TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited Positive Reviews
First rate free number text and call app and I’ve tried a lotAs a former Verizon employee I got brain washed with the higher the bill the better the service . Nothing like like having no money coming to force you to trim your bills . Knowing what I know I realized there are too many resellers,so all the services are pretty much the same so In the five years sine I kept trying to get the best service for the least amount of money I was trying everything from voip with phone apps like magic jack to freedom pop no money plan .i was in pursuit of getting quality services cheaper and cheaper that’s how I ended up in the free call arena I wanted to spend less time with my phone I
Liked the apps that enabled me to turn my iPad mini into a phone . And this one by far is the best one I have come across quality service I talk for four hours the first night my Mom’s new Verizon Iphone died before my mini did and she had no idea I was on a free line . I like you can choose your own number I like the are no credits to buy or earn so it’s truly unlimited text and calls and it worked great with my home WiFi as well as my WiFi connect from my work phone I’m very pleased with this app..Version: 20.22.0
Text Now ReviewI absolutely love the text no app! It’s convenient and steady. FMy family and I have used it for 5 years! What I like about bout text now is the fact that no matter what , I can always access it through any device I choose to use whenever I choose to use it! Another great thing about text now is when I do have to access it through a secondary device all my info and previous messages are still there! That is super convenient being I lose everything especially phone numbers and messages! But text now keeps all that stored and it’s accessible to me 24/7. Sometimes paying my and my family’s phone bills can be very stressful at times because it’s expensive and I’m not able to get all of them payed at the same time. So having text now as a back up or second number. I along with my children Can assure my friends and family that they’re still able to contact me through texting or calling. Thanks text now!🤗.Version: 9.17.1
This used to be my favorite texting app...I’ve been a TextNow user for many years, ever since 2011, and haven’t run into so much trouble until recently when their ads just became unbearable. I believe in ads and have even tried buying their service several times. However, the ads are ruining the experience. Whenever I enter the app and tap on a contact and begin to type a message the app just freezes. I sometimes end up calling my boss on accident due to the horrible lag. The actual texting and calling is good otherwise. The texting is far better than the calling at times. I have unlimited data, but this apps can go from working great to not working at all in seconds. I can see that it’s the ads causing all the issues. My fix would be to have ads take up less data or use less ads or use a better way to get these ads on the app. Please fix this devs. It gets very confusing and frustrating when I can’t use the app due to all the ads. I will try to get a plan to remove the ads, but the normal service is advertised as free. I do hope you can fix the interface to run smoothly once again. I will return to the app when it gets better..Version: 9.8.1
Amazing quality!!I had text now app for a long while and then I caught wind of their free cell service, I ordered a sim card and I installed it in my iPhone and activated it. Once I activated the sim card I went down the street and I was able to make and receive high quality audio calls and the texts send and receive fast, you truly get free cell service yes $0.00 with no WiFi I am able to call and text this is a wonderful thing!! I decided to transfer my cell number over to TextNow and it was a smooth and pleasant process that took less then 24 hours!! I transferred my number from Straight Talk to TextNow.
There is no cell data included with the free plan but that’s ok with me I’ll just use the internet on WiFi, although if you wanted cell data TextNow has affordable options.
What’s the catch you say ? There are ads that pop up from time to time when you call or text but besides that there is no catch!!
I highly recommend this it’s great.Version: 20.13
Could be betterI am not sure if it is my phone, or the phones of my contacts. At times, even when I seem to send them messages, they inform me that they do not receive them. Or when I call them, they say they do not receive a record of me calling them. I like the style and interface of the app, it is very appealing, but it is just these small inconveniences that make the experience troublesome. One feature that I would love to see is that when you send someone a message/text, that there would be a little notification that says “John has seen your message” or a simple little “seen” notification. Like on Instagram messaging. That would make this app much better, and would restore my confidence in it. It is a great app, and I would take it over any other competitor, just fix these things, and add that feature, and I would eagerly share with more of my friends and family. Thank you! 😁.Version: 9.11.0
Amazing but...I live for this app! Occasionally, you can use the number for other apps as well! I personally like using this number that I have on here for apps instead of my personal one. But for all good things there comes a bad. Random people have gotten a hold of my number and started calling me at random times. They will literally non-stop text and call me sometimes. I have no clue how they’ve gotten my phone number. But besides the random people texting you time to time, if you have the patience to deal with it like me, I definitely recommend this app. If the people do contact you, just report and block.
