TextNow: Free Texting & Calling App

20.38.0.0

*NEW FEATURE* Now you can use TextNow without WiFi! Get unlimited calling and texting in the US over the Nationwide Sprint Network -- for FREE. Check if your phone is eligible, and get phone service without the phone bill by clicking on "Free Coverage" in the app menu.
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Developer
TextNow Inc.
Version
20.38.0.0
Updated
October 9, 2020
Requirements
Android 5.0
Size
81.5 MB
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Google Play

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Description

What is an APK File?

The APK file is an Android package kit that is used by the Android operating system for the distribution and installation of mobile applications. Just as a .exe file is used to install the software in Windows systems, a similar APK file is used for Android. Applications downloaded from Google Play are automatically installed on your device, while APK files downloaded from other sources have to be manually installed.

How to install TextNow: Free Texting & Calling App apk on android?

To install the downloaded TextNow: Free Texting & Calling App apk file, you will need to enable “Unknown Source” by going to your mobile settings. This can be enabled by going to Settings> Security or Settings> Applications. Note that these settings options may be different according to different Android versions. All the steps are described in the screenshot below.

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Official Description of TextNow: Free Texting & Calling App

SURE Universal is the world-leading and award-winning Universal Remote Control App for home entertainment and smart home. SURE can send music, videos, and photos to a Smart TV and other smart media devices. Legacy devices are supported using Infra-Red (IR) using a phone with a built-in IR Blaster or a WiFi-to-IR converter (sold separately). You can also control your smart home devices with the power of your voice using SURE voice control. SURE Universal™ is truly an all-in-one home IoT solution – the soul of IoT.

★ SURE Universal™ Makes Your Smart Home Simple ★
SURE Universal is easy to use! Within minutes of downloading, you can control your smart TV, media streamer, smart lights, air conditioner and more.

★ Voice Control ★
Use voice commands inside the app! No need for integration with external voice assistants.

★ Media Player★
Conveniently browse and play your music and video by folder.
SURE Universal media player supports all Popular Audio/Video formats.

★ Stream Photos and Videos from Your Phone to a Smart TV ★
Stream audio, video and photos from your phone directly to your Smart devices with the built-in media player using WiFi and DLNA. Your favorite photos and videos look good on your phone, but they will look spectacular on a large, high-resolution TV screen. 

★ File Copy with Shared Network ★
Copy files from shared folders in a local network to your mobile device and from your mobile device to a local network.

★ SURE Universal – How it Works ★
SURE Universal works best on smartphones equipped with an Infra-Red (IR) blaster. For phones with no IR, you can use a Broadlink WiFi-to-IR converter (https://www.sureuniversal.com/ir-solution/) to enjoy all of the features. Using WiFi, you can control numerous smart TVs and media streamers, such as Samsung, LG, Android, Roku, Kodi, and Amazon FireTV. 

★ SURE Customer Support ★
We are here anytime to answer all customer requests and suggestions. Please write a review on the Google Play Store or email us at support@sureuniversal.com.

We maintain a large database of approximately one million IR appliances, however, some devices may be missing. If you can’t find your device, please send your device brand and model information to us at support@sureuniversal.com.

For more information please visit: https://www.sureuniversal.com/support-training

★ User Permissions ★
We have a strict privacy policy (see the web site link below), with no unauthorized access to user data, and no sign-in required to operate the remote control. When installing we ask user permissions for the following:

1. Identity – for billing in case you want to subscribe to the ad-free version
2. Location – For advertising and future IoT
3. Photos/Media/Files – for streaming media from the phone to a Smart TV
4. Microphone – access to the microphone for voice commands
5. WiFi – for connecting to a Smart TV
6. Device ID & Call Info – for muting a Smart TV when your phone rings (enabled via settings)

*NEW FEATURE* Now you can use TextNow without WiFi! Get unlimited calling and texting in the US over the Nationwide Sprint Network — for FREE. Check if your phone is eligible, and get phone service without the phone bill by clicking on “Free Coverage” in the app menu.

Local US or Canada Phone number
Give your friends your very own phone number they can call!

Unlimited Text & Picture Messaging
You can send as many text messages as you want to US & Canada – FREE!

Unlimited Calling to USA and Canada
Make unlimited free phone calls to any phone number in the US & Canada!

Cheap International Calling
TextNow offers low-cost, international calling to over 230 countries. Stay connected longer with rates starting at less than $0.01 per minute. Add money or earn free money by completing offers to your account and make low-cost international calls.

Features:
– Make and receive voice calls
– Emojis, stickers and gifs
– Full picture messaging : send, receive and save pictures!
– Video messaging: Send videos to your friends and family
– Voicemail Transcription: transcript of your voicemail
– Caller ID
– PassCode: keep your messages under lock and key
– Google SmartLock: no need to remember your password
– Call Forwarding
– Conference calling
– Signatures: add your own personalized signature to each text
– Customizable text-tone, ringtone & vibration
– Customizable backgrounds
– Assign individual contacts their own ringtone & background
– Quick Reply to easily (and quickly) respond to friends
– Home screen widget to launch TextNow, compose a new message or quickly make a call
– Unified inbox: send and receive your texts, SMS and GIFs directly via TextNow – use TextNow as your one-stop SMS texting app!
– One number, multiple devices – Send messages and make calls on your computer or tablet, then access them from your phone while on the go.
– TextNow.com – text from your computer too! All messages seamlessly synchronize with your mobile device.
– Turn your Wi-Fi enabled tablets into a phone.
– Elastic calling to protect you from dropped calls. Elastic calling is TextNow’s unique ability to have our calls choose the best possible route for your call to improve quality

Is it really free?

There is no catch. No yearly or monthly fees! It is completely free! Download today and start sending and receiving your unlimited texts, pics, videos, and SMS messages.

How can all this be free?

The app comes with a few ads. If you don’t like ads, you can purchase a subscription to remove them. Join the 100 million people who have already found a better way to talk & text free.

What's new

1. Destroyed a bug that was preventing new users from logging in with a Gmail address. 2. Minor bug crushing and performance improvements.

Versions

VersionSizeRequirementsDate
20.42.0.280.6 MBAndroid 5.007/11/2020
20.41.0.182.0 MBAndroid 5.028/10/2020
20.40.0.181.3 MBAndroid 5.021/10/2020
20.39.0.281.6 MBAndroid 5.016/10/2020

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