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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 - Customize the look and feel of the app - Conference calls - 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
glitch
by swaaaeleee on 2019/05/26 22:51
it keeps glitching and shutting the app its been doing it for almost a week
I love the
by fijiannnnnnnnnaaa on 2019/05/26 22:39
I love the app but the bad thing is you can’t send video pls make it so we can send video
Kindly improve on the app for multiple login
by Great_Improve on 2019/05/26 22:08
You need to improve on the app to allow for multiple login. We should be able to login more than one account on the app. Kindly improve on this
Recover email
by kyla bowe on 2019/05/26 21:21
My account was hacked it will not let me verify my textnow number 2623510370 someone changed my email what can I do
Great
by Torinolvr on 2019/05/26 18:49
Best one out there to text with. Voice calls, to so much.
I don’t even get the notification saying that someone is calling me
by Haileybop2000 on 2019/05/26 16:33
The app would be a lot better if the sound was louder and I actually get the notification that somebody called me. I NEVER get a notification saying that someone is calling me, I only get “missed call” and “voicemail” notifications, and I always have to call the person back and apologize, that I was literally on my phone and I don’t understand why I didn’t get their call
Amazing
by williamrileyostrander on 2019/05/26 15:41
Hey
I only use and trust my calls through TextNow
by MichelleMarilyn1978 on 2019/05/26 13:11
My daughter introduced me to this App,and I must say it’s pretty helpful,I kinda rely on it right now
Keeps crashing.....
by wifi gamer on 2019/05/26 03:25
This app would be great if it didn’t crash so much. Every time you try to text someone it starts crashing. It seems to happen when the ads start showing or when you open the app. Needs a major fix quick!!
Tile
by fffffuuuuujjjjjjjjjfffuckkkk on 2019/05/26 01:49
Yell
Not recieving notifications
by spectrumass on 2019/05/26 01:00
This app has been fine until recently. It won’t notify me that I have texts or calls...I even checked to make sure my iphone allows notifications from this app. It also crashes sometimes...?
It’s not what I expected
by Subrrodpeteswg on 2019/05/25 23:45
Their was little things popping up saying upgrade, premium when all I wanted to see was the people I’m my contacts
Sending videos
by SpicyMamiii on 2019/05/25 20:00
Videos being sent is very blurry even though they aren't blurry
Idk what happened 💔
by wreugk on 2019/05/25 01:16
It used to work fine about a month ago, but lately it just lags and shuts off completely 🚮 I can't even call anymore, no texting, nothing at all. I have to rate you a 2 if I can give a zero I would but since this is recent I won't 😐
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
by Tyeeeeb on 2019/05/24 19:55
I started using this app a lot but now my calls are getting dropped. My messages are not going through. The service is terrible. I can never make a good call and I feel like I’m always wondering if my text messages even went through. whatever bug this app has.... you guys need to fix it.
Great app
by L Cucch on 2019/05/24 17:56
Great app, would be 5 stars but a lot of the time call quality is poor. Great for texting when there is no signal though
Not receiving texts
by BruthaBlaq on 2019/05/24 17:46
I have premium and I can’t send or receive texts. It’s so annoying.
Horrible
by errkkaa on 2019/05/24 16:31
1 minute into installing it into my sons phone it froze and went blank and deleted the message and crashed and kicked us off the txt app. I was gong to use it and keep it on but now that it does this I uninstall it. Absolutely ridiculous! This need to be fixed!!!!!! DONT WASTE UR TIME ON THIS APP!
Good so far
by kate mcphrrson on 2019/05/24 14:38
It helps me reach all my family even if I am far away from home
Text
by Diamond2201 on 2019/05/24 13:22
Love the application
PAY ATTENTION
by MenaceTarantino on 2019/05/24 09:44
TextNow uses camera for some reason while making calls !!! Take off camera permission in your settings! Welcome to 2019 , everyone’s working for the government!
So much of a pain deleting all old conversations
by davidman2009 on 2019/05/24 06:10
The support team doesn’t respond to questions. There is no way to delete all conversations all at once. You have to swipe each one and that takes forever. There should be a check mark option to select all of them to mark as read or delete!
Bugs
by Ajcoolj234 on 2019/05/24 00:53
It’s been glitchy lately, I can’t log out. It takes a lot of time to sign in Idk what’s going on
Making Calls Not Made by Me
by jura8887 on 2019/05/23 23:29
5/23/2019: I received a phone call today from a stranger, but a real life person from their own private personal phone number, returning "my" up to *THREE* calls I had "apparently made" to him. No, I hadn't even used it once, only had this app on my phone for less than a week. We'll, I don't know this person, he isn't even in my phones contacts, but that was all the evidence I needed to promptly log out and delete the app off of my phone, as it is calling random strangers, within my literal physical area code, as a method of spreading spam calls? That's DISGUSTING, a huge breach of whatever data, safety, privacy, and comfortability I was looking for in the app and I have lost all trust in it. Do not recommend.
It's A Great app!!! Just Very Weird...♥️😁
by #coolgirlrule💗 on 2019/05/23 19:46
I keep getting weird phone numbers calling, leaving voice mails and texting my iPad everyday. I hope you can fix this weird problem and try to find out what it is. I recommend this app for people who live long distances and have family members that they can't contact through regular messaging or calling. By coolgirlrule101♥️✌️😁
Kelly
by kelsie ❤️ on 2019/05/23 13:41
Best app ever !!!
Great App
by xaelms on 2019/05/23 05:24
I have been using TextNow for over 6 years!
TextNow
by CONDDOR on 2019/05/22 21:44
Just love it.
5 stars for text!! 3 for calls!! Great App!!
by NY Post Review on 2019/05/22 21:16
Awesome service! Awesome for text messages! Overall a great app! So take the next part, which is strictly about calling, with a grain of salt... Not as awesome for phone calls, cuts out, or works fine... so sometimes it’s constantly having problems, and sometimes it’s fine. But when it’s bad it’s really really bad! To the point where you better keep your calls under 60 seconds!
Overall a good app
by Willgbills on 2019/05/22 19:47
I would have given this app only four stars but in my opinion it has improved since I first started to use TextNow so I’m going to give them credit for it because I don’t have half as many issues I have experienced before. They weren’t really bad still just minor stuff. This app is awesome !
Convenient text app for calls too
by jjjc on 2019/05/22 17:10
This works great for me to get junk texts sent to in addition to making calls to the US from Int’l destinations. Updates help with issues too.
Best Text and Free calling App
by mikoulo on 2019/05/22 14:54
Wish I could give a million star review for this great service...
Comment
by meamo1 on 2019/05/22 14:07
Text now freezes entirely to much. Been using this app since I was younger & it always come in handy. Whenever I try to call someone it just doesn’t go through. Or if someone calls me it just says missed call doesn’t even give me a choice to answer or not. Other than that the best
Download Now!
by greeneyedangel575 on 2019/05/22 10:56
Totally awesome FREE text & phone! Zero complaints here!
TextNow app
by jsjshshsbsisk on 2019/05/22 04:32
This app lets you text whoever you want. If you have a iPod then the phones you can’t text for example Samsung’s this app will let you😁
Crashes
by vdgjjfdhysgji on 2019/05/22 03:16
It keeps crashing on me which is really annoying.
Perfect solution
by Knittinjen on 2019/05/21 22:03
Phone plans are so expensive! Since there’s starting to be WiFi everywhere this is an excellent solution. I have my iPhone and can use it just as I would when my bill was $150 a month, but now I pay just a few dollars! Thanks to TextNow!
Text Now App
by Finiky User on 2019/05/21 18:57
Whenever I try to make a phone call sometimes it doesn’t go through or it rings briefly and drops the call. The app also plays endless ads when I’m trying to talk to the person on the other end of the line. Very rude.
Irritated
by irritatingb on 2019/05/21 18:26
Y’all need to get it together cause it says I have messages but I don’t see them at all and too many ads
Get this app
by Alfalfa.2 on 2019/05/21 06:25
Text now is amazing I can text people I wouldn’t be able to text with my message app it is great u can upload pictures videos and more
Pretty good app
by Buttachuck on 2019/05/21 04:48
I like a lot about this app. I started using it to communicate with my family while I was overseas working. I was able to txt and talk as if I was in the same city back home. Sound came in pretty clear. Only a few minor issues I find. I hate the fact that I can’t use my VPN if I want to make a call through this app. After the switch to the new app, there is a delay when typing now. Pretty sure they’re aware of this and can resolve that with an update. Overall, I think it’s a pretty good app. Definitely recommend it for long distance communication through WiFi.
Horrible
by Upset!!$$$ on 2019/05/20 20:55
I keep receiving text messages from someone and been trying to block them for months!!!
Don’t work perfectly
by zarifa849 on 2019/05/20 16:08
A doesn’t give u notifications when someone calls you even if the notification is on..
Don’t change your phone number
by -- cole miner-- on 2019/05/20 14:19
I accidentally changed my phone number and I wish i could change it back and I have to wait 15 days to change it
Best calling app
by TommmmmyB on 2019/05/20 11:38
Honestly, one of the best apps of all time hands down. I’ve been using this app for years, as an alternative for when my phone is off and as a secondary number for when my phone is on. The quality of the calls are good. Love this app.
Texts
by RICH141094 on 2019/05/20 08:17
The texts comes in late The calls echo a whole lot
Is the best apps now ...best giving number
by wazzy_cashout on 2019/05/20 07:00
I love the apps because it’s very great and good
Find account
by bigcook1 on 2019/05/20 03:56
Don’t like how they don’t give me more ways to find my account
Can’t even get it load
by 00 - on 2019/05/20 02:59
App Doesn’t load
Won’t download again
by nzkekwjfbldbekql on 2019/05/20 01:25
The app wasn’t working so I deleted the app and after I tried to re-download it, it wouldn’t download. I turned off my phone numerous times but it just won’t work.
This app is trash. Don’t download.
by wasresting on 2019/05/19 22:16
The ads play while you’re talking to someone. Which messes up the call. It happens all the time. The app moves so slow. Calls fail all the time. I don’t recommend this app. Is it just me with these problems. How can this app have a 4.4 rating. Trying to use this app is a nightmare. I’m coming back to edit my review. This app is trash. So many ads it barely functions. This app shouldn’t be allowed on the store. Edit: people don’t give this more than a 1 star rating. They don’t even care that ads make it impossible to make a call most of the time. Its not free if you have to pay to block ads. Because it doesn’t work otherwise.
Not so good with calls
by el diablo214 on 2019/05/19 18:38
Text is good not so good with calls and to load up it takes forever
Works as advertised on newer devices...
by Kernel Panic '76 on 2019/05/19 05:26
...but it's impossibly slow and glitchy on older ones. Ads are unobtrusive for the most part. It's a little irritating when they're in your inbox with little to discern them from your actual text messages. I have inadvertently clicked on them many times in an effort to overcome the unresponsive interface and lag by wildly tapping on the screen. Perhaps that's by design. Otherwise not a bad application if you need a second phone number or you're using your device as a WiFi phone.
Good but also bad
by Alex Malave on 2019/05/19 01:13
I have had much success using this app but it constantly shuts down and doesn’t allow texts to send. I have emailed many times but have yet to receive any kind of response
Spam calls 🙄
by Mads Prdu 906 on 2019/05/19 01:11
My friends and I have been using this app for awhile now but I keep getting random calls from random people.I got a voicemail that was five seconds long and all that you could hear was white noise.I blocked the callers but I keep getting new ones every single day.I have no choice but to delete the app.
