There are multiple ways for you to vote for THE X FACTOR™: (1) Toll-free Voting; (2) Verizon SMS/Text Message Voting (for Verizon subscribers only); (3) Online Voting at www.TheXFactorUSA.com; (4) Twitter Direct Message Voting at http://twitter.thexfactorusa.com; and (5) Verizon Touch Voting via The Xtra Factor™ App (for Verizon subscribers only. Exclusive on Android Devices), as described below:(1) Toll-free Voting: Each act (“Act”) will be assigned their own toll-free number during the performance show each Wednesday (except Thanksgiving week when the performance show will air Tuesday November 22nd). To vote, simply watch THE X FACTOR™ on FOX each week (see local listings for dates/times in your area) and dial the telephone number of the Act for whom you wish to vote.
(2) Verizon SMS/Text Voting: Each Act will be assigned their own SMS/text message short code number during each performance show. Verizon subscribers only may text the word ‘VOTE’ to the 4 digit short code numbers promoted for each Act. Only send the word ‘VOTE’ to the 4 digit short code numbers you see on screen, as you cannot send a text message with the word ‘VOTE’ to the toll-free numbers or to Twitter.
(3) Online Voting: If you have a Facebook account you can vote online at www.TheXFactorUSA.com.
(4) Twitter Direct Message Voting: Go to http://twitter.thexfactorusa.com and follow the instructions for how to Direct Message your Twitter vote(s). Or, if you have a Twitter account and are following @TheXFactorUSA, you can vote by sending a Direct Message (Tweets will not count as votes, only Direct Messages) containing the number of the Act for whom you wish to vote. First sign into Twitter, or sign up for an account here. Second, follow @TheXFactorUSA by clicking on the Follow button on their Profile page. Click on the Message function on Twitter.com or on your phone, address the Direct Message to @TheXFactorUSA, and add the number of the Act for whom you wish to vote. The number assigned to each Act is based on order in the performance show each week, much like the toll-free and SMS voting. For example, if you wish to vote for Act 1, send a Twitter Direct Message containing the number 1 to @TheXFactorUSA. To learn more about how to vote via Direct Message on Twitter, go here.
(5) Verizon Touch Voting via The Xtra Factor™ App: If you are a Verizon subscriber with an Android Smartphone, then you can vote via The Xtra Factor™ App. Simply download the App from the Android Marketplace, then follow the voting instructions found with-in the app. Your vote via The Xtra Factor™ App on Smartphones will be submitted using SMS/text message. Please note, the short codes and keywords for the Acts shown in The Xtra Factor™ App will be different to those shown on air, although your vote(s) will still count in the same way, and the vote windows (see below) will be the same. If you are a Verizon subscriber with an Android tablet, you can also vote via The Xtra Factor™ App by logging into a Facebook account. If your tablet is using a wi-fi connection, you must enter your Verizon Wireless mobile phone number when prompted to authenticate as a Verizon subscriber.
The voting window for all methods will open at the end of each performance show and you will have at least 2 hours to cast your votes. Online and Twitter Voting methods are each limited to 50 votes per account User ID, per performance show.