TextNow

TextNow is for people willing to compromise using the TextNow application for sending texts and placing calls in exchange for amazingly affordable plans with Sprint or T-Mobile coverage.
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Family Plans

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Hotspot & Tablet Data Plans

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About TextNow

TextNow is a free texting app that began offering cell phone service. TextNow offers everyone free calling and texting via their mobile application. The free version of the app supports ads. If you’d like an ad-free experience, you can pay to have the ads removed. And if you’d like to be able to make calls and send texts without needing a Wi-Fi connection, you can sign up for one of TextNow’s cellular data plans. Here are TextNow’s current plans:

When you sign up for TextNow, you must use their mobile application to make calls and send texts. TextNow’s application allows you to make calls and send texts anywhere you have WiFi connection, even if you have no cell reception. This can be a game-changer for people who travel frequently and can help improve call quality and message reliability. 

TextNow’s app also allows you to sign in to your account and send messages from your laptop, tablet, or other connected devices. 

TextNow offers a limited selection of smartphones to choose from on their website. However, for the best experience we suggest you bring your own unlocked smartphone to their network. An unlocked smartphone means it isn’t tied to any carrier or contract, and it gives you the flexibility to switch plans or carriers any time you want.

You can find great deals on unlocked smartphones on a site like Swappa, with whom we have an affiliate partnership. We feel Swappa can help you save money on your new smartphone, offering discounts between 20% and 50% off.

TextNow is great for anyone looking for an app to make free calls and texts and is frequently on Wi-Fi. The ability to make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi is also a great feature as it greatly expands your coverage area. However, TextNow’s cellular plans tend to be more expensive than other options. For example, Tello offers 2GB of LTE data for just $14 per month.

TextNow Discounts

TextNow doesn’t offer any discounts at this time.

TextNow Coverage

TextNow uses the Sprint network for coverage. However, since Sprint has merged with T-Mobile, TextNow customers will soon be able to access the T-Mobile network for coverage.

  • T-Mobile 4G LTE bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, 71
  • T-Mobile 5G bands: n41, n71, n260, n261
  • Sprint 4G LTE bands: 25, 26, 41
  • Sprint 5G bands: n41

TextNow Features

  • Visual Voicemail
  • MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
  • HD Voice / VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • Personal Hotspot
  • Stateside International Calling
  • Cross-platform application
  • Conference Calling
  • Caller ID
  • Call Forwarding
  • Calls to USA & Canada

Stateside International Calling

TextNow supports making stateside international calls to a variety of locations at affordable rates. Unlimited calls to the USA and Canada are included with plans starting at $9.99 per month.

International Data Roaming

While you will not get cell reception while traveling internationally, TextNow will continue to work anywhere you have WiFi. This may include your hotel, coffee shops, airports, or other places with free public internet access. 

Hidden Fees

TextNow adds standard taxes and regulatory fees to the cost of their cell phone plans.

TextNow Customer Service

You can reach TextNow’s customer service by contacting them through their support page.


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Features

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Visual Voicemail

See your voicemail messages, read voicemail transcriptions, and quickly delete messages or call the number back.

Visual Voicemail

Not supported. You'll have to dial your voicemail number to listen to your new voicemail messages.

MMS

Send and receive group and picture messages with full support for multimedia services.

MMS

Not supported. You won't be able to send or receive group messages or picture messages.

Personal Hotspot

Share your mobile data with your computer, tablet, and other devices.

Personal Hotspot

Add-ons available. Share your mobile data with your computer, tablet, and other devices.

Personal Hotspot

Not supported. You won't be able to share your mobile data with your computer, tablet, or other devices.

WiFi Calling

Make calls even in areas without cell reception as long as you have a WiFi connection.

WiFi Calling

Not supported. You'll need a network connection to make and receive phone calls.

VoLTE

Experience better audio quality as calls are routed over cellular data instead of legacy network technologies.

VoLTE

Not supported. Calls will be routed over their regular frequencies for standard audio quality.

Domestic Roaming

Your phone will roam on partner networks in the U.S. in areas your carrier doesn't provide coverage.

Domestic Roaming

Not supported. Coverage will be limited to your network. Your phone won't switch to partner networks in areas with poor reception.

International Calling

Make calls from the United States to other countries at affordable rates.

International Calling

Add-ons available. Make calls from the United States to other countries at affordable rates.

International Calling

Not supported. You won't be able to make calls to other countries.

International Data Roaming

Stay connected while traveling abroad. Use cellular data in foreign countries thanks to partner networks.

International Data Roaming

Add-ons available. Roam on partner networks while abroad for cellular data connectivity.

International Data Roaming

Not supported. You'll only be able to make calls, send texts, and use cellular data inside the United States.

Multi -Line Discount

This plan is eligible for a family and group discounts! The more lines you have, the more you'll save.

Multi -Line Discount

There are no group savings or discounts available for this plan.

Account Manager

Add multiple lines under your account to easily manage billing.

Account Manager

Not supported. Each line will need its own account and will be treated separately.

eSIM

Activate this plan on the built-in eSIM on your new iPhone, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, or other smartphone.

eSIM

Not supported. A physical SIM card is required to activate this plan.
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5G Network

Get access to the latest 5G network with a compatible phone for improved coverage and the fastest data speeds available.
5G

5G Network

Not supported. This carrier uses 4G LTE for coverage and network performance.

TextNow Add-ons

TextNow offers an international calling add-on with their plan.

International Calling Add-On

Place calls to international locations at affordable rates. You pay per minute of talk time. Here are the rates for popular countries:

  • China - 2.2¢/min
  • India - 1.8¢/min
  • Mexico - 0.0¢/min
  • UK - 0.0¢/min

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