Very slow and drains battery 3/5
Never have I ever seen an app drain battery like this one does. The entire phone heats up after just a couple minutes of use and everything runs really slowly even when switching to another app for a couple minutes until it finishes doing whatever has it apparently maxing the CPU the whole time since it was launched.
Totally loved this app......at first 1/5
By Bessie higgenbottom
Was great in just about every way for me, but after a while, even with 100mb/s would drop calls, three four times during a call. Having to keep calling someone back again and again is so frustrating. The other thing which never happen before but has started happening, adds would run during my phone call, most of the time when that would happen the call would drop, other times when the call survived the add was 50% louder than the conversation I was trying to have, complete and total frustration. Yeah, it's free and at first it was tolerable but since I've started with this app, it has become more frustrating per every event that has happened, I've just about pulled out hair having to deal with dropped calls, commercial ads during a call, or a call getting dropped so a commercial/ad could play. Ads just play out of the clear blue. I was watching tv, not even using this app, and an ad started playing, what's up with that? Thank you but no thank you.
I love the app and it lets me get in touch with my friends, but I think you should add face calls and have less adds.
You need to add videos 4/5
By GMZ dancer
It's a good app but I would love to be able to send my friends and family videos
after update, laggy. keyboard cant keep up
International Text Messages 5/5
By King Obaro
It would be so lovely if textnow can start sending international text messages which will be charged from our textnow credits
Phone gets really hot 2/5
Lol why can you see others reviews
It was good at first. 1/5
Every time I respond to a message now, it's difficult. Very glitchy when typing message.
Good app 4/5
By larry the latty
I really like the app and I like the free calling but there is one thing you could change about it and that is that you cannot send videos and when will the video message be done
Group chat 4/5
I've been using this for a couple years now and I love this app but I would love it even more if it would support group chats
In the wind 2/5
Used to be my go to app but unfortunately now I have to look for something else because I have a private that has been calling private non stop (no anyone I know) only a select few have this number. Also the app constantly freezes/crashes or if I answer a Hispanic speaking woman will start talking
Good but..... 4/5
This is a great app. The only comment or negative that i can see its how the typijg window and the view of the main window are so small. Is it possible to make font size bigger for easier reading/typing?
Bad customer support 1/5
By Aunty Sammy
Sept 2016 - The offers that require you to install & purchase to receive 1000 credits or more is a hoax. Last Sept I signed up for an Emporium credit card after installing the app. The credit card application had to be approved in order to receive credit, and the offer disappears from the list of offers. When I called to complain the representative that I spoke to told me I needed to send them the offer email (that I never received), and stop responding when I kept asking where my credit was.
April 2017 - I purchased 1000 minutes for $15.99 & I never used it. When I lost my phone all of a sudden there was no old # (when I logged on the website) and I was told there was no record of it. I was also issued a new # and I was also told that I could not use my old #. I was never explained why.
Sept 2017 - I still use this app to text US #s for free & I think that it great! With good internet connection you can also speak to families & friends overseas for lower than .05. It is not free for any calls.
However, I am finding myself in the same situation with an offer for The Disney Movie Club where I am required to install the app (I don't even think there is one but I installed a Disney movie channel & a Disney TV) purchase 3 movies at $1.99 each & earn 1225 points. As soon as you complete an offer it no longer shows as a list of offers. It disappeared & so did my money but now I am waiting a whole week for a response after one representative by the name of Mohit told me that it was already credited to me (it never credited), then I had to refresh the app, and I did all that he asked. He told me he would push the credits forward so I assumed he would, but it seems as like last years representatives he stopped responding & it seems as if my credit will not come.
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY. TEXT NOW & these offers are hoax!
Battery drains so fast on calls 1/5
I keep getting missed calls but my phone won't ring FIX THIS! I wish this app would post notifications as soon as I turn my wifi on .We need a dark mode like android , We should be able to use purchased tones from iTunes for notification sounds.
Almost there... 3/5
By Astig Tlg
Quite content with the functionality of the app, but 2 things that need to be improved are the group testing (other apps does it very well) and able to send video files. I don't mind the ads and can't beat the unlimited texting and calls, but if those 2 are improved then I'd definitely change my rating to 5 stars. I'll be waiting TextNow development team! :)
Great app 5/5
Bad people take advantage of this app to do bad things, but that is no reason to give this a bad rating.
This is really useful for keeping your real number private when selling things on craigslist, offerup, letgo...etc. or if your real number is strictly for business.
Hate this!!! 1/5
Hate this! Paying $2.99 and seeing ads that don't go away. Hate this. Going to replace it.
WORST APP 1/5
Being harassed by someone across the world through this app. Because you can fake a number and once I block the texts/calls the harasser creates a new fake number. Unlimited text/calls from my stalker. Great idea for an app! NOT
This app was actually really good. I mean occasionally it would freeze but every app does that once in a while but after the update it doesn't work at all. It's constantly freezing and crashing. I receive text but I can't look at or send them. I just freezes up. Please help.
literally FREE service 5/5
I've been using this app since I was 16. I'm 24 now- To put things in perspective.. I get my own phone number my choice of area code, free texting free incoming calls free outgoing calls too.
I've never had some of the problems people are claiming.. if you have an old device the app will be slower
Love app 4/5
I love this app...had switched from android to iPhone and iPhone app doesn't have passcode like android. Please update. Thanks
Great App 4/5
It works good for me. A little slower than I would like at times! But easy to use, but some reason doesn't let me get unlimited, or more minutes. Saves me from a high cell phone bill monthly!
