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.

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
Nov 20, 2023

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

1.22M reviews
Deborah L. Gabrielson
October 30, 2023
I am reinstalling on another device. Have too! I love TextNow, and plan to keep my number, to always be able to be contacted! The only thing is that I found a problem with is the voice mail, which didn't work at all! And due to the automatic phone management for apps that requires on top. Which is no longer able to be changed to allow! Therefore I am not able to receive notifications_ I hope that this rating, allows for help with being able to overcome and fix this!
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TextNow, Inc.
May 28, 2020
Hi Deborah, In order to help improve your experience with TextNow we'll need to get some clarification to determine how we can help with any issues you're experiencing. Please email community@textnow.com with more details for additional assistance.
Jarrod Kailef
November 4, 2023
I've used this for about half a year, and I've finally decided to ininstall it. This app is a good idea with poor execution. The ads are interruptive and annoying, but given the service costs them money to run I was willing to accept it. However I learned that they won't let you receive 2FA text messages unless you are subscribed. Subscribing is extremely expensive, you could get literal second phone for the price of the subscription. (A cheap one, but still) So, sadly, it's time to move on.
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TextNow, Inc.
November 6, 2023
Thanks for the feedback. We are always looking at ways to improve and will take your comment into consideration.
Pikapower Kirby
November 19, 2023
It's a solid app, and I've been using it for a while. Being able to get a compatible SIM card for it is really cool too! EDIT: I've been having a really frustrating issue, mainly on wifi but sometimes not, where my keyboard will pop in and out when TextNow is trying to load a banner ad or an ad between my messages. Sometimes this even erases whatever I was typing and it is infuriating. I'm also so sick of getting practically spammed with notifications to be more active or risk losing my number.
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TextNow, Inc.
October 16, 2023
Hi there, thanks for your review! 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 and noticeable:
- Squished a bug that would show a "missed call"message for a text.
New and not-so-noticeable:
- Optimization, minor bug fixes, and performance and stability improvements.