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Pinger: Calling App
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Make free calls with a real U.S.phone number on the original free calling and texting app. Pinger comes preloaded with free calling minutes that can be used to call anyone in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. After that, minutes are free to earn or cheap to purchase. SMS messages are also free. On top of free calling and SMS, additional features include voicemail, group chat, MMS picture & video messaging, emoji, ringtones, and more. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING “It’s like having a real phone number from the carrier. Except FREE.” –Nick “I started using this app back in 2007 on my iPod touch 3rd generation... Works every time, voice calls are clear, and no one knows it’s an app and not an actual phone. Highly recommended.” –Scott “I have used this app as my main phone number for years. It is just as reliable as an actual phone number.” –Kay “I’ve tried several, but hands down, Pinger is by far the best. Why? Simple: It works. Period.” –Tuc “I would rate this like 100,000,000 stars but can’t :/ only 5.” –Molly “Great to have a backup number especially when you travel abroad.” –Milo —— © 2020 Pinger, Inc. All rights reserved. The Pinger name, associated trademarks, and logos are trademarks of Pinger, Inc. or related entities. Terms of Service: https://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy/terms-and-conditions/ Privacy Policy: https://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy/ Subscriptions are automatically billed monthly or annually to your iTunes Account and auto-renew unless you turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payments are charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew or manage subscriptions in your iTunes & App Store account settings. Cancellations take effect at the end of the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period (where available) is forfeited when purchasing a subscription.
TOO BAD
by DREMUELLER on 2021/04/03 00:33
I was giving a number and later the number was changing automatically and I even pay for the upgrade still changing and I can’t even text on it
Really good
by nasty turdz on 2021/04/02 20:25
Nice but the calls don’t work
A good app with room for improvement
by Robo-1701 on 2021/03/25 02:54
Overall I have found that Pinger is a good app, albeit a bit on the slow side when sending anything more complex than texts, though that could simply be because there is so much data captured by an iPad’s camera. That said, I have one detail issue in particular that I feel needs to be addressed. Screen rotation might not seem like much, but the method I use to prop up my iPad makes a vertical orientation a lot more problematic than a landscape arrangement.
Paid for subscription scammed
by Gfdtvdrfgcc on 2021/03/14 16:16
I was using the free service for years. I went ahead and finally upgraded to paid service. I received an error. They told me they couldn’t fix it because I had violated terms and my account was terminated. Funny when I was using it free this whole time and nothing ever happened but as soon as I upgraded and paid my account wasn’t good anymore. I only use this for work as well.
Phone Calls
by ugh hate the nee update on 2021/02/28 18:20
Can’t receive inbound calls or make outgoing calls but text messages are totally good not a happy camper 😡
Trash
by real reviewer 420 69 on 2021/02/20 09:49
This app doesn’t even let me get text.
The Best
by SeanMusicforReal on 2021/02/19 09:17
I’ve tried a lot of so-called ’FREE’ texting/calling App, but THIS a app, along with its companion App “Text-Free”, have proved to be THE Best in consistency and usefulness!
Took the money and ran
by 3bagr on 2021/02/17 05:00
I installed this app and purchased minutes. It never worked. Almost a month now no refund no response from support Run away.
It freezes my phone !
by dhrddghji on 2021/02/16 08:50
It freezes my phone !I hate this app
Good
by J0rdanknight on 2021/02/08 04:05
It’s a good way to use an iPhone that’s locked
Useless
by ParisBoi on 2021/02/06 02:39
Can’t send a text after creating account. The number keeps changing itself , Zero mins. Fake app. All the cool review are all lies, Apple should get read of thus fake app from the App Store. So annoying
Constant reminder regarding add tracker .
by NOWHA on 2021/02/02 21:48
Why does it keep reminding me that my add tracker is disabled
HELP DISABLED USERS;LANDSCAPE VIIEW FOR IPAD (BRING BACK)
by GreenhillsMarymount on 2021/01/30 05:47
Now, I am pleased with their prompt response. Their quick response was the reason I have loved them for this long. Initially, I talked to their support and next I contact the developer’s. They are AWESOME! No, I am NOT CHANGING MY SERVICE. I will unwillingly accept the situation as it is. They are the only company that TYPES my messages FOR A FEE so that will keep me going back. I am disabled and having the information typed helps me. PRINGER is a great company and I’ve loved them since the beginning—2009. I will stay with them and turn my iPad portrait rather than landscape. If you haven’t tried them YOU SHOULD—they rock better than a *ROCKSTAR*. No they will not change to landscape, however if ENOUGH people complain they might change their mind in time. ORIGINAL LETTER TO PRINTER PRINGER APPLICATION I have used your PRINGER phone application SINCE February 12, 2009 . In the beginning you had it work for BOTH VIEWS: portrait and LANDSCAPE (iPad). I started using you VOICEMAIL to TEXT when my disability progressed and I started the new feature on FEB 12, 2018. Recently, I was extremely happy because over the years I now have vision and mobility issues. I was VERY pleased that you had this few and spent years singing your praises. Now to learn you are NO LONGER supporting this feature ANGERS ME. If Apple can address this issue then so should you. It is not fair! Don’t you care about your users? UPDATES NEWLY CHANGED Over the past 2-3 years you have been making updates on a monthly basis. Previously you’d go years with no updates, yet I hung in with you and didn’t let go and when things stopped working I hung in. I knew that in time you’d come back stronger and you did. DISABLED USERS USING: VOICE-TO-TEXT This is a feature that allows me with my hearing loss TO SEE what another person is saying. This is great! MOTOR AND VISION DISABLED ISSUES Now, I need you to help the disabled users that have motor and vision issues. Many of us CANNOT use anything except the iPad, so LANDSCAPE in the only way this works for us. Sure, I can turn the iPad sideways (portrait) but it is VERY difficult to position and HOLD. REACH OUT AND HELP: VISION AND MOTOR ISSUES Please take the time to give your users a choice. If necessary I will pay extract for this feature—-I need it to survive! Please help me because I have used this for years
Suddenly, Pinger is portrait instead of landscape
by Maxalla on 2021/01/29 20:16
For years, Pinger was landscape on my iPad. Suddenly, it’s latest “improvement” forces portrait, which I can’t stand. What happened?
Freezing
by Angelbrlk on 2021/01/29 17:09
Each time I try to type it freezes up when I type anything
No landscape mode anymore
by si conehead on 2021/01/21 22:18
The latest release of Pinger and TextFree does not support landscape mode on an iPad. This is because their programmers find it too difficult to implement. I was told this by Pinger support. I suggest they get a new programming staff. This so-called excuse is pathetic.
Free calling texting
by para2017 on 2021/01/21 11:41
Awesome app no complaints
No landscape mode
by Kman845 on 2021/01/20 08:04
Well, Pinger no longer supports landscape mode which makes it more difficult to type and inconvenient to use. Since this change was made for no apparent good reason, its time to find a better texting app.
Why disallow landscape use?
by unkleBo6 on 2021/01/17 16:41
I’ve had Pinger for 9+ years. It’s has always been a excellent text and talk platform. But, why eliminate the ability to use Pinger in landscape format. I do not use my tablet any other way than ‘home button right thumb landscape.’ I can’t imagine in 2021 there is a coding issue or a overlap of timing sequences that inhibits landscape use. You need to fix this issue.
Why remove Landscape mode?
by AltruismIsDead on 2021/01/17 00:33
Last update removed landscape mode, which makes no sense. Why would they remove a feature to make a product worse?
WHY?????
by CindyBG13 on 2021/01/15 23:49
WHY was support for landscape removed??? Bring it back. I need it for my iPad.
Great app BUT
by rapidnutrition on 2021/01/15 18:41
We love this app for our business HOWEVER just recently it stopped rotating horizontally which is a really big annoyance when our iPad holder that we use as a cash register only holds it horizontally. PLEASE FIX THIS BUG PINGER
Was excellent until landscape mode was disabled today.
by HaikuGeezer on 2021/01/15 00:23
Why in the world did you do that? I use it on a tablet which is mounted on a stand in landscape mode. App is now very difficult to use to the point where I might have to use another service. I really don’t want to do that. Please put landscape support back and this goes to 5 stars. Thanks.
Bad Update
by trasta*83 on 2021/01/14 21:32
I enjoy the app but I really want to rotate the screen to text because I am a lefty!
Great text app
by TeeShirt on 2021/01/14 16:53
Except Ads on iPhone take up 55% of the screen. This really needs to be brought down by half. I sent screen shots as requested and got a reply that was the equivalent of a shrug. I suggested a small annual fee to remove ads but they went tor a bigger fee than I would ever pay. When I try to use this as a phone number for 2 factor authentication it is not accepted. I found another text app that does work for this, so it is possible. And other app manages to keep ads to maybe 15% of iPhone on bottom . On the positive side it sends texts and jpg just fine and syncs across devices.
Auto-Rotate Broken
by fudgebot on 2021/01/14 15:46
The auto-rotation is broken in latest version. When moving from vertical to horizontal on my iPad the screen does not rotate like every other app does, and like this used to. Please fix.
Tacky Ad Situation 👎
by Sabor Místico on 2021/01/14 01:28
This app is just hard and klunky to use now. Ads pop up and interrupt just about everything. When you finish txting and go back to the main window, that too gets interrupted by more ads popping up. This becomes exhausting if there are a number of people you need to call or respond to. It’s like a quick fire ad generator that allows you to make calls and txts in between - if you can ride out the constant interruptions. Not a great experience. .
SOO GOOOD!
by MarkusMcqueen on 2021/01/12 05:22
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! THE SOUNDS I LOVE SOOOOO MUCH!!
The worst
by Zoeandlily on 2021/01/04 16:25
I hate it it is the worst it go’s so slow and it is not a good one and it is confusing and I do not get it how bad you made this app plzz do not install this app plz do not 🥵😡😡😡
Great service
by caregiving opportunities on 2020/12/10 19:11
Pinger app is such a life saver. Whenever my phone is cut off and I need service pinger saves the day!!!
Nice
by eatorstrave on 2020/12/10 05:28
Nice
Millions of ads, RIDICULOUS!!
by The pitbull lady on 2020/12/05 22:30
I’m leaving after 12 years of using this app. I understand you need to make money and that you need to have some ads in there that’s OK but now this app is more just adds! when I sign on when I sign off it is totally totally too much overwhelming don’t use this app no wonder everyone uses WhatsApp it’s fantastic
Doesnt work
by anthony2019abc on 2020/12/03 00:50
Not
Tested App
by 5 Star Assessments on 2020/11/23 23:37
So I phoned the number given to me by this app from another phone... and it came through as caller unknown w/NO TELEPHONE NUMBER associated. So if you miss a call and no one left a VM, you may not find out who called. Then I called the app from the other phone and did see the app number pop up. Next, I sent a text from app to phone. It worked. Then a reply from phone to ping app and it also went through. Then I phoned the app again and this time it showed the phone number on the apps call ID. Strange and inconsistent. The quality of the call seemed to be great with only a 1 second lag. The next day I phoned an 800 number that will always be in service and an automated system recording should’ve been heard immediately but for some reason when I phoned from the Ping app it just rang and rang and rang, then finally a message that the number is no longer in service played. (Again, that number is Never going to be out of service and it was dialed correctly). I phoned the same number again immediately after by pressing REDIAL... and this time it went to the correct destination and the companies automated system was heard immediately after initial ring. I believe the app is useful and “user friendly”; However, It seems to be inconsistent. Looking forward to improvements.
Terrible
by fanita93 on 2020/11/20 03:35
I used this app a few years back but now it’s terrible. It’s freezes a lot and has a tone of ads. You can’t do anything without 5 or 6 adds hoping up. When you call people it’s lags and you miss out in part of the conversation because it cuts in and out. Even putting it on speaker it’s like 5 or 6 second delay: we I can call people I don’t even hear it dialing. I may catch the person on the other in saying hello but barley. I wouldn’t recommend.
Pop up ads and audio are way too distracting
by Mattybrapz31 on 2020/11/19 16:47
This is happening again 11/19/20 the same way the following review was behaving. This needs to stop!!!!! I know these Aps need to make money and advertise but this is getting ridiculous on this ap. An ad should not take over your screen and certainly should not have any audio unless you want to click on the ad. Heck I have my iPhone silent mode on and the ad still has audio playing in silent mode. Make the ads less overpowering and turn off the sound or you will lose me as a user.
What happened?
by Bach267 on 2020/11/09 00:07
Used to work fine now it’s unlimited pop ups that is causing the app to freeze. This latest update was trash!
Mostly good
by Soze111 on 2020/10/28 18:20
I use the app occasionally and it works well for my needs. My gripe is that lately I keep receiving ‘use or lose’ messages every few days, even when I’ve been using it. Makes me think something’s wrong with their usage tracking and they’ll take my number for no reason.
Getting greedy
by RyGuyUK on 2020/10/26 19:27
I’ve used this app for several years now, back when it was just “textfree” , never had an issue until recently. I personally thought it was cool when they added the pay for minutes feature, I don’t talk a lot so having minutes for when I need them was legit. Now there’s an ad that pops up after each text, nbd right? Then after every phone call, still nbd. NOW they are blocking certain messages and want you to upgrade to receive them. SPECIFICALLY the two factor authentication codes. They KNOW almost everything requires one, and they’re choosing to capitalize on it. Then have the gall to text you and tell you they blocked the text and to upgrade to receive “these additional features” while every other short code comes through just fine. As someone who’s been down with y’all since almost the very beginning, must say I’m disappointed
Total junk no support
by Landspec1 on 2020/10/20 08:39
We watch all the video ads and receive no calling mins We tried everything updating the app but still total junk non working keeps staying on 53 mins will ad any mins no matter how many videos we watch
Greed has taken over
by Fototico on 2020/10/13 20:09
I’ve been using this app for something like more than 10 years or so. I’ve seen it grow from a dumb little app to what it is today. Unfortunately with full screen ads it has gone down the path of cheap junk apps. I used to pay to remove ads when it was only a few bucks per year, but once they went to the monthly fee I stopped subscribing and stopped using the app as much. Now with the full screen ads I am seriously considering deleing the app. Sad but if there is one thing I am not willing to put up with is full screen ads. I was a paramedic for ten years and now I’ve been a patrol officer for three years. In all those years I’ve recommended Pringer and Textfree to thousands of people, but now that will stop and I will wait one or two updates to see if one of the developers regain some sense of common decency stop with the greed for more and more money. The app as not advanced much, if any, in years to justify the move to full screen ads.
