TextNow app allows you to seamlessly make calls on your computer or tablet. You can use your phone as well as using their free Wi-Fi-only option. If you want to be able to use their service without Wi-Fi, you will need to purchase a plan.
Started in 2009, TextNow was essentially a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service to provide a U.S. phone number through which you could make calls or exchange texts over Wi-Fi. It still stands true to its original model but now there’s an app for the same. TextNow has also expanded to become an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) that hinges on other cellular networks to provide its service.
TextNow’s free app works much the same way, taking advantage of Wi-Fi to make calls and send texts. They have expanded into offering cellular coverage as well, piggybacking on the Sprint and T-Mobile networks. You have to purchase their SIM card or one of their phones to take advantage of the cellular service, though.
Features Of TextNow
- All TextNow plans, irrespective of their charges, allow you to leverage the benefits of unlimited text and talk to the U.S. and Canada.
- Most appealing of all is the plan that offers unlimited LTE data at nominal charges.
- Another appreciated feature is that you can add credit to your account through various means – completing surveys, watching ads, and installing apps. Can it get any simpler? Depending on the action you take on the installed apps, credits of varying degrees are sent to your account. Both the groups of customers – free and paid tiers – are eligible to earn credit through these methods.
- You cannot beat this one! TextNow serves you with international calling within the U.S. at low rates. You can also make free international calls to some locations.
- The service, however, does not allow you to make cellular calls when you travel outside the U.S. and Canada. You can still use Wi-Fi (to make calls and exchange texts), though.
- TextNow has increased the amount of data you get in its plans.
- There’s an unlimited plan available at a nominal rate. (You cannot earn a better deal!)
- Data allotments start at 2GB and grow to 5GB at a little difference in charges.
- You no longer need to calculate minutes and texts because TextNow offers unlimited calls and texts. When you go over your usage limit, it throttles your data to 2g speed for the remaining part of the billing cycle.
- You can also choose just talk and text options and let go of LTE data.
- Another interesting option of the TextNow app is that it enables calling through Wi-Fi (free, obviously).
- At minimal charges, you can add features as per your choice – group texting, caller ID, conference calling, and voicemail transcription.
- A second 5GB line and unlimited data lines are available at discounted rates.
- A family can get three lines of unlimited data at a low cost.
Text Now Account Registration
- Visit their web address @ textnow.com
- Click on Sign up on the homepage to create your new Text Now account.
- Fill in the form by providing your first and last name.
- Type in your area code to get your free phone number.
- Click on continue to connect with your family and friends.
Login Text Now Account
- Click on the Login button which is found at the top right side of the corner on the homepage.
- Type in your email address in the space provided.
- Enter your password in the space provided.
- Check the box remember me, if you are using personal computer but if you are using public one dont due to security reasons.
- Click on the Login button to be logged to your account.
How To Download Text Now Free Download
To download free Text Now App on iOS, Windows Phone, Windows Desktop, Android and Mac OS X online at TextNow.com then follow the steps.
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