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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
Why
by Escaper225 on 2021/02/23 09:53
Why do you block TextNow accounts it’s mean less why stop blocking I know you will get me blocked but am telling you to stop
👎🏻
by LenaRose22 on 2021/02/23 05:17
Doesn’t let me answer when I’m getting a call if it comes through and most of the time it doesn’t even let the calls come in it just shows me minutes later that I have a missed call or voicemail when it never even rang.
texting problems
by Morgan Cason on 2021/02/23 03:32
i was supposed to get a text from someone on the app and geuss what i didn’t get it plz fix.
Pretty good
by Thermostat404* on 2021/02/23 01:25
Overall, the app is good. I don't think a number was necessary to sign up, which I appreciate. Syncing between desktop and app is spotty (though, it maybe purposeful), seems to load last active conversation. This is alright but, could be improved in the future I'd love app wide darkmode! Would like to see date on a message I click on, not just time (sometimes date is way far up). So far no spam.
Nice boyyyyy
by SAVAYAH'S REVIEW on 2021/02/22 23:43
Text now is awesome I love talking to sexy sugar daddies on a fake number☺️😉
Review
by Will of the All Supreme on 2021/02/22 14:26
Thus far it is revealing & new to me. However it’s a joy to have also.
The best texting app ever
by fgdhsjaks on 2021/02/22 00:18
I love text now but there is one problem there is too many ads and you can’t take them off and less you want to pay money that’s the only problem on there everything else is awesome
I love it
by ayhoola on 2021/02/21 23:05
Awesome
What’s wrong?
by siberian rusty on 2021/02/21 22:24
Until last week my iPhone seven plus can’t log into TextNow anymore saying error in connection each time I try. What’s wrong?
very expensive to Turkey mobile numbers
by miamiwise- on 2021/02/21 18:04
very expensive to Turkey mobile numbers. with Rebtel i call 15 cents per minute but with this it costs me almost 40 cents perminute..
Area code issue
by Katelin Pennington on 2021/02/21 09:43
I have spent 30 minutes just trying to make my account but can’t because every single area code I’ve typed in isn’t available. I’ve typed in SO MANY at random too and none of them are available. It just keeps saying “This number is no longer available. The list has been refreshed so you can make another selection.” I can’t even use the app cause when I open it this pops up immediately and no area codes work. None.
Not happy
by bayb19777778 on 2021/02/21 08:55
The last update turned my app blank. Unfortunately I can’t remember my email and this is the only way for me to regain access. So I see people are messaging me but I can not see what it says. There isn’t a way to talk to anyone live thus everything is via text. I ask if they could send me a message to verify my account I was told no. I asked if I could verify the phone by my device id I was told no. I could verify 3 numbers that have texted me on the number. There should be more than one way to verify your account. Or an easier way to regain access to your account and speaking to a person would be nice. There are very important messages on the number. You collect my Device ID, my location and have the ability to conduct a diagnostic test on the app crashing. You could choose to use this data to help individuals whom forgot their email address or mistyped their email address to retrieve their account (even if there was a small fee) Please do more to assist other than have me validated an email address that I could have mistyped. Please
App gone
by whathappy@ textnow on 2021/02/21 05:49
Can not open after update the App
Unbelievable
by Zigzagman86' on 2021/02/21 00:06
I have been using TextNow app for 5 years now. I have saved over $3,000!
Horrible free phone provider !
by akeene512 on 2021/02/20 23:48
I used text now for a while, it kept dropping my calls, I’d have 5-10 mins of talk and 2 mins In a call it would drop it and say I had 0 mins left. It was rare for my texts to actually get sent out (I have very strong internet connection so internet wasn’t the issue) I use Text Free. Doesn’t drop calls, sends all my texts without issue.
Good
by BRUCE GÑF on 2021/02/20 22:06
Good and better ever
Suzy.jaber
by susu jaber on 2021/02/20 22:04
I love it
Error
by wire funz on 2021/02/20 20:43
Why is my TextNow not signing up please guys It’s just rolling and it won’t sign to get a new number what’s going on
Unable to login for a while now
by kinggmarnie on 2021/02/20 20:00
I’m going to give you guys jus a star, I’ve been unable to login my account, it keeps saying check internet connection
doesn’t work for verification code
by 8192992929jjk on 2021/02/20 04:41
My code when verifying thing doesn’t get sent
Don’t even bother with other apps...
by justpreachin' on 2021/02/20 01:55
You seriously can’t go wrong with using TextNow. Try this app and then try every other texting app in the store that exists and you’ll realize they are all God awful. Especially TextMe. Like wow... anyways if you want a good app for texting over WiFi this is your only option because the rest are just worthless and a waste of space in the AppStore and PlayStore themselves. All you need is this.
It doesn’t work for WhatsApp and no support
by Daniel S Passos on 2021/02/20 01:32
I’ve tried to use it for WhatsApp and it doesn’t work. I tried to contact the support, but it seems nobody cares. I got no emails reply, chat is only robots, they just want to charge you. The message on WhatsApp is “it’s not a valid us mobile number.” PLUS, all the previously complains are valid, you have to log in all the time, etc... waste of money and time, i wish i could get my money back.
Very satisfied
by freddymercurysaids on 2021/02/20 00:45
I don’t enjoy spending money at all lol so I can give this app five stars for that reason alone. Good quality calls and did I mention foh free!!?
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by vinkle= canceled on 2021/02/19 23:31
This app is so weird. Everytime somebody calls me i block them and make a account and they figure iut how to find my number again, im totally creeped out wnd i feel like im being tracked down. I hate this app its scaring me
Pretty good for pranks
by Geoegia Marie GF 22 on 2021/02/19 21:47
It’s a good app and it’s good for pranks on friends too also it’s good for when there is a creepy person asking for ur number and you don’t want to give your real number to then
Burner Number
by Courtney Chanelle H.S. on 2021/02/19 20:49
So, long story short, I got blocked by someone, but I had more to say so I started looking into text/phone service apps. This one by far has exceeded my expectations and any other app I have downloaded that claims to give the same service! This app is now a fixture on my phone forever to come lol I ado wonder if I block a number on my phone can I still text them through this app and them actually receive it without them being able to reply back 🤔 A question I may never get the answer to lol
Horrible company
by bl36ch on 2021/02/19 16:56
This service is underwhelming used for people to make spam/scam texts and calls. The company will not do anything about it because it seriously inflated their usage numbers. Please stop supporting this company and all these other free text and call services until they do something about it. Saying you work with law enforcement is all fine. But you do not do anything proactive. If you do not get physical harm or death threats from the people constantly calling or messaging you the police just say to change your number. Your platform and others enable people to get new numbers in an instant to continue spam and harassment. So do something real and figure out a way to deal with it.
Fix this please
by Jaydan043 on 2021/02/19 11:35
Hello I would really like you to fix this The 1st and 2nd day it worked fine but then for some reason it won’t ring when I call and the person I try to call doesn’t get the call 1st and 2nd day I could call perfectly but now I can’t call anymore it Please fix this
I cant login TextNow on my iPhone
by Oluwafresh on 2021/02/19 09:59
Why can’t i log in or sign up textnow on my iphone
Ohhhhhhh yeah
by GwM OMi GanG on 2021/02/19 04:30
Heyyo TextNow team y’all doing a great job I Lo yo app so much ❤️it’s very fast help save money and a whole lotta positive feedback 💯💯
Great App
by artty509 on 2021/02/19 01:54
Great App to have
It not working
by jsushekeidudd on 2021/02/18 21:49
They can not send no messages no more like I put my number and it does not work
Gilbert jr thanks u made it ez for free talk & text
by G'1 on 2021/02/18 21:01
Have on home and work numbers thank u . TextNow.
