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We all could use a helping hand once in a while. Especially during the holidays. Even if that’s simply a local phone number that keeps you connected. To job applications, to doctors, friends and family, and everyone else in between.

While we strive to be your helping hand by providing you with free phone service, we understand that there are a lot more hands that have reached out to help in your life. This holiday season, we want to help you recognize them and give them a chance to win a free iPhone 7 with a year’s worth of free phone service!

How Do I Nominate Someone?

This December, you can nominate the helping hand in your life by simply follow these steps:

  1. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter
  2. Tell us who your helping hand is by tagging us or leaving a comment on our Wall. Use the #HelpingHand hashtag on Twitter and we’ll retweet your story!
  3. If you don’t have a Twitter or Facebook account, don’t fret! Simply leave your nomination in the comments below 👇

We love hearing your stories, and would love even more to reward someone who truly deserves it. Our winner will be picked on December 20th, so don’t delay! Make your helping hand’s holiday a little more merry today 🎅

For full contest terms and conditions, please see below


1. Eligibility: This Contest is open only to those who are 13 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Contest is only open to legal residents of The United States, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of TextNow, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of TextNow as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the TexTNow Blog starting on Tuesday, December 3 and ending 3pm EST, Friday, December 20. All online entries must be received by 3pm EST, Friday, December 20.

4. How to Enter: Entry to the contest is by submitting a response to the question: “Who is your helping hand, including the hashtag #HelpingHand. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of TextNow.

5. Prizes: The Winner of the Contest (the “Winner”) will receive an eligible iPhone 7 at a value up to $389. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by TextNow. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at TextNow’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for TextNow to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a random drawing under the supervision of TextNow. Winner will be notified by a direct message on Twitter or Facebook within five (5) days following selection of Winner. TextNow shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 5 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT TEXTNOW ‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that TextNow, anyone acting on behalf of TextNow, and TextNow’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.

9. Terms & Conditions: TextNow reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond TextNow’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, TextNow may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by TextNow.

10. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the TextNow website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.

11. The Campaign hosted by TextNow is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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  • Nominate myself
    I help family and friends daily and feel i get left out

  • Hello

  • #HelpingHand. Larry Lee Sherlin

  • I’m only wanting to enter because I might be moving soon and all my friends have iPhones and it would connect better than the phone I have now. It would be really great if I got it would make my Christmas and the upcoming new year and my friends would be so excited to. I’ve been with you guys for a long time I love the app it’s so compatible I just love it great work on the app and thank you for making it great

  • I need a new phone.

  • My name is Shantel nic I nominate my mother dawn school she just lot her mother and it hurted her do bad but my mom is like a super hero she goes on with her life still smile and fight Thur her pain I love her a lot she does everything for me and my kids I just want to b able to do something for her this holiday I struggle every year so I have never gotten a chance to I hope n pray this my opinion

    • My aunty is my helping hand and with no job, wish to win his #HelpingHand

  • #helping hand can’t wait to see you helping me out

  • This is demand and can I really win and iPhone7 for real

  • Textnowblog my #helpinghand

  • #Helping Hand
    My helping hand is this awesome lady that I look up to at school. And everytime after school I need help with my work she’ll help me right away without being a problem. We used to be not on the best terms but now we’re the best of friends.

  • Like

  • Thanks TextNow for there services there no higher prase I would ever give to a company thank you….

  • I moved from Florida to California and sadly lost my phone. I had to go back to my old android but without service I’ve been using textnow. So far with it I managed to get a new job and keep in touch with family.

  • Thank you

  • I am currently going through a rough time in my life and I hav 2 small kids with me i lost my apartment and became homeless and he has opened his home up to me and my children. He has given us a sense of stability and security. I would like for him to win this phone because I am a victim of abuse and I lost everything I work so hard for and if it wasn’t for him I really don’t know where I would’ve but on the street with my children in the cold. He has been a blessing to me and my family. We appreciate your kindness and care Yourxvan aka KC

  • #helping hand text now is great company to have for your cell phone service,great coverage my son is a veteran and I got him a cell from u guys to be able to stay in contact he lost he’s cell, and is a veteran with mental problem so the helping hand will be a great phone so I nominate Danny Culbertson Jr for #helpinghands and keep the good work of offer people with affordable service

  • I want to nominate myself if possible. I had been fighting addiction for the last two years. I’m doing great now but I still don’t have some basics Ike a phone plan. Money goes to repay any debts I made and to my children. They are the reason I need phone service, so I can be available for them anytime necessary. Thank you!

  • My #Helpinghand is my boyfriend. He knows my every move and he already knows when I have it and when I don’t.

