TextNow - free text + calls

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  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Compatibility: Varies with device
  • Author: TextNow, Inc.
  • Content rating: All ages
  • Package name: com.enflick.android.TextNow

TextNow is a mobile application that allows you to use phone features, like calling and texting, for free. The app works over WiFi. TextNow was published by TextNow, Inc for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms. You can download TextNow on Google Play, Apple Store, and Microsoft Store for free.

Functionality 5/5

The TextNow review showed that with the application, you can do all things that you can do using the current cellular data. When you only start to use the app, it grants you the free phone number. After that, you can send and receive text messages, media files of different types, stickers, and video/audio messages. What’s more, you can transcript the voice messages. Another useful feature is a conference call, which allows users to create online group meetings.

Design 5/5

The main application’s colors are white and purple. Therefore, by default, the developers put white on the background, and purple to highlight the navigational buttons or any other useful information, like menu tab name. Frankly speaking, TextNow’s design is very similar to Skype or any other common messaging platforms.

Usability 5/5

Overall, the TextNow app has an intuitive and user-friendly interface. On the main page, you can find all of your latest chats. Each user has its own avatar, near what the developers put a small dot that indicates whether a person online or not. Clicking on any chat, you will open the chat’s page. Here, you can browse the history, send media files, record audio, or video message.

TextNow has a lot of customization options. For example, you can adjust the vibration, text tone, and ringtone. By the way, the backgrounds are also customizable. If you have the important contacts and afraid of missing the calls, you can set the individual ringtone for this contact only.

Cross-platform use 4/5

As we mentioned in the introduction section, TextNow is a mobile-focused application. It means that you can download and install the application only on devices that run on Android, iOS, or Windows Phone operating systems. Your account information will be synchronized automatically across the devices.

In-app purchases 4/5

Although the application is completely free to download and install, it contains in-app purchases. They can grant you access to advanced app’s features. There are several types of in-app purchases. The cheapest among them is a Premium subscription with 14 days of the free trial. The price is $2.99.

The Bottom Line

Download TextNow if you are looking for a reliable messaging platform with an intuitive and user-friendly interface.

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Conclusion

TextNow is an excellent and fast messaging platform. It is available on the mobile operating systems only: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. You can download and install it for free, but the application offers additional in-app purchases. Using it, you can send the messages, receive them, make audio and video calls for free.


Pros : The main advantage is that you won’t have to pay any fees for the free version;
You can easily customize the backgrounds, text-tone, ringtone, vibration, and add cute emoticons.

Cons : Sometimes ads get in the way. If you can’t stand that, you can buy a subscription to liquidate ads in the TextNow app


Functionality 5

Design 5

Usability 5

Cross-platform use 4


Average : 4.8



TextNow - free text + calls Version History


  • TextNow - free text + calls v.2.9.1.4 for Android 4.0+ Nov. 30, 2016
  • TextNow - free text + calls v.2.9.1.3 for Android 4.0+ Nov. 28, 2016
  • TextNow - free text + calls v.2.9.1.2 for Android 4.0+ Nov. 21, 2016
  • TextNow - free text + calls v.2.9.1.1 for Android 4.0+ Nov. 17, 2016
  • TextNow - free text + calls v.2.9.1 for Android 4.0+ Nov. 15, 2016
  • TextNow - free text + calls v.2.9.0.12 for Android 4.0+ Nov. 07, 2016
  • TextNow - free text + calls v.2.9.0.11 for Android 4.0+ Nov. 06, 2016
  • TextNow - free text + calls v.2.9.0.10 for Android 4.0+ Oct. 31, 2016
  • TextNow - free text + calls v.2.9.0.9 for Android 4.0+ Oct. 30, 2016
  • TextNow - free text + calls v.2.9.0.8 for Android 4.0+ Oct. 28, 2016
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