates
:3
by buggy_plays on 2020/08/06 21:19
I love this app because it helps me text my mom because She has a android phone so it’s easier to communicate!
Eh
by meow mew meow on 2020/08/06 19:22
Would be better if you could have free calling and texting without internet. I'm in a poor family and can't afford a plan anything
Good for texting
by tajeta on 2020/08/06 17:54
It’s okay I guess. When I receive calls and tap the notification it takes me to the app but the call doesn’t start or even show up. I sometimes can’t hear voicemails that are sent to me. But it’s good for texting. I don’t know what’s up with the calling though.
Very annoying
by Sojok on 2020/08/06 14:58
To preview past messages history. The app will keep crashing and restarting and the next is it will making the phone getting hot...
Great service!!!
by heado_j on 2020/08/06 14:54
Great
Best app ever
by zestfash on 2020/08/06 14:51
So fast and easy to access...
So my mom blocked my boyfriend on my phone
by nichname101 on 2020/08/06 13:30
So my mom blocked my boyfriend on my phone. So I use TextNow to talk to him thank y’all so much for making this app without it I wouldn’t be able to talk to hun
A few glitches
by gcvhk oh drgn xx d on 2020/08/06 03:52
So when you don’t put your mouth to the phone when your on this app the people can’t hear you
Give us free minutes
by noelyvillalobos on 2020/08/06 03:09
Give free minutes
OMG I love it it’s so easy to set up
by rdyhtftyv on 2020/08/06 02:19
It’s so easy to set up and adding the content that you have on a different Device is so easy you just use your email and that’s it then you can select whatever contacts you have in your other one
Good but
by Mr Bo Jangels on 2020/08/06 00:29
I wish you could make dark mode setting. Also Touch tone controls do not work when responding to a survey when it says press one it does not recognize the touchtone
Not so good
by cycxsrjcugpcupgxifh on 2020/08/05 16:40
I had some random callers after going to a amusement park it was disturbing
Good app
by mykmanuelz on 2020/08/05 08:49
Works fine.
Thank you! 👍
by Sunshine0420jp on 2020/08/05 02:27
Best thing since the birth of text messaging!
Why I love TextNow
by Bhadie lia on 2020/08/05 00:31
Helps me text and call to back I can’t use it without Wi-Fi
Really good
by ❤️loveitsomuch❤️ on 2020/08/04 23:55
The only thing I don’t like is the ads other than that it’s basically perfect
Great service thanks for the ability to speak to friends and family
by huedog on 2020/08/04 23:02
Love the service
TextNow
by kvng himself on 2020/08/04 19:16
Pretty awesome app easy to use very nice
Best service fo free and no bill
by my daily side on 2020/08/04 16:02
This was the best service I have ever used as a teen student. I have very limited on money which now everyone is too do to Covid 19 issue. For me I always try to find ways to get me a phone with a real plan as well an number that people can call me when needed without breaking my mom bank for my needs. Text now was my first option before that I used apps that allow me to connected onto a WIFI to make free calls and text and freedom pop. Reviews on text now was very good and people where very happy about what they offer so I decided to join in as well and give it a try. After getting the app installed on my I phone SE 1 generation and buying a sim threw Text Now the service was very easy to set up. I was skeptical at first on how Text now allow FREE phone plan. A you tuber name Tuphonefofree explain to me that the company has ads put in place from within the application that allow us to view which than make the service fo FREE. Now after using the service for a few months I am loving it. The app allow me to make calls and texts as well MMS without needing to pay a bill where others has which than cost them over 180 dollars an month and mine service from Text Now is FREE. Text now give us a way to connect loves ones during Covid 19 issue and allow to used out of WIFI range using Sprint LTE data network instead of regular cell tower that give me a peace of mind when internet connection goes out we can rely on the Sprint LTE data for calls and text only. I wanted to say THANK YOU again Text Now allowing me and others to communicate back and forward to family and friend without an bill. Please be around for a very long time Text Now
I recommend this app!
by krz94 on 2020/08/04 16:01
This app works great as a back up! The ads stink but get over it it’s a free text and call app that helps when you’re in a pinch and gets the job done when you need to get ahold of somebody or make important phone calls you can’t afford to miss! I’ve used the app on and off for a couple years now for short spans of time and I’m thankful for an app like this
Excellent
by jughsuerra897 on 2020/08/04 13:44
Very useful
Great app
by TeeShirt on 2020/08/04 12:59
I only use it for texting and it generally works fine. Still when I open it there’s a 3 sec delay while the screen stays white and I’m afraid it will crash... but it doesn’t. Also, it doesn’t always sync with my other devices... all 3 are Apple. Say I text for a while with one person on iPad then look at iPhone... only the last couple of texts will come in much of the time. One feature request... if there are 20 texts back and forth in a conversation, I’d like to be able to click on 10 to delete at once, rather than 10 individual times. Thanks
Save $ with TextNow
by T. from Texas on 2020/08/04 12:48
TextNow saved a lot of money for me. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a family member far away or incarcerated.
Love it!!
by SabinnlBlack38124409 on 2020/08/04 12:08
I had this on my old phone and I downloaded it is great if u don’t have service it is free and just like normal texting
Worse app ever
by mrBickle on 2020/08/03 23:52
I keep getting kicked out even when I want to recover my account with accurate
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by Mimee1 on 2020/08/03 23:04
Great
TextNow
by SASSY_CHIC101 on 2020/08/03 21:40
It is amazing. The only problem I have is that when I get my phone taken it makes me get a new phone number Overall it’s a great app
Good
by rejyaysvd on 2020/08/03 20:55
Mn
Meh
by meddddjdfjjdjdd on 2020/08/03 20:16
It’s works fine I NEED TO HOOKUP THIS PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD IT SAYS NO HOME PHONES PLEASE FIX THIS
Great app!!
by elparientito on 2020/08/03 15:04
Amazing app
Love it
by Rileyn0937 on 2020/08/03 06:22
Extremely high
Overall good app
by ashperhouse on 2020/08/03 00:43
Free calling and texting but too many glitches.
