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textPlus Free Text + Calls for Kindle Fire
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textPlus Free Text + Calls for Kindle Fire

by textPlus, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,580 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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What's new in version
  • • Make and receive calls on your Kindle Fire
  • • Get incoming message and call notifications
  • • Select from a light or dark theme

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00529IOXO
  • Original 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 (4,580 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106 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

Text anyone around the world for free. Break free from your mobile carrier's texting limitations and keep an open dialogue with your friends. GOGII, the makers of TextPlus Free , believe in the importance of staying connected with friends and family-- so much, in fact, that they're willing to pay for it.

Sending and receiving text messages using textPlus Free is totally free to you.

This version is ad-supported. The paid, ad-free version is also available on the Amazon Appstore.

textPlus Free  Free Text + Group Text
Receive a quick reply pop-up outside of the app every time you have a message
textPlus Free  Free Text + Group Text
Set textPlus as your default texting app if you prefer
May the Future of Free Texting Begin

The thought of texting for free is liberating, no doubt, but textPlus Free offers much more than savings. This app presents unique texting opportunities, enhancing and expanding text conversations. After registering and getting your free texting phone number, you'll be able to invite multiple friends into existing text conversations, create and join texting communities, meet new friends, and text from anywhere in the world, free of charge.

Replace Your Current SMS

You'll get super fast, great looking messaging that's free worldwide for you and your family or friends that have downloaded the app. There's no international charges for app-to-app messaging.

Get Free SMS

Of course, you probably have plenty of friends and family who don't have textPlus. You can send free SMS messages to any mobile phone number in the US and Canada. In fact, you can ditch your text plan all together and save as much as $240 a year by using textPlus exclusively.

Never Miss a Message

Receive a quick reply pop-up outside of the app every time you have a message. textPlus lets you respond at lightening speed from the reply box when you are outside the app.

The Group Text Revolution
textPlus Free  Free Text + Group Text
Invite multiple friends into a conversation for a group chat
textPlus Free  Free Text + Group Text
Join or create Communities and meet people with similar interests

The more the merrier! A group text is a conversation among three or more people. To start one, just invite friends into your conversation. Add friends to a group text easily, and at any time. Your friends can participate in group texting conversations on any mobile device, and they don't need to have textPlus Free.

Once an invite into a chat room is accepted (via text, of course), all participants will see every response; for friends without the app, however, standard texting charges will apply. With group text capabilities, staying connected and keeping your clique tight is just made easier.

Communities of Liberated Texters

Free texting means an abundance of texting, so connect with new people with similar interests and spark up a conversation. A Community is a chat room for like-minded texters. Tap the Communities tab to search for existing communities, or just create your own. Form a private community and invite just your friends or create a public one and welcome fellow texters from all over the world.

Integrating textPlus Free into Your Texting Routine
Enabling textPlus as Your Default Texting App

Enable the alert feature from within the app for instant text notifications. If you choose, you may set textPlus Free as the default texting app. When you receive a notification, your phone will automatically take you to the textPlus app rather than your standard messaging program.

Cross Platform Capabilities

Use textPlus to text with your friends who do and don't have the app.

Tablet Support

textPlus uses 3G OR Wi-Fi, so even Android-based Tablets or non-telephone connected devices can benefit from free and unlimited texting.

Texts in the Cloud

We'll keep your texts ready for you if you're offline. Feel like signing into your account from a friend's device? That's okay too. Your texts will be waiting for you.

Please note that textPlus Free does not replace texting capabilities using your regular phone number. You can still text using that number; however, standard texting charges will apply according to your carrier's texting plan.


Unlimited free texting with your textPlus Free phone number

Three-way or Group texting

Free texts to and within the U.S. and Canada

Free app-to-app messaging anywhere in the world

SMS (text) and MMS (pics) capable

Instant notifications and quick-reply pop ups

Access to chat Communities and the ability to create your own

Find Facebook friends on textPlus and get notified when new Facebook friends join (notification options in settings).

Send voice notes free app-to-app or to any 10-digit U.S. or Canadian mobile number, even if the recipient doesn't have textPlus.

