WATERLOO, Ontario and SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TextNow, a leading WiFi first mobile carrier, today announced the rollout of TextNow Elastic Calling, an extensive set of advanced technologies that bring superior call quality to the TextNow Wireless service at unprecedented levels. The company is also announcing updates to its monthly plans automatically giving existing customers up to 50% more high speed data at no additional cost.
A pioneer in the space, TextNow is the world's first all-IP, cloud based mobile phone carrier. It was the first to offer WiFi to cellular VoIP handover allowing calls to move between WiFi and cellular data networks without dropping. With TextNow Elastic Calling, the company builds on this technology by implementing handovers at every level from WiFi to cellular data to traditional cellular voice (CDMA). TextNow monitors the WiFi and data networks in real time so that if coverage degrades, the call is seamlessly transitioned to the optimal network mid-conversation ensuring superior calling quality on the best network at any given time. In addition, as some WiFi can become unstable over time, TextNow has also optimized the network detection algorithms to connect the call in the correct environment from the onset.
"TextNow was created with the vision of offering the best mobile service possible at the most affordable pricing and every day we are closer to reaching this goal. With the rollout of Elastic Calling, TextNow's voice quality and coverage is superior to that of the major carriers as we don't rely on just one network but have the ability to switch between all them, something traditional carriers don't even offer with WiFi calling," stated TextNow CEO and co-founder, Derek Ting.
Staying true to its reputation of providing top quality service at affordable prices, TextNow will automatically enroll existing customers in the new improved plans: no changes or updates necessary. All TextNow Wireless plans come with unlimited talk, text and 2G data. No contract and no overage fees, ever.
New monthly plans feature:
- Introduction of new Short plan: $13.99/month for 100MB of high speed data
- Grande plan will upgrade to 1.5GB of high speed data instead of 1GB
- Venti plan will upgrade to 3GB of high speed data instead of 2GB
- Quattro will upgrade to 6GB of high speed data instead of 4GB
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TextNow is making mobile phone service ultra-affordable through its unique cloud based technology. Through TextNow Wireless and the free TextNow app, the company provides millions of users a better and more affordable alternative to traditional wireless plans and services. For more information, please visit www.textnow.com.