DO NOT USE THIS APP!!!
by 62183 on 2021/02/18 17:14
It doesn’t work consistently. It loses messages. I tried to delete the app and re-download to see if it would reset and get the messages coming in that were supposed to. This did not work because then it pulled up like I was starting a whole new account. If you are someone who depends on this app to message people please find a different one.
Doesn’t Work
by Yairemary on 2021/02/18 15:17
This app may work to pranktext friends but it’s not useful. I wanna use it as a number to link to my backup socials, but to link the number then I need to receive the verification codes sent to the number, but I don’t receive them. I only get shown conversations I start with my contacts, not the real inbox.
Can’t Send Texts Again
by roycemeixner on 2021/02/18 08:13
TexrNow has been a good app that I have used for 2 years now but it recently developed a problem 3 days ago. Now it says sent but the receiver doesn’t see any messages.kindly fix this , thanks .
Can’t receive the verification code
by Uouuuppo on 2021/02/18 04:32
I can receive the message, but why I can’t receive the verification code
Just Signed Up And Hate This App!
by ChocoApples on 2021/02/17 23:04
I just signed up and logged out. I entered the same password, and it said that either my account was wrong or my password. I’ve reset it multiple times and made sure that the password matched. Still isn’t working! Never downloading this again!
I like text now
by clara mia on 2021/02/17 22:06
Yup
I LOVE YOU BABY
by Khan006 on 2021/02/17 22:02
IIBLOVE on your hand . All you need wifi or internet!!!!!!!!YOU BABY
Bad
by J-Kruger on 2021/02/17 20:50
Your app is rubbish I’ve been using it before and it’s active until it’s start Malfunctioning I can only receive texts .... I can’t send our texts anymore My business partners don’t get It’s frustrating
Log in trouble
by jouynbyg on 2021/02/17 17:08
It’s not letting me log in please fix!
Texting now
by sharleenpuebla on 2021/02/17 15:26
Not working
Awesome
by Hershey080704 on 2021/02/17 15:21
I love this app so much!
MF
by yudkaf on 2021/02/17 13:08
Some one stole my phone and they have my number my email wasn’t verified can I get my number back
Doesn’t work
by Kakeguri loo on 2021/02/17 09:35
I have been trying to sign up but I will not let me sign up I tried using my Apple ID,google account,Email and NOTHING works I have been trying for HOURS now.Please fix this bug issue!!.
Latest version is horrible
by vgdhfhvmbddh on 2021/02/17 08:56
So I’ve been using this app for a little over a year as I’ve been living outside the US. It’s worked as advertised, however, In the past two weeks the phone call portion of the app no longer works. There’s no audio if I call or if someone calls me. I looked at all the help files, the help is exactly what you would guess for being a free app...horrible. I finally manage to find a way to send in a help ticket via their website, but the response I got back was...based up consumer feedback, we are no longer supporting contacting use via email. Done multiple deletions, resets, and reinstalls to no avail. I’m done and am moving to another voip phone app.
Nicely designed
by TYCOON DA HUSTLA on 2021/02/17 03:10
Nice works great
My text is not going through
by mckcos on 2021/02/17 01:55
Hi have been receiving text from other number but my text are not going through they don’t receive my text
Fix it
by chrisrossi621 on 2021/02/16 23:41
I cant even create a account. Now it tells me i have one and i cant even get into it
Account closed without valid reason
by Dreday7800 on 2021/02/16 19:48
Used this app to text my cousin, and somehow I was flagged for violating the ToS. It was nothing vulgar, or out of the ordinary, and we’ve texted through the app before. There’s no way to dispute it or ask for help, so I deleted the app. Oh well. Update: After being told to contact the support email, I was told the read the terms of service and that nothing could be done, so a complete waste of my time, and I just switched to another app. Avoid having your time wasted to and go with anything but this app
Service
by Treborikswoknel on 2021/02/16 19:21
Amazing service and reliability . Best number I have ever owned
Complain
by Pino5655 on 2021/02/16 19:16
Just this app for so long but recently my messages aren’t going through because the recipient complained they never got them. How can I fix this?
Ok but..
by Monstw77 on 2021/02/16 18:04
So the app is great for like a for like a kid with a phone with no data because he has to have wifi and It’s free with ads. But the problem is, you don’t get texts or phone calls unless you always have the app open is the background but then that slows the speed of the phone and if you have an iPhone there’s no way to pin the app unlike on android. Other than that it’s a decent app
Keeps hanging up and pushing buttons
by screwfacebookandcensorshio on 2021/02/16 14:19
The best part about this app is that it is free. It keeps hanging up during calls, putting me on hold, and the ads that pop up also end the conversation sometimes. I was on hold for something important and it hung up on me several times. It also wouldn’t call 1 number in particular, which I KNOW I wasn’t blocked from, and hung up before it could even go through. Extremely aggravating, but at least it’s free and I can use it until I can pay my phone bill. Not to mention more than half the time it doesn’t even ring my phone, it just sends the calls to voicemail. It glitches a lot, but it’s free and works to an extent.
Text not delivered
by iamddrey on 2021/02/16 09:12
I’ve been texting on my number but my texts are not being delivered to the receiver... it pisses
No adfree experience in pro version.
by sazeev on 2021/02/16 08:26
Have to restore purchase everyday to remove adds. Whats the use of the going premium?
Suggestions
by taylor hover on 2021/02/16 03:18
I really love the app so much, it makes calls and messages so easy but will like to suggest an idea.. will love you guys to get a button were we can see the pictures or videos been sent to the recipient like how iMessage or WhatsApp is. I will be delighted to have those options in the next updates. Thanks for your service once again..
very appreciated
by Llllllllllllllllraine on 2021/02/16 01:14
the app is very convenient👍🏽
Sketchy business
by Busybusybiz on 2021/02/15 21:40
Horrible business. I was traveling and use the app to communicate with friends who were back in US and they FOR NO EXPLAINABLE REASON ERASED MY ACCOUNT
Great app free and available with Siri
by XBXBlaZe on 2021/02/15 17:24
Great
My message not showing on my friends phone
by Keith Jasmine on 2021/02/15 16:35
I have been using TextNow for the past 2 years now and it has been awesome until this morning I keep texting people and they don’t even get a message out of 10 text messages I hope this will stop me from using TextNow
Terrible app
by 𝙿𝚒𝚗𝚡𝚔𝚕𝚊𝚟 on 2021/02/15 12:50
I keep getting random calls from people
👎Text now 👎
by Mr.stamplogision on 2021/02/15 12:37
I did not like it because I would not get any of my messages and if you didn’t text, or call someone in 1 month your number goes away and you have to sign up again.
👎
by am_willcee on 2021/02/15 12:15
I can’t send messages!!🤦‍♂️
Difficulty logging in
by burkholder123456 on 2021/02/15 08:26
I can’t login my profile anymore, why’s that??
Me
by kevejeosnxhe on 2021/02/15 07:11
My phone calls doesn’t even pick up and drop
So freaking good
by gerganian on 2021/02/15 02:49
This app is so freaking good it work without WiFi and is fast
The calling could be fixed
by Rob571A on 2021/02/14 17:15
I enjoy this app very much, but the calls could be fixed. When I get a call from someone I have to put it on speaker so I can hear them, so it would be lovely if I didn’t have to do that anymore.
App won’t let me login
by liss788 on 2021/02/14 10:51
When I ever I login the app says error
Don’t ever log out!
by Zimzzzi on 2021/02/14 05:06
I was enjoying it till I logged and I cannot log in again.. so many informations to lose.. I fell crazy right now
Worst app ever🤮
by cookiesz21 on 2021/02/14 00:58
So i was Download it thinking this was a good app but it glitched a lot and it’s not a good app it the worst app! I was so happy to get it but it’s the worst app ever!! DONT GET IT!!