Needs fixing!
by Mlg12347 on 2020/10/09 01:29
When it was text free and before the recent update and it changed to pinger on my phone I used to be able to turn the app off. I loved this feature because I only use this app with my sons father who harasses me. He has no problem calling and texting 100 times a day (I’m under estimating it) and at all hours of the day/night. So I appreciated that I was able to turn off the sounds and he didn’t wake me up all night long. Now, no matter if I turn the microphone and sounds off in the settings it still rings when he calls. I don’t know how to fix this but please help, otherwise I’m in for months of sleepless nights.
broken iPad
by DanielDMai on 2020/10/05 05:11
My iPad is so broken !!!!!!😷🦠🦠😔😔😔😟😟😟😟I can’t even get the app
Highly Recommend!
by Bdhoe on 2020/10/04 20:12
I would recommend this app to anyone! It does everything it says it will and more! I have used this app for years and it has never failed me. They have put a lot of time and hard work into this to make it what it is!!! I will never use anything else as long as they keep it simple and free as it has been since day one! It just gets better and better. It is free and you can use it as a backup number even if you have a real phone. There’s always some who don’t want to give out a real number so this is perfect for that. As long as you have a good connection, it will be clear and you will receive texts and calls in real time. You will also never miss a call or text even when you don’t have service or WiFi connection because once you connect back everything you have missed, it will show you, such as missed calls and/or text messages that you had not saw while you had no connection. At least give it a try, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you all at TextFree for this amazing app!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could!!!!!
Picture and video
by campgod11 on 2020/10/02 15:05
I can’t receive pictures and videos anymore. My videos ppl send me to play anymore!
Please fix Photo privacy access under iOS 14 update
by MeowoeM TM on 2020/10/01 12:56
Pinger still hasn’t updated restrictions for photos under privacy. When I go in to select the photos I want pinger to see it’s a feature that is unavailable with the app. Also I selected no access to photos and everything in my photo gallery is still accessible. Please fix. Thank you.
No support reply!?
by RobynRose224 on 2020/09/30 20:54
I cannot hear anything when making or receiving calls! It worked fine the first week and now I’m burning up all of my minutes trying to test it! And I’ve sent multiple messages to tech support and haven’t gotten a response yet. And I have family calling from Jail so I need it fixed ASAP! I deleted the app and reinstalled it a few times and it still isn’t working!
Horrible!
by Kiyadawg on 2020/09/29 19:29
From the start, I’ve had issues with dropping calls, phone ringing even when answered, etc. the support people must be out of the country because they never answer requests or follow up during regular business hours. And they never really have a solution. I gave up. I still have the app, but it’s getting worse and as soon as I find one that actually works is, I’ll be switching.
Not sending all texts
by LoopyLue on 2020/09/27 18:28
Seems like if a text is longer than three lines, it won’t send anymore. Can you all fix this?
Same problem as TextFree
by kelz_belz11 on 2020/09/26 18:54
Tried Pinger immediately after striking out with Text Free. Turns out they're the same service!
Not working
by Woodman6703 on 2020/09/24 14:27
I’ve used for awhile now. But it’s not working as well. It’s hit or miss on text
1/5 Stars
by Average Joe58788 on 2020/09/22 16:37
Good on house WiFi, but terrible on the road. You can expect 9/10 calls to get dropped.
Miscategorized?
by very educationañ on 2020/09/20 17:11
The app is fine, but why on earth is it filed under the “Education” category in the App Store listings? Makes no sense to me
I want support help
by 099987665 on 2020/09/17 22:49
This would be a 5 star app except I watch the videos for a free minute and don’t get any more minutes I’ve watched over 18 of them and haven’t gotten any minutes I’m beyond mad
Not working
by Hay it's Kayyy on 2020/09/17 09:14
I paid for this app and it won’t even let me make a call. I want my money back!!
Change phone number
by Jennifer Mandap on 2020/09/12 04:42
Would it be possible to change my number ?
Awesome
by Worlds Coolest Dad on 2020/09/09 02:17
Great app
Best App
by Joey22974 on 2020/09/04 19:21
Best app i have and its free. Three years now Its been five years now. It does it all well. It turned my ipad into a texting/phone.
Great App!!!! But.....
by Moonlight Dolphin on 2020/08/27 16:49
This is one great App. I love it!!!!! However getting two notifications in a week that you need to use the app or lose your number is annoying. Once a week is annoying enough. During these uncertain times, we should have no worry over losing our number. The only option to keep our number is a monthly fee. Why not do a one time fee to keep our number? It makes sense.
Dope ass app
by oglondonsosa on 2020/08/22 17:44
Lit
Awful since update
by Bob jiggly Bob Bob on 2020/08/13 19:41
I used to like this service but since they decided to swamp it with ads it is barely useable, very disappointed
This app saved me!!!
by Ashtonakafalow on 2020/08/08 23:48
Awesome idea!!!
Great texting app
by Red hot red5 on 2020/08/03 05:05
Love this app, great for texting guys I want to date but don’t want to give them my real number..
Way too many ads
by open ambush on 2020/07/30 20:18
Not as great as it used to be.
App is trash
by Chasem95555 on 2020/07/28 17:51
Half the time I can’t watch videos for free minutes and they have the audacity to take minutes from you even if the call NEVER WENT THROUGH
Great app but I find pricing of extra minutes odd
by Conni2you on 2020/07/18 04:26
I recently downloaded this app to use as a back up phone line for business purposes when I do not want to have my personal cell number show up on someone’s caller ID. It automatically came with 60 minutes of free talk time. First let me start off by saying that this app works really well. I have had very little issue with it with the exception of a few dropped calls but I don’t think that was because of the app itself… I believe it was due to either not having a strong Wi-Fi signal or the other party having bad cell service at the time. Also the sound quality is a little muffled or quieter compared to when I call from my regular cell line. It’s almost like it has a little bit of static or something like that. Some of the people sound like they’re holding the phone away from their face when they are talking. It is not terrible… I can still here and I understand what people are saying to me but I do notice the difference in the sound quality. I will say that I am the one making the calls and I don’t typically get incoming calls to the app so I don’t know how quickly it is at with incoming calls. There is a little bit of a delay with incoming texts but nothing crazy. Now about the minutes.... as I said it automatically comes with 60 minutes of talk time and I believe that 60 minutes renews every month. If you want to earn extra minutes you can watch quick 15 to 30 second videos to earn a minute and sometimes two minutes per video. They also have offers to sign up for certain services or to take surveys to earn larger quantities of minutes. I have never signed up for the services or done the surveys because the little bit of investigating that I did in regard to them just seemed like you had to jump through a lot of hoops. Also I was concerned about having my information possibly sold to a third-party so I just avoid those. Then there is the option to purchase minutes. The first option is to purchase 100 minutes for $1.99.... That does not sound too bad. The next option is to purchase 400 minutes for $9.99… That’s the one that I find odd. Typically I have always found that when you have certain levels or amounts of things that you can purchase… The more you purchase the less expensive they will be. So if 100 minutes is $1.99 then you would think 400 minutes would be around $8 or even less. I would be better off purchasing four of the 100 minute packages for $7.96 then to get 400 minutes for around $10. The next package is 1000 minutes for $18.99. That does give you a little bit of a discount but not much. If I could I would suggest possibly offering a little bit of a discount on the 400 minutes. It does not have to be much… like $6.99 maybe. Anyway other than that one issue with the Minutes the app has been very useful. I hope that this review helps in the decision making process. Edit: I have had this app for over a year at this point. I can’t remember when I got it but I remember when I did it had a different name and within a few weeks the name had changed to Pinger. Anyway I had previously said that I thought you would get 60 minutes of free talk time every month. I have not used this app in a few months but would send a text or make a call on it at least once a month to keep my account current. I have started using it more regularly again and it dawned on me that I probably have a couple hundred extra minutes now since I have not really used it but kept the account going. When I went to look I saw that my minutes were the same amount as when I had stopped using the app months ago. I know there has been changes and updates so I’m guessing that they do not give you 60 minutes for free anymore. Even with the 60 free minutes I still had to purchase minutes but if their are no more 60 free minutes a month then I don’t know if I want this app anymore.
😤
by jahemushd on 2020/07/17 13:10
When I was on pinger I got a text from a random number. The person with that number ask inappropriate questions. So I deleted the app.
Ads are getting worse and worse over time
by 1001_apps on 2020/07/13 23:33
The ads are slowly and systematically getting worse and worse over time, like you are trying to condition your users to tolerate more and worse over time, like boiling frogs. We now have full page ads that pop up frequently and sometimes play sound without touching anything. AN AD SHOULD NEVER PLAY SOUND UNLESS A USER CLICKS TO PLAY SOMETHING, AS IPHONES ARE OFTEN USED IN WORKPLACES WHERE UNWANTED SOUNDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. The ads seems to require clicks in different locations to dismiss. Are you trying to see how much users will tolerate?
🏛
by fri_day_j on 2020/07/12 23:17
Love it
Greatest app in the worLD
by devon schooler on 2020/07/08 16:42
Great reception great reviews great prices great free stuff
Rejecting calls to Nigeria
by Alayan62 on 2020/06/30 16:10
It says Nigeria phone numbers “ not supported”.
Not a free app beware
by Carl X SMP on 2020/06/30 01:45
Before even start using it ask to add minutes, $1.99 for 100 minutes. It’s not free. Waste of time as there are many others completely free of charge.
Obnoxious ads
by Ladyjade5467 on 2020/06/22 17:18
Animated ads, full-screen pop-up ads, etc.
Account disabled
by summerlover111 on 2020/06/13 09:10
I don’t understand why are you not fixing my account after I have sent couple of emails to fix my account, my account is still disabled
Pinger needs A BETTER UPDATE
by Waste'NO'Time on 2020/06/10 21:48
I have had Pinger for a while now but since this last update, every time I click out of a contact an ad pops up (normally Q Link). It wasn’t like this at first so this is annoying. PLEASE FIX!
What I tell you
by mari and suki on 2020/06/10 15:08
I don’t really like pinger because it makes my dad pay more money. My mom and dad had a divorce last year. And my dad has to pay 16000 million money. Plz don’t make my dad pay anymore. When my dad is homeless I will de living on the streets with him😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Nothing is free
by pilotrtc on 2020/05/28 00:42
Now full screen ads appear when I go back to my contacts list. An extra annoyance that makes me like this app a lot less.
Great app
by imohpp on 2020/05/22 18:01
Great app
Weird bug
by DcV44 on 2020/05/20 14:28
Every time I try to sign up the app just freezes and makes me star over and freezes again
Can u change number
by it's broken please fix it on 2020/05/17 00:48
Tell me
11.25
by jack'd user 101 on 2020/05/15 12:32
Was very happy with the app until this new ad wall that comes after sending a message. Very annoying just to get someone to pay for a service that has been free for years without major problems now you get an ad wall. Shame on you.
Pinger
by Neaky boo on 2020/05/13 03:22
Calls are clearer than the other text now apps
Great for occasional use
by 💱🗯♠️🕥 on 2020/05/12 19:12
I can always rely on using pinger if my phone is messing up, I’ll go to the app watch a few ads to get free minutes (30 seconds of ads is 1 minute of call time) then I can use any number I want to contact people any time. I highly recommend using this app.
Splinted
by p- burg on 2020/05/07 05:44
So far
Text free.
by Beaker head on 2020/05/07 04:59
Your text free no longer works on my iPad. I tried to text you guys about it weeks ago that it opens and shuts down before I can even use it. Even put it on my phone and still doesn't work. It used to work for years but not now. Thinking about taking it off and in the trash it goes if you ppl can't even text back.
ANNOYING
by Kendall♥️ on 2020/05/04 02:23
this app just won't give me a number. because i just wanna text people that don't have iphones like me but i click on a number that is is suggesting me and it says that it is already used. or it just got taken. like if you are going to list numbers please list some that are available. this is annoying and please fix it.
Phone Number problem
by Nano.Tap on 2020/05/03 03:52
The Problem is I can’t get any number that I like such as 907
don’t get it
by Cute Cats! on 2020/04/30 18:30
it brought a virus to my phone and whenever i would text someone using apple text messages it would glitch so much and kick me out of the app numerous times
Horrible
by hetaco on 2020/04/25 01:41
Logged in, select my new number and nothing. When I try texting my brother who was sitting next to me, a little red exclamation shows up. I click it and it said “Apologies, your pinger number was inactive and is no longer associated with your account. Choose a new number”. Literally 30 sec after I choose it, then keeps repeatedly saying the same thing after I choose a new number.
Not working
by dall8814 on 2020/04/24 16:33
Not working right after update
Stops Working for no reason
by RaySmith45 on 2020/04/20 01:04
The App stops working for no reason ! This is the 2nd time it’s happening! And yes I have great wifi plus all other Apps are working quite well!
It works well!
by MN Pinger Review on 2020/04/16 15:32
I created a pinger so that I didn’t have to give my personal cell phone out to people that I deal with in the realm of my work. This has allowed me to have one phone and be able to have two separate numbers. I always know when the call or text is coming from Pinger that it’s someone from work. The only reason I have it 4 stars instead of 5 is that 30-35% is the time I use it for calls there’s a really poor connection on my end and will sometimes just break off the call.
Great!!!!
by DGHill on 2020/04/16 10:58
Love love love it!!!!! Has saved my butt several times!!!
Best one
by Иллжоаро on 2020/04/16 00:25
Thank you
Pinger
by mr. lotacock on 2020/04/15 00:54
My phone calls last for like a minute and eight seconds.
Mrs. Me
by BrodyMe on 2020/04/14 23:25
Great
Turn your regular iPad into a smartphone
by Sminky63 on 2020/04/14 21:19
I’ve been using Pinger for a few years, now. Aside from free texting, you can inexpensively (and sometimes free) acquire voice minutes to make calls. The voice quality is clear, if you are on a good wifi network. These are nice features, as I am still using a good old fashioned flip phone when away from home (I don’t text in the car or when on the go). Why buy a expensive smartphone when you can turn your regular iPad into one for nearly nothing?
Excellent
by greathp on 2020/04/14 21:12
Dependable
Great app
by Sani-chezzz on 2020/04/14 11:52
Enjoy it very discreet and very useful for business.
