International Messaging

TextNow now offers international messaging! You can now text to our international carrier partners in over 100 countries - see below for the countries and carriers currently supported.

Texting to these countries and carriers is free, but please note that international calling requires credits. See our International Rates page for more information!

 

Country Network Name
Abkhazia A-MOBILE
Albania EAGLE MOBILE
American Samoa BLUE SKY COMMUNICATIONS
Anguilla LIME
Anguilla DIGICEL ANGUILLA
Antigua & Barbuda APUA PCS
Antigua & Barbuda DIGICEL ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
Antigua & Barbuda LIME
Argentina CLARO ARGENTINA
Argentina NEXTEL ARGENTINA
Argentina MOVISTAR
Armenia ORANGE
Aruba DTH TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS N.V.
Aruba DIGICEL ARUBA
Australia Truphone - AUS
Bahamas THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
Bahrain BATELCO
Barbados CABLE & WIRELESS (BARBADOS)
Barbados DIGICEL (BARBADOS) LIMITED
Belize BELIZE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Belize SMART
Bermuda CELLULARONE - BERMUDA
Bermuda M3 WIRELESS
Bermuda DIGICEL BERMUDA
Bolivia ENTEL
Bolivia TELECEL BOLIVIA (TIGO)
Brazil BRASIL TELECOM CELULAR
Brazil CLARO
Brazil NEXTEL BRAZIL
Brazil SERCOMTEL
Brazil OI
Brazil VIVO S.A. (RIO DE JANIERO)
Brazil VIVO S.A. (SAO PAOLO)
British Virgin Islands CABLE & WIRELESS (WEST INDIES)
British Virgin Islands CCT
British Virgin Islands DIGICEL (BVI) LIMITED
Burundi AFRICELL PLC COMPANY
Burundi ONATEL
Burundi Lacell SU - Burundi
Cayman Islands CABLE & WIRELESS (CAYMAN ISLANDS)
Cayman Islands DIGICEL CAYMAN LTD.
Chad MILLICOM CHAD
Chile CLARO CHILE
Chile NEXTEL CHILE SA
Chile Netline Movile Chile
Chile TELEFONICA
Chile VTR CHILE
Colombia Avantel S.A.S
Colombia TIGO
Colombia COMUNICACION CELULAR SA COMCEL SA
Costa Rica CLARO COSTA RICA
Costa Rica FULLMOVIL
Costa Rica TUYO MOVIL
Croatia TELE2
Cyprus MTN
Denmark TDC MOBIL
Denmark SONOFON
Dominica CABLE & WIRELESS DOMINICA
Dominica DIGICEL DOMINICA
Dominican Republic CLARO GSM
Dominican Republic TRICOM S.A.
Dominican Republic TRILOGY
Ecuador CONECEL
El Salvador CTE TELECOM PERSONAL SA DE CV
El Salvador DIGICEL - EL SALVADOR
El Salvador TIGO
Estonia TELE2
France MOBIQUI THINGS
Gambia QCELL
Germany Truphone - DEU
Germany YUILOP
Greenland TELE GREENLAND
Grenada Aislecom - Grenada
Grenada CABLE & WIRELESS GRENADA
Grenada DIGICEL GRENADA LTD.
Guadeloupe OUTREMER GUADELOUPE
Guam DOCOMO PACIFIC, INC
Guam I-CONNECT
Guam IT&E WIRELESS
Guam GTA WIRELESS
Guatemala COMCEL GUATEMALA (TIGO)
Guatemala CLARO
Guinea CELLCOM GUINEE
Guyana DIGICEL GUYANA
Haiti NATCOM VIETTEL
Honduras CLARO GSM
Honduras CELTEL (TIGO)
Hong Kong GREENROAM
Hong Kong Truphone - HKG
Hungary PANNON
Iceland DEVICE CLOUD NETWORKS
Iceland VODAFONE ICELAND
