the only thing missing on the textfree app is been able to send a single text to multiple contacts at once…Example: imagine what it’s like texting ***Happy new year*** to all my 200+ contacts it will take me a month….lol
Great app but I have a problem with the servers always going down!! I will be trying to text family or friend and it will say “we are so sorry the textfree servers are not availiable right now” they either need to fix that problem or get better servers
I really think having ads on the paid version is very sneaky. You can absolutely start putting ads on for new users, but I think it’s unfair that old users have to deal with ads after already having paid $6.
It sounds like you agreed to a phone number when you upgraded to Textfree Unlimited 3.3.
Sorry we upset you. Let me try to explain. We got TONS of people (especially on iPod touch) asking for phone numbers, but phone numbers cost real money. Our solution was to give people the option of phone numbers but in exchange they would have to see ads.
You totally aren’t required to have a phone number for Textfree, and you can go back to your old Textfree with no ads. If you’d like to do this, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your textfree user ID and we’ll take care of it for you.
By the way, there will be a way to buy out ads in a future version so that you can have your phone number and STILL not have ads.
I feel in the past, Pinger has always “snuck” ads into the app. The reason why I migrated over to Textnow was having to see Pinger ads (like Slime Ball, etc.) even before Textfree loaded. In addition at the time, the app loaded much slower than it does now, probably due to those ads.
I saw the update yesterday and re-installed Textfree just for the hell of it. The program loads much faster so great job on that! But then the ads…more ads…This is the reason why you guys have lost me as a customer. I regret not wanting to use the app, because it is really well developed. I hope you guys made good use of my $6!
I understand that a company has to make money, but not by the way you guys have been doing it/are doing it. Just my two cents.
As an existing Textfree Unlimited user, you can go back to your old Textfree Unlimited with no ads, you just wont get the number. We don’t put ads in the loading screen in Textfree Unlimited, and yes, it now loads MUCH MUCH faster.
I think the ads that Duy is talking about are the txt messages you get from Pinger about other products. Doodle buddy, pic messaging, etc. It’s a little annoying and even worse when you get a popup notification outside of the app for them.
I really don’t mind the actual ads, but would pay the $6 to remove ads if it also removed the more annoying self promotions. Also, is the ad removal tied to device or account? I’ve lost two subscriptions because the app got deleted and the program didn’t register the dlc when I reinstalled.
Understand your concerns. We did run out of area codes in some areas, and we’re investigating why you are getting numbers that are so far away from where you live.
We’ll be getting more numbers in a few weeks, but I can’t say with 100% certainty whether yours will be included. (I know it’s a bummer, sorry about that, but while we do request numbers in specific area codes, in some areas they just can’t give us what we ask for, sadly.)
When the next Textfree update comes out, try another zip code that is near your home and see if you get better options, ok? Let me know how it goes.
Ok, well I suggest you include a disclaimer in itunes about this, because most will not figure this out until they pay $ for the app and then downrate it.
There shouldnt be a promised feature unless there are proper resources to support that feature.
Another way to alieviate this would be to finally allow full Google Voice integration like TextNow does where you can use your Google Voice number right in the app and your username is transparent to others
Hi i was wondering if you guys would ever consider combining this app with an app that u could recieve and send calls on for the ipod touch cause i like the phone number thing but $6 is reallyy expensive and plus we have to pay that every year so i would hope we get something more and lastly i would like to know if we can upgrade through the apple store cause if not i dont feel comfortable giving out my credit card number
Justin, a really great idea. Passing it on to the product manager.
I’m not sure what you mean by “I would like to know if we can upgrade through the Apple store”? All upgrades, in-app purchases, etc are done through the App Store. We never ask for your credit card number, and you are always billed directly by Apple (we never even know what card you paid with!)
Need the area code for Hawaii and its 808 and there isn’t 808 numbers and I live in Hawaii and I have to have a Santa Rosa, California and I live in Maui, Hawaii in Paia and the zip code is 96779 it would be a lot of help if you had 808 numbers
I just downloaded the app. I’m confused about the difference between someone sending me a text via the phone number or the textree.us address.
