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GloryFaithful1 - First rate free number text and call app and I’ve tried a lot
As 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.
Sickles Girl #1 - Text Now Review
I 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!🤗
Smilessmcdecinburger - It’s not the best...
This app is great. Especially for me because I have an iPad, which means I cannot text phones from Samsung etc. This app is good because I could text my friends with phones from other providers. But, I faced many issues such as sometimes I would click on the app and it would shut me out and I would be back on the home screen after being in the app for about 3 seconds. I do get a lot of spam calls and a lot of people I don’t know txt me. It is really glitchy and sometimes I send messages and the person I am texting did not receive it. Another thing I didn’t like was I didn’t receive notifications most of the time when people texted me. One day I went on the app and all but the contact names went black. It shut me out of the app and I was back at the home screen. I tried many times getting back on the app, but it never worked. Then I got back on about a couple months later and I was logged out of my account! I can’t get back on and I don’t know what to do!! All of my text messages with my friends and family are gone. I would not recommend this app... it has just brought me so much anger and unless they fixed something with a magical update I don’t know if it’s going to be any good because I WAS LOGGED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT AND CAN’T CHECK FOR YOU. Hope this helped.
Join Walkers btw! - 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.
Aychee F - Dreadful Support! Dreadful useless app!
#1: USE TALKU OR DINGTONE!! always guaranteed credits to earn through watching videos and playing games-very interactive! And one of the best for free-yes free international calls and texts that actually go through! It’s not perfect 100% of the time but it’s gotten so much better. Avoid TEXTNOW. You’re lucky if you can earn one credit a day. Talking to support today made me want to literally rip my eyes out because I was going in circles with someone who clearly didn’t read or understand not only the initial issue, but know what’s in their FAQs and articles. 1st, they have a submit a request feature through the app, but then when you submit a request, you get a canned reply through email saying they don’t use that anymore and to utilize chat instead. Then you need to remove anything that is obsolete from your app!! A customer should not be going in circles to try to get help. I had to explain to this person practically 3 times what I was referring to. For example-they say you can complete offers for credit but there is nowhere to ever do that! So do not refer me to Tap Joy when you don’t even offer the opportunity to earn credits for offers! It was just awful… I wind up turning off the message communication with this person because my patience was depleted.
Cutenes84 - It’s cool it ok for free service/terrible now
Sooooo I’ve had textnow for a few years, the more they try to fix bugs the worse it gets! The ads,are messing up the ap,ok its free,but don’t make it mess up the ap! I always missed calls now,never had that before! The fact you can’t send video is a lil wack! But again it’s free! You can’t send more than one picture at a time! But again it’s free lol! Just recently I have noticed when you try to send a picture,it automatically picks the last picture you took! I DO NOT LIKE THAT! Because sometimes I don’t know itnsent someone that picture! It freezes a lot more now thn last year! Also textnow,needs to cut down on people making multiple textnow accounts,just to spam people and harass people ,start getting device info,and ips,and only allow one textnow per email,device,and ip,and make them verify an email! That will help a great deal! So for it being free when you are connected to WiFi is good! Ok it’s now dec29,2018 the app is even more horrible ,it’s blocking numbers I didn’t block ,being very slow! And deleting texts I didn’t delete ,please work on where we can block entire area codes,telemarketing calls are becoming insane! I’ve got 100 numbers blocked from the same company
Seaslang - Glitchy and ads overwhelm the experience
TextNow is a great idea and provides a great service essentially - that you can have a free phone number and call North America from anywhere in the world -however the user experience is pretty bad. The app is slow, extremely glitchy, and the ads are meant to overwhelm your experience. The ad situation has gotten substantially worse in recent months. The standard bad ad experience on the app is that the ads pop up on the home screen constantly and they are hard to close. But recently I had the experience that video ads start playing through my calls and as the call time progresses the interval between the time the video ad plays gets shorter and shorter. So what happens is you're talking to someone and then an extremely loud ad (way above the call audio volume) starts playing over your call. You can shut it down but it will just start back up again a few moments later. Really unbearable. I am keeping the app because it's in its development stages and I'm hoping it will go in a different direction when it receives more funding. As a traveler it's a great tool for me, just wish it wasn't such a harrowing tool to use.
m@4545222 - 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
Gam'in horse - Could be better
I 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! 😁
SirVince - Don’t do it!!
I’ve been using Text Now for a few months. At first, it started out like a great substitution for the more expensive (and horrible) Sprint service I’ve been wasting my money on. Since they both use the same network, I’d rather pay less for unreliable and sketchy phone service. But believe me, Text Now service is not at all reliable either. You won’t get much reception indoors, your texts msgs may or may not send, and there will be times when you won’t get phone calls. Anyway, my rant today is because TextNow took things to a new low. Today my bill is due and they SHUT ME OFF on the day it’s due. AND it’s a Saturday, so I can’t transfer money from my savings account into my (bill paying) account until Monday. I take complete ownership for not remembering about transferring sooner. Thanksgiving was just 2 days ago and I lost all sense of time in the planning. But to give NO notice is going too far. Since I drive for Uber, I cannot work or earn money either until Monday as well and I’M FURIOUS!!! They are screwing with my livelihood. So PLEASE reconsider your choice to use this service. Don’t be dumb like me. Find another way. Or someday you’ll be writing a scathing review too.
Kaitlyn 👁👄👁 - 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 :)
Peep 🐥 - Calling won’t work, can’t receive texts
So 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.
OGBobUSA - Glitchy
I have been having issues for months now, it would freeze or crash on my iPad mini 4 with the newest version of iOS and the last couple weeks have been horrible! Not getting important texts, or phone calls. It was like my ringer was off, it wasn’t! Once I opened the app it would say 4 Missed Calls, and it never rang! I tested it with a friends phone and called my apps number, it rang on his end but not on my end. After uninstalling and reinstalling the app, restarting before reinstalling, it has gone from being pretty reliable to wondering if I’ll be getting my phone calls! It went from a 4 star App to a 2 star app, and WoW, did I mention adds? Come on Text Now, Do we need adds flashing and popping up? No wonder the App keeps closing when I go to open it, the app is trying to run adds before loading messages! To much running makes apps crash!, UPDATE MAY 17th 2020, I’m still not getting notifications of incoming calls, my Alert goes off for a second and stops. Then a friend called and said somebody answered but wasn’t me. How’s this possible?? I’m not happy with this. Why is this happening? Who’s answering my calls when I’m not?
autumn mongan - Okay
I 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🥰!
bigbsvo - Buyer beware
If 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.
RMVG03 - It’s Free... But At A Cost
I’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.
CherriSweet - 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
ccbear17 - 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.
JAM_118 - Quick and easy to deal with
I’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.
kassmeowtside - TextNow, what happened?
Have been using TN for a couple years and considered it a 4-5 star app that I truly loved... but that was until the last couple months.
According to what my iPhone says I do believe I have the newest version.. idk what the issue is. Several problems:
•Phone will ring, but instead of given the answer/reject options, my screen says I’m already In the call. And my phone is still ringing out loud but I can’t answer it.
Sometimes killing the app won’t make the ringing stop and I have to reset my phone.
•75% of the time I AM able to answer the call, it is dead silence on the other end and vice versa.
