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call
15.49
62
6
wifi
15.74
28
2
calls
12.08
24
2
texts
11.26
15
1
calling
12.21
5
1
texting
12.99
3
1
text
21.11
3
mms
11.79
2
free calling apps for iphone
0.00
1
text feee
9.67
1
textfree
18.56
1
text free
31.76
1
free texting
10.38
1
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App name
text Free: texting + calling
Description
Free texting and free calling with textfree gives you free text plus a real US phone number so you can text or call anyone, even if they don’t have the app. textfree uses your data or Wi-Fi connection to keep you in touch with friends and family all over the globe—you can text now with features like group messaging, picture messaging, international texting & calling, emoji, stickers and voicemail, it’s the only messaging app you’ll ever need. All for free. YOU CAN’T BEAT 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 with friends and family. Since then, a lot of new and nifty features were added, but one thing’s always remained the same—textfree is the fastest, most reliable and easiest to use texting app out there. Lots of other apps like textPlus, TextMe, Talkatone, and TextNow have come along since we launched, BUT textfree is the original and we think still the best free texting app available. SEND UNLIMITED FREE texts & REAL mms PICTURE MESSAGES With textfree you get free SMS texting, text now totally free and unlimited. And now, textfree is the first free texting app enabled with real mms picture messaging just like a carrier phone – no strange looking links. That means you can send picture messages to all your friends, even if they don’t have textfree! REAL PHONE NUMBER INCLUDED Not many free texting apps let you text now with a real phone number. But having your own local phone number means you can call your grandma’s landline, order a pizza, SMS any number, and of course, hit up all your friends, even if they don’t have a smartphone. text FREE WITH GROUP MESSAGES textfree is the perfect free texting app for group messaging with all your contacts. You can create groups, leave groups, add participants and let everyone be part of the conversation. FREE calling Free calling has never been better. textfree-to-textfree calling and any incoming calls are always free. Outbound calling minutes are easy to earn or super cheap to buy. Who doesn’t love free calling? TURN ANY DEVICE INTO A PHONE No phone? No Problem. text free has you covered. textfree turns your iPod or iPad into a phone, so you can text plus call for free. Plus, calls sound great over Wi-Fi. Free texting on all these devices. OPTIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS • Reserve Number ($4.99/mo) - Keep your number from expiring (normally we reclaim in active numbers after 30-days) • Voicemail-To-text ($4.99/mo) - Get your voicemails transcribed and sent as a text message so you can read it at your convenience. • Remove Ads ($2.99/mo) - This one, well, you get the idea. TERMS Subscriptions 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. Privacy policy & terms of use: http://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF • Emergency calls are not supported • textfree is ad-supported • When roaming, additional carrier data charges may apply. Contact your carrier for details. • If your contacts aren’t on textfree, they might have to pay regular carrier charges for texts and pictures. COPYRIGHT © 2019 Pinger, Inc. All rights reserved. The textfree name, associated trademarks, and logos are trademarks of Pinger, Inc. or related entities.
yes
by EvesX on 2019/09/23 05:06
great
Awesome!
by DerrickAngel on 2019/09/23 04:20
This app is amazing! I enjoy being able to stay in contact with friends and family even when cell service is inactive because you can connect to local free WiFi and stay connected!
Text
by Chessmuth on 2019/09/23 03:18
Great app!
Truth in advertising.
by Physfun on 2019/09/23 02:05
Handles all of my texts for free. Does everything I need! Used for several years now with no complaints!
Ph call with the hubs
by Toltec savanaus on 2019/09/22 22:19
This was by far the best phone call I’ve had in the 3 months that I have had this number!! It was clear no static no ECO just pure clear voices!! Please work on making it to where all calls can be that clear and easy going thanks a million 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽😃
👍🏻
by Grg00795 on 2019/09/22 19:01
Awesome
🤷🏽‍♂️
by 1scoob on 2019/09/22 16:22
No service at all
About textfree
by nilialaya on 2019/09/22 16:12
I love this because you can have a phone number with out getting a phone for a phone number love this app
Best
by jusetmoi on 2019/09/22 15:05
It’s the best texting app ever, love it! 😍
Textfree App
by MsLovelyDawson on 2019/09/22 12:11
Only thing I wish they improve is the quality of the calls(make it more clear as a actual phone) and removing these ads. Or evening having an option to remove it with extra fee! Other then that I enjoy using Textfree App
Not for voice calls
by zzzxxx$$ on 2019/09/22 08:11
I will just simply state as a matter of fact and not so much opinion that this application is not for voice calls. I can’t even give it one star for using it for voice calls, and would wonder why they even have that in the application or offer to purchase minutes , or get suckered into adbots and spam and spyware.
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!
Incognito App
by vmlenigma on 2019/09/22 05:07
No need to get another phone number or phone...i use this for my hookups and my girl doesn’t even suspect a thing...i told her its an app to chat with my buds in Europe 😜
Text free
by Nomeansno4 on 2019/09/22 05:02
Awesome
Thanks!
by mammothWooly on 2019/09/22 03:02
It is very nice
It’s really good but..
by kiara the kid on 2019/09/22 02:16
It can be slow and laggy.. It’s not just me.. I asked my mom and she said it can be slow for her too... but still I would get this app
Great Service
by Jonnieville on 2019/09/22 02:05
Great app
Great app
by Nacc1515 on 2019/09/22 01:04
Does everything I need.
Very good
by saylessx3 on 2019/09/22 00:50
Works solid for me I gotta be low key lol
Great for Craig’s list!
by sd_arby on 2019/09/22 00:10
I don’t want the catfish to have my regular number. So I use textfree.
Texting
by zaylene wennie on 2019/09/21 23:05
Texting my mom dad grandma and friend is the most I love about texting is that is the most beautiful app and I can remember my mom when my family is gone Zaylene montes 2nd grade ;)
Text free
by Meep yay on 2019/09/21 23:04
I love this app!! I am glad I can text my family !!
