How To Use iMessage With TextNow

Just like for FaceTime, the first step is to create an Apple ID if you haven't already. Click here to create an Apple ID online, or create one on your iOS device by going to Settings > iCloud > Create a new Apple ID.

Next, go to Settings > Messages and turn on iMessage, using the switch at the top of the page. (If the switch is green, it's already on!) Keep the Send As SMS switch off, as seen below:

 

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Next, tap on Send & Receive, which will bring you to this page:

 

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Choose the email address associated with your Apple ID, or tap on Add Another Email... and enter the email address associated with your Apple ID. If there's a phone number listed, don't use that - it has to be the email linked to your Apple ID.

Like FaceTime, iMessage can only be used between two people with Apple IDs. You can't use iMessage to text a person who doesn't have an Apple ID.  

 

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    petty me

    I have a text now phone an my text now sim card do not work for it i need help

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there! Sorry to hear of your issues :(

    Please head over to our live chat support on textnow.com/wireless so we can test out your service, and help to resolve it!

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    YaShika Sowells

    I lost my phone need new sim have another phone

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    YaShika Sowells

    And i don't have apple i have a Android

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey YaShika! We can certainly help with ordering you a SIM card for your phone, but we would first need to determine whether your phone is compatible with our service.

    To do so, please head over to our live chat support on textnow.com/wireless to speak with our live chat support.