Me
by shanngreen on 2020/08/02 18:41
It definitely feels good using Textnow❤️
I can’t get a new number???
by moniemonie73 on 2020/08/02 18:11
What happened ?? Why is it all messed up now??
Tex now
by LovesSteppen19 on 2020/08/01 21:40
It’s awesome and it works
Bad app
by ewhoma on 2020/08/01 20:30
App not working !
Lost business
by 420Kron on 2020/08/01 01:35
I’m losing business due to missed or dropped calls
It seems like a great app
by blue416 on 2020/07/31 21:15
The same day I had my number set up before I even used it a woman called telling me I’m messing with her boyfriend... I’m confused
TEXTNOW IS THE BES
by Effizzyy$$$ on 2020/07/31 21:07
Good and affordable network
Sophia
by Piabrlla12345 on 2020/07/31 16:11
It’s kind of weird because random people are calling you but it it is great
Call’s are not going through
by Swing-52 on 2020/07/31 15:23
Calls are not going through sometimes and I don’t know why. I really need all my calls as a lot of them are from Doctors!
Legit
by AngeliqueAES on 2020/07/31 09:45
I really love text now. I’ve committed to the app and have bought a phone through them, and Im now on a monthly 10$ bill for unlimited calls and texts which isn’t for the service but for an ad free app experience. Service always works great and phone is awesome. I’ve considered going for the unlimited everything service which includes 5g and that’s still on the table. Thank for the app for real. You guys where there when I didn’t have a phone and needed to connect with people for job interviews, rides etc. now you guys are there with an affordable service when I did come into a little money. So thank you
Lo mas bueno
by naobaby02 on 2020/07/31 01:30
La mejor aplicacion que crearon
Ads are the problem
by A LOUD PLACE on 2020/07/30 23:34
I’m not joking but the only reason I hate this app is because you get an ad after every call and it’s stupid like why do you make a great app then ruin it by flooding it with ads?
Worked great until
by INESGV on 2020/07/30 22:40
I’ve used this app for years with some issues I can overlook as the service is free, but now the app hardly ever works. Main issue is that I can’t send photos, I’ve reached out to customer service but all they do is forwarded you some articles on common problems to read :(
Delay
by BossLadyTelle on 2020/07/30 21:50
Calls have a few seconds delay when talking to someone
Bad Voice Quality
by dev-2090 on 2020/07/30 18:11
In between call we hear a noises
ADS
by SlimeForDays on 2020/07/30 15:38
too many ads! and glitchy when texting don’t recommend!
Very Good
by bigworldofmagic on 2020/07/30 06:14
Very very Good
Text now
by cici_g93 on 2020/07/30 03:52
Doesn’t pick up calls
helo
by shex hejan on 2020/07/29 22:49
look i use this app for many years but it has some problems and the most biggest problem is when a click on it and i want to enter the app a kicked out and bring to the home screen
Text me now
by Harley Quinn 1986 on 2020/07/29 21:37
Great for when you have no phone minutes but you have Internet
Calls
by thjjug on 2020/07/29 21:00
After awhile when on a call it starts to get a static noise and you can’t hear the person on the other end ..
Comment
by 6674ggfd on 2020/07/29 18:00
The app is extremely the best ever 😘
App using half my ipad storage
by Every-Names-Taken on 2020/07/29 17:12
After my ipad storage had been giving me errors and issues with other apps i realized that this app was using half of my storage. Tried everything else i could think of deleting this and that. I finally uninstalled app. We will see what happens when i reinstall
Text now
by Backwoods girl on 2020/07/29 16:55
Text now is a great free service to get a second phone line! Works like normal messaging apps! Thanks text now !
Seem
by Master Thinking on 2020/07/29 08:22
Why you alway 15 day after change number? I really tired of that change too much. Because I wrote every time from change number! You should New menu for how long until change. Just more time more than 15 day? I want add up. I notice change 10 day. There were not anymore for 15 day? Because I notice that only weekend as 10 day? I just were hate to waiting never show up to text supposed come up actually see? This TextNow is error! There no open yet! But I’m unemployment cause I am disability
Jdjfhf
by fudge. Fart poop duty scrap on 2020/07/29 03:50
I hate Who ever made this
Experiencing a little trouble
by Letsbehonest01 on 2020/07/29 00:11
I’ve had this app for 2 years! This app was working great up until recently. Whenever I receive a call, it only rings once and hangs up. Meanwhile, the person that’s calling phone continues ringing. I tried deleting and re-downloading the app, that didn’t work. Could you guys fix this please!!
Gracias
by labeibeis on 2020/07/28 23:29
Exelente
Add features
by GenervaElyse on 2020/07/28 22:18
Can you add a search thru messages with keywords thanks
First rate free number text and call app and I’ve tried a lot
by GloryFaithful1 on 2020/06/16 04:16
As a former Verizon employee I got brain washed with the higher the bill the better the service . Nothing like like having no money coming to force you to trim your bills . Knowing what I know I realized there are too many resellers,so all the services are pretty much the same so In the five years sine I kept trying to get the best service for the least amount of money I was trying everything from voip with phone apps like magic jack to freedom pop no money plan .i was in pursuit of getting quality services cheaper and cheaper that’s how I ended up in the free call arena I wanted to spend less time with my phone I Liked the apps that enabled me to turn my iPad mini into a phone . And this one by far is the best one I have come across quality service I talk for four hours the first night my Mom’s new Verizon Iphone died before my mini did and she had no idea I was on a free line . I like you can choose your own number I like the are no credits to buy or earn so it’s truly unlimited text and calls and it worked great with my home WiFi as well as my WiFi connect from my work phone I’m very pleased with this app.
