TextNow, founded in 2009 by two college students who wanted to save money on phone bills, has been offering free phone service to customers for more than a decade. Now, the app offers not only free nationwide calls and texts in America and Canada but also low-cost international calls to more than 230 countries. Besides, it is the first product of its kind to offer an ad-supported mobile service.
On iOS App Store, TextNow’s rating is 4.8 out of 5.0, with user reviews of more than 614,545, and it has also been ranked as the #11 among social networking apps. On Google Play, its rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, with 1,275,911 user reviews and more than 50,000,000 installs.
In the latest update, the developers of TextNow: Call + Text Unlimited have not only enhanced the stability of its operation, but also patched and improved the latest issues and vulnerabilities raised by users.
Texting & Calling: The app provides every user with free or cheap mobile communications including texts, video and voice calls. First, by using TextNow, users can get a new phone number (Area code of the phone number can be chosen freely by the user.) and enjoy unlimited communications. Second, they can make and receive calls and messages in the USA and Canada for free. Third, international calls to 230+ other countries are at a low price. What’s more, users can contact others through TextNow even if those people don’t have this app.
Multi-devices Supported: Users can use the app across different devices such as iPhone, iPad or computer without any limitations. This can turn various devices into a phone and help users make phone calls anytime and anywhere. In addition, users can access calls and messages from their phones when they are going out.
Convenient Features: The app offers many convenient features to all users such as caller ID, Quick Reply, and automatic selection of the best network. Moreover, users can add personalized signatures for each message and customize their chat backgrounds and prompt sounds according to their preferences.
- The app is available on various devices. Also, users’ records are saved to their accounts so that they can retrieve their data even if they had uninstalled the app before.
- This app is very useful, it’s easy for users to make or receive phone calls and texts as long as there is a good Wi-Fi condition.
- Unlike other apps, recipients don't need to download the same app to respond and receive calls or messages, which is very convenient.
- There are some bugs in this app and it crashes and lost connection sometimes, which may make some users get annoyed.
- Users may encounter telephone frauds in this app.