HeyWire Makes the iPad More 'Magical' This Holiday Season With Free Texting (SMS) Globally Using a Real Phone Number

Social Messaging Hub Service Also Lets Users Stay Socially Connected Via Facebook Chat, GTalk and HeyTweets (Twitter via SMS)

Dec 22, 2010, 10:45 ET from MediaFriends Inc.

BOSTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaFriends today announced that its HeyWire™ real-time social messaging hub, which simplifies communications for people around the world, is now available on the iPad via the App Store.

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iPad users can now take advantage of the fastest and most reliable free text messaging (SMS) service for both local and international texting from a real phone number, while allowing for seamless social network interaction with friends through HeyTweets (Twitter via SMS), Facebook Chat, and GTalk. HeyWire, which adds unique messaging to the elegance of the iPad experience, is optimized with HD graphics and works over Wi-Fi or 3G.

"We are very excited to be releasing HeyWire for iPad just in time to simplify messaging for new iPad owners this holiday season," said MediaFriends CEO Meredith Flynn-Ripley. "With thousands of users already downloading HeyWire daily onto their iPhones and iPod Touches, we expect our service to find a special place on many iPads as well."

HeyWire is a free download and is the only app-service that gives iPad users a real phone number to text for free with friends, family or business colleagues around the world on any mobile phone in 114 countries across 360 mobile operators. The service also works between HeyWire users reaching the far corners of the earth through HeyWire-To-HeyWire messaging. Since launch, millions of messages have been sent around the world via HeyWire at no cost to the user. The service's popularity is in tune with a consumer shift towards a more simplified, connected lifestyle. HeyWire is ranked a top Social Networking App on 58 iTunes App Stores worldwide and has made it to the CNET "download immediately" list.

The iPad is the latest device to join the HeyWire multi-screen platform that currently includes the iPhone/iPod Touch as well as a Browser-based offering. HeyWire will soon be available for Android.

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#HeyWire HD for iPad now available with a real phone number to txt w/friends worldwide for free plus Facebook Chat 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 Messaging software platform. HeyWire™, the company's real-time 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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