Text Now Review
by Sickles Girl #1 on 2019/07/17 20:36
I absolutely love the text no app! It’s convenient and steady. FMy family and I have used it for 5 years! What I like about bout text now is the fact that no matter what , I can always access it through any device I choose to use whenever I choose to use it! Another great thing about text now is when I do have to access it through a secondary device all my info and previous messages are still there! That is super convenient being I lose everything especially phone numbers and messages! But text now keeps all that stored and it’s accessible to me 24/7. Sometimes paying my and my family’s phone bills can be very stressful at times because it’s expensive and I’m not able to get all of them payed at the same time. So having text now as a back up or second number. I along with my children Can assure my friends and family that they’re still able to contact me through texting or calling. Thanks text now!🤗
It’s not the best...
by Smilessmcdecinburger on 2019/02/02 03:47
This app is great. Especially for me because I have an iPad, which means I cannot text phones from Samsung etc. This app is good because I could text my friends with phones from other providers. But, I faced many issues such as sometimes I would click on the app and it would shut me out and I would be back on the home screen after being in the app for about 3 seconds. I do get a lot of spam calls and a lot of people I don’t know txt me. It is really glitchy and sometimes I send messages and the person I am texting did not receive it. Another thing I didn’t like was I didn’t receive notifications most of the time when people texted me. One day I went on the app and all but the contact names went black. It shut me out of the app and I was back at the home screen. I tried many times getting back on the app, but it never worked. Then I got back on about a couple months later and I was logged out of my account! I can’t get back on and I don’t know what to do!! All of my text messages with my friends and family are gone. I would not recommend this app... it has just brought me so much anger and unless they fixed something with a magical update I don’t know if it’s going to be any good because I WAS LOGGED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT AND CAN’T CHECK FOR YOU. Hope this helped.
This used to be my favorite texting app...
by Join Walkers btw! on 2019/03/20 19:38
I’ve been a TextNow user for many years, ever since 2011, and haven’t run into so much trouble until recently when their ads just became unbearable. I believe in ads and have even tried buying their service several times. However, the ads are ruining the experience. Whenever I enter the app and tap on a contact and begin to type a message the app just freezes. I sometimes end up calling my boss on accident due to the horrible lag. The actual texting and calling is good otherwise. The texting is far better than the calling at times. I have unlimited data, but this apps can go from working great to not working at all in seconds. I can see that it’s the ads causing all the issues. My fix would be to have ads take up less data or use less ads or use a better way to get these ads on the app. Please fix this devs. It gets very confusing and frustrating when I can’t use the app due to all the ads. I will try to get a plan to remove the ads, but the normal service is advertised as free. I do hope you can fix the interface to run smoothly once again. I will return to the app when it gets better.
Dreadful Support! Dreadful useless app!
by Aychee F on 2019/12/18 20:53
#1: USE TALKU OR DINGTONE!! always guaranteed credits to earn through watching videos and playing games-very interactive! And one of the best for free-yes free international calls and texts that actually go through! It’s not perfect 100% of the time but it’s gotten so much better. Avoid TEXTNOW. You’re lucky if you can earn one credit a day. Talking to support today made me want to literally rip my eyes out because I was going in circles with someone who clearly didn’t read or understand not only the initial issue, but know what’s in their FAQs and articles. 1st, they have a submit a request feature through the app, but then when you submit a request, you get a canned reply through email saying they don’t use that anymore and to utilize chat instead. Then you need to remove anything that is obsolete from your app!! A customer should not be going in circles to try to get help. I had to explain to this person practically 3 times what I was referring to. For example-they say you can complete offers for credit but there is nowhere to ever do that! So do not refer me to Tap Joy when you don’t even offer the opportunity to earn credits for offers! It was just awful… I wind up turning off the message communication with this person because my patience was depleted.
Glitchy and ads overwhelm the experience
by Seaslang on 2018/11/08 09:25
TextNow is a great idea and provides a great service essentially - that you can have a free phone number and call North America from anywhere in the world -however the user experience is pretty bad. The app is slow, extremely glitchy, and the ads are meant to overwhelm your experience. The ad situation has gotten substantially worse in recent months. The standard bad ad experience on the app is that the ads pop up on the home screen constantly and they are hard to close. But recently I had the experience that video ads start playing through my calls and as the call time progresses the interval between the time the video ad plays gets shorter and shorter. So what happens is you're talking to someone and then an extremely loud ad (way above the call audio volume) starts playing over your call. You can shut it down but it will just start back up again a few moments later. Really unbearable. I am keeping the app because it's in its development stages and I'm hoping it will go in a different direction when it receives more funding. As a traveler it's a great tool for me, just wish it wasn't such a harrowing tool to use.
