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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
wifi
15.36
116
4
calls
11.91
20
message
13.61
14
1
call
14.41
11
texts
11.33
4
free calling apps for iphone
0.00
4
mms
11.79
4
1
texting
12.39
2
text
20.97
2
calling
11.84
2
text feee
9.67
1
sms text message for free
9.75
1
1
text free
31.76
1
textfree
18.21
1
free texting
10.38
1
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App name
text Free: texting + calling
Description
PICK A FREE PHONE NUMBER Choose your area code and search custom phone numbers like, “(555) 414-SARA,” simple sequences like “(555) 500-2525,” or combinations that are, “JUST4U.” UNLIMITED text & PICTURE MESSAGES Send as many text and picture messages as your thumbs can handle—all for free. FREE calling Having your own phone number means you can call your grandma’s landline, order a pizza, and text all your friends, even if they don’t have a smartphone. UNLIMITED MINUTES Enjoy unlimited calling minutes, no ads, reserved number, and more with textfree Plus. ADDED PRIVACY Protect your privacy by using your textfree number for dating, craigslist, online forms, and more. GROUP CHAT Create groups, add participants, and let everyone be part of the conversation. TURN ANY DEVICE INTO A PHONE No phone? No Problem. textfree turns your iPod, iPad, or desktop into a free phone. IS IT THIS REALLY FREE? Yep. Totally free. To keep it that way, we show ads from time to time. If you’d rather not see them, you can purchase a premium subscription to remove them. THE ORIGINAL textfree was the first free texting app in the App Store. True story. Since 2009, textfree has helped millions of people stay connected. Today, textfree is still the fastest, most reliable, and easiest to use. LEGAL © 2020 Pinger, Inc. All rights reserved. The textfree name, associated trademarks, and logos are trademarks of Pinger, Inc. or related entities. Terms of Service: https://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy/terms-and-conditions/ Privacy Policy: https://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy/ Subscriptions are automatically billed monthly or annually to your iTunes Account and auto-renew unless you turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payments are charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew or manage subscriptions in your iTunes & App Store account settings. Cancellations take effect at the end of the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period (where available) is forfeited when purchasing a subscription.
Good app
by app user4628 on 2020/08/08 04:05
This app is a good free texting app I have recommended this app to a friend and I am happy. Not that many ads and good quality and many characters.
Question
by vig0690 on 2020/08/07 15:13
Quick question, how do u know if someone blocked you?
App freezes
by User283628 on 2020/08/07 05:59
Couldn't create account. App freezes when you hit confirm after email/pass.
NOT FREE
by nikitate on 2020/08/06 22:44
Please stop calling these phone apps “free” when you have to buy credits to make calls. That’s not free.
not receiving texts 😐
by hehephiphi on 2020/08/06 00:26
i’ve tried to use it to verify and register accounts but i’m not getting ANY texts. don’t waste ur time
Yup it works
by ELL6767 on 2020/08/05 20:42
Only have inter
Really cool app
by lilronie on 2020/08/05 17:50
Sweeet1
It’s alright, just a little laggy and the call service is a little bad
by stop reading my username on 2020/08/05 14:26
It’s a good app, but it’s a little laggy and the call service is bad even though I have good reception
To many scams
by ThenderFlash on 2020/08/05 12:40
Random scams keep texting me
tiktok
by you see it haha on 2020/08/05 11:12
pov: downloading this app bc you saw it on tiktok 👁👄👁
Good
by RockThizzle on 2020/08/05 02:32
I like this App 😏
Almost perfect
by Mrmycorn on 2020/08/04 22:37
So far, I have found TextFree to be a good app for my old iPhone 5 that I no longer pay a carrier for. I like that I can earn free voice minutes. There are ads, but that’s why it’s a free app. No gif support in texting, however. Disappointing. If it weren’t for that, I would give 5 stars.
Do NOT recommend
by Savage_Alfredo918 on 2020/08/04 16:16
You will sit all day watching videos earning “FREE” minutes and you will never get them this is a whole scam
10k
by kkkkkkkkewy on 2020/08/04 16:02
The number keep changing it annoying
Biggest nonsense useless app
by 192791ju$ticE on 2020/08/04 15:55
What da hell kind of app is this, number keeps changing every minute, can't text can't call can't do nothing with it, big time nonsense..
Hello world
by Reason3 on 2020/08/04 05:47
The new version of this is the first app that I’ve ever used to have a good time with.
Poor
by T.Y Dollar on 2020/08/03 22:42
Requesting for area code and when I write it we show no connection
VERY GLITCHY
by sammie kasperski on 2020/08/03 16:09
It’s very weird. First off, it’s SO glitchy, second sometimes when I try to go in the app to text somebody IT WILL NOT LET ME! Also I feel like we should be able to make group chats! Please fix this! Thank you!
Hey
by terriyonahood on 2020/08/02 17:19
Hey hi I
Homemade
by 1977EFlo on 2020/08/02 11:56
It’s not going to be a big deal but I’mImpress
Fine
by RSENDE on 2020/07/31 13:36
Good but not fast
Doesn’t help with anything
by jdog 2k on 2020/07/30 03:54
You can only text people on WiFi and you can’t text anything except another person with a apple product but if you think it would be cool to have a phone number and not get any other benefits you could get this app
Awful
by andjdlalabx on 2020/07/29 17:04
Worst app I’ve ever used. It says it’s free but you either have to pay for minutes or watch annoying ads for like 30 minutes just to be able to make a phone call. Waste of space on my phone
Very good app
by jeionir on 2020/07/29 10:27
Very nice app in sending message
it’s not even free
by yea ❤️ (no btw) on 2020/07/29 04:26
what it’s called “text free” it’s literally making me pay i can’t get texts or anything i don’t wanna pay
Excellent
by ZTSylvestre on 2020/07/28 18:42
Literally everywhere I go has WiFi. If I don’t have WiFi, then I’m probably driving or doing some other activity that I should be focused on. I don’t even pay for a conventional carrier anymore. I don’t see the point. This phone number provided by Text Free works just as well as any other number I’ve ever had. I pay Text Free monthly to remove the ads and keep my number and all, but it’s something like $5 as opposed to a $60-$80 a month contract. I’ve been using my Text Free number for over a year now.
A must if you need a second number
by Super Cool Rich on 2020/07/28 18:28
I’ve been using this app for years. It’s awesone! Great way to have a second number of you don’t want to give out your real one.
Come on
by 557893793 on 2020/07/28 18:27
So I’m 10 years old and I put in my dads number but I accidentally put the wrong number and I called them a couple times and the next day someone said that I’m mean and to stop annoying him I said sorry but he didn’t care so I deleted the app
Amazing!!!
by CrazyForMarais on 2020/07/27 23:35
Best Texting/Calling app on the app store!
Excellent App
by ❤️Jae.R on 2020/07/26 23:22
I appreciate good sound quality and plenty of features. They are now offering plan with unlimited minutes check it out.
10/10
by kk122..122 on 2020/07/26 20:03
My mom doesn’t let me have a service phone yet.. so I downloaded this and it works great! Nobody even knows! It never crashes and the quality on the phone calls are amazing! It’s super easy to sign up and i would really recommend it.😊
Best one yet
by queenbeaty139 on 2020/07/22 21:41
I think it’s just like have no normal phone number
Needs improvement
by Alli🖖🏼💙 on 2020/07/22 19:20
II
Kills battery
by Roc20009 on 2020/07/22 18:08
Background activities kills your battery!!!!!
Always works
by 📱iPhoneUser on 2020/07/22 15:22
Nothing to complain about, with great service provided.
Ehhh
by amourshana-tiktok on 2020/07/21 12:16
It was okay but it will not let me get verification codes so I just deleted the app and used my actual number😕
Nothings free y’all
by Again?!& on 2020/07/21 11:34
They advertise on TV u make/receive free calls/texts blah blah. So tell me why do I have to buy minutes? App deleted n found another source!!!
Meh
by elice kay on 2020/07/21 02:39
I like it my friends can’t tell it’s an app but........... some random person tried to call me so that kinda got me. I thought it was like “bug/ hacker” free. I would recommend it if you don’t mind some random person/ people calling/ texting you.
Tried it on Uber Eats
by kathyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy on 2020/07/20 19:54
If you’re trying to find a new phone number to sign up for food discounts like Uber eats or postmates or door dash then this doesn’t work for that lol. It was worth a try. But for all other purposes it’s great :)
Hhhh
by sassfhb on 2020/07/20 01:32
Yyyybnbb
Awful
by Johnny Dixx on 2020/07/18 16:01
They need to figure something out for iPhones. And I had an Android before this brand new iPhoneX and this app worked beautifully on that platform. Now this app is junk. I sign up with my email and select a number. No big deal there. Try to send text messages and it fails and when I click on the little failure! Icon next to the text message I was sending it tells me that my number has expired and I need to select a new one. So I select a new one. Same thing again. Over and over and over. I have selected about five new numbers and not once have I even use them. How is it going to expire immediately when it was available less than 30 seconds before? Again never had an issue with Android. This phone is not compatible with this app any more. I was considering actually purchasing minutes on the app, but I’m glad I did not do that because it would’ve been an obvious waste of money. Want a good text app? Text Now is perfect!
My SOS & my love
by My SOS on 2020/07/17 08:48
MI am temporary state ng in Mexico. This number helps me communicate in USA. Money is tight but this site gave me freedom to able to text my love ones from far away!
Hi
by qaxydhrhhfgjesgghbde on 2020/07/15 17:01
Terrible app
DO NOT INSTALL
by giovanninino_ on 2020/07/14 21:10
After getting notifications to use the app for about a month , today I get a call from this app. I haven’t shared this new number with anyone, mostly because I downloaded this when I thought I wouldn’t have cell service. The app itself was CALLING me so that I would open the application. Maybe your app shouldn’t be an app if you have to scam people into using it.
Get text now
by Shaelee Fischer on 2020/07/14 09:07
Text now is better, I’ve used it for years and you don’t have to pay extra for voice minutes :)
Highly Recommend
by awvvfds on 2020/07/12 20:24
I am very impressed with this app. Easy to learn: very user friendly.
Number was active for only one day
by Visurient on 2020/07/09 21:20
I got this number for a neighborhood aid organization I was trying to form. It worked just fine the first day so I gave it out to lots of people and put it on flyers. Today I couldn’t get into my account by any method and when I texted the number from my phone I got a message it was no longer in service. Thanks so much now I have to recontact a lot of people and some will probably never realize the number had to change.
I love this app
by 2cnd number on 2020/07/09 15:57
I love this app
Contact
by zenolight10 on 2020/07/08 23:04
My brother used the text phone and sent me a message I’m impressed on how it works
Automatically charged?!
by Semianson on 2020/07/07 22:46
I downloaded this app, read the terms and conditions, agreed to the trial and made sure to unsubscribe for auto renewal! The same day I downloaded this app, I realized i didn’t want to use it so I made sure to go into my settings and subscriptions and cancel the subscription for this... why was I freaking charged for this today?! Come on man. Not cool. I’ll let this crap slide this one time but I swear come Aug 3rd (when it says my “subscription” expires), if I’m charged again I’m raising hell. No I don’t want to reserve the number... no I don’t use the app... NO I don’t want to be charged for this!! NO stars!
It doesn’t work
by everynamewastakwsn on 2020/07/07 09:07
None of the text I sent actually sent and I didn’t receive any text that where sent to me. Also I kept getting calls and voicemails from an unknown number that made me uncomfortable
Don’t waste your money!
by pooped0ut on 2020/07/07 00:48
Nothing but hassles rendering the app unusable. Update to developers response: “ Problem Description: Still no ability to access my “inbox” within your app after over a week. During that time I’ve deleted your app twice and restarted my phone at least 3-4x’s per your instructions. I wish I knew what y’all were messaging me about. This is another fail for this app.”
🙄
by ShaunAnnette on 2020/07/06 16:03
Attempted to sign up app would not move past the email and password page, it kept crashing. Had no issues In the past but this just turned me off from wanting to use the app ever again 😒
Great but oof 😣
by Pamollope on 2020/07/05 23:36
Eh ok so first of all this app is awesome, I can text all I want without limits. But when I call.... OK so the quality of the call is ok but when they don’t pick up and the thing at the end where it tells you to send a voicemail lasts six seconds, it takes away a whole minute! And I didn’t even leave a voicemail!!! The minutes are also so hard to get, like it takes forever for the option to watch a video pops up, but the videos are really short so thank you for that. Ugh 😑 the minutes are just really annoying. And the ads after you send a message just take over the whole bottom half of the screen! That parts not so bad though. Please try to fix these issues! And please respond!
Doesn’t work (please assist)
by Half Pipe Germ on 2020/07/05 16:35
I have just set up an account and picked a number, it wouldn’t send messages and kept making me pick a different number. I restarted the app, deleted it and reinstalled it, restarted my phone, same issue. I also kept getting numbers I didn’t select that also didn’t work and wouldn’t let me change it any more. I don’t know what else to do to make it work. Please assist.
I love Text Free
by 🐶🦊🦁🐮 on 2020/07/05 16:09
It is so cool that you can have a phone number and not have a phone!
Not very good
by #unicorns for life on 2020/07/04 23:01
App tends to glitch a lot and it often freezes up it’s hard to hear the person on the call and it cost money to call people and if your out of minutes and you call the app charges you
Fraud
by angryman419 on 2020/07/04 09:43
This app is a cheat, why did you keep changing numbers after I already subscribed, please refund me back my iTunes
Changing Phone Number?
by glycolosis on 2020/07/03 16:55
I’ve had this app for five minutes and it’s already given me four different phone numbers!!???! I was trying to copy the original number down in a different app and when i came back (i didn’t close out, just went to a diff screen) the number didn’t even have the same area code! Please FIX THIS
MAKE THIS
by pr poopy pants on 2020/07/03 16:54
MAKE THE CALLS FREE STAT I WAS CRYING BECAUSE YOU.NEED.TO.BUY.MINUTES TO MAKE A FREAKING STUPID CALL 😤😤😤😤😠😠😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡 I don’t recommend this app it is stupid YOU SAY (mocks) Text freely and call freely BRO THE DEALS ARE ABOUT SOME STUPID APP AND DONT BUY FREE DEALS BECAUSE YOU NEED TO WATCH A FREAKING ADD TO GET A SINGLE MINUTE AND YOU NEED TO BE OFFLINE TO WATCH THE ADD
It’s okay.
by BTSLOVERYEEYEEYEE on 2020/07/03 15:28
I live in the U.S but they don’t have “214” so that needs to get fixed because otherwise I can’t verify my discord :/
Text problems
by izzy2244 on 2020/07/03 15:19
It could be better. The app is very laggy, and when I sign up for things like tik tok or Twitter, a verification code never sends. I copy the number and everything.
Awesome
by Fatal_Ghost on 2020/07/03 03:35
One of the best apps I ever used. Keep up the good work!
I understand that it needs ads to keep it free, but............
by ElMacho-Sharkrider on 2020/07/02 19:51
To the developers: if someone is using a texting and calling app so they don’t have to give out their regular phone number, the solution to get more clicks is NOT to add noisy ads that you HAVE to sit through multiple seconds of before you can click them closed. The app itself functions fine, but please quit with the ads that default to sound that you can’t close. It kind of defeats the purpose of being clandestine if your phone makes noise due to the ads while you’re using the app. Know your audience.