•Phone calls are just a wreck. Several textnow user friends of mine are having the same issues. Anything from basic glitching, lagging, can’t hear the other person well, etc.
WEIRDest thing is:
•My friend signed into their account one time for a few minutes. A long time ago. Since then, anytime she gets a call, that call also will ring my accounts, just whichever one I’m signed into at the time. This happens on any device I’m using. Her sign in was never saved or linked or anything it is SUPER weird. Sometimes it won’t actually ring but I will get the missed call notification. This also happens to some of my personal calls.
•Phone call lags. I’ll say something and the other person hears it a couple seconds late and vice versa(like when news reporters are talking to each other from different locations)
Sherribug - Awesome service
Thank 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
happytextnow - 5 stars
Hey 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!!
RobertoC-73 - Good service, no local numbers
That’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.
AverageConsumer2020 - “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.
BobbiMaddi - Piece of CRAP app!!!
I’d give it negative stars if I could. Even if you’re lucky enough to see your phone actually ring when someone tries to call your text now number, you’ll have to pray and cross your fingers that the app doesn't drop your call, if you can even hear each other during the call.
What this app is really good at, is creating the most constant frustrated anxiety within the user. Whilst 10 times a day, while watching your phone for an expected call, you suddenly see the “missed call” or “new voicemail” indicator after your phone never rang once to even give you the chance of speaking to the person you were expecting a call from.
And if you’re thinking, “Oh this doesn’t apply to me because I have a strong WiFi connection/the best internet/newest phone/etc” then you’d be sorely mistaken.
Because nothing you have or can do will make a difference. This app is a P.O.S. all the way around, despite what you have.
It’s “free” for a reason. So expect frustration and anxiety, and good luck.
blue bunnyy - TextNow works great with SIM card
Have 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.
SalleenMustang - Stellar service
Overall 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!
parade72 - Quite good
I’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.
TERRORISM911 - Complete TRAIN WRECK
I’ve had this app for seven months. At first it worked fine with no issues whatsoever, but after the first couple months my calls started disconnecting consistently. After checking the call history log I realized that it was exactly at five minutes. Sure enough, after conducting an online search it stated that the calls were limited to five minutes if you were considered to be a “have a user” (whatever that’s supposed to mean). So they allow you to use the “free” app, but they limit you. Several months have gone by and the app performance is deteriorating to the point where I literally don’t want to use it at all anymore. Calls are dropping constantly. Static on the line. People that I’m speaking with are constantly complaining that they can’t hear me. I wouldn’t recommend this app to anyone. I’ve switched to another free app and it works perfectly with no issues whatsoever. This app is absolutely a disaster. If I could give it -5 stars I would.
RajSarafInCA - Deletes messages
I 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.
Deneenmonia - 5 years and still going strong!
When I needed to cut down on my expenses I chose to use an app that gave me what I needed from my phone minus the monthly cost. I downloaded the TextNow app and have been using it ever since. I have had the same number for the entire time and have transferred it to several different phones since 2013. I’m typing this on my Apple X. If you don’t mind receiving calls and text messages only when you’re in WiFi you’re good to go. It works very well with Optimum cable because of all the WiFi Hot Spots. You can make and receive calls and texts on the go. If I ever want to get a phone plan, TextNow also has the lowest plans that I know. I highly recommend this app.
cubahabana - Wish Apple at least take control of this and stop allowing this kind of apps here
All this apps should be controlled or make the price higher for every single number and every time that people change the number or simple not allowed and delete all of them from the App Store and from google play they just bringing problems and making people change the phone number because this is the new game for those that doesn’t have anything to do and start bothering the others and trying to get info to rob you and they never stop playing on and on and on just because is very simple to change the phone number when you block them !!! They just make a new account fake names new emails just to rob people info and bother everybody those apps should be Disappear am sorry for the developers but this is the reality today this just bringing people the opportunity to bother the innocent people that never before think about to do anything similar to it
madeleine_car - 4 stars
So 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.
84BROCK48 - Y'all really need to fix the iPad app version as well as some Apple Watch issues
The 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.
Aces097 - 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..
Mybeloveds - Really like it, but for one thing
I’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. ☺️
Real_Rebeca - 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!
annabellejada - Loading problems
Helpful, but takes a really long time to load and is not helpful with tapping into the adds.
Why does it take such a long time to load? I have full bars and it still takes over 2 minutes to load onto the first screen. Then it takes 1-5 minutes to load the messages. Sometimes I just want to delete the app and try a different one for this reason. It does crash A LOT. It switches the keyboard to an add so you can't continue typing. It takes a long time to send messages and if it doesn't sent because of no coverage then when you try to resend it it sends it like 15 times. The calling is really bad. Bad connection. Really glitchy. Crashes mid call. Please update notifications on lock screen when calling. I only get "misses call from _____" after someone calls me. I call them back and then it loads and says " ____ is trying to reach you"
franchesca.felix - Too Much Ads
The 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.
JLMusic7 - Read The Terms! Stores, Shares, Sells Your Data!
Every single text, image, video, or any other attachment is scanned by TextNow. Now idk if it's AI or an actual person monitoring your device, but regardless, it's extremely sketchy business and completely invades the users privacy. Many other communications and public forum platform apps do the same. I'd highly recommend reading the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies on the apps you allow on your phone! Every secret you text, every nude photo you've sent, sites you visit, and anything in between, is NOT protected or private by any means and will likely be used against you when the Social Credit System(China already implemented) rolls out in the USA. Apps like Facebook have already started the process, prescribing what political views it's users are allowed to share and talk about. The purpose of such a system is to control our behavior and penalize those stepping out of line, plain and simple. Worried? You should be...
Kadija C - This App Should Be Removed, App Almost Ruined My Relationship...
I’m so very late on writing this review but I don’t recommend getting this app If your gonna mess or prank someone because I got this random text from this person that I didn’t know and had told me that she knows my boyfriend and say that he was cheating on me and have been dating him and even knew his nickname and that had me very concerned because only his “friends” or “best friends” know his nickname and had thought one of his friends were pranking him. I told my boyfriend and even showed him the messages and he was trying his best to find this person that was messaging me lies and when this person tried to show me “ evidence” of pictures of her and my boyfriend there was nothing there so this person had to lie. So on this day (2020) I still have the messages saved on my phone just in case something like this happened again and I had also changed my number, DO NOT GET THIS APP!
sarae morales - it’s not working :/
since my dad is very strict i have to use free texting apps cause i need to buy my own service. and i’ve been using this app for a while now and i’ve grown to love it. i never had problems with it till now. for some reason, it said that i had no wifi connection but i do, to check i even googled something. my wifi is working but the app isn’t. so i deleted the app to refresh it and i was meant to log back in but it’s not letting me log back in. so, since i thought i put the wrong information i’m trying to make a new account but it says i can’t create a new account because i don’t have wifi BUT I DO! i checked MULTIPLE times. i’m just really frustrated and it would be helpful if i can reset my original account to change the password. but ITS NOT WORKING EITHER! please, fix this.
