Low-cost prepaid provider TextNow has announced today it is expanding by adding the “Bring Your Own Device” to its list of services.

The company claims 50% to 70% of traditional wireless customers overpay for their plan, but luckily their new SIM program represents a great alternative to costly carrier plans.


The “Bring Your Own Device” program encourages customers to plug in and activate compatible phones including the latest Android devices like the Galaxy S7 or LG V20, onto the TextNow Wireless services. The company offers unlimited talk, unlimited texting and unlimited data for $13.99 a month.


To get started users are required to download the TextNow app for their compatible device for free. Then TextNow gives you a dedicated phone number that can be used for texting and calling your friends and loved ones.

Calls are made via Wi-Fi, but when the connection falls out of range TextNow defaults to making voice-over-IP (VoIP) calls using Sprint’s data network.

TextNow is experiencing tremendous popularity and momentum as customers look for more affordable phone plan options. We’re really pleased to extend our wireless offerings to customers who want to bring their existing mobile device to our network, so that they can have an easy and cost effective alternative to traditional carrier plans.

Derek Ting, CEO of TextNow

TextNow boasts that while traditional carrier plans cost an average of $1,000 per year, the company offers annual prices as low as $168 with no additional contracts involved. And now users are given the chance to leverage these benefits on compatible devices.


So if you are ready to break free from our expensive cell phone/data plan, maybe you should consider taking your device to TextNow.

Interested parties can purchase a TextNow SIM Card for $5 which comes with a full month of free service.

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