TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited

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1.39M 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 30, 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

1.27M reviews
May 12, 2024
Half the time I can't answer it because the "talk" button doesn't respond. It keeps hanging up and muting my conversations because the designers put the mute and hang up button right where my head rests. And the resources are never available for the app to work smoothly and continuously. I would switch to another app but I use it as my direct phone number. The app offers sms and phone access and voicemail. I love this. And If you can fix these issues it will be great.
25 people found this review helpful
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TextNow, Inc.
May 17, 2024
Hey there, we apologize for the inconvenience of the unresponsive talk button. Please email us at community@textnow.com with further details so we can assist you with this issue.
Zyone Bookc
April 25, 2024
Ok I've used textnow for years and used to love it. Even now compared to other apps I would still recommend it. However, I'm not sure what's going on with them now. Now I call other textnow people, the sound just stops. the timer keeps going but neither can hear the other. Also, ads pop up in the middle of a call and shuts down the call also blocking audio. People are sending me pictures and videos that I never get and vice versa. My internet is 500mgbs. Def some issues nowadays
129 people found this review helpful
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TextNow, Inc.
April 26, 2024
Hey there, we are sorry you are having issues with phone calls now. 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.
Jessica B
March 7, 2024
Update: 5 -> 3. They've started letting companies get full screen ads that if you touch anywhere on the ad it begins auto downloading the app, even if it's at the very bottom of your screen where the menu is. Incredibly annoying. Original: Calls and texts actually work and are free. A lot of ads and drains the battery, but eh. I still find it very useful.
1,177 people found this review helpful
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TextNow, Inc.
March 7, 2024
Hey Jessica, thanks for your review. We apologize that you are experiencing that with the ads displayed in our app. If you could, please email us at community@textnow.com with video capture of the ad that is auto-downloading an app on your phone, and we can investigate that!

What's new

New & Noticeable:
Added the ability to save credit card information during checkout to use for future purchases.
New & Not-so Noticeable:
Fixed an issue causing outgoing call duration to show as ‘0s’.
Fixed ‘invalid email address’ error during sign-up.
Made other minor bug fixes and performance improvements.