TheSoundMan
by TheSoundNan on 2018/01/12 18:28
I tried nearly a I half-dozen different services like text free. By that I mean the different companies that offer voice and texting services. I knew the dozen I think it was actually four or five over the last two years that whole process of shutting up with your email and setting up your phone to work with your system getting phone number and starting to use the new phone number with your family and friends and perhaps business associates and then if it doesn’t work out very well is an absolute mess!! Sure you put the learn to possibly look at the reviews. The trash out that that’s still not full pool. Typically finish up this review, after a little more than a full year of using Textfree and I personally have two numbers with Textfree and three other family members have Textfree I considerate absolutely unbelievably fantastic and bulletproof. The guys that run this thing have really put a lot into it. All I can say is that we love it. Oh and by the way 100 minutes for a couple of bucks, well are you kidding. I hope this year on forever. Thanks guys, Michael And family and friends
Free calls, voicemail and texting
by Tdeberry on 2019/04/06 10:43
I have been using TextFree for quite awhile now. It is absolutely free calling, texting and voicemail. It works very well as long as you are connected to a reliable WiFi. The only problem I’ve ever had is sometimes when I answer an incoming call, the call drops. However, I do use this service instead of my Paid Cell Phone Service for when I don’t want to give out my Paid Cell Service Number such as surveys. I also use my TextFree number for friends and family who don’t have a paid cell service phone number so that I can text or call them free of charge. This is my back up phone number when I don’t want to receive telemarking calls. I am giving it 4 stars. I took off one point for the dropped calls. Otherwise it’s a pretty good service and is completely free to other TextFree numbers, any and all incoming calls are also totally free. As long as you make or receive one answered call or send atleast one text per month, you will not lose your selected phone number. I also like that you can watch videos or ads to gain extra minutes to make calls to non-TextFree numbers. Incoming calls and incoming and outgoing text messages are always free. I would definitely recommend this app for anyone who is looking for a Free WiFi calling and texting service.
What happened
by Mr88loveit on 2019/11/08 13:39
I've had this app for a few years now and it used to work great. But since the update where the app icon changed to the now "pinger" logo it has gone downhill. Quit often when I try to open the app it crashes and I have to retry to open it several times. When it is open there is such a lag time from when I type to when it comes up on screen that I can quite often finish my typing before the first word appears on screen. Furthermore using the calling feature won't work with the earpiece speaker on my phone so every call has to be on speakerphone only. This is my second phone I have used this app on and the speakerphone only on calls is the same so it is not likely the phone but the app. The lag problem is everywhere in this app not just in recognizing typing but combined with answering a call and waiting for the in call screen to come up to switch to speakerphone people have to wait for me to here them which is an annoyance with friends and family but down right obnoxious when the doctors office is calling me back and hang up before the app can "catch up" to turn on speakerphone. I do not have regular service and this is my only number. If it were not for the fact everyone has this number I would delete it just out of pure frustration with it. I may still delete it and just go on in life without a "phone"
For text and WiFi calls - works great!😀
by Krotch341a on 2020/01/26 19:36
I have used this app for years (2015) on and off. They have continued to raise the bar... pictures deliver quickly and I haven’t heard a “bad” call in years. It just needs a healthy Wifi signal. Places like McDonald’s and Starbucks and the like. You can receive messages and put it on several phones. The one thing that makes this app stand far out from anything else is: I don’t know any other app that actually gives you a phone number. You get to choose it even 👍🏼 When I came to Portland with my Apple phone, it had a hard time interfacing with the GPS signal so I had to disconnect it from the network. Now I use the Wi-Fi and I have no problems ever. 👍🏼 For a monthly nominal fee -I can reserve my number indefinitely and enjoy “voicemail to text” which is so much better than listening to them. I highly recommend to young people, people starting over, really just anyone who needs a consistent phone number or message center. I turned off my network phone last spring and I have not missed it a bit (works best with apple phones tho)
Pinger had this a long time ago
by LeRoys IPhone on 2019/11/13 19:09
I had not used in a little bit of time but it had been just a bit under a month but I had lost a ton of minutes and text time was never able to recover but I guess possibly they could’ve and should have fixed it so lesson learned but it is a good way to have a second number without needing a phone with a dual SIM card and paying extra money every month for this but all in all was a great service that allowed you to get extra talk time through different means and with that being said I had never really had a bad connection or a problem with using the app so I definitely recommend it and I can only imagine it has gotten better. I had started using this service again and the only thing I did there surveys and I am still awaiting my minutes and nothing I think something needs to be fixed with there partners to get all these minutes straightened out.
Here are some facts.
by w1selabs on 2018/03/13 18:20
In the past, if you bought minutes and saved them up, then lost the number to not using it for 30 days, you were screwed. The number was free to anyone and fast. Since that experience many years ago, I use it everyday. Not sure if that’s all changed but that’s how you avoided problems back then with this app. Use it once a week even, but do use it or else. lol Besides “accidentally” opening the ad when I’m texting others (constantly), this app still provides a great service to whomever uses it. The voicemail features a top notch. Your options for the app are just as awesome. Once I got 100mbps WiFi it works as good as my landline. In 10mbps it works but with a strong delay and some issues. I can change my number anytime & if I don’t like who has my number I can block them or vanish. Perfect for avoiding stalkers and drama. 4 stars for latest updates. The devs are really getting it to perfection. 5 stars for the app in general. It’s FREE! I save so much money by including this app in my professional life. So I’m-not ever giving up on it. Try it out. You’ll see for yourself. THE RECENT 3 month old BAD NEWS: they have ads running pop up scripts that take over your screen and take you to your browser outside of the app. Whoever allowed it should be fired. Flat out. No explanations or excuses. Gone. I won’t use this until it’s fixed. VERY SUSPICIOUS BUSINESS.
Won't give it 1 star just because
by Still Lonely on 2018/01/07 21:54
I have used this app for a few years and finally feel I should review it. It was great. You do get what you pay for and it didn't cost me anything so it was wonderful being able to text or make calls free. I didn't always get the free minutes the the tap joy offers but I had time to waste so no big deal. I never wanted to rate it but now that I am unable to use it anymore I will say this: It was great when it worked. Update after update changing the appearance and including stickers (causing some dialogs to be lost upon update) and everything else was frustrating but the whole "free" part made it easy to deal with. Now with the most recent updates I could not send pics and now I can't even send a text without closing the app and starting again a few times. Now that it has been updated beyond use I give it 3 stars to give it credit for when it worked. I would give it 0 stars for the performance over the past few weeks. Looking for a replacement app after rating. Disappointed.
Overall Great App!
by G8dgetgirl on 2019/06/14 06:39
Pinger/Text Free is my go to app for a second line. The platform is simple and easy to use. The overall signal is as stable, as your wifi provides. They have a good selection of numbers from you to choose from, theres not an overwhelming amount of ads, Texting is free no matter what, however, You do need to add minutes for talk in which you have the option to pay for them, or you, can watch short video ads, and participate in consumer offers, free trials, opinions/surveys to accrue them. They make it very reasonable no matter which option you choose to get minutes. I personally dont participate in watching ads and taking surveys nor do i write reviews very often, and pinger has me doing both. Ha! Thanks pinger, keep up the good work
Just the best
by Kue-Ball-Tucson on 2019/01/11 22:09
Thanks Everyone. Even Sally’s Cat, Marshmallow helped on this one, I’m sure. Hands down, five stars, every time. There was a SMALL problem a few updates ago (I couldn’t SEND texts. They just seemed to not go nowhere. POOF! Gone. Limbo) but the cat (and the people) were on it, and they fixed it quickly and they even kept me in the loop, letting me know what they were doing about it. I think I appreciate that more than anything, really. I've tried several, but, hands down, Textfree and Pinger are by far... The Best Why? Simple: They Work. Period. They have come a long way to get the superb application you have here today. If you were to install the first release along side this one, you wouldn't BELIEVE the difference. Just one improvement after another, and I did use the first one when it was released, and you know what? It's better than anything else out there as well. Would I switch? Not a chance How much do I have to spend? Not a dime It works, it's free, it's user friendly, available cross platform (iOS and Droid or even PC and MacOS from a browser) What more can you ask? Tuc, Az
Tested App
by 5 Star Assessments on 2020/11/23 23:37
So I phoned the number given to me by this app from another phone... and it came through as caller unknown w/NO TELEPHONE NUMBER associated. So if you miss a call and no one left a VM, you may not find out who called. Then I called the app from the other phone and did see the app number pop up. Next, I sent a text from app to phone. It worked. Then a reply from phone to ping app and it also went through. Then I phoned the app again and this time it showed the phone number on the apps call ID. Strange and inconsistent. The quality of the call seemed to be great with only a 1 second lag. The next day I phoned an 800 number that will always be in service and an automated system recording should’ve been heard immediately but for some reason when I phoned from the Ping app it just rang and rang and rang, then finally a message that the number is no longer in service played. (Again, that number is Never going to be out of service and it was dialed correctly). I phoned the same number again immediately after by pressing REDIAL... and this time it went to the correct destination and the companies automated system was heard immediately after initial ring. I believe the app is useful and “user friendly”; However, It seems to be inconsistent. Looking forward to improvements.
When all else fails....
by CiaoBellina on 2018/11/28 22:49
I had to download an app that would allow me to reach family members who were on the same bill same cell company and even shared a feature where our line to lines are free. Not sure how my phone suddenly was unable to connect with texting or actual phone calls to them I found Textfree as I found myself in a frantic trying to reach my sons father n even my own mother. It downloaded within seconds, opened easily with directions so simple it was within at most 2 minutes to set up n connected me to both of those I was reaching out for frantically. Thanks to Textfree I was able to get messages and other vital information I needed to within minutes.
Mostly Reliable, and I’ve been using it for years
by Eciptussolipsi on 2019/12/16 21:31
I’m an American who travels a lot, and I’ve recently moved to the U.K. full time. These days you can mostly keep in touch with other services, but Facebook Messenger will only get you so far. I still have family in the US that use flip phones. I still have American credit cards, and an American bank account. Pinger has been my way to manage these calls and services for over five years now. The service isn’t amazing. I wouldn’t call it flashy, but calls rarely drop and the price really can’t be beat. I would recommend it to anyone travelling internationally, and in fact, I used to recommend it all the time when I sold phones for US Cellular.
Great for texting. Terrible for phone calls
by Shadowhawk176 on 2017/09/29 12:00
This app is great for texting, slick and scaled down user interface makes texting quick and easy, but when it comes to making phone calls, it can barely lock onto a signal and incoming calls often drop before they can connect. Takes way too long to receive a call. Often, by the time the app processes your button click to answer the call, the other party thinks you're not there and hangs up. There also needs to be a way to block calls. This results in much less confidence in giving out your phone number and thereby not using the phone number nearly as much as you would if you were able to block junk calls or annoying people.
Awesome App!
by Trevfad on 2018/11/02 06:26
So I LITERALLY was shot with a Shotgun this year (Nearly Tore My Arm Off) Lost My Job because they wouldn’t Let Me Work, Lost All My Money, Lost the Best thing in my Life Of ALL Though. That Was The Love Of My Life. She Left Me Not Too Long After. (She Has Her Reasons Which Is Okay.) But I have been unable to pay for my Phone for Months and Months. Found this app just this Week, Called My Ex With It Left a Voicemail and Then I Heard My Phone Ringing!!!! She Called Me Back. We Talked for a While. I Was Crying on The Phone, She asked me what was wrong, and I told her How Deeply I Had Missed The Sound Of Her Voice. I Hadnt Heard Her Sweet, Angelic Voice In LITERALLY Months. Its Been Torture. Id Rather Had Been Shot Again and Again than have delt with that. But Hearing Her Voice today and Tonight has made my Life soo much Better. God I Love That Woman. I Miss Her Soo Much. Thanks to this App I Was Able To Finally Speak With Her Though and Hear That Pretty Voice Again! Im Glad this App is on here, I Don't Know What Else I Would Have Done Without Hearing Her Voice. It Would Have Drove Me Completely Crazy Not Hearing Her Voice And Being All Alone.
Highly Recommend!
by Bdhoe on 2020/10/04 20:12
I would recommend this app to anyone! It does everything it says it will and more! I have used this app for years and it has never failed me. They have put a lot of time and hard work into this to make it what it is!!! I will never use anything else as long as they keep it simple and free as it has been since day one! It just gets better and better. It is free and you can use it as a backup number even if you have a real phone. There’s always some who don’t want to give out a real number so this is perfect for that. As long as you have a good connection, it will be clear and you will receive texts and calls in real time. You will also never miss a call or text even when you don’t have service or WiFi connection because once you connect back everything you have missed, it will show you, such as missed calls and/or text messages that you had not saw while you had no connection. At least give it a try, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you all at TextFree for this amazing app!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could!!!!!
LOVE
by TeenSkino on 2019/01/10 18:01
I absolutely love this app. I’ve had it since 2012. I use this when I don’t want people to have my number. I also used it as my number when I was using my iPod as a phone in college over the WiFi. Super great back up number. I love it. Incoming calls, text are all free. If someone else has the app it’s free. Outgoing you have to pay for minutes but you can easily just watch a video and earn them for free if you don’t care to spend any money. The only thing I don’t like that they just started is that you HAVE to use the app monthly in order to keep your same number but that’s literally the only downfall. Definitely a 5 Star App!
Great for the last 6 years
by 33yearsaviking on 2019/02/07 21:06
I have been living internationally now for the last 5 years and Pinger has allowed me to keep up with my family and friends. Especially the ones who require a direct line to contact. I am able to easily call about financial, medical, and travel anywhere I have a connection while having a US phone number as a contact. But most of all my grandparents who are still figuring out their smart phones can just dial a familiar number to say hi. It's free if someone calls you!!! Your minutes are only charged if you call. 800 numbers are free as well.
It’s not very good
by firekorty🐱 on 2019/07/03 21:16
I still have it because it’s the only was I can text 2 of my friends and honestly it’s not free you have to watch videos to get calling minutes and you have to buy unlimited minutes if you want to call without have to watch a ton of videos. You get like 5 minutes each video and you have to have enough minutes or your cut off of calling until you have enough. It should be called text cheap not text free! And it’s very glitchy! I don’t really recommend this app if you don’t have to use it to text your friends or something like that. Try some other app and developers hint fix the glitches and make this app more free please. Take my word for it you’ll have way better reviews. GameNinja8708
Best kept secret
by Brerfrase on 2020/02/02 02:28
Pinger offers a seriously good phone and messenger app and because it is free it keeps that dream of independence alive, that a good WiFi signal is all you need for your iPad — you seriously could get by with spending a dime for data plans through sprint etc, if you could like the old days duck into a place with free WiFi (think phone booth) to make connections. You really could. Of course with cellphone plans you rarely use pinger but you could so easily if you had an ounce of courage to cut that data cord. Oh, and international calls are also free. As good as whats app. Better.
para texting
by kazimir eli on 2018/08/26 04:30
My best friend Josh and I are very close. We’re both poets, and we’re both apart of the same poetry group online. I use TextFree in order to communicate with other group members & him as well, in order to send/receive pieces of writing & work from others. I can’t send/receive long/large texts, because for some reason it splits it into multiple different texts which makes it extremely difficult to copy & share work with. Whether it be recipient or sender, long messages are always cut into multiple texts which are frustrating. I want to be able to receive/send text messages without it splitting it into multiple ones. Normal iMessage doesn’t do it, but my TextFree app definitely does. Help?
