Hi, lovely viewers, and welcome on the board to this anticipated post. A lot of things have changed over the years. The methods of getting Free USA numbers in the past have changed.

Most of the methods out there trying to charge you some $$$ before you can get a USA phone number for online transactions are outdated. I know some 9ja guys charging some bucks to help people get USA phone numbers.

Good news, now you can get a US phone number via TextNow APK 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.

I hope you are ready to board my ship? I’m no one else but Shelaf, taking you on a journey to the United State from Nigeria. There are lots of websites/apps that are offering free USA phone numbers, but TextNow will be our main focus.

What is Textnow App?

TextNow is one of the greatest free text and phone applications available. What makes it unique is that it has a number of incredible features. It provides free SMS, photo messaging, calls, and voicemails as part of its service. There are some advertisements, however, they may be turned off for a nominal price.

It offers free U.S phone numbers. It allows you to send text messages (real SMS) to any phone number in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and 100 countries in the World for FREE.

TextNow can be used to make free calls to US numbers and also receive calls from anywhere in the world for FREE! You can receive calls, make calls, text, and receive messages with it. I used it to verify my foreign Upwork and Fiverr accounts, as well as my foreign PayPal account in Nigeria. Check the screenshot below for the proof.


Recommended Article: How to Open and Verify a USA PayPal Account.

TextNow APK Features

  • TextNow will supply you with a virtual phone number to make and receive voice calls
  • You can specify your phone number.
  • Using the software, you can send SMS to phone numbers and other persons.
  • Enabling image-based communications to send and receives the full picture.
  • It’s also possible to store images.
  • You can make voicemail greetings and have your voicemail transcripts.
  • Emojis, stickers, and GIFs abound.
  • Text alert tones, ringtones and vibrations, and notification sounds can all be customized.
  • Backgrounds that can be customized, with a variety of wallpaper and color schemes to pick from.
  • The rapid response feature allows you to quickly respond to friends.
  • You can personalize your messages by adding your signature.
  • Messages can be sent from your computer.
  • Completing partnered offers or purchasing minute packs will earn you credits to spend in calling.
  • You can send videos to your friends and family via video messaging.
  • It features a caller ID.
  • The passcode is used to keep your messages safe and secure.
  • There’s no need to remember your password if you use Google SmartLock.
  • Call forwarding and conference calls are also available.
  • You can customize the ringtone and backdrop for each of your contacts.
  • TextNow can be launched from the home screen widget to create a new message or make a fast call.
  • TextNow allows you to send and receive SMS and GIFs straight through a single inbox.
  • On several devices, you can access one phone number.
  • You can send messages and make phone calls from your computer or tablet, then view them from your phone when you’re out and about.
  • Allow you to send text messages from your PC. All of your messages are perfectly synced with your mobile device.
  • You can use your Wi-Fi-equipped tablets as phones.
  • It has a flexible calling feature that protects you from missed calls. TextNow’s unique ability to make our calls take the greatest possible route to improve the quality of each call is known as an elastic calling.
  • You can change the app’s appearance and feel.
  • You’ll be able to use your photo as a background.

However, TextNow is not open to the general public, it’s only meant for those in the U.S, Mexico, and Canada, but there is a workaround to it as Non-U.S residents can also make use of it.

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)

Hotspot Shield VPN free version is working fine with it – Get it Here

Note: When downloading the Hotspot Shield VPN, try not to install other options like toolbar, etc. All you need is just the software.

Get a Free US Phone Number in Nigeria Via TextNow APK

Make sure your VPN is up and running, I normally use premium ExpressVPN though, and ensure to use ONLY USA server address. You can use ip2location.com to confirm your IP location.

  • Now, visit https://textnow.com and click on the Sign-Up link. Fill in your detail and click on the Sign-Up button, in 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
  • Scroll down to choose your preferred Area Code or choose any one from the below screenshot.free usa number
  • Input your Area code and tap on the “Continue” button, then select your preferred USA phone number and click on the “Continue” button. You should have your own US phone number within seconds without leaving Nigeria.

