textPlus Turns Amazon Kindle Fire Into A PhoneCalling and other phone features now available for Kindle Fire
April 15, 2014
textPlus – the world's leading WiFi carrier offering downloadable mobile plans as an alternative to expensive mobile contracts – today adds calling to Kindle Fire.
Using textPlus over WiFi, a Kindle Fire device can function as a phone, and with no contracts, hidden fees or need for a data plan, textPlus can help consumers dramatically cut costs associated with text messaging and phone calls. Users can send unlimited text messages to any number in the United States or Canada for free and now, on Kindle Fire, place inexpensive phone calls to any number in the world, starting at just 2 cents per minute.
As an added benefit, the textPlus app offers auto-syncing across all devices so messages and calls are updated on whichever device, tablet or smartphone is in use; and all texts and calls are free to other textPlus users.
"We're thrilled to be launching the next iteration of textPlus for Kindle Fire that truly turns Kindle Fire into a phone, making it easier and more convenient for our users to stay connected in non-traditional ways," said Scott Lahman, Co-Founder and CEO of textPlus.
textPlus provides users a free phone number, unlimited free texting in the US and Canada, free texting and calling to 60 million other textPlus users and inexpensive domestic and international calling. Service is available over WiFi and 3G/4G and on Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
textPlus is currently being featured on the Amazon Appstore and is available to download for free here.