So sad to say I may have to delete
by Glowbug916 on 2019/04/19 06:39
So I have had the same number for years. I actually have like 1400 minutes on this. I absolutely loved it. I used it as a second businessline for years and in the event of phone service being off I can still make emergency calls/texts. It has saved me time and time again when I locked my phone in my car or when it was lost and I needed to call it from my tablet. But after all these years I think I have to switch even though I have so many minutes. Because I nolonger get text messages. I mainly get quotes for my business via texts.... but not now. Its been months and theres no update or anything. This was the only one that actually rang through when ppl called also. The other ones never rings. So I guess I-have to go to another company. 😢😤😤🤯
I love this app
by brookiebug2009 on 2019/01/22 02:43
I like this app a lot because I can text my friends and family and call them without having to get on messenger because I have an iPod but I only gave it a four star rating because when you watch the video to get free minutes which I love you only get one or two minutes which I think you should at least three or four because my family right now can’t afford to give me a real phone so I would also like if it would not take inernet to text and call people especially my family if I have an emergency or something so that’s all I’d like to change. Other than that the app is pretty good
I never got my mins that I earned.
by Torhuu1 on 2018/10/21 08:34
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 canceled my last purchase from this app. Such a scam. This is not legit app.
No Good For Calls Now
by BluesdayTuesday on 2019/06/08 14:48
Ever since latest update which tells me “textfree is now pinger” i cannot make calls. When i make a call i cannot hear anything. The only thing tech support could tell me was to delete and reinstall the app. But I cannot do that, because that will delete all my texts from over 72 hours ago (their servers don’t store them) & i need to keep those texts. I would rate you NO STARS for this bs if i could. And even though my app that i cannot complete a phone call from is now called pinger, the app store has another app called text free which seems to be the exact app i had before they changed it to pinger. But i won’t try installing that one either now. I no longer trust your company. One update ruined my entire experience and opinion of you. I hope it was worth it
Use to work, but doesn't anymore
by Austin blade on 2017/09/13 10:00
Like others, this app was working fine until the newest update. Now the microphone doesn't work. I can hear people but they can't hear me. Every time I make a call. I seen in other reviews that the developer says email I guess the developer and they will check it out. That makes no sense. If they read the reviews then they should be fixing the problem. Not expect an email to get it checked out. Fix the problem. It's that simple. I've been using this app since 2011. I never once had this kind of problem till now. I don't want a reply that says if you email us at... blah blah blah... we will check it out. No! You people do regular updates. Update this and fix the bugs or whatever the problem is. No emails should be necessary or anything like that.
The Best
by Nerox1337 on 2018/11/15 18:12
This is the best calling app on the market love this app. With this app I could have two phone numbers great app anyone that’s looking to get a app to make calls this is the one you need....! the only one Textfree app. It doesn’t cost you anything to try it. If you wanna get free minutes all you have to do is watch a 15 to 30 second video and you get like two free minutes. Watching videos your minutes add up or you could buy minutes. Anyway don’t take my word for it just try it and you’ll will see that’s why I gave it a five star rating.
Turn your regular iPad into a smartphone
by Sminky63 on 2020/04/14 21:19
I’ve been using Pinger for a few years, now. Aside from free texting, you can inexpensively (and sometimes free) acquire voice minutes to make calls. The voice quality is clear, if you are on a good wifi network. These are nice features, as I am still using a good old fashioned flip phone when away from home (I don’t text in the car or when on the go). Why buy a expensive smartphone when you can turn your regular iPad into one for nearly nothing?
Approval for the most part
by BonitaBrown on 2019/08/24 01:22
I love the texting program and service ...plus phone if needed. But, I did not like it when They dropped my phone number, for whatever reason after about 10 years, out of the blue, and I couldn’t get a hold of anybody in customer service. Then, I had to set up for a brand new number. Then they asked if I wanted to pay like five bucks a month to keep that number permanently. I said I did. But I’ve never seen a payment request for it.I like them, but they don’t read comments and they don’t follow through and customer service. So that’s a major ding.
Needs fixing!
by Mlg12347 on 2020/10/09 01:29
When it was text free and before the recent update and it changed to pinger on my phone I used to be able to turn the app off. I loved this feature because I only use this app with my sons father who harasses me. He has no problem calling and texting 100 times a day (I’m under estimating it) and at all hours of the day/night. So I appreciated that I was able to turn off the sounds and he didn’t wake me up all night long. Now, no matter if I turn the microphone and sounds off in the settings it still rings when he calls. I don’t know how to fix this but please help, otherwise I’m in for months of sleepless nights.
Extremely Useful But bugs from new update
by Roo101lalalalala on 2017/11/08 02:55
It's a super useful app, especially if you don't want to pay for a month by month cellular plan. The new simplified esign looks great too! But there seems to be a bug when making a call. When someone calls you, it sounds loud even though you aren't on speaker with them, and when you do turn on speakers, it's turns so quiet you can barely hear it. I also wish that I didn't have to keep refreshing to see a text appearing even though I got the notification for it. Other than that, great app! Keep up with the updates.
Thank God
by shystee_me on 2019/09/17 17:12
I need help, sense the iOS 12 update I can’t get into my Pinger account. I have so many mins in my account and it won’t open anymore. It’s crashes!!! I use my Pinger app all the time and I am lost with out it. PLEASE help me. I don’t want to go to another app but if there is not a fix I may be forced to. Ok so now that the update had happened. Everything is back to tip top service like it use to be. I was worried for very short period of time that it would not ever return back to top from. I even tried another app. And it was ok...just ok!m
I like the App
by Ginabeans77 on 2019/10/06 21:12
Anyone who would like this app is kind a like me I call my mom I call my dad I called Mike Kimmy and I also call my Nanny my Uncle Ken my call my cousi anyone who would like this app is kind a like me I call my mom I call my dad I called Mike Kimmy and I also call my Nanny my Uncle Ken and I call my cousin I call everyone on it I can text and I’m only A little age I know this might be a little bit weird but all of this I’m saying is real my play room I asked my mom if I put on was good I only call right now so please don’t leave a message till this just like the app and 😎
ThankU from the bottom of my heart!
by Amgie on 2019/04/10 18:05
2010, I was homeless. I forced myself to be separated from my ex fiancé. I crashed my car. I quit my job because of my child(lack of daycare/barely know anyone in California). I was limited in cash to survive. My phone service got disconnected. TextFree has save my life. I go to Starbucks to get WiFi, to be able to find new jobs. I use my iphone04 to check my emails and websites. Thank you for helping the community to have free access of texting/1800 numbers in coming calls, etc:) #power2You! #makeGreatAmericaAgain!
Inaccurate description
by Candii Ann ;) on 2018/07/25 10:21
UPDATE: I emailed the developer at the email they provided in response to my review and again still never got a response. You don’t receive minutes for half the videos watched-if it doesn’t have an X to close the ad you will not be rewarded. I sent this problem to them as well with no response. They only seem to respond to negative reviews! Still missing almost 100 minutes from completing a paid offer. When you make a phone call-if the person does not answer, it will show 0:06 seconds, but take an entire minute each time. They also charge for calling 1-800 numbers when it clearly stated they are FREE! It used to be a good app, now it’s just a scam. I emailed twice and still have yet to get a response.
Easy to use and free!
by alwxandria221 on 2018/07/24 14:10
Yes there are some adds but it’s nice to be able to text people from a random number and delete the number if anything happens. VS someone having your personal number forever. I use this for clients that really want a cell number but I don’t want my personal messages getting mixed in with business. I can also disable notifications for the app so if I don’t want to be notified of work for a day, I turn off notifications and check my messages when I’m ready!
New Update Problems
by ChrisFromHell57 on 2018/08/07 21:47
I would give this 5 stars if not for the minor annoyance the new update causes me. The app worked fine before the update. I mainly use it to group message my friends. However, in the newest update, the app doesn't display the names of the people in the group chat, only their numbers. With four other people in the chat besides me, it's sometimes hard to tell who is saying what. Please fix. Edit: New update fixed the problem. 5 stars without hesitation!
So Far So Good
by Sleepingstudents on 2018/01/30 17:09
I tried using nextplus on my iPad recently. And it really sucked. I wouldn't get notified when my girlfriend texted me and it wouldn't show new messages most of the time. This is working so so much better. My only problem is the app likes to freeze up and then close on its own. It's done this maybe 7 times since I got it last night. But I love that I get credits as soon as I downloaded it and that I can send my videos to my friends of my violin rehearsals. I'm not sure if it's me causing the freeze ups or the app. But if would love to know about it getting fixed!
Odd problem?
by funky friends talk on 2018/10/03 12:05
Hey, text free people!👋🏼 I like your app a lot! It makes it so that I can text and talk to my friends that don’t have apple devices, as far as I know, Samsung can get this app too. I’m not sure about other brands, but I’m sure it would work very well also. The one downside is that I can’t send more than one picture at a time, this is really annoying when I have a whole days worth of pics to send to my friends.😩 If you are looking to get this app, please remember this. Although I can receive more than one picture at a time, I can’t send more than one picture at a time. Other than that one slight problem everything it great!😍 I do get occasional calls from numbers that I do not know, but all’s good. The ads aren’t bothersome either like I’ve seen in other apps. Thank you for a wonderful app, but please, if you can, address the problem with not sending more than one picture.
So so..
by kimpex on 2019/09/14 05:49
I use this app very much for about 2.5 years and counting... I noticed that it hangs a lot... when i just click on the app it takes a while before i can click or do anythin.. then it works... this started happenin after of the app update.. ALSO, my main concern is that I want to retrieve my messages from when I just started using it 2.5years ago.. If I scroll up too much the app crashes... regarding to app hanging n freezin.. my iphone xr is up to date.. i hAve uninstall/reinstall the app... Im just getting a little frustrated with it... cuz when im tryin to respond to someone i hve to wait like 1 mins before the app can be active..
Great free phone App
by jenelee88 on 2019/07/04 18:20
I’ve been using this app like 5 years now and it’s not perfect but it’s close to it and it works great. Voices are heard clearly and I definitely will keep using it for as long at it remains the same..what’s great about this is that the person you are texting or calling doesn’t have to have the same app to be able to use..u can tex anybody on any phone service and it will does require them to have pinger in order to receive pics or messages it’s great!!! I love that
Nice Calling App, but one big problem
by Independent Thinker 12345 on 2020/02/02 10:49
I live abroad and rely on this and other apps for calls back to the States. I like the app and pay monthly to keep a dedicated number. The one issue I have with the app is that the “speaker phone” feature seems to work very poorly. When I turn on the speaker phone, the person I’m talking to can barely hear me. I don’t have reason to suspect it is an issue with my hardware, as my speaker phone works fine on other calls / apps. If they fix this issue, I’d be much more likely to recommend the app.
Good overall
by Alito220472 on 2019/11/30 04:18
Great app. I love to have a virtual phone number that does not compromise my actual number. Great when selling or buying stuff online as a temporary contact number. You can get air time by watching ads which is great!! The biggest downside I have experienced is that the app on my phone (iPhone 6+) does not ring for incoming calls and texts. I’m not sure why but it is been a consistent problem with all my IOS devices so I hope a fix for that arrives soon. Needless to say that notification for the app is open but still no rings.
Nice when you need a second number
by Hoot_scootaloo on 2019/04/06 05:17
This app is really handy when You need a second number. Just as long as you keep the number working by texting once a month. I do it at least once a week just to be safe. My only problem with the app is that so you may get a number that was previously used (like mine) and you get constant calls about collections and random people messaging for someone who used to have the number
It works well!
by MN Pinger Review on 2020/04/16 15:32
I created a pinger so that I didn’t have to give my personal cell phone out to people that I deal with in the realm of my work. This has allowed me to have one phone and be able to have two separate numbers. I always know when the call or text is coming from Pinger that it’s someone from work. The only reason I have it 4 stars instead of 5 is that 30-35% is the time I use it for calls there’s a really poor connection on my end and will sometimes just break off the call.
Great, my primary phone
by tampico-chan on 2018/01/31 02:37
I don’t use a real phone and this has been my primary way of contacting people for over 5 years. All of my issues were fixed with the different version of the app. I’m not positive why there are two versions in the App Store, but whatever people need I guess. One thing though, you guys used to do Doodle Buddy which I love and still have, but I know some people who are really bummed you can’t download it anymore. Any chance that could ever come back..? XD
Awesome app!
by 1837203 on 2018/12/10 19:08
I purchase my iPhone 8+ last December and since I paid almost $1k for it, I didn’t want to have any bills. Especially because I have WiFi most places I’m at! So I’ve been using textfree the whole time and it’s perfect. My job has this number, my recruiter, my family. And I never have any problems! Using this has saved me over 700$ if I would have been paying for service all these months since I got my phone! So god bless!
Absolute garbage
by Paigey on 2017/11/27 02:46
Do not download! It's a click bait ad scam, the text service offered never works because the app will constantly close out and try to FORCE you to download third party apps. Anything you tap will redirect you to the App Store. Scam. Poor quality texting experience and outgoing/incoming calls are hardly comprehensible and sounds like you are under water. They make you use the app or lose your number. So basically you HAVE to click ads to use their service, even if you pay monthly to "remove ads". That is an illegal way to offer services for "free". They also sell your information because I have never had problems until shortly after singing up for textfree.
Calling & Receiving Calls
by Keys.Universe on 2019/10/14 20:38
I really appreciate how efficient it was to pay for minutes using my Apple account however, the service through the app isn’t as up-to-par as I like sometimes people can’t hear me or there’s feedback and I have great service on using my actual phone service/outside of app so I understand why that is? Also when people call I think it vibrates or ring when my phone is open in use than locked. Overall this app has been so helpful.
A great extra line
by yodagee on 2018/05/12 14:22
Every time I'm in good Wi-Fi I get a great call. Thanks text free. I have sensitivity issues with the computer and have a basic phone as my service provider, but I can't receive pictures or multimedia text on it. Being able to use an iPhone more like a tablet and turn it off while it's not being used but being able to receive picture texts and multimedia text through text free is a great blessing.