TextNow APK

For more convenience, you need to download the TextNow mobile app. TextNow app is available for the Android OS, which is good for calls and messages push notifications. You can make calls and receive calls with it, you can also send and receive messages with it. I used TextNow for verifications on sites/features that do not support Nigeria.

Textnow app

How to Download TextNow APK

TextNow is available in Google Play Store, but Non-U.S residents can’t download it easily there, even with the VPN, you may not be able to download the app from Play Store. Simply follow the steps below to download TextNow APK Version

  • Copy the Play Store link of TextNow.
  • Visit apps.evozi.com
  • Click/Tap on the APK Downloader button and you will be redirected to another site.
  • Paste the link of Google Play Store TextNow you copied in step one into the provided space and click on Generate Download Link button with the blue color background.
  • Click on the Green Download button on the next screen to download TextNow APK to your smartphone.

For your time-saving, I have uploaded the TextNow APK version on another server, you can easily download it here.

After installing TextNow APK on your Android device, connect your VPN Android version, then fire up the TextNow app to get started.

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 in to your account.

TextNow Premium Upgrade is not compulsory, but to remove annoying ads, lock in your number, and get a call forward to your local number.

  • The Monthly fee is $2.99
  • The Yearly fee is $29.99

Warnings: Always ensure to use a US IP address while accessing your TextNow account.

This is where I dock the ship folks about the 100% free US phone numbers. Thank you for reading and let me know if you like the offer.

If you have questions arising from this, put them in the comment section and I’ll respond to them.

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  • eMiracle, March 11, 2017 @ 3:22 pm Reply

    I've been looking for this kind of service for a long time now…. Thanks bro

  • Anonymous, March 11, 2017 @ 3:26 pm Reply

    can it be used for whatsapp verificatio?

  • eMiracle, March 11, 2017 @ 3:31 pm Reply

    Its reporting this thing … Unknown error – Please try submitting again. If the problem continues contact Customer Care for assistance.

    What didn't I do right cos my VPN service is OK and iplocator websites I've visited is saying united states

  • Whitehud, March 11, 2017 @ 4:04 pm Reply

    Superb ❕

  • Anonymous, March 11, 2017 @ 5:27 pm Reply

    just add me on your whatsapp group 09096722323

  • Shelaf, March 11, 2017 @ 6:37 pm Reply

    Thanks for your words! I am glad you find it useful!

  • Shelaf, March 11, 2017 @ 6:37 pm Reply


  • Shelaf, March 11, 2017 @ 6:39 pm Reply

    App or url?

  • Shelaf, March 11, 2017 @ 6:40 pm Reply

    Thank you for stopping by.

  • Unknown, March 11, 2017 @ 7:11 pm Reply

    Nice 1 boss

  • Anonymous, March 11, 2017 @ 7:51 pm Reply

    Bro. Thanks. I have gotten the US number preferably New York number. So how do I dock it into my Nigerian number. Thanks

  • igwe Victor, March 11, 2017 @ 8:01 pm Reply

    Good evening shelaf
    My number shows N/A, while I see buy sim starting at $13…please help me out

  • Unknown, March 11, 2017 @ 8:11 pm Reply

    yahoo yahoo boys will b very for dis info

  • Anonymous, March 11, 2017 @ 10:48 pm Reply

    more grease too your elbow very informative. sir can i use it to verify US PayPal account without providing credit card detail.

  • Anonymous, March 11, 2017 @ 10:49 pm Reply

    please sir add me up to your valuable whatsapp group.

  • Unknown, March 12, 2017 @ 9:32 am Reply

    Oga it's not working I succeeded in downloading and getting a number with area code 432 in the city of Texas,( Midland county) but honesty I can't use it not a call,text or WhatsApp verification…. What else I have a us VPN installed and working perfectly and am pretty sure even if I open a PayPal if I actually funds it may be forfeited… U know the issue with PayPal na…..pls key know what to do

  • lington1, March 12, 2017 @ 11:47 am Reply

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  • Anonymous, March 12, 2017 @ 1:08 pm Reply

    how can i get premium express vpn

  • Unknown, March 12, 2017 @ 4:10 pm Reply

    This is super amazing.

