HeyWire Announces 'HeyTweets,' the First Free Text-to-Tweet Global Service Consumers Can Now Tweet Anywhere in the World via SMS Using HeyWire's Popular Social Messaging Hub

BOSTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaFriends today announced that its HeyWire™ real-time social messaging hub, which combines text, chat and IM across multiple screens, is the world's first mobile service to enable its users to access Twitter via SMS from anywhere in the world through its new feature HeyTweets. HeyTweets enables HeyWire™ users to stay socially connected via Twitter regardless of their geographic location, representing the next phase in the expansion of borderless geographic and mobile technology innovations worldwide. HeyWire™ enables users already to text from their own real dedicated phone number anywhere in the world and now HeyTweets does the same for Tweets using the shortcode 40404.

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HeyTweets will support tweeting in all major languages so HeyWire™ users globally can tweet, follow their friends or favorite Twitter accounts and receive update alerts on their mobile devices. HeyWire is the only service that will give its users the ability to use Twitter via SMS around the world on their choice of device including an iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad with support for Android Smartphones and Tablets coming soon.

"It is HeyWire's mission to simplify the connections between people, no matter where they are or how they want to connect," said MediaFriends CEO Meredith Flynn-Ripley. "By empowering HeyWire users to Tweet via SMS all over the world, they are sure to never miss out on the latest happenings."

HeyWire has experienced rapid growth since the introduction of its services. Its popularity demonstrates a consumer shift towards simplifying a connected lifestyle. The HeyWire™ social messaging hub enables users to seamlessly interact with their favorite social sites and communication platforms. HeyWire has been ranked a top Social Networking App on 56 iTunes App Stores worldwide and has made it to the CNET "download immediately" list. The service offers the fastest and most reliable free local and international text messaging (SMS) from a real phone number while also empowering users to interact with friends with Twitter via SMS, Facebook chat and Gtalk.

Like HeyWire's international text (SMS) and chat features, HeyTweets is free for all HeyWire users. HeyWire, now with Twitter via SMS, is available for free at the Apple App Store and soon will be available for Android.

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#HeyWire "HeyTweets" -- HeyWire users can now Text-2-Tweet for free anywhere in the world http://bit.ly/goheywire

About MediaFriends Inc.

MediaFriends allows the world to communicate more freely by breaking down barriers of cost and device compatibility through its patent-pending Mobile-to-IP and Multi-Screen Messaging software platform. HeyWire™, the company's social messaging hub, empowers consumers worldwide to connect with each other in better ways using Mobile Messaging (SMS & MMS), IM, Facebook and Twitter on virtually any Internet enabled device. For more information, please visit: www.heywire.com.

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