TextNow
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TextNow
TextNOW Explained.
Find out how TextNOW works, and about the companies history. See the latest cell phone plans, deals and news offered by this Sprint and T-Mobile MVNO

Cell Phone Plans

Plan/FeaturesTalkTextDataPrice
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TextNow Short

Special Features:

International texting and calling is to Canada

Mobile Hotspot: No


UnlimitedUnlimited100 MB $13.99
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TextNow Tall

Special Features:

International texting and calling is to Canada

Mobile Hotspot: No


UnlimitedUnlimited500 MB $18.99
TextNow Wireless Logo

TextNow Grande

Special Features:

International texting and calling is to Canada

Mobile Hotspot: No


UnlimitedUnlimited1.5 GB $26.99
TextNow Wireless Logo

TextNow Venti

Special Features:

International texting and calling is to Canada

Mobile Hotspot: No


UnlimitedUnlimited3 GB $39.99
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TextNow Quattro 60

Special Features:

International texting and calling is to Canada

Mobile Hotspot: No


UnlimitedUnlimited6 GB $59.99




Company Highlights

Logo:
Year Founded: 2009
Networks Used: Sprint, T-Mobile
Support For BYOD: Yes
Sells Phones: Yes
All Taxes And Fees Included In Price? No

Contact Information

Website:
Phone Number: 1-226-476-1578
Address/Headquarters:

California Office
1 Sutter Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA
94104, United States

Waterloo Office
375 Hagey Blvd. Suite 310
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 6R5, Canada

Social Media Accounts

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

About

TextNOW is an MVNO that operates on both the Sprint and T-Mobile networks.  The company was founded in 2009 in Ontario, Canada and originally operated as a text messaging app.  In 2013 the company expanded into the USA where it began to offer phone service as a Sprint MVNO 1)Gigaom.  In 2016 TextNOW added T-Mobile as a network partner.

TextNOW does not offer MVNO service in Canada due to the companies inability to find a willing partner to sell it network access 2)Techvibes.  Instead it offers an app available on both iOS and Android that allows free calling and texting over Wi-Fi and data networks.

Unlike a majority of MVNO’s, TextNOW uses what it calls “Elastic Calling Technology” to monitor and select the best network to use for service.  With Elastic Calling, phone calls and text messages are automatically routed over Wi-Fi or the parent networks data pipeline.  Phone calls can even be routed through the parent network’s cellular voice network.  TextNOW automatically transitions to use whichever type of network is providing the best service, and it can even change from Wi-Fi to a cellular voice network mid-call without the end user having to do anything on their end.  This type of functionality is similar to how Google Project Fi, and Republic Wireless work.  Subscribers to the network can also use the service with their PC and tablets.

For the best experience on TextNOW, the company recommends purchasing a phone directly from the TextNOW phone store to allow Elastic Calling to function properly.

TextNOW does support BYOD.

 

Fine Print/Sources   [ + ]

1.Gigaom
2.Techvibes

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