LadiiTway - Great free phone app 💜
I’ve been using text now for 7 plus years and I really enjoy their service. When you don’t have the funds to pay your phone bill but have WiFi at home or out in public you can use their free numbers. Now they offer free service! You can byop then buy their SIM card then have free service. You won’t have internet if you choose the free service but you can upgrade your plan or use WiFi. I use their services as a back up phone for dating so I don’t have to give my number out to creepy people. Overall good phone app.
Yes the app has ads but what do expect for a FREE PHONE app? Deal with it or pay your phone bill and never worry about the ads 😅
n0ne ya beswax - Easy and great app
Honestly this is the best app to use if you don’t have a phone number. I have a iPad which means I can’t call on it and giving my friends my email took to long and I found this app and it has been a life saver, recently I gotta phone but I still use this app as a backup phone number. The only problem I have is it resetting every month if you don’t text someone or calling them cuz sometimes I don’t have time to do that once a month as I am busy with work (even tho I’m a child, my parents own a lot of business that I have to work in to pay my phone bill and other stuff) but overall the app is really easy to use and I recommend it
Caterpillar Toe - Greatest Texting and Calling App Ever to Exist
This app couldn’t get any better they have a wonderful tech team that keeps everything up to date and simple to use. I think everyone who has had issues with their own texting or calling on their phone know that this app is a life saver/game changer, best text/call app hands down. Depend on TextNow when your phone shatters but you still need to make contact with friends or loved ones. You download on your tablet or an old phone with no service, simply connect to your WiFi and your set to text. Thank you TextNow for all you do! Ive been using your app for 5 years or more and love it to this day thank you again!
Becky*Sue1982 - The last update really helped issues
If you gave up on this app before, try it again!
It’s much improved...from what I can tell, this last update corrected issues with keeping the phone call connected and sound cutting out issues that used to exist with this app, seems like it has corrected some of the texting crash problems as well. I also love the fact that TextNow is now found on my iPhone sharing menu, but when you share a picture or a screenshot to TextNow, the photo does not go through, just the text. That’s the only issue I have so far after the update, which was two days ago and I haven’t had the issues again, so I’ll just say thank you guys very much and keep up the good work!
misfit_dani - Answer to a prayer
Been using the app for a few months now as a primary number. The app is wonderful! I can text and make calls with out any issues. Calls are clear and I don’t have any issues with disconnection. I was using other social media apps to call and keep contact with people and I was fed up. My husband seen an add for TextNow and at first we were questioning the whole thing thinking there’s no way it could work! Well sure enough it works beautifully! Only problem I do have with the app it’s self is when others try to call my phone will ring once or twice then it will automatically go to voicemail. Gotta answer calls fast! Other than that highly recommend this app for anyone!
screwratings - Not bad
TextNow, for me, a long time user (2+yrs) has proven to be a very convenient, solid application. It’s free people. Quite frankly, being 50yrs old, I know my way around a telephone. Got my first cell phone in 1995 - the IBM Simon- an extremely expensive, full on brick phone. Since then, having plowed thru contracts & services spanning thru the entire range of price points, and having been stroked, and/or bent over by pretty much every carrier out there, trust me in this. There aren’t any 5 star month to month cell phone services FOR FREE. The big BUTTTT is... But there is one service that is as good as it’s ever going to get - remember we’re specifically talking for free here ok, to be abundantly clear. And yes, your here - TextNow is it. Period. Thank you, people who make TextNow possible!
ALEGODDESS - Stopped working and there is no support!!
Please be advise before using this App and share your new phone number to your friends or customers that in a certain moment it will stop working. I only use this number for texting my customers and all the sudden two weeks ago the messages stop exiting, so my customers start to complain and the textnow app was indicating that the text was sent. So I look for help and there is no help, the web is totally impersonal and no contact can be done, phone number is answered by a machine that obviously says that if you have a problem visit support, and support is only designed for using issues not for errors and disfunction as ours, so there is no support!!
No chat, no email, nothing, I will not put my money in this text app, because simple they do not exist if problem arises.
helihsvah - Spits on Loyal Customers
Thank you for useless phone service, awful customer service, and a lack of any sort of help! Planning on switching to another provider. I bought a new phone from you guys and haven’t been able to get it working correctly and it has almost been a month, thank you for nothing. It sounds harsh, but I have tried multiple times to get the issue resolved, each time to no avail. I worked over 80 hours a week last week and you can’t even give me 30 minutes to fix my problem. You were very fast to take my payment last month and for the rest of this month (Even though I haven’t received phone service for that time period). Thanks again for wasting my time and stealing $80! I had used this service for over a year as a continuous and recurring customer. Keep spitting on your customers and no one will be left to butter your bread.
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MizzR23 - Bak to 5 stars
Works great again thanks to update. I mean how can one complain wen not paying a cent to call internationally😉And whoever asks why this app is in Australia it’s because it works for us too don’t worry wat it’s says I’m an Aussie n use it everyday for months to call the states! All I’m saying if there’s a will there’s a way.....
question of honor - Have been using app secretly for Years
I thought it was too good to be true at first. I have a US based mobile phone number from NY city. It is so useful for all the websites and call Centers in the USA. Never regretted buying the annual subscription
OKlookslikeaman - Love it!
Even if I’m in Australia it works perfectly! You can put to America and Canada by putting 621 but yeah.
Me and my friends don’t have ACTUAL numbers so this is great!
widge186 - Great App!
This app is great! One of my Forbes doesn’t have a number so we can communicate off this app. But I have one request. Could you add a FaceTiming option? It’s not a big problem, because we can call! But great app overall! Thank you!
Banty042 - TextNow
Nice features and easy to use
Aaron Australia - Amazing
Great application to call Canada and US for free
Prince Charles of Australia - Beware of data collection scam
I registered my email and hoping to get a Canadian phone no and they have not a single number available in Canada.
As soon as i am logged in it say i violated their terms and conditions but i was never give a phone no.
There is no way to contact them and it appears they created this app to collect your details and sell it to third party.
Apple should shut them down from app store.
Judge conn - Bad
After 3 attempts of sending messages which all failed; i received a messaged saying my bill of $49 is due and paid via auto cash!!! Would not recommend
let us meek - I’m worried
It works and stop automatically
Lkfagllrfg jlgzsjb - tos violation?
did anyone make an account and immediately get a violation error?
literally created it then told I was in violation...
JennyNel - Late
Text do not arrive till nearly a day later
399059437354585493089805 - Trash
i lost my number but it was their fault because their app was down
AdnanRao - Good app
Good but too many ads
NoodleCupYT - Great app
Quite a good app for use on telegram to farm that cash 💰💰💰
Why🤪 - ...
This app is terrible. It keeps ending my calls randomly.
Otxoyxoyxoycljc - Why tho?
Why is it even in the Australian store if it’s only for Americans?
Blakeyboy22 - Best friend psycho
My best friend dragged me into this app and and now I know it’s a scam!!!
please help this is annoying - It keeps crashing
All day I’ve been trying to go onto TextNow to check my messages but whenever I do, a plain black screen comes up and it keeps crashing. It’s starting to get really annoying honestly. I’ve tried everything I could to eat it to work but nothing helped. I want to uninstall then reinstall it but it will get rid of my data and messages on it and I don’t want that to happen. Why does it keep crashing?
abdlhfrz - Why can’t you provide a phone number for Sri Lanka
I started to use this app and noticed you can’t get a number fr my country, so therefore can u pls help me with this. My country code is +94.