Iran MTN IRANCELL
Italy NOVERCA
Italy POSTE MOBILE
Jamaica CABLE AND WIRELESS JAMAICA
Jamaica DIGICEL JAMAICA
Japan KDDI 
Jordan UMNIAH
Kazakhstan ALTEL
Kyrgyzstan O!
Latvia LMT GSM
Lesotho ECONET TELECOM LESOTHO (PTY) LTD
Libya MADAR
Liechtenstein ORANGE FL
Macedonia VIP MKD
Malta 3 G TELECOMS MALTA
Martinique DIGICEL F
Mauritius MTML
Mexico RED EXPRESS
Mexico NEXTEL MEXICO
Mexico TELCEL GSM
Montenegro FORMER PROMONTE GSM[95]
Montserrat CABLE & WIRELESS WEST INDIES (MONTSERRAT)
Netherlands Truphone - NLD
Netherlands TELE2 NL
Netherlands Antilles DIGICEL NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Netherlands Antilles UTS WIRELESS CURACAO
Nicaragua CLARO NIC
Niger ORANGE NIGER
Northern Mariana Islands PTI PACIFICA
Norway TDC MOBIL NORWAY
Norway TELENOR
Oman NAWRAS
Panama CLARO PANAMA
Panama DIGICEL (PANAMA) S.A.
Paraguay CLARO PARAGUAY
Paraguay PERSONAL
Paraguay TELECEL PARAGUAY
Peru CLARO PER
Peru NEXTEL PERU
Poland Aspenta - Poland
Poland Truphone - POL
Puerto Rico CENTENNIAL COMMUNICATIONS
Puerto Rico OPEN MOBILE 
Puerto Rico CLARO GSM
Puerto Rico T-MOBILE PRI
Qatar VODAFONE QATAR
Réunion ORANGE REUNION
Réunion OUTREMER TELECOM
Russia UTEL (RUSUT)
Russia MOBILE COMMS SYSTEMS
Saint Barthélemy UTS FR ST MARTIN & ST BARTH
Saint Kitts & Nevis CABLE & WIRELESS ST KITTS & NEVIS
Saint Kitts & Nevis UTS ST KITTS & NEVIS
Saint Kitts & Nevis DIGICEL ST KITTS & NEVIS
Saint Lucia CABLE & WIRELESS
Saint Lucia DIGICEL (ST LUCIA)
Saint Martin UTS SAINT MAARTEN
Saint Vincent & Grenadines CABLE & WIRELESS CARIBBEAN CELLULAR (ST. VINCENT)
Saint Vincent & Grenadines DIGICEL (ST. VINCENT)
Serbia ORION TELEKOM
Seychelles SMARTCOM
Sierra Leone SIERRATEL
Singapore SINGTEL
Slovenia T-2 D.O.O
South Africa TELKOM SA LIMITED
South Sudan ZAIN SOUTH SUDAN
Spain Truphone - ESP
Sri Lanka HUTCH
Suriname DIGICEL SURINAME NV
Suriname UTS SURINAME
Sweden TDC MOBIL- SWE
Sweden COMVIQ
Sweden TELENOR
Sweden TELIASONERA MOBILE NETWORKS
Tajikistan INDIGO TAJIKISTAN
Tanzania SMART
Trinidad & Tobago DIGICEL TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Trinidad & Tobago TSTT
Turkmenistan TM-CELL (Altyn Asyr)
Turks & Caicos Islands CABLE & WIRELESS WEST INDIES (TURKS & CAICOS)
Turks & Caicos Islands DIGICEL (TURKS & CAICOS) LIMITED
Turks & Caicos Islands ISLANDCOM
Uganda ORANGE UGANDA LIMITED
United Kingdom CABLE AND WIRELESS GUERNSEY LTD (SURE)
United Kingdom Cable and Wireless UK
United Kingdom JERSEY TELENET
United Kingdom JT-WAVE
United Kingdom ROUTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS
United Kingdom TRUPHONE
United Kingdom Telecom NA - UK
United Kingdom YUILOP
Uruguay CLARO URUGUAY
Uruguay MOVISTAR
US Virgin Islands INNOVATIVE WIRELESS
Vanuatu SMILE
Venezuela DIGITEL GSM
Venezuela TELECOMUNICACIONES MOVILNET
Vietnam GTEL MOBILE
Yemen YEMEN MOBILE

