girl_singingLast month Pinger’s “Innovation Team” built the holy grail of voice calling features: voice cloning.

We call it VOICE: Vocal Obscuration and Instant Cloning Effect.  Our exclusive feature lets you change your voice when you make calls.  Sound like Beyonce, Elvis, Obama and more!  Available now in Textfree and Pinger.

Dr. Jocelyn Cloutier, Chief Technical Officer at Pinger, Inc. explains: “The technology is quite complex, really.  We developed an algorithm that ‘learns’ celebrity voices by comparing their recorded works to song lyrics.  The software identifies and records their voice as phoenemes–simple audio bits like ‘BA’, ‘DA’, ‘GA’ (etc.)  When this feature is activated by the user, the software listens for these phonemes in the user’s voice, overlays them together, stitches the audio and auto-tunes it.  The whole thing happens in real-time, so the audio output is seamless.  It’s quite groundbreaking.”

Give it a try

We’re looking for beta testers to give our Voice Modding a try and give us feedback below:

  1. Log in to Textfree or Pinger (make sure you have the latest version) and dial your friend’s number
  2. While the phone rings, say the name of the celebrity you’d like to voice-mod (our favorites are Beyonce, Bieber, Lady Gaga, Elvis and Jay-Z)
  3. When your friend picks up, start talking or singing.

We’ve already loaded in hundreds of celebrity voices, with more to come.  In lab tests, our testing has successfully fooled call recipients in 95.6% of cases.  The feature works with any language and even accents.  Make sure to minimize background noise for the best calling experience.

All you need is Textfree and WiFi.  If you don’t have Textfree, get it FREE for iOS and Android.

Now Textfree gives you the freedom to be your favorite celebrity!  Who do you want to be today?

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Just a quick update. Textfree for iOS just got a new look to go along with iOS 7.

What do you think?

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And wait there’s more!. We are busy working on a fresh new look for Textfree for Android as well that will be out soon.

Download here:

Textfree - free texting app in Google play

Textfree - free texting app in iTunes

ChatMeUp is a brand new social app made especially for teens. It makes it super easy to find cool new friends and start chatting. 

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FIND NEW FRIENDS
Are you bored of the people at your school? Want to make new friends? Or flirt with someone from a different town? With one click you can start chatting with other teens from across the planet. ChatMeUp is the latest app from the makers of the USA’s #1 calling and texting app, Textfree.

FOR TEENS ONLY
Made exclusively for teens, ChatMeUp is a safe, fun, and easy way to meet and chat with new friends.
Sorry, if you’re not a teen, you can’t use the app.

SIGN IN WITH FACEBOOK
The first step is to sign-in with your Facebook account. This helps guarantee that users are real people and actually teens! No fakes, no creepers, just teens who want to chat :) Don’t worry, we will never post to your wall or spam you.

CHOOSE AND CHAT
Just swipe through profiles of other teens, and tap on their profile to chat. We’ll immediately send them a notification and your message. You can send your new friend customized messages with fun backgrounds, colors, smileys, GIFs, and more!

REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF
• You need to have a Facebook login to use ChatMeUp
• ChatMeUp is safe and secure; easily block other users from sending you messages
• You have to be between 13 and 19 to use ChatMeUp
• ChatMeUp is ad-supported, so you will see ads from time to time

One of the world’s most popular drawing apps for tablets is now available on Windows!

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Doodle Buddy is the most fun your fingers can have on a Windows device!

It’s like finger-painting, but instead of getting your fingers messy, you get to create amazing works of art that you can share with friends. Even non-artists can create a masterpiece with thousands of colors, stencils, and stamps.

LET YOUR INNER PICASSO SHINE:

• Paint using all your fingers (yeah, like in kindergarten!). If you have a mouse, use it too!
• Doodle and stamp all over your own paintings
• Laugh at the funny sounds our stamps make!
• Use our stencil packs to make perfect shapes
• Add text in multiple fonts and sizes
• Upload your own photos or take a pic with your webcam to use as background images
• Pick from a variety of drawing tools: paintbrush, glitter ink, text, stencils, smudging, and more!
• Pick from our 44,000 color selection
• Project your artwork to a connected Windows device through the Devices Charm
• Additional stamps and stencils pack available as an in-app purchase
• Erase your mistakes by simply undoing your last stroke
• Share your masterpieces via Microsoft’s Share Charm to Facebook, email, and more!
• Start all over with a quick shake of your tablet!

Doodle Buddy is great for all ages and all experience levels!

Download it today and let us know what you think! (if clicking on “download” does not take you to the store, click here: http://r.pinger.com/DBwindows)

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ANNOUNCING: GIF Chat for Windows Phone!

Now you can start creating and swapping hilarious GIFs with your friends on iOS,
Android, and Windows Phones! It’s easy to get started and tons of fun!

Download it for…
Android: http://r.pinger.com/GIFChatAndroid

iOS: http://r.pinger.com/GIFChat

Windows: http://r.pinger.com/GIFChatWindows

GIF CHAT ANN FAMILY

If you aren’t on your smartphone, you’re on your computer. We made texting even more convenient with Pinger Desktop!

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You can create a new account to give your computer a number for texting, or log in with your existing Pinger account.

Pinger Desktop is available for Mac and PC.

New to Pinger Desktop and need help getting started?
Click here to view our beginner’s guide.

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Pinger EX 360

Pinger EX 360 is just $2.99 and comes with 6 HOURS of outgoing calling minutes!

Free texts and calls are standard with Pinger apps, but now you can enjoy custom wallpapers, our new Buzzwords technology and 6 hours of outbound calling for just $2.99 – that’s a savings of $6!

It’s a steal for real.

Learn more at www.pinger.com.

Get Pinger EX 360 in the iTunes App Store.

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