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harold dysart - I love TextNow.com
Hi, 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.
Crapintoshmypants - No longer works
The app no longer gives you a number.
Swtlady100 - 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...
Livielouhoo - Unknown calls
Hi, I’ve been using text now for a while and the app has never done this to me before but, I’ve been getting random phone calls from unknown callers, so don’t use this app unless you want random phone calls from random callers! 😡🤬 I am very angry!!
slingara - App is incredible Laggy
The app is incredibly laggy when texting other people. This is the only app that is doing so on my phone
fjsjnc - Perfect for healthcare practitioners
I am a physiotherapist, and I use this to contact my patients with their consent, via text. They can relay quick info to me and they feel like it is is a more personal approach. Perfect for these unprecedented times, when patients might not respond to phone calls because of scammers, but seeing your text, they may be more likely to respond.
Bacon1234567890:):):):) - Good at first
The app is well made, then about a week into using it I was flooded with ads and messages that wouldn’t go through. I can’t make calls anymore.
Xoxo955555 - Unreliable
Using text now to contact family and friends while I’m abroad. This app has logged me out twice with no explanation, and can’t get back in. I’m now using TextMe, which has not given me this problem.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaab - The call doesn’t work on data now.
The calls don’t work on data only on wifi recently. Text messages work on both. Please fix that.
JMoney_613 - Bugs
Full of bugs doesn’t work at all
gddgjutfggyukoljbfrews - Unknown callers
Stupid numbers that I don’t know always calling it’s retarded
foreiigndolll - Always signs me out
Hate this app text free is better
Skrad2488672 - Horrible!
I do not recommend it, it is horrible, it’s really slow, crashes a lot! The pop ups are insane on it, you don’t get notified when you get texted. It’s all around garbage!! Not even worth 1 star
hannah1340 - Adds
I hate how there is so many adds it sucks
Surfcowboy - No support
While this app works well enough if using paid version, there are major flaws. The biggest issue IMO is it is incredibly difficult to reach support, to contact and receive a response from support is to go through the cancel account process. They claim they have live chat, they do not, all you get is the standard blanket look at this article when your question is asked. I’m switching to a service where I can reach a human being easily with a next day email response.
colourfulsprinkles - Lagging messages or undelivered
I use this app everyday and I notice that 1/5th of my messages don’t deliver to my contacts and that the app glitches or shuts down on occasion. They get some messages but not all...sometimes I double send important texts or follow up with a phone call to make sure that it pushes the messages to them or I reach them in general...glitch? Server issues or something? Please fix this :(
I would say this app is 60%reliable for making sure texts get through.
natasha. bjj - Couldn’t put 0 stars
I’d have put zero if I could m. It never works. I wait on hold for hour to just be hung up on. Happens all the time. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
Frankage711 - Nice but calls not functioning
Incoming calls never work. No audio or only one way audio. Settings are all allowed for microphone. Seems like a product bug. I can make outbound calls and text fine.
CrytstalLite - Comes in so handy
It’s been there when I truly needed it and everyone should have it and I recommend all the time to people.
tinnan4parts - David Tucker
This app is crap and is getting worse every day
nancy432169 - Textnow
Downloaded and wanted it gone, but I can’t stop the payments from coming off my credit card every month.
Want it to stop!!
random person12338 - what’s happening!!
why can’t i make phone calls!!! it’s soooo annoying! the apps says you can do phone calls on wifi but i can’t!!!
Daoud_G - Outgoing and incoming calls
Not working very well :(
user-8675309 - Does not actually give you a local number.
Just local to your country.
raeganlees - Random Calls
i get a call from a random number every single day. and they arent even real phone numbers, so i know this is a textnow issue. really frustrating.
argggh! all username taken - Very good, but kinda a pain
The app is really good, and I'm able to use TextNow as my primary number well enough. The problem is that it's SO Inefficiently written that it takes FOREVER to load. It becomes a pain to have to wait 3-6 seconds every time I want to use it. If it was more efficient, I would give it the two extra stars.
Also some bugs:
- the badge on the icon for new message notifications doesn't go away if message is seen on a different device
- I'll recieve a call, but it will decline before I can answer
loky k - Satisfaction
Aidez moi pour vous faire des nouveaux app clients
KaratyKicks11 - Amazing I recommend it
It's rly good I use it all the time definitely recommend it if you don't have a SIM card. Never crashes or anything like that it's a perfect app.
There are adds that cud annoy u but i mean what do u expect, its free calling. So yea, pretty good I recommend it
kaningodis - Great app
I love that I can get a free US or Canadian number on this app. Texting is flawless, call quality isn’t 100% but good enough, depending on your internet speed. It does work great if you choose to forward the call.
bad rec - Bad reception
Call recipients can’t hear caller
t.a.l.i.a - My app won’t update
I’ve had mine for a while, but today my mom downloaded the same app. But she has more options for wallpaper, dark mode, and have a password for when you open the app. Mine does not and I’m really confused. So I decided to delete the app, it really stressed me out.
•~• nummybear >•< - bad
it won’t even let me change my email and everytime i try to use the number for a shopping app it doesn’t send any verification code to me
ghislam - Notre no devrait être permanent
Le seul reproche que je peux faire à TextNow c’est lorsque qu’il y a une période d’inactivité on dirait que votre seul but est de nous retirer notre numéro je trouve cela désolant nous ne sommes pas tous des adolescents qui texte a longueur de journée si nous avons une période plus calme serait il possible de conserver notre no sans la menace constante de le perdre un gros merci à vous en espérant pouvoir conserver mon no de texte plus longtemps
Akbxhwiesgvk - Great wifi calling app
Great app. Reliable and works great. No crashes or dropped calls. Not many ads either. Highly recommended.
Faggotttronnn - Calls don’t work in Canada
There’s no option for a Canadian country code so you can’t call in Canada. Pos app.
182 George street - Text Now
It's the best free wifi callling, messaging everything.. easy to use, calling is pretty good sometimes drops calls but not often
Bigbangbaby - Won’t work with Apple ID
Won’t worn if you use Apple ID to set it up.
qadbhjkjbivtct - No
Fiddler012 - It’s good just needs improvement.
The call keeps going quiet after making a call, it rings but it does that. Hope a bug is fixed and i could make a call. Thanks
tambeezer - Can’t beat free!
Works great with my wifi as a home phone, I would have ordered the SIM card if it was compatible with my iPhone 8.
Very satisfied to date.
brookunfavj - I’m so mad
I use this app all the time all of a sudden I cannot make or receive calls and it’s such an inconvenient time because I’m expecting an important phone call tonight I even tried to buy credits on the app and it’s still not working so I just wasted money.
ElopeDope - You had me at “free”.
Like the title states; you had me at “free”. It makes life more affordable, especially not having to worry about possible overages.
wallacefamjocloty - Amazing!
Best app ever. 😁 definitely would recommend to all my friends!
earl$1 - Using a iPhone 5c login problem
Getting a server error message anytime I'm trying to login to answer employers for jobs now I can't get into it still giving me problems
ayosnato - Version 20.37 broken
Updated to the latest version and now I cannot open the app. IOS version 12.4 :(
Audrey❤️Horses - TextNow
It’s great. It lets me talk to my friends, and relatives that don’t have the proper device.