Screwed me over
by brattyxcc on 2019/05/18 19:38
I was using this number for business for a couple of months and one day RANDOMLY it signs me out and says my number has expired. I had a lot of important numbers and messages within that app. There needs to be a better solution than to just delete everything with no warning. Now I can’t recover my “expired number”. Even making an option to pay monthly for recovering and KEEPING the same number and data would be a better solution
You can
by YourSexyGirlfriend on 2019/05/18 19:10
I am
Love it
by jerica carpenter on 2019/05/18 18:31
It’s an amazing app
Used to be the best
by Reefer radar on 2019/05/18 18:18
This app used to be amazing now I can’t do anything on it without getting ads on top of ads of top of ads I’m trying to call for a job interview Nd I can’t hear anything because in the middle of talking to them I got two ads playing at the same exact time way louder then the phone call it self then affter the call you get another ad and affter that ad 30 seconds latter another to ads play I’ve been using this app for years but not it’s almost unusable I’m so disappointed
Call failing
by mullerobert on 2019/05/18 12:58
I bought credit on TextNow to call another country but I can’t use it.
Not completely satisfied
by yuwnt2knw on 2019/05/18 01:48
Don’t like that I can’t send special things from other apps it always fails to send!
It’s nice
by the duchess of awesomeness on 2019/05/18 01:22
I wish it had gifs but it’s still super cool 👌👌
Bugs
by ajdvdhenzk on 2019/05/17 14:51
For sum reason it won’t unblock the numbers I have block which is crazy it just say unable to unblock error please fix
(Iphone) I like it but I keep having stupid issues.
by I'm Super Anonymous on 2019/05/17 14:04
I have had TextNow for quite awhile, I had it on my Android phone where it worked ok(The app to up to 5 minutes to load and stayed on black screen till loaded, what if I had an emergency. I couldn’t call someone due to it taking forever and being slow) anyway I just got an IPhone this Year and am having A lot better experience with My IOS than I did with my android. Although, Whenever someone Calls me It doesn’t tell me till after even if My phone is unlocked when they call. I keep looking up how to fix this but whenever I try to find ways it’s always for Android only. They always say go to settings and click Push Notifications then Turn on ‘Allow calls when locked’ But I Cannot find Push notifications in the Settings on the TextNow App, And I clicked on every single thing and still couldn’t find it. It’s really Frustrating! So can someone please tell me how to fix this and why I don’t have the certain setting options!? I even Uninstalled the app and Reinstalled it. 😡😡
Barbara wheeler
by barbwh_210 on 2019/05/17 12:59
It’s a very good app for texting and calls within the United States and Canada
Crashes
by Anithfsjtewgjv on 2019/05/17 11:00
Used to be very dependable. Now it crashes every time I try to reply to a message or freezes.
🤬😤
by iice.miko04 on 2019/05/17 04:07
Won’t let me choose the area code over and over after retrying few several times
Help
by Scottyvoy on 2019/05/17 03:48
Textnow works great until my calls drop or stop. The calls last up to 3 minutes and then the calls completely go silent. Can you guys help fix this issue thanks
Most beneficial app!!
by sethwhipple on 2019/05/17 02:18
I have used TextNow for 8 years. I love it.
Excellent!
by Lala Lora on 2019/05/16 19:05
Put more effort and the price for the billing is too high! If you really want to make more millions on this app! Reduce the billing rate! I assure you will get more profit in a year. Try this just an opinion!
Best app
by shumwaymeg on 2019/05/16 14:06
I have been using this app for years I had just the internet phone for yrs this last year I need more phone use so I now pay the $19.99 a month plan works great I also bought a phone from them this yr I love it how can people spend so much money on a phone when text now exists
review
by Epicgod on 2019/05/16 11:09
The app is good if you don't have a service plan or don't want to give away your number, but it constantly pops ads on the screen, and it sometimes replaces your keyboard with an ad. Also, the app is very slow.
Amazing
by kickmyball on 2019/05/16 00:36
i love all of it
The app
by k-woo-chan on 2019/05/15 21:50
I think TextNow is a really nice app and I really like it
Slow
by bambi and tator tot on 2019/05/15 21:08
This app is so slow and glichy and the purple text color is so weird I do t suggest using this app.
Latest update
by megz201910 on 2019/05/15 18:04
The latest update is making the app crash constantly. I can’t even use it for more than 2 mins
Trash
by yktvlegacy on 2019/05/15 11:23
The same ad pops up and the ad takes over my audio when I’m on the phone I can’t here the person or myself. Worst ever with the bs Toyota ad 😡
Kicking people out
by Ivyyu7997 on 2019/05/15 04:26
How can I kick people out or even leave a group? I have a stranger and I don’t know this person. I can’t invite people anymore. New updates ruined everything. I wished I didn’t updated the app.
Review
by 2005_0 on 2019/05/15 03:45
It is slow and there are way too many adds
Great Business App
by CM Credit Consultants on 2019/05/15 03:36
I use TextNow for my business and it works fairly well although at times it drops calls.
Could be better
by Amrtjk on 2019/05/14 16:07
I normally don’t have a problem texting however calling is an entirely different story half the time it won’t even call it will just say call failed and then when the call does go through no one can hear anything that’s going on.
iPhone 5s
by kinothy1125 on 2019/05/14 13:26
Bought a SIM card and can’t make calls without WiFi so like the app better
Notification Sound
by THiggyBaby on 2019/05/14 11:24
The sounds don’t work...already checked my phone settings. All other app notification sounds work except this one. Gotta keep checking for messages...smh.
Nice app.
by Orci on 2019/05/14 09:07
I appreciate that TextNow is straight up, no bullcarp. No earning credits, watching videos for minutes, no buying credits to then purchase upgrades... Just subscribe with one click, or else have free service with ads. Your choice. Only thing that could make this service better would be the option to subscribe to multiple lines and have several numbers at once.
Phone calls are rejected
by kylaniah on 2019/05/13 23:53
Every time I call or receive calls, the phone call is failed.
So far so good I’m able to send out...
by Candimann26 on 2019/05/13 23:53
As many text a day for free what a great deal. Thanks Textnow
Updates?
by UnwantedRini on 2019/05/13 19:54
Only change I see are the ads. Especially now that video ads are added. The video ad plays while I’m talking to someone. I tried pausing it but then it turns back on and plays two videos at the same time. Tried muting it but it does nothing. When the video plays the caller can’t hear me. The video keeps playing over and over until I close the app. There are other issues but there’s been so many updates that none has been fixed. The video ads are annoying.
Recover
by \<€£!chf46$ on 2019/05/13 15:19
I need to recover text messages I lost when I changed my text now phone number. Is there anyone that can tell me how to do this or direct me to costumer service.
Good site
by Rich Alka on 2019/05/13 14:08
TextNow is a very good site and I love it keep it on ❤️❤️❤️
ADD DARK MODE, and YOU’LL BE THE BEST.
by Mr. Unlucky on 2019/05/13 01:00
Nuff said
I like this but some changes are needed
by Avianas awsome on 2019/05/12 22:50
This app is good for iPads and tablets but when I make a call an Add keeps popping up,and the person I’m calling gets put on hold and is cunfused this problem pops up when I’m texting to and I can’t concentrate with so many adds in my face I think it’s stupid to have so many adds.Please fix this problem.
Sucky service
by Trueblood98 on 2019/05/12 20:51
👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻
Used to be good...
by Likest likest on 2019/05/12 17:00
Lately they make you use it once a month or you lose it. I use it less than that so now the nag is annoying. They also now delete pics and vids after 30 and did so without warning, which means all the pics I've sent/received over the past 4 years are gone. Would have been nice to have a warning so I could have saved the ones I needed. Ugh.
Best Burner Ever. Period.
by Mtsboo07 on 2019/05/12 16:04
This is the best burner number app that has ever been made. The UI is beautiful, it’s super organized, and it’s completely free. The ads are sort of annoying, but it’s alright. The service works perfectly too. 10/10.
Calling feature is a joke!
by lizzieb0301 on 2019/05/12 15:36
I have been using this app for a little less than a year. Everything was fine until four months ago. Call quality has steadily gotten worse. To the point that as of two weeks ago I can hear the person I called, but they cannot hear me. Also, my list of contacts is frozen. I am unable to scroll down to access contacts. This has cut me off from anything below “D”.
Mis Evelyn
by bodyweapon00002 on 2019/05/12 11:07
I so much love this app, I found a job out of USA and using my regular line was very expensive. This app helps me keep in touch with my loved ones. Thank you. I would rate 8stars again and again
Why put out a new version that does not work?
by Chris09406 on 2019/05/12 10:10
I have been using TextNow version 8.21 (blue icon) with no problems for a while, and was happy with it! Now they come out with a new version and force me to upgrade (block outgoing texts by saying “unable to complete”... and....”try again later”). Upgraded to current version. App asked for name and password, will not accept existing password which worked fine with 8.21 version.
I like it
by Sukrusani on 2019/05/12 09:01
I like the app a lot , but it’s irritating to receive a message every month that I my premimium is about to expire. I have auto renewal on for this app. I have also experienced a few times that ads were appearing eventhough I have premium
Love this app
by zay😉 on 2019/05/12 02:56
I’m glad I found this app ♥️♥️♥️
I like it but there are some issues.
by dwerner80 on 2019/03/30 14:16
TextNow is an amazing app, don’t get me wrong. I can talk to lots of people and I really love it. However, there are some MAJOR issues I’m having. I have had my phone for a little under a year and I am not sure if it’s the phone or the app. I get on it and I go to text someone. In the middle of typing, the app will suddenly crash. I will go back into it and it doesn’t save the draft. So I have to re-Type everything. That’s an issue that needs to be fixed. Another issue is when I watch a video someone sent me, it’s completely normal. I go off the video and I go to text them right? Well it all the sudden freezes and then a white screen appears, showing a bar at the top and a play/pause button on the bottom, almost like a video. It either crashes the entire app, makes me start all over on typing again, or just gets on my nerves with how often it does this. Another issue is how slow it goes. It’s extremely slow when I first enter the app and if I need to send an urgent text, it will take FOREVER to load. Also, when I am listening to background music and I’m trying to text someone, not only will it crash but it messes with the music, making it sound really glitchy and I find it uncomfortable and disturbing. Now, the app is great. I love it. I would really love if these issues are fixed! Thank you!
Great Texting App -Poor Call App
by J.L. Farnsworth on 2019/02/03 00:00
My whole family uses Text Now, including our adult daughter no longer at home. We all live in tiny towns with no cell coverage. No cell coverage means no phone service at our homes. No cell service at our homes means no text messages - Especially pix or large messages! As an adult, it’s usually ok, unless said daughter only texts to let you know she made it home safely instead of calling the house line. Or, your clients like to send texts because they’re millennials. So, we have to go with the flow and do what the world does. Text now works with our internet AND our cell provider so we can use it anywhere. Barely anybody texts us on our cell number anymore. My only complaint is phone calls. They don’t come through as well as a phone call. It’s great for texting- but needs a lot of work on the phone call app still. I mean, it works, but it’s hard to hear. And it drops a lot. There’s a lot of interference and reverb. Sometimes I can hear all the people in the background, but not the person I’m actually talking to. There’s a lot of the, “can you hear me now?” Going on with this app. But, I have a feeling one day it will get there. But if that’s what it sounded like full time - I wouldn’t pay for their service. Some days, it’s not worth it and we don’t use it. So... there’s that. But aces for texting!