  • Unknown, March 12, 2017 @ 4:54 pm Reply

    pleae i successfully got a US number but when i tried using it for whatsapp verification, it said phone no cant be verified

  • Man Munir, March 12, 2017 @ 9:11 pm Reply

    Thanks bro! Shout-out from techybro.com

  • Confy Scenty, March 12, 2017 @ 10:26 pm Reply

    Bro Shelaf, you're one of the many tech bloggers i respect. Keep up your good work and don't forget to get the latest tech updates at contechsblog.com

  • Shelaf, March 13, 2017 @ 5:35 pm Reply


  • Shelaf, March 13, 2017 @ 5:38 pm Reply

    To get call forward to your local number, you need to ugrade to the premium version.

  • Shelaf, March 13, 2017 @ 5:40 pm Reply

    Your vpn may not work well, look for another reliable and stable vpn to change your ip to us ip.

  • Shelaf, March 13, 2017 @ 5:46 pm Reply

    This article is only intended for educational purposes. Shelaf doesn’t in any way condone, promote or encourage, any criminal or illegal activity. Your actions are your responsibility.

  • Shelaf, March 13, 2017 @ 5:55 pm Reply

    Thanks for the comment.
    Link of acct is different for phone verification. You can use it to verify the mobile phone option in your foreign PayPal.

  • Shelaf, March 13, 2017 @ 6:34 pm Reply

    Sorry pls, I don't have official whatsapp group.
    There are lots of whatsapp groups out there, created with my name by Shelaf's fans. I may list out the better one among them, for you guys to join.

  • Anonymous, March 14, 2017 @ 2:51 pm Reply

    Oga Shelaf, I have gotten the US number like you published.Thank you. Please which online business can one use the US phone number for verification and acceptance purpose?

  • Unknown, March 14, 2017 @ 3:52 pm Reply

    Pls go ahead and do that boss

  • Exlink Lodge, March 15, 2017 @ 2:33 am Reply

    tnks bro, don't what to give to u. u go chop chicken? but honestly, thnks

  • Unknown, March 15, 2017 @ 9:53 am Reply

    Thanks for your great help. I have gotten the Usa number but I could not download the app. I have tried downloading it with the instruction you gave but its not download pls help with another alternative. Thanks and God bless you. From Tenny

  • Shelaf, March 15, 2017 @ 10:30 pm Reply

    With free version, you can make calls to USA and Canada only. You can't use it to send direct message, but you can use it to receive any calls/messages for the verification.

  • Shelaf, March 15, 2017 @ 10:33 pm Reply

    Log on to expressvpn.com for the details.

  • Shelaf, March 15, 2017 @ 10:35 pm Reply

    You are welcome and thanks for the comment.

  • Shelaf, March 15, 2017 @ 10:35 pm Reply

    Use SMS option rather

  • Shelaf, March 15, 2017 @ 10:36 pm Reply

    You are welcome and thanks for the comment.

  • Shelaf, March 15, 2017 @ 10:46 pm Reply

    Thanks a lot for your support and loyalty. I appreciate your kindness very much.

  • Anonymous, March 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am Reply

    pls can i use my usa paypal on acct on any site dat request to pay tru paypal online?…asin providing my usa paypal email or must i use my nigeria paypal email den wen get paid i can transfer it to my usa paypal email?…also pls can i use my usa my usa paypal acct on paypal app with hotspot shield apart from uc browser?…pls rply sir

  • Anonymous, March 16, 2017 @ 2:50 pm Reply

    Weldone Shelaf

    I registered on text now some weeks ago with Nigeria IP but i am yet to make their payment though…

    Hope their won't be any issue while using the number if i go on with the payment?

    More so, i didn't get any option for the free mode all i got is the pricing list

    Kindly be of asssistance

  • Anonymous, March 16, 2017 @ 2:59 pm Reply

    please don't get USA phone number please lead me 2ru

  • Unknown, March 17, 2017 @ 6:31 am Reply

    Can I use it to register Adsense in Nigerian

  • Mondaymo, March 18, 2017 @ 2:19 pm Reply

    Please shelaf can I use my Facebook account to sign up to textnow..?