It’s cool it ok for free service/terrible now
by Cutenes84 on 2018/12/29 16:37
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
Amazing quality!!
by m@4545222 on 2020/04/19 14:55
I had text now app for a long while and then I caught wind of their free cell service, I ordered a sim card and I installed it in my iPhone and activated it. Once I activated the sim card I went down the street and I was able to make and receive high quality audio calls and the texts send and receive fast, you truly get free cell service yes $0.00 with no WiFi I am able to call and text this is a wonderful thing!! I decided to transfer my cell number over to TextNow and it was a smooth and pleasant process that took less then 24 hours!! I transferred my number from Straight Talk to TextNow. There is no cell data included with the free plan but that’s ok with me I’ll just use the internet on WiFi, although if you wanted cell data TextNow has affordable options. What’s the catch you say ? There are ads that pop up from time to time when you call or text but besides that there is no catch!! I highly recommend this it’s great
Could be better
by Gam'in horse on 2019/04/22 13:49
I am not sure if it is my phone, or the phones of my contacts. At times, even when I seem to send them messages, they inform me that they do not receive them. Or when I call them, they say they do not receive a record of me calling them. I like the style and interface of the app, it is very appealing, but it is just these small inconveniences that make the experience troublesome. One feature that I would love to see is that when you send someone a message/text, that there would be a little notification that says “John has seen your message” or a simple little “seen” notification. Like on Instagram messaging. That would make this app much better, and would restore my confidence in it. It is a great app, and I would take it over any other competitor, just fix these things, and add that feature, and I would eagerly share with more of my friends and family. Thank you! 😁
Don’t do it!!
by SirVince on 2019/11/30 23:15
I’ve been using Text Now for a few months. At first, it started out like a great substitution for the more expensive (and horrible) Sprint service I’ve been wasting my money on. Since they both use the same network, I’d rather pay less for unreliable and sketchy phone service. But believe me, Text Now service is not at all reliable either. You won’t get much reception indoors, your texts msgs may or may not send, and there will be times when you won’t get phone calls. Anyway, my rant today is because TextNow took things to a new low. Today my bill is due and they SHUT ME OFF on the day it’s due. AND it’s a Saturday, so I can’t transfer money from my savings account into my (bill paying) account until Monday. I take complete ownership for not remembering about transferring sooner. Thanksgiving was just 2 days ago and I lost all sense of time in the planning. But to give NO notice is going too far. Since I drive for Uber, I cannot work or earn money either until Monday as well and I’M FURIOUS!!! They are screwing with my livelihood. So PLEASE reconsider your choice to use this service. Don’t be dumb like me. Find another way. Or someday you’ll be writing a scathing review too.
Amazing but...
by Kaitlyn 👁👄👁 on 2020/06/09 16:25
I live for this app! Occasionally, you can use the number for other apps as well! I personally like using this number that I have on here for apps instead of my personal one. But for all good things there comes a bad. Random people have gotten a hold of my number and started calling me at random times. They will literally non-stop text and call me sometimes. I have no clue how they’ve gotten my phone number. But besides the random people texting you time to time, if you have the patience to deal with it like me, I definitely recommend this app. If the people do contact you, just report and block. Thank you for reading my review! If you’re considering getting this app, I think you definitely should. Note that not all the numbers you get on this app will work for other apps, I learned that when I made another number :)
Glitchy
by OGBobUSA on 2020/05/18 01:57
I have been having issues for months now, it would freeze or crash on my iPad mini 4 with the newest version of iOS and the last couple weeks have been horrible! Not getting important texts, or phone calls. It was like my ringer was off, it wasn’t! Once I opened the app it would say 4 Missed Calls, and it never rang! I tested it with a friends phone and called my apps number, it rang on his end but not on my end. After uninstalling and reinstalling the app, restarting before reinstalling, it has gone from being pretty reliable to wondering if I’ll be getting my phone calls! It went from a 4 star App to a 2 star app, and WoW, did I mention adds? Come on Text Now, Do we need adds flashing and popping up? No wonder the App keeps closing when I go to open it, the app is trying to run adds before loading messages! To much running makes apps crash!, UPDATE MAY 17th 2020, I’m still not getting notifications of incoming calls, my Alert goes off for a second and stops. Then a friend called and said somebody answered but wasn’t me. How’s this possible?? I’m not happy with this. Why is this happening? Who’s answering my calls when I’m not?
Calling won’t work, can’t receive texts
by Peep 🐥 on 2019/01/21 16:17
So I have been using TextNow for a LONG time, and I can say it is one of the best messaging apps I have ever used, I can use it for friends who don’t have their number registered with iMessage. But I have to point out a few things wrong: when I try to start or receive a call, either the caller can hear me and I cannot hear them, or the other way around. I would like to have this fixed because calls can be very important and it is quite annoying. Next thing, sometimes I can’t receive texts. If I was having a conversation with someone, I have to leave their chat and go to the main ‘home’ screen of TextNow, and wait for them to send a message or for it to come in. It does not happen all the time but I would like to be able to not have to refresh the page etc, to receive messages. I hope this review was understandable and I tried my best to be clear with the issues I am having. Thank you for listening.
Okay
by autumn mongan on 2020/06/09 04:48
I do love this app I use it all the time but sometimes when I press the hang up button it is really slow and glitchy and when I go to the app it will shut me out of it when I’m only in the app for 3 seconds but again I use this app all the time but I also get a lot of random numbers call and text me and it does get super annoying but I love this app so so so much I use it so much and it’s just really slow and glitchy but I mean it is what it is also this app is very very slow and glitchy when I go on the app it will take a while for it to actually load even when I full bars of WiFi’s and everything I think maybe it’s just really slow and I noticed if I get more than 13 phone numbers it will delete my most recent person I texted and if I don’t use my app for a 3 days it will log me out and say I need to get a new number I have spent so much time on this app and it’s not that good of quality I hop you guys the best to try and fix it and this app would be the bomb but as of right now it’s not such a great app🥰!
It’s Free... But At A Cost
by RMVG03 on 2020/04/23 09:07
I’ll start by saying free service is free service. I couldn’t be more grateful to have unlimited calling and texting via cellular and not just WiFi. All of my 3 stars go to this and this alone because that’s where the good stops. The ads are annoying but sure, but that’s what you get with free service so I won’t complain to much. Reception is mediocre at best but again... free. However, the app itself is VERY LAGGY. Half of the time, I don’t even get notified of a phone call, even when hooked up to WiFi and it cannot be blamed on poor service. I’ve had entire conversations poof into thin air without me manually deleting them, only to find out later that I had missed a new message or call from said person because of the conversation being magically deleted. At the end of the day, TextNow needs to get their act together and provide us a well functioning app. If it doesn’t improve in the future, I’ll have to look elsewhere and I’m sure others will as well.