Thank you so much&Spam calls..
by Rainbow223455564466 on 2018/12/22 16:21
My best friend lives two hours away and has a iPhone but no SIM card so she couldn’t text me, until of course, TextNow. I only dreamed of being able to text my best friend when I pleased, and not being only able to do it once a month, because she could only text me on her dads phone. But now I can talk to her all the time, and it’s awesome. Thank you so so so so much, I finally get my dreams come true, thank you text now. Thank you so much:) -Long distance bff Update: As I have been reading reviews, I found lots and LOTS of people have been getting spam calls. Now this is terrifying to me. So far nothing’s happened, but I am nervous. Also I’m noticing bad customer service, they don’t respond to any weird spam calling reviews and the ones they do reply to they just say “Sorry, please email us.” Like really. Just kinda worried. Dropped one star. Also once they said “Report that to ITunes” first of all Apple is very very very popular and it’s probably not likely at all that Apple will be able to respond. 2nd of all they probably won’t be able to fix my issue with 2394 other people complaining. So that’s weird. PLEASE BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE, SO I DONT NEED TO FEAR, bye 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.
Glitchy and ads overwhelm the experience
by Seaslang on 2018/11/08 09:25
TextNow is a great idea and provides a great service essentially - that you can have a free phone number and call North America from anywhere in the world -however the user experience is pretty bad. The app is slow, extremely glitchy, and the ads are meant to overwhelm your experience. The ad situation has gotten substantially worse in recent months. The standard bad ad experience on the app is that the ads pop up on the home screen constantly and they are hard to close. But recently I had the experience that video ads start playing through my calls and as the call time progresses the interval between the time the video ad plays gets shorter and shorter. So what happens is you're talking to someone and then an extremely loud ad (way above the call audio volume) starts playing over your call. You can shut it down but it will just start back up again a few moments later. Really unbearable. I am keeping the app because it's in its development stages and I'm hoping it will go in a different direction when it receives more funding. As a traveler it's a great tool for me, just wish it wasn't such a harrowing tool to use.
It’s cool it ok for free service/terrible now
by Cutenes84 on 2018/12/29 16:37
Sooooo I’ve had textnow for a few years, the more they try to fix bugs the worse it gets! The ads,are messing up the ap,ok its free,but don’t make it mess up the ap! I always missed calls now,never had that before! The fact you can’t send video is a lil wack! But again it’s free! You can’t send more than one picture at a time! But again it’s free lol! Just recently I have noticed when you try to send a picture,it automatically picks the last picture you took! I DO NOT LIKE THAT! Because sometimes I don’t know itnsent someone that picture! It freezes a lot more now thn last year! Also textnow,needs to cut down on people making multiple textnow accounts,just to spam people and harass people ,start getting device info,and ips,and only allow one textnow per email,device,and ip,and make them verify an email! That will help a great deal! So for it being free when you are connected to WiFi is good! Ok it’s now dec29,2018 the app is even more horrible ,it’s blocking numbers I didn’t block ,being very slow! And deleting texts I didn’t delete ,please work on where we can block entire area codes,telemarketing calls are becoming insane! I’ve got 100 numbers blocked from the same company
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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! 😁
I love text now but not the app
by momdukes5000 on 2019/03/07 01:36
For starters let me be clear the app is a great thing however we are not working out as well as I thought. One minute it downloads at top speed the next it’s like “naw I’ll pass” and doesn’t want to load at all. Also it would be really nice if I could “break up” with the app cleanly by having the option to close my account versus the developer making me cling to it and wait until X amount of time has passed to say goodbyes and farewells. I guess that’s relationships and break ups....so hard to walk away from yet so easy to get into. I also hate that I don’t have a “proper missed calls, calling incoming and out going log. Maybe in another universe or another life the app and I would get along but not today....
The last update really helped issues
by Becky*Sue1982 on 2019/04/10 11:07
If you gave up on this app before, try it again! It’s much improved...from what I can tell, this last update corrected issues with keeping the phone call connected and sound cutting out issues that used to exist with this app, seems like it has corrected some of the texting crash problems as well. I also love the fact that TextNow is now found on my iPhone sharing menu, but when you share a picture or a screenshot to TextNow, the photo does not go through, just the text. That’s the only issue I have so far after the update, which was two days ago and I haven’t had the issues again, so I’ll just say thank you guys very much and keep up the good work!
Paid for an annual subscription and happy
by Dude0u812 on 2018/11/24 14:10
There ought to be two ratings for this app- I agree the experience with the “free” version is pretty awful. Ads and pop-ups all the time make it pretty much unusable. However, the call quality was pretty good and I took a chance and paid for a subscription, about $30 bucks a year. For situations like Craigslist where I want a number I can dump if necessary, this is a great solution. So far I’ve been happy with incoming and outgoing calls. I don’t give them permission to scrape my address book but if I did it would likely be even better. They should give the ads a little calming and perhaps offer a 3-day trial of the ad-free experience and I’m sure their rating would improve.
Not bad
by screwratings on 2019/01/22 07:02
TextNow, for me, a long time user (2+yrs) has proven to be a very convenient, solid application. It’s free people. Quite frankly, being 50yrs old, I know my way around a telephone. Got my first cell phone in 1995 - the IBM Simon- an extremely expensive, full on brick phone. Since then, having plowed thru contracts & services spanning thru the entire range of price points, and having been stroked, and/or bent over by pretty much every carrier out there, trust me in this. There aren’t any 5 star month to month cell phone services FOR FREE. The big BUTTTT is... But there is one service that is as good as it’s ever going to get - remember we’re specifically talking for free here ok, to be abundantly clear. And yes, your here - TextNow is it. Period. Thank you, people who make TextNow possible!
Great for a burner number
by Lunaria1 on 2018/12/20 10:28
I’ve been using this app for almost 3 years for my hairstyling and makeup business. It’s great since I work independently, can customize a professional voice mail greeting and I don’t like to give clients my personal number. However, over the past year I’ve been getting a ridiculous amount of spam calls and that’s been very annoying. I read reviews of others experiencing this as well. What gives? I also noticed that since the latest update, I don’t get notifications for missed calls and voicemails when my phone is off like I used to. This is a big problem for me since it can cost me customers if I don’t go directly into the app, nor does it send me emails on missed calls and voicemails like it used to. Fix this!
Great app
by Uses Google Drive on 2018/12/10 03:25
Did not ask me for a review and neither am I a person to review an app. This app exceeds expectations because I was not expecting it to be free Text Now actually promises a working local phone number and that's what you get tested it with my mates and it seemed to work just as any other working messages app would. Really like it keep up the awesome app. Oh and out to offers windows version which is very nice for me a windows and apple user. I just wish you could use the same number that you use for iMessages to keep it consistent with your contacts and not have to buy them telling them you got a new number. Thanks TextNow really like it keep it up.
What do people expect?
by Rtwice93555 on 2019/03/03 08:39
I see a lot of whiny complaints from people who spend $1000+ on an iPhoneX, then complain about a free app that allows them to call or text. Seriously? Hey, what do they expect. Any app which allows you to communicate for free is chock full of glitches; SnapChat, FB Messenger, Instagram, and Kik have their share of glitches. You want problem free communication? Use the carrier service you pay for...duh I like this app for when my kids get in trouble and my wife takes away their phone. I give them one of my old phones to use that only have wifi and have them use this app to talk to their friends. Someone has to be the fun parent, right?
It’s a choosy one (app)
by Dikkilikki50🌲 on 2019/03/04 04:05
I usually only use it for hookups and the reason being is because I’m not always quite fond of guys having my real number but since I lost my google voice number I seem to run into instances to where when ever the (needs) need to meet, it’s some type of complication with the initial phone call or freezing up when the time comes to connect. It reminds me slightly of Grindr, with how every guy thats sexually comparable, that’s around you with an account, cannot be seen but everyone that’s not, is taking up all the space on the grid. Feeling discouraged being a top looking at a grid full of other tops: all because you didn’t pay for a premium membership. All in all.... text now is alright and thot worthy 😈😎
This app is garbage
by iamsix3 on 2018/12/20 14:10
I understand it’s free but this app is garbage. I have no idea why it has the high rating it has. It’s must be just for text but it is absolutely horrible for phone calls. I have been using this app for about 3 years and I gave this number out to all my staff and coworkers as my work number.....HUGE MISTAKE. It is EXTREMELY unstable. I am usually at full cell signal or on WiFi calling and it doesn’t matter calls constantly drop. I can be on the phone with my boss for 10 minutes and the call will drop at least 3 times on my end. So embarrassing. I also reboot my device just about every morning (currently iPhone XS Max). I should have used textfree and just purchased the minutes. I have been using that app for about a year now and has never had any problems. I wish I had given than number out as my work number. Lesson learned.
5 stars
by janigian,chloe on 2019/03/16 11:12
I think this is a fantastic app because you can audio call for free and not most apps let you do that. You can also text for free and I love that as well. You can send videos and pictures and I love that. The only thing about this app I dislike is that you cannot FaceTime but I do understand why because if someone has and LG they might not be able to FaceTime. If LG can FaceTime I would like this app to upgrade and make it so we can FaceTime. That would be amazing. I hope I helped anyone that is thinking about downloading this app. You should download this app because of how great it is their is no reason for you not to.
Repetitive calls
by Yaelenah on 2019/03/29 13:56
I am feeling the repetitive calls are from those you have under you to burn up free minutes wanting me to buy. I never had this issue with you before but it has been horrendous this time. I was going to purchase your product after my free minutes were up but no way now. When I say repetitive I decline, call back is instant and only stops when I answer after 8 to 10 calls in less then 90 seconds. I finally told them to f off two days in a row!! Not sure why you feel this is a good practice but whatever it is your method now and good luck with it!
Not that great.
by DJohnsonn on 2019/01/25 18:09
I think the reviews are trash. I used the app and it glitches and hangs up phone calls all the time. It freezes and won’t let me press any button. It says the calls fail and it’s not my connection because I use my phone for everything else with other apps that involve the internet. When it’s good it’s good I don’t have any problems but I can do without the call failing and not being able to press any buttons. Kind of useful for 25% of what I needed it for. UPDATE: I see other people having the same issue, since I last posted this nothing has changed and it now freezes my phone something for a couple minutes. One time I couldn’t even restart my phone for almost 10 SUPER ANNOYING especially when I use my regular phone for work.
App Issues-Freezing and Glitching out
by Cappuccino swirl on 2019/04/21 00:18
Got this app because a friend of mine recommended it to me stating it’s a good app she didn’t have no issues with it. I download it an the same day I installed it I’m in the middle of texting a friend an the App Freezes an then throws me out of the App. Then I go back in the App and the whole message I wrote gets deleted an I have to retype what I wrote because the app froze and glitched out. I’m really hoping whatever is causing the App to freeze and glitch out gets fixed ASAP because this is a pretty good App. It deserves 5 stars but with the freezing, glitching out and Me having to retype my messages I couldn’t give it 5 stars sorry.
