July 7, 2022

3 things you might not know about TextNow

Written by kevin-c

Tips & Tricks

With over 250 million downloads, TextNow is one of the most popular communication apps. Millions of people count on TextNow each day to stay connected to what matters most. And yet, even with that many people using TextNow, we find there are some misconceptions about TextNow. Here's the truth:

You can use TextNow anywhere – on or off WiFi – when you use a TextNow SIM Card.

With a one-time purchase of the TextNow SIM Card for only 99¢, you can talk and text as much as you want on the nation's largest 5G/4G network – no WiFi required! The SIM comes bundled with free Nationwide Text & Talk, which means you'll have no bill for calling and texting ever again.

You can also use TextNow in tandem with your already existing mobile carrier as a second number, but wouldn't it be great if you could get rid of your phone bill for good?

You can use TextNow as your primary cell service provider.

Great news – you can get rid of your phone bill for good! While you can use TextNow as a secondary number or backup for your existing cellphone, and plenty of people do exactly that, you can also use TextNow as your permanent phone number.

When you sign up to TextNow, you choose a number in the area code of your choice, and that number works just like a number from a big carrier. That number can call and text any number in the US or Canada. And by adding a TextNow SIM Card, you can connect to the nation's largest 5G/4G network for the same great coverage.

You can port your phone number to TextNow.

Not only can you port your phone number to TextNow, but we go even further for free. Unlike other carriers, we don’t charge you any unnecessary “porting fee.” Free to transfer, free to stay, with useful articles and help pages to show you how to get your account information from your current carrier to port your number to TextNow.

If you or a friend are looking for a smarter way to phone, send 'em this article and download TextNow for free unlimited calling and texting today!