With $46M Now In The Bank, textPlus Looks To Go Big Abroad, Launches Cheap International Calling On AndroidDecember 13, 2012
by Rip Empson
mber, allowing one account to work across all their devices. In addition, users can earn free credits or purchase credits from inside the app to make those international calls. The service works over WiFi, 3G, 4G, LTE on Android.
By keeping its international rates low, or at least competitive, when calling Canada, Mexico, the U.K. and China, for example, Lahman want to help redefine what it means to communicate globally with simple, cheap and borderless calling from any mobile device. “Whether you have friends and family overseas or travel internationally, we want to make your phone global, without the prohibitive cost,” he says.
In conjunction with its new Android support, TextPlus is also today launching a significant update to its iOS app, allowing users to access integrated texting and voice capabilities all in one — on the go. The founder says that textPlus has also received a significant uptick in speed and now provides a unified inbox that lets users text, talk and share on the go.
International calling for iOS users will launch in early 2013, Lahman said.