It used to be the best
by Bangheart on 2020/07/01 01:34
Especially since I was always able to build my minutes up pretty quickly better than any other apps by just watching videos so I can be able to have a way to call my sick older mother but since last update it only let me watch the videos a few times and then it never let me watch them again so now I cannot get ahold of my sick mother and I’m worried tremendously about her 😪
App is great but one thing
by BILLGREEN12345678910 on 2020/07/01 00:03
The app is great it’s a 4/5 I would give it a five but the minutes to call is not great.If you would let us call without minutes then I will give it a five.I still like this app but the minutes to call is not great plz the developers of this app plz remove call minutes and let us talk however we want.
HORRIBE
by 🌈Emry🏳️‍🌈 on 2020/06/29 23:43
It runs out of minutes (call) on The first day. Too many ads! Don’t get!
Was charged day after subscription canceled and deleted.
by lisho0206 on 2020/06/29 19:30
I contacted your help desk, although I’m skeptical after this stunt,To request a refund. I usually use Google Voice and was locked out of my account. I reserved the phone number through text free and hadn’t even used it. That was about 4 days ago and yesterday when I regained access to my Google Voice the first thing I did was cancel my subscription in Settings in my iPhone and all look to be successful it was no longer there. Then today I get notified through my bank that I was charged by you to reserve the number and it is showing back up active in my subscriptions. And I know that I canceled the subscription correctly and it was gone. It’s only $4.99 and that isn’t the issue. The issue is I was charged after cancelling. If you were to charge me it should have been at sign up. Very fishy. And the transaction is pending. It’s not as though you charged days ago and now it hit. Please rectify this situation because it is wrong and bad business.
If you love Donald Trump adds,this is the app for you
by Jenni🦋 on 2020/06/29 16:43
I loved this app, before all the Donald Trump ads And they made more changes as well where they throw a block screens / advertisements every time you try to go back to check your list or answer a call or see other texts. Activating as hell.
Used to work well until all the Donald Trump ads
by brettkavanaugh on 2020/06/29 16:38
Really sick of all the Donald Trump ads and every time you try to go back to your list of texts and calls it throws up some sort of block screen you have to read and close and more trouble than it’s worth
I don't like all the Trump ads now
by brettkavinough on 2020/06/29 16:34
Too many Donald Trump ads and every time you hit the back button it throws up another screen block
Donald Trump adds kill it
by lesleymacncheese on 2020/06/29 16:33
Too many Donald Trump ads
Phone
by 7Kiddoss on 2020/06/29 11:17
I love it
dog doo doo
by henryy408 on 2020/06/29 02:49
this app is horrid
Not so good
by MichaelWhoIsNowBroke on 2020/06/28 19:56
I only get messages if my phone is on and if I get a message while it’s off it doesn’t tell me I got one so I usually getting messages that are from days ago. I would rate higher if I could get messages the time they sent them without have to turn my phone on.
Keeps giving me multiple different numbers
by Kelley Anne on 2020/06/28 17:50
This app keeps giving me a new number every time I log onto it
Gets worse with each update
by TannerMorkie on 2020/06/28 17:21
After the last update, it pushed 292 old messages/recent calls that had been deleted from over a year ago, back onto the phone. It is still a pain trying to delete them again one by one. I shouldn’t have updated but I hoped it would resolve the issue with the voicemail link being hidden behind the header and I would have to unlock the screen rotation to have access to the voicemail play button. Chinese junk design.
Ad Covers Half the Screen!!
by yyy888 on 2020/06/28 06:20
Just updated this app and discovered there’s this GIANT AD THAT LITERALLY COVERS THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE SCREEN! You can’t get rid of it! You can’t dismiss it. The ad box just sits there permanently blocking 50% of the screen real estate. This is ridiculous. You can only see the last 2-3 text msgs received. If you have more than 2-3 people texting you, forget it. You can’t see their texts. This makes the app all but unusable. One star.
Receiving messages
by logan2399 on 2020/06/27 21:06
I’d put it the number I get in for a code and it won’t send the code or I’d get messages back for a few days afterwards
Great! Just too many ads.
by Idene Mitzi on 2020/06/27 19:51
Does the $4.99 stop All ads?
WORTHLESS!
by Mybeloveds on 2020/06/27 18:34
They claim they are the “original and best” - NOT!!! I’ve used 2 other texting apps but wanted an additional number, so decided to try this one. Downloaded, chose a number, set everything up and tried to send a text. It immediately told me the number had expired and I had to choose another. I did that and the same thing happened. After 4 or 5 times of choosing another number (which it accepted initially, but then wouldn’t let me send a text from) I gave up. How is this app even on here - what a joke!
Please add video
by I'm so hot 🥵 and so cool 🥶 on 2020/06/27 14:50
Okay so this app is AMAZING to play pranks on people. (Like I do) but it makes it less believable when you can’t add videos. So can you please let us send videos! :) please!!!!
Doesn’t work and hasn’t for a while
by Myk4737 on 2020/06/27 11:16
This app used to be perfect but now I can’t send messages and my number changes every time I open the app. Sent an email in hopes of getting the issue resolved but no response. Will give it a a few more days. If it’s not resolved then I’ll have to find a new app that actually works.
amazing app!
by Kenzieboo1234657890 on 2020/06/27 03:02
get this imidiatly (sorry if i spelled that wrong) if you have a ipod or ipad! Its amazing!!!!!!! i recommend everyone get this game!! It should have a FULL! star rate! AMAZING GOB!!!! GG!!! 😉
Good app.
by Busy non-mom on 2020/06/26 00:05
*Update - bonus! The app has begun working with short code texts! Yay! I plan to use this more as I pull away from Google Voice. *Previous review - This works really well. I used to use it more before I had an unlimited texting plan, but it still works well, and I like having an actual phone number to use when I don’t want to give my primary one. And it’s free!
A mess of junk calls
by Excellent714 on 2020/06/25 20:17
This app was fine until recently. The ads are not a problem but the number of junk calls is a mess. Intruding as I am usually doing something else important. I don’t know how to get a different number and the help page says error. In don’t know where the sudden surge of junk calls came from but makes the app unusable. Without the spam it was perfect. Ads are ok. I just got a message saying there was a response but I can’t find it. I DID SEE THE MESSAGE TO CONTACT YOU BUT WAS UNABLE TO WRITE DOWN THE EMAIL ADDRESS AND NOW CANT FIND IT. I HAVE TURNED OFF NOTIFICATIONS FROM TEXT FREE BUT STILL GET THAT SOUND OF A CALL FROM TEXT FREE. CAN I CHANGE NUMBERS? NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN GIVEN MY NUMBER.
It bad
by King Gidson. on 2020/06/25 10:22
It gave me the number at first but immediately I was using that to text I got a text telling my my number was expired.
Very annoying
by ronydebs on 2020/06/25 08:24
What the hell happened to this app? Unknown numbers keep calling, how to block unknown numbers?
Terrible.
by SillyBoyQuill on 2020/06/25 07:43
Cant even send a message my number keeps changing & I payed for 1000 voice credits Nd never received them . I personally would not recommend
It works well on web but
by _MochaShay_ on 2020/06/25 03:09
So I log in on the web via google but it won’t allow that on the app??
Awesome App!!
by BakingIsBest on 2020/06/25 01:26
this app is amazing!! there is ads but it is not that bad. I recommend it very much!
We need video chat
by Esie mom of 3 on 2020/06/25 00:31
It’s a good app but it needs to be able to video chat and remove the ads the ads are so annoying
FIXED!!! Can’t write text message using new message icon
by MorningLight22 on 2020/06/24 01:20
Hello 👋 It’s back!! My (type in here )😉 box is back. I updated, tried it and it was the same, so went ahead and did the screen recording. After, I went back to try it again and there it was at the bottom on the right side. As you see In the recording, it wasn’t before, But it is now and all fixed .😁 Thanks so much !!! Jesus loves you🙂
Great
by hellokitteywitttyy on 2020/06/23 19:31
I was able to contact whoever I wanted for free and it was very enjoyable to be able to talk to my dad b and I hope u guys get the same thing that I experienced cuz it was great
Doesnt work to creat YouTube channel
by kekenjenddndjjejriririie on 2020/06/23 13:55
Youtube wont allow me to use their numbers to create a account.
I’ve used this app of and on for years.
by JinChicago on 2020/06/23 02:33
Bullet points. Yes you must have WIFI to use as phone. You must have your phone that can download app I have Apple Prefer it over other versions. . To use voice or text., The person you call needs NOTHING SPECIAL. Their phone works normally. They text or call you. You call or text. Don’t forget all the other Apple apps that will work on your Apple phone. If you need extra minutes you can buy them. You can get minutes by watching adds or other methods. I’ve used in my home/while shopping in stores with WiFi. Coffeehouse and more.
Garbage
by imcoolwithithowaboutyou on 2020/06/22 23:16
Not receiving notifications needed from other apps to verify account. Doesn’t work with BIGO and now I can’t change my number in BIGO bc I can get the verification code sent to the text free app for some reason. It’s a loop that I’m stuck in and I need my mf money from there.
Only one issue
by ilikeditthen on 2020/06/22 04:59
More than half of the time when I get a call the person has to call several times and the app does not ring just notifies me of a missed call. At first it was okay but after it happened over 20 times it’s an issue and annoying. How can you notify me of a missed call but the phone didn’t ring...well ok. Other than that the app is just fine. Doesn’t matter if I’m connected to a strong WiFi or not the calls only come through half of the time and the end on its own a lot.
Ads
by jonny ballguy on 2020/06/22 03:20
Way to many ads now. Was way better before. Definitely switching to text now over this ad infested app.
Yessss
by sarashannon8 on 2018/03/05 04:22
Yessss Get this app if you have an iPod, iPad, or iPhone that has been shut off your provider. As for me, I have two iPods and an iPhone that has been shut off the provider. I linked all of them under the same account. I can text as (724) ***-**** and nobody knows that I don't actually have a phone!!! This app is perfect and has no flaws, unless you have absolutely no tolerances for ads. The ads only pop up at the bottom of your screen AFTER you send a message. It's not too bad. I usually can't stand ads, but this doesn't interfere with the quality of the app. You can also, if you double-text, click the little "x" in the corner of the ad to view the keyboard again. You get your notifications as always. Text free also can text you personally when you have updates or to remind you that if your phone number isn't used within a certain amount of time, it will be given to someone else. But anyone that uses this app usually uses it frequently and doesn't have the issue. It only happened to me a few years back when I only got the app to text my mom for a busy month, and right after that I didn't use it. I got a new number, with ease, and now I can use it any time I wish. You may also reserve your number for a small fee. For free you may record your own voicemail. You may also choose your own ringtone, and on Androids you can use your pre-installed ringtones on your device. I recommend this app to anyone. Please download this app if the above criteria relates to you.
Best pals
by BRIT ICONZ on 2018/03/17 22:05
This is been a success story also a struggle story me as the reviewer have been using Textfree for over six years close to seven and when I had no way to have a phone service from my iPhone I was able to always have access to people calling me and having textWhich it being a American app I had no idea I’d be able to use it in Europe where I went and subsequently suffered a heart attack still having no phone service tax-free had allowed me to call and text my friends and family in the USA with no extra surcharge and really no problem this was a great thing now if this doesn’t come with the bells and whistles but it still was pretty forward thinking for time it came out it’s still one of the originals and one thing about it it’s stable sometime to glitches but it’s stable overall and I’ve still been able to use it we talking about six years of service that I use pretty much every day I am an original thank you tax-free you really helped me expand on so many things and yes I do have phone service now but I still use this as one of my secondaryNumbers one of the best apps ever invented because it works
Glitchy, freezes, auto directs to safari/appstore
by BRO 77 on 2019/09/22 06:18
When I click the message it will often freeze up and I will have to close out the app, double click home, swipe up, and then restart the app literally 4-5 times before I can click one of the messages and it'll take me to the message. When I type it will often freeze up so I can type or mid typing it'll freeze and unfreeze so I'll type one part of a word and finish the last half of a word or two later and then I'll have to use auto correct and rewrite the couple words it froze for. Sometimes it will take me to the message and the box to text won't even be on the messaging screen and I'll have to close out and reload the app for it to go back to normal but then the when I do it freezes up and I have to close and reload it a couple more times to get it to unfreeze. Sometimes it'll take me to safari or the app store even if I didn't click the ads, and no my finger doesn't slip and accidentally click the ads, it just does it by itself sometimes. I'll sometimes have the text box glitched out at the very top of the screen so I can't see the other person's message, or the text bar will just be frozen 3/4s from the bottom inbetween the ad that's covering up half the screen and the top. Paying to get rid of the ads may help with the ad related glitches, but it won't help with the rest of the glitchyness with the app, my advice would be to GET ANY OTHER TEXTING APP!
Great free App
by Mmcvey98 on 2019/05/27 18:11
Best free app for texting for when you need another number. I hope that none of you ever have to have another number for the reasons that I have had to. The only complaint I have is the fact that you have to buy minutes and the cost but on the same token with that; If someone tries to call the number you have the option to have a call go directly to voicemail, so if the Caller leaves a voicemail you can still get the communication, along with the ability of an automatic text response to let them know that you cannot receive telephone calls on that number and make them aware of that fact. So I still give it five stars despite the downfall of having to buy minutes. They give you some free minutes to start, and methods/other ways to gain free minutes IF you want to take the time to go through all of the surveys and marketing etc. When I have used the actual calling function of the app, the quality has been great. So overall for being a free app I give it five thumbs up :-)
unlimited talk+text to any phone number regardless if they are a text now user or not
by Graceland kelly on 2020/04/09 17:52
okay so i’ve tried talkatone and almost every free calling and texting app out there but i always come back to this one.. one thing i love about talkatone that this app lacks is that talkatone you only need the calling “ credits “ for international calling... on that app you can send unlimited texts and calls to anyone without calling minutes... regardless if they have the app or not and i LOVE this app but i do think that dark mode should come to this app it would be BEAUTIFUL i’d suggest also “ read receipts “ and i think we should have unlimited text and calls... the calling credits should just be for international calling..so basically we just have unlimited texting and calling to any number regardless if they have this app or not with ads to keep it free just like the talkatone app does!!! other than the whole calling minutes thing that’s the ONLY thing i don’t like other than that this app is amazing and the best of the best but please give us dark mode and give us unlimited free calling i’d appreciate it! and so would do many other people!!!
5 years, 5 stars
by cobalionandzelda43210 on 2018/06/01 13:13
I have had this app for 5 years (yes, 5 years) so it is imperative that I write a review! I got this app when I started college and did not have phone service yet, and I used it for over a year constantly. I've kept it ever since, and I still have the phone number that I started with. I moved to a rural area, where getting cell service is nearly impossible, and this app came in handy for actually being able to talk on the phone without needing to be in specific corner of the house or outside. This is the best free texting and calling app I've ever found. There are, of course, things that annoy me (like the amount of ads, not being able to make calls for free and only receive them, and the phone number going away if you haven't used it in a while). This is a completely free app, though, so I couldn't be happier. If you want more capabilities, you could either pay for the app or pay for phone service. For everything that this app does, I can't help but to give it 5 stars.
