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Download size

2 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • contacts
  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • microphone
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • push notification service
  • movement and directional sensor
  • speech
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
  • video and still capture
  • location services
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • camera
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Supported languages (3)

English español 中文(简体)
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New in
Bug fixes

New in

Added a Refresh button to quickly sync up your conversations. Added resend option for messages sent offline. Improved message delivery. A lot of bug fixes and stability improvement. 

TextNow gives you completely free and unlimited texting directly from your computer! This app helps you stay instantly connected to your friends and family across USA and Canada.

When you sign up, you are assigned a dedicated phone number with the area code of your choosing. You can use this number to send and receive unlimited texts within USA and Canada. You can also send and receive picture messages or create texting groups! Your friends and family don't need to have TextNow, it works just like a normal phone.

This app is beautifully and simply designed and will integrate directly with your Windows contacts.

TextNow is also available on the web at TextNow.com. Take your phone number with you, and your messages will seamlessly synchronize!

New in

Better photo viewing experience

Fix an app crash issue for some user

New in 1.1:

Group Texting – Create a group to text with many friends at once, even if they don’t have TextNow!

Better Picture Messaging – Send photos with TextNow directly from your photo album

Other new features – more background customization colors, message history that automatically loads, and the ability to pin multiple conversations to your home screen.

We’ve also added Spanish and Chinese language support and fixed some bugs and performance issues!
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  • by Cory 10/30/2014
    Was good before but i got a windows phone and it dont work on it
  • by lola 10/29/2014
    It's actually really great!!! I love it
  • by esmeralda 10/28/2014
    Please fix :( messages are not sending
  • by Alvyn 10/28/2014
    Won't open on windows phone 8
  • by hayley 10/27/2014
    Can't send or receive pic messages n I'm not getting any notification when I get a message but besides tht great app
  • by kylie 10/26/2014
    I think this app is awesome and it works really well and its free
  • by User 10/26/2014
    Wish there was a calling app just like the apps on the iphone
  • by User 10/26/2014
    Me encanta! :D i love it so much i use it everyday on my nokia limia <3
  • by Adrian 10/26/2014
    Best app in Windows phone store. Actually works unlike other "free text" apps, like Text Plus(on WP that is on android great). You actually get to pick your own area code and is awesome if your phone is prepaid and don't have unlimited texts.
  • by C. 10/26/2014
    It's not even working or opening kept closing.