Agg
by SrKAllenR on 2021/02/13 20:55
Signed into my account THREE TIMES! Said Welcome Back and STILL did not apply sign up nor log in. It just remained in the home page directing me to sign up or log in. Deleted and reinstalled twice. Aggravated
Doesn’t always answer
by JohnDoe1800boy on 2021/02/13 19:45
Please fix the APP it doesn’t answer when I’m trying to receive calls !!!
I love it 🥰🥰
by Iyaraji on 2021/02/13 18:38
Textnow is the best I got all my family making use of it and we think you guys should bring us dark mood that will make the app More sweet-able for us to use please add Dark Mode
Works right
by RedRoarOrg on 2021/02/13 16:46
It works right and is very useful.
I like TextNow because,
by cluudea l on 2021/02/13 15:59
This is perfect for people that can’t afford a cellphone.
Fault
by Brenny Jnr on 2021/02/13 12:17
Why would you suddenly tell me I’ve violated the policy and let me an account of which I have important information I’ve been keep in the app ?
La mejor por siempre
by Neoboond on 2021/02/13 01:55
Muy buena
Warning
by beemstep on 2021/02/12 23:45
I signed up for this service to test it. They IMMEDIATELY sold my email address. Thanks for all of the spam!
This app is awful
by Nicki Babii on 2021/02/12 23:22
I’m deleting this app because it’s sending me nothing but spam. I got it for my business but I’m deleting today.
I got
by Champuhv on 2021/02/12 21:31
Igo
Please Add in a Dark Mode
by KazuhiraLA on 2021/02/12 20:22
Ive been using this app for years now, and I’m shocked at long its going and still no dark mode theme. The app works fantastic, just please consider adding one.
Best App
by nathanuelsama on 2021/02/12 20:04
Best free calling and texting app on the App Store
Stopped working
by Isaia a on 2021/02/12 20:00
Doesn't receive text messages at all and about half the time I answer a call it immediately hangs up. I restarted my phone uninstalled and reinstalled the app twice, it just stopped working.
Don’t call on it
by kaiboyMLG on 2021/02/12 19:42
Don’t calls on it
Not working anymore.
by niccajo95 on 2021/02/12 19:06
So the app was working perfectly fine. Now I can’t answer any calls. It’ll ring once and then disappear. Or when I see the call and answer it, it still disappears. I updated it and all but not sure why it’s doing this now.
I
by miss khvv on 2021/02/12 18:55
I keep getting random phone calls and idk what’s happening also scammers keep texting
Confirmation text message receipt issues
by Sidi86 on 2021/02/12 18:42
Great service overall however could you please solve issues related to not receiving confirmation text messages from services such as PayPal, banks and many others. It makes it so that you can’t use TextNow numbers with your accounts. Kind regards.
Crashes upon startup
by Blynnb40 on 2021/02/12 15:56
I am so sick of this app. It’s been crashed upon start up for weeks now. All I get is a white screen and then it fails. Have to open again and get the same thing over and over again before finally it works. Its extremely frustrating. I’m on the latest version. The message notifications haven’t been working correctly either. Half the time it doesn’t even show that I have a message. Please fix and these issues are extremely frustrating.
Its good but one thing is wrong
by jay-thee on 2021/02/12 15:26
I love the sound but it needs more cool features
Ok for a free app
by koi_marie on 2021/02/12 15:02
I used this app for 5 years, the only reason I didn’t change apps was because I didn’t want to lose my number. The calls were always fuzzy, echoed, and disconnected if the call lasted longer than 15 minutes. It would often resend texts that I sent months ago. Ads have overtaken the app as well. It says unlimited call and text, but a lot of pictures I would send the person never got. Calls I would receive would go straight to voicemail. I wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
don’t use this app!
by angggggiiiieeeee on 2021/02/11 23:38
ruined all my friendships.
Textnow Security
by Vonno275 on 2021/02/11 22:41
On apple , Textnow does not have the feature to let the user see where else they’re logged in on the account. Android/Microsoft products allow you to log out out devices elsewhere of where you’re currently logged into. That feature is WELL&VERY NEEDED , as an extra layer of security.
Issues opening the application
by XxDawoggxX on 2021/02/11 22:09
Soon as I open the application it closes every time. Is their a fix that I can know.
Noice , Noice
by Dedicant on 2021/02/11 09:47
Best app ever in giving vr services , hope we get other countries in as well ! (;
T.
by zhantile on 2021/02/11 05:48
Easy to use ,convenient and free.
App at its best
by D23H54 on 2021/02/10 13:20
It is simple wonderful using TextNow
Steals your contacts without permission
by JayCTech on 2021/02/10 06:33
Even if you do not grant permission to access your contacts, they will still be accessed and uploaded to your profile online. The app will say it does not have access to your contacts and would only use but not store them if given permission. However, if you access your account using a web browser, you will see all of your contacts showing up in autocomplete with no way to edit or delete them, unless you start a new conversation and manually edit the contact in that specific conversation. This is critically important: there is no way, via app or website, for you to see and edit or delete your contacts once they’ve uploaded them to your profile. Here is no address book or contacts list. They just show up in auto complete on their website. I verified this in a new browser on a computer that did not have my contacts stored anywhere (i.e. Text Now stores them and does not let you see, edit, or remove them) Feel free to try and see for yourself and also check out their extremely limited support options and even more limited account editing options. At this point, I would not trust this app and instead recommend people use Google Voice, Skype, and especially Signal. If I wanted my data accessed without permission and stolen, I’d use Facebook.
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.
Just canceled my premium
by BaeNextDoor on 2020/11/20 02:34
I signed up for premium about a month ago while I waited for my new iPhone to arrive. Previously, when I entered my phone’s IMEI and ICCID numbers, it would tell me my phone wasn’t compatible. I figured it was because I had an iPhone 8, but now that I have a 12 Pro, I still get the same error about my phone not being compatible. Stop claiming you offer unlimited texts and calls for the network you clearly know I have (Sprint), when you don’t. No point in me paying $9.99 per month just to remove ads when other features aren’t compatible with my phone. TextNow still texts you with random messages like they are your friends. I don’t want to hear from you randomly unless it’s a response to my question considering you are forced to talk to a bot who just sends you in a loop to articles that don’t solve anything. You also have to pay more money to lock in your number, and if anyone sends you external links such as audio, they come through weird and don’t play after being kicked out into an external window that shows a play button with a slash through it. I wanted to use the app for business related communication so I am not having to give out my personal number. Kind of defeats the purpose when things don’t come through appropriately causing me to have to revert to another means of receiving it in order to view it.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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! 😁
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🥰!
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
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.
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.
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.
TextNow, what happened?
by kassmeowtside on 2020/09/16 04:08
Have been using TN for a couple years and considered it a 4-5 star app that I truly loved... but that was until the last couple months. According to what my iPhone says I do believe I have the newest version.. idk what the issue is. Several problems: •Phone will ring, but instead of given the answer/reject options, my screen says I’m already In the call. And my phone is still ringing out loud but I can’t answer it. Sometimes killing the app won’t make the ringing stop and I have to reset my phone. •75% of the time I AM able to answer the call, it is dead silence on the other end and vice versa. •Phone calls are just a wreck. Several textnow user friends of mine are having the same issues. Anything from basic glitching, lagging, can’t hear the other person well, etc. WEIRDest thing is: •My friend signed into their account one time for a few minutes. A long time ago. Since then, anytime she gets a call, that call also will ring my accounts, just whichever one I’m signed into at the time. This happens on any device I’m using. Her sign in was never saved or linked or anything it is SUPER weird. Sometimes it won’t actually ring but I will get the missed call notification. This also happens to some of my personal calls. •Phone call lags. I’ll say something and the other person hears it a couple seconds late and vice versa(like when news reporters are talking to each other from different locations)
Not happy
by bayb19777778 on 2021/02/21 08:55
The last update turned my app blank. Unfortunately I can’t remember my email and this is the only way for me to regain access. So I see people are messaging me but I can not see what it says. There isn’t a way to talk to anyone live thus everything is via text. I ask if they could send me a message to verify my account I was told no. I asked if I could verify the phone by my device id I was told no. I could verify 3 numbers that have texted me on the number. There should be more than one way to verify your account. Or an easier way to regain access to your account and speaking to a person would be nice. There are very important messages on the number. You collect my Device ID, my location and have the ability to conduct a diagnostic test on the app crashing. You could choose to use this data to help individuals whom forgot their email address or mistyped their email address to retrieve their account (even if there was a small fee) Please do more to assist other than have me validated an email address that I could have mistyped. Please
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.
