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TextNow is an amazing app, don’t get me wrong. I can talk to lots of people and I really love it. However, there are some MAJOR issues I’m having. I have had my phone for a little under a year and I am not sure if it’s the phone or the app. I get on it and I go to text someone. In the middle of typing, the app will suddenly crash. I will go back into it and it doesn’t save the draft. So I have to re-Type everything. That’s an issue that needs to be fixed. Another issue is when I watch a video someone sent me, it’s completely normal. I go off the video and I go to text them right? Well it all the sudden freezes and then a white screen appears, showing a bar at the top and a play/pause button on the bottom, almost like a video. It either crashes the entire app, makes me start all over on typing again, or just gets on my nerves with how often it does this. Another issue is how slow it goes. It’s extremely slow when I first enter the app and if I need to send an urgent text, it will take FOREVER to load. Also, when I am listening to background music and I’m trying to text someone, not only will it crash but it messes with the music, making it sound really glitchy and I find it uncomfortable and disturbing. Now, the app is great. I love it. I would really love if these issues are fixed! Thank you!
My best friend lives two hours away and has a iPhone but no SIM card so she couldn’t text me, until of course, TextNow. I only dreamed of being able to text my best friend when I pleased, and not being only able to do it once a month, because she could only text me on her dads phone. But now I can talk to her all the time, and it’s awesome. Thank you so so so so much, I finally get my dreams come true, thank you text now. Thank you so much:) -Long distance bff Update: As I have been reading reviews, I found lots and LOTS of people have been getting spam calls. Now this is terrifying to me. So far nothing’s happened, but I am nervous. Also I’m noticing bad customer service, they don’t respond to any weird spam calling reviews and the ones they do reply to they just say “Sorry, please email us.” Like really. Just kinda worried. Dropped one star. Also once they said “Report that to ITunes” first of all Apple is very very very popular and it’s probably not likely at all that Apple will be able to respond. 2nd of all they probably won’t be able to fix my issue with 2394 other people complaining. So that’s weird. PLEASE BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE, SO I DONT NEED TO FEAR, bye now.
I’ve been a TextNow user for many years, ever since 2011, and haven’t run into so much trouble until recently when their ads just became unbearable. I believe in ads and have even tried buying their service several times. However, the ads are ruining the experience. Whenever I enter the app and tap on a contact and begin to type a message the app just freezes. I sometimes end up calling my boss on accident due to the horrible lag. The actual texting and calling is good otherwise. The texting is far better than the calling at times. I have unlimited data, but this apps can go from working great to not working at all in seconds. I can see that it’s the ads causing all the issues. My fix would be to have ads take up less data or use less ads or use a better way to get these ads on the app. Please fix this devs. It gets very confusing and frustrating when I can’t use the app due to all the ads. I will try to get a plan to remove the ads, but the normal service is advertised as free. I do hope you can fix the interface to run smoothly once again. I will return to the app when it gets better.
This app is great. Especially for me because I have an iPad, which means I cannot text phones from Samsung etc. This app is good because I could text my friends with phones from other providers. But, I faced many issues such as sometimes I would click on the app and it would shut me out and I would be back on the home screen after being in the app for about 3 seconds. I do get a lot of spam calls and a lot of people I don’t know txt me. It is really glitchy and sometimes I send messages and the person I am texting did not receive it. Another thing I didn’t like was I didn’t receive notifications most of the time when people texted me. One day I went on the app and all but the contact names went black. It shut me out of the app and I was back at the home screen. I tried many times getting back on the app, but it never worked. Then I got back on about a couple months later and I was logged out of my account! I can’t get back on and I don’t know what to do!! All of my text messages with my friends and family are gone. I would not recommend this app... it has just brought me so much anger and unless they fixed something with a magical update I don’t know if it’s going to be any good because I WAS LOGGED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT AND CAN’T CHECK FOR YOU. Hope this helped.
TextNow is a great idea and provides a great service essentially - that you can have a free phone number and call North America from anywhere in the world -however the user experience is pretty bad. The app is slow, extremely glitchy, and the ads are meant to overwhelm your experience. The ad situation has gotten substantially worse in recent months. The standard bad ad experience on the app is that the ads pop up on the home screen constantly and they are hard to close. But recently I had the experience that video ads start playing through my calls and as the call time progresses the interval between the time the video ad plays gets shorter and shorter. So what happens is you're talking to someone and then an extremely loud ad (way above the call audio volume) starts playing over your call. You can shut it down but it will just start back up again a few moments later. Really unbearable. I am keeping the app because it's in its development stages and I'm hoping it will go in a different direction when it receives more funding. As a traveler it's a great tool for me, just wish it wasn't such a harrowing tool to use.
DEDICATED PHONE NUMBER
Give your friends your very own phone number!
UNLIMITED TEXT AND PICTURE MESSAGING
You can send as many texts and picture messages as you want - FREE!
UNLIMITED CALLS TO 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
TURN YOUR IPOD OR IPAD INTO A PHONE
Works on your iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone
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. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a premium subscription to remove them.
OTHER AWESOME STUFF
- Customize the look and feel of the app
- Conference calls
- Tons of wallpaper, color schemes, and ringtones to choose from
- Use your own pics as wallpaper
- Customize your own voicemail greeting
- Make your own signature
- Super fast
- Bluetooth support for iPhone users
PEOPLE WHO LOVE TEXTNOW
"If you want an unlimited texting without the high priced carrier based texting plans, then Textnow is the app for you." 4/5 rating --AppAdvice
"anyone needing an unlimited number of texts, we’d recommend TextNow as our app of choice" --AppAddict
"Just as fast sending/receiving as regular texts for me (including people who don't have the app)." -tbm248, MacRumors
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.
TextNow offers auto-renewing 1 month and 1 year in-app subscriptions for premium features like voicemail transcription and call forwarding.
Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, and will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the subscription period, at the original subscription price & term.
You can turn off auto-renew or manage your subscription at any time from your iTunes Account settings. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of the term.