  • Nigeezy, March 21, 2017 @ 10:49 am Reply

    I can't sign up. I'm getting this response ''Unknown error – Please try submitting again. If the problem continues contact Customer Care for assistance.''

  • Unknown, March 24, 2017 @ 1:02 pm Reply

    There is nothing more to this I just cut cost by paying for the premium service, connectivity is one dial meeen this is bumb I call US as if iam on walkie talkie

  • Damiflex Solutions, March 28, 2017 @ 6:11 pm Reply

    Thanks for this post… But I am unable to use it to verify on gmail. It says "this number can not allow verfication". Please how can get it done.

  • RAYLOADED, April 3, 2017 @ 8:36 am Reply

    thanks it worked perfectly for me

  • Mike [email protected], April 10, 2017 @ 4:19 pm Reply

    Mr. Shelaf, thanks for the article please I want to find out how you use your foreign pay pal in nigeria despite the IP restriction, thanks.

  • Unknown, April 18, 2017 @ 9:01 am Reply

    Can the number be use to verified American paypal account?

  • BUZZY, May 7, 2017 @ 5:20 am Reply

    It always happen when ever I fills in my information and click the signup button that message always always pops up

  • BUZZY, May 7, 2017 @ 5:20 am Reply

    reporting this thing … Unknown error – Please try submitting again. If the problem continues contact Customer Care for assistance.

    What didn't I do right cos my VPN service is OK and iplocator websites I've visited is saying united states

  • prynce, May 16, 2017 @ 3:16 pm Reply

    Very informative piece this. I followed all instructions and obtained my US number, but couldnt use it to verify my Fiverr account. Message I got is: "something is wrong with this number, please check and try again". I got a New Jersey Number because that's where my US IP is set to permanently and that's where I have been signing into my Fiverr from. Please help. Thanks again.

  • Anonymous, May 23, 2017 @ 11:59 pm Reply

    pls can the number be used to verify a facebook account?.. more over i tried already but i couldnt see the sms facebook sent to the US number. pls where can i see the text?

  • yungmusty, June 2, 2017 @ 10:04 am Reply

    That is a nice post from the admin. Please i need to contact the admin privately but i dont have email to send you what i have to discuss with you. Kindly please, send me your mail to 9jatechz[at]gmail.com. You can also visit my website at 9jatechz.blogspot.com

  • Obalola Temidayo, June 3, 2017 @ 8:23 pm Reply

    Shelaf how do we receive text messages with it and also can it be used for WhatsApp verification.

  • Anonymous, June 6, 2017 @ 2:07 am Reply

    Shelaf, I registered for the TextNow number to verify my PayPal account, and it did not work. It keeps telling me the number is not registered in my name. This is what it says in PayPal: It looks like this number isn’t registered in your name. Please try a different number.
    Is there a solution to this?

  • Shelaf, June 6, 2017 @ 9:04 am Reply

    Hello yunngmusty,
    Kindly shoot your message to [email protected]

  • Shelaf, June 6, 2017 @ 9:09 am Reply

    Make sure you change the initial number on your paypal account to this new one you just got, before requesting to link your mobile number with your paypal.

  • Unknown, June 8, 2017 @ 11:29 am Reply

    I tried using it for whatsapp but it replies "this number cannot be used for US Whatapp verification

  • ogah groups, June 8, 2017 @ 7:03 pm Reply

    Nice article. Pls how can I run US PayPal account successfully in Nigeria

  • ogah groups, June 9, 2017 @ 12:19 pm Reply

    Download the android app and get your number through it.always use a particular IP.for my I use and maintain Texas IP of the US

  • ogah groups, June 9, 2017 @ 12:26 pm Reply

    The first instruction works well,just try it again

  • Anonymous, June 12, 2017 @ 7:13 am Reply

    Thanks but mine did not receive a text message from bulk sms, the sms site says put a normal Nigeria number. The number starts with +1234… Is it usable or my location is tracked? Because I suspect Google Chrome is giving out location even with good ip

  • Anonymous, June 12, 2017 @ 4:51 pm Reply

    bro how can I thank u? , am just about to pay someone to get me a USA phone number, God bless you Brother!