Bill Kaatz
by FBIMANSr on 2019/09/18 10:37
I enjoy the text free app and calling like watching the adds even joined a few to help with free minutes although it requires internet to use phone and text I really appreciate it helps me very much I have told several of my friends about the App and If you are down on your luck or just can’t afford a phone bill, try the text free app , watch a few adds get minutes for phone you can pick your own number, from an available list of numbers , and you are back in Buisness, yes it requires you to use WiFi! But so far my quality of call’s have been good ,and best of all as long as you use your phone a few times a month you can keep your number, and if you do need to change your number ! Well you simple request for a new number and you can change it and you can even keep your unused minutes!! Wow how great is that ? If after all I have just told you how great text free phone and text app is and you don’t get it , then you just don’t need a phone ! I Love it
Can I give it 7 stars?
by Zimukusa on 2018/08/25 00:36
Okay, so let’s ignore the fact that three of us in the company mis-dialed the number and that was the problem, not actually a bug... 🤦‍♀️ ...when I reached out to the app developer I half expected no response as I’ve had really negative experiences before with other app developers. We were getting messages that our number had been disconnected despite having paid for the number (again, this was entirely user error as we were misdialing but didn’t realize til later). Frustrated, I sent about 5 messages in quick succession. Got a response within an hour of my first message from someone who clearly knew to calm me down and get tech support. (Instant 3 stars). Tech support tried calling and it worked for them but not for us. Tech support escalated the ticket to second level and provided frequent updates as we were dealing with different time zones (4.5 stars) Second level tech asked for some basic info and quickly spotted the one digit we were dialing incorrectly. (5 stars) I wish I could give two more stars to make it seven, cas I know from many tech friends that these kind of basic errors are ridiculous, but both tech support and second level tech were so good humored about it, I could almost hear the chuckling through their emails as I gulped in horror. (It’s been a rough week, I knew there’d be an error somewhere!) Truly appreciate the highly professional and good humored support on this app. Seven stars if I could give them!
Used to work
by 26atom on 2018/04/25 02:57
I used this app quite a bit. The old version worked beautifully. There were ads, but they weren't intrusive. For some reason I couldn't transfer my old number to my new iPad so i downloaded this new abomination. I was hit by 2 ads immediately. I also cant find Where to re-add ANY contacts. The intuitive usage is hidden. I have an update to add to this review. Now that i have used it for a few weeks there is one HUGE NUISANCE that has been included in the update. The ads now replace some of your contacts, crowding out your numbers. How did the EVER allow this? Also, there are ZERO ways to delete them. Someone left me a voicemail in error and i am unable to get their erroneous call out of my contacts. There used to be an "erase conversation" button, which because you now must scroll through ads, has completely disappeared. Ive been using the new updates for some time now. I’m convinced the numbers have been sold, as i now receive a robocall every 30 minutes and obscene messages daily. I’m looking for a better app. I would never recommend anyone download this. They offer no way to block or erase incoming calls, causing your contacts to be lost far down the list. Its truly awful.
Text free
by BSmooth512 on 2019/05/01 21:03
Best VoIP App ever. Love the service and most of all the best deal ever. Why? Because it's the best and cheapest service to sign up with if one wants to have phone service at your convenience. In addition, Thanks to Text free I survived with out phone service for three month and they didn't pressure me to sign up. As result can't wait until I sign up for the service as as form of appreciation. In addition this is now what I call greatest cp service of all time. With great concept while enhancing technology by providing optimal solution when needed. Thank you so much cuz you Rock Textfree...and most of all I use your service as my primary iT service for my company as well. Reason - if I’m not available then the customer can even leave vm even when I’m off line. As result what an amazing/brilliant technology. Much love and respect Goes our to the creator of your organization and employees as well. Thank You Everyone... BCS inc.
Problems with tech support
by Wilson6765 on 2018/04/19 18:53
I only have an iPad, so I’m not able to text people with non-Apple devices. I got Textfree to be able to text one specific person. It worked well for several months, but then it stopped working, so that he was not receiving my texts and I was not receiving his. After a few weeks of trying to solve this problem on my own, I finally contacted tech support. I got a response from them a very speedy nine days later. After a minimal interaction, I was told that the problem must be with my friend’s cell phone carrier. Maybe it is and maybe it isn’t, but I feel that my problem was not adequately addressed, and since I now have no reason to use the app, I will be uninstalling it from my iPad. UPDATE: After posting the above review, I was mysteriously contacted by someone else from the company who helped me troubleshoot the problem I was having. It’s good to know that someone in the company is capable of providing good support. However, I hate that I had to use threats to get anyone to take me and my problem seriously, so my decision not to use the app anymore stands.
Not A Good App Anymore
by Jonathen_crow on 2017/12/05 05:32
I’ve seen countless people complaining about their issues with this app. Mostly that they’re able to send text messages but not receive them. And I’ve also seen that through my own efforts their response team for help is completely unresponsive. In a lot of places on the website you’ll see that they take a short time to respond, but in reality they take upwards of weeks, it’s been several weeks since I submitted my first request and I still have no response. Most other people cannot find responses, or solutions to their problems. They seem unwilling to respond anyone that is not buying credits. This was once a good app, really great for people who possibly lived in bad areas were their Wi-Fi was stronger than their cell phone signal. And were unable for whatever reason to use their actual cell phone services to contact other people. It used to be really great especially when you were trying to do multiple things at once, or you were unsure of someone having your real number. Now it’s not worth the amount of time it takes to download.
Why I like and possibly love fried okra
by Jengih on 2020/06/19 04:17
I would like to share with you my honest and overwhelming feelings for fried okra. It’s something I have harbored inside of me since I was a child. I have never shared these feelings to anyone before now and I wish you could understand to what depth these happy sensations of love and warmth battered in a perfect amount of coziness and placed in my grandmothers perfectly seasoned skillet. A skillet that has the unbelievable amount of exact proportions of normalcy’s a child needs. I grew into the person I am today bc of that skillet and I am able to give and show love because of all those perfect little pieces of fried okra. I’m just pulling your chain!!! What in the world am I even talking about!!! But in a serious note...this APP is AWESOME!!! Love it!!! It could t be any better and I want to say thank you to everyone that has had anything to do with it:) Have a wonderful night and smile bc Text Free App is my fried okra😉
* Love It * Easy to Use * Super Convenient *
by Cass 7678 on 2019/03/21 04:12
I’m generally not the type to use an app like this (40 year old, woman, with a home phone & cell phone). But, I recently decided to shop around for cell service to save some money. I canceled my current service, planning to switch providers the following day. Then I saw a few more ads & decided to hold off to do more research. That was great until I realized I had no method to text certain friends & family. This was the first app I found in my search, so I signed up (not expecting much). To my surprise, it’s been super easy to use. I really loved that I was able to pick my own, local number. After that, I was able to start texting right away. The return texts came back quickly & there was no noticeable delay in speed. I would definitely recommend this app. I’ve been using it for a few days now & am very pleased with everything.
True Story ...
by T0Ne3e on 2017/10/17 22:51
I own a iTouch 5th Gen, Current Mini iPad & iPad Pro. When I discovered your App on the online store and tried it out for a week without adding any of the subscriptions to do a little App Test Drive, I knew right away Textfree was an App paying subscriptions for. It’s Easy, Works with all my gadgets, and I can keep in touch everyday all day with everyone I know. Before Textfree, I used an old Flip Phone for my communications and it SUCKED. It was ancient, I haven’t seen anyone flip anything for anything in our present time and I wasn’t a fan of Contract Mobile Carriers, I did good with what I had though. TEXTFREE is 👍🏼 GREAT ! Voicemail to Text feature is the best feature E V E R ! It’s changed the way I communicate from not caring to caring. I recommend TEXTFREE to Everyone Out There. I haven’t had any issues and App is up to date and running smoothly all the time so Thank you everyone at Pinger.
Personal Fav
by Winterstone007 on 2018/09/19 10:21
I am truly grateful of all that is allotted to me by this app and its creators n maintainers 🙏🏻 I have been using it, with the same uninterrupted or changed contact, for nearly a decade. It has saved me so much money and headache. I have been able to contact when no phone services work via WiFi. I have never had an issue to even need to contact customer service; if there even is one, lol. That is ‘top notch’ status quality to me. Not to mention being able to connect and utilize from any device that downloads apps or gets internet access. I hope to continue for another decade and beyond as the world moves more towards this kind of platforms. Thank you to all that are involved with this project for the outstanding results and complete privacy and anonymity (unless I myself connect me.) 💜🙏🏻👍🏻🤗
Please listen
by Andrew1243 on 2018/08/29 21:34
I had this app for a while, pretty good, then I decided to try TextMe, but I deleted and got this one again. I like this app, but Sometimes it can be a little slow and I have to reopen it, please fix. And I think you should make calls better speed and quality, please fix this and I will stay by your side. Andrew, I apologize for wasting your time further but, if I delete the app and reinstall, can I resume the use of my old number and keep all of the contacts that I had previously? It seems like an unnecessary amount of work to delete it and have to get all of my contacts back. I have a fairly large amount of contacts. Regardless, thank you for your patience. I will continue to use the app with a five star review for support.
Great app
by JF0333 on 2018/01/12 19:31
This is one app that really is free! Yes, you can purchase minutes if you want, but you can also watch a few short (very short) videos and in return, you are credited minutes on your account, which you only need if you want to make an actual phone call - texting is free. The only downside to using this app is that not all SMS text messages are accepted by this app.....certain one time codes that a company sends you in order for you to complete their sign-up/account confirmation process, are not recognized and therefore will not come through using the phone number that you are given/chose when using this app. I think this is an area that the app developers are working on, so hopefully the list of comparable SMS texts grows soon. Otherwise, this is a solid app that works great!
Other people I text get the message a day later.
by this app cost money on 2018/07/20 16:25
This app is pretty good if you have an ipod and want to text someone without an Apple phone. It’s pretty good, but I can call anyone because I don’t wanna waste my money on minutes but I need an app for if I was in an emergency. This wasn’t a problem before, but now when I text people ( with this app ) they person I’m texting says they got the message a day later than when I sent the message. It says it was delivered but somehow they got it a day later or a few hours later. This is becoming a big problem and it is annoying the crap out of me. Now I really can’t rely on this for an emergency because guess what, they are getting my message A DAY LATE. “ Yeah thanks for the help, but I’m already dead, because this app sends messages days late.” I do not recommend this app to rely on. Mine as well get a new phone then use this garbage app. Oh wait but I have to use this app because I have an iPod well, if I die maybe you’ll get that message a day late too.
Why I love Text Free
by AshelyMacyMcmullen on 2018/06/09 11:18
I always wanted to text and I never got to text free is a really nice app Because you could pretty much text your Friends and family members I know this because I’ve always wanted to text and I never really got to so it’s like a new beginning really kind of because I could finally text so I really enjoy it and I suggest You get it because it’s really fun to text to people. And it’s why you should get it it’s really fun so whoever made it shout outs to you you are the best and this app is free no money just have to set it up and then you can text! I hope you buy this app is an amazing app and I just really love it are you a five star review because it is her of that so, I think you should buy it. That is why I think this app should get a five star review I do you should buy it.
I cannot have a standby number
by pleazando0611 on 2019/11/28 11:53
Hello pinger, i am a huge fan of your app, TextFree I used it the first time and it was okay, in less than 2 weeks I had about 200 call units. I logged out my account from my iPhone, trying to login back I cannot. The app says my number has expired and incorrect password, I tried to recover my password through my verified email address it didn’t work out. I have been using same number to call and text friends in the United states, I deleted the app loaded it again to my phone but each time I get a new number, when I logout our of the app the number disappears and changes to a new one, and this is a routine thing that happen anytime I logout of the app and try to log back in. Even when I don’t logout but close the app, when I try to open it again the number changes. Pls try and fix it as soon as possible. This is my email. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks
Nice so far
by CjayDk on 2020/02/25 13:05
I switched back to this texting app after the one I had been using for many years updated to unusable, at least by my account, and from what I have read to many others. This app does what I need, just plain old texting from my iPad. I do not and most likely never will use the phone feature. I like that the ads are not blatant, I can see them, but they are not in the way of my texting. It is a nice easy to use app. The 4 stars are because there is a word count so if I get too wordy I have to go back and edit what I have written. I did not have that on the other app.. Also there is nothing I have seen that tells me that my text has been delivered or at least sent, I would like to see that feature in an update if possible.
Decent app
by shivrs01 on 2017/12/13 09:38
I’ve used this app for quite some time over different versions of the iPhone. Overall, I am happy with it and would recommend it. A couple improvements that I think would be great to see. First, some additional ringtones. The current ones sound a bit outdated, like ones that were on my Motorola Razr back in the day. Second, I understand this app is supported by ads but it would be neat to see them less intrusive. By this I mean it would be helpful if the ads did not become a larger size once you click send on a message. If you’re having a conversation and sending multiple messages back and forth, the larger ads get annoying and do get in the way. I would have no issue with the banner size ads at the bottom (like the size when you are typing out a message before pushing send).
Was charged day after subscription canceled and deleted.
by lisho0206 on 2020/06/29 19:30
I contacted your help desk, although I’m skeptical after this stunt,To request a refund. I usually use Google Voice and was locked out of my account. I reserved the phone number through text free and hadn’t even used it. That was about 4 days ago and yesterday when I regained access to my Google Voice the first thing I did was cancel my subscription in Settings in my iPhone and all look to be successful it was no longer there. Then today I get notified through my bank that I was charged by you to reserve the number and it is showing back up active in my subscriptions. And I know that I canceled the subscription correctly and it was gone. It’s only $4.99 and that isn’t the issue. The issue is I was charged after cancelling. If you were to charge me it should have been at sign up. Very fishy. And the transaction is pending. It’s not as though you charged days ago and now it hit. Please rectify this situation because it is wrong and bad business.
Great App! Have used it for over two years, but...
by S.R. Rabbit on 2019/07/25 05:30
I've actually used this app multiple times, due to a damaged battery port on my previous iPad. Lol. I love using TextFree and recommend it to anyone who complains about their cell phones or minutes. However, there is one problem that just started July 23/24, around midnight. Right now, I'm using it to text my romantic other. We were discussing something important, but then I didn't get a response. It turns out the text I know I sent was never received. I had to text it to them again. I worry this will continue to happen. So I told them I may have to duplicate my texts to make certain they receive them. I don't know if it's on their end or not. If it is something to do with the app, though, please fix it.
