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

by textPlus, Inc.

Price: $2.99
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This app needs permission to access:

  • 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
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.9.9
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Product Details



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

Always get Free Text / SMS to anyone in the US or Canada, cheap phone calls to any number in the world on your Android phone, tablet or Kindle Fire. 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 tablet and 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

*Hardware microphone or bluetooth support is required to make calls
*Enable push notifications to receive incoming calls. If push is not supported on the device, users may only make outgoing calls.

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Questions? Email support@textplus.com

Technical Details

Size: Varies by device (14.6MB - 14.7MB)
Version: 5.9.9
Developed By: textPlus, 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
  • 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
  • Read SMS messages
  • Broadcast an SMS receipt notification
  • READ_PROFILE
  • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
  • Write to external storage
  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Access information about networks
  • Monitor, modify, or abort outgoing calls
  • 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
  • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
  • Send SMS messages
  • Use SIP service
  • Disable the keyguard
  • Write SMS messages
  • WRITE_CALL_LOG
  • CONFIGURE_SIP
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Monitor incoming MMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
  • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
  • Record audio
  • Broadcast sticky intents
  • Open network sockets
  • READ_CALL_LOG
  • Change network connectivity state
  • Modify global audio settings
  • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
  • Read only access to device state
  • Read or write the system settings
Minimum Operating System: Varies by device
Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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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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By A Customer on May 24, 2011
I have unlimited text, but this is a great app for people who don't. My roommate uses it and it works just fine, she has a iphone and is frugal, so she decided not to have a unlimited text plan. Also, I am able to text her with no issues....it does come from a diff number, but it is saved in my phone as her text number. BTW... I think it's hilarious to read criticism of the concept and not the app itself.
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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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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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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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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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i have had this app for a while now and i love it. i gave up my cell phone when money got tight so i was all excited to find this app. i can now text from my kindle fire and keep in touch with friends and family that i wouldnt be able to without texting. i did have to explain to everyone that yes its a weird number but thats cause its a texting app and you can NOT call me on this number. once they understood that i had no problems at all. then they updated it. i dont mind the new veiw as my kindle fire is big enough to see everything just fine but now i dont get my notifacations. i have to remember to check the darn thing. i hope a new update will be coming out soon to fix this as the pop ups and notifications were VERY handy. once that is fixed it will be a 5 star app. as for the groups and all that that others complain about...i cant help you there. i dont have this app to meet new people or join groups. i have never even checked it out. if i wanted that i would get on yahoo and go find a chat room. i also dont know if it is the same as the free text plus. i figured paying $3 for texting forever beats any texting plan out there and i figured my info and those i text would be safer if i paid for the gold. not sorry and totally worth $3. :)
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First, most of the bad reviews for this app are based on wrong assumptions. Not ALL android devices, as of today, come with google voice. Honeycomb tablets are android devices and google voice is not included (so far, hopefully in the future). Also, not everyone has unlimited text. My asus transformer HC tablet is wifi-only and does not carry a text plan.
To whoever wrote that you need this app on other devices to txt is wrong. Most likely never used this app and just made up stuff on what he think this is about. I have text to my other text apps as well as phones on diffrent carriers and it goes through fine. They don't need to have this app for me to txt with them.
It's a shame most of the bad reviews are based on how useless this app is to them and not actually reviews on the app itself. Bet most did not even bother trying out the app before reviewing.
If you don't need this app, just pass it on, you don't need to leave a bad review for it.
I am NOT affilited with this app. Just ranting on people giving bad reviews for an app they haven't tried.

I have been looking for decent text app for my tablet for awhile and I have finally found it. Thanks Amazon! Text apps that works on the iphone currently is not compatiable for HC tablet. Some works for android 2x but not 3.0.

This is the best txt app I have tried so far for the honeycomb tablet. Everything works well, layout is great. Only thing that doesn't work so far is I am not able to send picture text message. Get an error when I try to send.
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