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

by textPlus, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,889 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Available instantly
Offers in-app purchases
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.9.7
  • Fixed app crash caused by launching push notification
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00529IOXO
  • Release Date: May 23, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,889 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free 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. 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.

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 (15.1MB - 18.6MB)
  • Version: 5.9.7
  • 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
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Modify global audio settings
    • 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 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2,331 of 2,643 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very cool November 26, 2011
love that I can text a cell phone from my kindle fire. convenient, free and packed full of options. thanks
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198 of 220 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome January 7, 2012
By N.C
Verified Purchase
I really just downloaded the app for my 11 year old daughter who constantly is ringing up text bills. When she found out she could text cells for free she never put it down. Now I have on my kindle fire. AWSOME!!!!!!
5 STARS!!!!!! :)
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198 of 222 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love LOVE LOVE November 26, 2012
By livy b
Verified Purchase
I absolutely love this app!:-) it is awesome and right on the key board thing, where the return arrow is, is a thing that looks like this, :-) and its so cool! ♣♦♠♥♪ Mwahaha! i just figured how to do that! u just hold down the sign that says • . So for the texting thing, 1.) You put in the number and 2.) you text! How to add and delet contacts was really confuzing for a while, so you just go to the contacts page and hold down their name to delet it and to add, you get a notepad, ( i have colornote or something) and type in their number. Save their number and when it turns blue, click on it, then add in their names! Hope that helped a little bit to understand what you are getting and how to use it!!!
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270 of 305 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but be careful January 19, 2013
By Len J.
Verified Purchase
Texting to a cellphone or GROUP of cellphones from my Kindle is a very useful communications tool for me. For that reason, I like this app very much. 2 Issues I have with it are these...

1) It requires a new telephone number which this developer provides. Depending on how this app is used, that can lead to $$. There's one chance to change the number but those choices really don't make much of a difference.

2) WHO is sending & receiving those texts may also influence charges. Keep an eye on your phone bill. Reading 'tween the lines, I wouldn't be surprised to find some data mining were going on as well.

This is a "free" app but... Read the terms of use. They're not complicated. If this app were loaded on a careless person's Kindle, I could see charges mounting rapidly. A word to the wise...
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2,328 of 2,668 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars sweet December 15, 2011
Verified Purchase
this app works great on the kindle fire. The response time between send and receive is fast. One downside is regarding the lack of notification when a text comes in. If they can fix that, this would be an awesome app.
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501 of 578 people found the following review helpful
By Amplio
Verified Purchase
Used this app to text three people. Now they are all being spammed with the same offers via text msgs. it appears this company builds a database of mobile numbers that you provide and then sells or spans them directly. My contacts are all getting the same malware and scamware text messages now at all times of day! Do not install!
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201 of 230 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars you can get ring tones for it February 1, 2012
By my name
Verified Purchase
this is a great app every one is saying u cant get ringtones but u can u go to setting and help on kindle it is the button that has strips on it wen u hit the home button then u go to sound and then u can pick ur sound!!!!!!!!
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142 of 163 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Texting for FREE... it can't get any better! December 23, 2012
Verified Purchase
I downloaded this app not expecting much but have been pleasantly surprised in how well it works. We live in Nicaragua as missionaries and I can text friends and family in the US free! Can't ask for much more!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for communication
Great way to keep in touch when cell phone is not working. Very easy and convenient. Easy to use and type with.
Published 10 hours ago by Teddyteri
5.0 out of 5 stars Wowza
This ap makes my phone old school. It's so easy to use and read. Bye bye tiny screen! Heart u textplus!
Published 12 hours ago by Mark Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It is really user friendly
Published 18 hours ago by Rev. John O. Ponder, III
5.0 out of 5 stars best texting app ever!!!!:)
It has been such a good experience using this app it is very good for anyone who has friends that want to text them I've loved every minute that I spend on this... Read more
Published 18 hours ago by lincoln hunt
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
dumped it because of annoying text ads when i start my kindlefire
Published 19 hours ago by 4194chey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great app! Love it!
Published 20 hours ago by heather
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth the time
I've used this app before on iPhone, but I could not get it to work on Kindle. I couldn't get the infernal email link to validate my account. So I deleted it. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Elizabeth M
5.0 out of 5 stars lol
This app brings ou the best in me:-) I text sevrel of my friends and don't even have a phone.This deserves 5 stars.If u have the app text user Maria Macone
Published 2 days ago by Stephen Macone
5.0 out of 5 stars mothers best friend :)
This app is so cool and useful!! If i run out of minutes on my phone for a couple days or even need to keep in contact with my 12 yr old son while at work we can text back n forth. Read more
Published 2 days ago by tamie deel
5.0 out of 5 stars A Well Deserved Review
I hardly write reviews. But this is one I feel is well deserved. I have used TextPlus since 2011 on Android's rival platform. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Echelon
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notification sounds
Does this app work for texting between kindle and cell phone?
Feb 26, 2013 by M. Vittetoe |  See all 20 posts
soldiers versus college students
College kids don't put their bodies and lives on the line brah.
May 2, 2013 by ThePlayer |  See all 5 posts
Adding a name to numbers
Yes, if you have a Yahoo account. I just went into yahoo contacts, added mobile phone numbers and just their name and then logged out from yahoo. It transferred over without a hitch the next time I went into Kindle Fire.
Mar 11, 2012 by Georgi |  See all 3 posts
how to delete old messages on textplus
On the left side message panel, click on the users message you want to delete. When it pulls up your conversation on the right, press the menu tab in the top right hand corner of your screen. (The three dots) in the drop down menu it should give you a delete option.
Jun 13, 2013 by Jenifer C |  See all 4 posts
photo sending
this is my question as well; has someone found an answer?
Sep 24, 2013 by S. L. Wortham |  See all 6 posts
strange text from me that i did not send Be the first to reply
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