Can I Bring My Own Device?

Certainly! If you want to use TextNow without the need for wifi, we offer a number of choices.

If you have your own compatible device from Sprint, Boost or Virgin Mobile, we can activate your current phone with TextNow. If you have a CDMA-enabled smartphone or tablet but need a SIM card, we now offer TextNow Activation Kits to use your device with our service. You can order one through the app by pressing Free Coverage in the menu (top left).

If you're looking for an affordable cell phone check out the latest on our Shop page. 
 

Are there any differences between my own device and a TextNow device?

We always recommend purchasing one of our affordably priced devices on our Shop 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 cellular 2G networks. 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-enabled smartphone or tablet, 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. 

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