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TextNow Alternatives

TextNow is described as 'helps its users stay connected by providing them with a free, unlimited text and calling app that is fit for every budget - even $0' and is a internet telephony service in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to TextNow for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, iPad and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Skype, which is free. Other great apps like TextNow are Google Voice, Line2, JMP.chat and textPlus.

TextNow alternatives are mainly Video Calling Apps but may also be Group Chat Apps or Internet Telephony Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TextNow.
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  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
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  1. Skype icon

    Skype

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com

    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Skype to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSkype consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Doesn't have phone numbers

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  2. Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail organized in an email format, free US long distance calls, low rates on international calls, and many free calling features, including transcripts, call blocking, call screening, conference calling, SMS, and more.

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    Doesn't work for Canada (also most countries out of the US).

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    Line2

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Kindle Fire

    Line2 is a VoIP phone service that lets you call & text from a separate phone number via WiFi or 3G/4G/LTE. At a small premium, Text & call ANYONE in the US/Canada, forwarding & more. Pick any phone number.

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    Textnow is free and anonymous

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  4. Access phone numbers from any device with internet: supports voice, SMS, MMS (pictures and group texting). Entirely open source stack and works over open protocols (XMPP).

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    textPlus

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Nokia Store
    • Kindle Fire

    textPlus is the best way to send unlimited text messages from your android, iPhone, iPod, kindle, and windows devices with your textPlus phone number free and calling for just pennies.

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    Text Me!

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Android Wear

    TextMe is an easy to use messaging application that allows you to send unlimited text, voice, pics, video messages to any mobile phone number in United States, Canada, Mexico, China and more than 40 countries in the World for FREE.

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    It only supports Mobile platforms

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    Sideline

    • Android
    • iPhone

    Sideline is the work number for your smartphone. It uses your existing carrier network so that 2nd number works wherever you do. Porting numbers from another service is available.

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    Talkatone

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Talkatone gives you free calls, text messages, real-time location sharing and picture sharing to Facebook and Google friends, or any phone number in US.

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    mytello

    • Online

    mytello is a startup offering cheap international calls at high quality over local dial in number at very low rates.

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    BNESIM

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet

    BNESIM is the FIRST global mobile operator to make your android phone DUAL SIM and to give you:

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