T-Mobile and AT&T run GSM networks, with Sprint and Verizon using CDMA networks.
What devices can I use with a TextNow SIM card?
TextNow can use unlocked CDMA or GSM-enabled Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
For Android devices, we support devices on KitKat (4.4) or above, and for iOS we support iOS 9 and above.26 Jul 2019
Are TextNow phones unlocked?
Are Textnow Phones Unlocked. Our phones are sold unlocked, but the custom ROM we put on it is only able to work with the TextNow service. All of our phones are technically carrier-unlocked, however, we do build a custom ROM on them for the TextNow service that bars them from being activated with any other carrier.16 Apr 2018
Is TextNow a GSM?
It’s since added the GSM-based T-Mobile network to its mix. But cellular is only part of the story with TextNow. Like Republic Wireless and Project Fi, TextNow uses Wi-Fi whenever possible for your calls, text and data.14 Aug 2018
Can you use TextNow internationally?
Calling And Texting When Outside The US and Canada:
When travelling abroad, you can send and receive text messages to a Canadian or an American number through TextNow if you have wifi available. You’ll only be able to call or text Canadian and US numbers, and not numbers outside the US or Canada.
How do I activate my TextNow phone?
Getting Started With Your TextNow™ Phone
- Follow the steps below and start using your device in a matter of minutes:
- After removing your phone from the box, insert the battery.
- Power your device and wait for it to boot up.
- Complete the hands-free activation by following the on-screen instructions.
- Connect to Wi-Fi (if available)
- Launch the TextNow app.
19 Jun 2017