TextNow's technology makes phone service ultra-affordable! If you have a compatible phone you can use with TextNow, you can activate it with our Nationwide Talk & Text plan plus add on any extra features like no ads or data! We'll check to make sure your phone is compatible and free for use before we charge you, so if you're unsure if your phone can be used, it's safe to enter your phone's information. All of our add-ons include Unlimited texting and calling to the USA & Canada.
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.
TextNow Free Version
You can use TextNow, completely for free on your Android or iOS device or from a desktop browser. The free version will work over wifi, or over your currently existing data plan from your carrier. The TextNow free version is completely ad supported, and gives you:
- A free phone number
- Unlimited calling and texting to the US or Canada.
- Free video calling over Wi-Fi to any smartphone number in the US or Canada.
- Cross platform access - you can sign into your account from Android, or iOS or online at textnow.com and your messages and call history will be there.
Use 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 in a variety of prices so there's always an option that fits your budget.
If you need a SIM card for your device, we have Activation Kits available for you! Click here to visit our device checker to see if your phone is compatible with TextNow. You can also check via our app. Download the TextNow from the App Store or PlayStore and click Free Coverage from the main menu.
All of our Nationwide Talk & Text services include:
- Unlimited texting to the USA & Canada
- Unlimited calling to the USA & Canada
- Ability to use your phone # on any computer & tablet
Purchase Ad Free+ and get:
- Visual voicemail
- Call forwarding
- Keep your number
- No ads!
Purchasing Ad Free+ with a Data Plan includes all of the above plus:
- Unlimited data at 2G speed
- 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, or 5GB of high speed data (limit varies depending on plan)
- Free roaming to Canada and Mexico
The only difference between Data add-ons is the amount of data available at 3G/4G/5G speed. After the data limit is exceeded for the billing cycle, data access is still available at 2G speed, which is fast enough for apps and services like email and Facebook messaging.
In addition to getting full coverage when on WiFi, TextNow offers nationwide data coverage when WiFi is not available. To check the coverage map for your area, head over to this page and enter your location.
With TextNow, you have the option to:
- Use your existing TextNow number
- Get a new phone # from any area code
- Port-in a phone number from another phone company
To use your existing TextNow phone number:
Login with your existing TextNow account to purchase a device and a plan from us.
To get a new phone #:
Sign up for a new TextNow account when purchasing a device and a plan from us.
To port-in an existing phone number:
Select the option I would like to transfer an existing phone number from another carrier during the checkout process.