[Review] TextNow Unlimited - Send Unlimited Free Texts

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  1. Bubalooshi

    Bubalooshi Active Member

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    TextNow's name speaks for itself: A texting application.

    AT&T, as we know, charges high prices for their iPhone plans.
    This application ($0.99) saves you from a whopping $20 every month.

    Once TextNow has launched, you'll be prompted to choose your own @textnow.me email address. People can text you at this email address, and your iPhone / iPod will receive the message. This is a permanent address and is linked to your device.

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    You receive your own @textnow.me address.

    After you've gone through the quick and easy setup process, you'll be at the menu. TextNow offers an elegant UI unlike any other texting application. It looks similar to the iPhone's 'Messages' application. Pictures of the contact you are chatting with, along with the most recent message, are displayed in this area. The colors of the menu can also be changed in TextNow's settings.

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    TextNow offers Push and a productive User Interface.

    Once again, the conversations looks strikingly similar to Messages.
    You also have the option of customizing the backgrounds in the chats.
    There is a set of preloaded backgrounds -- you may also purchase more within the application. You are also able to customize the ringtone for a specific contact or conversation. There is a small set of ringtones to start out with, but you can still purchase more sounds and tones within the app.

    What makes TextNow stick out from all the other texting apps is that it can easily be linked with your Google Voice account. Following this link are instructions on how to do so. After following these instructions you should have your own unique phone number! No other texting application offers a unique / real phone number. All texts are backed up online after doing this, too.

    I have been using this application for quite a while now, and have had no problems with it. I have also used TextFree prior to the release of this application, and have noticed a huge increase in speed performance over TextFree and AT&T. Whenever the servers are slow or busy, the development team (Enflick) responds as quick as possible. If a problem occurs, an awesome support team quickly responds to the problem.

    Price: $0.99
    The original $0.99 you pay is for 3 months of service. You can add another year for $3.99, or buy a lifetime subscription ($7.99), and not have to worry about it anymore.
    Even if you were to buy the lifetime (which would total to $8.99), it is MUCH better than AT&T's whopping $20 every month!

    Features: 5 / 5
    The application does exactly what it's supposed to do.
    To make it better, Google Voice may also be used for to acquire a real phone number.

    Interface: 4.5 / 5
    The UI looks very clean and productive.
    It looks just like Messages and may be customized.

    Audio: 4 / 5
    TextNow offers different ringtones that may be used for conversations, or a default tone.

    Reuse Value: 5 / 5
    I'm constantly texting to keep in touch with others, or to simply chat.
    As long as texting exists I cannot see this 'getting old.'

    Value For Money: 5 / 5
    The application does exactly what it's supposed to do.
    TextNow (out of my tests and usage) seemed much more reliable and faster than TextFree.

    Final: 5 / 5
    TextNow is a texting application. It texts, and does a darn well job doing so.
    TextNow has an awesome UI, a fast and reliable service, and Google Voice compatibility.

    EDIT: v3.3 supports Facebook integration, which allows you to display the picture of your contacts' picture in the menu.

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  2. LssThanThree

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    One thing I don't like about this style of texting is that the receiver gets a bunch of random numbers as the Caller-ID
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    Not if you link it with your Google Voice account!

    You get your own phone number.

    Unless you're not in the U.S.

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    LssThanThree Active Member

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    Wtf?!
    I did not know that you can do that!
    Gonna try now.
  5. Bubalooshi

    Bubalooshi Active Member

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    Yup, follow the link in the review.

    ....You didn't read the entire thing, did you?

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    LssThanThree Active Member

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    Nope I didn't, I just quickly skimmed through it.. lol
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    awesome, so you can just text to anybodys cell number? For only 5 bucks thats amazin
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    ive been using this as my parents seem to think it better i dont have a cell phone. it works perfect, notifys me when i get a new text and it is basically texting on wifi(if you have an iphone, everywhere). totally worth 5 bucks. i love it.
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    Is there any support for Rogers now? Because I bought this app and never got to use it since all my contacts are with Rogers in Canada.
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    Is there an option to turn sounds off, but keep pop ups on?

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