Text Free: Texting + Calling

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Written by Pinger, Inc.


Rated 4.58828 From 34,594 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-05-26
  • New version: 11.66
  • File size: 145.35 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Text Free: Texting + Calling


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Text Free: Texting + Calling is an iPhone and Android Social Networking App, made by Pinger, Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Pinger, Inc., with the latest current version being 11.66 which was officially released on 2020-05-26. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 34,594 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.58828 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


Free texting and free calling with TextFree gives you free text plus a real US phone number so you can text or call anyone, even if they don’t have the app. TextFree uses your data or Wi-Fi connection to keep you in touch with friends and family all over the globe—you can text now with features like group messaging, picture messaging, international texting & calling, emoji, and voicemail, it’s the only messaging app you’ll ever need. All for free. YOU CAN’T BEAT THE ORIGINAL TextFree was the first free texting app in the app store. True story. Since 2009, TextFree has helped millions of people stay connected with friends and family. Since then, a lot of new and nifty features were added, but one thing’s always remained the same—TextFree is the fastest, most reliable and easiest to use texting app out there. Lots of other apps like textPlus, TextMe, Talkatone, and TextNow have come along since we launched, BUT TextFree is the original and we think still the best free texting app available. SEND UNLIMITED FREE TEXTS & REAL MMS PICTURE MESSAGES With TextFree you get free SMS texting, text now totally free and unlimited. And now, TextFree is the first free texting app enabled with real MMS picture messaging just like a carrier phone – no strange looking links. That means you can send picture messages to all your friends, even if they don’t have Textfree! REAL PHONE NUMBER INCLUDED Not many free texting apps let you text now with a real phone number. But having your own local phone number means you can call your grandma’s landline, order a pizza, SMS any number, and of course, hit up all your friends, even if they don’t have a smartphone. TEXT FREE WITH GROUP MESSAGES TextFree is the perfect free texting app for group messaging with all your contacts. You can create groups, leave groups, add participants and let everyone be part of the conversation. FREE CALLING Free calling has never been better. TextFree-to-TextFree calling and any incoming calls are always free. Outbound calling minutes are easy to earn or super cheap to buy. Who doesn’t love free calling? TURN ANY DEVICE INTO A PHONE No phone? No Problem. Text free has you covered. TextFree turns your iPod or iPad into a phone, so you can text plus call for free. Plus, calls sound great over Wi-Fi. Free texting on all these devices. OPTIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS • Reserve Number ($4.99/mo) - Keep your number from expiring (normally we reclaim in active numbers after 30-days) • Voicemail-To-Text ($4.99/mo) - Get your voicemails transcribed and sent as a text message so you can read it at your convenience. • Remove Ads ($2.99/mo) - This one, well, you get the idea. TERMS Subscriptions automatically billed monthly or annually to your iTunes Account and auto-renew, unless you turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payments are charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew or manage subscriptions in your iTunes & App Store account settings. Cancellations take effect at the end of the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period (where available) is forfeited when purchasing a subscription. Privacy Policy: https://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy Terms of Service: https://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy/end-user-terms/#terms OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF • Emergency calls are not supported • TextFree is ad-supported • When roaming, additional carrier data charges may apply. Contact your carrier for details. • If your contacts aren’t on TextFree, they might have to pay regular carrier charges for texts and pictures. COPYRIGHT © 2020 Pinger, Inc. All rights reserved. The TextFree name, associated trademarks, and logos are trademarks of Pinger, Inc. or related entities.

Top Reviews

  • Glitchy, freezes, auto directs to safari/appstore


    By BRO 77
    When I click the message it will often freeze up and I will have to close out the app, double click home, swipe up, and then restart the app literally 4-5 times before I can click one of the messages and it'll take me to the message. When I type it will often freeze up so I can type or mid typing it'll freeze and unfreeze so I'll type one part of a word and finish the last half of a word or two later and then I'll have to use auto correct and rewrite the couple words it froze for. Sometimes it will take me to the message and the box to text won't even be on the messaging screen and I'll have to close out and reload the app for it to go back to normal but then the when I do it freezes up and I have to close and reload it a couple more times to get it to unfreeze. Sometimes it'll take me to safari or the app store even if I didn't click the ads, and no my finger doesn't slip and accidentally click the ads, it just does it by itself sometimes. I'll sometimes have the text box glitched out at the very top of the screen so I can't see the other person's message, or the text bar will just be frozen 3/4s from the bottom inbetween the ad that's covering up half the screen and the top. Paying to get rid of the ads may help with the ad related glitches, but it won't help with the rest of the glitchyness with the app, my advice would be to GET ANY OTHER TEXTING APP!
  • Best pals