Not how it used to be
by frankiemills61 on 2019/04/21 18:58
This app has some good features, but now days it’s really annoying. I get emails daily. I get random calls when only a few people have the number, and they didn’t give it out. When you go into the area to view your calling minutes, there’s ways to earn minutes that don’t even work. I’ve done 3 things recently that were supposed to give me a lot of minutes, and they never changed. I only have 12 and should have about 200. This is very frustrating for me, because their programs don’t work. Also, you used to be about to watch videos and get 2 minutes, now you only receive one. That’s a lot of long videos to watch to only receive 1 minute. 2 wasn’t ideal either, but it was way better than 1. I’ve been using Pinger/TextFree off and on for years and years. It’s just going downhill and is less reliable. My old account had 500 calling minutes cause it would actually work
works amazingly well
by Rabbi Phillip Picasso on 2020/02/07 05:04
Best free texting app out there with a few glitches once in awhile. If I’m texting a LOOOOONG text, after awhile the letters of the keyboard get ‘stuck’ and are showing on the screen ‘3D’ and the other letters will stop responding. The app is amazingly reliable and I am glad to click on the advertising a lot to keep it free. I have had it now for several weeks and have not had any serious issues besides the ‘keys stuck in 3D mode’ issue which I don’t know what to call it. Also sending and receiving pictures some time freezes up the app, just a note for the glitch team and not a complaint. The app is reliable and I only wish there was a locking way on IPhone 7 so I could hide the app.
Mostly positive with a few cons
by maxcess on 2020/06/03 17:49
Like the app a lot! Ben using it for couple of years. It has almost all the features as your actual phone like calling, texting (pictures / videos), and voicemail(even voicemail in text). Couple of cons that I have experienced is that it drains my battery super fast so if I’m not home or near a charging station, I’d think twice about using it. Also, it freezes sometimes but not often. Finally, you can not turn the notification off for the incoming calls. Even if notifications for the app is completely turned off, you won’t see the text messages but if someone calls you, it will still comes through. I’m not sure if it’s a glitch or is just how it works given it’s using your cellular data. Would like to know if there is a solution for that.
Best For Preteens Or Younger Even Older!
by Speedy 409 on 2017/11/21 02:30
I’ve used this app at the age of 10 and am still using today to talk to my friends,family, and sometimes pizza delivery (just kidding I don’t know if they have that feature but I hope they do). Great for those who don’t want an actual phone or doesn’t have one at the moment also for the ones who don’t like mobile companies that will rather stick to WiFi, but here’s why I give it a 4. There are two essential things you guys have to do that bug me! limit ads because every time every 15-30 seconds I see an ad pop up it’s not that annoying but I would love to see less. 2, from the day I got the app I’m not sure if this feature is there and that feature is groups! I haven’t seen or know how to do it please help and thanks if you read it have a good day
Text free App
by Reba1949 on 2019/07/11 19:00
Want to take a moment to say how great this app is for me. I started out wanting this app because I didn't have unlimited text on my phone at the time. Then I bought minutes and decided to use this phone number to keep from using my main phone number. I have had this number for about 3 years now and I've seen them improve over this time. Text free is a great app and I plan to keep it forever. I have tried other texting apps but in my opinion, they're not that great. I give this app 5 stars. Also, whenever I contact customer service, they are "Johnny on the spot" in getting back to me and handling my requests. I love them. 👍🏾 Thanks Textfree. Your the best😍 Past that, there is nothing left to say.👍🏾😍
Perfect for my needs
by Windbear2525 on 2018/03/28 19:46
I’ve found Textfree to be the best free text app out there even though it has a few glitches. I switched over from Talkatone when an update made it no longer compatible. I then tried a few other free apps which didn’t even compare to Talkatone’s quality. Textfree came close to Talkatone ‘s quality at the time, but had a few major glitches such as occasional dropped or unreceived messages, messages which were limited in size, sent out of order, etc. But most of those issues have been corrected by updates and patches over time, making Textfree the best free chat app I’ve found. It is now about 98% dependable in both transmission and receiving with an occasional (rare) dropped message. There are often noticeable delays in transmitting. One thing I wish Textfree would allow are Bitmojis since I love using them. For some reason, I can’t get them to work. I also wish there were a way to create group chat/mailing to send the same message to more than one person at time. There may be a way, but I haven’t figured it out. Other than that, Textfree works great for my needs! And, it IS free!
Best Emergency Resource!
by LoveLoveTina on 2020/03/30 14:05
I am so grateful you exist! My iPhone suddenly broke. Then SIM card drama, add to that all the carriers with specific rules! My friend gave me his iPhone 8 to replace mine. Only it was AT&T phone. I’ve been with Boost for 6+ years but they don’t accept this carrier. I seriously gave up for weeks! Considered it an unplanned unplugging vacay. THEN!!!! I randomly remembered your app from years ago, downloaded it onto the new iPhone (everything else worked but texts & calls) & within 2 minutes I was sending texts. No lengthy sign up, no contract, no hidden agenda. And bonus~didn’t realize app offers limited free phone calls as well. So super huge thank you for making something that should be easy, actually easy!
Simple clean interface, Easy to get minutes
by Skipee McGee on 2017/12/24 01:52
I figure most people only take the time out of their day to type a review if they want to complain about something, so I’d like to propose an alternative. I think Textfree is an excellent app for several reasons; the interface is convenient and simple to understand, the ads are minimalist and in intrusive by modern standards, and its super easy to acquire free minutes. Also I’ve spotted the devs actually replying to some reviews, which is fairly rare too I can tell you. Overall Textfree is a great version (probably the best) of a very useful service of which there are many competitors. Just wanted to give a shout out to people actually putting out good software.
Minor improvements would make this app great
by AnKa12685 on 2018/07/28 15:49
The app is good but could use improvement. 1. It would be great to know if someone has read the message. It use to show a check mark but that option has disappeared a while back with one of the updates. 2. It’s crazy how many messages never get delivered and neither party knows seeing how you can’t tell what was read 3. Pictures!! When you click on the picture weather you go to save it or just see it, when you get out it always takes you to the very end of the conversation. It would be nice to see the the option of a gallery collection or a way to just scroll through the pictures alone. On Kik you clicked on the picture and you’re able to swipe left and right to go through the photos that are in your current conversation
5 Stars!
by Eisrs on 2019/07/22 02:23
I enjoy this app so much! One of my friends mentioned it to me when I told them I couldn't use my phone's built-in app. I was surprised that it would work this well! I love this app because you can actually PICK the number you use. This is great because if you have a hard time remembering certain things, you can look through and choose the easiest one for you. All of the contacts I have for Text free have a different phone than me. Even though they do, I can still text them really easily. But, I realized that the emoji selection is different from the actual iPhone selection. When another person texts one that you don't have, a little box with a question mark pops up instead. I have trouble with this sometimes because I can't tell which one it is. This is the main problem I have in Text free. Lagging. Sometimes it lags worse than others, but it almost always lags some. I can type fast, so if I do, it's not as bad. I don't know if it's just my device because it's so old, or what. Does it happen for everyone? Or just me? Overall this app is great! One of the best I've ever found!
Saved me and has nice features!
by JTinSouthNJ on 2018/01/19 05:11
If we all had continuous (free) WiFi , this would totally replace everyone’s current relationship with their current carriers! It’s got a load of options for ring tones and let’s you choose your own phone # (mine ended with the year I was born)! The calls sound clear and the texts arrive instantly. It allows you to send photos and videos and you will forget you even switched to Text Free. It’s a Godsend truly when another carrier (FreedomPop) kept my # after a free trial and wasn’t nearly as efficient and impressive as Text Free is!! And I only would have saved $10 with them per month and the calls were dropped and photos arrived hours later and you could only reach them by email. I lost my # after having it almost 20 years but I didn’t care cause Text Free had my back and saved the day!! Now I can talk to my family and friends again finally and have reliable fast user friendly service plus they let you earn FREE minutes to make outgoing calls. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! Much LOVE AND GRATITUDE! Sincerely, Jereme Benyola NJ, USA
Garbage
by 🌷Kaitlyn💕 on 2018/02/14 20:32
Too many ads popping up and too many advertisement banners. Then, every couple days they send you a text message warning that you will lose your phone number if you're not constantly texting with it. Also, they want way too much money to remove the advertisements and/or to keep your phone number. I'm an adult and I was trying to use this app to conduct some business, but unfortunately, this app is more of a novelty item. It's not a professional solution. It's for children who have an iPod and no phone, so they can text & talk from it. Also, i tried to earn some free minutes by doing their surveys. I wasted at least 25 minutes on numerous surveys, answering a ton of questions, only to be told that “this survey is not a good match for you”. Unfortunately, I wasted valuable time and got nothing in return. This app is definitely not for adults. If you are an adult, avoid this app. It's not worth the aggravation.
Okay this app is total scam
by Torhuu1 on 2018/10/21 08:31
I downloaded this app, because I am in foreign country now and 1st I wanted to earn my mins, just to make sure app works. So I accepted this earn mins buy playing coin master. 1st of all I didn’t want to spent money before trying it. my plan was to earn mins and see if it work great then I will buy mins. So I earned 67 mins for playing game for 3 days, but I never got my mins and it is still missing. I tried reaching out, they were keep letting me respond to this automated emails back n forth then they just disappeared. I tried emailing to costumer service many times. Then I was like ok never mind and try buying the mins. They charged my card and the mins was never added into my account. So I had to call Apple to cancel my last purchase from this app. Such a scam. They just try money thru app and by make us download it. This is not legit app. Please at least have some business manner, stop wasting people’s time.
Used to be a great app
by Big Doug on 2018/09/22 00:06
I’ve used this app as a secondary number for almost 10 years now and I have watched it deteriorate slowly. The two main issues I have now are that : 1. When using the calling service it places numbers in my call list and when receiving calls through the app it rings through my native phone without any way of stopping it even if notifications for the app are off. 2. All of sudden when making calls the first song from my music list plays in the background. Needless to say that I waste the call minute and there seems to be no way of stopping it. It has come time for me to seek another better working app elsewhere. I called and emailed tech support and no solutions were offered just meaningless apologies. Still great for texting but don’t pay for minutes.
Good to bad
by Cs964111 on 2018/01/08 06:09
Pinger has always been a great app but the recent updates have been changing that. One big problem is multiple times I will send texts and the person does not get it or see it. Another thing I don’t like about the new updates are the changes made to the calling service. I don’t like how it is connected to my phone and I prefer it staying as a separate app. This also seems to have slowed the app down significantly. Another thing I noticed about the new update that is very frustrating, when I go to make a call it will ring once and then goes silent. I will hang up and try again and after a couple of times the call will eventually go through. This happens even if I have an “excellent” connection. I don’t understand why changes have to be made to the app where they are not needed. They seem to only be adding negative effects.
Great but oof 😣
by Pamollope on 2020/07/05 23:36
Eh ok so first of all this app is awesome, I can text all I want without limits. But when I call.... OK so the quality of the call is ok but when they don’t pick up and the thing at the end where it tells you to send a voicemail lasts six seconds, it takes away a whole minute! And I didn’t even leave a voicemail!!! The minutes are also so hard to get, like it takes forever for the option to watch a video pops up, but the videos are really short so thank you for that. Ugh 😑 the minutes are just really annoying. And the ads after you send a message just take over the whole bottom half of the screen! That parts not so bad though. Please try to fix these issues! And please respond!
4 because.......
by ykwtfgo818 on 2019/04/14 09:42
It always since day one rob me of my minutes out of nowhere. Happened on two separate occasions. Second thing it’s so glitchy or something cause I get messages late or never receive them...sounds and is strange to me because several friends showed me on their cellphones...not a well written experience for you guys but hey I have an issue it may be my own issue either way after having this app on and off for the past 5 years if I’m not mistaken just look in to it and fix it if there is an issue discovered if there isn’t one you have the right to simply tell me it’s you not us...too lazy to grammar check it I finally wrote you guys and rated this app after ignoring it for so many years ok that’s it...
poor communication + becoming horrible app
by Y$wajjur on 2018/09/23 16:01
I’ve used this app for about 2 years now, and when you complete offers for minutes it’s literally wasting your time and storage. You have to download apps just for the minutes, sometimes deleting the apps you already have depending your storage then when you complete said app, NO MINUTES GOES TO YOUR ACCOUNT. When you reach out to the developers, they won’t only not reply to you, but they won’t even reconcile for time wasted on apps. I prefer to have a decent amount of minutes to make calls in regards to work, and when I complete a task, I expect to have those minutes I chose. But not only do I not have those minutes, I also have a company not replying or giving some type of feedback when I reach out to let them know the situation. Great for texting, but calling? No way 2/10.
Text free
by BEEPBOP_25 on 2020/04/03 18:08
This app is great for texting. You always get the text message it’s not like the other app’s where you have to consistently go onto the app to see if you have gotten a message or a call. Only part of the app is the call with the minutes they go quickly when you don’t have anymore minutes you can’t answer calls nor call out obviously, anyways other then that the app is great. No problems really. I enjoy this app and I recommend this app to others that want another way to text looking for an app or need a WiFi text app. This is the one! Hope you like my review and rate! Good job with the app features they are great!
Great app!
by MoonShadow78 on 2018/08/31 07:08
Now I’m not normally one to write reviews on ANYTHING, but I felt compelled to do so on this one as it has been amazing thus far. There hasn’t been any bugs or noticeable issues with service since I’ve downloaded it. Yes, there are ads, but to me it’s a small price to pay in order to have a way to stay in touch with older family members who aren’t tech-savvy & don’t want the complications of a cell phone service. It also allows me to stay in touch with my young son while I’m away from him without having to pay for monthly phone service when all he & I do is text occasionally. Thank you Text Free for providing us all with the ability to stay connected without the hassle (and MONEY) of a cell phone carrier bill!!!
Love it!
by VerucaVee on 2018/06/12 22:33
I use the free version and it does exactly what I need it to. If you like to text versus talking on the phone (like myself) this app is for you. Very simple interface and extremely easy to use. I give this number out versus my real number so I'm not bombarded with robocalls on my real number. I just have it set to show a badge for every notification. It has also come in very handy when my phone is dead and all I have is my iPad. Never had a problem with crashing, none of that. By far the best "burner number" I've ever used. Try it out. I highly recommend it, and think you'll love it just as much as I do! Great job to the developers of this app!
Works like a *Charm*
by T. Davidson on 2018/05/07 15:21
I have tried so many different apps for free texting/calling and none of them actually work completely! They either didn’t give me notifications (which I have to do), didn’t alert me of calls until after I missed them, were to much of a hassle, or didn’t work right. I absolutely love “Text Free” I have been using it for several months now and it always works! You can set up your voicemail, set up so it sends a customized text response to call & set up a customized text response to any one who texts you! The price for minutes is *shockingly* very cheap, I have and will continue to recommend this app!
Very good
by Tiffanymz3029 on 2020/04/25 16:38
Great app! Totally worth it if you can’t text. I recently had my actual text app deleted because it stopped working and textfree was there to help so I didn’t have to stop texting my friends. Very great, ads aren’t really a problem on here I do have a huge problem with ads but they aren’t bad here. I love it. I do have a phone like actual phone but the texts stopped working. I’m so glad textfree was ever created! Great job developers! It’s incredible and super useful. Only thing: WiFi, I have WiFi at my house but not anywhere I go. So fix that. Other then the WiFi issue I’d say this game deserves 5 complete stars!!!! Wonderful and please keep up the good work!
