TextNow - free text + calls
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: Varies with device
- Size: 34.14M
- Compatibility: Varies with device
- Author: TextNow, Inc.
- Content rating: All ages
- Package name: com.enflick.android.TextNow
- Last update: 11 years ago
- Version: 8.16.0
- Size: 182 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Enflick, Inc.
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- In-App Purchases:
- Call Forwarding and Voicemail - 1 Month $2.99
- 1 Year of Ad-free Texting $5.99
- Premium Subscription $2.99
- 25 Ringtone Pack $0.99
- Ad Free Texting - 1 month $0.99
- Lifetime of Ad-free Texting $7.99
- $4.99 in International Calling Credit $4.99
- Premium Subscription + 14-day free trial $2.99
- Premium Wallpaper $0.99
- Call Forward and Voicemail - 1 Year $29.99
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TextNow: Free Messaging and Calls Review
TextNow is an instant messenger and an app for free online calls. It allows you to exchange with an unlimited number of media messages and talk endless hours using your mobile data or WiFi. You can download TextNow for iOS and Android devices.
Functionality – 5/5
TextNow app allows you to send and receive messages that may include text, emojis, stickers, audio messages, videos, images from your camera roll and camera app, locations, and GIFs. With calling features, you can make private calls and organize online conferences for any purposes. End-to-end encryption protects all your data from being stolen or intercepted. You can also customize the app to make it feel and look differently.
Design – 5/5
The TextNow latest version has a simple and user-friendly interface design that’s the same for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The entire app is colored in purple like Viber. Luckily, you can change the background color for every chat manually. Unlike other messengers, you can upload your own backgrounds, so TextNow is one of the most customizable messengers so far. You can also pick up themes and even set individual ringtones.
Usability – 5/5
TextNow is focused on high-quality free communication between American and Canadian citizens. You can make unlimited phone calls anywhere in these countries. As for the rest of the world, you can fund your account to make low-cost calls to multiple operators worldwide.
The network has over 60 million constant users. International plans cover 230 countries and offer rates that start from $0.01/minute. The system may also send you various offers for in-app credits that make calls totally free. Testing of plans for this TextNow review hasn’t detected any hidden fees.
Cross-platform use – 5/5
You can get iOS and Android TextNow app on App Store and Play Market. If you need the app for business purposes and in-home, try desktop apps for Windows and Mac OS. They are available only on the proprietary app markets. All your contacts and actions history will be synchronized automatically.
The free TextNow app offers you the entire list of features by default. However, the app shows ads from time to time, so if it gets irritating, you can purchase a lifetime subscription. You can also pay for additional features, such as international calling credits, calls forwarding, and premium wallpaper arts.
The Bottom Line
TextNow is a well-made instant messenger that provides you with an essential toolbox that includes low-latency media messaging, internet calls, and multiple customization features. It may suit you better than similar apps as it allows you to make low-cost VoIP international calls to non-TextNow phone owners.Collapse
Download TextNow to make free calls in the USA and Canada and save money on international cross-operator calls.
Pros : Cheap international calls;
Convenient, customizable user interface;
Media messaging with stickers, audio, images, video.
Cons : Some plans are for TextNow SIM owners only;
Free calls are for US and Canada citizens only.
Cross-platform use 5.0
Average : 5.0
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