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TextNow Wireless Welcomes America’s #1 Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, to its Device Roster

WATERLOO, Ontario, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — TextNow Wireless, the world’s first no contract, cloud-based mobile phone service, is expanding its offering of affordable and quality handsets with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG Volt, just in time for every family’s must-have back-to-school shopping list. The company is also announcing the rollout of TextNow Wireless devices at Fry’s Electronics, as well as the ability to now accept cash payments at more than 10,000 locations nationwide.

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Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is rated as the #1 smartphone in the U.S. by Consumer Reports, outranking the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6. TextNow Wireless is offering the highly rated Samsung Galaxy S5, new or refurbished, at no-contract price points of $399 and $299– a savings of nearly $200 from competing wireless carriers. The company is also introducing the LG Volt at just $13.99, offering incredible savings for students and parents alike who are looking for a great entry-level smartphone.

Features include:

  • Galaxy S5 – Power-packed with features including 16 GB of memory, an Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and a dazzling 5.1″ super-AMOLED 1080 x 1920 display
  • LG Volt – The affordable LG Volt features a 4.7-inch screen, 8-megapixel camera and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system

“Students are usually in WiFi connected zones – so there is really no need for costly data plans,” says Derek Ting, CEO and co-founder of TextNow Wireless. “And with our unique hybrid model of WiFi and cellular network, the TextNow-fueled Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG Volt, along with all our devices, saves parents money while ensuring they are always connected to their kids.”

TextNow Wireless’ plans start as low as $18.99 and range up to $59.99 for unlimited talk, text and 2G data with varying amounts of 3G/4G LTE data starting from 500 MB to 4GB. Affordable plans, quality coverage and no-contract phones make TextNow Wireless a great option for college students, parents looking for starter plans for teens as well as any budget savvy consumer. In addition, both the Galaxy S5 and LG Volt run on Sprint’s newest and fastest Sprint Spark network, offering the fastest LTE speeds.

TextNow Wireless is now also making it easier for credit-challenged customers to pay their monthly bills, by accepting cash payments at over 10,000 locations nationwide. Available in the coming weeks, TextNow customers will have a choice to pay instantly, in-person, at a wide range of conveniently located payment/refill locations including Gates Petroleum, Sunoco, NMart and Circle K stores, among others. In addition, the company is rolling out its offering to brick and mortar locations starting with the Moto G which can now be purchased at all Fry’s Electronics.

About TextNow Wireless

TextNow Wireless uses a hybrid model of WiFi and traditional phone service to offer premium quality mobile service at affordable prices. With TextNow Wireless, customers receive all of the benefits of a traditional mobile carrier without the contracts, high costs or hidden fees. Plans begin at $18.99/month including unlimited voice, text and 2G data services with no contracts. TextNow first made a name for itself with the TextNow texting and calling app, which launched in 2009 and has since amassed more than 58M downloads globally. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Zella Panossian, Illume PR, 3104524446,


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