Confused
by NickName391979 on 2018/06/06 20:04
I love this app I’ve been using it for 2 years and never had any issues I use it as an advertising line for my job this way my real number is private and until last month every time I get a text or a missed call I go to click on the app and it freezes i don’t know if it’s the sponsor ads doing it but then I have to hit my home button then X out my history then lock the phone which is an iphone by the way then re click the app and sometimes it works right away or I have to repeat the steps over and over then I’m able to use it. I get 100+ text messages a day so it’s really annoying to keep going threw this it is constantly freezing I was hoping the update would fix it but it Didn’t Work :( please look into this
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App name
text Free: texting + calling
Description
PICK A FREE PHONE NUMBER Choose your area code and search custom phone numbers like, “(555) 414-SARA,” simple sequences like “(555) 500-2525,” or combinations that are, “JUST4U.” UNLIMITED text & PICTURE MESSAGES Send as many text and picture messages as your thumbs can handle—all for free. FREE calling Having your own phone number means you can call your grandma’s landline, order a pizza, and text all your friends, even if they don’t have a smartphone. UNLIMITED MINUTES Enjoy unlimited calling minutes, no ads, reserved number, and more with textfree Plus. ADDED PRIVACY Protect your privacy by using your textfree number for dating, craigslist, online forms, and more. GROUP CHAT Create groups, add participants, and let everyone be part of the conversation. TURN ANY DEVICE INTO A PHONE No phone? No Problem. textfree turns your iPod, iPad, or desktop into a free phone. IS IT THIS REALLY FREE? Yep. Totally free. To keep it that way, we show ads from time to time. If you’d rather not see them, you can purchase a premium subscription to remove them. THE ORIGINAL textfree was the first free texting app in the App Store. True story. Since 2009, textfree has helped millions of people stay connected. Today, textfree is still the fastest, most reliable, and easiest to use. LEGAL © 2020 Pinger, Inc. All rights reserved. The textfree name, associated trademarks, and logos are trademarks of Pinger, Inc. or related entities. Terms of Service: https://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy/terms-and-conditions/ Privacy Policy: https://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy/ Subscriptions are automatically billed monthly or annually to your iTunes Account and auto-renew unless you turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payments are charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew or manage subscriptions in your iTunes & App Store account settings. Cancellations take effect at the end of the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period (where available) is forfeited when purchasing a subscription.
Good app
by app user4628 on 2020/08/08 04:05
This app is a good free texting app I have recommended this app to a friend and I am happy. Not that many ads and good quality and many characters.
Question
by vig0690 on 2020/08/07 15:13
Quick question, how do u know if someone blocked you?
App freezes
by User283628 on 2020/08/07 05:59
Couldn't create account. App freezes when you hit confirm after email/pass.
NOT FREE
by nikitate on 2020/08/06 22:44
Please stop calling these phone apps “free” when you have to buy credits to make calls. That’s not free.
not receiving texts 😐
by hehephiphi on 2020/08/06 00:26
i’ve tried to use it to verify and register accounts but i’m not getting ANY texts. don’t waste ur time
Yup it works
by ELL6767 on 2020/08/05 20:42
Only have inter
Really cool app
by lilronie on 2020/08/05 17:50
Sweeet1
It’s alright, just a little laggy and the call service is a little bad
by stop reading my username on 2020/08/05 14:26
It’s a good app, but it’s a little laggy and the call service is bad even though I have good reception
To many scams
by ThenderFlash on 2020/08/05 12:40
Random scams keep texting me
tiktok
by you see it haha on 2020/08/05 11:12
pov: downloading this app bc you saw it on tiktok 👁👄👁
Good
by RockThizzle on 2020/08/05 02:32
I like this App 😏
Almost perfect
by Mrmycorn on 2020/08/04 22:37
So far, I have found TextFree to be a good app for my old iPhone 5 that I no longer pay a carrier for. I like that I can earn free voice minutes. There are ads, but that’s why it’s a free app. No gif support in texting, however. Disappointing. If it weren’t for that, I would give 5 stars.
Do NOT recommend
by Savage_Alfredo918 on 2020/08/04 16:16
You will sit all day watching videos earning “FREE” minutes and you will never get them this is a whole scam
10k
by kkkkkkkkewy on 2020/08/04 16:02
The number keep changing it annoying
Biggest nonsense useless app
by 192791ju$ticE on 2020/08/04 15:55
What da hell kind of app is this, number keeps changing every minute, can't text can't call can't do nothing with it, big time nonsense..
Hello world
by Reason3 on 2020/08/04 05:47
The new version of this is the first app that I’ve ever used to have a good time with.
Poor
by T.Y Dollar on 2020/08/03 22:42
Requesting for area code and when I write it we show no connection
VERY GLITCHY
by sammie kasperski on 2020/08/03 16:09
It’s very weird. First off, it’s SO glitchy, second sometimes when I try to go in the app to text somebody IT WILL NOT LET ME! Also I feel like we should be able to make group chats! Please fix this! Thank you!
Hey
by terriyonahood on 2020/08/02 17:19
Hey hi I
Homemade
by 1977EFlo on 2020/08/02 11:56
It’s not going to be a big deal but I’mImpress
Fine
by RSENDE on 2020/07/31 13:36
Good but not fast
Doesn’t help with anything
by jdog 2k on 2020/07/30 03:54
You can only text people on WiFi and you can’t text anything except another person with a apple product but if you think it would be cool to have a phone number and not get any other benefits you could get this app
Awful
by andjdlalabx on 2020/07/29 17:04
Worst app I’ve ever used. It says it’s free but you either have to pay for minutes or watch annoying ads for like 30 minutes just to be able to make a phone call. Waste of space on my phone
Very good app
by jeionir on 2020/07/29 10:27
Very nice app in sending message
it’s not even free
by yea ❤️ (no btw) on 2020/07/29 04:26
what it’s called “text free” it’s literally making me pay i can’t get texts or anything i don’t wanna pay
Excellent
by ZTSylvestre on 2020/07/28 18:42
Literally everywhere I go has WiFi. If I don’t have WiFi, then I’m probably driving or doing some other activity that I should be focused on. I don’t even pay for a conventional carrier anymore. I don’t see the point. This phone number provided by Text Free works just as well as any other number I’ve ever had. I pay Text Free monthly to remove the ads and keep my number and all, but it’s something like $5 as opposed to a $60-$80 a month contract. I’ve been using my Text Free number for over a year now.
A must if you need a second number
by Super Cool Rich on 2020/07/28 18:28
I’ve been using this app for years. It’s awesone! Great way to have a second number of you don’t want to give out your real one.
Come on
by 557893793 on 2020/07/28 18:27
So I’m 10 years old and I put in my dads number but I accidentally put the wrong number and I called them a couple times and the next day someone said that I’m mean and to stop annoying him I said sorry but he didn’t care so I deleted the app
Amazing!!!
by CrazyForMarais on 2020/07/27 23:35
Best Texting/Calling app on the app store!
Excellent App
by ❤️Jae.R on 2020/07/26 23:22
I appreciate good sound quality and plenty of features. They are now offering plan with unlimited minutes check it out.
10/10
by kk122..122 on 2020/07/26 20:03
My mom doesn’t let me have a service phone yet.. so I downloaded this and it works great! Nobody even knows! It never crashes and the quality on the phone calls are amazing! It’s super easy to sign up and i would really recommend it.😊
Best one yet
by queenbeaty139 on 2020/07/22 21:41
I think it’s just like have no normal phone number
Needs improvement
by Alli🖖🏼💙 on 2020/07/22 19:20
II
Kills battery
by Roc20009 on 2020/07/22 18:08
Background activities kills your battery!!!!!
Always works
by 📱iPhoneUser on 2020/07/22 15:22
Nothing to complain about, with great service provided.
Ehhh
by amourshana-tiktok on 2020/07/21 12:16
It was okay but it will not let me get verification codes so I just deleted the app and used my actual number😕
Nothings free y’all
by Again?!& on 2020/07/21 11:34
They advertise on TV u make/receive free calls/texts blah blah. So tell me why do I have to buy minutes? App deleted n found another source!!!
Meh
by elice kay on 2020/07/21 02:39
I like it my friends can’t tell it’s an app but........... some random person tried to call me so that kinda got me. I thought it was like “bug/ hacker” free. I would recommend it if you don’t mind some random person/ people calling/ texting you.
Tried it on Uber Eats
by kathyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy on 2020/07/20 19:54
If you’re trying to find a new phone number to sign up for food discounts like Uber eats or postmates or door dash then this doesn’t work for that lol. It was worth a try. But for all other purposes it’s great :)
Hhhh
by sassfhb on 2020/07/20 01:32
Yyyybnbb
Awful
by Johnny Dixx on 2020/07/18 16:01
They need to figure something out for iPhones. And I had an Android before this brand new iPhoneX and this app worked beautifully on that platform. Now this app is junk. I sign up with my email and select a number. No big deal there. Try to send text messages and it fails and when I click on the little failure! Icon next to the text message I was sending it tells me that my number has expired and I need to select a new one. So I select a new one. Same thing again. Over and over and over. I have selected about five new numbers and not once have I even use them. How is it going to expire immediately when it was available less than 30 seconds before? Again never had an issue with Android. This phone is not compatible with this app any more. I was considering actually purchasing minutes on the app, but I’m glad I did not do that because it would’ve been an obvious waste of money. Want a good text app? Text Now is perfect!
My SOS & my love
by My SOS on 2020/07/17 08:48
MI am temporary state ng in Mexico. This number helps me communicate in USA. Money is tight but this site gave me freedom to able to text my love ones from far away!
Hi
by qaxydhrhhfgjesgghbde on 2020/07/15 17:01
Terrible app
DO NOT INSTALL
by giovanninino_ on 2020/07/14 21:10
After getting notifications to use the app for about a month , today I get a call from this app. I haven’t shared this new number with anyone, mostly because I downloaded this when I thought I wouldn’t have cell service. The app itself was CALLING me so that I would open the application. Maybe your app shouldn’t be an app if you have to scam people into using it.
Get text now
by Shaelee Fischer on 2020/07/14 09:07
Text now is better, I’ve used it for years and you don’t have to pay extra for voice minutes :)
Highly Recommend
by awvvfds on 2020/07/12 20:24
I am very impressed with this app. Easy to learn: very user friendly.
Number was active for only one day
by Visurient on 2020/07/09 21:20
I got this number for a neighborhood aid organization I was trying to form. It worked just fine the first day so I gave it out to lots of people and put it on flyers. Today I couldn’t get into my account by any method and when I texted the number from my phone I got a message it was no longer in service. Thanks so much now I have to recontact a lot of people and some will probably never realize the number had to change.
I love this app
by 2cnd number on 2020/07/09 15:57
I love this app
Contact
by zenolight10 on 2020/07/08 23:04
My brother used the text phone and sent me a message I’m impressed on how it works
Automatically charged?!
by Semianson on 2020/07/07 22:46
I downloaded this app, read the terms and conditions, agreed to the trial and made sure to unsubscribe for auto renewal! The same day I downloaded this app, I realized i didn’t want to use it so I made sure to go into my settings and subscriptions and cancel the subscription for this... why was I freaking charged for this today?! Come on man. Not cool. I’ll let this crap slide this one time but I swear come Aug 3rd (when it says my “subscription” expires), if I’m charged again I’m raising hell. No I don’t want to reserve the number... no I don’t use the app... NO I don’t want to be charged for this!! NO stars!
It doesn’t work
by everynamewastakwsn on 2020/07/07 09:07
None of the text I sent actually sent and I didn’t receive any text that where sent to me. Also I kept getting calls and voicemails from an unknown number that made me uncomfortable
Don’t waste your money!
by pooped0ut on 2020/07/07 00:48
Nothing but hassles rendering the app unusable. Update to developers response: “ Problem Description: Still no ability to access my “inbox” within your app after over a week. During that time I’ve deleted your app twice and restarted my phone at least 3-4x’s per your instructions. I wish I knew what y’all were messaging me about. This is another fail for this app.”
🙄
by ShaunAnnette on 2020/07/06 16:03
Attempted to sign up app would not move past the email and password page, it kept crashing. Had no issues In the past but this just turned me off from wanting to use the app ever again 😒
Great but oof 😣
by Pamollope on 2020/07/05 23:36
Eh ok so first of all this app is awesome, I can text all I want without limits. But when I call.... OK so the quality of the call is ok but when they don’t pick up and the thing at the end where it tells you to send a voicemail lasts six seconds, it takes away a whole minute! And I didn’t even leave a voicemail!!! The minutes are also so hard to get, like it takes forever for the option to watch a video pops up, but the videos are really short so thank you for that. Ugh 😑 the minutes are just really annoying. And the ads after you send a message just take over the whole bottom half of the screen! That parts not so bad though. Please try to fix these issues! And please respond!
Doesn’t work (please assist)
by Half Pipe Germ on 2020/07/05 16:35
I have just set up an account and picked a number, it wouldn’t send messages and kept making me pick a different number. I restarted the app, deleted it and reinstalled it, restarted my phone, same issue. I also kept getting numbers I didn’t select that also didn’t work and wouldn’t let me change it any more. I don’t know what else to do to make it work. Please assist.
I love Text Free
by 🐶🦊🦁🐮 on 2020/07/05 16:09
It is so cool that you can have a phone number and not have a phone!
Not very good
by #unicorns for life on 2020/07/04 23:01
App tends to glitch a lot and it often freezes up it’s hard to hear the person on the call and it cost money to call people and if your out of minutes and you call the app charges you
Fraud
by angryman419 on 2020/07/04 09:43
This app is a cheat, why did you keep changing numbers after I already subscribed, please refund me back my iTunes
Changing Phone Number?
by glycolosis on 2020/07/03 16:55
I’ve had this app for five minutes and it’s already given me four different phone numbers!!???! I was trying to copy the original number down in a different app and when i came back (i didn’t close out, just went to a diff screen) the number didn’t even have the same area code! Please FIX THIS
MAKE THIS
by pr poopy pants on 2020/07/03 16:54
MAKE THE CALLS FREE STAT I WAS CRYING BECAUSE YOU.NEED.TO.BUY.MINUTES TO MAKE A FREAKING STUPID CALL 😤😤😤😤😠😠😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡 I don’t recommend this app it is stupid YOU SAY (mocks) Text freely and call freely BRO THE DEALS ARE ABOUT SOME STUPID APP AND DONT BUY FREE DEALS BECAUSE YOU NEED TO WATCH A FREAKING ADD TO GET A SINGLE MINUTE AND YOU NEED TO BE OFFLINE TO WATCH THE ADD
It’s okay.
by BTSLOVERYEEYEEYEE on 2020/07/03 15:28
I live in the U.S but they don’t have “214” so that needs to get fixed because otherwise I can’t verify my discord :/
Text problems
by izzy2244 on 2020/07/03 15:19
It could be better. The app is very laggy, and when I sign up for things like tik tok or Twitter, a verification code never sends. I copy the number and everything.
Awesome
by Fatal_Ghost on 2020/07/03 03:35
One of the best apps I ever used. Keep up the good work!
I understand that it needs ads to keep it free, but............
by ElMacho-Sharkrider on 2020/07/02 19:51
To the developers: if someone is using a texting and calling app so they don’t have to give out their regular phone number, the solution to get more clicks is NOT to add noisy ads that you HAVE to sit through multiple seconds of before you can click them closed. The app itself functions fine, but please quit with the ads that default to sound that you can’t close. It kind of defeats the purpose of being clandestine if your phone makes noise due to the ads while you’re using the app. Know your audience.
