Category: Announcements

SAN FRANCISCO, CA AND WATERLOO, ONTARIO, July 29, 2021  — July 29, 2021 – TextNow, the leading mobile app offering free cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, is continuing its rapid scaling, reaching a $100 million annual revenue run rate milestone (all figures USD), driven by growing advertising revenue and a 300% increase in in-app purchases […]

SAN FRANCISCO AND WATERLOO, June 24, 2021 – TextNow, the leading mobile app offering free cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, today announced that Kelsi Cochran has joined the company as Vice President, People. Kelsi brings more than a decade of human resources and people management experience to TextNow, where she will oversee culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, compensation and benefits, and employee development, engagement, and retention as the […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA AND WATERLOO, ONTARIO – June 15, 2021 – TextNow, the leading mobile app offering free cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, continues to break down barriers to communication with a new nationwide LTE network that is compatible with most devices in the US, with better coverage and faster speeds for its Free Nationwide Talk & Text wireless plan. TextNow is also unveiling flexible video calling that allows users to start high […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA AND WATERLOO, ONTARIO, June 4, 2021 – TextNow, the leading provider of free phone service, announced today that Norman de Greve, Chief Marketing Officer at CVS Health, has joined its Board of Directors. Norman will act as an advisor to TextNow’s senior leadership team, bringing decades of experience helping accelerate consumer-driven growth […]

SAN FRANCISCO AND WATERLOO, April 15, 2021 – TextNow, the leading mobile app offering free cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, today announced that Evan Fein has joined its senior leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Evan brings more than 25 years of financial management experience to TextNow, where he will oversee financial activities while helping position the company […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — December 9, 2020 — According to a new survey published today by TextNow, the leading mobile app offering free cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, more than a quarter (28%) of American adults under the age of 45 started a side business/side hustle during the pandemic. Overall, nearly one-in-five (17%) American adults started a side business/side […]

SAN FRANCISCO AND WATERLOO, September 29, 2020 – TextNow, the leading mobile app offering free cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, has hired Andrew Shin as a Senior Vice President of Engineering. Andrew brings more than 20 years of experience building software for consumer internet and ecommerce platforms and was most recently the Chief Technology Officer […]

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – September 25, 2020 – TextNow, the leading mobile app offering affordable cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, is pleased to announce that it is one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies according to the Globe and Mail’s 2020 Report on Business ranking. Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. TextNow […]

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 […]