In January of 2020, they introduced a 'free' plan - which offers talk and text only.
TextNow offers a few plans with data:
- 2GB data $19.99/month
- 23GB data (advertised as 'unlimited') for $39.99/month
All of their data plans permit mobile hotspot use.
We do not keep a TextNow plan in our testing arsenal.
Policies & Perks:
- Carrier Networks Used: Sprint
- Carrier Relation: MVNO
- Plan Types Available: Phone
- Device Types Permitted: Any
- Device Purchase Required: No, but phones are available for purchase
- Mobile Hotspot Use: Yes
- Throttling: After high-speed allowance is used, data speeds throttled to 2G
- Network Management: None apparent, although they do have a '2G Fair Use policy'
- International Roaming: None
- Domestic Roaming: None
- Plan Period: 1 month
- Data Roll Over: None
- Overage Charges: None
- Streaming: No streaming services or benefits are provided.
- Unlimited: 23GB of high-speed, then daily allowance of 170mb of 2G data.
- Extras: None
Potential Alternatives to Consider:
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