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textPlus Gold Free Text + Calls for Android Phones, Tablets + Kindle Fire
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textPlus Gold Free Text + Calls for Android Phones, Tablets + Kindle Fire

by textPlus, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (558 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.9.8
  • Simplified registration process
  • New "Eclipse" theme
  • Inviting your friends has never been easier!
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004ZFK600
  • Release Date: May 5, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (558 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • textPlus turns your Kindle Fire into a phone
  • Always free text to anyone in the US or Canada
  • Cheap phone calls to any number worldwide
  • Message or call other textPlus users for free
  • New: Make and receive calls on your Kindle Fire
  • New: Get incoming message and call notifications
  • New: Choose between light and dark theme

Product Description

Turn your Kindle Fire into a phone plus go Ad-Free only with textPlus Gold. Always get Free Text / SMS to anyone in the US or Canada, cheap phone calls to any number in the world. Or message and call other textPlus users for free. It's your choice. Keeping in touch made simple, cheap and hassle free. textPlus -- the downloadable alternative to expensive mobile phone plans.

textPlus is perfect for:

- Free Text / SMS to any US or Canadian mobile number

- More than just free SMS texting. Get cheap domestic calling and international calling

- Free Messaging and Free phone calls to the other 60 million textPlus users around the world. Best free messenger.

- Ad-Free texting and calling

textPlus also lets you do more:

- Turn your Kindle Fire into a phone

- Text message / SMS and call on your tablet, phone and WiFi device

- WiFi texting and calling

- Travel worry-free with cheap calling so you never have to deal with expensive international add-on plans or surprise bills.

- Text / SMS back to the US or Canada for free when traveling abroad

- Group texting / messaging

- Save tons of money on your mobile plan

Your Global Phone. Free & cheap phone calls anywhere in the world:

- Make HD-quality phone calls on WiFi. Always works on 3G or 4G connections, too

- Save up to 98% on international calling vs. major cell phone plans and other calling services

- No up-front costs, contracts or hidden fees

One textPlus account across all of your screens:

- Your textPlus inbox lives in the cloud, so your Texts / SMS and phone calls are always in sync no matter which device you’re on

- Phone calls and texting on any of your devices

Questions? Email

Technical Details

  • Size: Varies by device (14.5MB - 15.3MB)
  • Version: 5.9.8
  • Developed By: textPlus, Inc. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Monitor, modify, or abort outgoing calls
    • Write to external storage
    • Write SMS messages
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Write (but not read) the user's contacts data
    • Read only access to device state
    • Read SMS messages
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Receive messages via Amazon Device Messaging
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • Broadcast sticky intents
    • Use SIP service
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Record audio
    • Access information about networks
    • Send SMS messages
    • Monitor incoming MMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
    • Modify global audio settings
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Disable the keyguard
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
    • Read or write the system settings
    • Broadcast an SMS receipt notification
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Change network connectivity state
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 3.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome App June 24, 2011
Verified Purchase
I've been using the free Textplus app for the last couple of weeks, decided to go Gold today for myself and my daughter, it's great, no adds, popup window works great & we can send pictures too. I dropped my $30 a month family texting plan when I saw how well Textplus works. I still have to pay data charges with my phone company but the amount of data I've been using with textplus is very small. I could not be happier.

October 12, 2011 Awesome App Part 2

I wish I could put this in a separate review but we are only allowed one review per purchase. I've contacted TextPlus twice since my first review on June 24. About 2 months ago I asked for a local area code for my TextPlus Gold number which I was promptly given. Today I changed my user name. This company is great to work with. Their customer service I would continue to rate at *****.
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672 of 774 people found the following review helpful
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First off, the app does exactly what it says if you read the description. It says you have to register for an account and you are giving a "texting phone number" right in the description. This is similar to Google Voice except without the voice. Another feature is that you can add your phone texts to it as well which shows up under a separate box, but as the authors of the program stated, messages replied to through your phone are subject to charges per your plan. This should be obvious that they can't spoof your number to route it through their system, but after reading some of the reviews on here, I guess even the obvious needs to be pointed out.

You will probably like this app if you don't have unlimited texting on your cell plan OR if you are like me and install it on your Android tablet (in my case a Nook Color) which gives you the ability to text through the tablet. That is a huge plus!

The chat rooms are *interesting* but as some reviewers pointed out, there is a lot of foul language in the few I went into. So if foul language offends you, you probably don't want to use the chat rooms.
With that said, the developers might want to consider a language filter as a new feature, but the language used by our society should not be held against a software developer.