Stop adding me to a group!
by ItzGingerr on 2019/02/11 22:58
I’ve been seeing this and I wanting it to stop,people that I don’t know have been putting me in group chats,and I just press “delete”. But whenever someone in that chat texts I just get sent back to that group,I mean I don’t want to talk anymore and since textnow people don’t let me go,like I want to leave the group chat since I don’t know the people in there. I just want to delete the group chat,first I deleted by pressing “Delete Coversation” And if someone texts back to the group chat I see the notification and i get sent to the group chat! Really? And I pressed the delete by swiping the group chat and pressing delete and the same THING IS HAPPENING. if you could try to add group calls.
I like this app but recently it keeps blocking everyone...
by llaauurreen on 2019/03/09 10:46
This app is useful. I have been using it for a long time (years) and it has never gave me trouble except for some annoying ads and sometimes crashing randomly but it has never been so hard to use or glitchy that I couldn’t get it to work. Until recently. Now it keeps randomly blocking all numbers and contacts in the entire app and then won’t allow me to unblock so I will have to delete the app and redownload or make a new number which is super annoying. Please fix this bug in a new update. I really do enjoy using this app. It has helped me for a small business on the side which provides my income so I would be very sad to have to find an entirely new app with similar features.
Hangs every time
by biin2346)$7 on 2018/12/30 20:42
I’ve been using TextNow for well over two years now and it’s really fantastic, however I recently updated the app with the new interface and all that and I just noticed few days ago when I get to the app it just hangs and I’m unable to do anything until I close and reopen and it just happens again, I don’t know if it’s a glitch or a bug...I tried deleting and downloaded the app couple of times but it doesn’t stop the glitch from reoccurring after every download I don’t know if it’s a bug and it would be rectified in the next update, apart from this it’s a really great app and I love it.
Awesome App
by A Text Now Lover on 2018/11/04 19:42
This app is by far one of the best app out there, If you a phone or device that doesn’t have a plan or any minutes left then download this app and it becomes your service as long as you have internet connection. And the best part is it’s free as long as you have internet service you can use the app as a phone on any device. You also can purchase a data plan with them for when your our and about and can’t connect to WiFi and the service is great theres no roaming or blackout areas or spots that you don’t have service.
Good at first, until it isn’t
by Wndjsjqhabzkvlhlfjxjnanx on 2019/03/08 19:59
I work for a small company, and we have used this app for texting clients for well over a year now, as I was uncomfortable giving my personal number to clients. This app works well for texting, for the most part. We have experienced issues with being able to send text messages for a long time. It happens on and off, so our ability to text using this app is inconsistent. Yesterday, our numbers stopped working and is permanently broken, and we can no longer use it. This number is all over Google, all over our website, and all over our business cards, so changing the number is going to be a huge inconvenience. Like I said, this app is good for texting, but be prepared for your phone number to stop working with no warning.
Total white-out on Panoramic mode
by Misticvw on 2019/03/04 04:43
Pretty sure this just began after the latest update. I’m using an iPhone7, and until now this app has worked flawlessly. More then satisfied. So just last week I’ve noticed if I turn my phone sideways automatically switching the display to panoramic mode the entire conversation goes white screen. Turning the phone back upright does not correct this. I need to back out of that contact then back in to see previous texts and be able to compose anything new. Somewhat frustrating but I’m sure it will get some attention and be corrected soon. Thanks Happy TextNow user....
Fabulousness
by How this game is good. on 2018/12/05 01:45
I think that this app is so cool! I have a history with this app because last year me and my boyfriend both had it and we thought that it was awesome! He had gotten in trouble so he had to sit in the front of the bus and I had gotten into a fight with my friend so I sat with him in the front and we fell in love. And he got happy when he realized that he was not the only one to have the text now app! We dated for 2 and a half months then broke up, very sad day. Hoping to get back with him next year. But this app is so amazing. It is free and it is awesome! It helped me find love once.
Fun and great way to text
by tacosrule123 on 2018/11/03 22:31
I have an iPod because my parents won’t buy me a phone so when all of my friends got phones I wanted a way to text them , I tried many apps but they all cost money to text people so I tried this app. It doesn’t involve you to have to buy anything unless you want to and I can text my friends when ever you want the only problem I have with the app is you have to have wifi for it but it not the end of the world , overall this is such a good app thank you creators of this app ( idk who you are but thx) 🙂😃
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
Pretty good app
by Buttachuck on 2019/05/21 04:48
I like a lot about this app. I started using it to communicate with my family while I was overseas working. I was able to txt and talk as if I was in the same city back home. Sound came in pretty clear. Only a few minor issues I find. I hate the fact that I can’t use my VPN if I want to make a call through this app. After the switch to the new app, there is a delay when typing now. Pretty sure they’re aware of this and can resolve that with an update. Overall, I think it’s a pretty good app. Definitely recommend it for long distance communication through WiFi.
For a free phone app it isn’t a great one
by ParanoidLady on 2019/05/04 22:19
I’ve had TextNow now before andThat was this time last year, it was wonderful. I clicked on the icon and there were my text messages or any phone calls. I didn’t use it for quite a while and now I decided to start using it again and every single time I open the app it is a nightmare; one which can and often does take up to 5 minutes to load. Because it is free and it gives me the ability to have a separate phone number on my phone I’m going to give it 2 stars. Because there are many many apps out there that do the exact same thing, some of which are supposedly better I am giving it 2 stars. Update the app for goodness sake!!
still to many problems
by emiq22 on 2019/01/02 05:59
no matter how many times it updates , i still continue to have text messages not showing up, calls dropped, calls not going through, calls not even ringing. My family even complains about this app and they don’t even use it. This is the only app i use to communicate with family and It’s very annoying and frustrating that this app isn’t doing it’s job. And the adds are never ending glitches and lag when i text. The adds randomly pop up covering the entire screen not letting me text and i can’t get rid of it, or the adds cause a huge lag and makes texting incredibly difficult by only letting me text 1 letter per second.
Work in Progress
by ethanlux on 2019/04/30 19:57
1. Solid communication platform overall. It could be quicker when connecting incoming and outgoing calls; but I’m sure this also has to do with the signal quality and individual device being used. 2. The Ads, while apparently necessary, shouldn’t slow the application to glacial speed or effect the quality of the customer experience; which they do negatively . 3. Pictures are also challenging for the application to upload and send . 4. Call quality has improved but still could benefit from clarity and balance of volume . Overall this is pretty awesome and I definitely utilize TextNow everyday !
Warning-stay away from this app!
by Mr Deuce-9 on 2019/04/04 01:58
This app crashes every single time I try to make a call or text, it’s not my phone, I have a iPhone that works perfectly good when not using this app. This app will freeze up your phone and make it crash, I don’t know what the developers were thinking putting this app out there, knowing there is many problems with the app and many bugs that need to be fixed. Not a good experience at all. These developers don’t care about us the customers- they just want their app to be on the App Store so they can make money some how off us! This app doesn’t need an update- its need a complete makeover! I’m telling all of you who are thinking of downloading this app- it’s no good for communicating whatsoever. 5*****down!!!!!
Great, but kind of annoying! :(
by Gryffindor Greenleaf on 2019/02/24 20:30
I’ve had this app for over a year now, and it’s been nice to text my friends and all. But there’s a few probs... Every time I go somewhere like the library or the dentists and it has free WiFi, it won’t let me send texts or receive texts. So whenever I get home I have to delete it and redownload it. It’s quite annoying after a while. Then there’s the problem with phone calls. I can call someone, but I can never tell if they’ve picked up or not and we spend forever just saying hello bc we cannot hear each other! And when I receive calls the same thing happens.
Does it all for cheap 3.99 a month
by MissQueenCC on 2018/11/06 22:46
Even if you don’t want to pay for premium this is a great app. Not too many ads or demands for information. Discrete and safe. I will be a subscriber until further notice. **I tried freetone and talkatone first and they were full of bugs I couldn’t restore purchases sometimes or even log in. Those apps were more expensive than this one and poor quality. The developer for freetone also doesn’t troubleshoot their app or care if you lose credit.
Great app but needs one fix.
by Mariofan98 on 2018/12/28 03:12
This app runs great I am so far surprise with it. One thing that needs to be fixed and this is for blind people is that when you go to that text bar on iPhone, or on any iOS device in general, it brings the user back up to the top to back out of the person that you were texting. It brings these are all the way up to the back button. Overall the user interface is great, it’s just that little glitch that needs to be fixed.
Do NOT get this app!
by 😿👽🤖🤖🤖👺😰😟😨😰😕 on 2019/01/01 02:55
Reasons: 📍Glitches When You Press “Load Earlier Messages” I was trying to load a picture from my friend to show my dad, app repeatedly glitched and closed. 📍Doesn’t Show My Current Messages The app shows notifies me of the text and I go to the app to read the message, I waited five minutes-forty two seconds (yes I used a stopwatch) and nothing loaded and the app closed. 📍 Makes My Phone Glitch I opened the app and suddenly my phone screen went black for about two minutes (no I didn’t use a stopwatch) and then returned to home screen. 📍 Laggy Before Text Now started glitching it was laggy when the ads would pop up and when you call it will stop when someone is talking the start up again. (This has happened multiple times) This is absolutely not my WiFi connection! My dad has reset the Internet, I have googled multiple things everything’s showed up, and cellular data has been turned on AND off. Please, don’t waste your time, use a different app. (The device I have is IOS Incase you were wondering)
I Love
by Tommiegirl75 on 2018/11/04 00:38
this app! It has given me the freedom to still use my phone via wifi although I no longer have and/or can no longer afford a cell phone carrier. I have been able to faithfully use and rely on this app for several years now, and with timely updates it just keeps getting better and better!!! Thanks a million for this great app! I would and do highly recommend this app to everyone. If 10 *'s were allowed that would be my rating‼️💯%
International landline calls
by DZ1902 on 2019/02/17 04:46
While I was in the US I didn’t want to get a number for only a week and call to my country in South America to keep contact with my relatives, but I avoided. I first tried to get the other popular apps like Skype, but they charged me even for calling a landline phone in my country. This app gives you the option to call for free to a landline phone. To call to a mobile phone it’s different, but you always can choose it. The quality of the call can be improved, that’s why I give them 4 stars.
I love this cool phone app
by Andrew Phanor on 2018/11/03 23:41
I like it because you get to use this for free but if you put service on it? You know you’ll have to pay for it yearly or monthly however, especially on your iPads, tablets and iPod touch. I only use this for backup in case if my phone service is cut off? Then I can use this app to make a phone call and I also use this app to sign up with this phone number and not my original one. Everyone should know about this app because it’s cool, amazing and helpful!