Buyer beware
by bigbsvo on 2019/08/07 00:10
If you buy the app like I did to avoid the advertisements you can expect the advertising to continue. I did the free version for a while and thought if I buy it then I won’t have to see the adds again, boy was I wrong. The adds never went away, the only thing that went away was my money from my bank. The app is also slow as heck, it is slow when you send photos, it is slow when you type messages, it’s just slow slow slow. The pros to having the app, I downloaded it on my desktop computer, I can type on a keyboard, I use it for business to text customers about their auto repair, and they think it’s my cellphone and I get to tell them “I’m sorry but I use a texting app to text from my office computer”. This way they don’t get my personal cell number. So, pros and cons, everything has them. But to pay for an ad free app and they still are there makes me not happy. So keep your money and use the free version, there is no difference.
Best phone App available!!
by CherriSweet on 2020/07/18 16:35
Besides text now completely deleting and banning one of my phone numbers which are used for over a year just up and deleting it besides that incident since I’ve gotten another account and this new phone number everything is smoothly again this is the absolute best texting phone app if you want to text and keep keep in communication with people without giving them your actual real phone number. You do not need credit so I have to pay for anything the ads are a little annoying and I did pay for them to be gone completely with my old account but like I said it got completely deleted out of nowhere by text now and so didThe ad free thing I had paid for and now they want you to pay monthly instead of a one time fee forget that
Works great but one weird issue....
by ccbear17 on 2020/01/28 02:17
I love TextNow! I have used it for years and it has had its share of bugs and glitches but they always get updated and fixed in the end! I will continue to use the app but I have experienced a few “Call Interferences” that kind of freak me out when they happen. It’s only happened about 3 times and I cannot find anything online about anyone else who is experiencing this issue but basically what happens is - I’ll be on the phone with my boyfriend or someone else and everything is just fine but then all of the sudden the call gets really staticy and a separate voice from ours enters the call as if we just called them and their answering their phone! At first I thought my boyfriend was messing with me but I have had this experience while talking to other people as well! When I respond to the voice they can’t hear us but I know I’m not crazy because the person I am talking to hears it to. Please look into this.
Quick and easy to deal with
by JAM_118 on 2019/08/24 18:59
I’ve been using this app for a couple of months now, and I feel very happy with the results it’s a wonderful tool when you have a small business or you just need a different phone number. The only thing I didn’t like is that apparently the person who had my current number before had a lot of debt, so it took me a while to get rid of all those unwanted calls from Debt collectors that I was getting on daily bases at all times. Other than that I’m very happy with the service, I’m still learning about it, for ex. Now I know that pictures or videos that I received by text are only there temporarily also I know that in order to don’t lose your number you need to upgrade to premium to lock your number or use the service because your number can be revoke due to inactivity. Other than that you service is good, props to the team of TextNow.
Awesome service
by Sherribug on 2019/02/06 02:57
Thank you for this free service I for one certainly do appreciate this when my actual paid phone service is on “vacation “ I live in country and service out here is nearly impossible to have but thankfully for extra security of phone service and WiFi this app has not failed me even ONCE voice is actually clearer than paid service I’m currently using due to contract so when expensive contract phone I currently have is up I certainly will be using paid for part of this Text Now app for my future phone service Great service for people struggling with so most costs and free phone and text app is so needed and is blessing for many so again thanks for this free service that makes it possible for so many that can’t afford it otherwise See you soon as paid customer
5 stars
by happytextnow on 2020/01/17 11:16
Hey there if you haven’t already discovered text now it’s time you did. It’s easy to use you get to pick the number you want and you can earn points to use towards international calls. Yeah it’s even got great stickers for just another anything you text about great emojis and you can even use your favorite gifs to. Use your contacts and block those annoying telemarking calls. There are adds but they are worth it with the great service that you get for free text and talk. Don’t forget you can always add on for actual service with text and talk for low low price if it’s just 1 month 3 months or even a year it’s easy to join easy to use and get help when ever you need to I recommend text and TextNow all the time right now. It definitely deserves 5 stars. Thanks TextNow!!
Good service, no local numbers
by RobertoC-73 on 2020/08/10 02:16
That’s TextNow in a nutshell. You get free calling and texting, and it’s hard to beat the price of free. Then again if you do want to beat the price of free, you can subscribe to AdFree+ and get more features while ditching the ads. Customer service has been okay in the three weeks I’ve had the service. Only one con I can find, and it isn’t the audio quality. Yes I wish call audio was better but considering TextNow built the service so it works even on throttle cellular data connections, I made my peace with the audio quality. The big problem with TextNow is that you’ll have a hard time finding a local number. Getting a number from Nevada when you live in Washington doesn’t sound that bad, unless you’re job hunting and companies hesitate to call you to avoid long distance charges on their landline office phones.
“I can’t hear you, you’re breaking up “
by AverageConsumer2020 on 2020/01/07 20:49
When I use this app there is either always a long delay or we cannot hear each other. Before I went premium the app seemed to work ok for the first few days. After I went premium it became horrible. The best I can hope for is maybe 2 to 3 minutes before everything begins to crash. It is extremely frustrating when you pay for something and it fails to work right. I have not had a single call since I went premium that performed properly. There is alway a delay, I can’t hear you, you can’t hear me, or perhaps we can’t hear each other. Any fix or reply would be nice. Why there is an overall 5 star rating I don’t know. But I would like to receive that 5 star service but I am getting zero star service.
