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TextNow

by Enflick, Inc.

Price: Free Download
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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This app needs permission to access:

  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Read the low-level system log files
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.7.5
  • Bug fixes. Note: The only device that supports In-app purchase and calling feature is the Kindle Fire 2nd Gen (Model: KFOT). On other devices, store/calling is disabled.

Product Details



Product Features

  • Your own dedicated phone number
  • Send & receive unlimited texts, for free!
  • Make and receive voice calls
  • Earn credits towards calling by completing partnered offers or purchase minute packs!
  • Free & unlimited voice calls with other TextNow users as well as for incoming calls!
  • Full picture messaging: send, receive and save pictures!
  • Voicemail, emoticons, signatures, customizable backgrounds, text-tone, ringtone & vibration, quick reply
  • Real texting and calling: text and call ANY regular phone number
  • TextNow.com - text from your computer too! All messages seamlessly synchronize with your mobile device.

Product Description

TextNow gives you your very own dedicated phone number with which you can text and call for free.

Highlights:
• Your own dedicated phone number
• Send & receive unlimited texts, for free!
• Make and receive voice calls
• Earn credits towards calling by completing partnered offers or purchase minute packs!
• Free & unlimited voice calls with other TextNow users as well as for incoming calls!
• Full picture messaging: send, receive and save pictures!
• Voicemail
• Emoticons :-)
• Signatures: append your own signature to each text
• Customizable text-tone, ringtone & vibration
• Customizable backgrounds
• Assign individual contacts their own ringtone & background
• Quick Reply to quickly and easily respond to friends
• Real texting and calling: text and call ANY regular phone number
• TextNow.com - text from your computer too! All messages seamlessly synchronize with your mobile device.

* Note: calling & credits not available yet on Kindle Fire HD.

Technical Details

Size: 15.8MB
Version: 2.7.5
Developed By: Enflick, Inc. ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Read the low-level system log files
  • Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
  • Read SMS messages
  • Write to external storage
  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Write (but not read) the user's contacts data
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
  • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
  • Send SMS messages
  • Disable the keyguard
  • Call any phone number, including emergency numbers, without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
  • Record audio
  • Broadcast sticky intents
  • Open network sockets
  • Modify global audio settings
  • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
  • Read only access to device state
  • Read or write the system settings
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
I downloaded this app to really see if it was better then textPlus. I ran a few tests to see the difference. Here are the results. Results are for the Kindle Fire HD.
PROs for both:
-They both send free text msgs.
-They can send picture msgs.
-They can receive picture msgs.

CONs for both:
-Neither can make phone calls (both claim that they can)

textNow PROs:
-No limit on text msg characters.
-Latest version does receive a notification when you have a new msg.

textNow CONs:
-Picture msgs must be send to the @textnow.me email address in order to receive then on the app.
-(if updated to the newest version the call button shows up but still doesn't work. When you try to call it freezes.)

textPlus PROs:
-Pictures can be sent directly to the number.
-(if updated to the newest version you can call)
-Now notifications come through when you have a new msg.

textPlus CONs:
-Limited characters on each text.
-When you send a picture to someone they get a link to the picture instead of the actual picture.

Summary:
Both are very easy to use. In the end I give it to textNow, because you can send and receive pictures normally without any links. Also it's a bit faster on receiving msgs. Thanks for reading and hope this helps.

Updated: If you want to know how to update it post a comment [...]... Thanks!!!
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This app was the best. It has absolutely no limit to the amount of characters I can type in a text. It let's me describe things in extreme detail where I couldn't with textplus because of the character limit. It also doesn't freeze like Textplus tends to. This app is WAY better than Textplus
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this is better than other text app ive had even textplus.
it can call. text send and recieve pics and more and no typing limit. ThankYou technology
FREE PHONEE!
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This is a great app for kids with no phone but want to text. Text Plus gives access to chat rooms that I don't want my kids to have access to, but Text Now is JUST texting. Though I like this app, there are some negatives that I hope they will fix.
On Kindle Fire:
It doesn't refresh automatically (but none of the text apps do)
The sound notification doesn't work on Kindle
There is no notification of any kind on Kindle (you must refresh the screen yourself)
And it doesn't currently allow for building a contact list, so my kids have to type in the number each time if they clear their conversations.

It's a very basic texting app that, again, fits the purpose for which I need. If they fix the bugs for use on Kindle, it will go from a good app to an awesome app!
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Love this app!! I have a Kindle Fire, and started out using Text+, which I didn't really like. Then I decided to try Text Now. I am not disappointed!!
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This App. Is Just Like A Phone. You Can Text Send Pictures, Just Like A Regular Phone . Only Problem Is You Have To Have Wifi. Other Than That You Have A Free Phone You Can Text Off Of!!
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I just got this app the other day and read some of the reviews that some of you with kindle fire wasn't able to receive picture text. Don't worry you can, but there is a trick...lol...if you press the settings button and go into My Profile you will see a Texting Address. It will kind of look like a email address. Whoever is sending you a picture text has to send it to the texting address not your texting phone number. Hope this has helped those who have kindle fire. I rated this app a 4 because I don't like having too refresh the page to see if I got a new text. also the notification sound doesn't work when I get a new text. this app could use a little more work, but is very handy too have.
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By peanutbutter on November 13, 2013
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I love this app. It works great. I never had any problems with it till last week and I've had it for 7 months. But last week I logged on and this page popped up that said loading, so I waited. When it did load is was a blank page that said ok. But the web address said sexf___teen. This has happened several days since. Well today a thing popped up that said do you want to chat and had a naked woman on it!!!!! They shouldn't be allowed to put crap like that on there. It kind of creeped me out. I don't know what the deal is.
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