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Pinger: Calling App
Description
Make free calls with a real U.S.phone number on the original free calling and texting app. Pinger comes preloaded with free calling minutes that can be used to call anyone in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. After that, minutes are free to earn or cheap to purchase. SMS messages are also free. On top of free calling and SMS, additional features include voicemail, group chat, MMS picture & video messaging, emoji, ringtones, and more. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING “It’s like having a real phone number from the carrier. Except FREE.” –Nick “I started using this app back in 2007 on my iPod touch 3rd generation... Works every time, voice calls are clear, and no one knows it’s an app and not an actual phone. Highly recommended.” –Scott “I have used this app as my main phone number for years. It is just as reliable as an actual phone number.” –Kay “I’ve tried several, but hands down, Pinger is by far the best. Why? Simple: It works. Period.” –Tuc “I would rate this like 100,000,000 stars but can’t :/ only 5.” –Molly “Great to have a backup number especially when you travel abroad.” –Milo —— © 2020 Pinger, Inc. All rights reserved. The Pinger name, associated trademarks, and logos are trademarks of Pinger, Inc. or related entities. Terms of Service: https://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy/terms-and-conditions/ Privacy Policy: https://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy/ Subscriptions are automatically billed monthly or annually to your iTunes Account and auto-renew unless you turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payments are charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew or manage subscriptions in your iTunes & App Store account settings. Cancellations take effect at the end of the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period (where available) is forfeited when purchasing a subscription.
TOO BAD
by DREMUELLER on 2021/04/03 00:33
I was giving a number and later the number was changing automatically and I even pay for the upgrade still changing and I can’t even text on it
Really good
by nasty turdz on 2021/04/02 20:25
Nice but the calls don’t work
A good app with room for improvement
by Robo-1701 on 2021/03/25 02:54
Overall I have found that Pinger is a good app, albeit a bit on the slow side when sending anything more complex than texts, though that could simply be because there is so much data captured by an iPad’s camera. That said, I have one detail issue in particular that I feel needs to be addressed. Screen rotation might not seem like much, but the method I use to prop up my iPad makes a vertical orientation a lot more problematic than a landscape arrangement.
Paid for subscription scammed
by Gfdtvdrfgcc on 2021/03/14 16:16
I was using the free service for years. I went ahead and finally upgraded to paid service. I received an error. They told me they couldn’t fix it because I had violated terms and my account was terminated. Funny when I was using it free this whole time and nothing ever happened but as soon as I upgraded and paid my account wasn’t good anymore. I only use this for work as well.
Phone Calls
by ugh hate the nee update on 2021/02/28 18:20
Can’t receive inbound calls or make outgoing calls but text messages are totally good not a happy camper 😡
Trash
by real reviewer 420 69 on 2021/02/20 09:49
This app doesn’t even let me get text.
The Best
by SeanMusicforReal on 2021/02/19 09:17
I’ve tried a lot of so-called ’FREE’ texting/calling App, but THIS a app, along with its companion App “Text-Free”, have proved to be THE Best in consistency and usefulness!
Took the money and ran
by 3bagr on 2021/02/17 05:00
I installed this app and purchased minutes. It never worked. Almost a month now no refund no response from support Run away.
It freezes my phone !
by dhrddghji on 2021/02/16 08:50
It freezes my phone !I hate this app
Good
by J0rdanknight on 2021/02/08 04:05
It’s a good way to use an iPhone that’s locked
Useless
by ParisBoi on 2021/02/06 02:39
Can’t send a text after creating account. The number keeps changing itself , Zero mins. Fake app. All the cool review are all lies, Apple should get read of thus fake app from the App Store. So annoying
Constant reminder regarding add tracker .
by NOWHA on 2021/02/02 21:48
Why does it keep reminding me that my add tracker is disabled
HELP DISABLED USERS;LANDSCAPE VIIEW FOR IPAD (BRING BACK)
by GreenhillsMarymount on 2021/01/30 05:47
Now, I am pleased with their prompt response. Their quick response was the reason I have loved them for this long. Initially, I talked to their support and next I contact the developer’s. They are AWESOME! No, I am NOT CHANGING MY SERVICE. I will unwillingly accept the situation as it is. They are the only company that TYPES my messages FOR A FEE so that will keep me going back. I am disabled and having the information typed helps me. PRINGER is a great company and I’ve loved them since the beginning—2009. I will stay with them and turn my iPad portrait rather than landscape. If you haven’t tried them YOU SHOULD—they rock better than a *ROCKSTAR*. No they will not change to landscape, however if ENOUGH people complain they might change their mind in time. ORIGINAL LETTER TO PRINTER PRINGER APPLICATION I have used your PRINGER phone application SINCE February 12, 2009 . In the beginning you had it work for BOTH VIEWS: portrait and LANDSCAPE (iPad). I started using you VOICEMAIL to TEXT when my disability progressed and I started the new feature on FEB 12, 2018. Recently, I was extremely happy because over the years I now have vision and mobility issues. I was VERY pleased that you had this few and spent years singing your praises. Now to learn you are NO LONGER supporting this feature ANGERS ME. If Apple can address this issue then so should you. It is not fair! Don’t you care about your users? UPDATES NEWLY CHANGED Over the past 2-3 years you have been making updates on a monthly basis. Previously you’d go years with no updates, yet I hung in with you and didn’t let go and when things stopped working I hung in. I knew that in time you’d come back stronger and you did. DISABLED USERS USING: VOICE-TO-TEXT This is a feature that allows me with my hearing loss TO SEE what another person is saying. This is great! MOTOR AND VISION DISABLED ISSUES Now, I need you to help the disabled users that have motor and vision issues. Many of us CANNOT use anything except the iPad, so LANDSCAPE in the only way this works for us. Sure, I can turn the iPad sideways (portrait) but it is VERY difficult to position and HOLD. REACH OUT AND HELP: VISION AND MOTOR ISSUES Please take the time to give your users a choice. If necessary I will pay extract for this feature—-I need it to survive! Please help me because I have used this for years
Suddenly, Pinger is portrait instead of landscape
by Maxalla on 2021/01/29 20:16
For years, Pinger was landscape on my iPad. Suddenly, it’s latest “improvement” forces portrait, which I can’t stand. What happened?
Freezing
by Angelbrlk on 2021/01/29 17:09
Each time I try to type it freezes up when I type anything
No landscape mode anymore
by si conehead on 2021/01/21 22:18
The latest release of Pinger and TextFree does not support landscape mode on an iPad. This is because their programmers find it too difficult to implement. I was told this by Pinger support. I suggest they get a new programming staff. This so-called excuse is pathetic.
Free calling texting
by para2017 on 2021/01/21 11:41
Awesome app no complaints
No landscape mode
by Kman845 on 2021/01/20 08:04
Well, Pinger no longer supports landscape mode which makes it more difficult to type and inconvenient to use. Since this change was made for no apparent good reason, its time to find a better texting app.
Why disallow landscape use?
by unkleBo6 on 2021/01/17 16:41
I’ve had Pinger for 9+ years. It’s has always been a excellent text and talk platform. But, why eliminate the ability to use Pinger in landscape format. I do not use my tablet any other way than ‘home button right thumb landscape.’ I can’t imagine in 2021 there is a coding issue or a overlap of timing sequences that inhibits landscape use. You need to fix this issue.
Why remove Landscape mode?
by AltruismIsDead on 2021/01/17 00:33
Last update removed landscape mode, which makes no sense. Why would they remove a feature to make a product worse?
WHY?????
by CindyBG13 on 2021/01/15 23:49
WHY was support for landscape removed??? Bring it back. I need it for my iPad.
Great app BUT
by rapidnutrition on 2021/01/15 18:41
We love this app for our business HOWEVER just recently it stopped rotating horizontally which is a really big annoyance when our iPad holder that we use as a cash register only holds it horizontally. PLEASE FIX THIS BUG PINGER
Was excellent until landscape mode was disabled today.
by HaikuGeezer on 2021/01/15 00:23
Why in the world did you do that? I use it on a tablet which is mounted on a stand in landscape mode. App is now very difficult to use to the point where I might have to use another service. I really don’t want to do that. Please put landscape support back and this goes to 5 stars. Thanks.
Bad Update
by trasta*83 on 2021/01/14 21:32
I enjoy the app but I really want to rotate the screen to text because I am a lefty!
Great text app
by TeeShirt on 2021/01/14 16:53
Except Ads on iPhone take up 55% of the screen. This really needs to be brought down by half. I sent screen shots as requested and got a reply that was the equivalent of a shrug. I suggested a small annual fee to remove ads but they went tor a bigger fee than I would ever pay. When I try to use this as a phone number for 2 factor authentication it is not accepted. I found another text app that does work for this, so it is possible. And other app manages to keep ads to maybe 15% of iPhone on bottom . On the positive side it sends texts and jpg just fine and syncs across devices.
Auto-Rotate Broken
by fudgebot on 2021/01/14 15:46
The auto-rotation is broken in latest version. When moving from vertical to horizontal on my iPad the screen does not rotate like every other app does, and like this used to. Please fix.
Tacky Ad Situation 👎
by Sabor Místico on 2021/01/14 01:28
This app is just hard and klunky to use now. Ads pop up and interrupt just about everything. When you finish txting and go back to the main window, that too gets interrupted by more ads popping up. This becomes exhausting if there are a number of people you need to call or respond to. It’s like a quick fire ad generator that allows you to make calls and txts in between - if you can ride out the constant interruptions. Not a great experience. .
SOO GOOOD!
by MarkusMcqueen on 2021/01/12 05:22
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! THE SOUNDS I LOVE SOOOOO MUCH!!
The worst
by Zoeandlily on 2021/01/04 16:25
I hate it it is the worst it go’s so slow and it is not a good one and it is confusing and I do not get it how bad you made this app plzz do not install this app plz do not 🥵😡😡😡
Great service
by caregiving opportunities on 2020/12/10 19:11
Pinger app is such a life saver. Whenever my phone is cut off and I need service pinger saves the day!!!
Nice
by eatorstrave on 2020/12/10 05:28
Nice
Millions of ads, RIDICULOUS!!
by The pitbull lady on 2020/12/05 22:30
I’m leaving after 12 years of using this app. I understand you need to make money and that you need to have some ads in there that’s OK but now this app is more just adds! when I sign on when I sign off it is totally totally too much overwhelming don’t use this app no wonder everyone uses WhatsApp it’s fantastic
Doesnt work
by anthony2019abc on 2020/12/03 00:50
Not
Tested App
by 5 Star Assessments on 2020/11/23 23:37
So I phoned the number given to me by this app from another phone... and it came through as caller unknown w/NO TELEPHONE NUMBER associated. So if you miss a call and no one left a VM, you may not find out who called. Then I called the app from the other phone and did see the app number pop up. Next, I sent a text from app to phone. It worked. Then a reply from phone to ping app and it also went through. Then I phoned the app again and this time it showed the phone number on the apps call ID. Strange and inconsistent. The quality of the call seemed to be great with only a 1 second lag. The next day I phoned an 800 number that will always be in service and an automated system recording should’ve been heard immediately but for some reason when I phoned from the Ping app it just rang and rang and rang, then finally a message that the number is no longer in service played. (Again, that number is Never going to be out of service and it was dialed correctly). I phoned the same number again immediately after by pressing REDIAL... and this time it went to the correct destination and the companies automated system was heard immediately after initial ring. I believe the app is useful and “user friendly”; However, It seems to be inconsistent. Looking forward to improvements.
Terrible
by fanita93 on 2020/11/20 03:35
I used this app a few years back but now it’s terrible. It’s freezes a lot and has a tone of ads. You can’t do anything without 5 or 6 adds hoping up. When you call people it’s lags and you miss out in part of the conversation because it cuts in and out. Even putting it on speaker it’s like 5 or 6 second delay: we I can call people I don’t even hear it dialing. I may catch the person on the other in saying hello but barley. I wouldn’t recommend.
Pop up ads and audio are way too distracting
by Mattybrapz31 on 2020/11/19 16:47
This is happening again 11/19/20 the same way the following review was behaving. This needs to stop!!!!! I know these Aps need to make money and advertise but this is getting ridiculous on this ap. An ad should not take over your screen and certainly should not have any audio unless you want to click on the ad. Heck I have my iPhone silent mode on and the ad still has audio playing in silent mode. Make the ads less overpowering and turn off the sound or you will lose me as a user.
What happened?
by Bach267 on 2020/11/09 00:07
Used to work fine now it’s unlimited pop ups that is causing the app to freeze. This latest update was trash!
Mostly good
by Soze111 on 2020/10/28 18:20
I use the app occasionally and it works well for my needs. My gripe is that lately I keep receiving ‘use or lose’ messages every few days, even when I’ve been using it. Makes me think something’s wrong with their usage tracking and they’ll take my number for no reason.
Getting greedy
by RyGuyUK on 2020/10/26 19:27
I’ve used this app for several years now, back when it was just “textfree” , never had an issue until recently. I personally thought it was cool when they added the pay for minutes feature, I don’t talk a lot so having minutes for when I need them was legit. Now there’s an ad that pops up after each text, nbd right? Then after every phone call, still nbd. NOW they are blocking certain messages and want you to upgrade to receive them. SPECIFICALLY the two factor authentication codes. They KNOW almost everything requires one, and they’re choosing to capitalize on it. Then have the gall to text you and tell you they blocked the text and to upgrade to receive “these additional features” while every other short code comes through just fine. As someone who’s been down with y’all since almost the very beginning, must say I’m disappointed
Total junk no support
by Landspec1 on 2020/10/20 08:39
We watch all the video ads and receive no calling mins We tried everything updating the app but still total junk non working keeps staying on 53 mins will ad any mins no matter how many videos we watch
Greed has taken over
by Fototico on 2020/10/13 20:09
I’ve been using this app for something like more than 10 years or so. I’ve seen it grow from a dumb little app to what it is today. Unfortunately with full screen ads it has gone down the path of cheap junk apps. I used to pay to remove ads when it was only a few bucks per year, but once they went to the monthly fee I stopped subscribing and stopped using the app as much. Now with the full screen ads I am seriously considering deleing the app. Sad but if there is one thing I am not willing to put up with is full screen ads. I was a paramedic for ten years and now I’ve been a patrol officer for three years. In all those years I’ve recommended Pringer and Textfree to thousands of people, but now that will stop and I will wait one or two updates to see if one of the developers regain some sense of common decency stop with the greed for more and more money. The app as not advanced much, if any, in years to justify the move to full screen ads.
