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Editors' Review

TextNow lets you send unlimited messages and make infinite phone calls within the U.S. and Canada for free over Wi-Fi.

Pros

Free: As long as you're willing to overlook a few ads at the bottom of the screen, TextNow is free. You can pay to remove the ads, but they're not intrusive enough to warrant the additional cost.

Customization: You can set a wallpaper for your conversations using photos in your image library as well as customize your sound notification options for messaging sessions.

Cons

Annoyingly long setup: Captcha verification is understandable to prevent spam bots, but when the verification process goes on too long, the cost-benefit ratio seems unfavorable.

Free within U.S. & Canada only: You can only make complimentary calls within the U.S. and Canada. You can, however, make low-cost international calls by adding money or earning free money by completing offers.

Obnoxious in-text notification: When you text someone who isn't using the app, they'll receive the notification "Sent free from TextNow.com," along with the message. Talk about free advertising.Random phone number: This app doesn't text or make calls from your regular phone number, which means that if your contact information doesn't show up when you text your friends who use the app, you will have to identify yourself.

Bottom Line

If you're looking for an app to help you communicate with your contacts for free, TextNow certainly hits the mark. The fun customization options and easy-to-ignore advertising make it a great way to lower your monthly phone bill without impacting your calling or texting time.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.10.0

Bug fixes and stability improvements

General

Publisher Ting Interactive
Publisher web site http://tinginteractive.com/
Release Date October 09, 2017
Date Added October 09, 2017
Version 8.10.0

Category

Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Download Information

File Size 62.44MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 60,033
Downloads Last Week 246

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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