Frequently asked questions
How do free texts work?
Text credits for each plan are calculated by multiplying the number of free texts included in the plan by the standard text rate.
Each user’s free credit sum is added to the subscription as a whole and is refreshed on the 1st day of each month. The free credit balance is refreshed, not accumulated, each month.
What if I need to send more texts?
It’s easy to add text credits to your subscription, using one of our text credit top-up bundles. When you’ve used all your free texts for the month, simply continue texting, using your top-up credit balance.*
* When no credit remains, subscription users will not be able to send or receive texts.
Can I get a number with my area code?
Yes. In the USA and Canada, we can provide you with your own personal number in your chosen area code (subject to availability). Contact us or chat online to check area code availability.
What if I use all my free texts?
If you need more texts than are provided within your plan you can purchase additional texts here in bundles of $10, $20, or $50.
Can I send texts to other countries?
Yes. You can send texts to any international number that is supported by YakChat. Contact us or chat online for more information.
Is it possible to send pictures in a text?
Absolutely. In the USA and Canada, you can include pictures in the texts you send and receive, using MMS. Unfortunately, MMS is not supported in the UK or Australia just yet.
Can I send texts to any mobile phone?
Yes. You can send texts to any mobile/cellular phone and some landlines. And your contacts won’t have to download any software to receive your texts.