I'm changing my review to 1 star because you can't even make any calls with it now. Ever time you try to make a call it drops it automatically, it's useless now. I did have it rated at 5 stars, not anymore. I don't know what happened to it, but it won't even work at all now. Don't even bother downloading this app anymore. I seen on the reviews I'm certainly not the only one. It keeps saying I don't have a good WiFi connection, funny how I'm standing right next to my router?? Useless now, don't bother.
What are the new features of the new update? I don't see anything changed. A change log to be posted would be useful. Other than that 5 stars. One mention for those who complain about phone calls: you need not only high speed download but also high speed upload. Some internet providers brag they offer high speed but it's only for downloading. Check your uploading speed too. I also noticed that when you change from wifi to LTE or viceversa sometimes calls are not received. They go straight to voicemail. So try to stick with wifi or LTE only when you use Textnow.
This "App" SUCKS BIG TIME! It won't allow me to make ANY phone calls AT ALL!!! I keep dialing the numbers repeatedly and it keeps dropping the call before it even goes through.... I am UNINSTALLING this garbage unless the devs can convince me to do otherwise....... I HATE THIS APP!
Sometimes it doesn't ring on my app when someone calls me. It rings on their end and goes to voicemail. But never rings on my end. The voicemail showed up only after i got the 2nd phone call. I need this fixed. And need it fixed now or I'm going to have to find something else. It works good besides that. Fix it. Or I move on.
I tested this totally free app for five weeks over full wifi. The text works great. But... Most calls in or out were dropped in less than three minutes. Some inbound calls never rang, and some outbound calls rang only for a minute or less. No call allowed conversation longer than 3 minutes.
The app works flawlessly for phone calls and texting. Texting works great on low quality wifi connections but for phone calls you will obviously want more bandwidth at their disposal. The people complaining are probably trying to make calls from their cars while snaking free wifi from McDonald's. Great app and great service!
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Best texting app with text free & free call via a second real phone number.
Free calls & free SMS text with cheap International calls & Free US phone number