Needs fixing!
by Mlg12347 on 2020/10/09 01:29
When it was text free and before the recent update and it changed to pinger on my phone I used to be able to turn the app off. I loved this feature because I only use this app with my sons father who harasses me. He has no problem calling and texting 100 times a day (I’m under estimating it) and at all hours of the day/night. So I appreciated that I was able to turn off the sounds and he didn’t wake me up all night long. Now, no matter if I turn the microphone and sounds off in the settings it still rings when he calls. I don’t know how to fix this but please help, otherwise I’m in for months of sleepless nights.
broken iPad
by DanielDMai on 2020/10/05 05:11
My iPad is so broken !!!!!!😷🦠🦠😔😔😔😟😟😟😟I can’t even get the app
Highly Recommend!
by Bdhoe on 2020/10/04 20:12
I would recommend this app to anyone! It does everything it says it will and more! I have used this app for years and it has never failed me. They have put a lot of time and hard work into this to make it what it is!!! I will never use anything else as long as they keep it simple and free as it has been since day one! It just gets better and better. It is free and you can use it as a backup number even if you have a real phone. There’s always some who don’t want to give out a real number so this is perfect for that. As long as you have a good connection, it will be clear and you will receive texts and calls in real time. You will also never miss a call or text even when you don’t have service or WiFi connection because once you connect back everything you have missed, it will show you, such as missed calls and/or text messages that you had not saw while you had no connection. At least give it a try, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you all at TextFree for this amazing app!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could!!!!!
Picture and video
by campgod11 on 2020/10/02 15:05
I can’t receive pictures and videos anymore. My videos ppl send me to play anymore!
Please fix Photo privacy access under iOS 14 update
by MeowoeM TM on 2020/10/01 12:56
Pinger still hasn’t updated restrictions for photos under privacy. When I go in to select the photos I want pinger to see it’s a feature that is unavailable with the app. Also I selected no access to photos and everything in my photo gallery is still accessible. Please fix. Thank you.
No support reply!?
by RobynRose224 on 2020/09/30 20:54
I cannot hear anything when making or receiving calls! It worked fine the first week and now I’m burning up all of my minutes trying to test it! And I’ve sent multiple messages to tech support and haven’t gotten a response yet. And I have family calling from Jail so I need it fixed ASAP! I deleted the app and reinstalled it a few times and it still isn’t working!
Horrible!
by Kiyadawg on 2020/09/29 19:29
From the start, I’ve had issues with dropping calls, phone ringing even when answered, etc. the support people must be out of the country because they never answer requests or follow up during regular business hours. And they never really have a solution. I gave up. I still have the app, but it’s getting worse and as soon as I find one that actually works is, I’ll be switching.
Not sending all texts
by LoopyLue on 2020/09/27 18:28
Seems like if a text is longer than three lines, it won’t send anymore. Can you all fix this?
Same problem as TextFree
by kelz_belz11 on 2020/09/26 18:54
Tried Pinger immediately after striking out with Text Free. Turns out they're the same service!
Not working
by Woodman6703 on 2020/09/24 14:27
I’ve used for awhile now. But it’s not working as well. It’s hit or miss on text
1/5 Stars
by Average Joe58788 on 2020/09/22 16:37
Good on house WiFi, but terrible on the road. You can expect 9/10 calls to get dropped.
Miscategorized?
by very educationañ on 2020/09/20 17:11
The app is fine, but why on earth is it filed under the “Education” category in the App Store listings? Makes no sense to me
I want support help
by 099987665 on 2020/09/17 22:49
This would be a 5 star app except I watch the videos for a free minute and don’t get any more minutes I’ve watched over 18 of them and haven’t gotten any minutes I’m beyond mad
Not working
by Hay it's Kayyy on 2020/09/17 09:14
I paid for this app and it won’t even let me make a call. I want my money back!!
Change phone number
by Jennifer Mandap on 2020/09/12 04:42
Would it be possible to change my number ?
Awesome
by Worlds Coolest Dad on 2020/09/09 02:17
Great app
Best App
by Joey22974 on 2020/09/04 19:21
Best app i have and its free. Three years now Its been five years now. It does it all well. It turned my ipad into a texting/phone.
Great App!!!! But.....
by Moonlight Dolphin on 2020/08/27 16:49
This is one great App. I love it!!!!! However getting two notifications in a week that you need to use the app or lose your number is annoying. Once a week is annoying enough. During these uncertain times, we should have no worry over losing our number. The only option to keep our number is a monthly fee. Why not do a one time fee to keep our number? It makes sense.
Dope ass app
by oglondonsosa on 2020/08/22 17:44
Lit
Awful since update
by Bob jiggly Bob Bob on 2020/08/13 19:41
I used to like this service but since they decided to swamp it with ads it is barely useable, very disappointed
This app saved me!!!
by Ashtonakafalow on 2020/08/08 23:48
Awesome idea!!!
Great texting app
by Red hot red5 on 2020/08/03 05:05
Love this app, great for texting guys I want to date but don’t want to give them my real number..
Way too many ads
by open ambush on 2020/07/30 20:18
Not as great as it used to be.
App is trash
by Chasem95555 on 2020/07/28 17:51
Half the time I can’t watch videos for free minutes and they have the audacity to take minutes from you even if the call NEVER WENT THROUGH
Great app but I find pricing of extra minutes odd
by Conni2you on 2020/07/18 04:26
I recently downloaded this app to use as a back up phone line for business purposes when I do not want to have my personal cell number show up on someone’s caller ID. It automatically came with 60 minutes of free talk time. First let me start off by saying that this app works really well. I have had very little issue with it with the exception of a few dropped calls but I don’t think that was because of the app itself… I believe it was due to either not having a strong Wi-Fi signal or the other party having bad cell service at the time. Also the sound quality is a little muffled or quieter compared to when I call from my regular cell line. It’s almost like it has a little bit of static or something like that. Some of the people sound like they’re holding the phone away from their face when they are talking. It is not terrible… I can still here and I understand what people are saying to me but I do notice the difference in the sound quality. I will say that I am the one making the calls and I don’t typically get incoming calls to the app so I don’t know how quickly it is at with incoming calls. There is a little bit of a delay with incoming texts but nothing crazy. Now about the minutes.... as I said it automatically comes with 60 minutes of talk time and I believe that 60 minutes renews every month. If you want to earn extra minutes you can watch quick 15 to 30 second videos to earn a minute and sometimes two minutes per video. They also have offers to sign up for certain services or to take surveys to earn larger quantities of minutes. I have never signed up for the services or done the surveys because the little bit of investigating that I did in regard to them just seemed like you had to jump through a lot of hoops. Also I was concerned about having my information possibly sold to a third-party so I just avoid those. Then there is the option to purchase minutes. The first option is to purchase 100 minutes for $1.99.... That does not sound too bad. The next option is to purchase 400 minutes for $9.99… That’s the one that I find odd. Typically I have always found that when you have certain levels or amounts of things that you can purchase… The more you purchase the less expensive they will be. So if 100 minutes is $1.99 then you would think 400 minutes would be around $8 or even less. I would be better off purchasing four of the 100 minute packages for $7.96 then to get 400 minutes for around $10. The next package is 1000 minutes for $18.99. That does give you a little bit of a discount but not much. If I could I would suggest possibly offering a little bit of a discount on the 400 minutes. It does not have to be much… like $6.99 maybe. Anyway other than that one issue with the Minutes the app has been very useful. I hope that this review helps in the decision making process. Edit: I have had this app for over a year at this point. I can’t remember when I got it but I remember when I did it had a different name and within a few weeks the name had changed to Pinger. Anyway I had previously said that I thought you would get 60 minutes of free talk time every month. I have not used this app in a few months but would send a text or make a call on it at least once a month to keep my account current. I have started using it more regularly again and it dawned on me that I probably have a couple hundred extra minutes now since I have not really used it but kept the account going. When I went to look I saw that my minutes were the same amount as when I had stopped using the app months ago. I know there has been changes and updates so I’m guessing that they do not give you 60 minutes for free anymore. Even with the 60 free minutes I still had to purchase minutes but if their are no more 60 free minutes a month then I don’t know if I want this app anymore.
😤
by jahemushd on 2020/07/17 13:10
When I was on pinger I got a text from a random number. The person with that number ask inappropriate questions. So I deleted the app.
Ads are getting worse and worse over time
by 1001_apps on 2020/07/13 23:33
The ads are slowly and systematically getting worse and worse over time, like you are trying to condition your users to tolerate more and worse over time, like boiling frogs. We now have full page ads that pop up frequently and sometimes play sound without touching anything. AN AD SHOULD NEVER PLAY SOUND UNLESS A USER CLICKS TO PLAY SOMETHING, AS IPHONES ARE OFTEN USED IN WORKPLACES WHERE UNWANTED SOUNDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. The ads seems to require clicks in different locations to dismiss. Are you trying to see how much users will tolerate?
🏛
by fri_day_j on 2020/07/12 23:17
Love it
Greatest app in the worLD
by devon schooler on 2020/07/08 16:42
Great reception great reviews great prices great free stuff
Rejecting calls to Nigeria
by Alayan62 on 2020/06/30 16:10
It says Nigeria phone numbers “ not supported”.
Not a free app beware
by Carl X SMP on 2020/06/30 01:45
Before even start using it ask to add minutes, $1.99 for 100 minutes. It’s not free. Waste of time as there are many others completely free of charge.
Obnoxious ads
by Ladyjade5467 on 2020/06/22 17:18
Animated ads, full-screen pop-up ads, etc.
Account disabled
by summerlover111 on 2020/06/13 09:10
I don’t understand why are you not fixing my account after I have sent couple of emails to fix my account, my account is still disabled
Pinger needs A BETTER UPDATE
by Waste'NO'Time on 2020/06/10 21:48
I have had Pinger for a while now but since this last update, every time I click out of a contact an ad pops up (normally Q Link). It wasn’t like this at first so this is annoying. PLEASE FIX!
What I tell you
by mari and suki on 2020/06/10 15:08
I don’t really like pinger because it makes my dad pay more money. My mom and dad had a divorce last year. And my dad has to pay 16000 million money. Plz don’t make my dad pay anymore. When my dad is homeless I will de living on the streets with him😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Nothing is free
by pilotrtc on 2020/05/28 00:42
Now full screen ads appear when I go back to my contacts list. An extra annoyance that makes me like this app a lot less.
Great app
by imohpp on 2020/05/22 18:01
Great app
Weird bug
by DcV44 on 2020/05/20 14:28
Every time I try to sign up the app just freezes and makes me star over and freezes again
Can u change number
by it's broken please fix it on 2020/05/17 00:48
Tell me
11.25
by jack'd user 101 on 2020/05/15 12:32
Was very happy with the app until this new ad wall that comes after sending a message. Very annoying just to get someone to pay for a service that has been free for years without major problems now you get an ad wall. Shame on you.
Pinger
by Neaky boo on 2020/05/13 03:22
Calls are clearer than the other text now apps
Great for occasional use
by 💱🗯♠️🕥 on 2020/05/12 19:12
I can always rely on using pinger if my phone is messing up, I’ll go to the app watch a few ads to get free minutes (30 seconds of ads is 1 minute of call time) then I can use any number I want to contact people any time. I highly recommend using this app.
Splinted
by p- burg on 2020/05/07 05:44
So far
Text free.
by Beaker head on 2020/05/07 04:59
Your text free no longer works on my iPad. I tried to text you guys about it weeks ago that it opens and shuts down before I can even use it. Even put it on my phone and still doesn't work. It used to work for years but not now. Thinking about taking it off and in the trash it goes if you ppl can't even text back.
ANNOYING
by Kendall♥️ on 2020/05/04 02:23
this app just won't give me a number. because i just wanna text people that don't have iphones like me but i click on a number that is is suggesting me and it says that it is already used. or it just got taken. like if you are going to list numbers please list some that are available. this is annoying and please fix it.
Phone Number problem
by Nano.Tap on 2020/05/03 03:52
The Problem is I can’t get any number that I like such as 907
don’t get it
by Cute Cats! on 2020/04/30 18:30
it brought a virus to my phone and whenever i would text someone using apple text messages it would glitch so much and kick me out of the app numerous times
Horrible
by hetaco on 2020/04/25 01:41
Logged in, select my new number and nothing. When I try texting my brother who was sitting next to me, a little red exclamation shows up. I click it and it said “Apologies, your pinger number was inactive and is no longer associated with your account. Choose a new number”. Literally 30 sec after I choose it, then keeps repeatedly saying the same thing after I choose a new number.
Not working
by dall8814 on 2020/04/24 16:33
Not working right after update
Stops Working for no reason
by RaySmith45 on 2020/04/20 01:04
The App stops working for no reason ! This is the 2nd time it’s happening! And yes I have great wifi plus all other Apps are working quite well!
It works well!
by MN Pinger Review on 2020/04/16 15:32
I created a pinger so that I didn’t have to give my personal cell phone out to people that I deal with in the realm of my work. This has allowed me to have one phone and be able to have two separate numbers. I always know when the call or text is coming from Pinger that it’s someone from work. The only reason I have it 4 stars instead of 5 is that 30-35% is the time I use it for calls there’s a really poor connection on my end and will sometimes just break off the call.
Great!!!!
by DGHill on 2020/04/16 10:58
Love love love it!!!!! Has saved my butt several times!!!
Best one
by Иллжоаро on 2020/04/16 00:25
Thank you
Pinger
by mr. lotacock on 2020/04/15 00:54
My phone calls last for like a minute and eight seconds.
Mrs. Me
by BrodyMe on 2020/04/14 23:25
Great
Turn your regular iPad into a smartphone
by Sminky63 on 2020/04/14 21:19
I’ve been using Pinger for a few years, now. Aside from free texting, you can inexpensively (and sometimes free) acquire voice minutes to make calls. The voice quality is clear, if you are on a good wifi network. These are nice features, as I am still using a good old fashioned flip phone when away from home (I don’t text in the car or when on the go). Why buy a expensive smartphone when you can turn your regular iPad into one for nearly nothing?
Excellent
by greathp on 2020/04/14 21:12
Dependable
Great app
by Sani-chezzz on 2020/04/14 11:52
Enjoy it very discreet and very useful for business.