Text free
by rambucissous on 2019/09/21 23:03
Is no 1 for discreetly sending text It’s the absolute best
Textfree
by Lolababe01 on 2019/09/21 23:02
Bomb always there when I need it
Text app
by dulybird on 2019/09/21 20:02
I love this app I work a a business it’s good to give out this number and not my personal one and it’s fast the pictures on it are clear I love it!
Great text
by Hsushetafnsdygiggtjgf on 2019/09/21 18:02
Good way to keep in contact
Super easy
by RobertSmitb on 2019/09/21 18:01
Super reliable.
GREAT
by onenation216 on 2019/09/21 16:01
Love this application
Fantastic
by laterrica cole on 2019/09/21 16:00
I love this app
It’s great sometimes
by antonioallen213 on 2019/09/21 15:11
Sometimes my speaker phone comes on and I don’t be messing with it and when I try to turn it off it won’t until I log off some stuff need to be better
I LOVE textfree
by ghgdhjvfgj on 2019/09/21 15:06
Textfree is great.
Scam
by Ali123098'a on 2019/09/21 14:01
A total scam! I watched many videos and did survey but I didn’t get any free minutes! What a waste of time!!!
ADS
by Pretty2906 on 2019/09/21 03:35
Ad takes up 1/4 of the screen, it didn’t use to be like this a few years ago.
Works like a charm
by JKGWVU on 2019/09/21 01:13
Easy, fast set up and easy to use
Guerra
by Candy love it on 2019/09/21 00:02
I love this app it’s awesome
Awesome app!!!
by GauravA on 2019/09/20 23:01
Works perfect.
Textfree
by DaveMarkz on 2019/09/20 22:07
Best app ever. Phone is crystal clear and text is great. Love it
Text free great service, comes in really handy
by nonna0813 on 2019/09/20 21:04
Service is wonderful, and free. Don’t know what I would do without it. Can’t say enough good things about text free I am very satisfied and thankful for the quality of the service Text Free offers
SpadesPlus
by NettieBCarter on 2019/09/20 21:03
Great game
Leona
by carsapps on 2019/09/20 20:08
Really Good app thank you I love your app very Excellent thank you
Doesn’t work
by thisniclnameistaken on 2019/09/20 19:25
Did not receive any texts
Good stuff
by Kolby 'Jack' Andrews on 2019/09/20 14:03
Pretty decent app. Good in a pinch.
Text
by ;)Netty on 2019/09/20 14:01
I'm giving you a 4 because most of the time it doesn't notify me of a text. I have to constantly check to see if there's a text
Protection ❤️
by JVC❤️ on 2019/09/20 12:09
✊💪
Second number
by jesterofkings on 2019/09/20 05:02
Having a second number to use for Craig’s list is priceless.
Text free
by hamsterons on 2019/09/20 02:02
This app is good works
If you don’t pay, it’s absolutely worthless!
by chinguoren on 2019/09/20 01:32
If I could give this app 0 stars, I would do it. But, the lowest available is one star. I tried the free service many times on different phones. I had to go through all the hoops for the number including giving them an email address, and then I received the notice that I was successful. However, upon sending or trying to receive a message, no success. I would get messages saying that the number had not been activated. Worse yet, upon going into settings, the number would change from the original one given. But if I tried to activate the new number, I would get a message saying that I already had set up a number with the email address given. Maybe they are trying to collect email addresses for spamming purposes. Don’t waste your time! Find another app.
Text free
by litexter on 2019/09/20 01:06
Great app!
Quite pleased with outgoing audio fixed
by 802.11 Hedy Lamarr on 2019/09/20 01:04
As I am restructuring an old business model, I still require easy to recall numbers. After I get solid paying clients with a steady cash flow I will be happy to enjoy my “vanity” contact number by reserving it plus annual renewals. This is now stable where the other party can hear me no matter who initiated the call. So far, so good. I am still in decision making test mode but overall quite pleased. UPDATE: I am still happy with the service and so I thought I would test purchased minutes next. Still happy.
Textfree
by -Kaaaay✨ on 2019/09/20 01:02
Great and easy way of texting and calling for free!
Free and easy
by bigg 8" on 2019/09/19 23:03
What more can you ask for. It’s free and hassle free. Can’t go wrong as long as you use it at least once a month.
Easier Minutes
by WDJBBPS on 2019/09/19 22:03
So the app is awesome. But I think that getting minutes is way to hard. Plus the calls echoes a lot. To get minutes you either have to buy them or you gotta watch a video. It’s not like a 30 sec video it’s sometimes more then a minute. To me it isn’t worth the wait. So if you see this why don’t you try to make this better. I don’t think I am the only person who thinks this. Thanks!
Great!
by nyk big brother! on 2019/09/19 20:06
Great alternative to home phone.
Best app to text for free
by Housegirls12 on 2019/09/19 20:00
it is a very good app to make free calls and text
Easy to Use
by greg305 on 2019/09/19 19:04
Text Free is a great place for texting and exchanging photos and videos for free!
Text free calls
by p-funk 63 on 2019/09/19 19:03
Text free call is very handy to have in case of emergency I’m thankful that my kids told me about this app.
messaging
by burkedermg on 2019/09/19 18:09
i love this so easy and quick
Important
by chalateco76 on 2019/09/19 18:03
This app is very important to have becouse give you a real number
Works well.
by JayGamlin on 2019/09/19 18:01
It’s the most efficient and least glitchy of all the second number apps. I use it for my hair salon business line.. it’s perfect for what I need
🥰😍
by Janet0806 on 2019/09/19 16:02
Excellent
Works great
by josephatacconejr on 2019/09/19 15:02
Love it
Awesome App
by loelou21 on 2019/09/19 13:05
Great App for calling texting
Face Book
by aTdddddddddddddddddddd on 2019/09/19 12:34
A very good app for you and your friends and it is also free.Checkit out,you Smokey will love it.Doc Holiday
Great
by tharris220* on 2019/09/19 12:03
I needed an emergency number to give s client it was quick and easy💕 I just wish the minutes were better.