WiFi
by THE_BOSS_BISH on 2019/04/01 16:57
I think this app needs to be a non WiFi app because some people don’t have WiFi and can’t afford to pay for data and I think we need to be more worried about safety because some people don’t use regular messaging apps that use data they use TextNow app and what if an emergency happened without a phone around and no WiFi connection around at least make WiFi free with no passwords so we can use our phones anytime thank you and I hope you understand
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TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited
Description
DEDICATED PHONE NUMBER Give your friends your very own phone number! UNLIMITED TEXT AND PICTURE MESSAGING You can send as many texts and picture messages as you want - FREE! UNLIMITED CALLS TO USA AND CANADA Make unlimited free phone calls to any phone number in the US & Canada! LOW-COST & FREE INTERNATIONAL CALLING Add money or earn free money by completing offers to your account and make low-cost international calls TURN YOUR IPOD OR IPAD INTO A PHONE Works on your iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone IS IT REALLY FREE? There is no catch. No yearly or monthly fees! It is completely free! HOW CAN ALL OF THIS BE FREE? The app comes with a few ads. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a premium subscription to remove them. OTHER AWESOME STUFF - Customize the look and feel of the app - Conference calls - 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
glitch
by swaaaeleee on 2019/05/26 22:51
it keeps glitching and shutting the app its been doing it for almost a week
I love the
by fijiannnnnnnnnaaa on 2019/05/26 22:39
I love the app but the bad thing is you can’t send video pls make it so we can send video
Kindly improve on the app for multiple login
by Great_Improve on 2019/05/26 22:08
You need to improve on the app to allow for multiple login. We should be able to login more than one account on the app. Kindly improve on this
Recover email
by kyla bowe on 2019/05/26 21:21
My account was hacked it will not let me verify my textnow number 2623510370 someone changed my email what can I do
Great
by Torinolvr on 2019/05/26 18:49
Best one out there to text with. Voice calls, to so much.
I don’t even get the notification saying that someone is calling me
by Haileybop2000 on 2019/05/26 16:33
The app would be a lot better if the sound was louder and I actually get the notification that somebody called me. I NEVER get a notification saying that someone is calling me, I only get “missed call” and “voicemail” notifications, and I always have to call the person back and apologize, that I was literally on my phone and I don’t understand why I didn’t get their call
Amazing
by williamrileyostrander on 2019/05/26 15:41
Hey
I only use and trust my calls through TextNow
by MichelleMarilyn1978 on 2019/05/26 13:11
My daughter introduced me to this App,and I must say it’s pretty helpful,I kinda rely on it right now
Keeps crashing.....
by wifi gamer on 2019/05/26 03:25
This app would be great if it didn’t crash so much. Every time you try to text someone it starts crashing. It seems to happen when the ads start showing or when you open the app. Needs a major fix quick!!
Tile
by fffffuuuuujjjjjjjjjfffuckkkk on 2019/05/26 01:49
Yell
Not recieving notifications
by spectrumass on 2019/05/26 01:00
This app has been fine until recently. It won’t notify me that I have texts or calls...I even checked to make sure my iphone allows notifications from this app. It also crashes sometimes...?
It’s not what I expected
by Subrrodpeteswg on 2019/05/25 23:45
Their was little things popping up saying upgrade, premium when all I wanted to see was the people I’m my contacts
Sending videos
by SpicyMamiii on 2019/05/25 20:00
Videos being sent is very blurry even though they aren't blurry
Idk what happened 💔
by wreugk on 2019/05/25 01:16
It used to work fine about a month ago, but lately it just lags and shuts off completely 🚮 I can't even call anymore, no texting, nothing at all. I have to rate you a 2 if I can give a zero I would but since this is recent I won't 😐
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
by Tyeeeeb on 2019/05/24 19:55
I started using this app a lot but now my calls are getting dropped. My messages are not going through. The service is terrible. I can never make a good call and I feel like I’m always wondering if my text messages even went through. whatever bug this app has.... you guys need to fix it.
Great app
by L Cucch on 2019/05/24 17:56
Great app, would be 5 stars but a lot of the time call quality is poor. Great for texting when there is no signal though
Not receiving texts
by BruthaBlaq on 2019/05/24 17:46
I have premium and I can’t send or receive texts. It’s so annoying.
Horrible
by errkkaa on 2019/05/24 16:31
1 minute into installing it into my sons phone it froze and went blank and deleted the message and crashed and kicked us off the txt app. I was gong to use it and keep it on but now that it does this I uninstall it. Absolutely ridiculous! This need to be fixed!!!!!! DONT WASTE UR TIME ON THIS APP!
Good so far
by kate mcphrrson on 2019/05/24 14:38
It helps me reach all my family even if I am far away from home
Text
by Diamond2201 on 2019/05/24 13:22
Love the application
PAY ATTENTION
by MenaceTarantino on 2019/05/24 09:44
TextNow uses camera for some reason while making calls !!! Take off camera permission in your settings! Welcome to 2019 , everyone’s working for the government!
So much of a pain deleting all old conversations
by davidman2009 on 2019/05/24 06:10
The support team doesn’t respond to questions. There is no way to delete all conversations all at once. You have to swipe each one and that takes forever. There should be a check mark option to select all of them to mark as read or delete!
Bugs
by Ajcoolj234 on 2019/05/24 00:53
It’s been glitchy lately, I can’t log out. It takes a lot of time to sign in Idk what’s going on
Making Calls Not Made by Me
by jura8887 on 2019/05/23 23:29
5/23/2019: I received a phone call today from a stranger, but a real life person from their own private personal phone number, returning "my" up to *THREE* calls I had "apparently made" to him. No, I hadn't even used it once, only had this app on my phone for less than a week. We'll, I don't know this person, he isn't even in my phones contacts, but that was all the evidence I needed to promptly log out and delete the app off of my phone, as it is calling random strangers, within my literal physical area code, as a method of spreading spam calls? That's DISGUSTING, a huge breach of whatever data, safety, privacy, and comfortability I was looking for in the app and I have lost all trust in it. Do not recommend.
It's A Great app!!! Just Very Weird...♥️😁
by #coolgirlrule💗 on 2019/05/23 19:46
I keep getting weird phone numbers calling, leaving voice mails and texting my iPad everyday. I hope you can fix this weird problem and try to find out what it is. I recommend this app for people who live long distances and have family members that they can't contact through regular messaging or calling. By coolgirlrule101♥️✌️😁
Kelly
by kelsie ❤️ on 2019/05/23 13:41
Best app ever !!!
Great App
by xaelms on 2019/05/23 05:24
I have been using TextNow for over 6 years!
TextNow
by CONDDOR on 2019/05/22 21:44
Just love it.
5 stars for text!! 3 for calls!! Great App!!
by NY Post Review on 2019/05/22 21:16
Awesome service! Awesome for text messages! Overall a great app! So take the next part, which is strictly about calling, with a grain of salt... Not as awesome for phone calls, cuts out, or works fine... so sometimes it’s constantly having problems, and sometimes it’s fine. But when it’s bad it’s really really bad! To the point where you better keep your calls under 60 seconds!
Overall a good app
by Willgbills on 2019/05/22 19:47
I would have given this app only four stars but in my opinion it has improved since I first started to use TextNow so I’m going to give them credit for it because I don’t have half as many issues I have experienced before. They weren’t really bad still just minor stuff. This app is awesome !
Convenient text app for calls too
by jjjc on 2019/05/22 17:10
This works great for me to get junk texts sent to in addition to making calls to the US from Int’l destinations. Updates help with issues too.
Best Text and Free calling App
by mikoulo on 2019/05/22 14:54
Wish I could give a million star review for this great service...
Comment
by meamo1 on 2019/05/22 14:07
Text now freezes entirely to much. Been using this app since I was younger & it always come in handy. Whenever I try to call someone it just doesn’t go through. Or if someone calls me it just says missed call doesn’t even give me a choice to answer or not. Other than that the best
Download Now!
by greeneyedangel575 on 2019/05/22 10:56
Totally awesome FREE text & phone! Zero complaints here!
TextNow app
by jsjshshsbsisk on 2019/05/22 04:32
This app lets you text whoever you want. If you have a iPod then the phones you can’t text for example Samsung’s this app will let you😁
Crashes
by vdgjjfdhysgji on 2019/05/22 03:16
It keeps crashing on me which is really annoying.
Perfect solution
by Knittinjen on 2019/05/21 22:03
Phone plans are so expensive! Since there’s starting to be WiFi everywhere this is an excellent solution. I have my iPhone and can use it just as I would when my bill was $150 a month, but now I pay just a few dollars! Thanks to TextNow!
Text Now App
by Finiky User on 2019/05/21 18:57
Whenever I try to make a phone call sometimes it doesn’t go through or it rings briefly and drops the call. The app also plays endless ads when I’m trying to talk to the person on the other end of the line. Very rude.
Irritated
by irritatingb on 2019/05/21 18:26
Y’all need to get it together cause it says I have messages but I don’t see them at all and too many ads
Get this app
by Alfalfa.2 on 2019/05/21 06:25
Text now is amazing I can text people I wouldn’t be able to text with my message app it is great u can upload pictures videos and more
Pretty good app
by Buttachuck on 2019/05/21 04:48
I like a lot about this app. I started using it to communicate with my family while I was overseas working. I was able to txt and talk as if I was in the same city back home. Sound came in pretty clear. Only a few minor issues I find. I hate the fact that I can’t use my VPN if I want to make a call through this app. After the switch to the new app, there is a delay when typing now. Pretty sure they’re aware of this and can resolve that with an update. Overall, I think it’s a pretty good app. Definitely recommend it for long distance communication through WiFi.
Horrible
by Upset!!$$$ on 2019/05/20 20:55
I keep receiving text messages from someone and been trying to block them for months!!!
Don’t work perfectly
by zarifa849 on 2019/05/20 16:08
A doesn’t give u notifications when someone calls you even if the notification is on..
Don’t change your phone number
by -- cole miner-- on 2019/05/20 14:19
I accidentally changed my phone number and I wish i could change it back and I have to wait 15 days to change it
Best calling app
by TommmmmyB on 2019/05/20 11:38
Honestly, one of the best apps of all time hands down. I’ve been using this app for years, as an alternative for when my phone is off and as a secondary number for when my phone is on. The quality of the calls are good. Love this app.
Texts
by RICH141094 on 2019/05/20 08:17
The texts comes in late The calls echo a whole lot
Is the best apps now ...best giving number
by wazzy_cashout on 2019/05/20 07:00
I love the apps because it’s very great and good
Find account
by bigcook1 on 2019/05/20 03:56
Don’t like how they don’t give me more ways to find my account
Can’t even get it load
by 00 - on 2019/05/20 02:59
App Doesn’t load
Won’t download again
by nzkekwjfbldbekql on 2019/05/20 01:25
The app wasn’t working so I deleted the app and after I tried to re-download it, it wouldn’t download. I turned off my phone numerous times but it just won’t work.
This app is trash. Don’t download.
by wasresting on 2019/05/19 22:16
The ads play while you’re talking to someone. Which messes up the call. It happens all the time. The app moves so slow. Calls fail all the time. I don’t recommend this app. Is it just me with these problems. How can this app have a 4.4 rating. Trying to use this app is a nightmare. I’m coming back to edit my review. This app is trash. So many ads it barely functions. This app shouldn’t be allowed on the store. Edit: people don’t give this more than a 1 star rating. They don’t even care that ads make it impossible to make a call most of the time. Its not free if you have to pay to block ads. Because it doesn’t work otherwise.
Not so good with calls
by el diablo214 on 2019/05/19 18:38
Text is good not so good with calls and to load up it takes forever
Works as advertised on newer devices...
by Kernel Panic '76 on 2019/05/19 05:26
...but it's impossibly slow and glitchy on older ones. Ads are unobtrusive for the most part. It's a little irritating when they're in your inbox with little to discern them from your actual text messages. I have inadvertently clicked on them many times in an effort to overcome the unresponsive interface and lag by wildly tapping on the screen. Perhaps that's by design. Otherwise not a bad application if you need a second phone number or you're using your device as a WiFi phone.
