Check out TextNow (with a $25 iTunes giveaway)

When you text your family, do you ever think about the outrageous costs that add up with each and every OMG and LOL?

Cost of a simple, average “LOL” = $0.20.

“Picking the kids up at 6” + “Will be bringing home dinner, too” = a $0.40 exchange!

Even receiving the occasional “Hey, I have to work late tonight!” will cost the sender AND the receiver at least $0.20 each if they are over their texting limits or they don’t pay for an outrageously priced unlimited texting plan.

I’m going to share with you a FREE mobile messaging app, TextNow, which will eliminate those costly (and pesky) texting fees by providing unlimited FREE texting on your iPod Touch, iPad, iPad 2 and iPhone. Even those with older kids can stop begging you for an iPhone to text their friends and start texting with their iPods, free of charge!

Features include the unlimited texting- and you can use landscape mode if you are sharing images or a longer text.  There’s an option for picture messaging too.  When you download the app you can choose either a free phone number to use for your account or a screenname- again at no charge.  You can also use the voice feature and have calls forwarded, voice dialing or voicemail sent to your device.  Got an iPad at home and one at work?  Not an issue- simply log in using your TextNow account on any compatible device.  That’s kind of cool!

I like that you can customize your TextNow with different color schemes, wallpapers, “ring” tones, signatures and emoticons.  Makes for more fun- but also, if you are a blogger like me, you can include key links you want in your texts as your signature when communicating with those who may not have your link.  Saves some time for you and gets your link more exposure!

TextNow connects countless users of all ages to their friends and family using any iOs device at no cost and with no sign-up plan! The app allows you to connect nationwide through the use of unlimited text messaging and soon to be voice calling features. Making it easier than ever for families everywhere to save on their monthly phone bills!

TextNow is so excited about their app they want to offer one of my readers a $25 gift card to iTunes!

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment with your name and a valid email address in the comment form. 

Extra Entries:

Follow my blog via GFC or Facebook +1 entry each

Download the app and share your username  +2 entries

Share this giveaway on any social networking site:  @textnow and @mamatomjr are giving away $25 to spend at #iTunes (can be done 2x/day at least 1 hour apart per share site)

Leave a relevant comment on any nongiveaway post +1 entry/post up to 5 total

Enter any other current giveaway +1 entry per giveaway up to 5

Follow Madame Deals and Mom on Dealz via GFC +1 entry each (+1 additional entry for leaving a comment on a post)

This giveaway will end on May 25, 2011 at midnight, EST.  US only. Winner to be chosen randomly.  Winner has 48 hours from initial contact to respond to this email or a new winner will be chosen. 

I received a gift card to thank me for my time writing this post.  All opinions expressed within are my own. [ad#glam between posts]

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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