Piece of CRAP app!!!
by BobbiMaddi on 2020/10/13 00:22
I’d give it negative stars if I could. Even if you’re lucky enough to see your phone actually ring when someone tries to call your text now number, you’ll have to pray and cross your fingers that the app doesn't drop your call, if you can even hear each other during the call. What this app is really good at, is creating the most constant frustrated anxiety within the user. Whilst 10 times a day, while watching your phone for an expected call, you suddenly see the “missed call” or “new voicemail” indicator after your phone never rang once to even give you the chance of speaking to the person you were expecting a call from. And if you’re thinking, “Oh this doesn’t apply to me because I have a strong WiFi connection/the best internet/newest phone/etc” then you’d be sorely mistaken. Because nothing you have or can do will make a difference. This app is a P.O.S. all the way around, despite what you have. It’s “free” for a reason. So expect frustration and anxiety, and good luck.
TextNow works great with SIM card
by blue bunnyy on 2020/09/09 16:08
Have been using TextNow for years. But now finally ordered the TextNow SIM card which is really only a Sprint SIM card. You punch out the nano SIM card from the mailer that you receive via USPS, and then you insert that SIM card into your unlocked (or sprint-locked) iPhone. Then go into the TextNow app in your iPhone to activate. You will still need this app to make calls and send texts. But if you have no WiFi, then TextNow uses 4G LTE. Turn off WiFi and was still making calls. But you cannot do regular internet with the TextNow SIM card if you only use TextNow for FREE. Have to pay extra if you want cellular data for doing regular internet when no WiFi. Anyways, now have my extra old unlocked iPhone SE turned back on as a working phone again.
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.
Whutz Ittooya
by Th3 k1d;) on 2018/11/20 15:49
The updates made the app worse, for what ever reasons. I have an apple phone and I enjoyed the app and what it has to offer. Now that the app has a new look and some nice features. However, the app freezes now more than ever drop calls, and more advertisement. I’m not sure but let’s get it together. Every since the update. The app freezes, closes out and failed calls are more frequent than ever. When I first got the app, I felt this app was the best...better than the others that offer free and WiFi texting. The look changed, “SWEET”......but all the features the app holds such as texting....I can text more than four words then the app freezes.....can’t make a phone call, call failed before the call even got connected and went out
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
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.
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!
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.
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..
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.
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!!
Too many issues....
by Talk about frustrations on 2020/11/10 16:35
Text know has way too many issues I get call drops all the time disconnect wile on the phone, delay phone calls all the time while talking on the phone it goes on like mute all of a sudden to where you just don’t hear anything. And I can never answer my phone half the time it will not ring until someone leaves me a voicemail and then it disconnects. And if it does ring and I answer it no one‘s there the call like completely drops if I’m lucky that I can answer it and it goes blank a lot of the times to were it’s just a blank white screen and getting messages or phone calls like a day later. The ad can be a nuisance sometimes where you are texting and then all of a sudden your full screen turns into an ad and then you have to stop what you’re doing and then find the exit button when it appears and get back out and finish texting. I think that sums it up for the main issues that I’ve had with it 🤦‍♀️
This App Should Be Removed, App Almost Ruined My Relationship...
by Kadija C on 2020/09/18 22:19
I’m so very late on writing this review but I don’t recommend getting this app If your gonna mess or prank someone because I got this random text from this person that I didn’t know and had told me that she knows my boyfriend and say that he was cheating on me and have been dating him and even knew his nickname and that had me very concerned because only his “friends” or “best friends” know his nickname and had thought one of his friends were pranking him. I told my boyfriend and even showed him the messages and he was trying his best to find this person that was messaging me lies and when this person tried to show me “ evidence” of pictures of her and my boyfriend there was nothing there so this person had to lie. So on this day (2020) I still have the messages saved on my phone just in case something like this happened again and I had also changed my number, DO NOT GET THIS APP!
Really like it, but for one thing
by Mybeloveds on 2020/09/08 14:29
I’ve tried many text/calling apps and have found TextNow to be the best interface around. I use it as a work line for texting, so that people don’t have my personal number. I also put the number in my work phone “simulring,” so although I’m taking the calls through a landline, I have a log of the incoming calls ringing in on my TextNow app (I mute the ringtone, so it’s not distracting). My only plea (that gives it 4 stars instead of 5) is that at the end of the day, I have to manually delete each and every call/text individually. There is no “select all” function that lets me mark and delete them in mass. This should be a no-brainer and an easy fix for the developers. Please make this feature available and I’m yours forever. ☺️
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!
TextNow
by Mrs. Tae Tae on 2020/11/16 17:59
I downloaded this app to receive free unlimited texts and calls and when I called my cousin on my cellphone the phone hung up on her and when I called again she said she can barely hear me on my cellphone she ask me why the music was loud in my back ground, my back ground was quite so I told her hang up and I will call her on another phone , I tried to deal with this app I recently used this app once before and the problems I was having was couldn’t text , I was receiving someone else’s texts , so I was afraid to used the phone afraid that someone else would be on the other side of the phone , I wouldn’t know , so I deleted this app , I decided to give it another try and it still acting crazy , Now I understand when apps are FREE things don’t work out like they suppose to , So I’m writing to let you know about your TEXTNOW APP , it’s not working properly and your company needs to work on it and fix it , if you want people to used your service.......
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"
Too Much Ads
by franchesca.felix on 2020/10/13 17:55
The app itself is great but now I have realized it has too many Ads. In comes in the way of my work. I use this app to communicate with my patients and aides and they can use the third-party number to contact me. It’s perfect because when I’m off the clock or on lunch break I can just log out so there’s no disturbance. But these Ads are disturbing my work. Some Ads make me wait 26secs I don’t have time to do because I have to do my job immediately. And I have to close the app and open it back again. Before there was not as much Ads as there is recently. It’s interfering & I’m not too happy about that. But overall the app itself is great via call and text. All I ask is that there’s less Ads/pop ups and remain the way it was with the Ads. Thank 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...
Steals your contacts without permission
by JayCTech on 2021/02/10 06:33
Even if you do not grant permission to access your contacts, they will still be accessed and uploaded to your profile online. The app will say it does not have access to your contacts and would only use but not store them if given permission. However, if you access your account using a web browser, you will see all of your contacts showing up in autocomplete with no way to edit or delete them, unless you start a new conversation and manually edit the contact in that specific conversation. This is critically important: there is no way, via app or website, for you to see and edit or delete your contacts once they’ve uploaded them to your profile. Here is no address book or contacts list. They just show up in auto complete on their website. I verified this in a new browser on a computer that did not have my contacts stored anywhere (i.e. Text Now stores them and does not let you see, edit, or remove them) Feel free to try and see for yourself and also check out their extremely limited support options and even more limited account editing options. At this point, I would not trust this app and instead recommend people use Google Voice, Skype, and especially Signal. If I wanted my data accessed without permission and stolen, I’d use Facebook.
Great free phone app 💜
by LadiiTway on 2020/09/02 03:45
I’ve been using text now for 7 plus years and I really enjoy their service. When you don’t have the funds to 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 buy their SIM card then have free service. You won’t have internet if you choose the free service but you can upgrade your plan or use WiFi. I use their services as a back up phone 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 😅
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.
