148Apps Review SummaryOur Rating: :: GOOD, BUT UNRELIABLE :: Read Our Full Review >>
Texting using your data plan or a WiFi connection can be a great way to save money, and TextNow offers tons of nifty features. Sadly, it doesn't work reliably enough for me to recommend it.
What's New-Bug fixes for iOS 8
-Other optimizations for iOS 8 included
-For the best experience, we recommend upgrading to TextNow 5
App DescriptionFREE TEXTING, FREE PICTURE MESSAGING, FREE CALLING, AND FREE VOICEMAIL
DEDICATED PHONE NUMBER
Give your friends your very own phone number!
UNLIMITED TEXT AND PICTURE MESSAGING
You can send as many texts and picture messages as you want - FREE!
TURN YOUR IPOD OR IPAD INTO A PHONE
Works on your iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone
IS IT REALLY FREE?
There is no catch. No yearly or monthly fees! It is completely free!
HOW CAN ALL OF THIS BE FREE?
The app comes with a few ads. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a subscription to remove them.
OTHER AWESOME STUFF
- Customize the look and feel of the app
- Tons of wallpaper, color schemes, and ringtones to choose from
- Use your own pics as wallpaper
- Customize your own voicemail greeting
- Make your own signature
- Super fast
- Bluetooth support for iPhone users
PEOPLE WHO LOVE TEXTNOW
"If you want an unlimited texting without the high priced carrier based texting plans, then Textnow is the app for you." 4/5 rating --AppAdvice
"anyone needing an unlimited number of texts, we’d recommend TextNow as our app of choice" --AppAddict
"Just as fast sending/receiving as regular texts for me (including people who don't have the app)." -tbm248, MacRumors
I CAN'T FIND MY AREA CODE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Functionally, it makes no difference which area code you pick. As long as your friends are in the USA, they will not be charged any long distance.
November 01, 2014 New version 4.4.38
August 24, 2014 New version 4.4.37
July 15, 2014 New version 4.4.36
June 22, 2014 New version 4.4.35
January 29, 2014 New version 4.4.32
November 16, 2013 New version 4.4.30
May 06, 2009 Initial Release