Stellar service
by SalleenMustang on 2020/02/17 21:28
Overall the quality over WiFi is amazing! I was pleasantly surprised by how clear and easy to hear the calls were. The service was easy to set up, understand, and use! I am not the most tech Dav savvy person and I was able to set up and use the text now without help from my teenagers! That says a lot about the Intuitive nature of the app. The only thing I would update would be changing a phone number on a person. I had used the service daily and they still changed my number saying I hadn’t used it in a month! I loved that because I seed my phone with the address book in it the app automatically transferred my phone numbers into the text now apps phone app so could use the numbers immediately!
Complete TRAIN WRECK
by TERRORISM911 on 2019/04/23 20:56
I’ve had this app for seven months. At first it worked fine with no issues whatsoever, but after the first couple months my calls started disconnecting consistently. After checking the call history log I realized that it was exactly at five minutes. Sure enough, after conducting an online search it stated that the calls were limited to five minutes if you were considered to be a “have a user” (whatever that’s supposed to mean). So they allow you to use the “free” app, but they limit you. Several months have gone by and the app performance is deteriorating to the point where I literally don’t want to use it at all anymore. Calls are dropping constantly. Static on the line. People that I’m speaking with are constantly complaining that they can’t hear me. I wouldn’t recommend this app to anyone. I’ve switched to another free app and it works perfectly with no issues whatsoever. This app is absolutely a disaster. If I could give it -5 stars I would.
Quite good
by parade72 on 2020/06/11 00:05
I’ve just had it for a couple weeks and have not used it that much, but have had no issues making calls, receiving calls, sending/receiving texts, or voicemail. I like the purple color of the texts. Ads are a bit intrusive. I’ve got other VoIP numbers but it’s a great idea to have multiple services for backup, different uses, or for troubleshooting if one of them doesn’t work. The iPhone purchase prices section in the App Store is unfortunately totally unclear. Multiple duplicates but with different prices, descriptions cut off, and no mention of how long each subscription lasts, if they are actually subscriptions. I would be willing to pay something to get rid of ads but can’t consider it for now since I don’t know what any of the options are. I can’t use it as my primary number for now because it’s missing a couple key features - it’s own contacts and end to end encryption, even if only for other TextNow users. I have a huge number of contacts that I’m not in touch with anymore and am not giving my TextNow number to, so I don’t want to import my phone contacts. Would also be nice to have a $1/month plan just to prevent your number from being reassigned without activity, but keeping ads.
Deletes messages
by RajSarafInCA on 2020/05/30 03:50
I am a premium subscriber paying yearly subscription. It has had worked in acceptable manner for me. I could not say great, because their system was deleting all the images, received or sent, just after few days. Now, for few days, all of a sudden, they have started deleting ALL the messages. The messages I sent/received until last night, all are GONE. There is no way to see what text did I receive yesterday or what text I sent to anybody, neither on their web application no the desktop application. Very disappointed. Now I have to cancel & sign up with another texting app. As to my subscription, I have used less than 6 months & the cost of remaining term will be just waste of money. I hope somebody at the company sees my review & makes an attempt to correct it. If that happens, I will make sure to update here change my review back to 5-star. Update: Oh wow! Amazing. I am extremely impressed that the developer heard me, resolved the issue & responded me. Now that is called *service*, outstanding service. Although messages have been restored; photos, images, etc. would still not show up. Please see if that can be fixed as well.
5 years and still going strong!
by Deneenmonia on 2018/12/04 20:18
When I needed to cut down on my expenses I chose to use an app that gave me what I needed from my phone minus the monthly cost. I downloaded the TextNow app and have been using it ever since. I have had the same number for the entire time and have transferred it to several different phones since 2013. I’m typing this on my Apple X. If you don’t mind receiving calls and text messages only when you’re in WiFi you’re good to go. It works very well with Optimum cable because of all the WiFi Hot Spots. You can make and receive calls and texts on the go. If I ever want to get a phone plan, TextNow also has the lowest plans that I know. I highly recommend this app.
4 stars
by madeleine_car on 2020/07/04 01:21
So I had this one problem but the rest of it is wonderful! So my problem is is that I had more than 3 unknown numbers that kept on texting me about a dating app and sex requests. I did not enjoy getting those texts cause they are straight up annoying. Not only that I would get one of those numbers at least once a week. I hope they have changed that but I am not going on there again until I have seen that this has been changed.( I had the app a year ago and deleted it last year and haven’t gotten it since). All of that aside what’s fun is that when I had it you got to change your message color and you got to pick a background for each chat you have so if you were texting your parents you could have your parents photo in the background.
Wish Apple at least take control of this and stop allowing this kind of apps here
by cubahabana on 2020/03/15 16:02
All this apps should be controlled or make the price higher for every single number and every time that people change the number or simple not allowed and delete all of them from the App Store and from google play they just bringing problems and making people change the phone number because this is the new game for those that doesn’t have anything to do and start bothering the others and trying to get info to rob you and they never stop playing on and on and on just because is very simple to change the phone number when you block them !!! They just make a new account fake names new emails just to rob people info and bother everybody those apps should be Disappear am sorry for the developers but this is the reality today this just bringing people the opportunity to bother the innocent people that never before think about to do anything similar to it
Y'all really need to fix the iPad app version as well as some Apple Watch issues
by 84BROCK48 on 2019/01/29 23:01
The iPhone version is fine. The IPad one has trouble sending texts from the notifications. Sometimes ill type a message on my iPad only to find out that it never sent and my message is gone. That is annoying. Also i have my iPad in landscape basically all the time and when i open the app, its all messed up. I need to turn my iPad to portrait mode and back to landscape mode for the app to correct its self. This is annoying. ALSO i cant reply very well to messages on my Apple Watch. Sometimes ill compose a message and click send and forget about it. Only to find out that my message was never sent. Please fix this. I like this app on my iPhone but its not the greatest experience on the iPad or Apple Watch. I use an IPad 4 on iOS 10.3.3 if you must know. Thanks Devs!!