RATING ‼️
by driidriiii on 2019/09/19 11:07
I LOVE THIS APP ‼️
Works great
by 565luke on 2019/09/19 10:21
It’s awesome
Loving it
by aleiamar on 2019/09/19 08:05
I enjoyed using it
Great app
by kymhan323 on 2019/09/19 07:12
No pro!
Text free app
by Hshhshdhxhx on 2019/09/19 07:06
This is an amazing app, especially for people who don’t have cellular service.
Joshua Anthon
by jodhua anothony on 2019/09/19 01:02
Hygrometer
Unknown
by Steveland Morris on 2019/09/19 00:04
The app works well with incoming calls for my job interviews/appointments/etc
Satisfy
by meyannet on 2019/09/18 22:31
Best app i like it so much i also downloaded yo my daughters tablet so we can text and talk
GIF
by Treefrog410 on 2019/09/18 22:04
I love everything about text free except I can’t send GIF’s.
Ye
by CapnKilla on 2019/09/18 22:03
Yuh
Works great!! Syncs between phone & laptop.
by MochaJavaJoe on 2019/09/18 20:12
I use this app for work so I can keep my personal text separated. I love it.
The ads are horrible
by Radiostorm on 2019/09/18 18:16
Maybe it’s intentional but the ads slow this app down to where it’s basically unusable and keep resizing the UI while I’m texting
Review
by Nijosushi on 2019/09/18 16:05
Great app
Thanks for the app
by El perron de la tarde on 2019/09/18 14:01
Good app thanks for everything
Mi reseña
by lino luis on 2019/09/18 12:11
Excelente
Great free service
by Boyneedsguy on 2019/09/18 12:10
Five star +++ great free service for unlimited texts
Review
by SuK!333 on 2019/09/18 12:01
I like when before it would have a check mark ✅ when the text was received or read now it doesn’t do that 😔 so I’m not really happy with it but I still use it ... y’all should make that happen again ... that was THE BEST OF TEXT FREE! Will always think the same about text free ... You should do a throw back with that ... I used to love it when it was like that ... at least I would be able to see when my texted was read ... y’all need to bring this back 🙏🏼😉 i will always send this email.... bring it back please 😊🙏🏼
Love it
by mhcoferjr on 2019/09/18 11:06
I can’t do without it
Calls
by Chick jojo on 2019/09/18 10:54
When making calls it’s clear on my end but the people I talk to say my voice sounds lk it’s underwater and hard to hear
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
Ad Covers Half the Screen!!
by yyy888 on 2019/09/18 08:32
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. This makes the app all but unusable. One star.
Good free phone
by MiraculousHeal on 2019/09/18 08:12
I am grateful for this reliable cell phone service. Sincerely, Barbara Iris Alsieux
Awesome
by fazewicked on 2019/09/18 08:07
Always have enjoyed it,super fast and easy
User experience feedback
by Edoudy on 2019/09/18 07:30
Excellent! You should try it and you would love it !
Terrific App
by Heypinto on 2019/09/18 02:10
This app is Super! Works Great. Talking on WiFi or texting, very dependable.
Amazing
by DominqueH on 2019/09/18 01:16
Amazing
TextFree
by larryhiller on 2019/09/18 00:06
Works great
Great app for WiFi calls only
by ice orince on 2019/09/17 21:04
Great
Text love it
by bkj57 on 2019/09/17 20:08
Infu
CEO
by Real Women Moving Forward on 2019/09/17 20:07
Great app to use for business as an additional line!
Text
by Kmahaffey21 on 2019/09/17 19:03
Great app
Textfree
by slowandeasyII on 2019/09/17 18:04
Good text app. No problems
So far so good!
by First os4.0 comment on 2019/09/17 16:01
So far I love this app!
Mystercrankset
by mystercrankset on 2019/09/17 05:05
Great everything
Rate
by jcal badger on 2019/09/17 03:05
Awesome
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 :-)
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.
* 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.
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.
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.
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 is worse than satan 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.
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.
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).
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
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.👍🏾😍
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
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!
Ads cover 50% of screen
by Kplan23 on 2019/01/26 14:17
Ads a now back covering 50% of the screen. I’ve requesting multiple texts delete for years. Other texting apps have it but TextFree won’t comply. Having to delete one text at a time is time consuming which means I use TextFree infrequently. Go back to banner ads and you’ll get a star back. TextFree’s purpose has been diminished over the years as unlimited talk and text have become the norm. FaceTime on an iPad or iPod works far better than TextFree. TextFree doesn’t work with short codes very well so the major reason for using TextFree which is to hide your real number from corporate America just isn’t there. ————————————— Pinger has had a string of endless versions of Apps and confusing names over at least 7 years I’ve used Pinger. They shouldn’t be experiencing growing pains. Pinger is a legacy company and should have its act together by now. I’m still waiting on the ability to delete multiple texts at once like every other texting App can do. Since the phone numbers Pinger uses are not valid mobile numbers they don’t always work for what you need them for such as product promotions or long term communications where you don’t want your real number exposed. Phone service is hit or miss. C+ to F quality. Too much echoing, latency and dropped calls. Stick with your carrier or FaceTime audio.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Convenient App
by kbellz5582 on 2019/05/09 19:11
App is easy to download and navigate. It’s totally free to text(unlimited) for 30 days on whichever number you pick. All it requires is WIFI. It also allows unlimited free incoming calls and gives you 10 free min for outgoing calls. After free min are used, you have the option of buying minutes for next to nothing, and have the option to purchase your number at the end of free 30 days. It can link up to your contact list as well. So far Ive has zero issues. The only thing I wish is that it offered was the ability to link with my original provider issued number, so that all texts and alerts would be combined under the phone’s original message app.
