According to TextNow, they are now offering service on a GSM network as well as the Sprint CDMA service that they have been providing since 2013. A TextNow spokesperson told ne that they can't name the GSM network for contractural reasons. However, TextNow's SIM card order page says that they can provide SIMs that are compatible with T-Mobile phones. The new TextNow GSM coverage map shows T-Mobile native coverage. That makes it obvious that TextNow is using T-Mobile for GSM.
TextNow has been able to prove itself to be a competitive alternative over traditional carrier models. This is because TextNow makes use of custom software that manages to seamlessly switch between cellular and Wi-Fi networks. As a result, it is able to offer lower data and wireless network usage that customers get to enjoy and save money from. Traditional carrier plans have an average cost of about $1,000 per year whereas TextNow has offers with annual prices as low as $168 with no overage costs, hidden fees and contracts. With the availability of the new TextNow SIM Card, users will be able to enjoy these benefits on a device they brought into the MVNO. And as more and more customers look for an affordable phone plan they can get, it is only natural for TextNow to gain popularity and momentum.
Customers who are interested in getting a TextNow SIM Card may do so through the website. The SIM card costs $5 and includes free month of service.
Updated 12/14 with information about TextNow's new GSM service.