TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited

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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.

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Privacy policy: https://www.textnow.com/privacy
Terms of use: https://www.textnow.com/terms
Updated on
Jul 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
1.12M reviews
B Acemaster
July 5, 2022
Great app for free calling and texts. The ads are a pain sometimes but well worth the free phone service for sure. $1 later (a one time flat fee for the sim card) and I've got the same service I was paying $130 a month for T-mobile.. and the service is better most areas too. For an extra $10 I can get all the data I need for streaming music and wifi covers the rest.
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Christian Guerrero
June 11, 2022
Works great for the most part until you use it on wifi mode. Once you go there, text delivery efficacy becomes intermittent and the app flat-out REFUSES to act right. It's as though someone has infiltrated and hacked into my phone. Fortunately, I'm no DIRTY TWEAKER, so I (would like to think that I) know better. Or, do I? Please attempt to fix at your convenience. In the meantime I will window shop for competitor apps that provide the service they claim to provide. Many thanks!
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TextNow, Inc.
June 13, 2022
Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your texting 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.
Jean Souza
June 21, 2022
Out of data notification is too agressive, nagging you every time you interact with the app. Add free+ is broken, I am shown adds on 2G plan. Great audio and video quality. Needs integration with Google assistant and Android auto. Documentation needs an urgent update. Support is very good. Adds with sound are ruining the experience. App needs more buttons to give user more freedom to make account, device, and SIM changes without having to call support. Keep up the good work. Thanks!
506 people found this review helpful
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TextNow, Inc.
June 17, 2022
Hi there, We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble, thanks for letting us know. Can you please provide all details of your issues and email community@textnow.com? We’d like to find out how we can help improve your experience.

What's new

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