As an alternative to a contracted phone plan with a national carrier, the TextNow app offers free texting and calling. To work with SMS text carriers, the software gives each user a random phone number.
Being the first free, ad-supported Nationwide Talk & Text network, we set ourselves apart from the competition. However, TextNow isn’t just for your phone, which makes us special. From a laptop, desktop, or tablet, you may phone and text using TextNow while connected to WiFi.
Using genuine cell towers rather than Wi-Fi, TextNow’s free package offers limitless calls and text messages. No data is provided because not everyone requires it. One would contend that a phone without a data plan isn’t particularly useful, but not everyone would agree with that statement.
The TextNow app has received over 1,084,000 reviews on the Google Play store, where Android users get their apps, and continues to have a 4.4 star rating. Actually, that’s quite impressive. The app has more than 478,000 ratings and a 4.8 star rating on the Apple Store.
Incoming calls from a number that you’ve added to your phone’s contacts will display the name you’ve supplied for that contact. You might need to provide the TextNow app access to your Contacts if the names of your contacts do not appear when you receive a call from them.
There are several catches: TextNow offers you a personal phone number and connections to make free, ad-supported phone calls and texts. But it has to be with a phone that’s compatible with the Sprint network. And you can’t surf the internet as well. That will cost you at least $19.99 monthly.