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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
Why
by Escaper225 on 2021/02/23 09:53
Why do you block TextNow accounts it’s mean less why stop blocking I know you will get me blocked but am telling you to stop
👎🏻
by LenaRose22 on 2021/02/23 05:17
Doesn’t let me answer when I’m getting a call if it comes through and most of the time it doesn’t even let the calls come in it just shows me minutes later that I have a missed call or voicemail when it never even rang.
texting problems
by Morgan Cason on 2021/02/23 03:32
i was supposed to get a text from someone on the app and geuss what i didn’t get it plz fix.
Pretty good
by Thermostat404* on 2021/02/23 01:25
Overall, the app is good. I don't think a number was necessary to sign up, which I appreciate. Syncing between desktop and app is spotty (though, it maybe purposeful), seems to load last active conversation. This is alright but, could be improved in the future I'd love app wide darkmode! Would like to see date on a message I click on, not just time (sometimes date is way far up). So far no spam.
Nice boyyyyy
by SAVAYAH'S REVIEW on 2021/02/22 23:43
Text now is awesome I love talking to sexy sugar daddies on a fake number☺️😉
Review
by Will of the All Supreme on 2021/02/22 14:26
Thus far it is revealing & new to me. However it’s a joy to have also.
The best texting app ever
by fgdhsjaks on 2021/02/22 00:18
I love text now but there is one problem there is too many ads and you can’t take them off and less you want to pay money that’s the only problem on there everything else is awesome
I love it
by ayhoola on 2021/02/21 23:05
Awesome
What’s wrong?
by siberian rusty on 2021/02/21 22:24
Until last week my iPhone seven plus can’t log into TextNow anymore saying error in connection each time I try. What’s wrong?
very expensive to Turkey mobile numbers
by miamiwise- on 2021/02/21 18:04
very expensive to Turkey mobile numbers. with Rebtel i call 15 cents per minute but with this it costs me almost 40 cents perminute..
Area code issue
by Katelin Pennington on 2021/02/21 09:43
I have spent 30 minutes just trying to make my account but can’t because every single area code I’ve typed in isn’t available. I’ve typed in SO MANY at random too and none of them are available. It just keeps saying “This number is no longer available. The list has been refreshed so you can make another selection.” I can’t even use the app cause when I open it this pops up immediately and no area codes work. None.
Not happy
by bayb19777778 on 2021/02/21 08:55
The last update turned my app blank. Unfortunately I can’t remember my email and this is the only way for me to regain access. So I see people are messaging me but I can not see what it says. There isn’t a way to talk to anyone live thus everything is via text. I ask if they could send me a message to verify my account I was told no. I asked if I could verify the phone by my device id I was told no. I could verify 3 numbers that have texted me on the number. There should be more than one way to verify your account. Or an easier way to regain access to your account and speaking to a person would be nice. There are very important messages on the number. You collect my Device ID, my location and have the ability to conduct a diagnostic test on the app crashing. You could choose to use this data to help individuals whom forgot their email address or mistyped their email address to retrieve their account (even if there was a small fee) Please do more to assist other than have me validated an email address that I could have mistyped. Please
App gone
by whathappy@ textnow on 2021/02/21 05:49
Can not open after update the App
Unbelievable
by Zigzagman86' on 2021/02/21 00:06
I have been using TextNow app for 5 years now. I have saved over $3,000!
Horrible free phone provider !
by akeene512 on 2021/02/20 23:48
I used text now for a while, it kept dropping my calls, I’d have 5-10 mins of talk and 2 mins In a call it would drop it and say I had 0 mins left. It was rare for my texts to actually get sent out (I have very strong internet connection so internet wasn’t the issue) I use Text Free. Doesn’t drop calls, sends all my texts without issue.
Good
by BRUCE GÑF on 2021/02/20 22:06
Good and better ever
Suzy.jaber
by susu jaber on 2021/02/20 22:04
I love it
Error
by wire funz on 2021/02/20 20:43
Why is my TextNow not signing up please guys It’s just rolling and it won’t sign to get a new number what’s going on
Unable to login for a while now
by kinggmarnie on 2021/02/20 20:00
I’m going to give you guys jus a star, I’ve been unable to login my account, it keeps saying check internet connection
doesn’t work for verification code
by 8192992929jjk on 2021/02/20 04:41
My code when verifying thing doesn’t get sent
Don’t even bother with other apps...
by justpreachin' on 2021/02/20 01:55
You seriously can’t go wrong with using TextNow. Try this app and then try every other texting app in the store that exists and you’ll realize they are all God awful. Especially TextMe. Like wow... anyways if you want a good app for texting over WiFi this is your only option because the rest are just worthless and a waste of space in the AppStore and PlayStore themselves. All you need is this.
It doesn’t work for WhatsApp and no support
by Daniel S Passos on 2021/02/20 01:32
I’ve tried to use it for WhatsApp and it doesn’t work. I tried to contact the support, but it seems nobody cares. I got no emails reply, chat is only robots, they just want to charge you. The message on WhatsApp is “it’s not a valid us mobile number.” PLUS, all the previously complains are valid, you have to log in all the time, etc... waste of money and time, i wish i could get my money back.
Very satisfied
by freddymercurysaids on 2021/02/20 00:45
I don’t enjoy spending money at all lol so I can give this app five stars for that reason alone. Good quality calls and did I mention foh free!!?
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by vinkle= canceled on 2021/02/19 23:31
This app is so weird. Everytime somebody calls me i block them and make a account and they figure iut how to find my number again, im totally creeped out wnd i feel like im being tracked down. I hate this app its scaring me
Pretty good for pranks
by Geoegia Marie GF 22 on 2021/02/19 21:47
It’s a good app and it’s good for pranks on friends too also it’s good for when there is a creepy person asking for ur number and you don’t want to give your real number to then
Burner Number
by Courtney Chanelle H.S. on 2021/02/19 20:49
So, long story short, I got blocked by someone, but I had more to say so I started looking into text/phone service apps. This one by far has exceeded my expectations and any other app I have downloaded that claims to give the same service! This app is now a fixture on my phone forever to come lol I ado wonder if I block a number on my phone can I still text them through this app and them actually receive it without them being able to reply back 🤔 A question I may never get the answer to lol
Horrible company
by bl36ch on 2021/02/19 16:56
This service is underwhelming used for people to make spam/scam texts and calls. The company will not do anything about it because it seriously inflated their usage numbers. Please stop supporting this company and all these other free text and call services until they do something about it. Saying you work with law enforcement is all fine. But you do not do anything proactive. If you do not get physical harm or death threats from the people constantly calling or messaging you the police just say to change your number. Your platform and others enable people to get new numbers in an instant to continue spam and harassment. So do something real and figure out a way to deal with it.
Fix this please
by Jaydan043 on 2021/02/19 11:35
Hello I would really like you to fix this The 1st and 2nd day it worked fine but then for some reason it won’t ring when I call and the person I try to call doesn’t get the call 1st and 2nd day I could call perfectly but now I can’t call anymore it Please fix this
I cant login TextNow on my iPhone
by Oluwafresh on 2021/02/19 09:59
Why can’t i log in or sign up textnow on my iphone
Ohhhhhhh yeah
by GwM OMi GanG on 2021/02/19 04:30
Heyyo TextNow team y’all doing a great job I Lo yo app so much ❤️it’s very fast help save money and a whole lotta positive feedback 💯💯
Great App
by artty509 on 2021/02/19 01:54
Great App to have
It not working
by jsushekeidudd on 2021/02/18 21:49
They can not send no messages no more like I put my number and it does not work
Gilbert jr thanks u made it ez for free talk & text
by G'1 on 2021/02/18 21:01
Have on home and work numbers thank u . TextNow.
