Text Free: Free Texting App + Free Calling App + SMS with Textfree

Text Free: Free Texting App + Free Calling App + SMS with Textfree

Download Editors' Rating:
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Terrible
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    9,164
  • Date Added:
    April 27, 2014
  • File Size:
    35.31MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    iOS

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Editors' Review

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Sure, they may only cost 10 cents a pop, but any parent of a teenager knows that text messages add up fast, creating a very large bill at the end of the cycle. Text Free with Textfree aims to lessen your phone bill with free texting and free calls, but its main selling points failed to actually work.

To begin, Textfree asks if it can have access to your contacts. From there, you'll have to create an account, which will require you to create a username and password, and enter your age, gender, and e-mail. After that, it'll ask if it can access your current location, then you'll have to choose a number. (Don't worry; this won't change your actual phone number.) Unintuitive buttons reside across the top of the screen, and we had to tap each one to figure out its purpose. There's a Favorites option for your favorite contacts, a Recents feature for your most recent calls, a Contacts feature, and a Keypad for making calls. The banner ad was really annoying at the bottom of the screen. The app does give you the option of hiding all ads, but it'll cost you -- $5.99, to be exact. And while the app is indeed free, you are limited in how long you can talk. Textfree gives you nine minutes to chat away, but you can buy minutes if you need more time. The app claims to turn your iPod Touch into a phone, but we tested it on our iPhone 4, with dismal results. We were able to place a call using our new number, and while our recipient received the call, he heard only silence on his end. On our end, the phone just kept ringing. And here's the kicker: While the program's main focus is on free texts, we couldn't, for the life of us, figure out how to send a text. A large, blank, white screen appeared and tapping on it didn't get us anywhere. A pencil and paper icon, which seemed to be the most obvious location for writing a text, only took us to our contacts where selecting one attempted to place another failed call.

If you're looking for a cheaper way, other than iMessage, to send SMS text messages, we recommend you skip Text Free with Textfree and look for an app that lives up to its promise.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 3 stars

    "Its doable if you don't have unlimited texts."

    May 02, 2012   |   By HungryHungryAsian

    Version: Free Text - Textfree Free Texting and Calls 5.0.3

    Pros

    Free texts and incoming calls. Free textfree to texfree calls.

    Cons

    Seperate number to receive pics. Extremely slow and freezes all the time. Missed text or you won't receive for a few hours to a few days. Even if you have full signal will say cannot send text cannot not connect.

    Summary

    Its doable if you don't have unlimited texts.

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  • 5 stars

    "It works good, text are free"

    March 09, 2011   |   By jmann_jeremy

    Version: Textfree with Voice for iPhone 4.0

    Pros

    free text and calls sound good

    Cons

    works best on wifi

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 7.2
    Textfree 7.2 Improved voice calling quality Notifications fixes Fixes to address crashes Overall application performance improvementsThank you for making Textfree: #1 free app in Social Networking! #3 free app in the iTunes App Store!
    General
    Publisher Pinger
    Publisher web site http://www.pinger.com
    Release Date December 14, 2010
    Date Added April 27, 2014
    Version 7.2
    Category
    Category Entertainment Software
    Subcategory Lifestyle Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems iOS
    Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.
    Download Information
    File Size 35.31MB
    File Name Not available
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 9,164
    Downloads Last Week 3
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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