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
This app is really convenient to have for saving money
by 252639Gg on 2018/10/06 21:12
So this app I have using for a long time. It works pretty well it really does but there are some minor draw backs. Sometimes authentication messages that are used to make sure the phone number they give you is actually valid; takes a couple of tries for you to receive. But the phone number you choose that they give you, is the only free phone numbers that can actually be used to authenticate certain apps requiring a phone number. Also sometimes the “signal” is a bit shady but hey it’s free. You also get free calling minutes minutes if you watch adds so stock up. So yeah I would definitely recommend this app. God bless.
I think it’s great but....
by gamerdoge33425 on 2018/07/04 23:10
I think it’s great but I don’t like how you have to pay to call people.... I know it gives you free minutes but WHAT IF I RUN OUT :( my friends and family can’t call me! I don’t want to pay for stuff that’s only for like an hour or two! I think that it would be great to buy this app because it is perfect to text nothing is wrong no glitches! How it gives you only a month or it we’ll get read of your number if you don’t text in that amount of time I kind of like that because if you don’t use it then you get read of it so I like that idea so guys if you read this the app is great over all! :) Hope you enjoy it happy 4th! If it’s the fourth where u are!
Non stop vibrating
by Rockstar523 on 2019/08/14 20:30
I have used this as a second number for a long time. It was good. But now it’s horrible. I get hundreds of spam calls a day. I turned off all notifications on the app and my phone yet some how it still breaks through and vibrates everytime someone calls. With hundreds of calls a day, you can imagine my phone is vibrating non-stop! I contacted support, they said it’s a known problem but don’t know how to fix it. It’s been months since I contacted support. Tried to contact them again to see if there is any solution because it’s driving me mad. No response. I’m sick of this, it’s so annoying. There are way better free apps out there and I intend to switch. I can’t take it anymore. Worst app I’ve ever had in my life. (After receiving 15 calls in less than 26 mins (my phone constantly vibrating) I finally had enough. I can’t take this app anymore!)
Email password prompt
by IslandJB on 2017/10/20 02:10
Hoping a dev reads this - your app, and only your app, prompt me for my personal email password (it looks like an official Apple sign-in prompt) when I open your app. Just your app. My email is signed in on my phone, there are no issues, yet your app still asks me to do it. I can cancel the pop-up and continue using the app with no problem - but why would your app be ever asking me for a personal password for anything??? Otherwise, I’ve used this app for years without relative issue. Sure, the increased asking cost to remove ads (used to be one price for a year, now its a subscription *eyeroll*) is certainly annoying, and the quality of phone calls is usually not good, but it’s been a reliable method for texting.
App won’t open anymore
by CalyDog on 2018/05/08 04:42
My original review (still pertinent): Yesterday I would have given 3-4 stars, but the recent update removed the checkmarks that showed when another TextFree user read texts sent to him/her. That was a great feature that I would like back. One of the primary reasons I use TextFree is so that texts I send a TextFree user aren't received in small, out of order pieces. The checkmarks were a major plus. I want them back. Pretty good free app in general, though call quality isn't always great, voicemails are sometimes truncated (this issue seems to have improved of late), and there are some quirks with communication between the app and my hands-free. UPDATE: Most recent update resulted in the app not opening at all. I can delete it, reinstall, and cross my fingers, but I will lose my conversations that are stored on my phone. The website stores the last 72 hours of convo, but my phone has the complete history. There is no way to access that data file on my phone, apparently. If I can’t get into the app without uninstalling/reinstalling then I lose a year of text history and the embedded photos. Additionally, logging in through Safari isn’t great because the text box doesn’t allow me to see what I’m typing (some sort of graphics error).
Long Since
by Zamrik on 2018/01/30 02:50
This app has honestly been my go to messaging app for quite some time, ever since when I had an iPod with little networking capabilities. The ads are completely ok and don’t hinder the experience like other free messaging apps, I love custom backgrounds (though I suppose that’s a staple nowadays) and it seldom has any connection errors, or receiving or sending errors. My possibly only issue(s) with the app are that whenever I open the app, any music stops playing and a more recent issue are spontaneous freezes the lead to crashes. The freezes are new to the latest update however, so I have no doubt they’ll soon be complained about and fixed.
Please add search bar
by Cookie728836 on 2019/06/05 16:44
Hello, I wish you guys would add a search bar at the top of the messages window so that that way if I need to find a certain message or a certain chat, i can search it. I didn’t remember who sent me an address I needed so I had to browse through multiple messages with multiple people and I wish it was easier because I wasn’t able to find it. I’ve been using this app for years and I just wish that you guys would catch on to what other messaging platforms are doing. You can do it on iMessage where you just type what you’re searching for and you can find your needed messages instantly without having to do all that work to find it. Hopefully you guys add this in your next update, and I hope you have a great rest of your day! Thank you.
SO Slow Now!
by Vali the Darke on 2019/05/03 19:26
When I started using this app a few years ago it was pretty great. Sure the adds took up most of the screen and would sometimes pop up right as I hit the screen resulting in me being taken to some site, but since I can’t afford an actual cellphone it was pretty good. Now though? OMG it Constantly slows to a crawl. So much so that when the word I want appears in the predictive text bar, what I’m typing is still registering so when I click the word I want something entirely different is what I get. This app is still better than nothing but this continual massive lag is just awful. People think I’m ignoring their texts when I’m actually fighting the app to type out my reply! This issue seriously needs to be fixed.
The only reliable free text app
by Britney deville on 2018/11/28 06:02
I’ve used almost every text free app and some have other features I like more than this but this app is the most and seems the only reliable one out there. Other apps I don’t always get notifications or anything. This one hasn’t failed until recently, since the 23rd or so my texts send but my recipients are all receiving them super late, sometimes hours and now I am reviving some delayed as well. I haven’t had this issue before and I am also on the same network or WiFi network I always am and have been in the past. I’ve tried other apps and no issues. I don’t want to switch from textfree, please fix!
