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TextNow provides users with free texting and calling features on a single platform. Instant messaging features are included as well. From this platform, users can communicate with each other over a WiFi connection. The platform is 100% free to sign up for and use, making it an alternative to wireless service plans. Those with existing service can use the platform over their cellular connection as well.

A Review of TextNow

At signup, TextNow assigns users a phone number based on their location. This allows users to obtain a local phone number when they don't have one. This phone number works like any other number for phone calls and text messages. Call quality is based on strength of the device's network connection. Within each chat, users can insert stickers and emojis with ease. All common calling and texting features exist within the app.

Should You Download and Use TextNow?

TextNow offers most of the features users would come to expect. It won't necessarily replace an existing wireless service plan and phone number. Nonetheless, TextNow competes favorably with alternative solutions. The app features an excellent design with intuitive menus and excellent performance. People can use the app for a secondary phone number or as their main communications hub on the move.