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[TextNow] [US Only] TextNow offering free Calling & Texting Through Sprint in the US. Simply buy sim Activation Kit for $9.99

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[US Only] TextNow offering free Calling & Texting Through Sprint in the US. Simply buy sim Activation Kit for $9.99

Price:
Free
Retailer:
TextNow
Saw this option appear on my TextNow app (See Pic).
Screenshot_20200129-160805.png

Really good deal for someone who travels to the US frequently and just need something to keep in touch, call or text. It runs on Sprint Network and is ad supported. To get rid of ads or add data plans start at $9.99.

Edit:
  • Service Only Works in the USA. In Canada, it will only work over WiFi or if you have a Data Connection through your current *Canadian Provider*
  • Phone must be Sprint Compatible. Check here: https://www.textnow.com/v3/wireless/sim-card
  • For more information: https://www.textnow.com/how-it-works
  • The App itself has always been free to use on iOS and Android with ads of course. U can pay $3.99 to remove ads on the wifi only version of the app.
@redboy69 thanks for this useful information

"Here is a list of some compatible devices. Most are US Sprint or Sprint MVNO variants
https://s4gru.com/forums/topic/7833-the ... ity-chart/

Don't buy the sim if your phone is not compatible. You will waste $10

Otherwise, the app itself always has been free for calling/texting over wifi."
Last edited by techackz on Jan 29th, 2020 11:45 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Does anyone know if I can buy a sim card activation kit tomorow when I cross the border at a retail store or outlet ?
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Thanks Op , tested confirmed working. I also used fake gps app to get a Niagara falls area code instead of being assigned a Canadian number. Tested called myself to freedom mobile and sent text and same in reverse and work flawless with the app for in calls out and sms in and out . Pretty handy. When a legit u.s. number is required . Best thing it's free. No sim required.
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Pkosta wrote: Thanks Op , tested confirmed working. I also used fake gps app to get a Niagara falls area code instead of being assigned a Canadian number. Tested called myself to freedom mobile and sent text and same in reverse and work flawless with the app for in calls out and sms in and out . Pretty handy. When a legit u.s. number is required . Best thing it's free. No sim required.
No sim required?
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Toronto
Do the ads go away with the 9.99 SIM kit purchase?
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Toronto
Pkosta wrote: Thanks Op , tested confirmed working. I also used fake gps app to get a Niagara falls area code instead of being assigned a Canadian number. Tested called myself to freedom mobile and sent text and same in reverse and work flawless with the app for in calls out and sms in and out . Pretty handy. When a legit u.s. number is required . Best thing it's free. No sim required.
Umm I think anyone can install the app and get a local Canadian number for free. Don’t have to jump through hoops for a US number or gps location. And it’s always been free and no sim required, just needs an internet connection.

The deal is this new service (free) on sprint in the US if you get a sprint SIM card for $10
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Dealscavenger613 wrote: Does anyone know if I can buy a sim card activation kit tomorow when I cross the border at a retail store or outlet ?
Must be ordered online. Also, it takes a few days to arrive.
[OP]
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paaji wrote: No sim required?
If u want wifi only. Yes.

But if u want to text and call for free where you don't have wifi. You can order a sim for $10 and get free ad supported cell service (Call and Text) anywhere in the US on the Sprint Network.
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can you get a google phone number using the US number provided by textnow/sprint?
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techackz wrote: Must be ordered online. Also, it takes a few days to arrive.
Can it be sent to to a remailer, shipped back to Canada then activated up here to then use when you cross down south?
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techackz wrote: If u want wifi only. Yes.

But if u want to text and call for free where you don't have wifi. You can order a sim for $10 and get free ad supported cell service (Call and Text) anywhere in the US on the Sprint Network.

So the sim does work in Canada ?

Wondering why it says doesn’t support my unlocked iPhone 7 imei
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This is a great deal.
Its even better if you have an old Sprint compatible phone from the old Ringplus and Freedompop days. Since those phones already come with a sim card, I was able to avoid having to buy a sim card and saved myself $10. I was able to activate a few phones using my VPN app set for the US.

I believe its still VOIP but you should still get service for calling/texting even without wifi. Planning on going down south this weekend and will test it out. Will report back my results.

Also, no need to put any billing info so no way to get charged for the service.
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My experience with TextNow paid service was terrible though it was two years ago. Hope they have improved since then.
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Kitchener
So after buying this SIM how long will this free talk and text last for?

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