For someone to text you, he needs to know your phone number. This is the confusing part in using textPlus. textPlus assigns each registered user a unique North American phone number to receive text messages. To reach you, others text to this textPlus phone number, not the original number that you registered with textPlus in the initial setup.
To find out your textPlus number, follow these steps:
- Run textPlus.
- Tap the app menu button on the upper right corner, and select Settings.
- Tap Contact Info.
Your assigned textPlus phone number is displayed at the bottom.
Note that the textPlus phone number may have an out-of-state (or out-of-province) area code. For example, I live in the province of British Columbia which has a 604 area code, but my textPlus number has a 902 area code which points to a location in the province of Nova Scotia.
When you text a friend using textPlus, your friend will see your textPlus number as the originating phone number for the text message. To text you back, your friend replies to the textPlus phone number. The reply message is displayed in the textPlus screen.