I need an app that can receive sms's for free on android or possibly iOS to sign up for services. All the free apps are the two same apps reposted and actually cost money or don't receive SMS's, only send them. The ratings and download number are also very positive regardless of the apps being a scam. Does someone know of a legitimate app that I download and receive SMS's to a phone number that doesn't cost money?
After trying about ~20 apps. FreedomPop is the first phone app on android that worked for free to receive an SMS. Google's app turned out to be junk- Wouldn't advance past the opening screen. I have successfully signed up for services now using FreedomPop so the numbers are recognized online.
It's called text free & call free in the store but named freedompop after you install it and has a medium (3.9) score which shows ratings don't appear to mean much sometimes. The app that is titled Myfreedompop in the store is apparently a scam that charges you without asking so be careful to pick this one(at least this version has worked today).
Update: Found another app that worked and received SMS: TextNow android app. Update 2: Found a third app that worked: textFree
The number can be used for a month on these free which is more than I need just to receive an SMS verification message.