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Text Free: Free Texting + Calling + MMS for iPhone

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Editors' Rating:
Terrible
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.16
  • Total Downloads:
    20,250
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 10, 2016
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.
  • File Size:
    62.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    348
  • Platform:
    iOS
  • Product ranking:

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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4 stars

"Not receiving international characters"

October 27, 2015  |  By BlancGivre

2015-10-27 14:31:25  |  By BlancGivre

 |  Version: Text Free Ultra: Free Texting App + Free Calling App + Group Messaging + SMS + Chat + Instant Messenger + Free Phone Number with Voice on Textfree 8.0

Pros

All Good ...

Cons

... except not receiving international characters (é, à, etc) though it can send them.

Summary

All Good except not receiving international characters.

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5 stars

"I just installed this App - so far so good"

April 09, 2015  |  By paulcalif1

2015-04-09 11:34:36  |  By paulcalif1

 |  Version: Text Free Ultra: Free Texting App + Free Calling App + Group Messaging + SMS + Chat + Instant Messenger + Free Phone Number with Voice on Textfree 8.0

Pros

I only had 500 text messages on my plan, and changing to 1000 would cancel my grandfathered unlimited data plan. This app works flawless so far. It asks you to choose a new phone number and offers a list to choose from. If you don't like the area code it offers, you can change it by selecting another zip code. I have sent text messages to 5 people so far without issue. Since I have unlimited data, and very limited text, this is a great solution for me.

Cons

Texting appears to be all free, but phone calls are not. They give you a few free minutes to try it out, but then try to sell you more. I don't need free phone calling since I have unlimited calls. The only down side for me are the ads, but hey, they have to pay for it some how. If it continues to work, I will gladly pay the $5.99

Summary

If you need free texting, have unlimited data or wifi is usually available, give this a shot. Glad I did.
Thanks - Great app!

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3 stars

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

May 02, 2012  |  By HungryHungryAsian

2012-05-02 10:42:13  |  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

2011-03-09 12:35:21  |  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 9.0.16
Every couple weeks we roll out updates that make Textfree a better place to chat. Get the latest version for the best Textfree experience. If youre enjoying your free phone number, please consider reviewing our app.
General
Publisher Pinger
Publisher web site http://www.pinger.com
Release Date December 14, 2010
Date Added June 10, 2016
Version 9.0.16
Category
Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Lifestyle Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iphone4, iphone4, ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g
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File Size 62.89MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,250
Downloads Last Week 348
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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