I testing sending myself texts from the built in messenging on my phone sending to the phone number and also the textfree.us address. Only the textfree address message went through, and I got a push notification ping.
Is this the way it is supposed to work? What is the phone number given to me for?
when can we remove our text free number and get back to our text free email and if you wonted to go back to a number go back I think it would be cool if you could remove your number and get it back if you wont
ok so I registered my phone and when i send a message to my phone it always tells me what i said. It’s like im sending myself a message off my pinger account to my ipod but how do i make it not do that?
I’m having problems with the App. It stop receiving text messages sometime after Nov. 14 (last message received). I can get messages sent to the email@example.com email account, but messages sent to the phone number are never received.
Depending on how you reboot it, it won’t erase your apps. If you hold down the lock button and home button for ten-eleven seconds, it’ll reboot it and keep everything, it just resets the general settings.
Im mad!! My i was talking to my gf and all of a sudden i says text free servers are offline? I was in the middle of an important conversation! Its been “offline” for about an hour now. Its making me mad! Please do something!!
By the way. It was recieving texts every twenty minutes later from the person i texted to my texts to what i said… And its not that they are not replying right away cuz that was my best friend and my gf sooooo? Im using the ipod touch too. 😀 and it said that it was offline too so… Just please try to fix it soon cuz it was a really impotant conversation!!!! Ugggghhh! Im bored now! Also it is the best texting app alive…. 😀
I love your new update (unlimited with voice) but I’m slightly confused because I can’t seem to find it on the App store anymore! Anyway, I am unable to make outgoing phone calls (I am able to recieve incoming calls)and this kind of makes me mad. I don’t know whether you guys will be able to update my app because you took it off the app store, but please do something!
I just joined. Not sure how to get credits. Can’t find anywhere on the app to get the credits. One time Kayak popped up and offered 38 credits for downloading the app and opening. I clicked on it and went to the iTunes store. When Kayak opened up it crashed iTunes crashed and lost it. I didn’t know how to open it again for credit. I was wondering if I can click on any app ad you have for credit?
hello!i am to all of this and matter of fact i havent even downloaded the ap yet, but it says it has a textfree thing on the computer at http://pinger.com/textfree/
well it says that i need an account so how do i create an account?
Ok, I have not downloaded the Update and I really doubt that matters.. But anyways I downloaded the one that says you get like something ringtones cause I was bored.. And not only did I not recieve the ringtone things but it stopped working completly!
I am able to recieve messages.
I am UNable to txt back.
And whenever I try to txt back the sending bar gets filled as it really sent but like a few secounds will pass and it would just crash??
I deleted this app.
And redownloaded it.
But it’s STILL the same..!?
I was very please with the text free app for iPod touch…until Every time I try to use it it says the server is unavailable and try back in a few minutes. Well when I come back in a few minutes it says the same thing. It also noifies me of a new text but when I go to read it it is not there. I don’t know if this is poor manufacturing of something I’m doing wrong, so please assist me in anyway possible
I have just upgraded to the 4th gen ipod touch and now I no long get push notifications… I have to manually look for text messages… What gives? I looks at the settings and they say that push is on for everything…
I never get a “beep” when i receive a text message. I have the default tone set and even when my volume is on high i never receive a tone or a notification or anything when i get a text. i have to just keep going back to check. is that normal?
I’m confused, I noticed when I made my first call it said I had a limit of time. So I was wondering does it give you more time the next day or once you used all your time you have to buy more ? Please get back to me on this. Thanks
Not sure why but everyday the servers seem to be down from about 7:30am in the morning to about 3:00pm, that’s pacific standard time also.
I’ve noticed pinger hasent replied to some of the more recent posts on this page, I hope u read this and can give me some sort of answer. Thanks in advance. 🙂
Textfree is really starting to piss me off. My push notifications will tell me that someone texted me, but when I go to open it; it tells me that the severs are down, & are being fixed ASAP, which is stupid cause it’s actually not being fixed; what do I do to fix this?!
