Give your friends your very own phone number!

You can send as many texts and picture messages as you want - FREE!

Make unlimited free phone calls to any phone number in the US & Canada!

Add money or earn free money by completing offers to your account and make low-cost international calls

Works on your iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone

There is no catch. No yearly or monthly fees! It is completely free!

The app comes with a few ads. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a premium subscription to remove them.

- 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

"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

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.


TextNow offers auto-renewing 1 month and 1 year in-app subscriptions for premium features like voicemail transcription and call forwarding.

Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, and will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the subscription period, at the original subscription price & term.

You can turn off auto-renew or manage your subscription at any time from your iTunes Account settings. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of the term.

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Terms of use:

What’s New

Version 9.6.0

- Fixed a bug that would still send verifications to your old email address if you've updated it in the app.
- Fixed a bug that hid the default notification sound in the list of available sounds.
- Fixed a bug preventing incoming notifications from being sent to Apple Watch.
- Various performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
20.6K Ratings
20.6K Ratings
J.L. Farnsworth ,

Great Texting App -Poor Call App

My whole family uses Text Now, including our adult daughter no longer at home. We all live in tiny towns with no cell coverage. No cell coverage means no phone service at our homes. No cell service at our homes means no text messages - Especially pix or large messages! As an adult, it’s usually ok, unless said daughter only texts to let you know she made it home safely instead of calling the house line. Or, your clients like to send texts because they’re millennials. So, we have to go with the flow and do what the world does. Text now works with our internet AND our cell provider so we can use it anywhere. Barely anybody texts us on our cell number anymore. My only complaint is phone calls. They don’t come through as well as a phone call. It’s great for texting- but needs a lot of work on the phone call app still. I mean, it works, but it’s hard to hear. And it drops a lot. There’s a lot of interference and reverb. Sometimes I can hear all the people in the background, but not the person I’m actually talking to. There’s a lot of the, “can you hear me now?” Going on with this app. But, I have a feeling one day it will get there. But if that’s what it sounded like full time - I wouldn’t pay for their service. Some days, it’s not worth it and we don’t use it. So... there’s that. But aces for texting!

Rainbow223455564466 ,

Thank you so much&Spam calls..

My best friend lives two hours away and has a iPhone but no SIM card so she couldn’t text me, until of course, TextNow. I only dreamed of being able to text my best friend when I pleased, and not being only able to do it once a month, because she could only text me on her dads phone. But now I can talk to her all the time, and it’s awesome. Thank you so so so so much, I finally get my dreams come true, thank you text now. Thank you so much:)

-Long distance bff

Update: As I have been reading reviews, I found lots and LOTS of people have been getting spam calls. Now this is terrifying to me. So far nothing’s happened, but I am nervous. Also I’m noticing bad customer service, they don’t respond to any weird spam calling reviews and the ones they do reply to they just say “Sorry, please email us.” Like really. Just kinda worried. Dropped one star. Also once they said “Report that to ITunes” first of all Apple is very very very popular and it’s probably not likely at all that Apple will be able to respond. 2nd of all they probably won’t be able to fix my issue with 2394 other people complaining. So that’s weird. PLEASE BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE, SO I DONT NEED TO FEAR, bye now.

Smilessmcdecinburger ,

It’s not the best...

This app is great. Especially for me because I have an iPad, which means I cannot text phones from Samsung etc. This app is good because I could text my friends with phones from other providers. But, I faced many issues such as sometimes I would click on the app and it would shut me out and I would be back on the home screen after being in the app for about 3 seconds. I do get a lot of spam calls and a lot of people I don’t know txt me. It is really glitchy and sometimes I send messages and the person I am texting did not receive it. Another thing I didn’t like was I didn’t receive notifications most of the time when people texted me. One day I went on the app and all but the contact names went black. It shut me out of the app and I was back at the home screen. I tried many times getting back on the app, but it never worked. Then I got back on about a couple months later and I was logged out of my account! I can’t get back on and I don’t know what to do!! All of my text messages with my friends and family are gone. I would not recommend this app... it has just brought me so much anger and unless they fixed something with a magical update I don’t know if it’s going to be any good because I WAS LOGGED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT AND CAN’T CHECK FOR YOU. Hope this helped.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, We’re sorry you are having trouble, thanks for letting us know. Can you please provide all of these details to us at along with the email address on your account? We like to find out how we can help improve your experience.


TextNow, Inc.
201.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 TextNow, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Call Forwarding and Voicemail - 1 Month $2.99
  2. Premium Subscription $2.99
  3. Premium Subscription + 14-day free trial $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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