TextNow is making phone service ultra-affordable so you can cut the cord from your wireless service provider! The TextNow app gives you the same nationwide phone service starting at $0/mo. Use our SIM card with any compatible, unlocked Android or iPhone and get free cell phone coverage on one of the nation’s largest high-speed networks.
You can also add on other features to fit all your needs, including unlimited data to surf the web and use your favorite online apps when you're away from Wi-Fi.
Free calling & texting and wireless plan options ☎️
You can use TextNow, completely free on your Android or iOS device, or from a desktop browser. The free version will work with a Wi-Fi connection, or over any existing data plan you have from your wireless carrier. The free version of TextNow is supported by ads, and gives you:
- A free phone number
- Unlimited calling and texting across North America.
- Cross-platform access - you can sign into your account and access your messages & call history from any Android or iOS device, or online at TextNow.com.
Note: There are some remote areas of Canada and the United States, such as the Yukon and Alaska, that we charge ILD credits for because there is a higher cost associated with calls made to those regions.
Call and text without Wi-Fi
In addition to getting full coverage over Wi-Fi, by purchasing a TextNow SIM card you'll get access to our Nationwide Talk & Text plan to have wireless coverage even when Wi-Fi is not available. To check the coverage map for your area, head over to this page and enter your location.
Purchase a data plan subscription or limited-time data pass to get all of the above plus:
- Unlimited data
- Free roaming to Canada and Mexico
- Photos and videos never expire
- Voicemail transcripts
- Call forwarding
- Keep your number
- No ads!
With an unlimited data plan, you'll get 10GB of data at up to 5G speeds. After 10GB, data access is available at 2G speed.
To learn more about our plan options and discover which one is the best for you, you can head over to this article.
Bring your own device 📱
If you have a GSM-compatible phone, you can activate it in-app with any of our plans! If you need to purchase a compatible device, our partner Swappa offers a wide range of phones from certified refurbished to brand-new devices at a variety of prices so there's always an option that fits your budget.
If you need a SIM card for your device, click here to visit our device checker to see if your phone is compatible with TextNow.
Bring your phone number or get a new one 🔢
With TextNow, you have the option to:
- Use your existing TextNow number
- Get a new TextNow phone # from your area code
- Port in a phone number from another wireless provider
Use an existing TextNow phone number:
Login with your existing TextNow account to purchase a device and a plan from us.
Get a new TextNow phone #:
Sign up for a new TextNow account when purchasing a device and a plan from us, or if you have an existing account check out this article to see how to change your number.
Port in your phone number from your current carrier:
Select the option "I would like to transfer an existing phone number from another carrier" during the checkout process or see this article to learn how to port your number into your existing account.