Text Free: Texting App + SMS

Text Free: Texting App + SMS

By Pinger, Inc.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2010-12-15
  • Current Version: 11.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 121.25 MB
  • Developer: Pinger, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 102,221 Ratings


Textfree gives you 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—and with features like group messaging, picture messaging, international texting & calling, emoji, stickers 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. SEND UNLIMITED FREE TEXTS & REAL MMS PICTURE MESSAGES With Textfree you get free SMS texting, 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 choose 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 and call for free. Plus, calls sound great over Wi-Fi. OPTIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS • Reserve Number ($4.99 monthly) - Keep your number from expiring (normally we reclaim in active numbers after 30-days) • Voicemail-To-Text ($4.99 monthly) - Get your voicemails transcribed and sent as a text message so you can read it at your convenience. • Remove Ads ($2.99 monthly) - 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 & terms of use: http://www.pinger.com/privacy-policy 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. • Choose ringtones and text tones • Free texting to the US and 30+ countries. For a list of those countries visit: https://pinger.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203621654 COPYRIGHT © 2018 Pinger, Inc. All rights reserved. The Textfree name, associated trademarks and logos are trademarks of Pinger, Inc. or related entities.



  • Love it!

    By marlmr
    I love Text Free!
  • Please Fix ....

    By Lj14sky
    There’s a glitch when I switch between contacts to text it keeps shutting down on me.. I have to keep reopening the app! Other than that no issues..
  • FaceTime

    By Gaberael
    I really think that we should be able to FaceTime and get rid of call minutes cause I don’t like telling my friends that they have to call me.
  • Garbage

    By 🌷Kaitlyn💕
    Too many ads popping up and too many advertisement banners. Then, every couple days they send you a text message warning that you will lose your phone number if you're not constantly texting with it. Also, they want way too much money to remove the advertisements and/or to keep your phone number. I'm an adult and I was trying to use this app to conduct some business, but unfortunately, this app is more of a novelty item. It's not a professional solution. It's for children who have an iPod and no phone, so they can text & talk from it. Also, i tried to earn some free minutes by doing their surveys. I wasted at least 25 minutes on numerous surveys, answering a ton of questions, only to be told that “this survey is not a good match for you”. Unfortunately, I wasted valuable time and got nothing in return. This app is definitely not for adults. If you are an adult, avoid this app. It's not worth the aggravation.
  • Not what I am used to

    By PlutoTheDon
    I have been a very very very long time user. I began using text free back when they had the 0.99 cent version with extra tones. Pinger used to make games like slime ball, but in the past couple years, their apps have become riddled with bugs and advertisements. I understand they need revenue but the entire app catalog has deteriorated significantly.
  • Issues

    By Kplan23
    Badges work intermittently. Stickers aren’t working. Same old tired error that there’s a network problem. If that’s then case I’d be experiencing issues with other apps and I’m not. I’ve moved to different networks and only TextFree seems to have a problem with each network. I’m also trying this on 2 iPhones. Both are having issues exclusively with TextFree. Where did my previous review go?
  • What happened? My number keep changing??

    By MissCandace8
    I used to have pinger a few years ago while traveling overseas. It was alright then, but now it’s just a mess. I’m trying to make find my phone number but even though I chose the number I want, it is changing my number every 1 minute. I don’t understand what is going on. I’m Really disappointed because this was my go to app but I’ll just delete it now because it seems it won’t function. Cheers to new updates, Pinger.
  • Doesn’t send me all of my texts.

    By iwritetruthfulReviews
    Trying to get a verification code sent to me and it is withholding that text. Will defiantly not be using this app again. I know it is the app because I had to change my number to someone with an actual phone number and they got the verification text. This isn’t better than noting because it is nothing.
  • How long is a minuet?

    By Gmoneyyxo
    You give free minuets which is great. But y’all count a minuet for anything under a minuet. I used this to contact someone out of the country and after 4 try’s calling because of issues with my phone, I realized that I only had 6 minuets remaining from the 10 you give. I think it should only be deducted if you actually connect with the other line
  • Stopped working

    By Tek Savy
    This app suddenly stopped working. None of the links to developer within the app are working. It keeps changing the number every time I close and reopen the app. It doesn’t allow me to change the number that it randomly assigns. It is become WORTHLESS!!! It refers me to developer website but the solutions offered there do not work in the app. It doesn’t send me any email messages. I logged out after having used it for years and will delete it.