Overall this is a good program that can bring texting to multiple people who otherwise couldn't do it or couldn't afford it. $2.99 once is a lot cheaper than $2.99 or more a month!!!
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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars texting to Canada May 24, 2011
By Sk8Fan
All of the people complaining that this app is useless if you have unlimited texting arent taking into account the fact that TMo now charges for US / Canada texts. I have a lot of friends in Canada & thanks to this app, we can text back and forth without international texting charges. Google voice doesnt do that. This is simple and useful. Shame on those giving neg reviews solely because they dont need the app.
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66 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for tablets May 24, 2011
Verified Purchase
wow allot of people on here don't understand or care that this is a lifesaver if you are just paying for a data plan or even better just using an off brand tablet and now you have texting ability that didn't exist prior. Not everyone can get google voice, it will not run on my coby tablet and this will.
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59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST HAVE for tablets! May 24, 2011
Verified Purchase
This app is an absolute must have for tablets. If you're like me, you've probably been frustrated at the fact your Xoom or other device can't send a simple text message. Well now you can! And without having to pay per message fees or for expensive bundles!

If your phone has SMS already, but your provider charges for messaging, this app can save you money there.

If your provider gives you unlimited messaging as part of your service (like Sprint), then this app isn't as useful, but it still has a few other features like group texting.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars kindle fire reveiw March 4, 2012
By lingho
i have been using this on my kindle fire for a month now and i love it. my only issue with this is the lack of notifications when i recieve a text. but other wise a perfect app for someone who doesn't have a phone, like me.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for global travelers May 24, 2011
By Aurtach
Verified Purchase
As an American that lives in South Korea this app is great. It allows me to text all my friends back home for free with ease. I brought my Evo 4g with me and just use it as a WiFi device. So as long as i have a WiFi signal (which are plentiful here and i have WiFi at home and work) my friends and I can text each other even though I don't have a texting plan.

Ignore the bad ratings. this app does what it sets out to do. Not everyone is in the situation of have unlimited texting or even a cell phone plan with their android device.

Would give it 5 stars, but the MMS was not working for me. My friends were not receiving my pics, and I wasn't receiving theirs either.
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429 of 499 people found the following review helpful
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People keep down rating this because they have unlimited text plans. Well for the rest Of us, this is great. Unlimited messaging without having to force someone else to get the app like with kik or liveprofile. Great app! Especially for free!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars textPlus Gold
A solid 3. It's exactly what it says. Be wise or you could pay for more than texting.
Get it to text from your android device via WiFi. Easy, as pie.
Published 5 days ago by GAK
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow
I love the text plus app so I decided to go gold and now it won't even let me sign in.
Published 7 days ago by Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great talk and text app.
Great app.
Published 12 days ago by J. Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm enjoying kindle fire hd n love it.
Text plus is really helpful ,, I'm enjoying kindle fire hd n love it.
Published 12 days ago by theresah boateng
3.0 out of 5 stars IDK
The app seems nice but all the features are not available on my kindle fire and I can't receive messages or call people.
Published 14 days ago by Bwamushiyi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Use it alot buy I wish you got more free minutes to make phone calls when phone is down
Published 15 days ago by sass1e
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Only works if installed on the device you want to text. Not what I was hoping for.
Published 18 days ago by Donna
1.0 out of 5 stars Keeps Crashing Phone
Keeps crashing my phone. Sg3.

Not sure how to go about getting refund, but I might try. $5 an app I expect it to work
Published 21 days ago by Avi
5.0 out of 5 stars Good app
Very eadsy to use app. This my main texting app.
Published 21 days ago by S. McCain
5.0 out of 5 stars substitute for telephone service
We have significant gaps in our local telephone service. Fortunately, Textplus is there for us. Textplus is easy to use, and handy for texting and calling friends and family
Published 26 days ago by Latterless
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Difference between free and gold textplus?
The latest free version of textPlus has ads and supports voice calling (v5.4.0.155).
textPlus Gold from Amazon Appstore has no ads and no voice calling (v5.4.1.109).
textPlus Gold from Google Play Store has no ads and supports voice calling.
When will Amazon get the same version of textPlus Gold... Read More
Sep 4, 2012 by MrNara |  See all 3 posts
I just increased my volume to highest level and it notifies me just fine. Best of luck
Jun 2, 2014 by Melvin Swerlein |  See all 5 posts
help with ?
I have a Kindle Fire, when I loaded the free TextPlus I noticed that I was "logged out" when not actively texting, and would have to log back in to receive messages. Have they fixed the Text Notifier? And can you leave it running in the background to continue receiving your texts?
Sep 5, 2012 by Jacqui Bulkley |  See all 4 posts
finding a username that works
No you can try this if u want
Dec 14, 2012 by Amazon Customer |  See all 3 posts
Not compatible ?? Be the first to reply
Text plus Gold changed my number. . . Why? Be the first to reply
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