    By BRIT ICONZ
    This is been a success story also a struggle story me as the reviewer have been using Textfree for over six years close to seven and when I had no way to have a phone service from my iPhone I was able to always have access to people calling me and having textWhich it being a American app I had no idea I’d be able to use it in Europe where I went and subsequently suffered a heart attack still having no phone service tax-free had allowed me to call and text my friends and family in the USA with no extra surcharge and really no problem this was a great thing now if this doesn’t come with the bells and whistles but it still was pretty forward thinking for time it came out it’s still one of the originals and one thing about it it’s stable sometime to glitches but it’s stable overall and I’ve still been able to use it we talking about six years of service that I use pretty much every day I am an original thank you tax-free you really helped me expand on so many things and yes I do have phone service now but I still use this as one of my secondaryNumbers one of the best apps ever invented because it works
  • unlimited talk+text to any phone number regardless if they are a text now user or not


    By Graceland kelly
    okay so i’ve tried talkatone and almost every free calling and texting app out there but i always come back to this one.. one thing i love about talkatone that this app lacks is that talkatone you only need the calling “ credits “ for international calling... on that app you can send unlimited texts and calls to anyone without calling minutes... regardless if they have the app or not and i LOVE this app but i do think that dark mode should come to this app it would be BEAUTIFUL i’d suggest also “ read receipts “ and i think we should have unlimited text and calls... the calling credits should just be for international calling..so basically we just have unlimited texting and calling to any number regardless if they have this app or not with ads to keep it free just like the talkatone app does!!! other than the whole calling minutes thing that’s the ONLY thing i don’t like other than that this app is amazing and the best of the best but please give us dark mode and give us unlimited free calling i’d appreciate it! and so would do many other people!!!
  • Great free App


    By Mmcvey98
    Best free app for texting for when you need another number. I hope that none of you ever have to have another number for the reasons that I have had to. The only complaint I have is the fact that you have to buy minutes and the cost but on the same token with that; If someone tries to call the number you have the option to have a call go directly to voicemail, so if the Caller leaves a voicemail you can still get the communication, along with the ability of an automatic text response to let them know that you cannot receive telephone calls on that number and make them aware of that fact. So I still give it five stars despite the downfall of having to buy minutes. They give you some free minutes to start, and methods/other ways to gain free minutes IF you want to take the time to go through all of the surveys and marketing etc. When I have used the actual calling function of the app, the quality has been great. So overall for being a free app I give it five thumbs up :-)
  • 5 years, 5 stars


    By cobalionandzelda43210
    I have had this app for 5 years (yes, 5 years) so it is imperative that I write a review! I got this app when I started college and did not have phone service yet, and I used it for over a year constantly. I've kept it ever since, and I still have the phone number that I started with. I moved to a rural area, where getting cell service is nearly impossible, and this app came in handy for actually being able to talk on the phone without needing to be in specific corner of the house or outside. This is the best free texting and calling app I've ever found. There are, of course, things that annoy me (like the amount of ads, not being able to make calls for free and only receive them, and the phone number going away if you haven't used it in a while). This is a completely free app, though, so I couldn't be happier. If you want more capabilities, you could either pay for the app or pay for phone service. For everything that this app does, I can't help but to give it 5 stars.
  • Bill Kaatz


    By FBIMANSr
    I enjoy the text free app and calling like watching the adds even joined a few to help with free minutes although it requires internet to use phone and text I really appreciate it helps me very much I have told several of my friends about the App and If you are down on your luck or just can’t afford a phone bill, try the text free app , watch a few adds get minutes for phone you can pick your own number, from an available list of numbers , and you are back in Buisness, yes it requires you to use WiFi! But so far my quality of call’s have been good ,and best of all as long as you use your phone a few times a month you can keep your number, and if you do need to change your number ! Well you simple request for a new number and you can change it and you can even keep your unused minutes!! Wow how great is that ? If after all I have just told you how great text free phone and text app is and you don’t get it , then you just don’t need a phone ! I Love it
  • Used to work