 

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.

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    Frank Lopez

    I add international credit $30 couple of day's still can't text or call Mexico I've sent emails no response

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Frank,

    You actually shouldn't require credits for international texting, only calling. Please make sure that the number you're texting in Mexico is using one of the Mexican carriers above, any carriers not listed do not support texts from TextNow.

    For calling, you may also need to include Mexico's calling code, which is "+52" before dialling the number that you're trying to reach!

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    Sara Moss

    Nothing working

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Sara,

    Sorry to hear that! Would you please be able to email us at orders@textnow.com with a further clarification of what error you are receiving?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Lillian Harrell

    I deleted a message and I would like to see it how can I do that

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    Taylor TextNow Support

    Hi Lillian,

    I apologize for the inconvenience, but once a message is deleted there is no way to retrieve it.

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    null null

    I would really like to foward a text message to my mother but text now want let me toward the text to her cellphone and how can cancel my subscription? Please help

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    null null

    can i have more phone number ?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Glory, I'm afraid that we only have call forwarding available with our service. If you simply want to share a message with your mother, I would suggest to take a screenshot (or copy and paste) the message and send it to her manually.

    In order to cancel your premium subscription, simply head over to the "Store" option in your TextNow app and click on "Manage Subscription", where you will be able to cancel it.

    Hey abc- you certainly can have more than one number, simply by opening up a new account with one. I'm afraid that we don't support having more than one active number per account.

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    Kieran Kaiser

    Do you guys charge money for messaging/sending pictures if we're partnered with Rogers? I heard this was an issue a long time ago but I'm not sure if it still is.

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    Taylor TextNow Support

    Hi Keiran!

    TextNow does not charge anything for sending texts or pictures with our free service. However, if Rogers charges you for data usage and this is how you are using TextNow rather than wifi, it may affect your data use charges depending on your data plan with them.

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    null null

    Can I keep my original at&t phone number for my messages 

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there, thanks for your inquiry! I'm afraid that your number is not eligible to be ported into our service.

    Since our service requires the use of virtual numbers as opposed to traditional, we have to convert all numbers that are ported into our system. There is a small amount of numbers that are compatible for the conversion and, unfortunately, that one isn't.

    Feel free to contact us directly at orders@textnow.com with any further service questions :)

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    ADAM FRED

    I WANT TO TEXT UK NUMBER BUT IT IS GOING THRU BUT NOT RECEIVING MESSAGE....
    WHAT IS THE FULL PROCEDURE OF THAT

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Adam, did you check to make sure that the UK number you are texting is using one of the carriers that are supported in the list above?

    If that is the case, please send us a screenshot of your attempted messages to orders@textnow.com with a full description so we can look further into this :)

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    Rodney Maxwell

    Texting to South Korea is not available?

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    Bethany Morris

    I have a friend who lives In New Zealand that can text me but I can't text them. Wish you guys was able to support texting to New Zealand. ....

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Rodney,
    Currently we do not support texting to South Korea as none of their local carriers recognize our service at this time. We are working on growing our service and hope to be able to offer more country coverage in the future!

    Hey Bethany,
    Thanks for the feedback. As you can see from the chart above, we do not currently support texting to New Zealand, but hopefully this is something we can offer in the future!

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    Ajax Ontario

    Hi I have a friend texting from Australia number but I can not seem to respond to the message. May I ask if it my doing or app?

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    Tawny, TextNow Support

    Hi there,

    In order to respond to the text messages, your friend would need to be using the supported carrier. As you can see, your friend will need to be using Truphone service in Australia in order to receive texts from you.

    Let us know if you need further assistance!

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    Dr Fran Bo

    Hi my friend just went to Ghana for 3 weeks, I noticed that wasn't on your international plan. Does that mean for 3 weeks he won't be getting my messages?

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    Dr Fran Bo

    Also, if it's not offered, is there a way I can?

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey there! The international numbers above only correspond to international numbers, i.e.. if he got a temporary Ghana number while he was there, you would not be able to message him. If he has a North American number (Canadian or U.S), you may still be able to message him (all dependent on his own carrier's messaging and roaming rates).

    Hopefully that helps!

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    Hashir Asad

    Pls help me,I cant receive SMS from google verification and whatsapp..but I cant receive SMS from Google Verification and some other services.

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    Valeria TextNow Support

    Hey Hashir!

    I'm afraid that as our numbers are virtual as opposed to traditional, they are not recognized by third party apps/systems for verification purposes.

    We do apologize for the inconvenience, and encourage you to contact their apps' support system for further assistance with placing your number on their exemption list.

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    Kassi Bradford

    My text now app is not receiving text but can text out what can I do to fix this

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    serenity powell

    Take me to messages

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Kassi,

    It looks like the TextNow application that you're using is quite outdated so in order to resolve that messaging issue you're having, you can update your TextNow application through the Google Play Store on your device :)

    Hey Serenity,

    If you're currently logged into your TextNow account online here, you can get to your messages through the following link: https://www.textnow.com/messaging

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    Truthdor Doufyn

    Hello textnow,instagram send me code for registration in chinese language,but i am not from chine,why i got message from instagram look at-㸄㐀 㼄㸄㐄䈄㈄㔄䀄㘄㐄㔄㴄㠄伀 〄㨄㨄〄䌄㴄䈄  䤀渀猀琀愀最爀愀洀㨀 ㄀㐀㈀ ㌀㤀㔀 㸄㐀 㼄㸄㐄䈄㈄㔄䀄㘄㐄㔄㴄㠄伀 〄㨄㨄〄䌄㴄䈄  䤀渀猀琀愀最爀愀洀㨀 ㄀㐀㈀ ㌀㤀㔀

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi there,

    I am not sure why Instagram would send you that, but I would recommend reaching out to their support team to get more details!

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