TextNow is an MVNO that used both Sprint and T-Mobile to offer nationwide coverage. This means TextNow uses both CDMA and GSM technologies. TextNow offers free cellular service supported by advertisements, you can choose to go premium for advertisements to be removed and faster web browsing. TextNow also has a app option where you can have phone services provided through Wi-Fi and this includes a unique phone number for calling and Texting.
Once you have Text now SIM card in your device, you will need Access Point Name (APN ) settings unique to TextNow. It is the name of the gateway at the service provider and enables users to connect to the public internet and also for security reasons through a 4G, 3G or 5G network.
The settings below are applicable to GSM SIM cards. Ensure that you have an active SIM card and within network coverage for you to connect to the internet immediately.
TextNow APN Internet Settings for iPhone
- APN: textnow.static
- Username: (Leave this blank)
- Password: (Leave this blank)
Restart your device for the settings to take effect. Once your APN settings are configured, consider using free and fast VPNs for your iPhone to secure your web browsing. You can also insure your smartphone against theft and damage at an affordable price.
TextNow APN Internet Settings for Android Devices
For Android devices like Samsung Galaxy smartphones, Google Pixel and more, navigate to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names then add new APN. Input the settings below:
- Name: TextNow
- APN: textnow.static
- Username: (Not set – Leave it blank)
- Password: (Not set – Leave it blank)
- Proxy: (leave it blank – not set )
- Port: (Leave it blank – not set)
- Server: (leave it blank )
- MMSC: (Leave it blank – not set)
- MMS Proxy: (Leave it blank – not set)
- MMS Port: (Not Set)
- MCC: 310
- MNC: 260
- Authentication type: (none)
- APN type: (default,supl)
- APN protocol: IPv4/IPv6
- Bearer: (Unspecified)
- Mobile virtual network operator: (none )
Some devices require you to add the options below, otherwise skip to the instruction below the two listed items.
- MVNO Type : GID
- MNVO Value: 4358
Select TextNow as the active APN then then restart your device.