TheSoundMan
by TheSoundNan on 2018/01/12 18:28
I tried nearly a I half-dozen different services like text free. By that I mean the different companies that offer voice and texting services. I knew the dozen I think it was actually four or five over the last two years that whole process of shutting up with your email and setting up your phone to work with your system getting phone number and starting to use the new phone number with your family and friends and perhaps business associates and then if it doesn’t work out very well is an absolute mess!! Sure you put the learn to possibly look at the reviews. The trash out that that’s still not full pool. Typically finish up this review, after a little more than a full year of using Textfree and I personally have two numbers with Textfree and three other family members have Textfree I considerate absolutely unbelievably fantastic and bulletproof. The guys that run this thing have really put a lot into it. All I can say is that we love it. Oh and by the way 100 minutes for a couple of bucks, well are you kidding. I hope this year on forever. Thanks guys, Michael And family and friends
Free calls, voicemail and texting
by Tdeberry on 2019/04/06 10:43
I have been using TextFree for quite awhile now. It is absolutely free calling, texting and voicemail. It works very well as long as you are connected to a reliable WiFi. The only problem I’ve ever had is sometimes when I answer an incoming call, the call drops. However, I do use this service instead of my Paid Cell Phone Service for when I don’t want to give out my Paid Cell Service Number such as surveys. I also use my TextFree number for friends and family who don’t have a paid cell service phone number so that I can text or call them free of charge. This is my back up phone number when I don’t want to receive telemarking calls. I am giving it 4 stars. I took off one point for the dropped calls. Otherwise it’s a pretty good service and is completely free to other TextFree numbers, any and all incoming calls are also totally free. As long as you make or receive one answered call or send atleast one text per month, you will not lose your selected phone number. I also like that you can watch videos or ads to gain extra minutes to make calls to non-TextFree numbers. Incoming calls and incoming and outgoing text messages are always free. I would definitely recommend this app for anyone who is looking for a Free WiFi calling and texting service.
What happened
by Mr88loveit on 2019/11/08 13:39
I've had this app for a few years now and it used to work great. But since the update where the app icon changed to the now "pinger" logo it has gone downhill. Quit often when I try to open the app it crashes and I have to retry to open it several times. When it is open there is such a lag time from when I type to when it comes up on screen that I can quite often finish my typing before the first word appears on screen. Furthermore using the calling feature won't work with the earpiece speaker on my phone so every call has to be on speakerphone only. This is my second phone I have used this app on and the speakerphone only on calls is the same so it is not likely the phone but the app. The lag problem is everywhere in this app not just in recognizing typing but combined with answering a call and waiting for the in call screen to come up to switch to speakerphone people have to wait for me to here them which is an annoyance with friends and family but down right obnoxious when the doctors office is calling me back and hang up before the app can "catch up" to turn on speakerphone. I do not have regular service and this is my only number. If it were not for the fact everyone has this number I would delete it just out of pure frustration with it. I may still delete it and just go on in life without a "phone"
For text and WiFi calls - works great!😀
by Krotch341a on 2020/01/26 19:36
I have used this app for years (2015) on and off. They have continued to raise the bar... pictures deliver quickly and I haven’t heard a “bad” call in years. It just needs a healthy Wifi signal. Places like McDonald’s and Starbucks and the like. You can receive messages and put it on several phones. The one thing that makes this app stand far out from anything else is: I don’t know any other app that actually gives you a phone number. You get to choose it even 👍🏼 When I came to Portland with my Apple phone, it had a hard time interfacing with the GPS signal so I had to disconnect it from the network. Now I use the Wi-Fi and I have no problems ever. 👍🏼 For a monthly nominal fee -I can reserve my number indefinitely and enjoy “voicemail to text” which is so much better than listening to them. I highly recommend to young people, people starting over, really just anyone who needs a consistent phone number or message center. I turned off my network phone last spring and I have not missed it a bit (works best with apple phones tho)
Pinger had this a long time ago
by LeRoys IPhone on 2019/11/13 19:09
I had not used in a little bit of time but it had been just a bit under a month but I had lost a ton of minutes and text time was never able to recover but I guess possibly they could’ve and should have fixed it so lesson learned but it is a good way to have a second number without needing a phone with a dual SIM card and paying extra money every month for this but all in all was a great service that allowed you to get extra talk time through different means and with that being said I had never really had a bad connection or a problem with using the app so I definitely recommend it and I can only imagine it has gotten better. I had started using this service again and the only thing I did there surveys and I am still awaiting my minutes and nothing I think something needs to be fixed with there partners to get all these minutes straightened out.
Here are some facts.
by w1selabs on 2018/03/13 18:20
In the past, if you bought minutes and saved them up, then lost the number to not using it for 30 days, you were screwed. The number was free to anyone and fast. Since that experience many years ago, I use it everyday. Not sure if that’s all changed but that’s how you avoided problems back then with this app. Use it once a week even, but do use it or else. lol Besides “accidentally” opening the ad when I’m texting others (constantly), this app still provides a great service to whomever uses it. The voicemail features a top notch. Your options for the app are just as awesome. Once I got 100mbps WiFi it works as good as my landline. In 10mbps it works but with a strong delay and some issues. I can change my number anytime & if I don’t like who has my number I can block them or vanish. Perfect for avoiding stalkers and drama. 4 stars for latest updates. The devs are really getting it to perfection. 5 stars for the app in general. It’s FREE! I save so much money by including this app in my professional life. So I’m-not ever giving up on it. Try it out. You’ll see for yourself. THE RECENT 3 month old BAD NEWS: they have ads running pop up scripts that take over your screen and take you to your browser outside of the app. Whoever allowed it should be fired. Flat out. No explanations or excuses. Gone. I won’t use this until it’s fixed. VERY SUSPICIOUS BUSINESS.
Won't give it 1 star just because
by Still Lonely on 2018/01/07 21:54
I have used this app for a few years and finally feel I should review it. It was great. You do get what you pay for and it didn't cost me anything so it was wonderful being able to text or make calls free. I didn't always get the free minutes the the tap joy offers but I had time to waste so no big deal. I never wanted to rate it but now that I am unable to use it anymore I will say this: It was great when it worked. Update after update changing the appearance and including stickers (causing some dialogs to be lost upon update) and everything else was frustrating but the whole "free" part made it easy to deal with. Now with the most recent updates I could not send pics and now I can't even send a text without closing the app and starting again a few times. Now that it has been updated beyond use I give it 3 stars to give it credit for when it worked. I would give it 0 stars for the performance over the past few weeks. Looking for a replacement app after rating. Disappointed.
Overall Great App!
by G8dgetgirl on 2019/06/14 06:39
Pinger/Text Free is my go to app for a second line. The platform is simple and easy to use. The overall signal is as stable, as your wifi provides. They have a good selection of numbers from you to choose from, theres not an overwhelming amount of ads, Texting is free no matter what, however, You do need to add minutes for talk in which you have the option to pay for them, or you, can watch short video ads, and participate in consumer offers, free trials, opinions/surveys to accrue them. They make it very reasonable no matter which option you choose to get minutes. I personally dont participate in watching ads and taking surveys nor do i write reviews very often, and pinger has me doing both. Ha! Thanks pinger, keep up the good work
Just the best
by Kue-Ball-Tucson on 2019/01/11 22:09
Thanks Everyone. Even Sally’s Cat, Marshmallow helped on this one, I’m sure. Hands down, five stars, every time. There was a SMALL problem a few updates ago (I couldn’t SEND texts. They just seemed to not go nowhere. POOF! Gone. Limbo) but the cat (and the people) were on it, and they fixed it quickly and they even kept me in the loop, letting me know what they were doing about it. I think I appreciate that more than anything, really. I've tried several, but, hands down, Textfree and Pinger are by far... The Best Why? Simple: They Work. Period. They have come a long way to get the superb application you have here today. If you were to install the first release along side this one, you wouldn't BELIEVE the difference. Just one improvement after another, and I did use the first one when it was released, and you know what? It's better than anything else out there as well. Would I switch? Not a chance How much do I have to spend? Not a dime It works, it's free, it's user friendly, available cross platform (iOS and Droid or even PC and MacOS from a browser) What more can you ask? Tuc, Az
Tested App
by 5 Star Assessments on 2020/11/23 23:37
So I phoned the number given to me by this app from another phone... and it came through as caller unknown w/NO TELEPHONE NUMBER associated. So if you miss a call and no one left a VM, you may not find out who called. Then I called the app from the other phone and did see the app number pop up. Next, I sent a text from app to phone. It worked. Then a reply from phone to ping app and it also went through. Then I phoned the app again and this time it showed the phone number on the apps call ID. Strange and inconsistent. The quality of the call seemed to be great with only a 1 second lag. The next day I phoned an 800 number that will always be in service and an automated system recording should’ve been heard immediately but for some reason when I phoned from the Ping app it just rang and rang and rang, then finally a message that the number is no longer in service played. (Again, that number is Never going to be out of service and it was dialed correctly). I phoned the same number again immediately after by pressing REDIAL... and this time it went to the correct destination and the companies automated system was heard immediately after initial ring. I believe the app is useful and “user friendly”; However, It seems to be inconsistent. Looking forward to improvements.
When all else fails....
by CiaoBellina on 2018/11/28 22:49
I had to download an app that would allow me to reach family members who were on the same bill same cell company and even shared a feature where our line to lines are free. Not sure how my phone suddenly was unable to connect with texting or actual phone calls to them I found Textfree as I found myself in a frantic trying to reach my sons father n even my own mother. It downloaded within seconds, opened easily with directions so simple it was within at most 2 minutes to set up n connected me to both of those I was reaching out for frantically. Thanks to Textfree I was able to get messages and other vital information I needed to within minutes.
Mostly Reliable, and I’ve been using it for years
by Eciptussolipsi on 2019/12/16 21:31
I’m an American who travels a lot, and I’ve recently moved to the U.K. full time. These days you can mostly keep in touch with other services, but Facebook Messenger will only get you so far. I still have family in the US that use flip phones. I still have American credit cards, and an American bank account. Pinger has been my way to manage these calls and services for over five years now. The service isn’t amazing. I wouldn’t call it flashy, but calls rarely drop and the price really can’t be beat. I would recommend it to anyone travelling internationally, and in fact, I used to recommend it all the time when I sold phones for US Cellular.
Great for texting. Terrible for phone calls
by Shadowhawk176 on 2017/09/29 12:00
This app is great for texting, slick and scaled down user interface makes texting quick and easy, but when it comes to making phone calls, it can barely lock onto a signal and incoming calls often drop before they can connect. Takes way too long to receive a call. Often, by the time the app processes your button click to answer the call, the other party thinks you're not there and hangs up. There also needs to be a way to block calls. This results in much less confidence in giving out your phone number and thereby not using the phone number nearly as much as you would if you were able to block junk calls or annoying people.
Awesome App!
by Trevfad on 2018/11/02 06:26
So I LITERALLY was shot with a Shotgun this year (Nearly Tore My Arm Off) Lost My Job because they wouldn’t Let Me Work, Lost All My Money, Lost the Best thing in my Life Of ALL Though. That Was The Love Of My Life. She Left Me Not Too Long After. (She Has Her Reasons Which Is Okay.) But I have been unable to pay for my Phone for Months and Months. Found this app just this Week, Called My Ex With It Left a Voicemail and Then I Heard My Phone Ringing!!!! She Called Me Back. We Talked for a While. I Was Crying on The Phone, She asked me what was wrong, and I told her How Deeply I Had Missed The Sound Of Her Voice. I Hadnt Heard Her Sweet, Angelic Voice In LITERALLY Months. Its Been Torture. Id Rather Had Been Shot Again and Again than have delt with that. But Hearing Her Voice today and Tonight has made my Life soo much Better. God I Love That Woman. I Miss Her Soo Much. Thanks to this App I Was Able To Finally Speak With Her Though and Hear That Pretty Voice Again! Im Glad this App is on here, I Don't Know What Else I Would Have Done Without Hearing Her Voice. It Would Have Drove Me Completely Crazy Not Hearing Her Voice And Being All Alone.
Highly Recommend!
by Bdhoe on 2020/10/04 20:12
I would recommend this app to anyone! It does everything it says it will and more! I have used this app for years and it has never failed me. They have put a lot of time and hard work into this to make it what it is!!! I will never use anything else as long as they keep it simple and free as it has been since day one! It just gets better and better. It is free and you can use it as a backup number even if you have a real phone. There’s always some who don’t want to give out a real number so this is perfect for that. As long as you have a good connection, it will be clear and you will receive texts and calls in real time. You will also never miss a call or text even when you don’t have service or WiFi connection because once you connect back everything you have missed, it will show you, such as missed calls and/or text messages that you had not saw while you had no connection. At least give it a try, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you all at TextFree for this amazing app!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could!!!!!
LOVE
by TeenSkino on 2019/01/10 18:01
I absolutely love this app. I’ve had it since 2012. I use this when I don’t want people to have my number. I also used it as my number when I was using my iPod as a phone in college over the WiFi. Super great back up number. I love it. Incoming calls, text are all free. If someone else has the app it’s free. Outgoing you have to pay for minutes but you can easily just watch a video and earn them for free if you don’t care to spend any money. The only thing I don’t like that they just started is that you HAVE to use the app monthly in order to keep your same number but that’s literally the only downfall. Definitely a 5 Star App!
Great for the last 6 years
by 33yearsaviking on 2019/02/07 21:06
I have been living internationally now for the last 5 years and Pinger has allowed me to keep up with my family and friends. Especially the ones who require a direct line to contact. I am able to easily call about financial, medical, and travel anywhere I have a connection while having a US phone number as a contact. But most of all my grandparents who are still figuring out their smart phones can just dial a familiar number to say hi. It's free if someone calls you!!! Your minutes are only charged if you call. 800 numbers are free as well.
It’s not very good
by firekorty🐱 on 2019/07/03 21:16
I still have it because it’s the only was I can text 2 of my friends and honestly it’s not free you have to watch videos to get calling minutes and you have to buy unlimited minutes if you want to call without have to watch a ton of videos. You get like 5 minutes each video and you have to have enough minutes or your cut off of calling until you have enough. It should be called text cheap not text free! And it’s very glitchy! I don’t really recommend this app if you don’t have to use it to text your friends or something like that. Try some other app and developers hint fix the glitches and make this app more free please. Take my word for it you’ll have way better reviews. GameNinja8708
Best kept secret
by Brerfrase on 2020/02/02 02:28
Pinger offers a seriously good phone and messenger app and because it is free it keeps that dream of independence alive, that a good WiFi signal is all you need for your iPad — you seriously could get by with spending a dime for data plans through sprint etc, if you could like the old days duck into a place with free WiFi (think phone booth) to make connections. You really could. Of course with cellphone plans you rarely use pinger but you could so easily if you had an ounce of courage to cut that data cord. Oh, and international calls are also free. As good as whats app. Better.
para texting
by kazimir eli on 2018/08/26 04:30
My best friend Josh and I are very close. We’re both poets, and we’re both apart of the same poetry group online. I use TextFree in order to communicate with other group members & him as well, in order to send/receive pieces of writing & work from others. I can’t send/receive long/large texts, because for some reason it splits it into multiple different texts which makes it extremely difficult to copy & share work with. Whether it be recipient or sender, long messages are always cut into multiple texts which are frustrating. I want to be able to receive/send text messages without it splitting it into multiple ones. Normal iMessage doesn’t do it, but my TextFree app definitely does. Help?
