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Same coverage - massive savings!YOU SAVE:
T-Mobile
Magenta - $70/mo
$840/yr
AT&T
Unlimited Extra - $75/mo
$900/yr
Verizon
Play More Unlimited - $80/mo
$960/yr
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    TextNow SIM Cards

    TextNow BYOP SIM kit

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    TextNow prepaid SIM card

    TextNow SIM card description

    • Utillizes both the Sprint and T-Mobile networks
    • Prepaid service - no contract, credit check, activation or other fees
    • Bring your own Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile or global phone, or choose from a limited selection of TextNow phones
    • Keep your phone number
    • Mobile hotspot/tethering is allowed
    • Free calling to the US and Canada
    • Free texting to 100+ countries
    • International calling available as an add-on
    • Customer support available via chat 9am-9pm Monday through Friday and 9am-4pm weekends

    TextNow 0GB SIM card

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    Minutes
    Unlimited
    Texts
    Unlimited
    Data
    0GB
    Price
    $10
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    TextNow 2GB SIM card

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    Unlimited
    Texts
    Unlimited
    Data
    2GB
    Price
    $20
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    TextNow features

    NetworkT-Mobile
    Data Speed5G & 4G LTE
    3G NetworkGSM
    Mobile Hotspot
    Bring Your Phone
    Keep Your Number
    Credit Check
    Customer Service24/7
    Money Back Guarantee
    5G
    ContractNo - prepaid
    Taxes/fees included
    VoLTE
    WiFi Calling
    Visual Voicemail
    Multi-line Discounts
    Multi-month Discounts
    International Calls
    International Roaming

    TextNow compatible phones

    As TextNow runs on the Sprint network their SIM cards are compatible with & phones. If you're not sure if your phone is compatible you can use our IMEI checker.

    Most of the latest phones use both the GSM and CDMA technology.

    Phone compatibility checker
    Dial *#06# on your phone to access IMEI

    TextNow coverage

    TextNow is powered by the Sprint network, offering you access to their nationwide 4G LTE network and 5G where available.

    Whether you're new to or have used them before, you can check cell phone coverage in your area using your ZIP code.

    Find Cheap Cell Phone Plans in Your Area

    TextNow SIM card data plans

    PlanNetworkMinutesTextsDataPrice
    TextNow Unlimited Talk & TextSprintUnltdUnltd0GB$10
    TextNow 2GBSprintUnltdUnltd2GB$20

    How do TextNow plans compare?

    CarrierNetworkMinutesTextsDataPrice
    TelloT-MobileUnltdUnltd1GB$10
    Mint MobileT-MobileUnltdUnltd4GB$15** Only $45 for 3 Months Service
    US MobileVerizon & T-MobileUnltdUnltd12GB$20* Free 10 Day Trial
    Mint MobileT-MobileUnltdUnltd15GB$15** Only $45 for 3 Months Service
    TelloT-MobileUnltdUnltdUnltd$29

    TextNow SIM card benefits

    There's a number of benefits when buying a SIM card kit with TextNow;

    • Prepaid: all plans are prepaid, so you can pick the features you want and pay upfront each month.
    • Same coverage: operating on one of the three major networks, you'll get the same quality coverage.
    • Keep your own phone: they make it easy to bring your own phone so you don't have to spend money upgrading to the latest handset, unless you want to.
    • Low cost plans: saving you up to $600 a year on your phone bill. Offering all the same features, but with half price plans.
    • Easy to switch: simply wait for your SIM kit to arrive, pop your new SIM into your phone and you'll be up and running, all within a few days.

    TextNow SIM card activation

    It's easy to bring your own phone to a cheaper carrier:

    1. Order the TextNow SIM starter kit online
    2. Replace the SIM card in your phone and follow the activation process
    3. If you're looking to transfer your phone number, this can take up to 24 hours

    TextNow SIM card FAQs

    How much is a TextNow SIM card?

    There's a variety of cell phone plans available to suit all budgets, with prices between $10 - $20.

    Where can I buy a TextNow SIM card?

    One of the reasons low-cost carriers can pass on savings to you is because they are online only and don't have any physical stores. You can purchase a TextNow SIM card online.

    What phones are compatible with TextNow SIM card?

    Most unlocked phones are compatible with TextNow SIM cards. If you're not sure you can check your phone compatibility.

    Can I bring my own phone to TextNow?

    Yes. You can bring your own phone to TextNow and they're compatible with most unlocked phones. You can check phone compatibility on the carrier site prior to ordering.

    What is TextNow SIM card starter kit?

    Your TextNow SIM card starter kit includes everything you need to switch over. Pick your plan, order online, and it's delivered straight to your door. Follow the instructions to activate your new plan.

    TextNow info

    Founded2009
    Headquarters
    Employees51 - 200
    Customer service(226) 476-1578

    TextNow customer reviews

    TextNow
    Average Customer Rating18 User Reviews
    User Rating Distribution
    5 Stars6
    4 Stars3
    3 Stars3
    2 Stars3
    1 Star3
    0 Stars0

    Free unlimited calling and texting is really Free!

    I have used the Textnow App on my iphone, and computer with great call quality. I decided to buy Textnow's Sim Card for free national calling and texting service without being connected to wifi. I got the Sim card less than a week after ordering and followed the instructions. It said I had 4G service, but the phone service didn't work. I went to the website and chatted with the tech support team. They were very helpful and were able to get my free national calling and texting sim card to work on my iphone 12 pro max. The tech support was excellent in terms of being helpful, the phone with tech support took approx 10 maybe 15 minutes including waiting in Que which is reasonable especially for a free service. I got exactly what was advertised by Textnow. I would highly recommend the service (both mobile, desktop or via Sim card). I can go back and forth between Verizon's and Textnow's sim cards.

    Nice to have a phone number temporarily

    Don't use this app for anything you want to keep - they may suspend your account for no reason at any time with no explanation and no way to get the account or the data back. Actually encourages people to use it only for bad purposes since it can't be taken seriously.

    How can Free be Negative?

    Recently we changed cell phone providers and the new phones we received would not activate. I could not call them because of NO PHONE WORKING...I pulled out my old phone which I have Wifi and downloaded the Textnow app and that is what I have been using to communicate with customer service for the new carrier. As of now Textnow is the ONLY service I have and I am so Thankful for it. I even put it on my laptop so I can talk on that too. I have nothing negative to say for a service that works and is FREE. I am at a point where I am thinking of using Textnow only and getting rid of any cell phone carrier that I have used.

    Missed calls

    Half the time we receive missed calls even though our phones didn't ring!

    Slow and crashing app

    The app is very slow to load and it crashes my phone often. The app does work from my PC at least but the mobile version just sucks!

    Customer service agents

    I've had this service for only a month but I've been enjoying the experience. I've used tech support a few times but every time the agents have been courteous and helpful. Sometimes calls don't come through but overall I'm pleased with Textnow.

    Tech support

    Tech Support doesn't know anything about their own service. They sent me the wrong sim for my phone but I got micro sim instead of a nano sim. Tried to contact support but they argued I needed a micro sim instead of a nano. Ended up getting a refund. Avoid Textnow like the plague!

    Customer service

    Textnow has great customer service! My phone stopped working randomly and when I contacted them they were quick to respond and told me to send them the phone. I did as they asked and it only took two days for a replacement to arrive! Such high quality service!

    App, service

    Awesome app and service. No issues so far.

    Service

    Good service but needs video calling so I can talk to my family face to face.

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