Category: Announcements

SAN FRANCISCO AND WATERLOO, ONTARIO – October 15, 2021 – TextNow, the leading mobile app offering free cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service supported by mobile advertising, unveils new findings into Gen Z advertising preferences with its latest report, “Smashing Demographic Stereotypes: How Gen Z Connects with Brand Advertising”. A unique demographic, brand marketers are striving […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA AND WATERLOO, ONTARIO – October 6, 2021 – TextNow, the leading mobile app offering free cellular and WiFi-enabled phone service, has been recognized as a Best Company for Work-Life Balance by workplace culture and compensation monitoring site Comparably.

“At TextNow, we have always put people over profit. One of the most important things we’ve learned during the pandemic is that burnout is real, and it’s provided us with an opportunity to evaluate everything we do to make sure that our employees feel heard and supported” said Derek Ting, co-founder and CEO of TextNow. “We’ve invested heavily in our team’s well-being, especially over the last 18 months, and we’re honored that our employees have given us such high marks for our focus on balance.”

In 2020, TextNow introduced its Work Best philosophy which allows all employees to work in the manner that is most convenient for them, whether that’s in the office, from home, a hybrid of the two, or fully remote. The company also offers unlimited vacation, flexible work hours, one paid mental health day every month, and free trips and a one-month paid sabbatical for reaching various anniversary milestones.

“Year after year our data continues to show that having flexibility is the No. 1 priority for workers today,” said Comparably co-founder/CEO Jason Nazar. “This year’s Best Work-Life Balance list recognizes top-notch companies like TextNow who prioritize a healthy work-life blend that results in a more engaged and productive workforce.”

Comparably Awards are derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees who anonymously rate their employer throughout the year. Winners are determined based on a series of 50+ structured and comprehensive workplace questions in nearly 20 core culture categories, including: Compensation, Leadership, Professional Development, Work-Life Balance, and Perks & Benefits, to name a few.

If you’re interested in joining a company that prioritizes people and lets employees work how they work best, visit TextNow’s career page at

About TextNow
Founded in 2009, TextNow is the largest provider of free phone service in the U.S. With offices in San Francisco, Waterloo, and Seattle, the TextNow app has been downloaded more than 200 million times globally, helping millions of people stay connected with a free phone number and ad-supported calling and texting over WiFi and a nationwide LTE network. For more information visit

About Comparably
Comparably ( is a leading workplace culture and corporate brand reputation platform with over 15 million anonymous employee ratings on 70,000 companies. With the most comprehensive data on large and SMB organizations in nearly 20 different workplace categories – based on gender, ethnicity, age, experience, industry, location, education – it is one of the most used SaaS platforms for employer branding and a trusted third party site for workplace culture and compensation data. For more information on Comparably’s studies and annual Best Places to Work and Best Brands Awards, visit


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 […]