Textfree Web, one of several services offered by Pinger, is free to use in most situations. Although text and picture messaging are always free as of 2015, calling rates for the service vary. Incoming calls and Textfree-to-Textfree calls are free, while other calls are priced by the minute.
Most of the services offered through Textfree Web are free because they are paid for by advertisers who display advertisements during text conversations. Although users can purchase minutes, they can also earn minutes by downloading free apps, watching videos or completing partner offers. The Textfree app is available for Android, Windows and iOS devices.