While we have been writing a lot about the various ways to contact people for free it is always good to know about new players on the market. The latest free app to make free calls and send free text messages to go free is Textfree an app enabling you to send unlimited text and pics plus make free voice calls over a WiFi connection.
While the app is available for using on an iPhone with only the data connection, the real bonus of it is that it can transform a connected iPod or iPad into a phone, saving you the trouble of carrying multiple devices. Once launched and registered the app provides you with your very own device phone number for people to contact you. This can be used to call any phone in the USA or Canada for free. You can also call to anyone else using the Textfree or Pinger apps for free in over 35 countries. Incoming calls to your device are always free even if they are from international numbers. This makes the app an immensely practical solution when traveling abroad to avoid expensive roaming charges.
The text messaging service enables you to send text messages for free to any country. Unlike a lot of messenger apps when both the sender and receiver have to be using the app to send and receive messages, this is not the case with Textfree. Textfree works with any phone including smartphones, landlines, and basic phones. Group texting is also supported.
The app uses a WiFi network when possible or the device mobile connection if no WiFi is connected so you should ensure that you have a suitable data plan if you plan to use this option. You can receive calls and text messages even when you are not in the app.
- Free text and pic sending to any device
- Free calls to any phone in US and Canada and free voice calls to other Textfree users.
- Use on any iOS device with a WiFi or data connection
- Receive actual phone number for people to contact you
- App continually runs in the background
- Another “free” calling app
- Free calls restricted to North America
The major bonus point of this app in comparison to a lot of the other free calling apps is that you receive an actual contact number and the fact that you do not have to have the app running to receive calls and texts. You can also send messages and make calls to all devices, not just those running the app. While this app is going for free, we highly recommend that you download it and give yourself another free calling option. After all you never know when you might need it.