Top Downloaded Free Texting App textPlus Now Adds Free Calling

Dec 13, 2011, 10:00 ET from GOGII

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GOGII, makers of the leading free messaging app textPlus, today announced the launch of textPlus Free Calls. This new offering provides no-cost calling to other textPlus users and extremely inexpensive calls to US phone numbers. The app is available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android phones and tablets, and one account works across multiple devices.

textPlus Free Calls lets users communicate on their own terms with no up-front costs, contracts or hidden fees. Benefits include:

  • Free US phone number for all users
  • Make unlimited, free calls to other textPlus users
  • Free trial minutes to call US phone numbers, and rates starting as low as 99 cents for 40 minutes
  • Turns any WiFi device (iPod touch, tablet) into a cell phone without the 30 dollar per month plan
  • Make crystal clear calls on WiFi where there's bad cell phone reception
  • Continue to enjoy the textPlus suite of products including unlimited free texting, social search and Communities

"Just as we did with texting, we're making calling free and accessible for everyone," said Scott Lahman, CEO of GOGII. "We're also re-defining what it means to be a communications provider by offering high quality calling and messaging, free and very low cost services, no commitment, and most of all -- choice."

textPlus launched in 2009 and has quickly scaled to become a leading mobile messaging service with more than 20 million downloads and over 20 billion messages sent to date. textPlus is also the only messaging app to provide social elements including optional user profile search and public chat communities. With the addition of Free Calls, textPlus is providing consumers with a mobile communication service that offers no cost and more choice.

textPlus Free Calls is available for download now in the iTunes App Store at and will be in the Android Market shortly.


GOGII (go-jee) is a leading mobile communications technology provider and makers of the leading free messaging and calling app textPlus Free Text and Calls. The company was founded in 2007 by the team from leading entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile, acquired by Electronic Arts in 2006. GOGII is headquartered in Los Angeles and backed by leading venture capital firms Matrix Partners, GRP Partners, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. For more information, visit

About textPlus

textPlus is a leading provider of free mobile communications. Ranked as the #36 all-time free app in the iTunes App Store and top 10 Social app in the Android Market, textPlus provides free texting worldwide and free/low cost calls in the US. Additionally, users can search, make new friends and chat about any topic or interest in Communities. textPlus is currently available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. For more information, visit: