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TextNow App

FREE TEXTING, FREE PICTURE MESSAGING, FREE PHONE CALLING, FREE PHONE NUMBER, AND FREE VOICEMAIL ADD A PHONE NUMBER TO YOUR MAC Works on your computer and lets you text from a 10 digit number in the the US & Canada. UNLIMITED TEXT AND PICTURE MESSAGING You can send as many texts and picture messages as you want - FREE! UNLIMITED CALLS TO THE USA AND CANADA Make unlimited free phone calls to any phone number in the US & Canada! LOW-COST & FREE INTERNATIONAL CALLING Add money or earn free money by completing offers to your account and make low-cost international calls IS IT REALLY FREE? There is no catch. No yearly or monthly fees! It is completely free! HOW CAN ALL OF THIS BE FREE? The app comes with a few ads. Ads can be removed by purchasing a premium subscription within our iOS app. I CAN'T FIND MY AREA CODE. WHAT SHOULD I DO? Functionally, it makes no difference which area code you pick. As long as your friends are in the USA, they will not be charged any long distance. Privacy policy: https://www.textnow.com/privacy Terms of use: https://www.textnow.com/terms

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TextNow app reviews

  • Well, it was working... 1/5

    By L Sonna
    ...wonderfully, and then the sound started cutting out. Now some calls aren't coming through - callers just get silence. And for calls that do come through, neither my cell nor my IPad rings and there are no notifications. I only find out someone tried to reach me because the app lists "missed calls." Neither the app nor the website works on my Macbook Pro, Monterrey There is no way to log into the website - it says "Service Unavailable." On the app I can't log in or do anything - I'm treated as a new customer, with the only option being to choose a new phone #. I already have a phone #, which unfortunately I have been using Textnow for everything - banking, credit cards, plus family and friends. And now it's useless. And there is 0 customer support. Only a chat bot that doesn't help with anything at all.
  • my account is not working on myother iphone!!!!!!! 1/5

    By iranian guy
    why you dont have any online operator or phone call to talk to you and just provideed the BOT in zendesk?????????????????? i need to talk to an operator support
  • Not signing in nor signup 1/5

    By makcallnasir
    Not signing in nor signup. Bad experience
  • Terrible 1/5

    By vishal_cr
    couldnt even get passed the select area code, just kept getting error for every area code i typed in. it even gave an example of 415 being the area code for san farcisco. and that popped up as an error as well. dont waste time installing
  • very helpfull and usefull,but... 3/5

    By gamesssss9876543021
    the app is so slow and glitchy. sometimes i can't even type on it. i was happy at first, but this app only works on phones. i used my laptop and it shut down multipel times. on my phone, the app works great with no problems.
  • Ecellent 5/5

    By Andrely1920
    I have used this app while i was in vaccation in Dominican Republic and Italy. I was able to speeks with my family in the states . We were able to stay on the phone without any interuption.
  • Can't even get started 1/5

    By debcalnan
    I downloaded the app. The first thing you are prompted to do is put in an area code to get your free phone number. I tried many area codes several times. They all failed. I was not able to even get a number to start using the app. It is completely useless.
  • so bad 1/5

    By Trey Leonard15
    Guess what happend when I open the app. Transparent windows. Loads. Gone The app just closes. Improve this app please.
  • Stopped working after 1 week 2/5

    By hgg20874
    Worked great for a week.
  • Not working on an M1 Airbook with Monterey 2/5

    By Leggettkid
    I've really liked the convenience of being able to monitor messages on my laptop even when my phone is nearby. After a couple years of convenience, I was quite surprised to discover that I could no longer use this feature with my new MackBook with Monterey operating system installed. When will this be addressed?
  • Needs an urgent fix 1/5

    By Franvi
    I cannot longer use this version in my mac. I doesn't work anymore.
  • FAILURE 1/5

    By Duncan Adams
    I just downloaded it I have 10.10 OS X did not even open FAILURE >>>>>>
  • can't make an acc with email 1/5

    By ca040618
    why can i not make an account with email? i have an account on my phone but i want a second account dedicated to my computer, but i simply cant becuase i don't want to link with google or apple. stupid.
  • Used to be fine for texting 1/5