No Sound for incoming calls??
by Aces097 on 2019/11/30 00:50
The app itself is laid out very well and very simple to use. I don’t see any settings for sounds for incoming calls at all. So when someone calls you you don’t even hear the phone you only get a tiny notification beep when you call first comes through and then after the person hangs up you hear a little tone but no ringing in between which is annoying. So naturally 9 times out of 10 you miss a call. Is there a way to fix this? I’ve tried to go through the sounds and the iPhone settings and notifications and there is no option within the app either on the sounds for their notifications for messages. Help? I’ll rare this at 3 stars because I like it but it would be higher had it have the option for someone to hear a telephone call come through..
Fix the group chats!!
by Real_Rebeca on 2020/06/25 18:26
This is a great app, but I have a few problems with the group chats. First of all, I wish it would show the names of the people who wrote something instead of just the numbers. Also, it’ll just start a new random group chat. For example, I made a group chat and when my mom wrote something it made a new group chat but it just showed up as one on her phone. Can you please fix that? Other than that, it works great and o love the idea Edit: the group chats are starting to stress me out. The names are now there (thank you) but whenever someone sends a text, a new groupchat gets made on my end. I also get a lot of texts later and out of order and it’s starting to get annoying to have to ask for screenshots of the chat. I’ve used this app for over a year because of the free phone number, but please! Updates!
Loading problems
by annabellejada on 2019/06/22 02:16
Helpful, but takes a really long time to load and is not helpful with tapping into the adds. Why does it take such a long time to load? I have full bars and it still takes over 2 minutes to load onto the first screen. Then it takes 1-5 minutes to load the messages. Sometimes I just want to delete the app and try a different one for this reason. It does crash A LOT. It switches the keyboard to an add so you can't continue typing. It takes a long time to send messages and if it doesn't sent because of no coverage then when you try to resend it it sends it like 15 times. The calling is really bad. Bad connection. Really glitchy. Crashes mid call. Please update notifications on lock screen when calling. I only get "misses call from _____" after someone calls me. I call them back and then it loads and says " ____ is trying to reach you"
Read The Terms! Stores, Shares, Sells Your Data!
by JLMusic7 on 2019/06/24 03:13
Every single text, image, video, or any other attachment is scanned by TextNow. Now idk if it's AI or an actual person monitoring your device, but regardless, it's extremely sketchy business and completely invades the users privacy. Many other communications and public forum platform apps do the same. I'd highly recommend reading the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies on the apps you allow on your phone! Every secret you text, every nude photo you've sent, sites you visit, and anything in between, is NOT protected or private by any means and will likely be used against you when the Social Credit System(China already implemented) rolls out in the USA. Apps like Facebook have already started the process, prescribing what political views it's users are allowed to share and talk about. The purpose of such a system is to control our behavior and penalize those stepping out of line, plain and simple. Worried? You should be...
Easy and great app
by n0ne ya beswax on 2020/04/14 05:35
Honestly this is the best app to use if you don’t have a phone number. I have a iPad which means I can’t call on it and giving my friends my email took to long and I found this app and it has been a life saver, recently I gotta phone but I still use this app as a backup phone number. The only problem I have is it resetting every month if you don’t text someone or calling them cuz sometimes I don’t have time to do that once a month as I am busy with work (even tho I’m a child, my parents own a lot of business that I have to work in to pay my phone bill and other stuff) but overall the app is really easy to use and I recommend it
it’s not working :/
by sarae morales on 2018/11/17 00:40
since my dad is very strict i have to use free texting apps cause i need to buy my own service. and i’ve been using this app for a while now and i’ve grown to love it. i never had problems with it till now. for some reason, it said that i had no wifi connection but i do, to check i even googled something. my wifi is working but the app isn’t. so i deleted the app to refresh it and i was meant to log back in but it’s not letting me log back in. so, since i thought i put the wrong information i’m trying to make a new account but it says i can’t create a new account because i don’t have wifi BUT I DO! i checked MULTIPLE times. i’m just really frustrated and it would be helpful if i can reset my original account to change the password. but ITS NOT WORKING EITHER! please, fix this.
Greatest Texting and Calling App Ever to Exist
by Caterpillar Toe on 2019/12/07 06:47
This app couldn’t get any better they have a wonderful tech team that keeps everything up to date and simple to use. I think everyone who has had issues with their own texting or calling on their phone know that this app is a life saver/game changer, best text/call app hands down. Depend on TextNow when your phone shatters but you still need to make contact with friends or loved ones. You download on your tablet or an old phone with no service, simply connect to your WiFi and your set to text. Thank you TextNow for all you do! Ive been using your app for 5 years or more and love it to this day thank you again!
Great app
by Uses Google Drive on 2018/12/10 03:25
Did not ask me for a review and neither am I a person to review an app. This app exceeds expectations because I was not expecting it to be free Text Now actually promises a working local phone number and that's what you get tested it with my mates and it seemed to work just as any other working messages app would. Really like it keep up the awesome app. Oh and out to offers windows version which is very nice for me a windows and apple user. I just wish you could use the same number that you use for iMessages to keep it consistent with your contacts and not have to buy them telling them you got a new number. Thanks TextNow really like it keep it up.
The last update really helped issues
by Becky*Sue1982 on 2019/04/10 11:07
If you gave up on this app before, try it again! It’s much improved...from what I can tell, this last update corrected issues with keeping the phone call connected and sound cutting out issues that used to exist with this app, seems like it has corrected some of the texting crash problems as well. I also love the fact that TextNow is now found on my iPhone sharing menu, but when you share a picture or a screenshot to TextNow, the photo does not go through, just the text. That’s the only issue I have so far after the update, which was two days ago and I haven’t had the issues again, so I’ll just say thank you guys very much and keep up the good work!