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App name
text Free: texting + calling
Description
Free texting and free calling with textfree gives you free text plus a real US phone number so you can text or call anyone, even if they don’t have the app. textfree uses your data or Wi-Fi connection to keep you in touch with friends and family all over the globe—you can text now with features like group messaging, picture messaging, international texting & calling, emoji, stickers and voicemail, it’s the only messaging app you’ll ever need. All for free. YOU CAN’T BEAT 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 with friends and family. Since then, a lot of new and nifty features were added, but one thing’s always remained the same—textfree is the fastest, most reliable and easiest to use texting app out there. Lots of other apps like textPlus, TextMe, Talkatone, and TextNow have come along since we launched, BUT textfree is the original and we think still the best free texting app available. SEND UNLIMITED FREE texts & REAL mms PICTURE MESSAGES With textfree you get free SMS texting, text now totally free and unlimited. And now, textfree is the first free texting app enabled with real mms picture messaging just like a carrier phone – no strange looking links. That means you can send picture messages to all your friends, even if they don’t have textfree! REAL PHONE NUMBER INCLUDED Not many free texting apps let you text now with a real phone number. But having your own local phone number means you can call your grandma’s landline, order a pizza, SMS any number, and of course, hit up all your friends, even if they don’t have a smartphone. text FREE WITH GROUP MESSAGES textfree is the perfect free texting app for group messaging with all your contacts. You can create groups, leave groups, add participants and let everyone be part of the conversation. FREE calling Free calling has never been better. textfree-to-textfree calling and any incoming calls are always free. Outbound calling minutes are easy to earn or super cheap to buy. Who doesn’t love free calling? TURN ANY DEVICE INTO A PHONE No phone? No Problem. text free has you covered. textfree turns your iPod or iPad into a phone, so you can text plus call for free. Plus, calls sound great over Wi-Fi. Free texting on all these devices. OPTIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS • Reserve Number ($4.99/mo) - Keep your number from expiring (normally we reclaim in active numbers after 30-days) • Voicemail-To-text ($4.99/mo) - Get your voicemails transcribed and sent as a text message so you can read it at your convenience. • Remove Ads ($2.99/mo) - This one, well, you get the idea. TERMS Subscriptions 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. Privacy policy & terms of use: http://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF • Emergency calls are not supported • textfree is ad-supported • When roaming, additional carrier data charges may apply. Contact your carrier for details. • If your contacts aren’t on textfree, they might have to pay regular carrier charges for texts and pictures. COPYRIGHT © 2019 Pinger, Inc. All rights reserved. The textfree name, associated trademarks, and logos are trademarks of Pinger, Inc. or related entities.
yes
by EvesX on 2019/09/23 05:06
great
Awesome!
by DerrickAngel on 2019/09/23 04:20
This app is amazing! I enjoy being able to stay in contact with friends and family even when cell service is inactive because you can connect to local free WiFi and stay connected!
Text
by Chessmuth on 2019/09/23 03:18
Great app!
Truth in advertising.
by Physfun on 2019/09/23 02:05
Handles all of my texts for free. Does everything I need! Used for several years now with no complaints!
Ph call with the hubs
by Toltec savanaus on 2019/09/22 22:19
This was by far the best phone call I’ve had in the 3 months that I have had this number!! It was clear no static no ECO just pure clear voices!! Please work on making it to where all calls can be that clear and easy going thanks a million 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽😃
👍🏻
by Grg00795 on 2019/09/22 19:01
Awesome
🤷🏽‍♂️
by 1scoob on 2019/09/22 16:22
No service at all
About textfree
by nilialaya on 2019/09/22 16:12
I love this because you can have a phone number with out getting a phone for a phone number love this app
Best
by jusetmoi on 2019/09/22 15:05
It’s the best texting app ever, love it! 😍
Textfree App
by MsLovelyDawson on 2019/09/22 12:11
Only thing I wish they improve is the quality of the calls(make it more clear as a actual phone) and removing these ads. Or evening having an option to remove it with extra fee! Other then that I enjoy using Textfree App
Not for voice calls
by zzzxxx$$ on 2019/09/22 08:11
I will just simply state as a matter of fact and not so much opinion that this application is not for voice calls. I can’t even give it one star for using it for voice calls, and would wonder why they even have that in the application or offer to purchase minutes , or get suckered into adbots and spam and spyware.
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!
Incognito App
by vmlenigma on 2019/09/22 05:07
No need to get another phone number or phone...i use this for my hookups and my girl doesn’t even suspect a thing...i told her its an app to chat with my buds in Europe 😜
Text free
by Nomeansno4 on 2019/09/22 05:02
Awesome
Thanks!
by mammothWooly on 2019/09/22 03:02
It is very nice
It’s really good but..
by kiara the kid on 2019/09/22 02:16
It can be slow and laggy.. It’s not just me.. I asked my mom and she said it can be slow for her too... but still I would get this app
Great Service
by Jonnieville on 2019/09/22 02:05
Great app
Great app
by Nacc1515 on 2019/09/22 01:04
Does everything I need.
Very good
by saylessx3 on 2019/09/22 00:50
Works solid for me I gotta be low key lol
Great for Craig’s list!
by sd_arby on 2019/09/22 00:10
I don’t want the catfish to have my regular number. So I use textfree.
Texting
by zaylene wennie on 2019/09/21 23:05
Texting my mom dad grandma and friend is the most I love about texting is that is the most beautiful app and I can remember my mom when my family is gone Zaylene montes 2nd grade ;)
Text free
by Meep yay on 2019/09/21 23:04
I love this app!! I am glad I can text my family !!
Text free
by rambucissous on 2019/09/21 23:03
Is no 1 for discreetly sending text It’s the absolute best
Textfree
by Lolababe01 on 2019/09/21 23:02
Bomb always there when I need it
Text app
by dulybird on 2019/09/21 20:02
I love this app I work a a business it’s good to give out this number and not my personal one and it’s fast the pictures on it are clear I love it!