Thank you for reading my review! If you’re considering getting this app, I think you definitely should.
Note that not all the numbers you get on this app will work for other apps, I learned that when I made another number :).Version: 20.21.0
OkayI do love this app I use it all the time but sometimes when I press the hang up button it is really slow and glitchy and when I go to the app it will shut me out of it when I’m only in the app for 3 seconds but again I use this app all the time but I also get a lot of random numbers call and text me and it does get super annoying but I love this app so so so much I use it so much and it’s just really slow and glitchy but I mean it is what it is also this app is very very slow and glitchy when I go on the app it will take a while for it to actually load even when I full bars of WiFi’s and everything I think maybe it’s just really slow and I noticed if I get more than 13 phone numbers it will delete my most recent person I texted and if I don’t use my app for a 3 days it will log me out and say I need to get a new number I have spent so much time on this app and it’s not that good of quality I hop you guys the best to try and fix it and this app would be the bomb but as of right now it’s not such a great app🥰!.Version: 20.21.0
Calling won’t work, can’t receive textsSo I have been using TextNow for a LONG time, and I can say it is one of the best messaging apps I have ever used, I can use it for friends who don’t have their number registered with iMessage. But I have to point out a few things wrong: when I try to start or receive a call, either the caller can hear me and I cannot hear them, or the other way around. I would like to have this fixed because calls can be very important and it is quite annoying. Next thing, sometimes I can’t receive texts. If I was having a conversation with someone, I have to leave their chat and go to the main ‘home’ screen of TextNow, and wait for them to send a message or for it to come in. It does not happen all the time but I would like to be able to not have to refresh the page etc, to receive messages. I hope this review was understandable and I tried my best to be clear with the issues I am having. Thank you for listening..Version: 9.4.0
Best phone App available!!Besides text now completely deleting and banning one of my phone numbers which are used for over a year just up and deleting it besides that incident since I’ve gotten another account and this new phone number everything is smoothly again this is the absolute best texting phone app if you want to text and keep keep in communication with people without giving them your actual real phone number. You do not need credit so I have to pay for anything the ads are a little annoying and I did pay for them to be gone completely with my old account but like I said it got completely deleted out of nowhere by text now and so didThe ad free thing I had paid for and now they want you to pay monthly instead of a one time fee forget that.Version: 20.26.0
It’s Free... But At A CostI’ll start by saying free service is free service. I couldn’t be more grateful to have unlimited calling and texting via cellular and not just WiFi. All of my 3 stars go to this and this alone because that’s where the good stops.
The ads are annoying but sure, but that’s what you get with free service so I won’t complain to much. Reception is mediocre at best but again... free. However, the app itself is VERY LAGGY. Half of the time, I don’t even get notified of a phone call, even when hooked up to WiFi and it cannot be blamed on poor service. I’ve had entire conversations poof into thin air without me manually deleting them, only to find out later that I had missed a new message or call from said person because of the conversation being magically deleted.
At the end of the day, TextNow needs to get their act together and provide us a well functioning app. If it doesn’t improve in the future, I’ll have to look elsewhere and I’m sure others will as well..Version: 20.14.1
Buyer bewareIf you buy the app like I did to avoid the advertisements you can expect the advertising to continue. I did the free version for a while and thought if I buy it then I won’t have to see the adds again, boy was I wrong. The adds never went away, the only thing that went away was my money from my bank.
The app is also slow as heck, it is slow when you send photos, it is slow when you type messages, it’s just slow slow slow.
The pros to having the app, I downloaded it on my desktop computer, I can type on a keyboard, I use it for business to text customers about their auto repair, and they think it’s my cellphone and I get to tell them “I’m sorry but I use a texting app to text from my office computer”. This way they don’t get my personal cell number.
