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TextMe Inc. was created in March 2011 with a single vision: Offering rich mobile communication (text, calls and mobile data) for free to anyone in the world.

Company overview...

In 2011, we made it possible to use one application to send free text messages to anyone in your contact list at no cost.

In 2012, TextMe became the first application to offer SMS, rich messaging, voice and video calling on both iOS and Android.

In 2013, we extended our reach to more than 100 countries for voice and SMS so you could talk for free to pretty much anyone in the world.

In 2014, we launched FreeTone, the first application on both iOS and Android to offer completely free SMS and voice calls to any number in the US and Canada. We also created TopTopUp, the first application that lets users send mobile top-up to more than 100 countries for free.

In 2015, we got one step closer to our vision with the launch of TextMe Up, which let our user have multiple phone numbers (say work and personal) and the launch of TextMe on the web.

In 2016, we are rolling out free sponsored mobile data around the world. With our new app Simkarma, anyone in India can earn free mobile internet across all Indian operators.

And we are just getting started....

Important milestones...

2011

Company launched...
March

TextMe Inc. starts operations in San Francisco, CA

Our 1st app added to App Store...
May

TextMe app in the iTunes app store, offering free SMS in the US and Canada

2012

Voted "Best Texting App"...
March

Voted “Best Texting App” by About.com

Our 2nd app is launched...
May

TextMe 2 offers Free Call in the US and Canada

Expanded coverage...
July

TextMe 2 expands its international coverage

New Android version...
November

New version available for Android

2013

New features...
July

New UI and Dropbox integration announced at DBX

First to offer free SMS in the UK...
November

First app to offer free SMS in the UK

Added to Amazon Appstore...
December

Available for the Amazon Fire tablet

2014

Free local numbers in France...
January

Free local numbers are also available in France

Native ads...
March

Native ads live for both iOS and Android versions

Wearable version...
June

Wearable version available for Android Wear

FreeTone app launched...
October

FreeTone app launched on Google Play store

New company headquarters...
October

New office in San Francisco, CA

UK presence...
November

UK presence started

FreeTone added to the Apple App Store...
November

FreeTone available on the iTunes app store

RechargeMe app launched...
December

RechargeMe app launched on Google Play store

2015

"30 app partners"...
March

Android Auto names TextMe among 30 app partners

RechargeMe added to Apple App Store...
May

RechargeMe launched on iTunes app store

#1 "New Release"...
June

RechargeMe takes #1 “New Release” in the UK during Father’s Day

Awarded "Top Developer"...
June

TextMe Inc. awarded “Top Developer” badge by Google Play

TopTopUp replaces RechargeMe
June

TopTopUp brand replaces the app name RechargeMe

Yahoo! showcase...
June

Yahoo! showcases TextMe as case study for native ads

TextMeUp launched...
September

TextMeUp launched on both iTunes app store and Google Play

2016

Simkarma launched...
April

Simkarma launches on Android in India

In-app purchases...
June

TextMe Inc. offers data reward with in-app purchases

Virtual currency...
September

Data packages can be redeemed using our virtual currency

2017

Multi number support...
February

TextMe Inc. deploys multi number support for FreeTone and TextMe

TextMe Kindle app...
June

Major update of our TextMe Kindle app

New in-app purchase UX...
July

TextMe Inc. rolls out a new in-app purchase experience

2018

Free access to Wifi hotspots...
January

TextMe Inc's customers get free access to millions of Wifi hotspots

Phone Number Lookup...
April

Rollout of the Phone Number Lookup feature

GDPR compliance...
May

Our apps became GDPR compliant

ID document verification...
August

ID document verification to provide phone numbers in more geos

2019

Premium subscription...
February

Intro price for Premium subscription

CCPA compliance...
December

Our apps became CCPA compliant

2020

Data plans...
April

We began to offer data plans on iOS

2021

Voicemail transcriptions...
April

We began offering text transcription of voicemails

Robocall blocker...
May

We began to offer robocall blocker

911 Support...
December

911 Support in the US

2022

Ad mediation support...
March

We began to offer new ad mediation support

New onboarding experience...
September

We launched our new onboarding experience