Check For Coverage In My Area

Our TextNow phones are powered by Sprint’s nationwide network, so you can use your device even off of WiFi.

If you live in an area that does not have data, it is strongly recommended to stick with the free app instead of wireless, as the free app will work over an existing wifi connection.

You can go to this website to check if you are in an area with Sprint Coverage. Once you’re on the website, select the ‘Data’ tab, and then choose either 3G or 4G in the dropdown menu on the right to see the Sprint coverage map for your area. 

If you're purchasing one of our SIM cards to use with your existing phone, use the Nationwide Coverage map link on this page to check the coverage for your particular device.

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    Richard Cross

    I'm interested in a new phone but not sure if I have sprint in my town St.albqns vt 05478

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    TextNow .

    Hey Richard:

    Thanks for reaching out to TextNow Wireless support. I used this link http://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp? to check the zip code and you will get coverage in the area, however there are times you may have service interruptions.

    Take a look at the coverage map, click on data and change it to 3g coverage. We only offer service in the yellow.

    Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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    Lisa Perry

    I have your free phone app with a number I'm interested in purchasing a phone can I keep the same # that I signed up with

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    Kevin TextNow Support

    Hi, Lisa:

    Absolutely! If you order a phone under your TextNow account, your phone number (along with your messages and call history) will transfer to the phone you purchase automatically.

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    Cargill Ottumwa

    I am looking to purchase a phone and already have the app and love it but wanting a phone to separate it. My coverage are is limited, will it still work for Internet and text messages only? Just wanting to see if it's worth it. Zip code is 52501, thanks

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    Kirat M

    Hi Cargill,

    Thanks for contacting TextNow Support!

    I've taken a look at the coverage in the zip code you provided and it is very spotty. You would only get reliable service on Wi-Fi in that area. You can also check the coverage at https://coverage.sprint.com

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    null null

    I have a plan with texnow,I 'd to know why I can't use my number for WhatsApp? When I put my number for verification ,I have this :This number it's not a valid number for USA.

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    Kevin TextNow Support

    Hello:

    Thanks for contacting TextNow Support!

    Our TextNow service uses a combination of traditional cell phone technology, VoIP and cloud-based internet technologies. Our numbers are not recognized as being valid mobile numbers from some other apps and services, like WhatsApp.

    In order to associate your TextNow number with WhatsApp, you'll have to contact the WhatsApp developers for more assitance. They might be able to add your TextNow number manually to your WhatsApp account.

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    Carolyn Rogers

    Are the phones and plans available in Canada
    Yet? My postal code is v9r 6m1

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    null null

    I am also curious if you have coverage in canada, t3j1w1
    Thanks
    Chris

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    Kristopher TextNow Support

    Hey!

    Thank you for your interest in TextNow!

    We are currently working hard on bringing our wireless service to Canada. In the meantime, I will add you to our waiting list so that once the service becomes available, you'll be notified.

    We really appreciate your continued support and are looking forward to serving you in the near future!

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    Jennie Yeary

    Hello again, yesterday I had asked a question concerning disconnections while talking on the phone while using the Text now app why is that now starting to happen? but when i'm calling /talking on my computer i don't experience any disconnections. it's only when i'm using the app when making calls. p.s. i have been using this app for a short while and so far i do like the app.. and thank you in advance. concerning my question.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey again!

    VoIP services can be tricky at times, especially as applications on phones that we don't have direct access to. You can always try out some troubleshooting steps that we have crafted for this very reason- https://supportwireless.textnow.com/hc/en-us/articles/209402786-How-To-Clear-The-TextNow-App-Cache-And-Data

    We love to hear the support, and please feel free to direct any further questions or concerns to us!

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    Mark Smithson

    Are you in Canada? ? ?

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    Taylor TextNow Support

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for your question!

    Currently our Wireless service is only available in the US. Good news though - TextNow Wireless is coming to Canada! We are working on a partnership with a Canadian carrier to be able to offer you our service, just like we currently do in the US.

    Keep an eye out. :)

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    Michele Morgan

    I checked the coverage in my area it shows off-network roaming does that mean I won't be able to use this service?

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    Zach TextNow Support

    Hey Michele,

    If the coverage in your area is "Off Network Roaming" then it will likely not work for you. TextNow does not support roaming, so If you are going to be in an area on the map that has that designation, then you likely would not get a signal.

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    Amy Giffin

    Hi im interested in getting service from you however im wondering about rooming charges im currently living in the us Portland oregon however im going to be going to newcastle upon tyne england would my phone from you guys still work there ok 2nd question do you offer a discount for opening multiple accounts i would like to get a phone and plan for myself and each of my 3 sons so 4 lines would i get a special price for that my current provider takes $5 off of your bills for each additional line so currently i get $15 of of my bill thank you in advance for your help and im sorry about the spelling mistakes and lack of punctuation .

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Amy!

    Sounds like a great vacation, first of all :)
    We don't support roaming, so you won't be charged for it. The caveat is that you won't be able to use your TextNow service outside of the US other than on Wi-Fi for this same reason. So while you may not receive data service while in England, you are welcome to connect to any Wi-Fi network and use your account for calling/texting then.

    Secondly, I'm afraid that we do not currently support any family plans, and as such, do not have a 'bundling' discount in place. I do apologize for the inconvenience, and will be passing along the feedback to our development team!

    Please let us know if you have any further questions, and/or concerns.

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    Aliyah Frank

    Its been 4 months since someone last inquired about service in canada, I hope that means it is now available?? I really hope so

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hi Aliyah,

    Thanks for your inquiry! I assure you that we are working hard on it! We have not been able to introduce service in Canada as of yet, although we have made some great headway as of late. I would not be surprised if it's available by the end of the year.

    Please keep checking our website for any further updates :)

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    Chelle Green

    I'm interested in doing this i have the iPhone 5s through straight talk but have the app for this already what would I need to do to switch over and is there coverage in my area zip code is 13167 also does it work like a normal phone on the go? Or is it only used for wi fi?

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    Taylor TextNow Support

    Hi Chelle,

    You can check for the coverage in your zip code here! All of our plans provide data to use the application when you're outside of WiFi. Your phone will have to be unlocked, in good financial standing and eligible for one of our sim cards, that you can buy here. :)

    Edited by Taylor TextNow Support
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    Pollyanna Dragon

    I was wondering about buying a sim card for my extra Sprint phone...will it have the same coverage as your text now phones since its Sprint phone? Bought form sprint...galaxy s7

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    Valentina TextNow Support

    Hey Pollyanna,

    Thanks for reaching out about this!

    You are correct, you would be able to use a Samsung Galaxy S7 on Sprint's mobile network and wifi which the TextNow devices also have access to.

    Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns!

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    Beenwuzhear

    You (textnow support) said you have a limited amount of data used for calling in a previous response to an inquiry from a customer, but on the breakdown of the plan its says unlimited texting and calling. Which is it?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there, I'm not sure what you are referring to, however, I'd do my best to explain the breakdown!

    All of our plans do come with unlimited calling and texting, and the data usage breakdown is as such:

    0.3MB/minute for a call
    less than a KB/standard text message.

    What you may be referring to is our Unlimited 2G FairUse Policy, which you can read more about here!

    If you have any further questions, and/or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at orders@textnow.com!

    Edited by Valeria TextNow Support
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    John Zayne

    Will text now work in countrys that are on the international partner list? Like if i am going to be in curacao(netherland antilles)... and i have a text now acct can i text the United states numbers without being on wifi??

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey John, that's a great question!

    I'm afraid that we do not support international roaming at this point in time, so you would only be able to use your TextNow account with a Wi-Fi connection while visiting international countries!