textPlus Goes Global with International Calling on Android

Dec 13, 2012, 10:00 ET from textPlus

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- textPlus, a leading provider of free mobile communications, today announced it's making calling the world simple and inexpensive. Starting now, Android users in the US and Canada can make calls starting at just two cents per minute to any international mobile or landline number. textPlus rates are up to 10 times less expensive per minute than typical international calling rates. In-network calls to other textPlus users remain free anywhere in the world.

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textPlus makes smartphones global and turns tablets into fully functional phones without all the hassle or additional expense:

  • Android users in the US and Canada can use their same textPlus phone number and one account works across all devices
  • International calls in-network to other textPlus users are always free
  • Users can earn free credits and purchase credits from inside the app to make low cost international calls
  • The service can be used over WiFi, 3G or 4G or LTE on Android phones or tablets
  • For full rates, visit textplus.com/rates

"Our goal is to redefine what it means to communicate globally with simple, cheap and borderless calling from any mobile device -- like phones and tablets -- while still giving users the high quality service they're used to," said Scott Lahman, Founder and CEO of textPlus. "Whether you have friends and family overseas, or travel internationally, textPlus makes your phone global while removing the hassle out of the equation."

In addition, textPlus has launched a major update to its iOS version. Users on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch now have integrated texting and calling capabilities together in the same app. textPlus for iOS is faster than ever and provides a unified inbox that lets users text, talk and share from one place. International calling for iOS users will launch in early 2013.

About textPlus

textPlus is a leading mobile communications service that lets anyone text, talk and share for free or cheaply. We offer unparalleled choice, savings and reliability to consumers globally for a better phone experience. Our open network connects over 110 million people worldwide through a chart-leading app available for iOS, Android and Windows 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, GRP Partners and The Raine Group. Learn more at www.textplus.com.

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