TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited

Contains adsIn-app purchases
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About this app

Join the more than 100 million people who phone smarter, with free texting, free calling, and free nationwide coverage with TextNow!

Communication should be without limits. Stay connected to what matters most with unlimited texting and calling, without the bill. Download the TextNow app, pick a free phone number (or bring your own) with the US area code of your choice, and start calling and texting now.

Nationwide Talk & Text, Without the Phone Bill
Cut the cord from your mobile phone company! Get a TextNow SIM card to access the same nationwide network with the same coverage as the big carriers, without the bill! Now there’s a smarter way to phone, with our ad-supported, zero-cost Nationwide Talk & Text app, so you can talk and text freely from anywhere in the US.

Affordable High-Speed Data
Your phone needs can change, and TextNow has you covered. With low-cost data add-ons, you can get mobile data and go anywhere. No commitments, only pay for the data you need when you need it.

Add a Second Number to Your Phone
Need more privacy? Want to keep your personal life separate from your business? Use the TextNow calling and messaging app as free local 2nd phone number. Boost your status with your friends or mint some new ones by using a second phone number from TextNow on your favorite social apps. It’s another private phone line on your device with free calls and free text messages.

Cheap International Calling
Are your friends and family overseas? TextNow offers low-cost international calls to over 230 countries. Stay connected longer with rates starting at less than $0.01 per minute.

WiFi or Mobile Calling? Why Not Both!
Does your mobile signal need a boost? No problem! TextNow lets you use your real phone number over WiFi. Or get the same great service on our nationwide mobile network with a TextNow SIM card.

Why TextNow?

  • Get a local phone number or bring your own! Area codes from most metro areas in the US available.

  • Make and receive unlimited voice calls, texts and video or picture messages to the USA or Canada for free!

  • Use across multiple devices – send unlimited messages and make calls on your computer or tablet, then access them from your phone while on the go!

  • Discover the new way to phone with Unlimited Nationwide Talk & Text with a TextNow SIM card – starting at $0.

  • Need data? Get affordable, flexible data add-ons, whenever you want.

  • Call internationally with our low-cost calling options to over 230 countries.

  • Voicemail transcription and conference calling.

  • Turn your WiFi enabled tablets and computers into a phone.

Is TextNow free?
There are no yearly or monthly fees. Our service is ad-supported, with no cost to the user. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a subscription to remove them. Users can access our free wireless network with a one-time purchase of a TextNow SIM card, allowing users to call and text without the need for WiFi.

Features Standard for All Users

  • Passcode to keep messages safe and private

  • Caller ID

  • Google Smart Lock (no need to remember your password)

  • Signatures: add a personalized signature to each text

  • Customizable text-tones, ringtones, vibrations and 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 get phone service without the bill with unlimited texts, voice calls and much, much more over both WiFi and wireless.

Follow us on Social for the latest news and offers:
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Twitter - @TextNow

Privacy policy: https://www.textnow.com/privacy
Terms of use: https://www.textnow.com/terms
Updated on
Dec 6, 2022

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 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
1.19M reviews
Benjamin Blume
December 4, 2022
Works great! The only complaint is the ads.. for the price, it is definitely worth it to have a phone number that can be used anywhere, not just where Wi-Fi is available. The free version has to have Wi-Fi to use but for a small very acceptable fee, you can use it anywhere and it gives you mobile data plan! This is second to none for a app to use besides my main phone service carrier. I rely on this if my service laps and cancels due to non-payment. All around great app and premium is ad free..
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Baby Girl
December 3, 2022
I would rate TextNow a 3.8 of it was possible. It's one of, if not, the best free calling/texting apps I've tried. My two major issues with the app are the large quantity of ads and the speed at which the app operates(which can be a snails pace alot of times). However I could pay a small monthly fee to rid the app of all it's ads. So other than the few complaints the features of the app are amazing. Especially being able to sync your service carriers messages and contacts seamlessly to the app.
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Caleb Morazi
November 28, 2022
Update: here's a great feature they just added: pop up ads after every call! But wait there's more! If you accidentally tap the ad it downloads automatically. There are two things you'd expect from a phone app: answering incoming calls and hanging up when the call is over. This app does neither well. Sometimes it won't hang up at all. Tried updating the app, reinstalling, rebooting phone. Still happening. This is on top of the invasive ads and the poor reception/echoing on the other end.
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TextNow, Inc.
August 21, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your calling concerns. If you haven't already, we suggest updating the app to the most recent version, and making sure all of your permissions are turned on for the TextNow app. If you still require assistance, please write to us at community@textnow.com.

What's new

New & Noticeable:
- No new features this week, but keep watching this space for further announcements.

New and Not-so Noticeable:
- Under-the-hood optimizations, UI polishing, stability improvements and minor bug eradications.