DO NOT USE THIS APP!!!
by 62183 on 2021/02/18 17:14
It doesn’t work consistently. It loses messages. I tried to delete the app and re-download to see if it would reset and get the messages coming in that were supposed to. This did not work because then it pulled up like I was starting a whole new account. If you are someone who depends on this app to message people please find a different one.
Doesn’t Work
by Yairemary on 2021/02/18 15:17
This app may work to pranktext friends but it’s not useful. I wanna use it as a number to link to my backup socials, but to link the number then I need to receive the verification codes sent to the number, but I don’t receive them. I only get shown conversations I start with my contacts, not the real inbox.
Can’t Send Texts Again
by roycemeixner on 2021/02/18 08:13
TexrNow has been a good app that I have used for 2 years now but it recently developed a problem 3 days ago. Now it says sent but the receiver doesn’t see any messages.kindly fix this , thanks .
Can’t receive the verification code
by Uouuuppo on 2021/02/18 04:32
I can receive the message, but why I can’t receive the verification code
Just Signed Up And Hate This App!
by ChocoApples on 2021/02/17 23:04
I just signed up and logged out. I entered the same password, and it said that either my account was wrong or my password. I’ve reset it multiple times and made sure that the password matched. Still isn’t working! Never downloading this again!
I like text now
by clara mia on 2021/02/17 22:06
Yup
I LOVE YOU BABY
by Khan006 on 2021/02/17 22:02
IIBLOVE on your hand . All you need wifi or internet!!!!!!!!YOU BABY
Bad
by J-Kruger on 2021/02/17 20:50
Your app is rubbish I’ve been using it before and it’s active until it’s start Malfunctioning I can only receive texts .... I can’t send our texts anymore My business partners don’t get It’s frustrating
Log in trouble
by jouynbyg on 2021/02/17 17:08
It’s not letting me log in please fix!
Texting now
by sharleenpuebla on 2021/02/17 15:26
Not working
Awesome
by Hershey080704 on 2021/02/17 15:21
I love this app so much!
MF
by yudkaf on 2021/02/17 13:08
Some one stole my phone and they have my number my email wasn’t verified can I get my number back
Doesn’t work
by Kakeguri loo on 2021/02/17 09:35
I have been trying to sign up but I will not let me sign up I tried using my Apple ID,google account,Email and NOTHING works I have been trying for HOURS now.Please fix this bug issue!!.
Latest version is horrible
by vgdhfhvmbddh on 2021/02/17 08:56
So I’ve been using this app for a little over a year as I’ve been living outside the US. It’s worked as advertised, however, In the past two weeks the phone call portion of the app no longer works. There’s no audio if I call or if someone calls me. I looked at all the help files, the help is exactly what you would guess for being a free app...horrible. I finally manage to find a way to send in a help ticket via their website, but the response I got back was...based up consumer feedback, we are no longer supporting contacting use via email. Done multiple deletions, resets, and reinstalls to no avail. I’m done and am moving to another voip phone app.
Nicely designed
by TYCOON DA HUSTLA on 2021/02/17 03:10
Nice works great
My text is not going through
by mckcos on 2021/02/17 01:55
Hi have been receiving text from other number but my text are not going through they don’t receive my text
Fix it
by chrisrossi621 on 2021/02/16 23:41
I cant even create a account. Now it tells me i have one and i cant even get into it
Account closed without valid reason
by Dreday7800 on 2021/02/16 19:48
Used this app to text my cousin, and somehow I was flagged for violating the ToS. It was nothing vulgar, or out of the ordinary, and we’ve texted through the app before. There’s no way to dispute it or ask for help, so I deleted the app. Oh well. Update: After being told to contact the support email, I was told the read the terms of service and that nothing could be done, so a complete waste of my time, and I just switched to another app. Avoid having your time wasted to and go with anything but this app
Service
by Treborikswoknel on 2021/02/16 19:21
Amazing service and reliability . Best number I have ever owned
Complain
by Pino5655 on 2021/02/16 19:16
Just this app for so long but recently my messages aren’t going through because the recipient complained they never got them. How can I fix this?
Ok but..
by Monstw77 on 2021/02/16 18:04
So the app is great for like a for like a kid with a phone with no data because he has to have wifi and It’s free with ads. But the problem is, you don’t get texts or phone calls unless you always have the app open is the background but then that slows the speed of the phone and if you have an iPhone there’s no way to pin the app unlike on android. Other than that it’s a decent app
Keeps hanging up and pushing buttons
by screwfacebookandcensorshio on 2021/02/16 14:19
The best part about this app is that it is free. It keeps hanging up during calls, putting me on hold, and the ads that pop up also end the conversation sometimes. I was on hold for something important and it hung up on me several times. It also wouldn’t call 1 number in particular, which I KNOW I wasn’t blocked from, and hung up before it could even go through. Extremely aggravating, but at least it’s free and I can use it until I can pay my phone bill. Not to mention more than half the time it doesn’t even ring my phone, it just sends the calls to voicemail. It glitches a lot, but it’s free and works to an extent.
Text not delivered
by iamddrey on 2021/02/16 09:12
I’ve been texting on my number but my texts are not being delivered to the receiver... it pisses
No adfree experience in pro version.
by sazeev on 2021/02/16 08:26
Have to restore purchase everyday to remove adds. Whats the use of the going premium?
Suggestions
by taylor hover on 2021/02/16 03:18
I really love the app so much, it makes calls and messages so easy but will like to suggest an idea.. will love you guys to get a button were we can see the pictures or videos been sent to the recipient like how iMessage or WhatsApp is. I will be delighted to have those options in the next updates. Thanks for your service once again..
very appreciated
by Llllllllllllllllraine on 2021/02/16 01:14
the app is very convenient👍🏽
Sketchy business
by Busybusybiz on 2021/02/15 21:40
Horrible business. I was traveling and use the app to communicate with friends who were back in US and they FOR NO EXPLAINABLE REASON ERASED MY ACCOUNT
Great app free and available with Siri
by XBXBlaZe on 2021/02/15 17:24
Great
My message not showing on my friends phone
by Keith Jasmine on 2021/02/15 16:35
I have been using TextNow for the past 2 years now and it has been awesome until this morning I keep texting people and they don’t even get a message out of 10 text messages I hope this will stop me from using TextNow
Terrible app
by 𝙿𝚒𝚗𝚡𝚔𝚕𝚊𝚟 on 2021/02/15 12:50
I keep getting random calls from people
👎Text now 👎
by Mr.stamplogision on 2021/02/15 12:37
I did not like it because I would not get any of my messages and if you didn’t text, or call someone in 1 month your number goes away and you have to sign up again.
👎
by am_willcee on 2021/02/15 12:15
I can’t send messages!!🤦‍♂️
Difficulty logging in
by burkholder123456 on 2021/02/15 08:26
I can’t login my profile anymore, why’s that??
Me
by kevejeosnxhe on 2021/02/15 07:11
My phone calls doesn’t even pick up and drop
So freaking good
by gerganian on 2021/02/15 02:49
This app is so freaking good it work without WiFi and is fast
The calling could be fixed
by Rob571A on 2021/02/14 17:15
I enjoy this app very much, but the calls could be fixed. When I get a call from someone I have to put it on speaker so I can hear them, so it would be lovely if I didn’t have to do that anymore.
App won’t let me login
by liss788 on 2021/02/14 10:51
When I ever I login the app says error
Don’t ever log out!
by Zimzzzi on 2021/02/14 05:06
I was enjoying it till I logged and I cannot log in again.. so many informations to lose.. I fell crazy right now
Worst app ever🤮
by cookiesz21 on 2021/02/14 00:58
So i was Download it thinking this was a good app but it glitched a lot and it’s not a good app it the worst app! I was so happy to get it but it’s the worst app ever!! DONT GET IT!!