Good but also bad
by Alex Malave on 2019/05/19 01:13
I have had much success using this app but it constantly shuts down and doesn’t allow texts to send. I have emailed many times but have yet to receive any kind of response
Spam calls 🙄
by Mads Prdu 906 on 2019/05/19 01:11
My friends and I have been using this app for awhile now but I keep getting random calls from random people.I got a voicemail that was five seconds long and all that you could hear was white noise.I blocked the callers but I keep getting new ones every single day.I have no choice but to delete the app.
Screwed me over
by brattyxcc on 2019/05/18 19:38
I was using this number for business for a couple of months and one day RANDOMLY it signs me out and says my number has expired. I had a lot of important numbers and messages within that app. There needs to be a better solution than to just delete everything with no warning. Now I can’t recover my “expired number”. Even making an option to pay monthly for recovering and KEEPING the same number and data would be a better solution
You can
by YourSexyGirlfriend on 2019/05/18 19:10
I am
Love it
by jerica carpenter on 2019/05/18 18:31
It’s an amazing app
Used to be the best
by Reefer radar on 2019/05/18 18:18
This app used to be amazing now I can’t do anything on it without getting ads on top of ads of top of ads I’m trying to call for a job interview Nd I can’t hear anything because in the middle of talking to them I got two ads playing at the same exact time way louder then the phone call it self then affter the call you get another ad and affter that ad 30 seconds latter another to ads play I’ve been using this app for years but not it’s almost unusable I’m so disappointed
Call failing
by mullerobert on 2019/05/18 12:58
I bought credit on TextNow to call another country but I can’t use it.
Not completely satisfied
by yuwnt2knw on 2019/05/18 01:48
Don’t like that I can’t send special things from other apps it always fails to send!
It’s nice
by the duchess of awesomeness on 2019/05/18 01:22
I wish it had gifs but it’s still super cool 👌👌
Bugs
by ajdvdhenzk on 2019/05/17 14:51
For sum reason it won’t unblock the numbers I have block which is crazy it just say unable to unblock error please fix
(Iphone) I like it but I keep having stupid issues.
by I'm Super Anonymous on 2019/05/17 14:04
I have had TextNow for quite awhile, I had it on my Android phone where it worked ok(The app to up to 5 minutes to load and stayed on black screen till loaded, what if I had an emergency. I couldn’t call someone due to it taking forever and being slow) anyway I just got an IPhone this Year and am having A lot better experience with My IOS than I did with my android. Although, Whenever someone Calls me It doesn’t tell me till after even if My phone is unlocked when they call. I keep looking up how to fix this but whenever I try to find ways it’s always for Android only. They always say go to settings and click Push Notifications then Turn on ‘Allow calls when locked’ But I Cannot find Push notifications in the Settings on the TextNow App, And I clicked on every single thing and still couldn’t find it. It’s really Frustrating! So can someone please tell me how to fix this and why I don’t have the certain setting options!? I even Uninstalled the app and Reinstalled it. 😡😡
Barbara wheeler
by barbwh_210 on 2019/05/17 12:59
It’s a very good app for texting and calls within the United States and Canada
Crashes
by Anithfsjtewgjv on 2019/05/17 11:00
Used to be very dependable. Now it crashes every time I try to reply to a message or freezes.
🤬😤
by iice.miko04 on 2019/05/17 04:07
Won’t let me choose the area code over and over after retrying few several times
Help
by Scottyvoy on 2019/05/17 03:48
Textnow works great until my calls drop or stop. The calls last up to 3 minutes and then the calls completely go silent. Can you guys help fix this issue thanks
Most beneficial app!!
by sethwhipple on 2019/05/17 02:18
I have used TextNow for 8 years. I love it.
Excellent!
by Lala Lora on 2019/05/16 19:05
Put more effort and the price for the billing is too high! If you really want to make more millions on this app! Reduce the billing rate! I assure you will get more profit in a year. Try this just an opinion!
Best app
by shumwaymeg on 2019/05/16 14:06
I have been using this app for years I had just the internet phone for yrs this last year I need more phone use so I now pay the $19.99 a month plan works great I also bought a phone from them this yr I love it how can people spend so much money on a phone when text now exists
review
by Epicgod on 2019/05/16 11:09
The app is good if you don't have a service plan or don't want to give away your number, but it constantly pops ads on the screen, and it sometimes replaces your keyboard with an ad. Also, the app is very slow.
Amazing
by kickmyball on 2019/05/16 00:36
i love all of it
The app
by k-woo-chan on 2019/05/15 21:50
I think TextNow is a really nice app and I really like it
Slow
by bambi and tator tot on 2019/05/15 21:08
This app is so slow and glichy and the purple text color is so weird I do t suggest using this app.
Latest update
by megz201910 on 2019/05/15 18:04
The latest update is making the app crash constantly. I can’t even use it for more than 2 mins
Trash
by yktvlegacy on 2019/05/15 11:23
The same ad pops up and the ad takes over my audio when I’m on the phone I can’t here the person or myself. Worst ever with the bs Toyota ad 😡
Kicking people out
by Ivyyu7997 on 2019/05/15 04:26
How can I kick people out or even leave a group? I have a stranger and I don’t know this person. I can’t invite people anymore. New updates ruined everything. I wished I didn’t updated the app.
Review
by 2005_0 on 2019/05/15 03:45
It is slow and there are way too many adds
Great Business App
by CM Credit Consultants on 2019/05/15 03:36
I use TextNow for my business and it works fairly well although at times it drops calls.
Could be better
by Amrtjk on 2019/05/14 16:07
I normally don’t have a problem texting however calling is an entirely different story half the time it won’t even call it will just say call failed and then when the call does go through no one can hear anything that’s going on.
iPhone 5s
by kinothy1125 on 2019/05/14 13:26
Bought a SIM card and can’t make calls without WiFi so like the app better
Notification Sound
by THiggyBaby on 2019/05/14 11:24
The sounds don’t work...already checked my phone settings. All other app notification sounds work except this one. Gotta keep checking for messages...smh.
Nice app.
by Orci on 2019/05/14 09:07
I appreciate that TextNow is straight up, no bullcarp. No earning credits, watching videos for minutes, no buying credits to then purchase upgrades... Just subscribe with one click, or else have free service with ads. Your choice. Only thing that could make this service better would be the option to subscribe to multiple lines and have several numbers at once.
Phone calls are rejected
by kylaniah on 2019/05/13 23:53
Every time I call or receive calls, the phone call is failed.
So far so good I’m able to send out...
by Candimann26 on 2019/05/13 23:53
As many text a day for free what a great deal. Thanks Textnow
Updates?
by UnwantedRini on 2019/05/13 19:54
Only change I see are the ads. Especially now that video ads are added. The video ad plays while I’m talking to someone. I tried pausing it but then it turns back on and plays two videos at the same time. Tried muting it but it does nothing. When the video plays the caller can’t hear me. The video keeps playing over and over until I close the app. There are other issues but there’s been so many updates that none has been fixed. The video ads are annoying.
Recover
by \<€£!chf46$ on 2019/05/13 15:19
I need to recover text messages I lost when I changed my text now phone number. Is there anyone that can tell me how to do this or direct me to costumer service.
Good site
by Rich Alka on 2019/05/13 14:08
TextNow is a very good site and I love it keep it on ❤️❤️❤️
ADD DARK MODE, and YOU’LL BE THE BEST.
by Mr. Unlucky on 2019/05/13 01:00
Nuff said
I like this but some changes are needed
by Avianas awsome on 2019/05/12 22:50
This app is good for iPads and tablets but when I make a call an Add keeps popping up,and the person I’m calling gets put on hold and is cunfused this problem pops up when I’m texting to and I can’t concentrate with so many adds in my face I think it’s stupid to have so many adds.Please fix this problem.
Sucky service
by Trueblood98 on 2019/05/12 20:51
👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻
Used to be good...
by Likest likest on 2019/05/12 17:00
Lately they make you use it once a month or you lose it. I use it less than that so now the nag is annoying. They also now delete pics and vids after 30 and did so without warning, which means all the pics I've sent/received over the past 4 years are gone. Would have been nice to have a warning so I could have saved the ones I needed. Ugh.
Best Burner Ever. Period.
by Mtsboo07 on 2019/05/12 16:04
This is the best burner number app that has ever been made. The UI is beautiful, it’s super organized, and it’s completely free. The ads are sort of annoying, but it’s alright. The service works perfectly too. 10/10.
Calling feature is a joke!
by lizzieb0301 on 2019/05/12 15:36
I have been using this app for a little less than a year. Everything was fine until four months ago. Call quality has steadily gotten worse. To the point that as of two weeks ago I can hear the person I called, but they cannot hear me. Also, my list of contacts is frozen. I am unable to scroll down to access contacts. This has cut me off from anything below “D”.
Mis Evelyn
by bodyweapon00002 on 2019/05/12 11:07
I so much love this app, I found a job out of USA and using my regular line was very expensive. This app helps me keep in touch with my loved ones. Thank you. I would rate 8stars again and again
Why put out a new version that does not work?
by Chris09406 on 2019/05/12 10:10
I have been using TextNow version 8.21 (blue icon) with no problems for a while, and was happy with it! Now they come out with a new version and force me to upgrade (block outgoing texts by saying “unable to complete”... and....”try again later”). Upgraded to current version. App asked for name and password, will not accept existing password which worked fine with 8.21 version.
I like it
by Sukrusani on 2019/05/12 09:01
I like the app a lot , but it’s irritating to receive a message every month that I my premimium is about to expire. I have auto renewal on for this app. I have also experienced a few times that ads were appearing eventhough I have premium
Love this app
by zay😉 on 2019/05/12 02:56
I’m glad I found this app ♥️♥️♥️
I like it but there are some issues.
by dwerner80 on 2019/03/30 14:16
TextNow is an amazing app, don’t get me wrong. I can talk to lots of people and I really love it. However, there are some MAJOR issues I’m having. I have had my phone for a little under a year and I am not sure if it’s the phone or the app. I get on it and I go to text someone. In the middle of typing, the app will suddenly crash. I will go back into it and it doesn’t save the draft. So I have to re-Type everything. That’s an issue that needs to be fixed. Another issue is when I watch a video someone sent me, it’s completely normal. I go off the video and I go to text them right? Well it all the sudden freezes and then a white screen appears, showing a bar at the top and a play/pause button on the bottom, almost like a video. It either crashes the entire app, makes me start all over on typing again, or just gets on my nerves with how often it does this. Another issue is how slow it goes. It’s extremely slow when I first enter the app and if I need to send an urgent text, it will take FOREVER to load. Also, when I am listening to background music and I’m trying to text someone, not only will it crash but it messes with the music, making it sound really glitchy and I find it uncomfortable and disturbing. Now, the app is great. I love it. I would really love if these issues are fixed! Thank you!
