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Text Free: Texting App + SMS

By Pinger, Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Textfree gives you a real US phone number so you can text or call anyone, even if they don’t have the app. Textfree uses your data or Wi-Fi connection to keep you in touch with friends and family all over the globe—and with features like group messaging, picture messaging, international texting & calling, emoji, stickers and voicemail, it’s the only messaging app you’ll ever need. All for free. 

Textfree was the first free texting app in the app store. True story. Since 2009, Textfree has helped millions of people stay connected with friends and family. Since then, a lot of new and nifty features were added, but one thing’s always remained the same—Textfree is the fastest, most reliable and easiest to use texting app out there.

With Textfree you get free SMS texting, totally free and unlimited. And now, Textfree is the first free texting app enabled with real MMS picture messaging just like a carrier phone – no strange looking links. That means you can send picture messages to all your friends, even if they don’t have Textfree!

Not many free texting apps let you choose a real phone number. But having your own local phone number means you can call your grandma’s landline, order a pizza, SMS any number, and of course, hit up all your friends, even if they don’t have a smartphone.

Textfree is the perfect free texting app for group messaging with all your contacts. You can create groups, leave groups, add participants and let everyone be part of the conversation.

Free calling has never been better. Textfree-to-Textfree calling and any incoming calls are always free. Outbound calling minutes are easy to earn or super cheap to buy. Who doesn’t love free calling?

No phone? No Problem. Text free has you covered. Textfree turns your iPod or iPad into a phone, so you can text and call for free. Plus, calls sound great over Wi-Fi.


• Reserve Number ($4.99 monthly) - Keep your number from expiring (normally we reclaim in active numbers after 30-days)
• Voicemail-To-Text ($4.99 monthly) - Get your voicemails transcribed and sent as a text message so you can read it at your convenience.
• Remove Ads ($2.99 monthly) - This one, well, you get the idea.

Subscriptions are automatically billed monthly to your iTunes Account and auto-renew. You can manage your subscriptions in the App Store’s Account Settings. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. 

See our privacy policy and terms of use:

• Emergency calls are not supported 
• Textfree is ad-supported
• When roaming, additional carrier data charges may apply. Contact your carrier for details. 
• If your contacts aren’t on Textfree, they might have to pay regular carrier charges for texts and pictures.
• Choose ringtones and text tones
• Free texting to the US and 30+ countries. For a list of those countries visit:

© 2017 Pinger, Inc. All rights reserved. The Textfree name, associated trademarks and logos are trademarks of Pinger, Inc. or related entities.

What's New in Version 9.33.1

We never stop working to make your Textfree experience better. It’s pretty much all we do. For the past couple weeks, we worked to make the app faster and more reliable for you. And gosh darn it, that’s what we’re gonna keep doing.

If you’re enjoying our app, feel free to leave us a review. Good or bad, we love reading them and any feedback helps us make Textfree better for everyone. Thanks


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Customer Reviews

True Story ...

I own a iTouch 5th Gen, Current Mini iPad & iPad Pro. When I discovered your App on the online store and tried it out for a week without adding any of the subscriptions to do a little App Test Drive, I knew right away Textfree was an App paying subscriptions for. It’s Easy, Works with all my gadgets, and I can keep in touch everyday all day with everyone I know. Before Textfree, I used an old Flip Phone for my communications and it SUCKED. It was ancient, I haven’t seen anyone flip anything for anything in our present time and I wasn’t a fan of Contract Mobile Carriers, I did good with what I had though. TEXTFREE is 👍🏼 GREAT ! Voicemail to Text feature is the best feature E V E R ! It’s changed the way I communicate from not caring to caring. I recommend TEXTFREE to Everyone Out There. I haven’t had any issues and App is up to date and running smoothly all the time so Thank you everyone at Pinger.

Email password prompt

Hoping a dev reads this - your app, and only your app, prompt me for my personal email password (it looks like an official Apple sign-in prompt) when I open your app. Just your app. My email is signed in on my phone, there are no issues, yet your app still asks me to do it. I can cancel the pop-up and continue using the app with no problem - but why would your app be ever asking me for a personal password for anything???

Otherwise, I’ve used this app for years without relative issue. Sure, the increased asking cost to remove ads (used to be one price for a year, now its a subscription *eyeroll*) is certainly annoying, and the quality of phone calls is usually not good, but it’s been a reliable method for texting.

Used to be a great app

I’ve had this app for years and had a specific number assigned to me that I used everywhere. Also when I traveled, I would forward my phone to the app number and it was very convenient. Now out of the blue I open the app and instead of my old number, I get a random number assigned to me every time I open the app. All of my calling minutes are gone. If someone calls me or texts me to my old number, I have no idea where those messages go. I don’t have access to those anymore. All of this without a warning! Very disappointed. This app is unusable now. I’ve moved on to a different app now and will never use this one again. What a let down for the loyal customers. I emailed customer service but never heard back.

Text Free: Texting App + SMS
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 9.33.1
  • Size: 128 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. 100 minutes$1.99
  2. 1000 minutes$18.99
  3. 400 minutes$9.99
  4. Reserve Number$4.99
  5. Remove Ads$2.99
  6. Voicemail to Text$2.99