So one day I was just chilling at home and I turned on my phone to see my messages and I saw one from this app and I said “oh yeah maybe it’s a wrong number” so my tiny pea brain clicked on it and random girl/boy had sent me the letter “a”. Now normally I would just leave it but I asked who they were and left it for a few hours,
Later that night, I had come back and checked my phone and the same number had sent me a pic. Now I don’t remember exactly what it looked like but then I just deleted the conversation. And guess what happens a little later she got my number back and send be naked pics of her. I was shook. I had no idea what to do so I just blocked her.
Like about 2 weeks later a different number texted me again (and at that time I was with my friend) but the person had sent me a picture. Again, of course I clicked it. And it was a pic of the same girl naked from her back to her backside.
I really think y’all have to fix this problem because people can just do whatever and start spamming children and that’s just not okay. Please fix this problem
There are so many reasons to get a second phone number be it for business-related privacy or delegating those workplace tasks and conversations to a different line for organization, or plain privacy.
My iPhone, just like the last one I had, cannot send messages to androids. I’ve had multiple engineers look at it unable to figure it out. I took it to Best Buy, the staff at the Genius Bar at the apple store, and several of my friends studying engineering. They can’t figure it out.
This is where text now serves me two purposes.
1. I can text my friends that have an android.
2. I have a “secret number” that I give out to potential partners when they ask for my phone number after substantial conversation.
Making calls with this app is super easy and the reception is really well. Nobody can tell I’m using a “fake” number, and it’s pretty awesome that I got to pick my own area code. Makes me so mysterious.
Also thankful for the block button.
Thank you infinitely to the minds and gears behind this app. :)
“Really Free”? No. Yes you can text for free and do all that stuff (with the ads and laggy software), but when you use the number to do other tasks like, getting a verification code — the app masks your code and tell you to download it’s yearly paid app to see it “securely”. It used to be great, it used to let you get the code like any other messaging app...but no it just has to push this on you. Because looking at a few numbers for a second, that could do almost nothing to impact you negatively (because people who are not you who are singing into your account would have to have your phone to see it, and if they did they would see it anyways) has to be paid for.
This started out as a good full featured app. They’ve been gimping it over time, and now require money to use several features including confirmation texts.
Sad to say it, but look elsewhere.
EDIT after dev response...
They now claim they have to charge you for a year or you could lose access to accounts that require text verification.
The problem with this answer? The same is true after the year expires, and this was never an issue if you texted once a month. (A thing they told you to do by email every month.)
I’d have respected the dev more if they’d just said we want your $. It wouldn’t, and doesn’t, change my review score.
My account logged me out every time I close the app. When I try to log in again with my email the screen keeps freezing. When I’m about to add an area code, it says that it’s not available and immediately the app crashes. I’ve been deleting and downloading the app these two days but still the same problems. It was my fav app ever and now I don’t really know what to say. I’m an international student and I used this app to talk to my universities to ask about my application, I really hope you guys can fix this kind of problems, bcuz it was amazing before!!!
I have plenty of devices that I run on WiFi only, and I have all the contacts that I could ever need but with some of my contacts I can only call or text through the built in apps, and not everyone has my WiFi calling number. Having a version developed to link with an Apple Watch would be much easier to access if you don’t have a phone around! So far the user interface has been nothing but great for me. Wondering how this could work on smartwatches!
I was going to delete my social media accounts linked with the TextNow number but I cannot because the verification code is locked behind a paywall. Attention! If you are going to use a phone number to verify accounts DONT use text now unless you want to pay 4 bucks a year which doesn’t sound like much but as high school student with no job or credit card, this will be tough. Overall this app is actually really good before you had to pay for stuff
Love everything about the app, except for a few things. Some aspects of the app are not accessible to those who use a screen reader. (I’m totally blind) The back button needs to be labeled somehow, and conversations need to label as the name of the contact and not “avatar image,” which is how my iPhone currently reads them. I apologize if this makes no sense but I’m not sure how else to explain it. Thank you.
This app is a best app it helps me get to my calls as fast as I need it only looks for about 10 seconds others vote for like 20 so I recommend this one for kids and adults but this is very safe so kids cannot get calls from strangers unless you put it like that I guess and it is very appropriate and very neat kind and awesome I recommend this for your child
I have been using this app for around 5 years, but lately there has been a glitch that will not send photos I am sending but it shows it sent on my end. I would very much like this to be fixed especially since I’m paying for the app. I would put this in a feedback in the app but they don’t have that option.