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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TextNow

Plans

The talk, text, and data cell phone plans available from
TextNow
.
TextNow
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
10
/mo.
No
LTE
Full
Speed
No
Speed
Priority
Deprioritized
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Group Savings
Group Savings
TextNow
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
20
/mo.
2GB
LTE
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
Priority
Deprioritized
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Group Savings
Group Savings
TextNow
Verizon
VZ
AT&T
ATT
Sprint
SP
T-Mobile
T-Mo
$
40
/mo.
Unlimited
LTE
Full
Speed
Full Speed
Speed
23GB
Priority
Deprioritized
Unlimited 2G
Data
Unlimited 2G
Data
Hotspot
Included
Hotspot
Add On
Hotspot
No
Hotspot
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Visual VM
Visual VM
MMS
MMS
WiFi Calling
WiFi Calling
VoLTE
VoLTE
Roaming
Roaming
Long Distance
Long Distance
Long Distance
International
International
International
Group Savings
Group Savings

Family Plans

See the family plans & group savings
TextNow
has to offer.
No family plans or group discounts available at this time.
No family plans or group discounts available at this time.
No family plans or group discounts available at this time.
No family plans or group discounts available at this time.
No family plans or group discounts available at this time.
No family plans or group discounts available at this time.

About TextNow

Notes

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. 

The HUGE disadvantage to TextNow’s app is that it means you can’t use iMessage on iPhone. :( Sorry, iPhone users. This plan may not be for you.

If you are willing to compromise, then TextNow’s plans are affordable, include a variety of features, and offer group savings. 

Discount

TextNow offers a family discount. You save about $10/month/line that you add. Here’s the breakdown:

  • $29 5GB plan: $23 per additional line
  • $39 unlimited plan: $30 per additional line
Coverage

TextNow uses the Sprint network for coverage.

Features

On TextNow’s $3 plan and up, they support:

  • 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 Coverage

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 their plans.

Plan Specific Features

You’ll get the same experience on TextNow with their $3 plan and up. However, their free plan has some differences.

Free Plan

TextNow’s free plan includes ads and does not support the following features: caller ID, voicemail transcriptions, unlimited photo & video chat history, call forwarding. 

The free plan still includes voicemail, the cross-platform application, international calling, conference calling, and group texting are still supported. 

TextNow Customer Service

TextNow offers customer service and support through their support website. You can read through existing help articles or interact with an online chat bot who will help answer your questions. Phone number and email support appear unavailable at this time.


Add-ons

TextNow offers affordable international calling add-ons for their plans.

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

TextNow

Features

See what features and services are supported on
TextNow
.

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.
5G

5G Network

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5G

5G Network

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

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