Great text
by Hsushetafnsdygiggtjgf on 2019/09/21 18:02
Good way to keep in contact
Super easy
by RobertSmitb on 2019/09/21 18:01
Super reliable.
GREAT
by onenation216 on 2019/09/21 16:01
Love this application
Fantastic
by laterrica cole on 2019/09/21 16:00
I love this app
It’s great sometimes
by antonioallen213 on 2019/09/21 15:11
Sometimes my speaker phone comes on and I don’t be messing with it and when I try to turn it off it won’t until I log off some stuff need to be better
I LOVE textfree
by ghgdhjvfgj on 2019/09/21 15:06
Textfree is great.
Scam
by Ali123098'a on 2019/09/21 14:01
A total scam! I watched many videos and did survey but I didn’t get any free minutes! What a waste of time!!!
ADS
by Pretty2906 on 2019/09/21 03:35
Ad takes up 1/4 of the screen, it didn’t use to be like this a few years ago.
Works like a charm
by JKGWVU on 2019/09/21 01:13
Easy, fast set up and easy to use
Guerra
by Candy love it on 2019/09/21 00:02
I love this app it’s awesome
Awesome app!!!
by GauravA on 2019/09/20 23:01
Works perfect.
Textfree
by DaveMarkz on 2019/09/20 22:07
Best app ever. Phone is crystal clear and text is great. Love it
Text free great service, comes in really handy
by nonna0813 on 2019/09/20 21:04
Service is wonderful, and free. Don’t know what I would do without it. Can’t say enough good things about text free I am very satisfied and thankful for the quality of the service Text Free offers
SpadesPlus
by NettieBCarter on 2019/09/20 21:03
Great game
Leona
by carsapps on 2019/09/20 20:08
Really Good app thank you I love your app very Excellent thank you
Doesn’t work
by thisniclnameistaken on 2019/09/20 19:25
Did not receive any texts
Good stuff
by Kolby 'Jack' Andrews on 2019/09/20 14:03
Pretty decent app. Good in a pinch.
Text
by ;)Netty on 2019/09/20 14:01
I'm giving you a 4 because most of the time it doesn't notify me of a text. I have to constantly check to see if there's a text
Protection ❤️
by JVC❤️ on 2019/09/20 12:09
✊💪
Second number
by jesterofkings on 2019/09/20 05:02
Having a second number to use for Craig’s list is priceless.
Text free
by hamsterons on 2019/09/20 02:02
This app is good works
If you don’t pay, it’s absolutely worthless!
by chinguoren on 2019/09/20 01:32
If I could give this app 0 stars, I would do it. But, the lowest available is one star. I tried the free service many times on different phones. I had to go through all the hoops for the number including giving them an email address, and then I received the notice that I was successful. However, upon sending or trying to receive a message, no success. I would get messages saying that the number had not been activated. Worse yet, upon going into settings, the number would change from the original one given. But if I tried to activate the new number, I would get a message saying that I already had set up a number with the email address given. Maybe they are trying to collect email addresses for spamming purposes. Don’t waste your time! Find another app.
Text free
by litexter on 2019/09/20 01:06
Great app!
Quite pleased with outgoing audio fixed
by 802.11 Hedy Lamarr on 2019/09/20 01:04
As I am restructuring an old business model, I still require easy to recall numbers. After I get solid paying clients with a steady cash flow I will be happy to enjoy my “vanity” contact number by reserving it plus annual renewals. This is now stable where the other party can hear me no matter who initiated the call. So far, so good. I am still in decision making test mode but overall quite pleased. UPDATE: I am still happy with the service and so I thought I would test purchased minutes next. Still happy.
Textfree
by -Kaaaay✨ on 2019/09/20 01:02
Great and easy way of texting and calling for free!
Free and easy
by bigg 8" on 2019/09/19 23:03
What more can you ask for. It’s free and hassle free. Can’t go wrong as long as you use it at least once a month.
Easier Minutes
by WDJBBPS on 2019/09/19 22:03
So the app is awesome. But I think that getting minutes is way to hard. Plus the calls echoes a lot. To get minutes you either have to buy them or you gotta watch a video. It’s not like a 30 sec video it’s sometimes more then a minute. To me it isn’t worth the wait. So if you see this why don’t you try to make this better. I don’t think I am the only person who thinks this. Thanks!
Great!
by nyk big brother! on 2019/09/19 20:06
Great alternative to home phone.
Best app to text for free
by Housegirls12 on 2019/09/19 20:00
it is a very good app to make free calls and text
Easy to Use
by greg305 on 2019/09/19 19:04
Text Free is a great place for texting and exchanging photos and videos for free!
Text free calls
by p-funk 63 on 2019/09/19 19:03
Text free call is very handy to have in case of emergency I’m thankful that my kids told me about this app.
messaging
by burkedermg on 2019/09/19 18:09
i love this so easy and quick
Important
by chalateco76 on 2019/09/19 18:03
This app is very important to have becouse give you a real number
Works well.
by JayGamlin on 2019/09/19 18:01
It’s the most efficient and least glitchy of all the second number apps. I use it for my hair salon business line.. it’s perfect for what I need
🥰😍
by Janet0806 on 2019/09/19 16:02
Excellent
Works great
by josephatacconejr on 2019/09/19 15:02
Love it
Awesome App
by loelou21 on 2019/09/19 13:05
Great App for calling texting
Face Book
by aTdddddddddddddddddddd on 2019/09/19 12:34
A very good app for you and your friends and it is also free.Checkit out,you Smokey will love it.Doc Holiday
Great
by tharris220* on 2019/09/19 12:03
I needed an emergency number to give s client it was quick and easy💕 I just wish the minutes were better.
RATING ‼️
by driidriiii on 2019/09/19 11:07
I LOVE THIS APP ‼️
Works great
by 565luke on 2019/09/19 10:21
It’s awesome
Loving it
by aleiamar on 2019/09/19 08:05
I enjoyed using it
Great app
by kymhan323 on 2019/09/19 07:12
No pro!