The biggest problem (for me) is the texts:
They show up slow. I click on a notification, and it takes maybe 10 seconds for the text(s) to show up. Very, very annoying.
I know everyone has this problem, but I get minor anxiety attack when someone calls me. The texting and voicemails are fine, not as creepy, but the calls startle me a lot.
I know there isn’t much you can do, but consider fixing the first one?
A1Serb - New update
New update fixed all the issues that came with the iOS 14 bugs
Luna Star 💫 - Awesome App
You can call any number landline or cell. There are no local minutes to purchase either. I would love for this app to work through CarPlay tho. Please enable that type of connectivity!!
BrunoRodrigss - Excelent
Great app!! Loved it!!
Rax Adaam - Used to be good, but can’t get a number now...
I used this app for a couple years and it was good.
Somehow, my number got reassigned this summer, despite my trying to keep on top of the minimum number of messages to send - not the end of the world.
BUT since then, I can’t login, can’t view my message history etc
The app asks me to choose my area code, and when I do, it tells me I have to choose a Canadian or US area code (even though the area code I entered *is* an American area code).
I figured this was a minor bug that would be fixed quickly, but it’s been months, now, and still nothing.
Hate to leave a bad review for an app that once was useful, but it’s very frustrating that they haven’t addressed such a major bug: I mean I can’t use the app! It doesn’t get more urgent than that :)
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Uses Google Drive - Great app
Did not ask me for a review and neither am I a person to review an app. This app exceeds expectations because I was not expecting it to be free Text Now actually promises a working local phone number and that's what you get tested it with my mates and it seemed to work just as any other working messages app would. Really like it keep up the awesome app. Oh and out to offers windows version which is very nice for me a windows and apple user. I just wish you could use the same number that you use for iMessages to keep it consistent with your contacts and not have to buy them telling them you got a new number. Thanks TextNow really like it keep it up.
Rtwice93555 - What do people expect?
I see a lot of whiny complaints from people who spend $1000+ on an iPhoneX, then complain about a free app that allows them to call or text. Seriously?
Hey, what do they expect. Any app which allows you to communicate for free is chock full of glitches; SnapChat, FB Messenger, Instagram, and Kik have their share of glitches. You want problem free communication? Use the carrier service you pay for...duh
I like this app for when my kids get in trouble and my wife takes away their phone. I give them one of my old phones to use that only have wifi and have them use this app to talk to their friends. Someone has to be the fun parent, right?
Jamie&Taylor's Mom - Great Free App for my Son
My son is 8 and has really loves being able to call and text his sister and grand parents. Frankly, I am glad they can all communicate without having to go through me so much.
Question: I saw a review where I will have to pay $2.99 a month for him to keep the same #? Is this correct? I haven’t read or seen where his # has changed or that he needed to get a new #..??.. Also would BE GREAT if you could ADD VIDEO CHAT as well. Most other apps already have it. Hope to hear back. Otherwise Great Free App for my son who doesn’t have a service plan on my old iPhone he uses with WiFi for games (now texting & calling too)!!
Dikkilikki50🌲 - It’s a choosy one (app)
I usually only use it for hookups and the reason being is because I’m not always quite fond of guys having my real number but since I lost my google voice number I seem to run into instances to where when ever the (needs) need to meet, it’s some type of complication with the initial phone call or freezing up when the time comes to connect. It reminds me slightly of Grindr, with how every guy thats sexually comparable, that’s around you with an account, cannot be seen but everyone that’s not, is taking up all the space on the grid. Feeling discouraged being a top looking at a grid full of other tops: all because you didn’t pay for a premium membership. All in all.... text now is alright and thot worthy 😈😎
AllieBug09 - TextNow
I have been using TextNow for a while. It actually works. Don't get me wrong, it's a great app, but there are some requests I have.
1: There is no option to video chat on the app! I use Google Duo for video chatting, but it would be more convenient if it was on the app.
2: I can't really text iClouds, A good bit of my friends text with iClouds, but I couldn't text them with TextNow. You can message them, and it will appear to be a text, but it sends as an e-mail by an e-mail address that I never created.
3: The ringtones are the iMessage ringtones that I select. I wish TextNow could provide their own ringtones.
4: I wish that the conversations could have read receipts. I mean that if someone sees your message, then under your message, it should say "seen" or something like that.
5: I have been getting a considerable amount of spam calls/texts from (usually) different countries. Is there any way you can block this or have more security with these calls?
I think these changes will elevate the app so much.
AngeliqueAES - Legit
I really love text now. I’ve committed to the app and have bought a phone through them, and Im now on a monthly 10$ bill for unlimited calls and texts which isn’t for the service but for an ad free app experience. Service always works great and phone is awesome. I’ve considered going for the unlimited everything service which includes 5g and that’s still on the table. Thank for the app for real. You guys where there when I didn’t have a phone and needed to connect with people for job interviews, rides etc. now you guys are there with an affordable service when I did come into a little money. So thank you
Jenn Covina - Simple privacy
An easy way to have some privacy with a phone number. It’s nice to be able to text or call with a number that I don’t normally use. I can change it later, and having a disposable number can be useful if I am concerned about who I am calling or texting. I used this when I needed to contact clients who had limited options for contacting them, but who I didn’t want to have my personal number. I have run into problems when I had to change the number and the app consistently had errors when picking a new number. However, uninstalling the app and reinstalling it fixed that.
LCLMomma1392 - Lifesaver for those without phone plan!
I cant believe this app is free, its like having free phone service so long as you have wifi. And if you dont the plans are lower then prepaid. Ive used for years and cant complain.
Ive seen reviews complaining about adds but I hardly get any, in fact i was surprised by how little there are.
And to be able to text and call for free you can not complain about adds. This app should get some kind of award for providing phone service to people who may not be able to afford it otherwise
One big suggestion thats needed is PLS PLS add security (unlock with pin or fingerprint!)on ios app!
Dude0u812 - Broken with ios14.
Well, nice surprise, tried to call out today with the subscription I’ve paid for and..... TEXTNOW IS BROKEN, CANT CALL OUT. It fails by looking like it’s calling then immediately dies. The phone number I’m paying for is completely inaccessible.
Hopefully TEXTNOW is working on a fix real fast- isn’t this the justification the developers all have for moving from paid apps to “paid/unpaid plus subscription” ?!?
Once they fix this I hope that they will deeply apologize (why isn’t it warning us by now?!?). Also, I expect that they should extend the length of our paid subscription by at least twice the time our service was inaccessible- I spent half an hour trying all sorts of workarounds and troubleshooting until finally heading over to this App page and digging into the one-star reviews to find out the developers are MIA on this breakage so far.
Chaidh "The Chad" Lochridge - Just one thing...
