Place calls, send and receive messages from your Mac, then access them and continue chatting from your phone. Set ringtones, images, and backgrounds for each of your contacts, send messages with images and emoticons, and select from multiple themes to personalize the interface.
TextNow...FREE UNLIMITED PICTURE AND TEXT MESSAGING!
Works on your iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone.
There is no catch at all. No yearly or monthly fees! It is completely free!
WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT TEXTNOW?
-Get your own phone number to text with!
-Send and receive FREE picture messages with your texting address!
-Fastest and most reliable texting app
-Set different ringtones for different contacts
-Personalize the app with different themes
The app comes with a few ads. If you don't like ads, you can purchase a subscription to remove them.
TEXTERS WHO LOVE THIS APP:
"If you want an unlimited texting without the high priced carrier based texting plans, then Textnow is the app for you."
4/5 rating - "should buy"
"anyone needing an unlimited number of texts, we'd recommend TextNow as our app of choice"
"Just as fast sending/receiving as regular texts for me (including people who don't have the app)." -tbm248, forums.macrumors.com
All US & Canadian carriers are supported for text messaging.
Supported carriers for picture messaging:
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Alltel, Cricket, US Cellular, Virgin Mobile
If you are having problems with your TextNow app, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your texting address or phone number and someone will help you right away.
IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT AREA CODES:
Functionally, it makes ZERO difference which area code you pick. As long as your friends are in the USA, they will not be charged any long distance.