Follow the steps below and start using your device in a matter of minutes:
- After removing your phone from the box, insert the battery. (If your phone is a model with a built-in battery, you can skip to the next step.)
- Power your device and wait for it to boot up.
- Complete the hands-free activation by following the on-screen instructions.
- Connect to Wi-Fi (if available)
- Launch the TextNow app
- Sign into TextNow with the username and password you used to create your TextNow account.
When the sign-in completes, you're ready to send and receive calls and texts!
Note: if your phone isn't connecting to the Nationwide Sprint® Network* in absence of WiFi, try dialing ##72786# (*#*#72786#*#* if you have a Nexus) in the phone's built-in calling app (not TextNow) to force it to re-activate with the cellular network.
*Although TextNow provides its subscribers access to the Nationwide Sprint® Network and to its wireless services, TextNow is responsible to its subscribers for the service. Please call TextNow with any questions or comments about services. Sprint is a registered trademark of Sprint.*