So, pros and cons, everything has them. But to pay for an ad free app and they still are there makes me not happy. So keep your money and use the free version, there is no difference..Version: 9.18.0
Works great but one weird issue....I love TextNow! I have used it for years and it has had its share of bugs and glitches but they always get updated and fixed in the end! I will continue to use the app but I have experienced a few “Call Interferences” that kind of freak me out when they happen. It’s only happened about 3 times and I cannot find anything online about anyone else who is experiencing this issue but basically what happens is - I’ll be on the phone with my boyfriend or someone else and everything is just fine but then all of the sudden the call gets really staticy and a separate voice from ours enters the call as if we just called them and their answering their phone! At first I thought my boyfriend was messing with me but I have had this experience while talking to other people as well! When I respond to the voice they can’t hear us but I know I’m not crazy because the person I am talking to hears it to. Please look into this..Version: 20.2.1
Awesome serviceThank you for this free service I for one certainly do appreciate this when my actual paid phone service is on “vacation “ I live in country and service out here is nearly impossible to have but thankfully for extra security of phone service and WiFi this app has not failed me even ONCE voice is actually clearer than paid service I’m currently using due to contract so when expensive contract phone I currently have is up I certainly will be using paid for part of this Text Now app for my future phone service Great service for people struggling with so most costs and free phone and text app is so needed and is blessing for many so again thanks for this free service that makes it possible for so many that can’t afford it otherwise See you soon as paid customer.Version: 9.5.0
Quick and easy to deal withI’ve been using this app for a couple of months now, and I feel very happy with the results it’s a wonderful tool when you have a small business or you just need a different phone number. The only thing I didn’t like is that apparently the person who had my current number before had a lot of debt, so it took me a while to get rid of all those unwanted calls from Debt collectors that I was getting on daily bases at all times. Other than that I’m very happy with the service, I’m still learning about it, for ex. Now I know that pictures or videos that I received by text are only there temporarily also I know that in order to don’t lose your number you need to upgrade to premium to lock your number or use the service because your number can be revoke due to inactivity. Other than that you service is good, props to the team of TextNow..Version: 9.20.0
5 starsHey there if you haven’t already discovered text now it’s time you did. It’s easy to use you get to pick the number you want and you can earn points to use towards international calls. Yeah it’s even got great stickers for just another anything you text about great emojis and you can even use your favorite gifs to. Use your contacts and block those annoying telemarking calls. There are adds but they are worth it with the great service that you get for free text and talk. Don’t forget you can always add on for actual service with text and talk for low low price if it’s just 1 month 3 months or even a year it’s easy to join easy to use and get help when ever you need to
I recommend text and TextNow all the time right now. It definitely deserves 5 stars. Thanks TextNow!!.Version: 20.0.1
Good service, no local numbersThat’s TextNow in a nutshell. You get free calling and texting, and it’s hard to beat the price of free. Then again if you do want to beat the price of free, you can subscribe to AdFree+ and get more features while ditching the ads.
Customer service has been okay in the three weeks I’ve had the service.
Only one con I can find, and it isn’t the audio quality. Yes I wish call audio was better but considering TextNow built the service so it works even on throttle cellular data connections, I made my peace with the audio quality. The big problem with TextNow is that you’ll have a hard time finding a local number. Getting a number from Nevada when you live in Washington doesn’t sound that bad, unless you’re job hunting and companies hesitate to call you to avoid long distance charges on their landline office phones..Version: 20.29.0
“I can’t hear you, you’re breaking up “When I use this app there is either always a long delay or we cannot hear each other. Before I went premium the app seemed to work ok for the first few days. After I went premium it became horrible. The best I can hope for is maybe 2 to 3 minutes before everything begins to crash. It is extremely frustrating when you pay for something and it fails to work right. I have not had a single call since I went premium that performed properly. There is alway a delay, I can’t hear you, you can’t hear me, or perhaps we can’t hear each other. Any fix or reply would be nice. Why there is an overall 5 star rating I don’t know. But I would like to receive that 5 star service but I am getting zero star service..Version: 9.30.1
TextNow works great with SIM cardHave been using TextNow for years. But now finally ordered the TextNow SIM card which is really only a Sprint SIM card. You punch out the nano SIM card from the mailer that you receive via USPS, and then you insert that SIM card into your unlocked (or sprint-locked) iPhone. Then go into the TextNow app in your iPhone to activate. You will still need this app to make calls and send texts. But if you have no WiFi, then TextNow uses 4G LTE. Turn off WiFi and was still making calls. But you cannot do regular internet with the TextNow SIM card if you only use TextNow for FREE. Have to pay extra if you want cellular data for doing regular internet when no WiFi. Anyways, now have my extra old unlocked iPhone SE turned back on as a working phone again..Version: 20.34.0
Deletes messagesI am a premium subscriber paying yearly subscription. It has had worked in acceptable manner for me. I could not say great, because their system was deleting all the images, received or sent, just after few days. Now, for few days, all of a sudden, they have started deleting ALL the messages. The messages I sent/received until last night, all are GONE. There is no way to see what text did I receive yesterday or what text I sent to anybody, neither on their web application no the desktop application. Very disappointed. Now I have to cancel & sign up with another texting app. As to my subscription, I have used less than 6 months & the cost of remaining term will be just waste of money. I hope somebody at the company sees my review & makes an attempt to correct it. If that happens, I will make sure to update here change my review back to 5-star.