For the most part, and aside from some minor glitches, TextNow does everything that it's supposed to, and does it well. There are however, just a few small details that could make the app considerably better. The main relatively useful addition that I would love to see implemented is a way of telling if the other person in a conversation has read your messages or is typing, as is common with other services. There is also a bug where photos will appear to be sent, but will not be received by the other person that can be slightly confusing at best. Again, a great service, but some minor improvements could be made.
iamsix3 - This app is garbage
I understand it’s free but this app is garbage. I have no idea why it has the high rating it has. It’s must be just for text but it is absolutely horrible for phone calls. I have been using this app for about 3 years and I gave this number out to all my staff and coworkers as my work number.....HUGE MISTAKE. It is EXTREMELY unstable. I am usually at full cell signal or on WiFi calling and it doesn’t matter calls constantly drop. I can be on the phone with my boss for 10 minutes and the call will drop at least 3 times on my end. So embarrassing. I also reboot my device just about every morning (currently iPhone XS Max). I should have used textfree and just purchased the minutes. I have been using that app for about a year now and has never had any problems. I wish I had given than number out as my work number. Lesson learned.
janigian,chloe - 5 stars
I think this is a fantastic app because you can audio call for free and not most apps let you do that. You can also text for free and I love that as well. You can send videos and pictures and I love that. The only thing about this app I dislike is that you cannot FaceTime but I do understand why because if someone has and LG they might not be able to FaceTime. If LG can FaceTime I would like this app to upgrade and make it so we can FaceTime. That would be amazing. I hope I helped anyone that is thinking about downloading this app. You should download this app because of how great it is their is no reason for you not to.
MysticBunni - App not working
Now I don’t know if it’s because of this app is not really suitable for iPhones but I have been having none stop trouble with this app. I have WiFi but it always says that I need to check my internet connection. When I send messages it says it’s unable to send and during phone calls, me and the other party need to have our calls on speaker. Now I recently uninstalled it to reinstall and see if that will help. (Dummy me) and now I can’t get into my account because of “internet issues”. This is the only app close enough for me to make contact with anyone since I have no other way. I use this app for work issues and it’s been frustrating. I don’t care much for the adds or how long it loads( because it usually loads pretty quickly) but eve since I’ve downloaded this app I can hardly send messages or receive messages.
Yaelenah - Repetitive calls
I am feeling the repetitive calls are from those you have under you to burn up free minutes wanting me to buy. I never had this issue with you before but it has been horrendous this time. I was going to purchase your product after my free minutes were up but no way now.
When I say repetitive I decline, call back is instant and only stops when I answer after 8 to 10 calls in less then 90 seconds. I finally told them to f off two days in a row!!
Not sure why you feel this is a good practice but whatever it is your method now and good luck with it!
RSJ1125 - Don’t purchase the subscription!
The app itself is fine, but after a few calls I decided I needed to use it for a longer period of time and paid $10 for a subscription where it advertised “unlimited calling”. What the unlimited calling was for other people that have the app, not just anyone. I didn’t mind paying but I think deceiving people to do it is a pretty crappy business practice. There’s also a VERY annoying voice when your credits start getting low that completely talks over who you’re speaking with on the call for 20-30 seconds at a time. I used this to do business when I didn’t want to use my personal phone number, it was extremely annoying. I’d venture to say you could find a better app that doesn’t lie as blatantly to get your money.
Ruby/Lin - I feel bad...
Ok so I didn't really had the worst experience with this app because I feel like it gave me someone els phone number and Random people kept calling me and I never give out my phone number only to my family and my friends and it gave me voice mails like “Hey (Name) we were checking in if you were still available for the job” something like that but I wasn't that name... but I got a new number... I also kept getting calls and messages like “Hey rose” and then someone kept calling me and then messaged me that I needed to talk to my kids and my husband because he was at the hospital about to die but the thing is I have no husband or kids yet.. and when I herd that message i felt so bad that this rose cant say goodbye to her husband because I have her phone number.... I’m deleting this app.
🤳🏻use TextNow - Amazing app
This is the best texting apps I use. The only bad thing is a glitch. If I create a profile picture and later on I change it, sometimes it will be the one it was before, and sometimes it will be the one I changed it to. Please fix this annoying glitch. Also, if I receive a video, it will be all blurry, and like, goes at 3 frames a second. The video receiving part of it is horrible. Please fix it. The app is also really laggy sometimes. Also, usually the ads are really big, which means they cover a lot of space, and covers a lot of the app.
Weirdo with bad grammar - *CREEPY!!*
Ok so it's a great app, besides the fact that they distribute your number to random people. I used it to text my friend to prank her from a random number. Later she figured out it was me, but after a random text came from some one. Of course I thought it was her, because I pranced her from a random number. But it wasn't her. After I started texting things to the number like " C'mon I know it's you! Stop being weird. Your not going to prank me." Than another number texting me saying " Who do you think you are, messing with my wife?" ( actually he said some pretty bad words, I don't want to get into detail) so I was like, WOAH DELETE THIS APP NOWWW
So be careful. Know that this could happen to another person. It's creepy... I suggest you just get an iCloud account you can text from with your email. :(
lazycrocs - delete button don’t work and glitchy
i’ve had textnow for about 2 yrs now, it’s a better good app if you don’t have a phone number or can’t get one. But i just can’t handle how glitchy and hard it is just to text someone, also it takes forever to load conversations! To be honest just get a phone number it’s not worth suffering to text one person.
The delete button doesn’t work at all when you try to delete conversations or swipe left on their contact. That needs to be fixed!
Also the textnow premium cost just as much (monthly) to get a actual phone number and data to text on the go. Not worth it like i said just get a real phone number!
Otherwise the this app (textnow) is...ok
Tennessee jenn - Wonderful asset to screen people
I use text now as a means to screen people prior to releasing my personal cell number. It’s great because I can instantly block junk callers, which I’ve only had two of in more than 14 months. Their system eliminates those calls before they reach you. Not to mention potential employers, website registrations etc, I don’t have all the excess selling if my information by these companies.
Highly recommend text now. Whether you are dating, looking for a job or just the “person everyone vents to”, you can maintain contact while still maintaining your privacy. And truly focusing on what is important - time! Time for you!!!
DJohnsonn - Not that great.
I think the reviews are trash. I used the app and it glitches and hangs up phone calls all the time. It freezes and won’t let me press any button. It says the calls fail and it’s not my connection because I use my phone for everything else with other apps that involve the internet. When it’s good it’s good I don’t have any problems but I can do without the call failing and not being able to press any buttons. Kind of useful for 25% of what I needed it for.
UPDATE: I see other people having the same issue, since I last posted this nothing has changed and it now freezes my phone something for a couple minutes. One time I couldn’t even restart my phone for almost 10 SUPER ANNOYING especially when I use my regular phone for work.
ItzGingerr - Stop adding me to a group!
I’ve been seeing this and I wanting it to stop,people that I don’t know have been putting me in group chats,and I just press “delete”. But whenever someone in that chat texts I just get sent back to that group,I mean I don’t want to talk anymore and since textnow people don’t let me go,like I want to leave the group chat since I don’t know the people in there. I just want to delete the group chat,first I deleted by pressing “Delete Coversation” And if someone texts back to the group chat I see the notification and i get sent to the group chat! Really? And I pressed the delete by swiping the group chat and pressing delete and the same THING IS HAPPENING. if you could try to add group calls.
