Times are tough, we're here to help
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The rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced all of us to make some pretty radical changes to our daily routines, and we know that in times like these, it’s important to stay connected to loved ones and the outside world. If you’ve had to put your work and life on hold, like so many others, we want you to know that we’re here to help. If you’ve never heard of TextNow — or have never considered using our service until now — it’s our mission to bring people exceptional phone service for free (or as close to free as possible).
We are proud to offer free calling and texting to people from all walks of life. If you’re finding it difficult to keep your current phone plan connected, or if you’re working from home and want to save some money by using your existing WiFi, or even if you need affordable international calling options to stay in touch with family abroad, we’re here for you in these uncertain times. Stay safe, stay connected, and let us worry about the bill.
Free WiFi Talk & Text
Our free app is available in the PlayStore and the App Store. All you need is a WiFi connection. Once you download our app, you can create an account, assign yourself a number (with a local area code), and start sending messages and making calls to your contacts. Don’t have a smartphone? You can download our app on a tablet. Don’t have either? Use your computer to create an account and and have the same calling and texting privileges straight from your desktop!
Once you have the app, you have the option to add upgrades that fit your needs.
WiFi Talk & Text (Ad Free+)
Our Ad Free+ plan bundles our most popular calling features together in one place, for a low monthly cost of $9.99. These features include: call forwarding, phone number locking, voicemail transcriptions and ad removal.
Here’s how to get it: Tap the TextNow main menu to see the button to Remove Ads
From here, you can choose to have your Ad Free+ feature auto-renew monthly or annually.
Free Nationwide Talk & Text
For our customers in the U.S., our Free Nationwide Talk & Text plan offers free, unlimited calling and texting to the U.S. and Canada on the Nationwide Sprint® Network*, with the purchase of an activation kit for a one-time fee of $9.99. You can check if your phone is compatible before purchasing.
Data Add Ons
Lastly, if you find yourself in need of a little extra data every now and then, TextNow offers data add-on options for those who might need some extra coverage beyond WiFi.
Our flexible service is designed to meet the needs of every budget — even $0. There is never a fee for changing your plan — you can add data one month, and go back to Free WiFi Talk & Text the next, with no penalty.
If you need some more information, check out these frequently asked questions for more information!