January 2011

Thanks TechCrunch for a great article about Textfree!

Textfree Users Made 2.5 Million Voice Calls In Ten Days (And They’ve Sent 6 Billion Messages Total)

Last fall at TechCrunch Disrupt, Pinger, the company behind hugely popular texting application Textfree, announced that it was adding voice support to its application — a big deal, given that it adds voice calling to the iPod Touch and it allows iPhone users to make calls without burning their AT&T minutes.

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It’s been a big year for us here at Pinger:

i2i came to the Android, Doodle Buddy doodlers were seeing stars, and StickWars fans got a much-awaited sequel.

All of this is perhaps eclipsed by the raging success that was Textfree: By February, our Textfree users had sent over a billion texts. We then turned the texting world on it’s head, becoming the FIRST texting app to offer FREE real phone numbers to users, a revolution for lots of happy thumbs out there!

Our co-founders, CEO Greg Woock and Chief Product and Marketing Office Joe Sipher, demoed Textfree at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Startup Battlefield and won GreyLock Partners’ “Most Disruptive Business Model” award.

We then added international texting, and topped off the year with Voice calling and MMS, and (as a holiday gift to our users) we made free unlimited texting available from the web. We were honored to be one of the “hottest apps” listed in iTunes Rewind 2010.

It’s been an amazing year, and we wanted to thank you, our Textfree users, for making all of this possible. We look forward to serving you in 2011 and continuing to delight you with new features that make your Textfree experience even better.

Here’s to a spectacular 2011,

– Your friends at Pinger


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