It used to be the best
by Bangheart on 2020/07/01 01:34
Especially since I was always able to build my minutes up pretty quickly better than any other apps by just watching videos so I can be able to have a way to call my sick older mother but since last update it only let me watch the videos a few times and then it never let me watch them again so now I cannot get ahold of my sick mother and I’m worried tremendously about her 😪
App is great but one thing
by BILLGREEN12345678910 on 2020/07/01 00:03
The app is great it’s a 4/5 I would give it a five but the minutes to call is not great.If you would let us call without minutes then I will give it a five.I still like this app but the minutes to call is not great plz the developers of this app plz remove call minutes and let us talk however we want.
HORRIBE
by 🌈Emry🏳️‍🌈 on 2020/06/29 23:43
It runs out of minutes (call) on The first day. Too many ads! Don’t get!
Was charged day after subscription canceled and deleted.
by lisho0206 on 2020/06/29 19:30
I contacted your help desk, although I’m skeptical after this stunt,To request a refund. I usually use Google Voice and was locked out of my account. I reserved the phone number through text free and hadn’t even used it. That was about 4 days ago and yesterday when I regained access to my Google Voice the first thing I did was cancel my subscription in Settings in my iPhone and all look to be successful it was no longer there. Then today I get notified through my bank that I was charged by you to reserve the number and it is showing back up active in my subscriptions. And I know that I canceled the subscription correctly and it was gone. It’s only $4.99 and that isn’t the issue. The issue is I was charged after cancelling. If you were to charge me it should have been at sign up. Very fishy. And the transaction is pending. It’s not as though you charged days ago and now it hit. Please rectify this situation because it is wrong and bad business.
If you love Donald Trump adds,this is the app for you
by Jenni🦋 on 2020/06/29 16:43
I loved this app, before all the Donald Trump ads And they made more changes as well where they throw a block screens / advertisements every time you try to go back to check your list or answer a call or see other texts. Activating as hell.
Used to work well until all the Donald Trump ads
by brettkavanaugh on 2020/06/29 16:38
Really sick of all the Donald Trump ads and every time you try to go back to your list of texts and calls it throws up some sort of block screen you have to read and close and more trouble than it’s worth
I don't like all the Trump ads now
by brettkavinough on 2020/06/29 16:34
Too many Donald Trump ads and every time you hit the back button it throws up another screen block
Donald Trump adds kill it
by lesleymacncheese on 2020/06/29 16:33
Too many Donald Trump ads
Phone
by 7Kiddoss on 2020/06/29 11:17
I love it
dog doo doo
by henryy408 on 2020/06/29 02:49
this app is horrid
Not so good
by MichaelWhoIsNowBroke on 2020/06/28 19:56
I only get messages if my phone is on and if I get a message while it’s off it doesn’t tell me I got one so I usually getting messages that are from days ago. I would rate higher if I could get messages the time they sent them without have to turn my phone on.
Keeps giving me multiple different numbers
by Kelley Anne on 2020/06/28 17:50
This app keeps giving me a new number every time I log onto it
Gets worse with each update
by TannerMorkie on 2020/06/28 17:21
After the last update, it pushed 292 old messages/recent calls that had been deleted from over a year ago, back onto the phone. It is still a pain trying to delete them again one by one. I shouldn’t have updated but I hoped it would resolve the issue with the voicemail link being hidden behind the header and I would have to unlock the screen rotation to have access to the voicemail play button. Chinese junk design.
Ad Covers Half the Screen!!
by yyy888 on 2020/06/28 06:20
Just updated this app and discovered there’s this GIANT AD THAT LITERALLY COVERS THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE SCREEN! You can’t get rid of it! You can’t dismiss it. The ad box just sits there permanently blocking 50% of the screen real estate. This is ridiculous. You can only see the last 2-3 text msgs received. If you have more than 2-3 people texting you, forget it. You can’t see their texts. This makes the app all but unusable. One star.
Receiving messages
by logan2399 on 2020/06/27 21:06
I’d put it the number I get in for a code and it won’t send the code or I’d get messages back for a few days afterwards
Great! Just too many ads.
by Idene Mitzi on 2020/06/27 19:51
Does the $4.99 stop All ads?
WORTHLESS!
by Mybeloveds on 2020/06/27 18:34
They claim they are the “original and best” - NOT!!! I’ve used 2 other texting apps but wanted an additional number, so decided to try this one. Downloaded, chose a number, set everything up and tried to send a text. It immediately told me the number had expired and I had to choose another. I did that and the same thing happened. After 4 or 5 times of choosing another number (which it accepted initially, but then wouldn’t let me send a text from) I gave up. How is this app even on here - what a joke!
Please add video
by I'm so hot 🥵 and so cool 🥶 on 2020/06/27 14:50
Okay so this app is AMAZING to play pranks on people. (Like I do) but it makes it less believable when you can’t add videos. So can you please let us send videos! :) please!!!!
Doesn’t work and hasn’t for a while
by Myk4737 on 2020/06/27 11:16
This app used to be perfect but now I can’t send messages and my number changes every time I open the app. Sent an email in hopes of getting the issue resolved but no response. Will give it a a few more days. If it’s not resolved then I’ll have to find a new app that actually works.
amazing app!
by Kenzieboo1234657890 on 2020/06/27 03:02
get this imidiatly (sorry if i spelled that wrong) if you have a ipod or ipad! Its amazing!!!!!!! i recommend everyone get this game!! It should have a FULL! star rate! AMAZING GOB!!!! GG!!! 😉
Good app.
by Busy non-mom on 2020/06/26 00:05
*Update - bonus! The app has begun working with short code texts! Yay! I plan to use this more as I pull away from Google Voice. *Previous review - This works really well. I used to use it more before I had an unlimited texting plan, but it still works well, and I like having an actual phone number to use when I don’t want to give my primary one. And it’s free!
A mess of junk calls
by Excellent714 on 2020/06/25 20:17
This app was fine until recently. The ads are not a problem but the number of junk calls is a mess. Intruding as I am usually doing something else important. I don’t know how to get a different number and the help page says error. In don’t know where the sudden surge of junk calls came from but makes the app unusable. Without the spam it was perfect. Ads are ok. I just got a message saying there was a response but I can’t find it. I DID SEE THE MESSAGE TO CONTACT YOU BUT WAS UNABLE TO WRITE DOWN THE EMAIL ADDRESS AND NOW CANT FIND IT. I HAVE TURNED OFF NOTIFICATIONS FROM TEXT FREE BUT STILL GET THAT SOUND OF A CALL FROM TEXT FREE. CAN I CHANGE NUMBERS? NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN GIVEN MY NUMBER.
It bad
by King Gidson. on 2020/06/25 10:22
It gave me the number at first but immediately I was using that to text I got a text telling my my number was expired.
Very annoying
by ronydebs on 2020/06/25 08:24
What the hell happened to this app? Unknown numbers keep calling, how to block unknown numbers?
Terrible.
by SillyBoyQuill on 2020/06/25 07:43
Cant even send a message my number keeps changing & I payed for 1000 voice credits Nd never received them . I personally would not recommend
It works well on web but
by _MochaShay_ on 2020/06/25 03:09
So I log in on the web via google but it won’t allow that on the app??
Awesome App!!
by BakingIsBest on 2020/06/25 01:26
this app is amazing!! there is ads but it is not that bad. I recommend it very much!
We need video chat
by Esie mom of 3 on 2020/06/25 00:31
It’s a good app but it needs to be able to video chat and remove the ads the ads are so annoying
FIXED!!! Can’t write text message using new message icon
by MorningLight22 on 2020/06/24 01:20
Hello 👋 It’s back!! My (type in here )😉 box is back. I updated, tried it and it was the same, so went ahead and did the screen recording. After, I went back to try it again and there it was at the bottom on the right side. As you see In the recording, it wasn’t before, But it is now and all fixed .😁 Thanks so much !!! Jesus loves you🙂
Great
by hellokitteywitttyy on 2020/06/23 19:31
I was able to contact whoever I wanted for free and it was very enjoyable to be able to talk to my dad b and I hope u guys get the same thing that I experienced cuz it was great
Doesnt work to creat YouTube channel
by kekenjenddndjjejriririie on 2020/06/23 13:55
Youtube wont allow me to use their numbers to create a account.
I’ve used this app of and on for years.
by JinChicago on 2020/06/23 02:33
Bullet points. Yes you must have WIFI to use as phone. You must have your phone that can download app I have Apple Prefer it over other versions. . To use voice or text., The person you call needs NOTHING SPECIAL. Their phone works normally. They text or call you. You call or text. Don’t forget all the other Apple apps that will work on your Apple phone. If you need extra minutes you can buy them. You can get minutes by watching adds or other methods. I’ve used in my home/while shopping in stores with WiFi. Coffeehouse and more.
Garbage
by imcoolwithithowaboutyou on 2020/06/22 23:16
Not receiving notifications needed from other apps to verify account. Doesn’t work with BIGO and now I can’t change my number in BIGO bc I can get the verification code sent to the text free app for some reason. It’s a loop that I’m stuck in and I need my mf money from there.
Only one issue
by ilikeditthen on 2020/06/22 04:59
More than half of the time when I get a call the person has to call several times and the app does not ring just notifies me of a missed call. At first it was okay but after it happened over 20 times it’s an issue and annoying. How can you notify me of a missed call but the phone didn’t ring...well ok. Other than that the app is just fine. Doesn’t matter if I’m connected to a strong WiFi or not the calls only come through half of the time and the end on its own a lot.
Ads
by jonny ballguy on 2020/06/22 03:20
Way to many ads now. Was way better before. Definitely switching to text now over this ad infested app.
Yessss
by sarashannon8 on 2018/03/05 04:22
Yessss Get this app if you have an iPod, iPad, or iPhone that has been shut off your provider. As for me, I have two iPods and an iPhone that has been shut off the provider. I linked all of them under the same account. I can text as (724) ***-**** and nobody knows that I don't actually have a phone!!! This app is perfect and has no flaws, unless you have absolutely no tolerances for ads. The ads only pop up at the bottom of your screen AFTER you send a message. It's not too bad. I usually can't stand ads, but this doesn't interfere with the quality of the app. You can also, if you double-text, click the little "x" in the corner of the ad to view the keyboard again. You get your notifications as always. Text free also can text you personally when you have updates or to remind you that if your phone number isn't used within a certain amount of time, it will be given to someone else. But anyone that uses this app usually uses it frequently and doesn't have the issue. It only happened to me a few years back when I only got the app to text my mom for a busy month, and right after that I didn't use it. I got a new number, with ease, and now I can use it any time I wish. You may also reserve your number for a small fee. For free you may record your own voicemail. You may also choose your own ringtone, and on Androids you can use your pre-installed ringtones on your device. I recommend this app to anyone. Please download this app if the above criteria relates to you.
Best pals
by BRIT ICONZ on 2018/03/17 22:05
This is been a success story also a struggle story me as the reviewer have been using Textfree for over six years close to seven and when I had no way to have a phone service from my iPhone I was able to always have access to people calling me and having textWhich it being a American app I had no idea I’d be able to use it in Europe where I went and subsequently suffered a heart attack still having no phone service tax-free had allowed me to call and text my friends and family in the USA with no extra surcharge and really no problem this was a great thing now if this doesn’t come with the bells and whistles but it still was pretty forward thinking for time it came out it’s still one of the originals and one thing about it it’s stable sometime to glitches but it’s stable overall and I’ve still been able to use it we talking about six years of service that I use pretty much every day I am an original thank you tax-free you really helped me expand on so many things and yes I do have phone service now but I still use this as one of my secondaryNumbers one of the best apps ever invented because it works
Glitchy, freezes, auto directs to safari/appstore
by BRO 77 on 2019/09/22 06:18
When I click the message it will often freeze up and I will have to close out the app, double click home, swipe up, and then restart the app literally 4-5 times before I can click one of the messages and it'll take me to the message. When I type it will often freeze up so I can type or mid typing it'll freeze and unfreeze so I'll type one part of a word and finish the last half of a word or two later and then I'll have to use auto correct and rewrite the couple words it froze for. Sometimes it will take me to the message and the box to text won't even be on the messaging screen and I'll have to close out and reload the app for it to go back to normal but then the when I do it freezes up and I have to close and reload it a couple more times to get it to unfreeze. Sometimes it'll take me to safari or the app store even if I didn't click the ads, and no my finger doesn't slip and accidentally click the ads, it just does it by itself sometimes. I'll sometimes have the text box glitched out at the very top of the screen so I can't see the other person's message, or the text bar will just be frozen 3/4s from the bottom inbetween the ad that's covering up half the screen and the top. Paying to get rid of the ads may help with the ad related glitches, but it won't help with the rest of the glitchyness with the app, my advice would be to GET ANY OTHER TEXTING APP!
Great free App
by Mmcvey98 on 2019/05/27 18:11
Best free app for texting for when you need another number. I hope that none of you ever have to have another number for the reasons that I have had to. The only complaint I have is the fact that you have to buy minutes and the cost but on the same token with that; If someone tries to call the number you have the option to have a call go directly to voicemail, so if the Caller leaves a voicemail you can still get the communication, along with the ability of an automatic text response to let them know that you cannot receive telephone calls on that number and make them aware of that fact. So I still give it five stars despite the downfall of having to buy minutes. They give you some free minutes to start, and methods/other ways to gain free minutes IF you want to take the time to go through all of the surveys and marketing etc. When I have used the actual calling function of the app, the quality has been great. So overall for being a free app I give it five thumbs up :-)
unlimited talk+text to any phone number regardless if they are a text now user or not
by Graceland kelly on 2020/04/09 17:52
okay so i’ve tried talkatone and almost every free calling and texting app out there but i always come back to this one.. one thing i love about talkatone that this app lacks is that talkatone you only need the calling “ credits “ for international calling... on that app you can send unlimited texts and calls to anyone without calling minutes... regardless if they have the app or not and i LOVE this app but i do think that dark mode should come to this app it would be BEAUTIFUL i’d suggest also “ read receipts “ and i think we should have unlimited text and calls... the calling credits should just be for international calling..so basically we just have unlimited texting and calling to any number regardless if they have this app or not with ads to keep it free just like the talkatone app does!!! other than the whole calling minutes thing that’s the ONLY thing i don’t like other than that this app is amazing and the best of the best but please give us dark mode and give us unlimited free calling i’d appreciate it! and so would do many other people!!!
5 years, 5 stars
by cobalionandzelda43210 on 2018/06/01 13:13
I have had this app for 5 years (yes, 5 years) so it is imperative that I write a review! I got this app when I started college and did not have phone service yet, and I used it for over a year constantly. I've kept it ever since, and I still have the phone number that I started with. I moved to a rural area, where getting cell service is nearly impossible, and this app came in handy for actually being able to talk on the phone without needing to be in specific corner of the house or outside. This is the best free texting and calling app I've ever found. There are, of course, things that annoy me (like the amount of ads, not being able to make calls for free and only receive them, and the phone number going away if you haven't used it in a while). This is a completely free app, though, so I couldn't be happier. If you want more capabilities, you could either pay for the app or pay for phone service. For everything that this app does, I can't help but to give it 5 stars.