A Weird Oof Person 🔲 - Fix it
This app has not been working for me. Most of the apps I sign into has this number labeled as “Not a Valid US Number” and now I am getting spam messages everyday with a different persons name. I am very upset that I am getting someone else’s spam and that I can not sign into things with this number. Another bad side is if you don’t text someone for 10 days then the apps gives away your number without deleting your contacts. If someone else gets your number (which,they will) they can easily go to your texts and text that person. Let’s say you got grounded for two weeks and they give your number away and people text your contacts. They think that it is you texting them. That could cause many problems. If you wish to delete the number you could also delete the contacts
Derpy._.Aubrey - I love this app! 5 stars! Helpful!
This app is so good! You see, my iMessages aren’t working, so nobody could text me. But now with this app, now people can text me! I even have a REAL phone number! I love this app!❤️ I recommend to anybody who just can’t text or their iMessages don’t work! It’s so easy just to get on and use! I loved it! The only thing is the security pictures. They are really annoying but I see why they are there. To protect from 🤖. I really love this app! So far, my experience is quite good! It’s very easy to use and rarely to never crashes! I recommend this wonderful app to anybody! Thanks! 🙏 😊❤️❤️❤️❤️✌️
PrinceWiX - From best to worst calling app
I would give this App 0 stars if possible. Have been using this app since 2015. I have seen functionality in this App collapse over these 3 years. App constantly freezes at every touch and process. Open app, freezes. Open a chat, freezes. Type text, freezes. Dial a number, freezes. The developers are not providing sufficient updates and support to make this a reliable app. I don’t know what bugs these updates are fixing because the freezing problem persists. Please fix these problem and return some dignity to this App and yourselves.
leo4real07 - Amazing Text App
I really want to appreciate you guys for this wonderful text app. I used to use this app in the past and it never had issues. Currently I got a new Textnow number and I tried to subscribe to premium but it kept giving me this message “cannot connect to the App Store” I thought it was a problem with my Apple ID, I then tried paying for other apps on my phone and they went successful, then I realized that the issue was from Textnow.
Please help me fix that problem so I can use Textnow without ads. I’m very much eager to pay so I can enjoy Textnow as usual. Thank you!
Giant Naked Pillow - Crashes and freezes all the time!!
As much as I enjoy having a second number that works with wifi, I can’t say how many times it has failed on me in the past month. Pictures and even text messages fail to get sent out, and the screen would freeze while texting or even while browsing photo library. The app would crash and shut off on its own. I would say all of these things occur anytime when I try to do anything that is longer or heavier than writing 40 characters simple text, and that’s pretty frustrating. I first needed this app because I work at a place where there’s absolutely no cell service, and even the phone call quality was quite decent. I just wish it doesn’t crash/freeze so often...
Cappuccino swirl - App Issues-Freezing and Glitching out
Got this app because a friend of mine recommended it to me stating it’s a good app she didn’t have no issues with it.
I download it an the same day I installed it I’m in the middle of texting a friend an the App Freezes an then throws me out of the App. Then I go back in the App and the whole message I wrote gets deleted an I have to retype what I wrote because the app froze and glitched out. I’m really hoping whatever is causing the App to freeze and glitch out gets fixed ASAP because this is a pretty good App. It deserves 5 stars but with the freezing, glitching out and Me having to retype my messages I couldn’t give it 5 stars sorry.
llaauurreen - I like this app but recently it keeps blocking everyone...
This app is useful. I have been using it for a long time (years) and it has never gave me trouble except for some annoying ads and sometimes crashing randomly but it has never been so hard to use or glitchy that I couldn’t get it to work. Until recently. Now it keeps randomly blocking all numbers and contacts in the entire app and then won’t allow me to unblock so I will have to delete the app and redownload or make a new number which is super annoying. Please fix this bug in a new update. I really do enjoy using this app. It has helped me for a small business on the side which provides my income so I would be very sad to have to find an entirely new app with similar features.
BrittanySlattery - I love text now
Ive always sworn by text now for free wi-fi calling and texting! I liked it so much I paid for a monthly plan and got to keep my number! Hassle-free! Still ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ star service! My only negative experience to not wasn’t even bad! I found it very annoying when I didn’t pay for the next months service it alerted me every 20 minutes for 3 months since I still used the free WiFi part! And to keep my number! I now have a compatible iPhone that the features are updated on or maybe the iOS version! All in all I still enjoy text now! Thank you!
A Text Now Lover - Awesome App
This app is by far one of the best app out there, If you a phone or device that doesn’t have a plan or any minutes left then download this app and it becomes your service as long as you have internet connection. And the best part is it’s free as long as you have internet service you can use the app as a phone on any device. You also can purchase a data plan with them for when your our and about and can’t connect to WiFi and the service is great theres no roaming or blackout areas or spots that you don’t have service.
Bluecatmom - It really is free cellular service!
I had trouble believing it was truly free cellular service but it is. I would give it 5 stars but for one thing. On my older iPhone I have to have the app open or my friends cannot call me. They say they hear ringing but I never answer. I don’t answer because my iPhone doesn’t ring. If I leave the app open in the background, the iPhone rings just fine. I am not annoyed by the ads. TextNow makes it clear up front that there will be ads. You can subscribe to get rid of the ads but I really don’t mind them at all. And the call quality is excellent. All in all, very happy to be with TextNow!
biin2346)$7 - Hangs every time
I’ve been using TextNow for well over two years now and it’s really fantastic, however I recently updated the app with the new interface and all that and I just noticed few days ago when I get to the app it just hangs and I’m unable to do anything until I close and reopen and it just happens again, I don’t know if it’s a glitch or a bug...I tried deleting and downloaded the app couple of times but it doesn’t stop the glitch from reoccurring after every download I don’t know if it’s a bug and it would be rectified in the next update, apart from this it’s a really great app and I love it.
How this game is good. - Fabulousness
I think that this app is so cool! I have a history with this app because last year me and my boyfriend both had it and we thought that it was awesome! He had gotten in trouble so he had to sit in the front of the bus and I had gotten into a fight with my friend so I sat with him in the front and we fell in love. And he got happy when he realized that he was not the only one to have the text now app! We dated for 2 and a half months then broke up, very sad day. Hoping to get back with him next year. But this app is so amazing. It is free and it is awesome! It helped me find love once.
only as good as you show - Angela Embry
I’m not at all satisfied with this app. I have several complaints, so much as when I’m done writing this review I’m deleting the app. 1.)To start it’s slow. Takes forever to open the app. 2) it gives me trouble answering the phone and won’t let me hang up when I need to. I have to shut my phone off to keep this app from sending constant notifications even when there are non to notify me. The app calls people as if I were doing so. This is by far the worst call text app I’ve downloaded. I Don’t want to or mean to hurt anyone’s feelings, but this is ridiculous and needs to be addressed so there is a chance to fix and make right. If you want something to be something then make it something. And not just a quick crappy app that you can’t take pride in. Total dissatisfaction.
Sinna_mom - Trash
This app is trash bruh! Like it had A LOT of issues with it. I’ve been using for some months now and I can honestly say that I will NOT be recommending it to anyone I know. I’ve just gotten more and more frustrated with it and I’ve gotten to the point where I had to delete it from my phone. Some of the problems I had included glitching as well as signing out of the thing without my permission. Is would also freeze up and not move unless app was turned off and turned on. It malfunctioned a lot and it made it to the point where I couldn’t even text or call people! I’m sorry but I don’t like this app and have therefore, given a 2. Would’ve gotten a one but it did hold up at least 35% of the time. The other 65% was lame.
