In our previous post, we introduced TextNow as a free wifi calling app. Actually, TextNow does much more than that – It has combined several different approaches to save your money for phone call.
In this TextNow review post, we’d like to introduce TextNow to you in details and then you will know how it can help you save money.
What is TextNow?
Founded in 2009 by two university students looking to save money on their phone bills, TextNow has been putting free phone service technology into the hands of customers for over a decade.
When you sign up for TextNow, you’re assigned a phone number, and then just like that, you’re free to make calls and send texts as long as you’re connected to wifi.
Some of the features of TextNow include:
- Making and receiving voice calls
- Using emojis and stickers
- Sending pictures
- Caller ID
- Voicemail transcription
- Call forwarding
- Customizable tones
- Unified inbox for messages inside and outside of TextNow
- Floating chat
- Seamlessly make calls from all your devices with the TextNow website and app
While TextNow started as one of many voice over internet protocol (VoIP) apps, it’s now a full-fledged mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Like all MVNOs, it operates on one of the “Big Four” networks (Sprint), meaning they purchase service and bulk from these companies and sell it to consumers at a lesser cost. Therefore, it is not strange that TextNow sells Plans and Phones.
There’s no doubt about it, TextNow has cheaper phone plans than any of the other leading MVNOs such as Cricket Wireless, Metro PCS, and Boost Mobile – especially when it comes to their unlimited data plan. It offers a variety of phones, from lower-end used cheap phones costing $76 to $260 32GB iPhones. You’re able to view these phones at face-value on the TextNow website. In addition, Phones that are compatible with Sprint will work as long as there are no contractual obligations on the phone. Also, most universally unlocked phones from manufacturer’s such as Motorola and Samsung are compatible with the network.