Great Texting App -Poor Call App
by J.L. Farnsworth on 2019/02/03 00:00
My whole family uses Text Now, including our adult daughter no longer at home. We all live in tiny towns with no cell coverage. No cell coverage means no phone service at our homes. No cell service at our homes means no text messages - Especially pix or large messages! As an adult, it’s usually ok, unless said daughter only texts to let you know she made it home safely instead of calling the house line. Or, your clients like to send texts because they’re millennials. So, we have to go with the flow and do what the world does. Text now works with our internet AND our cell provider so we can use it anywhere. Barely anybody texts us on our cell number anymore. My only complaint is phone calls. They don’t come through as well as a phone call. It’s great for texting- but needs a lot of work on the phone call app still. I mean, it works, but it’s hard to hear. And it drops a lot. There’s a lot of interference and reverb. Sometimes I can hear all the people in the background, but not the person I’m actually talking to. There’s a lot of the, “can you hear me now?” Going on with this app. But, I have a feeling one day it will get there. But if that’s what it sounded like full time - I wouldn’t pay for their service. Some days, it’s not worth it and we don’t use it. So... there’s that. But aces for texting!
Thank you so much&Spam calls..
by Rainbow223455564466 on 2018/12/22 16:21
My best friend lives two hours away and has a iPhone but no SIM card so she couldn’t text me, until of course, TextNow. I only dreamed of being able to text my best friend when I pleased, and not being only able to do it once a month, because she could only text me on her dads phone. But now I can talk to her all the time, and it’s awesome. Thank you so so so so much, I finally get my dreams come true, thank you text now. Thank you so much:) -Long distance bff Update: As I have been reading reviews, I found lots and LOTS of people have been getting spam calls. Now this is terrifying to me. So far nothing’s happened, but I am nervous. Also I’m noticing bad customer service, they don’t respond to any weird spam calling reviews and the ones they do reply to they just say “Sorry, please email us.” Like really. Just kinda worried. Dropped one star. Also once they said “Report that to ITunes” first of all Apple is very very very popular and it’s probably not likely at all that Apple will be able to respond. 2nd of all they probably won’t be able to fix my issue with 2394 other people complaining. So that’s weird. PLEASE BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE, SO I DONT NEED TO FEAR, bye 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.
Glitchy and ads overwhelm the experience
by Seaslang on 2018/11/08 09:25
TextNow is a great idea and provides a great service essentially - that you can have a free phone number and call North America from anywhere in the world -however the user experience is pretty bad. The app is slow, extremely glitchy, and the ads are meant to overwhelm your experience. The ad situation has gotten substantially worse in recent months. The standard bad ad experience on the app is that the ads pop up on the home screen constantly and they are hard to close. But recently I had the experience that video ads start playing through my calls and as the call time progresses the interval between the time the video ad plays gets shorter and shorter. So what happens is you're talking to someone and then an extremely loud ad (way above the call audio volume) starts playing over your call. You can shut it down but it will just start back up again a few moments later. Really unbearable. I am keeping the app because it's in its development stages and I'm hoping it will go in a different direction when it receives more funding. As a traveler it's a great tool for me, just wish it wasn't such a harrowing tool to use.
It’s cool it ok for free service/terrible now
by Cutenes84 on 2018/12/29 16:37
Sooooo I’ve had textnow for a few years, the more they try to fix bugs the worse it gets! The ads,are messing up the ap,ok its free,but don’t make it mess up the ap! I always missed calls now,never had that before! The fact you can’t send video is a lil wack! But again it’s free! You can’t send more than one picture at a time! But again it’s free lol! Just recently I have noticed when you try to send a picture,it automatically picks the last picture you took! I DO NOT LIKE THAT! Because sometimes I don’t know itnsent someone that picture! It freezes a lot more now thn last year! Also textnow,needs to cut down on people making multiple textnow accounts,just to spam people and harass people ,start getting device info,and ips,and only allow one textnow per email,device,and ip,and make them verify an email! That will help a great deal! So for it being free when you are connected to WiFi is good! Ok it’s now dec29,2018 the app is even more horrible ,it’s blocking numbers I didn’t block ,being very slow! And deleting texts I didn’t delete ,please work on where we can block entire area codes,telemarketing calls are becoming insane! I’ve got 100 numbers blocked from the same company
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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! 😁
I love text now but not the app
by momdukes5000 on 2019/03/07 01:36
For starters let me be clear the app is a great thing however we are not working out as well as I thought. One minute it downloads at top speed the next it’s like “naw I’ll pass” and doesn’t want to load at all. Also it would be really nice if I could “break up” with the app cleanly by having the option to close my account versus the developer making me cling to it and wait until X amount of time has passed to say goodbyes and farewells. I guess that’s relationships and break ups....so hard to walk away from yet so easy to get into. I also hate that I don’t have a “proper missed calls, calling incoming and out going log. Maybe in another universe or another life the app and I would get along but not today....
The last update really helped issues
by Becky*Sue1982 on 2019/04/10 11:07
If you gave up on this app before, try it again! It’s much improved...from what I can tell, this last update corrected issues with keeping the phone call connected and sound cutting out issues that used to exist with this app, seems like it has corrected some of the texting crash problems as well. I also love the fact that TextNow is now found on my iPhone sharing menu, but when you share a picture or a screenshot to TextNow, the photo does not go through, just the text. That’s the only issue I have so far after the update, which was two days ago and I haven’t had the issues again, so I’ll just say thank you guys very much and keep up the good work!
Paid for an annual subscription and happy
by Dude0u812 on 2018/11/24 14:10
There ought to be two ratings for this app- I agree the experience with the “free” version is pretty awful. Ads and pop-ups all the time make it pretty much unusable. However, the call quality was pretty good and I took a chance and paid for a subscription, about $30 bucks a year. For situations like Craigslist where I want a number I can dump if necessary, this is a great solution. So far I’ve been happy with incoming and outgoing calls. I don’t give them permission to scrape my address book but if I did it would likely be even better. They should give the ads a little calming and perhaps offer a 3-day trial of the ad-free experience and I’m sure their rating would improve.
Not bad
by screwratings on 2019/01/22 07:02
TextNow, for me, a long time user (2+yrs) has proven to be a very convenient, solid application. It’s free people. Quite frankly, being 50yrs old, I know my way around a telephone. Got my first cell phone in 1995 - the IBM Simon- an extremely expensive, full on brick phone. Since then, having plowed thru contracts & services spanning thru the entire range of price points, and having been stroked, and/or bent over by pretty much every carrier out there, trust me in this. There aren’t any 5 star month to month cell phone services FOR FREE. The big BUTTTT is... But there is one service that is as good as it’s ever going to get - remember we’re specifically talking for free here ok, to be abundantly clear. And yes, your here - TextNow is it. Period. Thank you, people who make TextNow possible!
Great for a burner number
by Lunaria1 on 2018/12/20 10:28
I’ve been using this app for almost 3 years for my hairstyling and makeup business. It’s great since I work independently, can customize a professional voice mail greeting and I don’t like to give clients my personal number. However, over the past year I’ve been getting a ridiculous amount of spam calls and that’s been very annoying. I read reviews of others experiencing this as well. What gives? I also noticed that since the latest update, I don’t get notifications for missed calls and voicemails when my phone is off like I used to. This is a big problem for me since it can cost me customers if I don’t go directly into the app, nor does it send me emails on missed calls and voicemails like it used to. Fix this!
Great app
by Uses Google Drive on 2018/12/10 03:25
Did not ask me for a review and neither am I a person to review an app. This app exceeds expectations because I was not expecting it to be free Text Now actually promises a working local phone number and that's what you get tested it with my mates and it seemed to work just as any other working messages app would. Really like it keep up the awesome app. Oh and out to offers windows version which is very nice for me a windows and apple user. I just wish you could use the same number that you use for iMessages to keep it consistent with your contacts and not have to buy them telling them you got a new number. Thanks TextNow really like it keep it up.
What do people expect?
by Rtwice93555 on 2019/03/03 08:39
I see a lot of whiny complaints from people who spend $1000+ on an iPhoneX, then complain about a free app that allows them to call or text. Seriously? Hey, what do they expect. Any app which allows you to communicate for free is chock full of glitches; SnapChat, FB Messenger, Instagram, and Kik have their share of glitches. You want problem free communication? Use the carrier service you pay for...duh I like this app for when my kids get in trouble and my wife takes away their phone. I give them one of my old phones to use that only have wifi and have them use this app to talk to their friends. Someone has to be the fun parent, right?
It’s a choosy one (app)
by Dikkilikki50🌲 on 2019/03/04 04:05
I usually only use it for hookups and the reason being is because I’m not always quite fond of guys having my real number but since I lost my google voice number I seem to run into instances to where when ever the (needs) need to meet, it’s some type of complication with the initial phone call or freezing up when the time comes to connect. It reminds me slightly of Grindr, with how every guy thats sexually comparable, that’s around you with an account, cannot be seen but everyone that’s not, is taking up all the space on the grid. Feeling discouraged being a top looking at a grid full of other tops: all because you didn’t pay for a premium membership. All in all.... text now is alright and thot worthy 😈😎
This app is garbage
by iamsix3 on 2018/12/20 14:10
I understand it’s free but this app is garbage. I have no idea why it has the high rating it has. It’s must be just for text but it is absolutely horrible for phone calls. I have been using this app for about 3 years and I gave this number out to all my staff and coworkers as my work number.....HUGE MISTAKE. It is EXTREMELY unstable. I am usually at full cell signal or on WiFi calling and it doesn’t matter calls constantly drop. I can be on the phone with my boss for 10 minutes and the call will drop at least 3 times on my end. So embarrassing. I also reboot my device just about every morning (currently iPhone XS Max). I should have used textfree and just purchased the minutes. I have been using that app for about a year now and has never had any problems. I wish I had given than number out as my work number. Lesson learned.
5 stars
by janigian,chloe on 2019/03/16 11:12
I think this is a fantastic app because you can audio call for free and not most apps let you do that. You can also text for free and I love that as well. You can send videos and pictures and I love that. The only thing about this app I dislike is that you cannot FaceTime but I do understand why because if someone has and LG they might not be able to FaceTime. If LG can FaceTime I would like this app to upgrade and make it so we can FaceTime. That would be amazing. I hope I helped anyone that is thinking about downloading this app. You should download this app because of how great it is their is no reason for you not to.
Repetitive calls
by Yaelenah on 2019/03/29 13:56
I am feeling the repetitive calls are from those you have under you to burn up free minutes wanting me to buy. I never had this issue with you before but it has been horrendous this time. I was going to purchase your product after my free minutes were up but no way now. When I say repetitive I decline, call back is instant and only stops when I answer after 8 to 10 calls in less then 90 seconds. I finally told them to f off two days in a row!! Not sure why you feel this is a good practice but whatever it is your method now and good luck with it!
Not that great.
by DJohnsonn on 2019/01/25 18:09
I think the reviews are trash. I used the app and it glitches and hangs up phone calls all the time. It freezes and won’t let me press any button. It says the calls fail and it’s not my connection because I use my phone for everything else with other apps that involve the internet. When it’s good it’s good I don’t have any problems but I can do without the call failing and not being able to press any buttons. Kind of useful for 25% of what I needed it for. UPDATE: I see other people having the same issue, since I last posted this nothing has changed and it now freezes my phone something for a couple minutes. One time I couldn’t even restart my phone for almost 10 SUPER ANNOYING especially when I use my regular phone for work.
App Issues-Freezing and Glitching out
by Cappuccino swirl on 2019/04/21 00:18
Got this app because a friend of mine recommended it to me stating it’s a good app she didn’t have no issues with it. I download it an the same day I installed it I’m in the middle of texting a friend an the App Freezes an then throws me out of the App. Then I go back in the App and the whole message I wrote gets deleted an I have to retype what I wrote because the app froze and glitched out. I’m really hoping whatever is causing the App to freeze and glitch out gets fixed ASAP because this is a pretty good App. It deserves 5 stars but with the freezing, glitching out and Me having to retype my messages I couldn’t give it 5 stars sorry.