Oh wow! Amazing. I am extremely impressed that the developer heard me, resolved the issue & responded me. Now that is called *service*, outstanding service.
Although messages have been restored; photos, images, etc. would still not show up. Please see if that can be fixed as well..Version: 20.19.1
Whutz IttooyaThe updates made the app worse, for what ever reasons. I have an apple phone and I enjoyed the app and what it has to offer. Now that the app has a new look and some nice features. However, the app freezes now more than ever drop calls, and more advertisement. I’m not sure but let’s get it together. Every since the update. The app freezes, closes out and failed calls are more frequent than ever. When I first got the app, I felt this app was the best...better than the others that offer free and WiFi texting. The look changed, “SWEET”......but all the features the app holds such as texting....I can text more than four words then the app freezes.....can’t make a phone call, call failed before the call even got connected and went out.Version: 9.1.0
Quite goodI’ve just had it for a couple weeks and have not used it that much, but have had no issues making calls, receiving calls, sending/receiving texts, or voicemail. I like the purple color of the texts. Ads are a bit intrusive.
I’ve got other VoIP numbers but it’s a great idea to have multiple services for backup, different uses, or for troubleshooting if one of them doesn’t work.
The iPhone purchase prices section in the App Store is unfortunately totally unclear. Multiple duplicates but with different prices, descriptions cut off, and no mention of how long each subscription lasts, if they are actually subscriptions. I would be willing to pay something to get rid of ads but can’t consider it for now since I don’t know what any of the options are.
I can’t use it as my primary number for now because it’s missing a couple key features - it’s own contacts and end to end encryption, even if only for other TextNow users. I have a huge number of contacts that I’m not in touch with anymore and am not giving my TextNow number to, so I don’t want to import my phone contacts. Would also be nice to have a $1/month plan just to prevent your number from being reassigned without activity, but keeping ads..Version: 20.21.0
Stellar serviceOverall the quality over WiFi is amazing! I was pleasantly surprised by how clear and easy to hear the calls were. The service was easy to set up, understand, and use! I am not the most tech Dav savvy person and I was able to set up and use the text now without help from my teenagers! That says a lot about the Intuitive nature of the app. The only thing I would update would be changing a phone number on a person. I had used the service daily and they still changed my number saying I hadn’t used it in a month! I loved that because I seed my phone with the address book in it the app automatically transferred my phone numbers into the text now apps phone app so could use the numbers immediately!.Version: 20.4
4 starsSo I had this one problem but the rest of it is wonderful!