Ok I love textfree because I can have unlimited testing and all but I have an issue and it’s kind of a huge one that annoys me SOOOOOOO much! Whenever I get a text (like I just got one right now) it’ll notify me and have sort of like a preview of it like the first couple of words then when I go to look at the whole message it won’t come up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been trying to look at a txt that I got like 20 minutes ago and it still won’t come up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys seriously need to fix this please!!! I’ve been able to look at other texts that I get after like 30 seconds but this is just ridiculous! Help PLEASE!!!!!!
Please help. Whenever I make calls I can’t hear the person on the other end. They can hear me but I can’t hear them. Please tell me what I should do to fix this problem. Besides this problem, the App is GREAT.
hello pinger this is a very important matter and it could involve my friend into going to prison i need to know if there is a what to see if u can trace a ipod from the number i give to them and i am having no luck and i need to know very soon it has someones whole career on the line its very important for u to get beck to me
If my friends have an unlimited SMS plan on iphones and they receive a text from my new textfree number..will they get charged an additional amount for replying to my new number? or will it be covered under their carrier’s unlimited SMS plan?
I know our school’s internet password so I can get Wi-Fi and call my mom. I know how to call her on her cell phone but she is afraid that her phone company will charge her long distance because my number area code is 615 while hers is 270 will it and if it does how much?
Ok, so I have had the new textfree with voice ever since it came out. And that was on my 3rd gen. iPod touch. But when I switched to the 4th gen iPod. I have been having problems with the calling feature. I seem to not be able to call when I have about 50 minutes. And when someone calls me and I answer it, I can hear them, but they can’t hear me. But when I make an outgoing call I can’t hear anything and it just takes my minutes
Any help would be very much appreciated. Or perhaps an update is in order?
I’ve been using pinger for maybe about half a year now, and am loving it.. There’s just one thing that came up after I updated it.. Now, after I updated it, it’s going crazy and saying I get lots of messages when I dot really get any.. Then it shows in my inbox I have like 1000 messages because it says I get that many.. Then while I’m really texting somebody, the “message” tone goes off, and it delays my typing majorly..
My ipod’s internet isnt working anymore so i have to reset it or something. but by doing that i will loose all my apps, if i try to download this app again will my messages still be there or will they be lost?
I’m having a major issue with the Textfree with calls app. When I receive a text, it sends me the same text over and over. I love this app, you guys are so great for this app. This app has to be my favorite, but it’s beginning to get annoying and confusing 😦
I’ve tried restarting my iPod and reinstalling the app, yet the texts I receive continue to repeat. Please help!
I’m away in California for my new house set up and I got a US number on pinger now, but pinger says I can text all these other states. I’m testing my wife in Norway an she is recieving my text messages. But why am I not recieving her replies? Can you tell me how to handle this problem please?
Dear pinger I swear to god l am super annoyed that I am tryin to txt and can’t it’s been over an hour and a half and I have to make plans for thing but ur servers a steadily unavailable I want something done about this now because I have to handle super important business if nothing is done I am switching to text now
Is it possible for me to delete the Textfree app and still have my same number if I decide in the next few days that I want to Install it once again? Or would I just loose the number and have to create another account?
1 i am having tons of problems with sending sending messagez because textfree servers are always not working
2 i think you should be able to get a phone number with your area code
3 i wish you could send a message to more than five contacts
4 the calling doeznt work very well and sometimes my friends say i called them when i didnt so i dont know what that prrrrrrrrbl
At about 9:00 every night, everytime i try to send a text or refresh my texts, it gives me the “Were so sorry. The textfree servers are unavailable” message. Most of the time it works in the morning, but it still drives me crazy when it does that.
I’ve been having the same problem as well. It sees everyone is having this problem. I’ll be texting someone and suddenly at 9pm it just stops working. I’ve only been using the app for a few months but this is the first time I’ve had this problem.
