School is officially in session, but don’t worry, you’ll never have to feel far from your children and loved ones – unless, of course, that’s exactly what you had in mind!
TextNow is a wireless service and free messaging app gaining tremendous popularity for its flexibility and affordability. What’s more, with the TextNow app, you can turn any WiFi connected device into a phone that enables users to make free calls and send texts using their own phone number. You can compare TextNow plans at PhoneDog.
For TextNow CEO, Derek Ting, being a college student on a tight budget prompted an idea that is now taking the mobile world by storm. Frustrated that cell phones were getting smarter, but cell phone service wasn’t, Ting set out to identify a more flexible and much more affordable approach to wireless service.
With more than 13.5 million monthly active users and one of the top free apps on both the iTunes App Store or Google Play, TextNow is experiencing huge momentum. Here’s why the service is a great pick for both students and parents alike.
- For first time phone users: With a TextNow powered phone, all of your communication is handled through the app (pre-installed) in one convenient place. As a parent, you can set up your kids’ TextNow accounts using your personal email (or one that you newly create for this purpose). Then, through the settings of the app, you can choose to have any new messages received forwarded to your email. So essentially, you can keep track of any conversations your kids are having remotely. Additionally, if you partake in setting up your kids’ TextNow account, you can log into it anywhere else remotely over Wi-Fi to monitor any conversations, voicemails, or calls. To read more about setting up security controls visit, Stress Level: Parent.
- Devices starting as low as $9.99: Along with the safety fear of purchasing a device for your kids, there’s also the fear of it getting lost or damaged. No need to break the bank with TextNow’s device options starting as low as $9.99. Or, the LG Tribute 5 is a sleek and fashionable phone to get for your kids’ first smartphone experience for as low as $39.99. TextNow also makes it easy to pass down any device (like the unused one sitting in a drawer) and power it up again with its SIM card offering.
- Freedom of access: Forgot your phone? No worries – users can easily access messages and voicemails right from the internet, making it ideal for those that need to get in touch while on-the-go. TextNow will assign you a phone number and that number can follow you across all of your devices.
- Family savings: The cost savings with TextNow is compelling. With TextNow Wireless service starting at $13.99 per month with an annual price as low as $168 per year, customers are reporting a cost saving of more than $800 per year.
The free TextNow App is available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Desktop, Mac OS X, and online at TextNow.com (https://www.textnow.com/downloads).