Thanks for your interest in TextNow! We offer a number of ways to try out TextNow on different devices and platforms.
To try TextNow for free and unlimited use over wifi, head on over to our Downloads page and download the version for your platform.
With the TextNow free version, you can call and text to any number in the US or Canada as often as you want, completely unlimited, plus unlimited incoming calls and texts! With the free app you also have the option of purchasing Premium features like call forwarding and ad removal, and you can add money to your account balance to call internationally over wifi.
How can I activate a device with TextNow?
If you want to use TextNow without the need for wifi, we offer a number of choices as well! If you're looking for an affordable cell phone and plan, check out the latest on our Phones & Plans page.
If you have your own compatible device from Sprint, Boost or Virgin Mobile, we can activate your current phone with TextNow.
And if you have a CDMA or GSM-enabled device, we now offer TextNow SIM cards to use your device with our service. You can order a SIM card for your device here!
Are there any differences between my own device and a TextNow device?
We always recommend purchasing one of our affordably priced devices on our Phones & Plans page. The devices you purchase from us will have superior call quality, no dropped calls moving in-and-out of WiFi, and will be able to utilize Sprint's cellular 2G network. There's no software installation necessary as our phones ship with the TextNow app pre-installed, and texting and calling is fully integrated with all factory-installed applications. And our new and refurbished models come with a one-year warranty!
If I purchase a phone from you can I use the SIM card that came with the phone in another device?
If your phone is a CDMA device and it's compatible with the SIM card type of your TextNow phone, there's a chance we can use your new device with your existing TextNow service. Please contact us at TextNow support for more help and information.
If it's a GSM device, or a device that is not compatible with your SIM card type, you can purchase the correct SIM card from us by clicking here.