TextNow is the world's first cloud-based cell phone carrier. A cloud-based carrier is a carrier that connects its users through Wi-Fi and a downloadable app. TextNow runs off the Sprint 4G LTE network and provides customers with worry free, no contract plans. TextNow is a free app that can be downloaded on all types of devices. Whether its on a phone and/or tablet and/or computer, users will still have the same number.
Texts and calls will be synced with a users TextNow account, allowing them to see their messaging threads and phone number from the TextNow web app or from any of their other mobile apps. All customers need to do is sign into their account on their other devices!
All plans include rollover minutes meaning if a user doesn’t use all the minutes in one month, they can continue using them through future billing cycles.
If a customer is purchasing their own device, they will need to purchase the device in full from TextNow’s online phone store. TextNow offers phones from companies like Samsung, Motorola and Google however, TextNow does not offer phones on monthly installment payments.
If a customer is bringing their own device, the device must previously run off the Sprint 4G LTE network. Even though TextNow doesn’t sell iPhones, users can now bring their own iPhone to TextNow.
TextNow offers a free Wi-Fi only version of their plan available for download on any device. This only includes Wi-Fi texting and calling. If customers are satisfied with TextNow after using the free app Wi-Fi plan, they can then start a paid plan with their new or existing number. All TextNow phones come with a 30 Day money back guarantee and a 1-year warranty. They will even pay for the packaging and shipping to have the phone returned.
TextNow includes additional feature add-ons to their plans. TextNow allows customers to turn their devices into a Mobile Hotspot as long as their device supports that capability. Mobile hotspot is now included in all TextNow plans.
TextNow also has international calling options, which includes unlimited domestic calling to Canada and Mexico
The only downside to TextNow is that they don’t offer iPhones or payment plans for their devices.
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