  • My niece wants one for xmas

  • Who Is Your Helping Hand? #Helping Hand Hi, my name is Stephen Webb and I want to nominate the love of my life, my fiance Christina Wood. We have only been together for 6 months but has helped me more than anyone has. I was unemployed for a spell and she unselfishly gave me her hard earned money to help pay for my rent and phone here it is we are both unemployed and her phone is broken, we both having to use the phone she bought me for my birthday. Winning this new iPhone for her would really help us out and it would also show her that I really do think about her and that I do try to make her happy. She means the world to me, I love her so much. My fingers are crossed,,Be Blessed. #Helping Hand

  • I’d like to say thanks to the textnow team and being my helping hand having had lost my job this close to Christmas I would nominate myself but I just couldn’t stay connected to my loved ones if it wasn’t for you guys thanks sincerely

  • Id like to nominate the father of my child . He works so hard. 2 dead beat jobs and still has goals to do something meaningful in this world. He’s got so much to pay off to actually have a fighting chance in the world today. Being financially stable when you weren’t given anything can be tough but we live everyday loving our son amd doing the best we can. I admire and respect his drive to accomplish his goals while pushing back against adversities. He doesn’t have a phone and we’ve been trying to get the textnow phone service because the plans RULE! He doesn’t have a phone so id like to nominate him for this prize . It would be an unexpected blessing ♡ thank you .

  • My helping hand is my grandma that passed away, while she was alive we had the best moments together. She was like a mother to me because my mom wasn’t really in my life. While growing up I came from a low income family so we really didn’t have the most expensive or newset things. That’s why I hope I can have a chance of winning this phone. #Helpinghand

  • My helping hand is my mom i really love her and i want to give it to my mom to make her proud because she is going through problems and shes in the hospital right now. She is fighting threw cancer. #Helpinghand

  • I nominate myself only because I don’t have a phone with service on it but a little government phone, and when I leave the house it’s not easy to talk to others unless i have another family members phone on me, I do help out my family and friends all the time

  • I nominate Jessica Dobbins. We struggle just to keep service on her phone. This would be a blessing. #HelpingHand

  • My #HelpingHand would have to be my younger sister. For many reasons a big sister as myself should have things together, Well? This year I fell short of a big sister..i lost my job, my home, and with no judgment, my younger sister allowed my son and I to move in with her. Never making us feel less then, she did everything FAMILY is suppose to do…and although being a mother of 2 herself, also working 2 jobs, I nominate her!!!! I love you to the moon and back, && only if we had a little of the love you’ve shown me in the world, it’ll be a better place.!. I hope u win, I know it’s not much, but I just wanted to voice the blessing you’ve shared…my YOUNGER/”bigger” sissy Dajonshona!!!!!!! I appreciate your #HelpingHand sister! Continue to be blessed&&humbled…xoxo

  • I nominate myself. Because I’m always helping family & friends when ever I can I even help people I don’t know sometimes which makes me feel good that I have did something for someone how needs it. #HelpingHand

  • This woman is a single mom. Need I say more?

  • #HelpingHand my name is Casey, i am nomaiting myself… I have 3 children. I’m in college full time from home. I am 21. I can’t afford a new phone because my children comes first. I have an old beat up used cracked phone that isn’t even on. I use TextNow to call an text people that I need too. If it wasn’t for text now I wouldn’t be able to have a phone to use at home because all the other apps sucks or don’t work right or you have to pay for minutes. So thank you text now for making it possible for me maybe winning this new phone that would make my life amazing to be able to have a real phone to take good pictures of my childre In, for school, and for my self. I had a hard life but I am trying to make it better by going to school an doing what I need to do to make my life better n my children. If i won this i would be the happiest girl in the world. To have actually have a nice newer phone that isn’t used n half broken. I hope i get choosen for this thank you for listening to my story.. #HELPINGHAND #ForMe

  • I want to nominee my daughter Aaliyah she has a seizure disorder and need a phone I can’t get her one I can’t work do to her condition if she get it will b a great Xmas

  • Good company

  • I nominate Jhims Edouard

  • Always giving help feed the homeless with what she have. Never turn down anyone that knocks on her door. She always say if you not doing it for God it’s a waste of your time. Because if you doing for self it in up being out of angry, because you looking for shine
    If it’s for God you already got the shine, and you will continue to do God works. Unconditional Love FOREVER

  • #HelpingHand. Larry Lee Sherlin

  • I am an unpublished author. Unfortunately I lost my books I wrote while I was homeless. I written the books while I was in jail for a 6 month term. Zoron and Just Another Love Story. I have been wanting to write more books. I will someday. I do could use a phone. Thanks!

  • Hello currently going through alot !!!! I just cracked my screen on my phone, & missing many jobs 😖 really could you use it my #helpinghand is my MOTHER

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