Call Forwarding

The call forwarding feature allows you to forward incoming calls to any valid US or Canadian phone number. Please note that for free app users, Call Forwarding is only available if you purchase our Premium features in-app. 

How To Enable Call Forwarding

  1. From your TextNow app, tap on the Main Menu button in the top left-hand corner of the app.  
  2. From the main menu, tap Settings > Call Forwarding
  3. Enable Call Forwarding, check the checkbox and enter the number you would like to forward calls toward. 
  4. If you ever need to change the call forwarding number, select Forward To


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    Tamara Baker

    When I do that it says I have to upgrade to premium.

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    Kevin TextNow Support

    Hi, Tammie:

    Sorry for the confusion!

    Call Forwarding is only available with a Premium package on the free app, or on our Textnow Wireless monthly subscriptions.

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    Karen Jimenez

    Why don't it let me call or text with out Wi-Fi I want my money back if it not going to work

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    Kirat M

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for contacting TextNow Support!

    You should definitely be able to call and text without Wi-Fi on our monthly plans so I'm not too sure what would be causing the issue you are describing.

    I'm sending you an e-mail to the e-mail address we have on file so we can continue the conversation and get this fixed for you!

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    (402) 265-0391

    Hello, I pay for Call Forwarding on the Free app and it rings to my Verizon cellphone # (personal number). My QUESTION is, does the caller hear my PERSONAL voicemail or the one I recorded through the TextNow # I have? Thank you!

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    Tawny, TextNow Support

    Hi there,

    If you've gone ahead and set up your call forwarding to your personal number, the caller will end up hearing your personal voicemail.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance! :)

    Edited by Tawny, TextNow Support
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    Crystel Remy

    Why call forwarding has an expired date... And can I change the expired date?

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Crystel,

    Your call forwarding will expire on the day that your premium service is paid up until. So if you would like to continue your premium service to receive the call forwarding once the current period has expired, you can simply renew the subscription then through your TextNow application :)

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    Cassandra Wilson

    Can i have calls from my cell number go to my text plus number

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    Kristopher TextNow Support

    Hey Cassandra,

    Thanks for the question. You'll just need to set your cell up to "call forward" to your TextNow phone number. Your call forwarding features will be managed by your current cell provider so you'll just need to reach out to them to get that set-up if your unsure on how to get that working.

    I hope this helps!

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    Kim Eversvik

    My premium is automatically renewed. How come my calls aren't being forwarded anymore?

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    Kristopher TextNow Support

    Hey Kim,

    Thanks for getting in touch. I have sent off a quick email to the address we have on file. Please follow-up with me there.

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    Primo Supreme

    My phone was stolen , how do I order a new

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Primo! Since your account has expired, you would essentially need to try and order a new phone as a new customer. You can log into your account on and place the order for both the phone and a new plan, or speak with one of our live chat representatives for further assistance!

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    rahimullah najimi

    Will I Ned to pay for per minutes after I get call forwarding
    Will I get call forwarding to any number around the world

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Rahimullah,

    You can only forward calls to other US or Canadian numbers.

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    Andy V

    Hi, will call forwarding feature use my cellular minutes or is it still free like in textnow app?

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Andy,

    Call forwarding will use your cellular minutes of the number that you're forwarding to, if that's how the plan you're forwarding to is set up.

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    Patricia McCollum

    How do I remove call forwarding