textPlus Debuts GlobePhone App

International calling app provides immediate savings and convenience

Feb 19, 2014, 10:20 ET from textPlus

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- textPlus—the mobile app that does everything your carrier does at a fraction of the cost—recently released its newest app, GlobePhone: International Calling by textPlus, for inexpensive international calling.

The GlobePhone app makes life easier and less expensive for users—freeing them from relying on calling cards or special plans to place international calls. Inexpensive international rates make GlobePhone perfect for anyone in the US with family and friends outside the country, as well as those traveling internationally or with business abroad.

The app permits users to make calls to more than 200 countries, starting at the low cost of $0.02 USD per minute with no hidden fees, additional connection cost or contracts.  Simple, straightforward and affordable rates result in major savings for users: a 100 minute call from the US to a landline in Mexico costs $2.20 USD using GlobePhone, compared to approximately $100.00 USD on most major US carriers.

By using readily available WiFi, app users can experience HD quality calls while traveling abroad and can avoid rampant roaming charges and dropped calls from bad connections. GlobePhone also works over 3G/4G.

"We're passionate about providing technology that allows communication to be cost efficient," said Scott Lahman, Co-Founder and CEO of textPlus. "We're excited to report that with the GlobePhone app, users will pay up to 98% less than standard carrier rates, helping to connect family and friends across the world. We're committed to providing a convenient, cost effective and transparent service—no hidden fees or contracts."

GlobePhone can be used anywhere in the world and provides users a free phone number capable of calling any international number for just pennies.  Because the service is available over WiFi, GlobePhone by textPlus offers the opportunity to untether from your carrier and embrace the All WiFi way of life (of course, GlobePhone also works well over 3G/4G).  GlobePhone is available worldwide for iPhone and iPod touch.

Visit untethered.textplus.com for more about textPlus news, promotions and the All WiFi way of life.

About textPlus
textPlus is a leading mobile communications service that does everything your carrier does at a fraction of the cost (or even totally free). We offer unparalleled choice, savings and reliability to consumers globally for a better phone experience. Our open network connects millions of people worldwide through a chart-leading app available for iOS, Android, Windows and Nokia smartphones and devices including iPod touch and tablets. textPlus is headquartered in Marina del Rey and backed by leading investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures and The Raine Group. Learn more at www.textplus.com.

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