March 2011


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Get Doodle Buddy FREE in the App Store. You’ll find the new birthday stencils pack in “Extras”. Have fun!


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Did you know? Textfree Web lets you text from your computer. Just log in with your regular Textfree username and password and text away.

Plus, we just added incoming MMS, so you can send and receive pics too.

Happy texting!

– Team Pinger

Today in the San Jose Business Journal:

Pinger Aims to Dominate Texting World

Pinger Inc. has more than a million unique users every day, mostly tech savvy consumers between ages 12 to 26, who have iPhones and iPads. Even with those numbers, the developer of communications services for smart phones has bigger ambitions.

“World domination is part of our plan,” said CEO Greg Woock with a grin, but he is serious.

Read the full article in the San Jose Business Journal.


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Today in TechCrunch:

Pinger’s Textfree Exchanging 1 Billion SMS Messages A Month, 1 Million Voice Minutes A Day

Pinger’s free texting and phone application Textfree is continuing to see booming growth. The app, which has been downloaded over 14 million times for iOS and Android devices, uses an ad-supported model to provide free SMS and voice calls to users and now ranks among the top mobile carriers by volume of messages exchanged. And it’s hitting some impressive milestones.

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Today in All Things Digital:

Ex-Palm Team Finds Success Offering Free Calling and Texting for iPhone and Android

Given that Pinger offers Android and iOS customers free texting and free calling, it is perhaps not shocking that their app has taken off.

That said, the small San Jose-based start-up has managed to rack up some pretty impressive numbers. The team, led by several ex-Palm and Handspring workers, is announcing on Thursday that its TextFree app is now serving up more than a billion text messages per month and its voice app, released in December, is already connecting more than one million minutes of voice calls a day.

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For those of you who like to text on the web, Textfree Web now displays picture messages too. Text away at Log in with your existing account. Have fun!


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Big news from Pinger this morning: Pinger, the company transforming calling and texting to a free, ad-supported model, today announced that its Textfree with Voice app now handles more than one million minutes of calls every day, after being introduced less than 90 days ago. Ninety percent of these minutes are free to users who complete offers in exchange for voice minutes.

The company also said that February was the first month its Textfree users on iOS and Android exchanged more than a billion text messages in a 30-day period.

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