SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - TextMe, a leading provider of free SMS texting, today announced a free mobile voice service as well as a free Video chat service for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad devices. Users with the app can make calls to mobile or landline phones without incurring charges. Users can make the calls over cellular data networks or over Wi-Fi. TextMe issues phone numbers to all its users including someone with a Wi-Fi-only iPod Touch or iPad. In effect this turns any connected iOS device into a fully featured phone. In addition, TextMe users will be able to engage in free video chats with other users of TextMe.
The mobile market is ripe for a new way to communicate, free from the traditional limits set by carriers. The democratization of smart devices and pervasiveness of data connections are enabling communication applications to deliver on new consumer expectations.
Since its launch a year ago, TextMe has experienced explosive growth with over 35% quarter-over-quarter user growth and more than 100% quarter-over-quarter growth in the number of messages sent. Such usage and success allowed the application to finish 2011 reaching the coveted top 25 list of most downloaded social networking applications in the Apple App Store. TextMe also won the 2012 iPod/iPhone Readers' Choice Award for best texting app (http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/textme-wins-aboutcom-2012-readers-choice-award-for-best-iphone-texting-app-nyse-nyt-1639222.htm)
"We launched one year ago with the desire to focus on a high quality communication experience with innovative services for all smart devices," said Christophe Bach, co-founder of TextMe. "We are very excited to see the growth of our user base with such positive response to new features and capabilities we keep bringing to them. TextMe is a simple, elegant and all-in-one communication application."
So far, the offerings have been fragmented and users have been spreading their usage across multiple apps to have texting, calling and video chat. TextMe is the first application to offer all of those features in one single and easy to use application:
1. Free unlimited text, voice, picture and video messages to any mobile phone number in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and over 40 other countries in the World
2. Free Calls between TextMe users and non paying calls to any real phone number in the US or Canada
3. Free Video chat between TextMe users
TextMe brings device-independent and carrier-independent free mobile communications to millions of users worldwide. With TextMe, anyone can now enjoy free SMS texting, instant messaging and voice and video calling on their device of choice: iOS, Android or Windows Phone 7. TextMe is located in San Francisco, CA. For more information visit http://go-text.me