SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Pinger, the company disrupting the global communications space by making texting and calling free, today announced its new Android application, called “Pinger.” Pinger users can text and call for free to any phone in the U.S. and Canada, including smartphones, landlines and basic mobile phones. Pinger is free and available in the Google Play Store.
“What makes Pinger truly unique is its ability to make texting and calling free to any phone number, not just other smartphones”
Pinger users receive a free, local phone number they can then use to text or place calls to any phone number, giving them a second, fully-functional phone line. Pinger supports inbound and outbound calls, as well as free texting to 35 countries. All incoming calls are free, and users can earn free outbound minutes by watching videos and downloading apps. Users can also purchase minutes at an inexpensive rate from the Google Play Store.
“What makes Pinger truly unique is its ability to make texting and calling free to any phone number, not just other smartphones,” said Greg Woock, co-founder and CEO of Pinger. “We started out by making texting free, and now, by making calling free for Android users in the U.S. and Canada, we’re another step closer to achieving our goal of making global communications free.”
The company has an established community of over eight million active users on the Android and iOS platforms. The company’s existing Android phone app, Textfree, is one of the top free apps in the Google Play store. It is consistently ranked in the top 130 free applications out of the more than 400,000 apps that are currently available in the store. Textfree allows users to communicate for free via SMS and picture messaging. The new Pinger app combines free calling and an ingenious new interface with the free texting capabilities of Textfree. Both Textfree and Pinger are ad-supported.
Pinger simplifies the communications process, incorporating useful and intuitive features including:
- Text and call anyone on any phone or carrier—including smartphones, landlines and basic mobile phones in the U.S. and Canada
- Adds a free second line to their existing Android phone
- The unique photo-based interface means that there’s no need to swap between screens or apps to check missed calls, listen to a voicemail or send a message. The Pinger phone app organizes communication with each contact—text, voice and picture messages—into a single screen
- Group addressing—communicate with groups faster and easier
- Anyone using Pinger Android is on the global Pinger network. Communicate with friends and family anywhere in the world on Android, iOS or even the web. Users communicating with others on the Pinger network get longer texts, hi-res picture messages, higher-quality calls and instant open notifications
In the U.S. alone, Pinger’s eight million active users send more than two billion text messages and use 75 million voice minutes a month. Pinger is the seventh largest U.S. carrier by SMS volume. According to comScore, the company’s apps are installed in 21% of U.S. iOS devices, putting Pinger among the Top 5 most installed U.S. apps of all time on iOS.
Textfree users on Android can seamlessly transition to the new voice features by simply downloading the “Pinger” app from the Google Play Store, allowing them to maintain their current Textfree phone number with these added services.
Pinger can be downloaded here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pinger.ppa
Pinger, together with millions of users, is building the planet’s first free, global communications network. Our mission is to ensure everyone can freely text and talk with the people they care about most. Pinger simplifies network complexity with an intuitive, picture-based interface that brings together different types of communication in one place, from any device. At Pinger, we strive to make the costly completely free—and the complex surprisingly simple. Connect with us at www.pinger.com.