Howdy,i am wondering if anyone can help me answers this question…a friend of mine is in philadelphia,im in canaca..now weve been texting intensly for a month,and he receives a bill of 400 dollars using textfree… he has an android phone with tmobile with unlimited wifi
THIS HAPPEN TO MY BROTHER AS WELL, IT IS VERY STUPID BUT HERE IT IS THE ANSWER GIVEN TO HIM:
SINCE YOU DON’T HAVE UNLIMITED INTERNET SERVICE WITH US AND “YOU DON’T HAVE UNLIMITED TEXT” WE HAVE TO CHARGE YOU FOR EVERY SINGLE TEXT YOU SENT AND RECEIVED AND TIME ON THE ITERNET, EVEN WHEN YOU WERE “USING YOUR ON WIFI AND “WE DID NOT” PROVIDED YOU WITH THE SERVICE” WE STILL HAVE TO CHARGE YOU. IF YOU BUY INTERNET FROM US AND YOU WANT TO USE A SERVICE LIKE MSN MESSENGER OR ANY OTHER THAT USES TEXT MESSAGES ” YOU MUST BUY UNLIMITED TEXT FROM US” EVEN IF THE SERVICE SAYS IS FOR FREE!!!!
SO THERE!!! VERY STUPID AND DOES NOT MAKE SEANCE RIGHT?? ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS HAVE YOUR FRIEND ASK THEM TO DROP THE CHARGES SINCE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE DID IT AND THERE IS NO WARNING ABOUT SUCH THING WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR A PLAN AT T-MOBILE OR ANY OTHER COMPANY !!! 🙂 I MADE THE CALL FOR MY BROTHER AND I GOT THEM TO DROP ALL THE CHARGES 😉 GOOD LUCK HOPE THIS HELPS
IT’S BEEN 2 DAYS NOW 😦 I KEEP GETTING THIS TEXTS WITH A DOUBLE 00 (ZERO) IN THEM, IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN MY FRIEND FROM PAKISTAN TEXTS ME, SOME TIMES I GET A NICE WHOLE TEXT BUT NOW MOST OF HE TIMES I ONLY GET THIS 00 TEXTS!!!! DOES ANYBODY HAS THE SAME PROBLEM?? IS ST SOMETHING WITH PINGER ? OR THE PROBLEM IS BACK IN PAKISTAN? PLEASE PLEASE IS SOMEBODY ELS OUT THERE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM????
if i send text message to my friends from textfree pinger, will my friends get “CHARGED” for receiving and replying back to my TEXTFREE MESSAGES from their real cell phone numbers if they have an unlimited plan on their real cell phones?
i’ve been trying to login into textfree on the web but it keeps saying “our server is busy, we’ll get to it ASAP” or something along the lines of that , can you guys pleaseeeeee fix it , thanks so much , appreciate it
Ihave to accounts and one of them works fine. But the one i use has all of my numbers and it gets in but just has that circle thing spining but wont let meh open my texts..Can someone please help me.!!
it really bothers me everytime i hang up i always get the ads saying download this and get free minutes if you guys could stop that and let us buy minutes on our own maybe you wont lose so much coustomers.
My iPod was recently stolen. I now can see through textfree some chats, short names and numbers assigned to them. I don’t know if these are cell phone numbers or textree numbers. Is there anyway that pinger textfree can assist me in locating my iPod. I just received it last Christmas from my Mom and we are very upset that someone would steal it from me. It also has all my information on it. I don’t know these names that are showing up and it seems that the “girl” is deleting messages along, however there is a chat in there now from 6/24. What can I do. Please help!
I have a question. I have an iPod 4g and I have text free with voice. If my friend with a normal phone texts me on my text free app, will I be charged? Can I text her back and not be charged? Please answer my question asap. Thanx!!!!!
How do you charge for phone minutes? how do I know how many free minutes I have left? When do you get more free phone minutes? What ways can you charge money for this app. My 9 yr old uses it and I need to monitor him.