Stop adding me to a group!
by ItzGingerr on 2019/02/11 22:58
I’ve been seeing this and I wanting it to stop,people that I don’t know have been putting me in group chats,and I just press “delete”. But whenever someone in that chat texts I just get sent back to that group,I mean I don’t want to talk anymore and since textnow people don’t let me go,like I want to leave the group chat since I don’t know the people in there. I just want to delete the group chat,first I deleted by pressing “Delete Coversation” And if someone texts back to the group chat I see the notification and i get sent to the group chat! Really? And I pressed the delete by swiping the group chat and pressing delete and the same THING IS HAPPENING. if you could try to add group calls.
I like this app but recently it keeps blocking everyone...
by llaauurreen on 2019/03/09 10:46
This app is useful. I have been using it for a long time (years) and it has never gave me trouble except for some annoying ads and sometimes crashing randomly but it has never been so hard to use or glitchy that I couldn’t get it to work. Until recently. Now it keeps randomly blocking all numbers and contacts in the entire app and then won’t allow me to unblock so I will have to delete the app and redownload or make a new number which is super annoying. Please fix this bug in a new update. I really do enjoy using this app. It has helped me for a small business on the side which provides my income so I would be very sad to have to find an entirely new app with similar features.
Hangs every time
by biin2346)$7 on 2018/12/30 20:42
I’ve been using TextNow for well over two years now and it’s really fantastic, however I recently updated the app with the new interface and all that and I just noticed few days ago when I get to the app it just hangs and I’m unable to do anything until I close and reopen and it just happens again, I don’t know if it’s a glitch or a bug...I tried deleting and downloaded the app couple of times but it doesn’t stop the glitch from reoccurring after every download I don’t know if it’s a bug and it would be rectified in the next update, apart from this it’s a really great app and I love it.
Awesome App
by A Text Now Lover on 2018/11/04 19:42
This app is by far one of the best app out there, If you a phone or device that doesn’t have a plan or any minutes left then download this app and it becomes your service as long as you have internet connection. And the best part is it’s free as long as you have internet service you can use the app as a phone on any device. You also can purchase a data plan with them for when your our and about and can’t connect to WiFi and the service is great theres no roaming or blackout areas or spots that you don’t have service.
Good at first, until it isn’t
by Wndjsjqhabzkvlhlfjxjnanx on 2019/03/08 19:59
I work for a small company, and we have used this app for texting clients for well over a year now, as I was uncomfortable giving my personal number to clients. This app works well for texting, for the most part. We have experienced issues with being able to send text messages for a long time. It happens on and off, so our ability to text using this app is inconsistent. Yesterday, our numbers stopped working and is permanently broken, and we can no longer use it. This number is all over Google, all over our website, and all over our business cards, so changing the number is going to be a huge inconvenience. Like I said, this app is good for texting, but be prepared for your phone number to stop working with no warning.
Total white-out on Panoramic mode
by Misticvw on 2019/03/04 04:43
Pretty sure this just began after the latest update. I’m using an iPhone7, and until now this app has worked flawlessly. More then satisfied. So just last week I’ve noticed if I turn my phone sideways automatically switching the display to panoramic mode the entire conversation goes white screen. Turning the phone back upright does not correct this. I need to back out of that contact then back in to see previous texts and be able to compose anything new. Somewhat frustrating but I’m sure it will get some attention and be corrected soon. Thanks Happy TextNow user....
Fabulousness
by How this game is good. on 2018/12/05 01:45
I think that this app is so cool! I have a history with this app because last year me and my boyfriend both had it and we thought that it was awesome! He had gotten in trouble so he had to sit in the front of the bus and I had gotten into a fight with my friend so I sat with him in the front and we fell in love. And he got happy when he realized that he was not the only one to have the text now app! We dated for 2 and a half months then broke up, very sad day. Hoping to get back with him next year. But this app is so amazing. It is free and it is awesome! It helped me find love once.
Fun and great way to text
by tacosrule123 on 2018/11/03 22:31
I have an iPod because my parents won’t buy me a phone so when all of my friends got phones I wanted a way to text them , I tried many apps but they all cost money to text people so I tried this app. It doesn’t involve you to have to buy anything unless you want to and I can text my friends when ever you want the only problem I have with the app is you have to have wifi for it but it not the end of the world , overall this is such a good app thank you creators of this app ( idk who you are but thx) 🙂😃
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
Pretty good app
by Buttachuck on 2019/05/21 04:48
I like a lot about this app. I started using it to communicate with my family while I was overseas working. I was able to txt and talk as if I was in the same city back home. Sound came in pretty clear. Only a few minor issues I find. I hate the fact that I can’t use my VPN if I want to make a call through this app. After the switch to the new app, there is a delay when typing now. Pretty sure they’re aware of this and can resolve that with an update. Overall, I think it’s a pretty good app. Definitely recommend it for long distance communication through WiFi.
For a free phone app it isn’t a great one
by ParanoidLady on 2019/05/04 22:19
I’ve had TextNow now before andThat was this time last year, it was wonderful. I clicked on the icon and there were my text messages or any phone calls. I didn’t use it for quite a while and now I decided to start using it again and every single time I open the app it is a nightmare; one which can and often does take up to 5 minutes to load. Because it is free and it gives me the ability to have a separate phone number on my phone I’m going to give it 2 stars. Because there are many many apps out there that do the exact same thing, some of which are supposedly better I am giving it 2 stars. Update the app for goodness sake!!
still to many problems
by emiq22 on 2019/01/02 05:59
no matter how many times it updates , i still continue to have text messages not showing up, calls dropped, calls not going through, calls not even ringing. My family even complains about this app and they don’t even use it. This is the only app i use to communicate with family and It’s very annoying and frustrating that this app isn’t doing it’s job. And the adds are never ending glitches and lag when i text. The adds randomly pop up covering the entire screen not letting me text and i can’t get rid of it, or the adds cause a huge lag and makes texting incredibly difficult by only letting me text 1 letter per second.
Work in Progress
by ethanlux on 2019/04/30 19:57
1. Solid communication platform overall. It could be quicker when connecting incoming and outgoing calls; but I’m sure this also has to do with the signal quality and individual device being used. 2. The Ads, while apparently necessary, shouldn’t slow the application to glacial speed or effect the quality of the customer experience; which they do negatively . 3. Pictures are also challenging for the application to upload and send . 4. Call quality has improved but still could benefit from clarity and balance of volume . Overall this is pretty awesome and I definitely utilize TextNow everyday !
Warning-stay away from this app!
by Mr Deuce-9 on 2019/04/04 01:58
This app crashes every single time I try to make a call or text, it’s not my phone, I have a iPhone that works perfectly good when not using this app. This app will freeze up your phone and make it crash, I don’t know what the developers were thinking putting this app out there, knowing there is many problems with the app and many bugs that need to be fixed. Not a good experience at all. These developers don’t care about us the customers- they just want their app to be on the App Store so they can make money some how off us! This app doesn’t need an update- its need a complete makeover! I’m telling all of you who are thinking of downloading this app- it’s no good for communicating whatsoever. 5*****down!!!!!
Great, but kind of annoying! :(
by Gryffindor Greenleaf on 2019/02/24 20:30
I’ve had this app for over a year now, and it’s been nice to text my friends and all. But there’s a few probs... Every time I go somewhere like the library or the dentists and it has free WiFi, it won’t let me send texts or receive texts. So whenever I get home I have to delete it and redownload it. It’s quite annoying after a while. Then there’s the problem with phone calls. I can call someone, but I can never tell if they’ve picked up or not and we spend forever just saying hello bc we cannot hear each other! And when I receive calls the same thing happens.
Does it all for cheap 3.99 a month
by MissQueenCC on 2018/11/06 22:46
Even if you don’t want to pay for premium this is a great app. Not too many ads or demands for information. Discrete and safe. I will be a subscriber until further notice. **I tried freetone and talkatone first and they were full of bugs I couldn’t restore purchases sometimes or even log in. Those apps were more expensive than this one and poor quality. The developer for freetone also doesn’t troubleshoot their app or care if you lose credit.
Great app but needs one fix.
by Mariofan98 on 2018/12/28 03:12
This app runs great I am so far surprise with it. One thing that needs to be fixed and this is for blind people is that when you go to that text bar on iPhone, or on any iOS device in general, it brings the user back up to the top to back out of the person that you were texting. It brings these are all the way up to the back button. Overall the user interface is great, it’s just that little glitch that needs to be fixed.
Do NOT get this app!
by 😿👽🤖🤖🤖👺😰😟😨😰😕 on 2019/01/01 02:55
Reasons: 📍Glitches When You Press “Load Earlier Messages” I was trying to load a picture from my friend to show my dad, app repeatedly glitched and closed. 📍Doesn’t Show My Current Messages The app shows notifies me of the text and I go to the app to read the message, I waited five minutes-forty two seconds (yes I used a stopwatch) and nothing loaded and the app closed. 📍 Makes My Phone Glitch I opened the app and suddenly my phone screen went black for about two minutes (no I didn’t use a stopwatch) and then returned to home screen. 📍 Laggy Before Text Now started glitching it was laggy when the ads would pop up and when you call it will stop when someone is talking the start up again. (This has happened multiple times) This is absolutely not my WiFi connection! My dad has reset the Internet, I have googled multiple things everything’s showed up, and cellular data has been turned on AND off. Please, don’t waste your time, use a different app. (The device I have is IOS Incase you were wondering)
I Love
by Tommiegirl75 on 2018/11/04 00:38
this app! It has given me the freedom to still use my phone via wifi although I no longer have and/or can no longer afford a cell phone carrier. I have been able to faithfully use and rely on this app for several years now, and with timely updates it just keeps getting better and better!!! Thanks a million for this great app! I would and do highly recommend this app to everyone. If 10 *'s were allowed that would be my rating‼️💯%
International landline calls
by DZ1902 on 2019/02/17 04:46
While I was in the US I didn’t want to get a number for only a week and call to my country in South America to keep contact with my relatives, but I avoided. I first tried to get the other popular apps like Skype, but they charged me even for calling a landline phone in my country. This app gives you the option to call for free to a landline phone. To call to a mobile phone it’s different, but you always can choose it. The quality of the call can be improved, that’s why I give them 4 stars.
I love this cool phone app
by Andrew Phanor on 2018/11/03 23:41
I like it because you get to use this for free but if you put service on it? You know you’ll have to pay for it yearly or monthly however, especially on your iPads, tablets and iPod touch. I only use this for backup in case if my phone service is cut off? Then I can use this app to make a phone call and I also use this app to sign up with this phone number and not my original one. Everyone should know about this app because it’s cool, amazing and helpful!
WiFi
by THE_BOSS_BISH on 2019/04/01 16:57
I think this app needs to be a non WiFi app because some people don’t have WiFi and can’t afford to pay for data and I think we need to be more worried about safety because some people don’t use regular messaging apps that use data they use TextNow app and what if an emergency happened without a phone around and no WiFi connection around at least make WiFi free with no passwords so we can use our phones anytime thank you and I hope you understand
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