    By 26atom
    I used this app quite a bit. The old version worked beautifully. There were ads, but they weren't intrusive. For some reason I couldn't transfer my old number to my new iPad so i downloaded this new abomination. I was hit by 2 ads immediately. I also cant find Where to re-add ANY contacts. The intuitive usage is hidden. I have an update to add to this review. Now that i have used it for a few weeks there is one HUGE NUISANCE that has been included in the update. The ads now replace some of your contacts, crowding out your numbers. How did the EVER allow this? Also, there are ZERO ways to delete them. Someone left me a voicemail in error and i am unable to get their erroneous call out of my contacts. There used to be an "erase conversation" button, which because you now must scroll through ads, has completely disappeared. Ive been using the new updates for some time now. I’m convinced the numbers have been sold, as i now receive a robocall every 30 minutes and obscene messages daily. I’m looking for a better app. I would never recommend anyone download this. They offer no way to block or erase incoming calls, causing your contacts to be lost far down the list. Its truly awful.
  • Can I give it 7 stars?


    By Zimukusa
    Okay, so let’s ignore the fact that three of us in the company mis-dialed the number and that was the problem, not actually a bug... 🤦‍♀️ ...when I reached out to the app developer I half expected no response as I’ve had really negative experiences before with other app developers. We were getting messages that our number had been disconnected despite having paid for the number (again, this was entirely user error as we were misdialing but didn’t realize til later). Frustrated, I sent about 5 messages in quick succession. Got a response within an hour of my first message from someone who clearly knew to calm me down and get tech support. (Instant 3 stars). Tech support tried calling and it worked for them but not for us. Tech support escalated the ticket to second level and provided frequent updates as we were dealing with different time zones (4.5 stars) Second level tech asked for some basic info and quickly spotted the one digit we were dialing incorrectly. (5 stars) I wish I could give two more stars to make it seven, cas I know from many tech friends that these kind of basic errors are ridiculous, but both tech support and second level tech were so good humored about it, I could almost hear the chuckling through their emails as I gulped in horror. (It’s been a rough week, I knew there’d be an error somewhere!) Truly appreciate the highly professional and good humored support on this app. Seven stars if I could give them!
  • Problems with tech support


    By Wilson6765
    I only have an iPad, so I’m not able to text people with non-Apple devices. I got Textfree to be able to text one specific person. It worked well for several months, but then it stopped working, so that he was not receiving my texts and I was not receiving his. After a few weeks of trying to solve this problem on my own, I finally contacted tech support. I got a response from them a very speedy nine days later. After a minimal interaction, I was told that the problem must be with my friend’s cell phone carrier. Maybe it is and maybe it isn’t, but I feel that my problem was not adequately addressed, and since I now have no reason to use the app, I will be uninstalling it from my iPad. UPDATE: After posting the above review, I was mysteriously contacted by someone else from the company who helped me troubleshoot the problem I was having. It’s good to know that someone in the company is capable of providing good support. However, I hate that I had to use threats to get anyone to take me and my problem seriously, so my decision not to use the app anymore stands.
  • Not A Good App Anymore


    By Jonathen_crow
    I’ve seen countless people complaining about their issues with this app. Mostly that they’re able to send text messages but not receive them. And I’ve also seen that through my own efforts their response team for help is completely unresponsive. In a lot of places on the website you’ll see that they take a short time to respond, but in reality they take upwards of weeks, it’s been several weeks since I submitted my first request and I still have no response. Most other people cannot find responses, or solutions to their problems. They seem unwilling to respond anyone that is not buying credits. This was once a good app, really great for people who possibly lived in bad areas were their Wi-Fi was stronger than their cell phone signal. And were unable for whatever reason to use their actual cell phone services to contact other people. It used to be really great especially when you were trying to do multiple things at once, or you were unsure of someone having your real number. Now it’s not worth the amount of time it takes to download.

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