Text free app
by Hshhshdhxhx on 2019/09/19 07:06
This is an amazing app, especially for people who don’t have cellular service.
Joshua Anthon
by jodhua anothony on 2019/09/19 01:02
Hygrometer
Unknown
by Steveland Morris on 2019/09/19 00:04
The app works well with incoming calls for my job interviews/appointments/etc
Satisfy
by meyannet on 2019/09/18 22:31
Best app i like it so much i also downloaded yo my daughters tablet so we can text and talk
GIF
by Treefrog410 on 2019/09/18 22:04
I love everything about text free except I can’t send GIF’s.
Ye
by CapnKilla on 2019/09/18 22:03
Yuh
Works great!! Syncs between phone & laptop.
by MochaJavaJoe on 2019/09/18 20:12
I use this app for work so I can keep my personal text separated. I love it.
The ads are horrible
by Radiostorm on 2019/09/18 18:16
Maybe it’s intentional but the ads slow this app down to where it’s basically unusable and keep resizing the UI while I’m texting
Review
by Nijosushi on 2019/09/18 16:05
Great app
Thanks for the app
by El perron de la tarde on 2019/09/18 14:01
Good app thanks for everything
Mi reseña
by lino luis on 2019/09/18 12:11
Excelente
Great free service
by Boyneedsguy on 2019/09/18 12:10
Five star +++ great free service for unlimited texts
Review
by SuK!333 on 2019/09/18 12:01
I like when before it would have a check mark ✅ when the text was received or read now it doesn’t do that 😔 so I’m not really happy with it but I still use it ... y’all should make that happen again ... that was THE BEST OF TEXT FREE! Will always think the same about text free ... You should do a throw back with that ... I used to love it when it was like that ... at least I would be able to see when my texted was read ... y’all need to bring this back 🙏🏼😉 i will always send this email.... bring it back please 😊🙏🏼
Love it
by mhcoferjr on 2019/09/18 11:06
I can’t do without it
Calls
by Chick jojo on 2019/09/18 10:54
When making calls it’s clear on my end but the people I talk to say my voice sounds lk it’s underwater and hard to hear
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
Ad Covers Half the Screen!!
by yyy888 on 2019/09/18 08:32
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. This makes the app all but unusable. One star.
Good free phone
by MiraculousHeal on 2019/09/18 08:12
I am grateful for this reliable cell phone service. Sincerely, Barbara Iris Alsieux
Awesome
by fazewicked on 2019/09/18 08:07
Always have enjoyed it,super fast and easy
User experience feedback
by Edoudy on 2019/09/18 07:30
Excellent! You should try it and you would love it !
Terrific App
by Heypinto on 2019/09/18 02:10
This app is Super! Works Great. Talking on WiFi or texting, very dependable.
Amazing
by DominqueH on 2019/09/18 01:16
Amazing
TextFree
by larryhiller on 2019/09/18 00:06
Works great
Great app for WiFi calls only
by ice orince on 2019/09/17 21:04
Great
Text love it
by bkj57 on 2019/09/17 20:08
Infu
CEO
by Real Women Moving Forward on 2019/09/17 20:07
Great app to use for business as an additional line!
Text
by Kmahaffey21 on 2019/09/17 19:03
Great app
Textfree
by slowandeasyII on 2019/09/17 18:04
Good text app. No problems
So far so good!
by First os4.0 comment on 2019/09/17 16:01
So far I love this app!
Mystercrankset
by mystercrankset on 2019/09/17 05:05
Great everything
Rate
by jcal badger on 2019/09/17 03:05
Awesome
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 :-)
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.
* 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.
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.
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.
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 is worse than satan 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.
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.
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).
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
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.👍🏾😍
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
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!
Ads cover 50% of screen
by Kplan23 on 2019/01/26 14:17
Ads a now back covering 50% of the screen. I’ve requesting multiple texts delete for years. Other texting apps have it but TextFree won’t comply. Having to delete one text at a time is time consuming which means I use TextFree infrequently. Go back to banner ads and you’ll get a star back. TextFree’s purpose has been diminished over the years as unlimited talk and text have become the norm. FaceTime on an iPad or iPod works far better than TextFree. TextFree doesn’t work with short codes very well so the major reason for using TextFree which is to hide your real number from corporate America just isn’t there. ————————————— Pinger has had a string of endless versions of Apps and confusing names over at least 7 years I’ve used Pinger. They shouldn’t be experiencing growing pains. Pinger is a legacy company and should have its act together by now. I’m still waiting on the ability to delete multiple texts at once like every other texting App can do. Since the phone numbers Pinger uses are not valid mobile numbers they don’t always work for what you need them for such as product promotions or long term communications where you don’t want your real number exposed. Phone service is hit or miss. C+ to F quality. Too much echoing, latency and dropped calls. Stick with your carrier or FaceTime audio.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Convenient App
by kbellz5582 on 2019/05/09 19:11
App is easy to download and navigate. It’s totally free to text(unlimited) for 30 days on whichever number you pick. All it requires is WIFI. It also allows unlimited free incoming calls and gives you 10 free min for outgoing calls. After free min are used, you have the option of buying minutes for next to nothing, and have the option to purchase your number at the end of free 30 days. It can link up to your contact list as well. So far Ive has zero issues. The only thing I wish is that it offered was the ability to link with my original provider issued number, so that all texts and alerts would be combined under the phone’s original message app.
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
This app is really convenient to have for saving money
by 252639Gg on 2018/10/06 21:12
So this app I have using for a long time. It works pretty well it really does but there are some minor draw backs. Sometimes authentication messages that are used to make sure the phone number they give you is actually valid; takes a couple of tries for you to receive. But the phone number you choose that they give you, is the only free phone numbers that can actually be used to authenticate certain apps requiring a phone number. Also sometimes the “signal” is a bit shady but hey it’s free. You also get free calling minutes minutes if you watch adds so stock up. So yeah I would definitely recommend this app. God bless.