So my problem is is that I had more than 3 unknown numbers that kept on texting me about a dating app and sex requests. I did not enjoy getting those texts cause they are straight up annoying. Not only that I would get one of those numbers at least once a week. I hope they have changed that but I am not going on there again until I have seen that this has been changed.( I had the app a year ago and deleted it last year and haven’t gotten it since). All of that aside what’s fun is that when I had it you got to change your message color and you got to pick a background for each chat you have so if you were texting your parents you could have your parents photo in the background..Version: 20.24.0
Almost a 5 StarI have used this app for years and it is my only communication app or rather phone app. This is all o have to stay connected with anyone. It has always made me happy for what it is. Every once in awhile I have a problem with something nothing major or life threatening it will usually clear up or get fixed within a day or so without even saying anything about it. Recently the last update it would not open it crashed time again I did everything I could with app and my iPhone. For three days I was without communication with ppl. But one morning thee it was sitting with my apps working. There are littlest things that might not be the greatest but this app is by far the best around of its kind. I do pay for the no ads and keep same number. This app is worth it..Version: 21.10.1
Y'all really need to fix the iPad app version as well as some Apple Watch issuesThe iPhone version is fine. The IPad one has trouble sending texts from the notifications. Sometimes ill type a message on my iPad only to find out that it never sent and my message is gone. That is annoying. Also i have my iPad in landscape basically all the time and when i open the app, its all messed up. I need to turn my iPad to portrait mode and back to landscape mode for the app to correct its self. This is annoying. ALSO i cant reply very well to messages on my Apple Watch. Sometimes ill compose a message and click send and forget about it. Only to find out that my message was never sent. Please fix this. I like this app on my iPhone but its not the greatest experience on the iPad or Apple Watch.
I use an IPad 4 on iOS 10.3.3 if you must know.
Thanks Devs!!.Version: 9.5.0
Really like it, but for one thingI’ve tried many text/calling apps and have found TextNow to be the best interface around. I use it as a work line for texting, so that people don’t have my personal number. I also put the number in my work phone “simulring,” so although I’m taking the calls through a landline, I have a log of the incoming calls ringing in on my TextNow app (I mute the ringtone, so it’s not distracting).
My only plea (that gives it 4 stars instead of 5) is that at the end of the day, I have to manually delete each and every call/text individually. There is no “select all” function that lets me mark and delete them in mass. This should be a no-brainer and an easy fix for the developers. Please make this feature available and I’m yours forever. ☺️.Version: 20.33.0
No Sound for incoming calls??The app itself is laid out very well and very simple to use. I don’t see any settings for sounds for incoming calls at all. So when someone calls you you don’t even hear the phone you only get a tiny notification beep when you call first comes through and then after the person hangs up you hear a little tone but no ringing in between which is annoying. So naturally 9 times out of 10 you miss a call. Is there a way to fix this? I’ve tried to go through the sounds and the iPhone settings and notifications and there is no option within the app either on the sounds for their notifications for messages. Help? I’ll rare this at 3 stars because I like it but it would be higher had it have the option for someone to hear a telephone call come through...Version: 9.28.0
Too Much AdsThe app itself is great but now I have realized it has too many Ads. In comes in the way of my work. I use this app to communicate with my patients and aides and they can use the third-party number to contact me. It’s perfect because when I’m off the clock or on lunch break I can just log out so there’s no disturbance. But these Ads are disturbing my work. Some Ads make me wait 26secs I don’t have time to do because I have to do my job immediately. And I have to close the app and open it back again. Before there was not as much Ads as there is recently. It’s interfering & I’m not too happy about that. But overall the app itself is great via call and text. All I ask is that there’s less Ads/pop ups and remain the way it was with the Ads. Thank you..Version: 20.39.0
Fix the group chats!!This is a great app, but I have a few problems with the group chats. First of all, I wish it would show the names of the people who wrote something instead of just the numbers. Also, it’ll just start a new random group chat. For example, I made a group chat and when my mom wrote something it made a new group chat but it just showed up as one on her phone. Can you please fix that? Other than that, it works great and o love the idea
Edit: the group chats are starting to stress me out. The names are now there (thank you) but whenever someone sends a text, a new groupchat gets made on my end. I also get a lot of texts later and out of order and it’s starting to get annoying to have to ask for screenshots of the chat. I’ve used this app for over a year because of the free phone number, but please! Updates!.Version: 20.23.1
I love TextNow.comHi, I have been using TextNow for many years. It is 100% reliable for my needs. I would say it’s a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Marc LeBlanc.Version: 9.3.0
No longer worksThe app no longer gives you a number..Version: 20.9
Great app, clear voiceI am a doctor, when I do my telephone consultation during COVID. I called from my computer without using and disclosing my cell number.