Only use occasionally... 1/5
STOP SENDING ME REMINDER TEXTS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT! I have to keep my ringer on for work emergencies, so if I get another one of these, I'm deleting this stupid app! Complete morons!
By Wont let you rate
The old one let's you copy and paste numbers but this one doesn't. That was the most useful feature, not the shiny theme nobody cares about. Fail Maximus
Almost perfect 4/5
Its fast and works great, but you can't paste numbers when trying to copy and paste when trying to text. from iPhone 7 plus with 10.3.3.
Doesn't work for my needs 1/5
By Jen E 71
I got this a week ago to use for work to keep my work texts separate from personal. I only get incoming texts for work and I do not respond to them. When I opened the app today to check my messages, it gave me a new phone number. This will not work. I can't change my number every week and who knows how many messages I didn't even receive!
Negative update 1/5
The app was okay before the recent update. Useful.
After the update. A paragraph that would take you five seconds to type now takes an entire minute while you watch the buffer catch up to the taps of your fingers. By now if i was typing this on the app it would only be on the tenth word and i could then watch it type the rest out. Navigating the rest of the app is the same way and it often crashes on startup. Or fails to refresh. Copy pasting a new number into the search bar doesn't work either.
Awesome App 5/5
I loved this app. It's really useful if you are in an area where your phone doesn't get service or if your device isn't something that could have cellular data.
Won't open 1/5
The app will not open anymore and when it did before it was sooooo slow. This thing is junk.
How stupid do you people think we are. Your first suggestions are always the same "try uninstalling then downloading again". Are you freaking kidding me! EVERYBODY DOES THAT RIGHT AWAY YOU MORONS
Love it! 5/5
Its been a lifesaver when my phone went out. Thanks
By Time friends
Read plz 3/5
Hey when i try to call my friends i goes to a textnow audio and starts buzzing so loud plz fix this
Just a thought 3/5
We need a feature to where we can type in a certain date and all the messages from that day pops up.
Have a question my friend uses a app on her Verizon phone will it show her number through Verizon or will it show just her number that she got from text now
Started off great but not letting my calls go through 2/5
Please!!!! Fix this. I can call out but than it goes dead after a few seconds.....
Sluggish Keyboard 2/5
Since the last update my keyboard has been very slow and sometimes unresponsive while using the app. When I use iMessage or another app the keyboard works fine
Using app 1/5
My phone and wifi have a strong single, but when I call someone it breaks communication really bad and texting I have to try to send it a couple times before it will take. I've tried to reboot everything and start over but nothing seems to work.
Used to be great 1/5
The app freezes as you type. And in a matter of 15 minutes my battery drained from 79 to 55. It never did that before. Something isn't right. I'd say avoid this app until they fix it.
Save so much money...thanks! 5/5
I love text now. No more contracts! I paid off my iPhone had Sprint unlock my phone, TextNow ported my phone number. Nice support if you need it. I even got a TextNow phone for my son. It is sooo cheap.
I don't know why other people don't use this but as long as you have wifi you can call anyone and it's free I don't care if I have to watch ads. It's free
IMPORTANT SUGGESTION 5/5
hi please read this. the app is amazing and comfortable to use but i would HIGHLY RECOMMEND for the app users to be able to have features like to see the time of message being received, or whether to see if the other participant is "typing..." and a "seen at 5:40pm". simple features like that would be great! will be sticking with messenger until the next update hope :) you read this
Its all free minus the couple of ads
If I could I would give no stars 1/5
By Aku the dark
I've used this app for years since the last two updates it randomly kills my phone and I have to do a soft reset bad app nowadays
I've been cheated on with this app. My husband uses this app to call, text, etc.. behind my back. That way there won't be evidence. Unfortunately for him, cheaters always get caught. Thanks a lot Text Now.
1 star is 2 generous 1/5
I got this app and paid the monthly no ad fee as a way to get away from att financially until I could find better service,,,this is not the app for that, I can see how young teens would like this apps free features but for adults in the real world, no not a good choice for the following reasons
1. Would not connect 75% of the calls I was trying to make
2. Received calls from strange ppl telling me my number just called them
3. Sometimes I received texts sometimes not
4. Would drop calls mid call despite running 50 internet speed
5. Received porn texts asking me if I wanted to have sex,,,really
I pd the monthly fee not to at least not receive junk text let alone porn and ppl calling me stating my number called me,,,very dubious
I'm happy for the guys that thought of this service and app but for real ppl to much dubious and funny fickle doesn't go down well so just don't bother
DONT GET THIS APP 1/5
I was just casually playing on my phone and then some lady randomly called me saying how I've been calling her and that I've been doing it numerous times a day. It's almost like they're using your number for something else. Please don't get this app. It could be dangerous.
There is no catch! 5/5
This app gives a free US phone number in the area code of your choosing, and you make and receive calls through the app from anywhere in the world! For free!
I was able to stay in contact with work while traveling abroad by just forwarding my work extension to my TextNow number.
Text messages to and from any mobile number in the US are just as simple. And also completely free!
I have had no issues with battery drained, call quality or delay. It's just perfect.
One possible down side is that as most free apps, there are some adds. But for me that's not a problem at all.
I considered getting a skype number in the past, but even though that'd be paid, it was just complicated to setup and understand their plans.
I'm serious guys, this app is simple and awesome.
Okay, almost perfect. 1 small annoying issue though. 5/5
By The GTA Criminal
Okay, I get multiple calls every day by a creepy number. (2999999999). It's so annoying, and it's so creepy. I can't block it, and I can't call it back. I answered it and it's just static. It's creepy as heck and I'd like for it to STOP CALLING ME!