If you have recently received a call or a spam text message from an unknown caller who uses a TextNow number,  and you are wondering how to find out who that person might be, then this article is for you.

Based on TextNow’s privacy policy, they don’t disclose their customer’s identities to other people.

But don’t worry; in this article, we’ll introduce some practical methods that will help you do a TextNow Number Lookup and find out who is behind those scam calls you receive.

What is TextNow?

TextNow offers a variety of services that includes sending free text messages and making free calls via WiFi. Nowadays, people are looking for apps that allow them to make unlimited free calls and send free text messages over WiFi. TextNow is one of these apps whose popularity has grown over the past few years.

TextNow comes with various features, making it a terrific choice for those who want to cut their cellphone bill.

Some of the features that TextNow enables its users with are as follows

  • It provides its users with free phone numbers that they can use to make free calls or send free text messages to their friends and family.
  • Users can make unlimited free calls with maximum call duration.
  • It doesn’t charge any monthly fees.
  • TextNow is available for both Android and iOS devices.
  • It allows its users to make free calls to over 200 countries.

Can You Trace a TextNow Number?

Based on TextNow privacy policy, you can’t trace someone’s identity by their TextNow number, but as we know, TextNow saves all user’s identities and IP addresses in their database system. Fortunately, there are some ways you can try to track a TextNow phone number.

While there are no formal ways to find out who is calling you with an unknown TextNow number, there are still some ways that might be helpful.

When you create an account on TextNow, you are provided with a number. You can give this number to other people so they can make you a phone call or send you a text message; also, when you call or send a text message to someone, they can see your TextNow number.

To find your TextNow number follow these steps:

  • Open TextNow app
  • Go to Mobile Directory Number
  • Open settings
  • Then click on “My Phone Number.” There you can see your TextNow number

Now let’s imagine that you have received an unknown call or a text message from some strangers.

If a stranger sends you a text message or makes you a phone call via a TextNow number and you are interested to find out who the heck that person might be, there are some ways you can try to find out

For example, you can call the TextNow support team, but TextNow won’t probably share the user’s identity or location with you, so calling the TextNow support team won’t be much helpful.

What are the top TextNow number lookups?

Now I’m going to walk you through some methods that you can try to trace and find out the identity of the person who is calling you with an unknown TextNow number.

Through these methods, you can do a phone number lookup and track a TextNow number.

1- Google phone number lookup

Only by a simple search on Google, you might find some helpful information that will lead you to the unknown caller.

Just keep in mind that you have to put the number in quotation marks to get the desired results on Google.

2- Lookup for the number on social media

Many people use virtual numbers that they get from TextNow or other apps that provide the same services and use those numbers to create social media accounts. So if you receive a call from an unknown caller who is using a TextNow number, you can save his number on your phone and then take a look to see if any social media accounts are related to that number. In other words, if the unknown caller has already made a social media account by his TexNow number then chances are you will find out who that person is, or at least you will get some clue.

3- SpyForMe Tool for TextNow Number Lookup 

SpyForMe is an excellent online spying tool that you can use for many different purposes. Suppose you are receiving scam calls or being cyberbullied or cyberstalked. In that case, this is the perfect tool to help you investigate the source of the problem. With SpyForMe, you can find all the hidden social media profiles. Through SpyForMe you can also do a reverse phone lookup to find out the owner identity of a TextNow number. I will explain how to conduct a phone lookup on SpyForme in the next part.

By the way, SpyForMe is an awesome website that enables its users to get information on people who make anonymous calls or use a hidden profiles on social networks.

How to track a TextNow number by SpyForMe Tool?

You can track a TextNow number by following these 3 simple steps:

  1. open spyfor.me website
  2. There is a search box on the left, simply enter the TextNow number in the box and then press enter.
  3. Then all you need is to wait for the results to appear

4- Truecaller app for TextNow Number Lookup 

Truecaller is a valuable and well-known app with many remarkable features, such as managing calls, spam blockers, SMS service, and identifying unknown callers.

Truecaller has recently added a new feature to its app which allows users to make a deep track. Using this new feature, you can track the identity of an unknown caller and also get some helpful information about the number’s activity.

How to track a TextNow number with the Truecaller app?

Do the following steps to track a TextNow number on Truecaller app

  1. Download and install the Truecaller app (Truecaller app is available for  both iOS and android phones)
  2. Open up the app and then click GET STARTED
  3. The app may ask you for permission, so go ahead and click CONTINUE to give permission to the app
  4. A window pops up asking you for an allowance, simply click ALLOW. (Keep in mind that you need to let the app have access to your phone, otherwise, it will not work properly)
  5. Then you need to choose the country you’re currently living as well as adding a phone number you have access to and then click Enter > Click AGREE & CONTINUE
  6. The app will make you a phone call, simply accept the phone call and then click continue
  7. Next you need to enter either your Facebook account or you need to add an email address
  8. After that go to setting and toggle “allow display over other apps” on
  9. Complete your profile and enter all the required information (name, email. etc.)
  10. Enter the TextNow number you want to track in the search bar.
  11. Chances are you’ll find lots of helpful information about the owner of that unknown TextNow number. You can even track their location on Google Maps via Truecaller.

5- Intelius for TextNow Number Lookup 

Intelius is a Reverse Phone Lookup website that helps you find out whether a number belongs to an individual or business. This online tool can provide you with valuable data about an unknown phone number and helps you figure out the identity of an unknown caller or an unknown person who sends you text messages.

How to track a TextNow number using Intelius?

Intelius is an easy-to-use online TextNow number lookup service that doesn’t require any downloads.

Working with Intelius is similar to working with a search engine. Just open the website and put any unknown numbers you want to find information about in the search bar and click enter.

6- BeenVerified for TextNow Number Lookup 

BeenVerified is another online service that provides public record or public information associated with a phone number, email address, or other user information that might be recorded publically.

How to track a TextNow number using BeenVerified?

To track a TextNow number via BeenVerified, go to BeenVerified’s website and choose the phone lookup tab. Then enter the phone number you intend to trace and click on the search button.

7- Contact the unknown caller via your own TextNow account

Another way to track a TextNow number is to create your own account on the app and contact the owner to whom the unknown number belong two. There is no guarantee that the account owner will share their identity with you. But, still there is a chance that you can establish a relationship with them and find out who they are or where they live.

8- Contact authorities

If the owner of a TextNow number is harassing you  or you are a victim of cyberbullying, you can contact the police. Although the TextNow team doesn’t share their user’s identity or location with others, they have to do so when it comes to criminal activities. Since all TextNow users’ activities are recorded in TextNow database system, they are accessible. Therefore, in serious cases the TextNow team must disclose their users’ activities to an investigating officer or government law enforcement official.


In this article, we discussed various methods that you can try to track a TextNow number to discover the identity and the location of an unknown caller. We hope you found the information in this article helpful. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the subject, feel free to leave a comment in the section below.


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