TextNow offering unlimited data plans from $1

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TextNow is a hybrid, cloud-based carrier. It blends together Wi-Fi and cellular networks to let you communicate with your friends via voice or text. It doesn't operate its own cellular network, but instead uses the nation's largest 5G network. The service is free and supported by ads. 

If you need high-speed data, TextNow currently has three unlimited options. You can purchase an hour pass for $0.99, a day pass for $4.99, or a month pass (30 days) for $39.99.

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TextNow offers unlimited nationwide talk and text service for $0/month. The service is ad-supported and doesn't include data. However, you can now choose from three different plans if you want high-speed data. You can purchase an hour pass for $0.99, a day pass for $4.99, or a month pass (30 days) for $39.99. The plans are aimed at users who prioritize calling/texting with modest high-speed data needs.

A TextNow SIM card gives your unlocked Android or iPhone access to TextNow's unlimited nationwide talk and text service for $0/month. As mentioned above, the service is ad-supported and doesn't include data. Instead, you can purchase from three different plans if you want data. You can purchase an hour pass for $0.99, a day pass for $4.99, or a month pass (30 days) for $39.99.

While these plans won't benefit heavy data users, they're great for a backup phone or for someone who doesn't need a lot of data, such as a young child. It's a great value for users that prioritize calling and texting with relatively modest high-speed data needs.

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