Category: Announcements

Former AT&T Wireless executive and Zumobi CEO to accelerate growth and scale marketing SAN FRANCISCO AND WATERLOO, July 30, 2020 – TextNow, the leading mobile app offering free cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, has named Ken Willner Chief Growth Officer. Most recently the CEO of mobile content marketing leader Zumobi, he will oversee TextNow’s growth […]

Former Constant Contact Board Member brings extensive experience advising growth-stage startups SAN FRANCISCO AND WATERLOO, June 25, 2020 – TextNow, the leading mobile app offering affordable cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, announced today the addition of veteran technology executive Paul Schaut to the Board of Directors. “Paul’s vast experience will be invaluable to TextNow and […]

New Cell Phone Access Survey commissioned by TextNow highlights the cost barriers to owning a cell phone and the importance of democratizing communication SAN FRANCISCO, CA — June 24, 2020 — According to the 2020 Cell Phone Access Survey published today by TextNow, the leading mobile app offering affordable cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, 83% […]

Free Nationwide Talk & Text launches in the U.S. with ad-supported service SAN FRANCISCO, CA — January 28, 2020 — TextNow, the leading mobile app offering affordable cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, today announced Free Nationwide Talk & Text. This first-of-its-kind offering provides unlimited, ad-supported calling and texting in the U.S. with compatible iOS and […]

WATERLOO, ON — December 4, 2019 — TextNow, the leading mobile app providing free and low-cost phone service, today announced the addition of Mike Grishaver as the company’s VP of Product. Grishaver is responsible for leading the product vision, strategy, and development that supports TextNow’s 15 million monthly active users. Grishaver reports to TextNow’s Founder […]

WATERLOO, Ontario, October 2, 2018 — TextNow, the first ever full-service freemium wireless company, has recently signed a contribution agreement for up to $1 million in funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). This contribution will help support TextNow’s continued growth, including the hiring of engineers to develop […]

WATERLOO, ON, September 20, 2018 — Canadian Business and Maclean’s ranked TextNow on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth.   TextNow made the 2018 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth […]

SAN FRANCISCO, June 06, 2018  — TextNow, the first ever full-service freemium wireless company, today announced the launch of its new Unlimited LTE Data plan. The plan will cost $39.99 per month, making it the most affordable single-line Unlimited LTE Plan on the market. The news comes on the heels of a new study by PeerIQ, a New […]

WATERLOO, Ontario, April 13, 2018  — Driven by its strong growth and vibrant culture, TextNow, the only freemium full service wireless provider, announced that it has been selected as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers for 2018. This year marks the third year in a row that TextNow has been awarded this honour by […]

WATERLOO, Ontario, November 24, 2017  — TextNow, the company disrupting the traditional mobile phone carrier model, today announced it has been recognized as one of the Waterloo Area’s Top Employers for 2018. This is the third year in a row that TextNow has received this honor. The recognition showcases organizations that lead their industries in offering […]