Bill Kaatz
by FBIMANSr on 2019/09/18 10:37
I enjoy the text free app and calling like watching the adds even joined a few to help with free minutes although it requires internet to use phone and text I really appreciate it helps me very much I have told several of my friends about the App and If you are down on your luck or just can’t afford a phone bill, try the text free app , watch a few adds get minutes for phone you can pick your own number, from an available list of numbers , and you are back in Buisness, yes it requires you to use WiFi! But so far my quality of call’s have been good ,and best of all as long as you use your phone a few times a month you can keep your number, and if you do need to change your number ! Well you simple request for a new number and you can change it and you can even keep your unused minutes!! Wow how great is that ? If after all I have just told you how great text free phone and text app is and you don’t get it , then you just don’t need a phone ! I Love it
Can I give it 7 stars?
by Zimukusa on 2018/08/25 00:36
Okay, so let’s ignore the fact that three of us in the company mis-dialed the number and that was the problem, not actually a bug... 🤦‍♀️ ...when I reached out to the app developer I half expected no response as I’ve had really negative experiences before with other app developers. We were getting messages that our number had been disconnected despite having paid for the number (again, this was entirely user error as we were misdialing but didn’t realize til later). Frustrated, I sent about 5 messages in quick succession. Got a response within an hour of my first message from someone who clearly knew to calm me down and get tech support. (Instant 3 stars). Tech support tried calling and it worked for them but not for us. Tech support escalated the ticket to second level and provided frequent updates as we were dealing with different time zones (4.5 stars) Second level tech asked for some basic info and quickly spotted the one digit we were dialing incorrectly. (5 stars) I wish I could give two more stars to make it seven, cas I know from many tech friends that these kind of basic errors are ridiculous, but both tech support and second level tech were so good humored about it, I could almost hear the chuckling through their emails as I gulped in horror. (It’s been a rough week, I knew there’d be an error somewhere!) Truly appreciate the highly professional and good humored support on this app. Seven stars if I could give them!
Used to work
by 26atom on 2018/04/25 02:57
I used this app quite a bit. The old version worked beautifully. There were ads, but they weren't intrusive. For some reason I couldn't transfer my old number to my new iPad so i downloaded this new abomination. I was hit by 2 ads immediately. I also cant find Where to re-add ANY contacts. The intuitive usage is hidden. I have an update to add to this review. Now that i have used it for a few weeks there is one HUGE NUISANCE that has been included in the update. The ads now replace some of your contacts, crowding out your numbers. How did the EVER allow this? Also, there are ZERO ways to delete them. Someone left me a voicemail in error and i am unable to get their erroneous call out of my contacts. There used to be an "erase conversation" button, which because you now must scroll through ads, has completely disappeared. Ive been using the new updates for some time now. I’m convinced the numbers have been sold, as i now receive a robocall every 30 minutes and obscene messages daily. I’m looking for a better app. I would never recommend anyone download this. They offer no way to block or erase incoming calls, causing your contacts to be lost far down the list. Its truly awful.
Text free
by BSmooth512 on 2019/05/01 21:03
Best VoIP App ever. Love the service and most of all the best deal ever. Why? Because it's the best and cheapest service to sign up with if one wants to have phone service at your convenience. In addition, Thanks to Text free I survived with out phone service for three month and they didn't pressure me to sign up. As result can't wait until I sign up for the service as as form of appreciation. In addition this is now what I call greatest cp service of all time. With great concept while enhancing technology by providing optimal solution when needed. Thank you so much cuz you Rock Textfree...and most of all I use your service as my primary iT service for my company as well. Reason - if I’m not available then the customer can even leave vm even when I’m off line. As result what an amazing/brilliant technology. Much love and respect Goes our to the creator of your organization and employees as well. Thank You Everyone... BCS inc.
Problems with tech support
by Wilson6765 on 2018/04/19 18:53
I only have an iPad, so I’m not able to text people with non-Apple devices. I got Textfree to be able to text one specific person. It worked well for several months, but then it stopped working, so that he was not receiving my texts and I was not receiving his. After a few weeks of trying to solve this problem on my own, I finally contacted tech support. I got a response from them a very speedy nine days later. After a minimal interaction, I was told that the problem must be with my friend’s cell phone carrier. Maybe it is and maybe it isn’t, but I feel that my problem was not adequately addressed, and since I now have no reason to use the app, I will be uninstalling it from my iPad. UPDATE: After posting the above review, I was mysteriously contacted by someone else from the company who helped me troubleshoot the problem I was having. It’s good to know that someone in the company is capable of providing good support. However, I hate that I had to use threats to get anyone to take me and my problem seriously, so my decision not to use the app anymore stands.
Not A Good App Anymore
by Jonathen_crow on 2017/12/05 05:32
I’ve seen countless people complaining about their issues with this app. Mostly that they’re able to send text messages but not receive them. And I’ve also seen that through my own efforts their response team for help is completely unresponsive. In a lot of places on the website you’ll see that they take a short time to respond, but in reality they take upwards of weeks, it’s been several weeks since I submitted my first request and I still have no response. Most other people cannot find responses, or solutions to their problems. They seem unwilling to respond anyone that is not buying credits. This was once a good app, really great for people who possibly lived in bad areas were their Wi-Fi was stronger than their cell phone signal. And were unable for whatever reason to use their actual cell phone services to contact other people. It used to be really great especially when you were trying to do multiple things at once, or you were unsure of someone having your real number. Now it’s not worth the amount of time it takes to download.
Why I like and possibly love fried okra
by Jengih on 2020/06/19 04:17
I would like to share with you my honest and overwhelming feelings for fried okra. It’s something I have harbored inside of me since I was a child. I have never shared these feelings to anyone before now and I wish you could understand to what depth these happy sensations of love and warmth battered in a perfect amount of coziness and placed in my grandmothers perfectly seasoned skillet. A skillet that has the unbelievable amount of exact proportions of normalcy’s a child needs. I grew into the person I am today bc of that skillet and I am able to give and show love because of all those perfect little pieces of fried okra. I’m just pulling your chain!!! What in the world am I even talking about!!! But in a serious note...this APP is AWESOME!!! Love it!!! It could t be any better and I want to say thank you to everyone that has had anything to do with it:) Have a wonderful night and smile bc Text Free App is my fried okra😉
* Love It * Easy to Use * Super Convenient *
by Cass 7678 on 2019/03/21 04:12
I’m generally not the type to use an app like this (40 year old, woman, with a home phone & cell phone). But, I recently decided to shop around for cell service to save some money. I canceled my current service, planning to switch providers the following day. Then I saw a few more ads & decided to hold off to do more research. That was great until I realized I had no method to text certain friends & family. This was the first app I found in my search, so I signed up (not expecting much). To my surprise, it’s been super easy to use. I really loved that I was able to pick my own, local number. After that, I was able to start texting right away. The return texts came back quickly & there was no noticeable delay in speed. I would definitely recommend this app. I’ve been using it for a few days now & am very pleased with everything.
True Story ...
by T0Ne3e on 2017/10/17 22:51
I own a iTouch 5th Gen, Current Mini iPad & iPad Pro. When I discovered your App on the online store and tried it out for a week without adding any of the subscriptions to do a little App Test Drive, I knew right away Textfree was an App paying subscriptions for. It’s Easy, Works with all my gadgets, and I can keep in touch everyday all day with everyone I know. Before Textfree, I used an old Flip Phone for my communications and it SUCKED. It was ancient, I haven’t seen anyone flip anything for anything in our present time and I wasn’t a fan of Contract Mobile Carriers, I did good with what I had though. TEXTFREE is 👍🏼 GREAT ! Voicemail to Text feature is the best feature E V E R ! It’s changed the way I communicate from not caring to caring. I recommend TEXTFREE to Everyone Out There. I haven’t had any issues and App is up to date and running smoothly all the time so Thank you everyone at Pinger.
Personal Fav
by Winterstone007 on 2018/09/19 10:21
I am truly grateful of all that is allotted to me by this app and its creators n maintainers 🙏🏻 I have been using it, with the same uninterrupted or changed contact, for nearly a decade. It has saved me so much money and headache. I have been able to contact when no phone services work via WiFi. I have never had an issue to even need to contact customer service; if there even is one, lol. That is ‘top notch’ status quality to me. Not to mention being able to connect and utilize from any device that downloads apps or gets internet access. I hope to continue for another decade and beyond as the world moves more towards this kind of platforms. Thank you to all that are involved with this project for the outstanding results and complete privacy and anonymity (unless I myself connect me.) 💜🙏🏻👍🏻🤗
Please listen
by Andrew1243 on 2018/08/29 21:34
I had this app for a while, pretty good, then I decided to try TextMe, but I deleted and got this one again. I like this app, but Sometimes it can be a little slow and I have to reopen it, please fix. And I think you should make calls better speed and quality, please fix this and I will stay by your side. Andrew, I apologize for wasting your time further but, if I delete the app and reinstall, can I resume the use of my old number and keep all of the contacts that I had previously? It seems like an unnecessary amount of work to delete it and have to get all of my contacts back. I have a fairly large amount of contacts. Regardless, thank you for your patience. I will continue to use the app with a five star review for support.
Great app
by JF0333 on 2018/01/12 19:31
This is one app that really is free! Yes, you can purchase minutes if you want, but you can also watch a few short (very short) videos and in return, you are credited minutes on your account, which you only need if you want to make an actual phone call - texting is free. The only downside to using this app is that not all SMS text messages are accepted by this app.....certain one time codes that a company sends you in order for you to complete their sign-up/account confirmation process, are not recognized and therefore will not come through using the phone number that you are given/chose when using this app. I think this is an area that the app developers are working on, so hopefully the list of comparable SMS texts grows soon. Otherwise, this is a solid app that works great!
Other people I text get the message a day later.
by this app cost money on 2018/07/20 16:25
This app is pretty good if you have an ipod and want to text someone without an Apple phone. It’s pretty good, but I can call anyone because I don’t wanna waste my money on minutes but I need an app for if I was in an emergency. This wasn’t a problem before, but now when I text people ( with this app ) they person I’m texting says they got the message a day later than when I sent the message. It says it was delivered but somehow they got it a day later or a few hours later. This is becoming a big problem and it is annoying the crap out of me. Now I really can’t rely on this for an emergency because guess what, they are getting my message A DAY LATE. “ Yeah thanks for the help, but I’m already dead, because this app sends messages days late.” I do not recommend this app to rely on. Mine as well get a new phone then use this garbage app. Oh wait but I have to use this app because I have an iPod well, if I die maybe you’ll get that message a day late too.
Why I love Text Free
by AshelyMacyMcmullen on 2018/06/09 11:18
I always wanted to text and I never got to text free is a really nice app Because you could pretty much text your Friends and family members I know this because I’ve always wanted to text and I never really got to so it’s like a new beginning really kind of because I could finally text so I really enjoy it and I suggest You get it because it’s really fun to text to people. And it’s why you should get it it’s really fun so whoever made it shout outs to you you are the best and this app is free no money just have to set it up and then you can text! I hope you buy this app is an amazing app and I just really love it are you a five star review because it is her of that so, I think you should buy it. That is why I think this app should get a five star review I do you should buy it.
I cannot have a standby number
by pleazando0611 on 2019/11/28 11:53
Hello pinger, i am a huge fan of your app, TextFree I used it the first time and it was okay, in less than 2 weeks I had about 200 call units. I logged out my account from my iPhone, trying to login back I cannot. The app says my number has expired and incorrect password, I tried to recover my password through my verified email address it didn’t work out. I have been using same number to call and text friends in the United states, I deleted the app loaded it again to my phone but each time I get a new number, when I logout our of the app the number disappears and changes to a new one, and this is a routine thing that happen anytime I logout of the app and try to log back in. Even when I don’t logout but close the app, when I try to open it again the number changes. Pls try and fix it as soon as possible. This is my email. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks
Nice so far
by CjayDk on 2020/02/25 13:05
I switched back to this texting app after the one I had been using for many years updated to unusable, at least by my account, and from what I have read to many others. This app does what I need, just plain old texting from my iPad. I do not and most likely never will use the phone feature. I like that the ads are not blatant, I can see them, but they are not in the way of my texting. It is a nice easy to use app. The 4 stars are because there is a word count so if I get too wordy I have to go back and edit what I have written. I did not have that on the other app.. Also there is nothing I have seen that tells me that my text has been delivered or at least sent, I would like to see that feature in an update if possible.
Decent app
by shivrs01 on 2017/12/13 09:38
I’ve used this app for quite some time over different versions of the iPhone. Overall, I am happy with it and would recommend it. A couple improvements that I think would be great to see. First, some additional ringtones. The current ones sound a bit outdated, like ones that were on my Motorola Razr back in the day. Second, I understand this app is supported by ads but it would be neat to see them less intrusive. By this I mean it would be helpful if the ads did not become a larger size once you click send on a message. If you’re having a conversation and sending multiple messages back and forth, the larger ads get annoying and do get in the way. I would have no issue with the banner size ads at the bottom (like the size when you are typing out a message before pushing send).
Was charged day after subscription canceled and deleted.
by lisho0206 on 2020/06/29 19:30
I contacted your help desk, although I’m skeptical after this stunt,To request a refund. I usually use Google Voice and was locked out of my account. I reserved the phone number through text free and hadn’t even used it. That was about 4 days ago and yesterday when I regained access to my Google Voice the first thing I did was cancel my subscription in Settings in my iPhone and all look to be successful it was no longer there. Then today I get notified through my bank that I was charged by you to reserve the number and it is showing back up active in my subscriptions. And I know that I canceled the subscription correctly and it was gone. It’s only $4.99 and that isn’t the issue. The issue is I was charged after cancelling. If you were to charge me it should have been at sign up. Very fishy. And the transaction is pending. It’s not as though you charged days ago and now it hit. Please rectify this situation because it is wrong and bad business.
Great App! Have used it for over two years, but...
by S.R. Rabbit on 2019/07/25 05:30
I've actually used this app multiple times, due to a damaged battery port on my previous iPad. Lol. I love using TextFree and recommend it to anyone who complains about their cell phones or minutes. However, there is one problem that just started July 23/24, around midnight. Right now, I'm using it to text my romantic other. We were discussing something important, but then I didn't get a response. It turns out the text I know I sent was never received. I had to text it to them again. I worry this will continue to happen. So I told them I may have to duplicate my texts to make certain they receive them. I don't know if it's on their end or not. If it is something to do with the app, though, please fix it.
Not how it used to be
by frankiemills61 on 2019/04/21 18:58
This app has some good features, but now days it’s really annoying. I get emails daily. I get random calls when only a few people have the number, and they didn’t give it out. When you go into the area to view your calling minutes, there’s ways to earn minutes that don’t even work. I’ve done 3 things recently that were supposed to give me a lot of minutes, and they never changed. I only have 12 and should have about 200. This is very frustrating for me, because their programs don’t work. Also, you used to be about to watch videos and get 2 minutes, now you only receive one. That’s a lot of long videos to watch to only receive 1 minute. 2 wasn’t ideal either, but it was way better than 1. I’ve been using Pinger/TextFree off and on for years and years. It’s just going downhill and is less reliable. My old account had 500 calling minutes cause it would actually work
works amazingly well
by Rabbi Phillip Picasso on 2020/02/07 05:04
Best free texting app out there with a few glitches once in awhile. If I’m texting a LOOOOONG text, after awhile the letters of the keyboard get ‘stuck’ and are showing on the screen ‘3D’ and the other letters will stop responding. The app is amazingly reliable and I am glad to click on the advertising a lot to keep it free. I have had it now for several weeks and have not had any serious issues besides the ‘keys stuck in 3D mode’ issue which I don’t know what to call it. Also sending and receiving pictures some time freezes up the app, just a note for the glitch team and not a complaint. The app is reliable and I only wish there was a locking way on IPhone 7 so I could hide the app.
