As a parent I want to be able to stay in touch with my pre-teen at all times so I’ve been considering giving my kid his own cell phone. However, until now it’s been really hard deciding what type of phone plan to get him. I don’t really want to pay for an expensive phone plan for him. Plus, I’ve also been skeptic about giving him a phone because I don’t want him spending all his time on his phone, online or on social media. Can you relate? That’s why I was super excited when I heard about TextNow‘s NEW Free Nationwide Talk and Text service. This is a fantastic option for parents like myself who want to stay in touch with their kids without having to dish out money for an expensive phone plan. Read on to learn all the details about this first-of-its-kind phone service!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by TextNow. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Since I’m concerned about the amount of time my pre-teen could potentially spend online or on social media if he had his own phone, I love that I can use the Free Nationwide Talk and Text plan as a great option to limit his phone activity since it’s just for calls and texts.
Free Nationwide Talk and Text
The FREE Nationwide Talk and Text service from TextNow is the first-of-its-kind, offering phone service for everyone! The feature is compatible with Sprint (CDMA) phones. This ad-supported phone service offers customers access to a free phone number and unlimited free calling and texting without the requirement of a WiFi connection. I was even able to select an available phone number right within my local area code. I really think it’s great that for the first time, TextNow is offering free phone service with a cellular connection that allows users to stay connected to what matters most – anywhere!
Here’s How TextNow Works
TextNow’s Nationwide Talk and Text feature offers users looking for an inexpensive phone option unlimited calling and texting anywhere in the U.S. and Canada over the Sprint network. As I mentioned before, the feature is compatible with Sprint (CDMA) phones. Don’t worry if you don’t have a compatible phone, TextNow also offers a range of affordable phone options that come with Free Nationwide Talk and Text service already included.
Just know that this service is supported by ads (so you don’t have to pay). However the ads don’t interfere with the user experience and you get a bunch of annoying pop-ups. Anyone with a compatible Sprint phone can simply download the free TextNow app for Android or iOS, create an account, and select the “Free Coverage” option in their app menu to activate your phone on the TextNow Nationwide Talk and Text plan. If you’re using the free WiFi-only app as of now, but have a compatible CDMA phone you will see the option to get “Free Coverage” in the app menu. That is indicating that your phone is compatible so you can upgrade to use the app for free even off of WiFi. If you have a compatible phone but no SIM card, a SIM Activation Kit can be purchased for a one-time fee of just $9.99 and after that the service is completely free going forward. It’s really simple to set up and get started!
If you don’t have a Sprint (CDMA) phone but have an unlocked phone using Android or iOS operating systems you can still download the free app and use the TextNow service for free talk and text using a WiFi connection. Just remember, if you want to access the Free Nationwide Talk and Text service when WiFi is not available, you will need a Sprint compatible phone.
Want Even More Phone Features?
For those users who don’t want ads, and would like additional features like call-forwarding, voicemail transcriptions, or data – TextNow offers various Add-On’s that are available to upgrade any account on a compatible phone. You will see the option in your app menu to “Add Data”. This is completely optional but will give you two options, to add 2GB of high speed data ($19.99) or Unlimited high speed data ($39.99) to your account. These Add-On options are billed on a monthly basis and can be cancelled at any time the customer chooses.
Go on! Try TextNow‘s Free Nationwide Talk and Text service for yourself! Just download the free TextNow app for Android or iOS, create an account, and you’ll never pay for an expensive phone plan again!