    By JamesDean0h
    But now the app window just opens to a blank white screen.
  • autoclose in high Sierra. Only 64bit and above 1/5

    By Not Working. Sigh
    installed it. try to run it in high sierra 10.13 but it auto exit. cannot use. Works in mojave and above it seems.
  • Amazing App 4/5

    By GMS-D
    TextNow has been working great for me as an easy and free extra number. The only issue is that for some reason the contact don't sync and I have to create a new one when adding people to the app. Otherwise, great app, if you need another number then it's perfect for you.
  • App Crashes Right After Opening & won 3/5

    By Harry.John
    Its been few months that Textnow is not working on my Mac Computer. Whenever I try to open the TextNwo App it Crashes Right After Opening & won't work at all.
  • Again, SH*T App!!! 1/5

    By Pissed100456
    Still refuses to open on my desktop after my update, although all of the claimed “parameters” have been met. Yet… no acknowledgment from the company as to why. Waste of my time.
  • Not able to Text 2/5

    By Smkendric
    Just downloaded the Version 21.0.0, but when I treid to text, it says I need version 21.8 When will teh version 21.8 or higher be available for the Mac/ online to get texts Also, can you move the add to a position that doesn't cover where to enter text messages on the desktop version
  • It Keeps Crashing 1/5

    By The Run Fan
    Every time I keep opening the App, it keeps crashing and I don’t know why. Does it have something to do with my hardware or firmware?! I am really confused.
  • like the app 4/5

    By vickyyy1426
    i have been using the app for months now and just recently it freezes and does not let me reply to my messages.
  • Buggy and missing features 1/5

    By myndex
    1) the ads pop up and completely obscure texts!! 2) Whole conversations/threads dissappear 3) There is no search function AT ALL. No way to search users or threads. 4) No way to group or manage threads or contacts at all. Basically, this is a bare bones featureless texting app, It's NOT free, it is advertiser supported, and those ads are a serious problem as they make the app unusable. LOL.
  • Imac app dont work iphone app dose 3/5

    By beerme21
    The iMac app needs to be updated it keeps crashing after you click on the app. iPhone 8 Plus app work perfect.
  • The BEST free texting app ive ever used 5/5

    By LizaFoust
    Text now has been amazing to me, always will reccomend it to everyone looking for great free texting and calling. I have used this religiously for a real contact # for jobs and family ect. very great app and services.
  • Unresponsive & confusing 1/5

    By Fliegen Mit Mir
    Hey guys, tried using web app and desktop version but I cannot even login or register. Not even sure how to do that. When I finally got inside, it asked for my area code - I have entered which did not show me anything, the button just does not do anything. Then it logged me out (i tried like 5 times maybe more) and won't log me in, like it stopped working at all. Not sure whats going on but i think you need to add more responsiveness because I could not understand whats happening at all.
  • Don’t waste your time with this. 1/5

    By quickf1x
    After several updates, the bug issues kept re-occurring. Tech support cannot offer a permanent fix. It is time to say “good riddance” to this program and start researching for a better “issue-less” product.
  • does not work 1/5

    By pumpkinlover83
    Does not work at all on 10.11.6.
  • hard to use 1/5

    By alamo youyaoqi
    hard to use
  • Fine for text 2/5

    By shawnip
    App does not work as a Mac app however you can use the web version. I can use it to send and receive text messages and make outgoing calls and for incoming will display the phone number but not able to play any voice message. Also no notification of any incoming rings but you can get email notification of a message you can not play. so there are a few kinks to be worked out
  • Login Does Not Work 1/5

    By legotech 101
    I Cant Log In With Google It Just Says Your Browser Is Not Supported
  • App won’t open when installed and quits itself 3/5

    By iLOVEtocomplain2020
    I guess I will just have to use the web version then...
  • Can't get past first page 1/5

    By JakeMcSweeney
    "Enter your area code to get your free phone number".... enters area code four times.... nothing. broken app.
  • Can’t open 1/5

    By Ed122782
    I just put the app on my Mac and when i try to open it it closes instantly anybody know why?
  • Title 2/5

