Do you have friends or family members living in the US or Canada? Do you want to call them for free? If yes, then this SMS app is the perfect fit for you. TextNow – Free Texts + Call is a helpful app which offers you a free Canada or US phone number for making calls and sending texts. It allows you to get in touch with people living abroad especially in the US and Canada and make free calls to them. You also get to send text messages to them without incurring any charges. The new phone number you receive works similar to a conventional phone number. Although this app is very useful, it requires access to a lot of private information and can thus compromise your privacy.
TextNow – Free Texts + Call requires you to verify that you aren't a bot before providing you your free phone number. You are given the option of choosing the area code for the phone number you want. There are multiple choices offered to select the actual number as well. Once you have picked the phone number, you need to complete the process by entering your email and choosing a password for it. You can then start sharing your new number with your family and friends and begin making calls with it too. Any call made from this phone number to people living in the US and Canada is totally free. However, calls to other countries are charged a nominal rate.
Using this SMS app is not that difficult. In fact, it is just like using your default calling or SMS app. There is a dial pad on offer for entering the phone number you want to call. You need to enter the area code before dialing the number itself. Since this app syncs all your contacts, you can choose the phone number from the address book too. The button for the address book is located at the dial pad's bottom-right corner. There is a call history option available too whose button can be found on the bottom-left corner of the dial pad. Calls made using TextNow have a decent voice quality and you are able to talk just like you would if you were making the call via a conventional phone number.
TextNow – Free Texts + Call can be used for sending text messages as well. However, when it comes to texts, this app doesn't support international messaging. This means that you can only send the text messages to US and Canada numbers only. Similar to calling, texting using this SMS app is not that different from texting using a conventional phone number. In addition to simple texts, you can send pictures, voice messages and even videos using this app. You have the option of creating groups and sending GIFs, emojis and lots of stickers aside from texts to multiple phone numbers at once.
- Simple user interface
- User-friendly design and layout
- Get a free Canada or US phone number
- Make free calls to people living in the US and Canada
- Nominal rates charged for calling people living in other countries
- Send free text messages to Canada and US numbers
- Lots of stickers, GIFs, and emojis to use in your texts
- Send photos, videos and voice messages for free
TextNow – Free Texts + Call is an app which is aimed towards people who have friends and family members living abroad or who are looking for a new phone number. It allows them to get a new phone number of their choice and make calls to people living in the US and Canada for free. It is an excellent SMS app but despite its benefits, its intrusive nature makes it unsuitable for privacy-conscious people.