  • Ade, June 12, 2017 @ 8:16 pm Reply

    Hello sir please my TextNow is walking fine with text and call but I can't use it for verification its telling me invalid number please help

  • Ade, June 12, 2017 @ 8:17 pm Reply

    Me too please help

  • Unknown, June 13, 2017 @ 9:13 am Reply

    How is the linking done please because after I have done every other thing and click on link mobile, it would just take me to the front page.

  • Unknown, June 15, 2017 @ 7:19 pm Reply

    A good vpn should do

  • Paragon, June 18, 2017 @ 7:06 pm Reply

    Nice one.

  • Unknown, July 4, 2017 @ 1:24 pm Reply

    Let give it a try oga shelaf

  • Gentle Delex, July 9, 2017 @ 9:48 pm Reply

    Great job you have done here, Boss Shelaf more wisdom to brain. I really respect your for your good tips and tutorials.
    Coming from naijasturf

  • Unknown, July 21, 2017 @ 3:26 pm Reply

    Nice article. very useful. Thanks

  • Anonymous, July 23, 2017 @ 7:57 pm Reply

    Hi! I used text now to verify the us PayPal'' account but when I want to send money to another account or buy something online it says that I can't that this number is not registered with your name.
    Is there any solution for that

  • Unknown, July 24, 2017 @ 4:02 am Reply

    I want to download this app but I don't know the apk to paste and generate it, can you paste it here please

  • Unknown, July 24, 2017 @ 5:02 am Reply

    I have the same issue, how do you mean by using SMS options, explain better please

  • JOSEPh Chikeleze, July 25, 2017 @ 1:08 pm Reply

    Hello bro
    God bless you for this… At least, I can now activate 2-step authentication on my email address.

    I used VPN app called "USA VPN" though.

    It worked for me.

  • Mr peter, August 1, 2017 @ 9:53 pm Reply

    Bravo!, you're the best kudos bro but I can't receive verification codes mostly from meetme

  • kian, August 6, 2017 @ 9:53 pm Reply

    unfortunately don't work for google voice, is there any solution?

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  • Anonymous, August 28, 2017 @ 8:45 am Reply

    Wow! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It's on a
    totally different topic but it has pretty much
    the same page layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!

  • John Annavi, September 17, 2017 @ 9:55 am Reply

    Nice piece. Is it possible to receive sms when used on PC?

  • Anonymous, October 6, 2017 @ 12:27 pm Reply

    This is not working for WhatsApp certification. Is saying an invalid country number for US. What should I do?

  • Anonymous, October 14, 2017 @ 12:01 am Reply

    Hello mr. Shelaf . I did everything you mentioned above but its saying an error occured

  • Anonymous, October 14, 2017 @ 12:02 am Reply

    I'm at the step where where you input your area code

  • Anonymous, October 31, 2017 @ 11:09 pm Reply

    Can I do this with my iPhone??

  • Anonymous, November 2, 2017 @ 3:49 am Reply

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.

    Look advanced to more added agreeable from
    you! By the way, how can we communicate?

  • Anonymous, January 10, 2018 @ 8:15 am Reply

    Thanks bro,i finally get Usa phone number after a long stress.

  • Anonymous, January 20, 2018 @ 10:11 am Reply

    Please how can I use it for whatsapp. They are saying this is not a real USA phone number

  • Unknown, January 24, 2018 @ 1:46 pm Reply

    Use a strong vpn when you are registering with Watapp and on it

  • Anonymous, January 27, 2018 @ 10:52 am Reply

    can someone help me out with this.. i urgently need a us number.
    the application is not working on my phone and i cant sign up via url. my hotspotshield is actively working.

  • Unknown, April 26, 2018 @ 2:49 pm Reply

    Please how can I get USA phone number to verified fiverr account. Textbowy is not going

  • Kachi Ojieh, April 27, 2018 @ 3:57 pm Reply

    Very informative.

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    FREE USA number can be generated too with Groove IP and more….

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