TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited

Contains adsIn-app purchases
1.38M reviews
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About this app

Call and text for free with TextNow, the free phone service with over 100 million users, now including Free Essential Data.

Staying connected shouldn’t stress you out. With the TextNow app, you can get nationwide talk, text and data coverage from the nation’s largest 4G LTE & 5G network, without having to worry about bills.

Get a new phone number free with the US area code of your choice (or use the phone number you already have) and start calling and texting freely to anywhere in the US and Canada.


Stay connected with the TextNow free Wi-Fi calling and texting app, or order a TextNow SIM card to freely call, text, and use some apps without having to connect to Wi-Fi.


TextNow is the ONLY phone service provider that gives you data completely FREE. With the always-free plan, you can access apps that are essential to keep you connected while on-the-go, including email, maps, and rideshare apps. Check and send emails, get directions, and order an Uber or Lyft from anywhere without paying for a data plan. Simply order a SIM card to get started.


We believe you should only pay for the data you use. That’s why we’re the ONLY provider with super flexible hourly, daily, and monthly plans. Start and stop one of our low-cost options with just a few taps in the app, starting as low as $0.99. No contracts, no commitments, just easily accessible data that you only have to pay for when you want it.


Use the TextNow calling and text messaging app as a free second phone line. It’s another extra phone line (business phone or 2nd line) on your device with free calls and free text messages.


Are your friends and family overseas? TextNow offers low-cost international calls to Mexico, Canada and 230+ countries with rates starting at less than $0.01 per minute.


• Free calling, free texting, and free essential data – always.

• Call and text for free immediately when you download the TextNow app

• Get nationwide coverage with a TextNow SIM card, and talk and text without Wi-Fi

• Get a local phone number or use your existing number. Area codes from most metro areas in the US available.

• Voice call, direct message, SMS message, picture and video messenger to the US or Canada for free.

• Unlimited data plans with hourly, daily, and monthly options give you flexible internet coverage. Only pay when you want it.

• Use across multiple devices including your computer or tablet, and effortlessly access calls and texts whenever you need them.

• International calls with low-cost options to over 230 countries.

• Voicemail to text audio transcription and conference calling.


There are no yearly or monthly fees to use TextNow. We partner with brands to pay for your phone service (so you don’t have to) with in-app ads. Ads won’t interrupt your experience. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a subscription to remove them.


• Passcode for safe and private texting and calling

• Caller ID

• Signatures: add a personalized signature to each text

• Customizable free text tones, call tones, ringtones, vibrations and phone backgrounds

• Quick Reply to speedily respond to friends

• A home screen widget for instant use

• Text from your computer and seamlessly synchronize with your mobile device via textnow.com

So, what are you waiting for? Download the app and take control of your phone service, starting today.

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Privacy policy: https://www.textnow.com/privacy

Terms of use: https://www.textnow.com/terms
Updated on
Apr 3, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 4 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.26M reviews
Austin Pixler
April 13, 2024
Very disappointed with their greed. I originally found this app because I was going through a tough time, and found this to be a great option. It was fantastic! Sure there were some ads you had to watch but no big deal. My favorite part was even though I had free text and call I could buy unlimited data for a day for $2.99. Well all the good perks are now gone and it's $40 a month minimum for any kind of data now. This was a perfect option for me, but now I will return to mint mobile.
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TextNow, Inc.
April 16, 2024
Hi Austin, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are constantly striving to enhance our service to cater to our users' unique requirements. Occasionally, we may modify the pricing and availability of our data plans and other in-app purchases based on the feedback we receive.
Ava Burke
April 17, 2024
very good app with affordable ad free+ subscription that allows for codes. I subtracted a star because ads are very hard to close once the (x) key appears. The x key is so tiny that I had to get the subscription just so that I don't get sent to the Google Play Store every time I try to hit the x to continue to the app. Still a very good app for free WiFi calling and has a great call quality outside of problems with ad system.
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April 19, 2024
What can I say, this app gives you the ability to send text messages and make phone calls for free long as you're in range of a WiFi signal. Input your desired area code prefix and you can even keep using the same dedicated phone number. I used this service many times in emergency situations without a regular working phone, it's a legit life saver for real....
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What's new

New & Noticeable:
- No new features this week but keep checking this space for future announcements.
New & Not-so Noticeable:
- Fixed video playback issues, addressed reported app crashes, and made additional performance and stability improvements.