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Is it me or does TextNow numbers get lots of random SMSes and calls?

Even though I just got a new phone number last year and rarely use it.

Ant Dude

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Hey there! Sorry to hear about that. 

Since our numbers are recycled through accounts (as they become inactive), it is possible that you may get texts intended for the previous owner. 

If that is the case, you can block them using these instructions

Valeria TextNow Support 1 vote
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Thanks, Valeria. That's disappointing. Is there a way to get a brand new number to avoid this?

Ant Dude 0 votes
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Hi, you can change your number directly through your TextNow app if you'd like, but we cannot guarantee another number will be assigned that has never been used before. There are a finite amount of numbers available so most have been used in the past.

Erin TextNow Support 1 vote
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Doesn't happen with my number. This can also happen with a regular phone carrier service. With T-Mobile I was getting all kinds of texts and calls not meant for me. It's nice that TextNow lets you easily change your number.

Chris Blake 0 votes
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I used to get a ton when I first subscribed to textnow wireless. It's been about 2 years now and the number of telemarketers have decreased significantly. I still get them every now and then though. 

Ebony Davis 1 vote