    I use the app daily on mobile, and it's great. But, when I try to sign in on my Mac, it says this browser is insecure.
  • Won't support google signin anymore 1/5

    By The Lightning PCs
    I need it to support this
  • MacOS version says my browser is not secure and I cannot login 1/5

    By DJDennisJ
    No matter what I do, the desktop version says, "This browser or app may not be secure. Learn more Try using a different browser. If you’re already using a supported browser, you can refresh your screen and try again to sign in." This is ridiculous. Even if I set my browser to Chrome, the app auto-opens a Safari-based window. I have no idea how to get past the login screen and I dont even get to input my password. The minute I enter my google username and hit next, i get that error! Unusable app.
  • Didn’t even get to use it. 1/5

    By qitofvce
    I downloaded this app & every time I try opening it, it crashes. So I tried reinstalling it but no change.
  • Doesnt Even load 1/5

    BRUH I enter my area code and nothing happens
  • Crashed 1/5

    By Habib919000
    This app is crashing.
  • Breaks after every update, here again reinstalling AD laden APP. 1/5

    By Martin20krunner
    It was great APP in 2009. It’s growth has caused me and a lot of people a lot of pain. Forget Tech Support, it all comes down to buying a new phone and computer and reinstalling the APP after every update. Support is great about finding ways to waste your time. Once they ask for screen shots, they are done with you….crickets. I prefered the way you could watch videos to earn minutes or simply buy them. Now, the ADS take over. Some even blast full volume while the Close button remains unresponsive until most of the ad has played. I am reinstalling after the last update, where the APP is doing a familiar thing. Opens, closes, opens, closes, without end. The phone is a bit better, it only opens and crashes a usual 3 times before remaing open. I am looking for another APP, but, I have had the same number for 10 years now, and would like the company to just fix the thing already. And, they broke it again
  • The Mac app launches but fails to start 2/5

    By charlie_z
    I can see the TextNow menubar, but the app quits/disappears within 1 second … ???
  • Can someone help? 4/5

    By oof. idk XD
    ive been useing this app for about more than a year now but couple days ago my computer won’t start it has anyone had this problem?
  • Liked it Till My MAC Just took The 2.0.17 Update 2/5

    By shkarst
    Now the APP will not open. I uninstalled it, re-started my MAC and re-installed the MAC version, all to no avail. This latest issue 2.0.17 Update screwed up the APP for MACs. But I can still get there through the browser going to textnow.com and bookmarked it, but I wish there was a way to UNINSTALL the latest APP issue and go back to the previous one!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Day 2, still won’t OPEN, SOMEONE, TEXTNOW or APPLE FIX IT!!! Several days now, and not a corrective update. HOW DO WE GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS VERSION???
  • Text Now upgrade crash 1/5

    By MPKell
    I just updated Text now and now on my iMac it tries to open and then crashes. I trashed it and tried dto start over but now it won’t even open. They now say it only works on an Ipad or iPhone. Been using it with few problems texting wise for several years. Don’t have a cell phone. Nice while it lasted.
  • Crashes EVERY time 1/5

    By Arturo Suave
    Is there a way to go back to a previous version that works with High Sierra. It worked fine until the update. Now it’s useless.
  • What is going wrong? 2/5

    By MonaMtn
    People cant hear when I use iPad, but the app seems to work ok and the desktop app hardly ever allows me to call. this is a problem. Text seems to work fine but I need the phone!
  • Not good so far 1/5

    By Diamondkfarm
    needed this for work started giving the new # to clients was entering my profile info and then a glich kicked me out of the app now it will not allow a login and have sent 15 password requests but get no email fromm the company to reset password. Can not get any customer support i dont know what to do it has my email tied to a phone # that i can not access to get my client's data!!!!!!!!~
  • Can no longer sign in 1/5

    By Pubius
    Until recently, I generally liked this app. It provides a spare virtual phone for free (w/ ads). And it's especially useful where cell coverage is spotty. Unfortunately, a recent update appears to have broken log-ins with e-mail and password. The app says they don't match, but they still work fine on the iOS app and the web site. For now, the macOS app is unusable for me.
  • Poor service 1/5

    By Vick20202
    Textnow app says incorrect password and service unavailable. The company needs to do something about this.