Agg
by SrKAllenR on 2021/02/13 20:55
Signed into my account THREE TIMES! Said Welcome Back and STILL did not apply sign up nor log in. It just remained in the home page directing me to sign up or log in. Deleted and reinstalled twice. Aggravated
Doesn’t always answer
by JohnDoe1800boy on 2021/02/13 19:45
Please fix the APP it doesn’t answer when I’m trying to receive calls !!!
I love it 🥰🥰
by Iyaraji on 2021/02/13 18:38
Textnow is the best I got all my family making use of it and we think you guys should bring us dark mood that will make the app More sweet-able for us to use please add Dark Mode
Works right
by RedRoarOrg on 2021/02/13 16:46
It works right and is very useful.
I like TextNow because,
by cluudea l on 2021/02/13 15:59
This is perfect for people that can’t afford a cellphone.
Fault
by Brenny Jnr on 2021/02/13 12:17
Why would you suddenly tell me I’ve violated the policy and let me an account of which I have important information I’ve been keep in the app ?
La mejor por siempre
by Neoboond on 2021/02/13 01:55
Muy buena
Warning
by beemstep on 2021/02/12 23:45
I signed up for this service to test it. They IMMEDIATELY sold my email address. Thanks for all of the spam!
This app is awful
by Nicki Babii on 2021/02/12 23:22
I’m deleting this app because it’s sending me nothing but spam. I got it for my business but I’m deleting today.
I got
by Champuhv on 2021/02/12 21:31
Igo
Please Add in a Dark Mode
by KazuhiraLA on 2021/02/12 20:22
Ive been using this app for years now, and I’m shocked at long its going and still no dark mode theme. The app works fantastic, just please consider adding one.
Best App
by nathanuelsama on 2021/02/12 20:04
Best free calling and texting app on the App Store
Stopped working
by Isaia a on 2021/02/12 20:00
Doesn't receive text messages at all and about half the time I answer a call it immediately hangs up. I restarted my phone uninstalled and reinstalled the app twice, it just stopped working.
Don’t call on it
by kaiboyMLG on 2021/02/12 19:42
Don’t calls on it
Not working anymore.
by niccajo95 on 2021/02/12 19:06
So the app was working perfectly fine. Now I can’t answer any calls. It’ll ring once and then disappear. Or when I see the call and answer it, it still disappears. I updated it and all but not sure why it’s doing this now.
I
by miss khvv on 2021/02/12 18:55
I keep getting random phone calls and idk what’s happening also scammers keep texting
Confirmation text message receipt issues
by Sidi86 on 2021/02/12 18:42
Great service overall however could you please solve issues related to not receiving confirmation text messages from services such as PayPal, banks and many others. It makes it so that you can’t use TextNow numbers with your accounts. Kind regards.
Crashes upon startup
by Blynnb40 on 2021/02/12 15:56
I am so sick of this app. It’s been crashed upon start up for weeks now. All I get is a white screen and then it fails. Have to open again and get the same thing over and over again before finally it works. Its extremely frustrating. I’m on the latest version. The message notifications haven’t been working correctly either. Half the time it doesn’t even show that I have a message. Please fix and these issues are extremely frustrating.
Its good but one thing is wrong
by jay-thee on 2021/02/12 15:26
I love the sound but it needs more cool features
Ok for a free app
by koi_marie on 2021/02/12 15:02
I used this app for 5 years, the only reason I didn’t change apps was because I didn’t want to lose my number. The calls were always fuzzy, echoed, and disconnected if the call lasted longer than 15 minutes. It would often resend texts that I sent months ago. Ads have overtaken the app as well. It says unlimited call and text, but a lot of pictures I would send the person never got. Calls I would receive would go straight to voicemail. I wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
don’t use this app!
by angggggiiiieeeee on 2021/02/11 23:38
ruined all my friendships.
Textnow Security
by Vonno275 on 2021/02/11 22:41
On apple , Textnow does not have the feature to let the user see where else they’re logged in on the account. Android/Microsoft products allow you to log out out devices elsewhere of where you’re currently logged into. That feature is WELL&VERY NEEDED , as an extra layer of security.
Issues opening the application
by XxDawoggxX on 2021/02/11 22:09
Soon as I open the application it closes every time. Is their a fix that I can know.
Noice , Noice
by Dedicant on 2021/02/11 09:47
Best app ever in giving vr services , hope we get other countries in as well ! (;
T.
by zhantile on 2021/02/11 05:48
Easy to use ,convenient and free.
App at its best
by D23H54 on 2021/02/10 13:20
It is simple wonderful using TextNow
Steals your contacts without permission
by JayCTech on 2021/02/10 06:33
Even if you do not grant permission to access your contacts, they will still be accessed and uploaded to your profile online. The app will say it does not have access to your contacts and would only use but not store them if given permission. However, if you access your account using a web browser, you will see all of your contacts showing up in autocomplete with no way to edit or delete them, unless you start a new conversation and manually edit the contact in that specific conversation. This is critically important: there is no way, via app or website, for you to see and edit or delete your contacts once they’ve uploaded them to your profile. Here is no address book or contacts list. They just show up in auto complete on their website. I verified this in a new browser on a computer that did not have my contacts stored anywhere (i.e. Text Now stores them and does not let you see, edit, or remove them) Feel free to try and see for yourself and also check out their extremely limited support options and even more limited account editing options. At this point, I would not trust this app and instead recommend people use Google Voice, Skype, and especially Signal. If I wanted my data accessed without permission and stolen, I’d use Facebook.
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.
Just canceled my premium
by BaeNextDoor on 2020/11/20 02:34
I signed up for premium about a month ago while I waited for my new iPhone to arrive. Previously, when I entered my phone’s IMEI and ICCID numbers, it would tell me my phone wasn’t compatible. I figured it was because I had an iPhone 8, but now that I have a 12 Pro, I still get the same error about my phone not being compatible. Stop claiming you offer unlimited texts and calls for the network you clearly know I have (Sprint), when you don’t. No point in me paying $9.99 per month just to remove ads when other features aren’t compatible with my phone. TextNow still texts you with random messages like they are your friends. I don’t want to hear from you randomly unless it’s a response to my question considering you are forced to talk to a bot who just sends you in a loop to articles that don’t solve anything. You also have to pay more money to lock in your number, and if anyone sends you external links such as audio, they come through weird and don’t play after being kicked out into an external window that shows a play button with a slash through it. I wanted to use the app for business related communication so I am not having to give out my personal number. Kind of defeats the purpose when things don’t come through appropriately causing me to have to revert to another means of receiving it in order to view it.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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! 😁
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🥰!
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
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.
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.
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.
TextNow, what happened?
by kassmeowtside on 2020/09/16 04:08
Have been using TN for a couple years and considered it a 4-5 star app that I truly loved... but that was until the last couple months. According to what my iPhone says I do believe I have the newest version.. idk what the issue is. Several problems: •Phone will ring, but instead of given the answer/reject options, my screen says I’m already In the call. And my phone is still ringing out loud but I can’t answer it. Sometimes killing the app won’t make the ringing stop and I have to reset my phone. •75% of the time I AM able to answer the call, it is dead silence on the other end and vice versa. •Phone calls are just a wreck. Several textnow user friends of mine are having the same issues. Anything from basic glitching, lagging, can’t hear the other person well, etc. WEIRDest thing is: •My friend signed into their account one time for a few minutes. A long time ago. Since then, anytime she gets a call, that call also will ring my accounts, just whichever one I’m signed into at the time. This happens on any device I’m using. Her sign in was never saved or linked or anything it is SUPER weird. Sometimes it won’t actually ring but I will get the missed call notification. This also happens to some of my personal calls. •Phone call lags. I’ll say something and the other person hears it a couple seconds late and vice versa(like when news reporters are talking to each other from different locations)
Not happy
by bayb19777778 on 2021/02/21 08:55
The last update turned my app blank. Unfortunately I can’t remember my email and this is the only way for me to regain access. So I see people are messaging me but I can not see what it says. There isn’t a way to talk to anyone live thus everything is via text. I ask if they could send me a message to verify my account I was told no. I asked if I could verify the phone by my device id I was told no. I could verify 3 numbers that have texted me on the number. There should be more than one way to verify your account. Or an easier way to regain access to your account and speaking to a person would be nice. There are very important messages on the number. You collect my Device ID, my location and have the ability to conduct a diagnostic test on the app crashing. You could choose to use this data to help individuals whom forgot their email address or mistyped their email address to retrieve their account (even if there was a small fee) Please do more to assist other than have me validated an email address that I could have mistyped. Please
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.
