Before we successfully make use of Voxox, TextPlus, and NextPlus to get US number but those methods are no more working, meanwhile you can no more create a NextPlus account successfuly. But the good news is that there is a way better than what we use to have. With this method, you can get your own personal US phone number to make free international calls and to receive verification calls/messages to sign-up or verify strict verification process US-based sites like USA PayPal, Google voice, USA Bing Ads Account etc, from Nigeria without spending a dime to anybody, 100% free.
In this tutorial, we will be making use of an app known as TextNow. TextNow is a free messaging application that offers free US phone number which allows you to call, send free text messages to any number in USA, Canada, UK, Mexico and over 100 plus countries around the globe. It can also be used to receive and make free calls to US number and also to any country of your choice.
The bad side is that TextNow is not opened to the general public, it’s only meant for those in the U.S, Mexico, and Canada, but do not worry, you are covered with the glory of new technology. As Non-U.S resident, you can also make use of it by just changing your location with a help of VPN.
Non-U.S residents can only sign up on TextNow with the help of a VPN (Any VPN with a steady US IP address will do) and I will advise you make use of Opera VPN- you can download it by clicking here.
How To Get And Set Up TetNow
After downloading the Opera VPN, install and set it up and change your location to the US, to make sure your location is successfully changed, visit https://whatismyipaddress.com then confirm that your IP has been changed.
- Visit https://textnow.com and click on the Sign-Up link. Fill in your detail and tap on the Sign-Up button, on the next page, you will be asked to “Enter Your Area Code”.
- Simply log on to http://www.worldatlas.com/na/us/area-codes.html
- then scroll down to choose your preferred Area Code.
- Now type in your preferred area code and click on Continue button and select your preferred USA phone number and click on “Continue” button. You should have your own US phone number within seconds without leaving Nigeria.
Now for it to be more simple for you, you have t download TextNow application. TextNow app is available on Play Store but only US residents can download it while none-US resident can not even with the use of VPN, you may not be able to download the app from Play Store.
So we will skip Google Play Store and get it from ApkPure, so click here to download the application and install it. After downloading and installing TextNow application, connect your VPN and launch the app then sign up or sign in if you have already finalized your registration.
TextNow Premium Subscription
You can upgrade to TextNow premium but it’s not compulsory, but to remove annoying ads, lock-in your number, and get call forward to your local number.
- The Monthly fee is $2.99
- The Yearly fee is $29.99
Note: always make sure you use US IP while using your TextNow to avoid being block or you not making use your TextNow app. Also, You must be online to receive calls with TextNow free version.
You can view your calls and SMS messages history at the dashboard of your TextNow, once you’re signed into your account.
So that’s all for this tutorial, feel free to drop your questions and complaints via the comment section if you have any. Also, make sure to use all the share button bellow to see it get to your friends and family so that the can know that you don’t have to be in the USA to make use of USA resources.
Thanks for reading our article and remain blessed.