Works well..Version: 21.21.0
Alright except for people calling me!Many people have had a difficult time calling me. At times, I can't even dial out unless it's from strong wifi. Quite irritating....Version: 9.6.0
Needs big fixesAll around a good app for making texts and calls, only issue is when you try to call someone at hotel for example, you cannot enter their room number without being redirected back to the main menu.....Version: 21.21.0
I like it I can make call with my husband and my friendsThank you.Version: 21.21.0
Need help .Every time I click on line help it only goes back to the same screen over and over like there is no help so I click support it does the same thing .PROBLEMS GETTING IN TOUCH WITH ANY ONE TO LET KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE APP TEXT NOW SO MAYBE SOME ONE WILL GET BACK TO ME WITH A PROPER PLACE I MAYBE ABLE TO GET HELP AS WELL ASSIST YOU WITH I HAVE HAPPENING WHEN I USE THE APP. THANK YOU FOR GETTING BACK TO ME . I HAVE TO RATE BEFORE I CAN SEND YOU THIS. WELL TWO STARS, WHEN SOMEONE CAN GIVE ME A CALL OR EMAIL IT WOULD BE MORE WHEN BUGS GET FIXED/ sept 23 2017 in the afternoon text now stoped ring tone while making calls, could not hear it ring .the app seems to have dropped calls .this has happened on several occasions. Is there an update or is text now not working at all? Can someone fix this problem or is it to do with something else? Thank you for your time, I do like the app 5 stars ,fix the problem but there is not enough stars to give six of them.
june 3rd 8:26 p.m. 2021 A.D.Y.
since i realized my phone was not working at noon this day i have
Being doing everything to speak VOiCE SOMEONE TO TALK WiTH
ABOUT WHAT iS GOiNG ON . BUT NO ONE HAS AN EMAIL or
PHONE NUMBER TO TALK WITH .ALL THE VIDEOS TUTORIALS
DO NOT ANSWER THE PROBLEM SO i DELETED TEXTNOW APP
now i have this fix’d the problems…. No one could call me & i can
not call out & text only. No one to contact so DELETE & REPEAT
& DO iT AGAiN..Version: 21.20.0
Absolutely perfectNot even joking and I’m not a bot I haven’t had a Sim card for years because of this app anytime I’m home it’s perfect for texting employers and friends or people that I don’t want to know my actual phone number not to mention it’s literally free.Version: 21.19.1
More ads nowI’m disappointed to see my fave free texting/calling app show more ads now. I really hope it won’t go as far as the trash looking competitors cluttered with an obscene amount of ads. TextNow was the cleanest free texting app I’ve had in my phone.
Despite this, I still appreciate this app. Thank you..Version: 21.20.0
About a certain phone numberYeah I wanted to say that a phone number I wanted to get back since I need it really bad at the moment it’s 647 494 9358.Version: 21.20.0
ExcellentTrès bonne application.Version: 21.19.1
TEXTNOWText now is one of the best texting apps EVER!!!.Version: 21.19.1
Best AppGreat !!!.Version: 21.19.1
Love itI love text now but it should be able to share YouTube content.Version: 21.19.1
Can I text/call without WiFi connection in Canada?The app works great but I can’t use it without WiFi I live in Canada so does it work here or does it only work in the US?.Version: 21.19.1
Very nice appVery nice app.Version: 21.18.0
Funeral directorI love the service they provide, even when travelling..Version: 21.18.0
Super great appThe latest update is amazing.
Thank you Text now!.Version: 21.17.1
Was goodI was happy with the app till the recent updates. I was sending a gif and it’s now posted as a video. How is that the same? Fix it please!.Version: 21.17.1
New update broken on iphone8Their new update made the numbers 1 2 3 unusable. Support ask you to send email but you don’t hear anything after. Anyway it’s ok to use this app as plan B because it’s not the first time they get issue with their application. They keep updating and breaking stuff. If it works stop updating unless it’s really necessary. Now I have to wait the next update to have this fix.Version: 21.17.0
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