The People tab makes it easy to find and message immediately your friends on textPlus, invite friends to textPlus, or search for other users with similar interests.

Notes on Permissions from the Developer
Your Messages

textPlus has the ability to integrate your phone's (carrier's) inbox SMS messages into the textPlus app, making it more convenient to access your phone's inbox and textPlus inbox from the same place.

Network Communication

textPlus is supported through the internet, which is why we need web access. We also need web access in order to send your message pop-up notifications.

Your Accounts

textPlus conveniently pre-populates your e-mail address making the communication channel between you and textPlus as easy as possible. textPlus does not spam you or share your information with third parties.

Your Contact Info

textPlus retrieves your device's contact information to enable easy addressing of messages. textPlus does not share this information with third parties.


textPlus stores images to provide the best possible performance and best experience for our users.

Phone Calls

textPlus allows users to conveniently start a phone call directly from a phone number link within a message.

System Tools

textPlus allows the user to set textPlus as their default text application, so that texts are delivered directly through textPlus.

Services That Cost You Money

When using your Phone's SMS inbox from within the app, you will be charged according to your regular SMS plan. For free and unlimited texts, use only textPlus and not your phone's SMS inbox. When not on Wi-fi, textPlus traffic also uses 3G data, which may result in carrier charges if you are not on an unlimited data plan.

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.

Developer Info
textPlus is committed to innovating and delivering a next gen texting experience through enabling, enhancing and expanding text conversations to any device. textPlus currently provides customers with next generation text messaging through its flagship product, textPlus. textPlus provides FREE 1:1 texting and group texting through our sponsor supported app- on iPhone, iPod touch and Android.

Technical Details

  • Size: 17.5MB
  • Version:
  • 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
    • 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
    • Disable the keyguard
    • 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 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2,282 of 2,586 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very cool November 26, 2011
By Laurie
love that I can text a cell phone from my kindle fire. convenient, free and packed full of options. thanks
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2,292 of 2,626 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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154 of 172 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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172 of 193 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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184 of 207 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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226 of 256 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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89 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kindle fire May 4, 2012
Verified Purchase
awesome app for kindle fire. older reviews had legitimate complaints but now it works perfect on the kindle fire. gives pop up alerts and sound alerts when doing other things on your fire.
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131 of 147 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 Great
This is an awesome app for anyone who texts constantly. I couldn't be more happy that I can text my best friend and not be charged. Read more
Published 1 hour ago by The Doctor
5.0 out of 5 stars best texting app
It is simply worth your time and you won't regret it or be disappointed by the quality of this app
Published 13 hours ago by best texting app
4.0 out of 5 stars good app. like that it pops up when msg comes in.
So far the only app for texting that works how I wanted. I.e. new msgs pop up when received. Best out of 4 tried.
Published 14 hours ago by Lynette Hanna
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Great App...
This is one of the few things I use a lot because I don't have a fancy cellphone. . .
I suggest this to anyone who texts!
Try it you'll like it.
Published 19 hours ago by Renee
5.0 out of 5 stars Text Plus
Published 21 hours ago by tinklover
2.0 out of 5 stars Never used it
I was not thinking clear when I downloaded the app to my kindle fire. Fire is not a phone so when I joined it gave my kindle its own new phone number and I did not want to deal... Read more
Published 22 hours ago by Digi4fun
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Good and I would recommend it to my friend's so we could use it all the time so we wouldn't use all our stuff
Published 1 day ago by Rudy
4.0 out of 5 stars help
I have the kindle fire he 3rd generation and I try calling but when they pick up it doesn't work I cannot hear them and they can't hear me
Published 1 day ago by Vincent
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle
Kindle quit, don't have this so I don't know......Have no idea if it is a good thing or a bad thing.
Published 1 day ago by Elaine Carr
5.0 out of 5 stars works great
Love that I can text from my Samsung Galaxy Tab, my Fire and my ipad, none of which use virizon, etc.
Published 1 day ago by Sydney's Mom
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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
notification sounds
Does this app work for texting between kindle and cell phone?
Feb 26, 2013 by M. Vittetoe |  See all 18 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?
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