So sad to say I may have to delete
by Glowbug916 on 2019/04/19 06:39
So I have had the same number for years. I actually have like 1400 minutes on this. I absolutely loved it. I used it as a second businessline for years and in the event of phone service being off I can still make emergency calls/texts. It has saved me time and time again when I locked my phone in my car or when it was lost and I needed to call it from my tablet. But after all these years I think I have to switch even though I have so many minutes. Because I nolonger get text messages. I mainly get quotes for my business via texts.... but not now. Its been months and theres no update or anything. This was the only one that actually rang through when ppl called also. The other ones never rings. So I guess I-have to go to another company. 😢😤😤🤯
I love this app
by brookiebug2009 on 2019/01/22 02:43
I like this app a lot because I can text my friends and family and call them without having to get on messenger because I have an iPod but I only gave it a four star rating because when you watch the video to get free minutes which I love you only get one or two minutes which I think you should at least three or four because my family right now can’t afford to give me a real phone so I would also like if it would not take inernet to text and call people especially my family if I have an emergency or something so that’s all I’d like to change. Other than that the app is pretty good
I never got my mins that I earned.
by Torhuu1 on 2018/10/21 08:34
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 canceled my last purchase from this app. Such a scam. This is not legit app.
No Good For Calls Now
by BluesdayTuesday on 2019/06/08 14:48
Ever since latest update which tells me “textfree is now pinger” i cannot make calls. When i make a call i cannot hear anything. The only thing tech support could tell me was to delete and reinstall the app. But I cannot do that, because that will delete all my texts from over 72 hours ago (their servers don’t store them) & i need to keep those texts. I would rate you NO STARS for this bs if i could. And even though my app that i cannot complete a phone call from is now called pinger, the app store has another app called text free which seems to be the exact app i had before they changed it to pinger. But i won’t try installing that one either now. I no longer trust your company. One update ruined my entire experience and opinion of you. I hope it was worth it
Use to work, but doesn't anymore
by Austin blade on 2017/09/13 10:00
Like others, this app was working fine until the newest update. Now the microphone doesn't work. I can hear people but they can't hear me. Every time I make a call. I seen in other reviews that the developer says email I guess the developer and they will check it out. That makes no sense. If they read the reviews then they should be fixing the problem. Not expect an email to get it checked out. Fix the problem. It's that simple. I've been using this app since 2011. I never once had this kind of problem till now. I don't want a reply that says if you email us at... blah blah blah... we will check it out. No! You people do regular updates. Update this and fix the bugs or whatever the problem is. No emails should be necessary or anything like that.
The Best
by Nerox1337 on 2018/11/15 18:12
This is the best calling app on the market love this app. With this app I could have two phone numbers great app anyone that’s looking to get a app to make calls this is the one you need....! the only one Textfree app. It doesn’t cost you anything to try it. If you wanna get free minutes all you have to do is watch a 15 to 30 second video and you get like two free minutes. Watching videos your minutes add up or you could buy minutes. Anyway don’t take my word for it just try it and you’ll will see that’s why I gave it a five star rating.
Turn your regular iPad into a smartphone
by Sminky63 on 2020/04/14 21:19
I’ve been using Pinger for a few years, now. Aside from free texting, you can inexpensively (and sometimes free) acquire voice minutes to make calls. The voice quality is clear, if you are on a good wifi network. These are nice features, as I am still using a good old fashioned flip phone when away from home (I don’t text in the car or when on the go). Why buy a expensive smartphone when you can turn your regular iPad into one for nearly nothing?
Approval for the most part
by BonitaBrown on 2019/08/24 01:22
I love the texting program and service ...plus phone if needed. But, I did not like it when They dropped my phone number, for whatever reason after about 10 years, out of the blue, and I couldn’t get a hold of anybody in customer service. Then, I had to set up for a brand new number. Then they asked if I wanted to pay like five bucks a month to keep that number permanently. I said I did. But I’ve never seen a payment request for it.I like them, but they don’t read comments and they don’t follow through and customer service. So that’s a major ding.
Needs fixing!
by Mlg12347 on 2020/10/09 01:29
When it was text free and before the recent update and it changed to pinger on my phone I used to be able to turn the app off. I loved this feature because I only use this app with my sons father who harasses me. He has no problem calling and texting 100 times a day (I’m under estimating it) and at all hours of the day/night. So I appreciated that I was able to turn off the sounds and he didn’t wake me up all night long. Now, no matter if I turn the microphone and sounds off in the settings it still rings when he calls. I don’t know how to fix this but please help, otherwise I’m in for months of sleepless nights.
Extremely Useful But bugs from new update
by Roo101lalalalala on 2017/11/08 02:55
It's a super useful app, especially if you don't want to pay for a month by month cellular plan. The new simplified esign looks great too! But there seems to be a bug when making a call. When someone calls you, it sounds loud even though you aren't on speaker with them, and when you do turn on speakers, it's turns so quiet you can barely hear it. I also wish that I didn't have to keep refreshing to see a text appearing even though I got the notification for it. Other than that, great app! Keep up with the updates.
Thank God
by shystee_me on 2019/09/17 17:12
I need help, sense the iOS 12 update I can’t get into my Pinger account. I have so many mins in my account and it won’t open anymore. It’s crashes!!! I use my Pinger app all the time and I am lost with out it. PLEASE help me. I don’t want to go to another app but if there is not a fix I may be forced to. Ok so now that the update had happened. Everything is back to tip top service like it use to be. I was worried for very short period of time that it would not ever return back to top from. I even tried another app. And it was ok...just ok!m
I like the App
by Ginabeans77 on 2019/10/06 21:12
Anyone who would like this app is kind a like me I call my mom I call my dad I called Mike Kimmy and I also call my Nanny my Uncle Ken my call my cousi anyone who would like this app is kind a like me I call my mom I call my dad I called Mike Kimmy and I also call my Nanny my Uncle Ken and I call my cousin I call everyone on it I can text and I’m only A little age I know this might be a little bit weird but all of this I’m saying is real my play room I asked my mom if I put on was good I only call right now so please don’t leave a message till this just like the app and 😎
ThankU from the bottom of my heart!
by Amgie on 2019/04/10 18:05
2010, I was homeless. I forced myself to be separated from my ex fiancé. I crashed my car. I quit my job because of my child(lack of daycare/barely know anyone in California). I was limited in cash to survive. My phone service got disconnected. TextFree has save my life. I go to Starbucks to get WiFi, to be able to find new jobs. I use my iphone04 to check my emails and websites. Thank you for helping the community to have free access of texting/1800 numbers in coming calls, etc:) #power2You! #makeGreatAmericaAgain!
Inaccurate description
by Candii Ann ;) on 2018/07/25 10:21
UPDATE: I emailed the developer at the email they provided in response to my review and again still never got a response. You don’t receive minutes for half the videos watched-if it doesn’t have an X to close the ad you will not be rewarded. I sent this problem to them as well with no response. They only seem to respond to negative reviews! Still missing almost 100 minutes from completing a paid offer. When you make a phone call-if the person does not answer, it will show 0:06 seconds, but take an entire minute each time. They also charge for calling 1-800 numbers when it clearly stated they are FREE! It used to be a good app, now it’s just a scam. I emailed twice and still have yet to get a response.
Easy to use and free!
by alwxandria221 on 2018/07/24 14:10
Yes there are some adds but it’s nice to be able to text people from a random number and delete the number if anything happens. VS someone having your personal number forever. I use this for clients that really want a cell number but I don’t want my personal messages getting mixed in with business. I can also disable notifications for the app so if I don’t want to be notified of work for a day, I turn off notifications and check my messages when I’m ready!
New Update Problems
by ChrisFromHell57 on 2018/08/07 21:47
I would give this 5 stars if not for the minor annoyance the new update causes me. The app worked fine before the update. I mainly use it to group message my friends. However, in the newest update, the app doesn't display the names of the people in the group chat, only their numbers. With four other people in the chat besides me, it's sometimes hard to tell who is saying what. Please fix. Edit: New update fixed the problem. 5 stars without hesitation!
So Far So Good
by Sleepingstudents on 2018/01/30 17:09
I tried using nextplus on my iPad recently. And it really sucked. I wouldn't get notified when my girlfriend texted me and it wouldn't show new messages most of the time. This is working so so much better. My only problem is the app likes to freeze up and then close on its own. It's done this maybe 7 times since I got it last night. But I love that I get credits as soon as I downloaded it and that I can send my videos to my friends of my violin rehearsals. I'm not sure if it's me causing the freeze ups or the app. But if would love to know about it getting fixed!
Odd problem?
by funky friends talk on 2018/10/03 12:05
Hey, text free people!👋🏼 I like your app a lot! It makes it so that I can text and talk to my friends that don’t have apple devices, as far as I know, Samsung can get this app too. I’m not sure about other brands, but I’m sure it would work very well also. The one downside is that I can’t send more than one picture at a time, this is really annoying when I have a whole days worth of pics to send to my friends.😩 If you are looking to get this app, please remember this. Although I can receive more than one picture at a time, I can’t send more than one picture at a time. Other than that one slight problem everything it great!😍 I do get occasional calls from numbers that I do not know, but all’s good. The ads aren’t bothersome either like I’ve seen in other apps. Thank you for a wonderful app, but please, if you can, address the problem with not sending more than one picture.
So so..
by kimpex on 2019/09/14 05:49
I use this app very much for about 2.5 years and counting... I noticed that it hangs a lot... when i just click on the app it takes a while before i can click or do anythin.. then it works... this started happenin after of the app update.. ALSO, my main concern is that I want to retrieve my messages from when I just started using it 2.5years ago.. If I scroll up too much the app crashes... regarding to app hanging n freezin.. my iphone xr is up to date.. i hAve uninstall/reinstall the app... Im just getting a little frustrated with it... cuz when im tryin to respond to someone i hve to wait like 1 mins before the app can be active..
Great free phone App
by jenelee88 on 2019/07/04 18:20
I’ve been using this app like 5 years now and it’s not perfect but it’s close to it and it works great. Voices are heard clearly and I definitely will keep using it for as long at it remains the same..what’s great about this is that the person you are texting or calling doesn’t have to have the same app to be able to use..u can tex anybody on any phone service and it will does require them to have pinger in order to receive pics or messages it’s great!!! I love that
Nice Calling App, but one big problem
by Independent Thinker 12345 on 2020/02/02 10:49
I live abroad and rely on this and other apps for calls back to the States. I like the app and pay monthly to keep a dedicated number. The one issue I have with the app is that the “speaker phone” feature seems to work very poorly. When I turn on the speaker phone, the person I’m talking to can barely hear me. I don’t have reason to suspect it is an issue with my hardware, as my speaker phone works fine on other calls / apps. If they fix this issue, I’d be much more likely to recommend the app.
Good overall
by Alito220472 on 2019/11/30 04:18
Great app. I love to have a virtual phone number that does not compromise my actual number. Great when selling or buying stuff online as a temporary contact number. You can get air time by watching ads which is great!! The biggest downside I have experienced is that the app on my phone (iPhone 6+) does not ring for incoming calls and texts. I’m not sure why but it is been a consistent problem with all my IOS devices so I hope a fix for that arrives soon. Needless to say that notification for the app is open but still no rings.
Nice when you need a second number
by Hoot_scootaloo on 2019/04/06 05:17
This app is really handy when You need a second number. Just as long as you keep the number working by texting once a month. I do it at least once a week just to be safe. My only problem with the app is that so you may get a number that was previously used (like mine) and you get constant calls about collections and random people messaging for someone who used to have the number
It works well!
by MN Pinger Review on 2020/04/16 15:32
I created a pinger so that I didn’t have to give my personal cell phone out to people that I deal with in the realm of my work. This has allowed me to have one phone and be able to have two separate numbers. I always know when the call or text is coming from Pinger that it’s someone from work. The only reason I have it 4 stars instead of 5 is that 30-35% is the time I use it for calls there’s a really poor connection on my end and will sometimes just break off the call.
Great, my primary phone
by tampico-chan on 2018/01/31 02:37
I don’t use a real phone and this has been my primary way of contacting people for over 5 years. All of my issues were fixed with the different version of the app. I’m not positive why there are two versions in the App Store, but whatever people need I guess. One thing though, you guys used to do Doodle Buddy which I love and still have, but I know some people who are really bummed you can’t download it anymore. Any chance that could ever come back..? XD
Awesome app!
by 1837203 on 2018/12/10 19:08
I purchase my iPhone 8+ last December and since I paid almost $1k for it, I didn’t want to have any bills. Especially because I have WiFi most places I’m at! So I’ve been using textfree the whole time and it’s perfect. My job has this number, my recruiter, my family. And I never have any problems! Using this has saved me over 700$ if I would have been paying for service all these months since I got my phone! So god bless!
Absolute garbage
by Paigey on 2017/11/27 02:46
Do not download! It's a click bait ad scam, the text service offered never works because the app will constantly close out and try to FORCE you to download third party apps. Anything you tap will redirect you to the App Store. Scam. Poor quality texting experience and outgoing/incoming calls are hardly comprehensible and sounds like you are under water. They make you use the app or lose your number. So basically you HAVE to click ads to use their service, even if you pay monthly to "remove ads". That is an illegal way to offer services for "free". They also sell your information because I have never had problems until shortly after singing up for textfree.
Calling & Receiving Calls
by Keys.Universe on 2019/10/14 20:38
I really appreciate how efficient it was to pay for minutes using my Apple account however, the service through the app isn’t as up-to-par as I like sometimes people can’t hear me or there’s feedback and I have great service on using my actual phone service/outside of app so I understand why that is? Also when people call I think it vibrates or ring when my phone is open in use than locked. Overall this app has been so helpful.
A great extra line
by yodagee on 2018/05/12 14:22
Every time I'm in good Wi-Fi I get a great call. Thanks text free. I have sensitivity issues with the computer and have a basic phone as my service provider, but I can't receive pictures or multimedia text on it. Being able to use an iPhone more like a tablet and turn it off while it's not being used but being able to receive picture texts and multimedia text through text free is a great blessing.
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