Mostly positive with a few cons
by maxcess on 2020/06/03 17:49
Like the app a lot! Ben using it for couple of years. It has almost all the features as your actual phone like calling, texting (pictures / videos), and voicemail(even voicemail in text). Couple of cons that I have experienced is that it drains my battery super fast so if I’m not home or near a charging station, I’d think twice about using it. Also, it freezes sometimes but not often. Finally, you can not turn the notification off for the incoming calls. Even if notifications for the app is completely turned off, you won’t see the text messages but if someone calls you, it will still comes through. I’m not sure if it’s a glitch or is just how it works given it’s using your cellular data. Would like to know if there is a solution for that.
Best For Preteens Or Younger Even Older!
by Speedy 409 on 2017/11/21 02:30
I’ve used this app at the age of 10 and am still using today to talk to my friends,family, and sometimes pizza delivery (just kidding I don’t know if they have that feature but I hope they do). Great for those who don’t want an actual phone or doesn’t have one at the moment also for the ones who don’t like mobile companies that will rather stick to WiFi, but here’s why I give it a 4. There are two essential things you guys have to do that bug me! limit ads because every time every 15-30 seconds I see an ad pop up it’s not that annoying but I would love to see less. 2, from the day I got the app I’m not sure if this feature is there and that feature is groups! I haven’t seen or know how to do it please help and thanks if you read it have a good day
Text free App
by Reba1949 on 2019/07/11 19:00
Want to take a moment to say how great this app is for me. I started out wanting this app because I didn't have unlimited text on my phone at the time. Then I bought minutes and decided to use this phone number to keep from using my main phone number. I have had this number for about 3 years now and I've seen them improve over this time. Text free is a great app and I plan to keep it forever. I have tried other texting apps but in my opinion, they're not that great. I give this app 5 stars. Also, whenever I contact customer service, they are "Johnny on the spot" in getting back to me and handling my requests. I love them. 👍🏾 Thanks Textfree. Your the best😍 Past that, there is nothing left to say.👍🏾😍
Perfect for my needs
by Windbear2525 on 2018/03/28 19:46
I’ve found Textfree to be the best free text app out there even though it has a few glitches. I switched over from Talkatone when an update made it no longer compatible. I then tried a few other free apps which didn’t even compare to Talkatone’s quality. Textfree came close to Talkatone ‘s quality at the time, but had a few major glitches such as occasional dropped or unreceived messages, messages which were limited in size, sent out of order, etc. But most of those issues have been corrected by updates and patches over time, making Textfree the best free chat app I’ve found. It is now about 98% dependable in both transmission and receiving with an occasional (rare) dropped message. There are often noticeable delays in transmitting. One thing I wish Textfree would allow are Bitmojis since I love using them. For some reason, I can’t get them to work. I also wish there were a way to create group chat/mailing to send the same message to more than one person at time. There may be a way, but I haven’t figured it out. Other than that, Textfree works great for my needs! And, it IS free!
Best Emergency Resource!
by LoveLoveTina on 2020/03/30 14:05
I am so grateful you exist! My iPhone suddenly broke. Then SIM card drama, add to that all the carriers with specific rules! My friend gave me his iPhone 8 to replace mine. Only it was AT&T phone. I’ve been with Boost for 6+ years but they don’t accept this carrier. I seriously gave up for weeks! Considered it an unplanned unplugging vacay. THEN!!!! I randomly remembered your app from years ago, downloaded it onto the new iPhone (everything else worked but texts & calls) & within 2 minutes I was sending texts. No lengthy sign up, no contract, no hidden agenda. And bonus~didn’t realize app offers limited free phone calls as well. So super huge thank you for making something that should be easy, actually easy!
Simple clean interface, Easy to get minutes
by Skipee McGee on 2017/12/24 01:52
I figure most people only take the time out of their day to type a review if they want to complain about something, so I’d like to propose an alternative. I think Textfree is an excellent app for several reasons; the interface is convenient and simple to understand, the ads are minimalist and in intrusive by modern standards, and its super easy to acquire free minutes. Also I’ve spotted the devs actually replying to some reviews, which is fairly rare too I can tell you. Overall Textfree is a great version (probably the best) of a very useful service of which there are many competitors. Just wanted to give a shout out to people actually putting out good software.
Minor improvements would make this app great
by AnKa12685 on 2018/07/28 15:49
The app is good but could use improvement. 1. It would be great to know if someone has read the message. It use to show a check mark but that option has disappeared a while back with one of the updates. 2. It’s crazy how many messages never get delivered and neither party knows seeing how you can’t tell what was read 3. Pictures!! When you click on the picture weather you go to save it or just see it, when you get out it always takes you to the very end of the conversation. It would be nice to see the the option of a gallery collection or a way to just scroll through the pictures alone. On Kik you clicked on the picture and you’re able to swipe left and right to go through the photos that are in your current conversation
5 Stars!
by Eisrs on 2019/07/22 02:23
I enjoy this app so much! One of my friends mentioned it to me when I told them I couldn't use my phone's built-in app. I was surprised that it would work this well! I love this app because you can actually PICK the number you use. This is great because if you have a hard time remembering certain things, you can look through and choose the easiest one for you. All of the contacts I have for Text free have a different phone than me. Even though they do, I can still text them really easily. But, I realized that the emoji selection is different from the actual iPhone selection. When another person texts one that you don't have, a little box with a question mark pops up instead. I have trouble with this sometimes because I can't tell which one it is. This is the main problem I have in Text free. Lagging. Sometimes it lags worse than others, but it almost always lags some. I can type fast, so if I do, it's not as bad. I don't know if it's just my device because it's so old, or what. Does it happen for everyone? Or just me? Overall this app is great! One of the best I've ever found!
Saved me and has nice features!
by JTinSouthNJ on 2018/01/19 05:11
If we all had continuous (free) WiFi , this would totally replace everyone’s current relationship with their current carriers! It’s got a load of options for ring tones and let’s you choose your own phone # (mine ended with the year I was born)! The calls sound clear and the texts arrive instantly. It allows you to send photos and videos and you will forget you even switched to Text Free. It’s a Godsend truly when another carrier (FreedomPop) kept my # after a free trial and wasn’t nearly as efficient and impressive as Text Free is!! And I only would have saved $10 with them per month and the calls were dropped and photos arrived hours later and you could only reach them by email. I lost my # after having it almost 20 years but I didn’t care cause Text Free had my back and saved the day!! Now I can talk to my family and friends again finally and have reliable fast user friendly service plus they let you earn FREE minutes to make outgoing calls. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! Much LOVE AND GRATITUDE! Sincerely, Jereme Benyola NJ, USA
Garbage
by 🌷Kaitlyn💕 on 2018/02/14 20:32
Too many ads popping up and too many advertisement banners. Then, every couple days they send you a text message warning that you will lose your phone number if you're not constantly texting with it. Also, they want way too much money to remove the advertisements and/or to keep your phone number. I'm an adult and I was trying to use this app to conduct some business, but unfortunately, this app is more of a novelty item. It's not a professional solution. It's for children who have an iPod and no phone, so they can text & talk from it. Also, i tried to earn some free minutes by doing their surveys. I wasted at least 25 minutes on numerous surveys, answering a ton of questions, only to be told that “this survey is not a good match for you”. Unfortunately, I wasted valuable time and got nothing in return. This app is definitely not for adults. If you are an adult, avoid this app. It's not worth the aggravation.
Okay this app is total scam
by Torhuu1 on 2018/10/21 08:31
I downloaded this app, because I am in foreign country now and 1st I wanted to earn my mins, just to make sure app works. So I accepted this earn mins buy playing coin master. 1st of all I didn’t want to spent money before trying it. my plan was to earn mins and see if it work great then I will buy mins. So I earned 67 mins for playing game for 3 days, but I never got my mins and it is still missing. I tried reaching out, they were keep letting me respond to this automated emails back n forth then they just disappeared. I tried emailing to costumer service many times. Then I was like ok never mind and try buying the mins. They charged my card and the mins was never added into my account. So I had to call Apple to cancel my last purchase from this app. Such a scam. They just try money thru app and by make us download it. This is not legit app. Please at least have some business manner, stop wasting people’s time.
Used to be a great app
by Big Doug on 2018/09/22 00:06
I’ve used this app as a secondary number for almost 10 years now and I have watched it deteriorate slowly. The two main issues I have now are that : 1. When using the calling service it places numbers in my call list and when receiving calls through the app it rings through my native phone without any way of stopping it even if notifications for the app are off. 2. All of sudden when making calls the first song from my music list plays in the background. Needless to say that I waste the call minute and there seems to be no way of stopping it. It has come time for me to seek another better working app elsewhere. I called and emailed tech support and no solutions were offered just meaningless apologies. Still great for texting but don’t pay for minutes.
Good to bad
by Cs964111 on 2018/01/08 06:09
Pinger has always been a great app but the recent updates have been changing that. One big problem is multiple times I will send texts and the person does not get it or see it. Another thing I don’t like about the new updates are the changes made to the calling service. I don’t like how it is connected to my phone and I prefer it staying as a separate app. This also seems to have slowed the app down significantly. Another thing I noticed about the new update that is very frustrating, when I go to make a call it will ring once and then goes silent. I will hang up and try again and after a couple of times the call will eventually go through. This happens even if I have an “excellent” connection. I don’t understand why changes have to be made to the app where they are not needed. They seem to only be adding negative effects.
Great but oof 😣
by Pamollope on 2020/07/05 23:36
Eh ok so first of all this app is awesome, I can text all I want without limits. But when I call.... OK so the quality of the call is ok but when they don’t pick up and the thing at the end where it tells you to send a voicemail lasts six seconds, it takes away a whole minute! And I didn’t even leave a voicemail!!! The minutes are also so hard to get, like it takes forever for the option to watch a video pops up, but the videos are really short so thank you for that. Ugh 😑 the minutes are just really annoying. And the ads after you send a message just take over the whole bottom half of the screen! That parts not so bad though. Please try to fix these issues! And please respond!
4 because.......
by ykwtfgo818 on 2019/04/14 09:42
It always since day one rob me of my minutes out of nowhere. Happened on two separate occasions. Second thing it’s so glitchy or something cause I get messages late or never receive them...sounds and is strange to me because several friends showed me on their cellphones...not a well written experience for you guys but hey I have an issue it may be my own issue either way after having this app on and off for the past 5 years if I’m not mistaken just look in to it and fix it if there is an issue discovered if there isn’t one you have the right to simply tell me it’s you not us...too lazy to grammar check it I finally wrote you guys and rated this app after ignoring it for so many years ok that’s it...
poor communication + becoming horrible app
by Y$wajjur on 2018/09/23 16:01
I’ve used this app for about 2 years now, and when you complete offers for minutes it’s literally wasting your time and storage. You have to download apps just for the minutes, sometimes deleting the apps you already have depending your storage then when you complete said app, NO MINUTES GOES TO YOUR ACCOUNT. When you reach out to the developers, they won’t only not reply to you, but they won’t even reconcile for time wasted on apps. I prefer to have a decent amount of minutes to make calls in regards to work, and when I complete a task, I expect to have those minutes I chose. But not only do I not have those minutes, I also have a company not replying or giving some type of feedback when I reach out to let them know the situation. Great for texting, but calling? No way 2/10.
Text free
by BEEPBOP_25 on 2020/04/03 18:08
This app is great for texting. You always get the text message it’s not like the other app’s where you have to consistently go onto the app to see if you have gotten a message or a call. Only part of the app is the call with the minutes they go quickly when you don’t have anymore minutes you can’t answer calls nor call out obviously, anyways other then that the app is great. No problems really. I enjoy this app and I recommend this app to others that want another way to text looking for an app or need a WiFi text app. This is the one! Hope you like my review and rate! Good job with the app features they are great!
Great app!
by MoonShadow78 on 2018/08/31 07:08
Now I’m not normally one to write reviews on ANYTHING, but I felt compelled to do so on this one as it has been amazing thus far. There hasn’t been any bugs or noticeable issues with service since I’ve downloaded it. Yes, there are ads, but to me it’s a small price to pay in order to have a way to stay in touch with older family members who aren’t tech-savvy & don’t want the complications of a cell phone service. It also allows me to stay in touch with my young son while I’m away from him without having to pay for monthly phone service when all he & I do is text occasionally. Thank you Text Free for providing us all with the ability to stay connected without the hassle (and MONEY) of a cell phone carrier bill!!!
Love it!
by VerucaVee on 2018/06/12 22:33
I use the free version and it does exactly what I need it to. If you like to text versus talking on the phone (like myself) this app is for you. Very simple interface and extremely easy to use. I give this number out versus my real number so I'm not bombarded with robocalls on my real number. I just have it set to show a badge for every notification. It has also come in very handy when my phone is dead and all I have is my iPad. Never had a problem with crashing, none of that. By far the best "burner number" I've ever used. Try it out. I highly recommend it, and think you'll love it just as much as I do! Great job to the developers of this app!
Works like a *Charm*
by T. Davidson on 2018/05/07 15:21
I have tried so many different apps for free texting/calling and none of them actually work completely! They either didn’t give me notifications (which I have to do), didn’t alert me of calls until after I missed them, were to much of a hassle, or didn’t work right. I absolutely love “Text Free” I have been using it for several months now and it always works! You can set up your voicemail, set up so it sends a customized text response to call & set up a customized text response to any one who texts you! The price for minutes is *shockingly* very cheap, I have and will continue to recommend this app!
Very good
by Tiffanymz3029 on 2020/04/25 16:38
Great app! Totally worth it if you can’t text. I recently had my actual text app deleted because it stopped working and textfree was there to help so I didn’t have to stop texting my friends. Very great, ads aren’t really a problem on here I do have a huge problem with ads but they aren’t bad here. I love it. I do have a phone like actual phone but the texts stopped working. I’m so glad textfree was ever created! Great job developers! It’s incredible and super useful. Only thing: WiFi, I have WiFi at my house but not anywhere I go. So fix that. Other then the WiFi issue I’d say this game deserves 5 complete stars!!!! Wonderful and please keep up the good work!
Confused
by NickName391979 on 2018/06/06 20:04
I love this app I’ve been using it for 2 years and never had any issues I use it as an advertising line for my job this way my real number is private and until last month every time I get a text or a missed call I go to click on the app and it freezes i don’t know if it’s the sponsor ads doing it but then I have to hit my home button then X out my history then lock the phone which is an iphone by the way then re click the app and sometimes it works right away or I have to repeat the steps over and over then I’m able to use it. I get 100+ text messages a day so it’s really annoying to keep going threw this it is constantly freezing I was hoping the update would fix it but it Didn’t Work :( please look into this
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