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TextNow Wireless

Updated on February 13, 2017
TextNow App Logo
TextNow App Logo | Source

What Is TextNow?

TextNow is claimed to be the first cloud-based phone carrier. They started off as just an app that allowed you to make calls and text over wi-fi. This application was very big and popular for the user on an iPod touch. To make it feel like an iPhone without the phone plans or expensive phone prices. It worked over Wi-Fi just fine. Then the app came to Android devices and as well as PCs and Macs. This app helped cut cost on phone plans and you were always staying connected whether it was your phone or tablet or PC. But, now the company has grown from its days of just being an app that allows you to make calls and text. Now they are their personal phone carrier, TextNow Wireless.

The Moto G3 TextNow Version
The Moto G3 TextNow Version | Source

TextNow Wireless

TextNow Wireless uses Wi-Fi, Data, and Cellular which is voice and text. Having all this connectivity means that the service will give you more coverage than before. Their service also allows you to save money on their wireless plans.

They use Wi-Fi for places that dont always allow you to have or keep connections. So when you are not in range of an cellular network or tower you can still be connected thanks to Wi-Fi connections. TextNow won't ever charge you for roaming data fees.

With TextNow Elastic technologies, TextNow promises to pick the best network for you. Traditional phone carriers won't do is. Whether it is Wi-Fi, 4G/3G or voice, the TextNow Wireless will keep you connected to your family and friends.

TextNow Wireless Plans

Well just using the stand-alone application on any mobile platform is free of charge! I suggest try out their applications first which can be found on the Google Play Store, Apple's App store, and the Windows Store. You can even use the free service right from your mobile browser or PC browser. This is so you can test out calls and text from their apps and judge the call quality over your now cellular service and Wi-Fi. The app is very cool and has some neat features. If you scroll down further on this page you will see some videos that discuss the app and service.

Their wireless plans are very affordable. They start off at $13.99/month for unlimited talk, text and 2G data. With the $13.99/month you get just 100MB of LTE data. But, once you use that up it goes to just 2G unlimited data which is great for those of you who use chat apps like facebook messenger, Skype, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, and many more and even browsing the web and emailing. But, if you like streaming music and watching Youtube videos over data, they do have other plan options as well. But no matter which plan you use they will still give you unlimited 2G data and talk and text.

TextNow Wireless Phone Plan

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The TextNow sim cards come with this package
The TextNow sim cards come with this package

Earn Credit to Pay for Your Bill

TextNow Wireless also has other ways you can add more data and money to your account to help you pay for your phone bill. You can download apps, watch videos, and even take special offers in which TextNow has to offer. So you have plenty of ways to keep your service connected and online.

How To Earn Money For Your TextNow Wireless Account

TextNow Wireless VS FreedomPop VS Project Fi


TextNow Wireless now allows you to bring your own device as well as buy a phone from the company themselves. I purchased a $20 Moto G3 brand new. From TextNow Wireless website. They also sell Galaxy and LG phones as well. They have a small section of products. But, these are to get you from point A to point B. My experience with the $20 Moto G3 has been very good and so has the service. But, I did order separate sim card so I can test it on my unlocked devices. But you can use an iPhone or any unlocked Android smartphone with their service just as long as it is unlocked phone.

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In the end, it is up to the consumer on what type of phone service they want. Is it as affordable versus the 4 major carriers and their prepaid plans? This service is no contract based. So you can cancel at any time! The app will work without a data plan as well. You can even just use it over wifi. TextNow Wireless starting price is at $13.99/month with the basic 2g unlimited data! To me, that's better than nothing. It's good for messaging and emailing and browsing the web (minor image usage websites). Sure with the 2G you not able to stream your music or watch your favorite youtube channels. But its there for when you needed. There is always Wi-Fi around when you need it. The overall service has been great so far. Even while it is running on Sprint's LTE and they do now have T-Mobile on board as well. So things are looking very competitive right now with TextNow being the first cloud-based phone carrier and using Wi-Fi first then data and voice. Other competitors that are similar is Google's own Project Fi, FreedomPop, and Republic Wireless who also use Wi-Fi and data and voice for connectivity. Have you heard of TextNow Wireless?

TextNow Wireless Full Review (official video)

TextNow Wireless SpeedTest official video

You can use your stock Android Dialer App with TextNow phone plans!


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