Answer to a prayer
by misfit_dani on 2020/06/11 11:01
Been using the app for a few months now as a primary number. The app is wonderful! I can text and make calls with out any issues. Calls are clear and I don’t have any issues with disconnection. I was using other social media apps to call and keep contact with people and I was fed up. My husband seen an add for TextNow and at first we were questioning the whole thing thinking there’s no way it could work! Well sure enough it works beautifully! Only problem I do have with the app it’s self is when others try to call my phone will ring once or twice then it will automatically go to voicemail. Gotta answer calls fast! Other than that highly recommend this app for anyone!
Spits on Loyal Customers
by helihsvah on 2020/07/08 17:54
Thank you for useless phone service, awful customer service, and a lack of any sort of help! Planning on switching to another provider. I bought a new phone from you guys and haven’t been able to get it working correctly and it has almost been a month, thank you for nothing. It sounds harsh, but I have tried multiple times to get the issue resolved, each time to no avail. I worked over 80 hours a week last week and you can’t even give me 30 minutes to fix my problem. You were very fast to take my payment last month and for the rest of this month (Even though I haven’t received phone service for that time period). Thanks again for wasting my time and stealing $80! I had used this service for over a year as a continuous and recurring customer. Keep spitting on your customers and no one will be left to butter your bread.
Not bad
by screwratings on 2019/01/22 07:02
TextNow, for me, a long time user (2+yrs) has proven to be a very convenient, solid application. It’s free people. Quite frankly, being 50yrs old, I know my way around a telephone. Got my first cell phone in 1995 - the IBM Simon- an extremely expensive, full on brick phone. Since then, having plowed thru contracts & services spanning thru the entire range of price points, and having been stroked, and/or bent over by pretty much every carrier out there, trust me in this. There aren’t any 5 star month to month cell phone services FOR FREE. The big BUTTTT is... But there is one service that is as good as it’s ever going to get - remember we’re specifically talking for free here ok, to be abundantly clear. And yes, your here - TextNow is it. Period. Thank you, people who make TextNow possible!
Stopped working and there is no support!!
by ALEGODDESS on 2019/09/23 12:52
Please be advise before using this App and share your new phone number to your friends or customers that in a certain moment it will stop working. I only use this number for texting my customers and all the sudden two weeks ago the messages stop exiting, so my customers start to complain and the textnow app was indicating that the text was sent. So I look for help and there is no help, the web is totally impersonal and no contact can be done, phone number is answered by a machine that obviously says that if you have a problem visit support, and support is only designed for using issues not for errors and disfunction as ours, so there is no support!! No chat, no email, nothing, I will not put my money in this text app, because simple they do not exist if problem arises.
What do people expect?
by Rtwice93555 on 2019/03/03 08:39
I see a lot of whiny complaints from people who spend $1000+ on an iPhoneX, then complain about a free app that allows them to call or text. Seriously? Hey, what do they expect. Any app which allows you to communicate for free is chock full of glitches; SnapChat, FB Messenger, Instagram, and Kik have their share of glitches. You want problem free communication? Use the carrier service you pay for...duh I like this app for when my kids get in trouble and my wife takes away their phone. I give them one of my old phones to use that only have wifi and have them use this app to talk to their friends. Someone has to be the fun parent, right?
Great free phone app 💜
by LadiiTway on 2020/06/23 17:42
I’ve been using text now for 7 plus years and I really enjoy their service. When you can’t pay your phone bill but have WiFi at home or out in public you can use their free numbers. Now they offer free service! You can byop then but their SIM card and have free service with WiFi but you can’t use the internet but they have that option too. I just use is for a back up phone or for dating so I don’t have to give my number out to creepy people. Overall good phone app. Yes the app has ads but what do expect for a FREE PHONE app? Deal with it or pay your phone bill and never worry about the ads 😅
Simple privacy
by Jenn Covina on 2020/06/24 04:21
An easy way to have some privacy with a phone number. It’s nice to be able to text or call with a number that I don’t normally use. I can change it later, and having a disposable number can be useful if I am concerned about who I am calling or texting. I used this when I needed to contact clients who had limited options for contacting them, but who I didn’t want to have my personal number. I have run into problems when I had to change the number and the app consistently had errors when picking a new number. However, uninstalling the app and reinstalling it fixed that.
It’s a choosy one (app)
by Dikkilikki50🌲 on 2019/03/04 04:05
I usually only use it for hookups and the reason being is because I’m not always quite fond of guys having my real number but since I lost my google voice number I seem to run into instances to where when ever the (needs) need to meet, it’s some type of complication with the initial phone call or freezing up when the time comes to connect. It reminds me slightly of Grindr, with how every guy thats sexually comparable, that’s around you with an account, cannot be seen but everyone that’s not, is taking up all the space on the grid. Feeling discouraged being a top looking at a grid full of other tops: all because you didn’t pay for a premium membership. All in all.... text now is alright and thot worthy 😈😎
Great Free App for my Son
by Jamie&Taylor's Mom on 2020/06/07 21:05
My son is 8 and has really loves being able to call and text his sister and grand parents. Frankly, I am glad they can all communicate without having to go through me so much. Question: I saw a review where I will have to pay $2.99 a month for him to keep the same #? Is this correct? I haven’t read or seen where his # has changed or that he needed to get a new #..??.. Also would BE GREAT if you could ADD VIDEO CHAT as well. Most other apps already have it. Hope to hear back. Otherwise Great Free App for my son who doesn’t have a service plan on my old iPhone he uses with WiFi for games (now texting & calling too)!!
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