Piece of CRAP app!!!
by BobbiMaddi on 2020/10/13 00:22
I’d give it negative stars if I could. Even if you’re lucky enough to see your phone actually ring when someone tries to call your text now number, you’ll have to pray and cross your fingers that the app doesn't drop your call, if you can even hear each other during the call. What this app is really good at, is creating the most constant frustrated anxiety within the user. Whilst 10 times a day, while watching your phone for an expected call, you suddenly see the “missed call” or “new voicemail” indicator after your phone never rang once to even give you the chance of speaking to the person you were expecting a call from. And if you’re thinking, “Oh this doesn’t apply to me because I have a strong WiFi connection/the best internet/newest phone/etc” then you’d be sorely mistaken. Because nothing you have or can do will make a difference. This app is a P.O.S. all the way around, despite what you have. It’s “free” for a reason. So expect frustration and anxiety, and good luck.
TextNow works great with SIM card
by blue bunnyy on 2020/09/09 16:08
Have been using TextNow for years. But now finally ordered the TextNow SIM card which is really only a Sprint SIM card. You punch out the nano SIM card from the mailer that you receive via USPS, and then you insert that SIM card into your unlocked (or sprint-locked) iPhone. Then go into the TextNow app in your iPhone to activate. You will still need this app to make calls and send texts. But if you have no WiFi, then TextNow uses 4G LTE. Turn off WiFi and was still making calls. But you cannot do regular internet with the TextNow SIM card if you only use TextNow for FREE. Have to pay extra if you want cellular data for doing regular internet when no WiFi. Anyways, now have my extra old unlocked iPhone SE turned back on as a working phone again.
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.
Whutz Ittooya
by Th3 k1d;) on 2018/11/20 15:49
The updates made the app worse, for what ever reasons. I have an apple phone and I enjoyed the app and what it has to offer. Now that the app has a new look and some nice features. However, the app freezes now more than ever drop calls, and more advertisement. I’m not sure but let’s get it together. Every since the update. The app freezes, closes out and failed calls are more frequent than ever. When I first got the app, I felt this app was the best...better than the others that offer free and WiFi texting. The look changed, “SWEET”......but all the features the app holds such as texting....I can text more than four words then the app freezes.....can’t make a phone call, call failed before the call even got connected and went out
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
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.
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!
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.
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..
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.
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!!
Too many issues....
by Talk about frustrations on 2020/11/10 16:35
Text know has way too many issues I get call drops all the time disconnect wile on the phone, delay phone calls all the time while talking on the phone it goes on like mute all of a sudden to where you just don’t hear anything. And I can never answer my phone half the time it will not ring until someone leaves me a voicemail and then it disconnects. And if it does ring and I answer it no one‘s there the call like completely drops if I’m lucky that I can answer it and it goes blank a lot of the times to were it’s just a blank white screen and getting messages or phone calls like a day later. The ad can be a nuisance sometimes where you are texting and then all of a sudden your full screen turns into an ad and then you have to stop what you’re doing and then find the exit button when it appears and get back out and finish texting. I think that sums it up for the main issues that I’ve had with it 🤦‍♀️
This App Should Be Removed, App Almost Ruined My Relationship...
by Kadija C on 2020/09/18 22:19
I’m so very late on writing this review but I don’t recommend getting this app If your gonna mess or prank someone because I got this random text from this person that I didn’t know and had told me that she knows my boyfriend and say that he was cheating on me and have been dating him and even knew his nickname and that had me very concerned because only his “friends” or “best friends” know his nickname and had thought one of his friends were pranking him. I told my boyfriend and even showed him the messages and he was trying his best to find this person that was messaging me lies and when this person tried to show me “ evidence” of pictures of her and my boyfriend there was nothing there so this person had to lie. So on this day (2020) I still have the messages saved on my phone just in case something like this happened again and I had also changed my number, DO NOT GET THIS APP!
Really like it, but for one thing
by Mybeloveds on 2020/09/08 14:29
I’ve tried many text/calling apps and have found TextNow to be the best interface around. I use it as a work line for texting, so that people don’t have my personal number. I also put the number in my work phone “simulring,” so although I’m taking the calls through a landline, I have a log of the incoming calls ringing in on my TextNow app (I mute the ringtone, so it’s not distracting). My only plea (that gives it 4 stars instead of 5) is that at the end of the day, I have to manually delete each and every call/text individually. There is no “select all” function that lets me mark and delete them in mass. This should be a no-brainer and an easy fix for the developers. Please make this feature available and I’m yours forever. ☺️
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!
TextNow
by Mrs. Tae Tae on 2020/11/16 17:59
I downloaded this app to receive free unlimited texts and calls and when I called my cousin on my cellphone the phone hung up on her and when I called again she said she can barely hear me on my cellphone she ask me why the music was loud in my back ground, my back ground was quite so I told her hang up and I will call her on another phone , I tried to deal with this app I recently used this app once before and the problems I was having was couldn’t text , I was receiving someone else’s texts , so I was afraid to used the phone afraid that someone else would be on the other side of the phone , I wouldn’t know , so I deleted this app , I decided to give it another try and it still acting crazy , Now I understand when apps are FREE things don’t work out like they suppose to , So I’m writing to let you know about your TEXTNOW APP , it’s not working properly and your company needs to work on it and fix it , if you want people to used your service.......
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"
Too Much Ads
by franchesca.felix on 2020/10/13 17:55
The app itself is great but now I have realized it has too many Ads. In comes in the way of my work. I use this app to communicate with my patients and aides and they can use the third-party number to contact me. It’s perfect because when I’m off the clock or on lunch break I can just log out so there’s no disturbance. But these Ads are disturbing my work. Some Ads make me wait 26secs I don’t have time to do because I have to do my job immediately. And I have to close the app and open it back again. Before there was not as much Ads as there is recently. It’s interfering & I’m not too happy about that. But overall the app itself is great via call and text. All I ask is that there’s less Ads/pop ups and remain the way it was with the Ads. Thank 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...
Steals your contacts without permission
by JayCTech on 2021/02/10 06:33
Even if you do not grant permission to access your contacts, they will still be accessed and uploaded to your profile online. The app will say it does not have access to your contacts and would only use but not store them if given permission. However, if you access your account using a web browser, you will see all of your contacts showing up in autocomplete with no way to edit or delete them, unless you start a new conversation and manually edit the contact in that specific conversation. This is critically important: there is no way, via app or website, for you to see and edit or delete your contacts once they’ve uploaded them to your profile. Here is no address book or contacts list. They just show up in auto complete on their website. I verified this in a new browser on a computer that did not have my contacts stored anywhere (i.e. Text Now stores them and does not let you see, edit, or remove them) Feel free to try and see for yourself and also check out their extremely limited support options and even more limited account editing options. At this point, I would not trust this app and instead recommend people use Google Voice, Skype, and especially Signal. If I wanted my data accessed without permission and stolen, I’d use Facebook.
Great free phone app 💜
by LadiiTway on 2020/09/02 03:45
I’ve been using text now for 7 plus years and I really enjoy their service. When you don’t have the funds to 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 buy their SIM card then have free service. You won’t have internet if you choose the free service but you can upgrade your plan or use WiFi. I use their services as a back up phone 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 😅
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.
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