Wndjsjqhabzkvlhlfjxjnanx - Good at first, until it isn’t
I work for a small company, and we have used this app for texting clients for well over a year now, as I was uncomfortable giving my personal number to clients. This app works well for texting, for the most part. We have experienced issues with being able to send text messages for a long time. It happens on and off, so our ability to text using this app is inconsistent. Yesterday, our numbers stopped working and is permanently broken, and we can no longer use it. This number is all over Google, all over our website, and all over our business cards, so changing the number is going to be a huge inconvenience. Like I said, this app is good for texting, but be prepared for your phone number to stop working with no warning.
Digital Caller - Very Slow Service
At face value, Text Now seems like a legitimate service provider. I enjoyed the free calling so much that I decide to switch carriers but that’s where I messed up. After going through their service plans and selecting the one I desired, I ordered a SIM card from TextNow to go along with a monthly plan. They claimed that I would receive my order within 2-3 business days but it has been 3 weeks since I first placed the order. And The customer service was bad when I contacted them to see what was going on. They provided no way of tracking my order and insisted that I entered the wrong address even though a text now representative had confirmed it a day earlier. IF YOU LIKE TEXT NOW JUST USE IT WITH WIFI BECAUSE THEY WON’T SHIP YOUR ORDER AND WILL REFUSE TO GIVE YOU A REFUND. Ps. I am still waiting for my SIM card.
4KAYAK2 - Reasoning for dislike
I've been with you for quite some time and the fact getting.... being old I don't even remember how long.
Back when you made me do an update about a month ago between signing out of my old account and losing a lot of my contacts for some reason when my son came over and figured out that I had to do an upgrade to get myself going again now my poor iPad just goes slow as hell and it is text now fault
Is there anything that can be done about it?
But I do like the fact that I can paste to the text line phone number couldn't do that before other Nat no change other than to just almost locks my iPad up
Misticvw - Total white-out on Panoramic mode
Pretty sure this just began after the latest update. I’m using an iPhone7, and until now this app has worked flawlessly. More then satisfied. So just last week I’ve noticed if I turn my phone sideways automatically switching the display to panoramic mode the entire conversation goes white screen. Turning the phone back upright does not correct this. I need to back out of that contact then back in to see previous texts and be able to compose anything new. Somewhat frustrating but I’m sure it will get some attention and be corrected soon.
Happy TextNow user....
tacosrule123 - Fun and great way to text
I have an iPod because my parents won’t buy me a phone so when all of my friends got phones I wanted a way to text them , I tried many apps but they all cost money to text people so I tried this app. It doesn’t involve you to have to buy anything unless you want to and I can text my friends when ever you want the only problem I have with the app is you have to have wifi for it but it not the end of the world , overall this is such a good app thank you creators of this app ( idk who you are but thx) 🙂😃
Apirl oakligt on yt - Small issue:
Please help. I have used text now for a few years and I love it but recently I went to open the app and it said, "text now is out of date click here to update " I click the button and it takes me to the App Store but it doesn't let me update!! It just says open I keep pressing the buttons and trying to update it and it won't let me past that page. All my friends are texting and calling that number and I have that number attached to A LOT of things if it's gone I'm going to have a panic attack please help me!!!!
RADAR18 - Not working with IOS 14 update
I have been using this app since March 2020 when I began working at home. After downloading the new IOS 14 update, it isn’t working with on my iPhone 11 Pro Max. In fact, I deleted it and tried to reinstall and can’t even download it. It says get but doesn’t even show in my cloud. I downloaded the app on to my old phone that doesn’t have the new IOS 14 software and it worked for me to make a call, but can’t answer calls. Texting worked but I need to be able to use this app on my actual phone, not an old device. I love this app and it has made it easier to work with my clients without giving them my actual cell phone number. Please fix this problem. Thanks!
GlobalM - Lost the number I used for everything, but managed to recover
I’ve been a Textnow premium subscriber for years using the same number the entire time for my business. The latest app update wiped the number from my app, and when I tried to use the app it told me to log in then asked me to choose a new number. Needless to say panic ensued. Thankfully I was able to find my old account login information and get back in to my number. The app itself is great, and I’ve used it around the world, they need to work on customer service though.
layboyberry - Happy customer
I’ve been using this app a few months now never had any problems until now sometimes people will say they send me texts but I’m not getting them and will receive a text I’ll see the preview of the text at the top of my screen but when I go to check it it’s nothing there and also one other small problem is the notification sounds are very low I can barley hear it at times so I’m usually respond at a untimely manner I think the notification sounds should be able to be louder
Tdon44 - Great!!!!!!!
One amazing application it just Straight does what it says you can text anybody call anybody and you don’t have to worry about putting a credit card on or doing any BS and you don’t really get too many pop-ups or videos coming out of nowhere while you’re in the middle of a text or a call it’s great picture messages videos anything you could think of you can do just like you can with your regular phone plan you can do it it’s awesome you just have to have a Wi-Fi signal that’s all I don’t think hotspot Wi-Fi accounts
srr, - Ok
The overall app is just ok. When people try and call you there is know ringtone.I don’t even hear the ringtone when someone is trying to call you it just gives you a notification afterwards. Plus I know it’s convenient because it’s free to call people when you have WiFi in all, but the app is so slow I can’t even believe I have WiFi. ( I have fast WiFi). Think about it why do we need free calling apps when when we need our phone the most we don’t have Wi-Fi. But if you’re desperate for a phone app, I mean it works,but not-at its best though. If the company put a little bit more thought and time into the app he could have some potential. But for now I don’t recommend this app if you’re not desperate.
Grateful sheep :) - Great App! One Flaw
Hi! I’ve been using TextNow for a little more than 4 months now for work and it’s been going great! Good voice quality and call features. I even use my Bluetooth headphone to answer and make calls. Unfortunately I’m not sure what happened but I’m no longer about to hear anything using my Plantronics Voyager Focus headset. It’s connected via Bluetooth but it longer lets me hear anything on a phone call. Can you please make an update that allows Bluetooth devices like mine to have the ability to hear my calls? Not sure if it’s a bug that’s causing the issue. Thank you so much! 😄👍🏼
angrybillsfan - Not accessible for iPhone voiceover users with vision issues.
Although text now offer some great features and is easy to use, the accessibility features are horrible. Buttons are not labeled, contacts and messages are not labeled parentheses who sent you or called you and parentheses, and I had to basically figure out the order of the buttons to remember what they were. People without vision issues will just click on an icon, but people who don’t see well or don’t see you at all need to hear or have spoken with those buttons are for. Text now, you have a lot of work to do in this area, especially since I am a paying member!
MiayeRose - Keep getting emails to confirm an account I didn’t make
I downloaded the app just so I could write a review to get some help with this. I got an email asking to confirm that my email address was associated with the account. I have never heard of this product before the email so I clicked the option on the email to say that it wasn’t and I was told my email was removed and would not longer be linked to that account. I am still getting emails asking to confirm my account so I tried visiting the developers website to get help. The only options are video tutorials and videos to watch with no option to contact a real person.
Will someone please remove my email? I am not comfortable with someone else using my email address for your service.
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