I think it’s great but....
by gamerdoge33425 on 2018/07/04 23:10
I think it’s great but I don’t like how you have to pay to call people.... I know it gives you free minutes but WHAT IF I RUN OUT :( my friends and family can’t call me! I don’t want to pay for stuff that’s only for like an hour or two! I think that it would be great to buy this app because it is perfect to text nothing is wrong no glitches! How it gives you only a month or it we’ll get read of your number if you don’t text in that amount of time I kind of like that because if you don’t use it then you get read of it so I like that idea so guys if you read this the app is great over all! :) Hope you enjoy it happy 4th! If it’s the fourth where u are!
Non stop vibrating
by Rockstar523 on 2019/08/14 20:30
I have used this as a second number for a long time. It was good. But now it’s horrible. I get hundreds of spam calls a day. I turned off all notifications on the app and my phone yet some how it still breaks through and vibrates everytime someone calls. With hundreds of calls a day, you can imagine my phone is vibrating non-stop! I contacted support, they said it’s a known problem but don’t know how to fix it. It’s been months since I contacted support. Tried to contact them again to see if there is any solution because it’s driving me mad. No response. I’m sick of this, it’s so annoying. There are way better free apps out there and I intend to switch. I can’t take it anymore. Worst app I’ve ever had in my life. (After receiving 15 calls in less than 26 mins (my phone constantly vibrating) I finally had enough. I can’t take this app anymore!)
Email password prompt
by IslandJB on 2017/10/20 02:10
Hoping a dev reads this - your app, and only your app, prompt me for my personal email password (it looks like an official Apple sign-in prompt) when I open your app. Just your app. My email is signed in on my phone, there are no issues, yet your app still asks me to do it. I can cancel the pop-up and continue using the app with no problem - but why would your app be ever asking me for a personal password for anything??? Otherwise, I’ve used this app for years without relative issue. Sure, the increased asking cost to remove ads (used to be one price for a year, now its a subscription *eyeroll*) is certainly annoying, and the quality of phone calls is usually not good, but it’s been a reliable method for texting.
App won’t open anymore
by CalyDog on 2018/05/08 04:42
My original review (still pertinent): Yesterday I would have given 3-4 stars, but the recent update removed the checkmarks that showed when another TextFree user read texts sent to him/her. That was a great feature that I would like back. One of the primary reasons I use TextFree is so that texts I send a TextFree user aren't received in small, out of order pieces. The checkmarks were a major plus. I want them back. Pretty good free app in general, though call quality isn't always great, voicemails are sometimes truncated (this issue seems to have improved of late), and there are some quirks with communication between the app and my hands-free. UPDATE: Most recent update resulted in the app not opening at all. I can delete it, reinstall, and cross my fingers, but I will lose my conversations that are stored on my phone. The website stores the last 72 hours of convo, but my phone has the complete history. There is no way to access that data file on my phone, apparently. If I can’t get into the app without uninstalling/reinstalling then I lose a year of text history and the embedded photos. Additionally, logging in through Safari isn’t great because the text box doesn’t allow me to see what I’m typing (some sort of graphics error).
Long Since
by Zamrik on 2018/01/30 02:50
This app has honestly been my go to messaging app for quite some time, ever since when I had an iPod with little networking capabilities. The ads are completely ok and don’t hinder the experience like other free messaging apps, I love custom backgrounds (though I suppose that’s a staple nowadays) and it seldom has any connection errors, or receiving or sending errors. My possibly only issue(s) with the app are that whenever I open the app, any music stops playing and a more recent issue are spontaneous freezes the lead to crashes. The freezes are new to the latest update however, so I have no doubt they’ll soon be complained about and fixed.
Please add search bar
by Cookie728836 on 2019/06/05 16:44
Hello, I wish you guys would add a search bar at the top of the messages window so that that way if I need to find a certain message or a certain chat, i can search it. I didn’t remember who sent me an address I needed so I had to browse through multiple messages with multiple people and I wish it was easier because I wasn’t able to find it. I’ve been using this app for years and I just wish that you guys would catch on to what other messaging platforms are doing. You can do it on iMessage where you just type what you’re searching for and you can find your needed messages instantly without having to do all that work to find it. Hopefully you guys add this in your next update, and I hope you have a great rest of your day! Thank you.
SO Slow Now!
by Vali the Darke on 2019/05/03 19:26
When I started using this app a few years ago it was pretty great. Sure the adds took up most of the screen and would sometimes pop up right as I hit the screen resulting in me being taken to some site, but since I can’t afford an actual cellphone it was pretty good. Now though? OMG it Constantly slows to a crawl. So much so that when the word I want appears in the predictive text bar, what I’m typing is still registering so when I click the word I want something entirely different is what I get. This app is still better than nothing but this continual massive lag is just awful. People think I’m ignoring their texts when I’m actually fighting the app to type out my reply! This issue seriously needs to be fixed.
The only reliable free text app
by Britney deville on 2018/11/28 06:02
I’ve used almost every text free app and some have other features I like more than this but this app is the most and seems the only reliable one out there. Other apps I don’t always get notifications or anything. This one hasn’t failed until recently, since the 23rd or so my texts send but my recipients are all receiving them super late, sometimes hours and now I am reviving some delayed as well. I haven’t had this issue before and I am also on the same network or WiFi network I always am and have been in the past. I’ve tried other apps and no issues. I don’t want to switch from textfree, please fix!
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
call
15.49
126
17
calls
12.08
36
5
texts
11.26
25
calling
12.21
6
1
texting
12.99
3
text
21.11
3
free calling apps for iphone
0.00
2
text feee
9.67
1
mms
11.79
1
text free
31.76
1
free texting
10.38
1
textfree
18.56
1
ultra
23.09
wifi
15.74
sms text message for free
9.75
message
12.23