May 10, 2011 10:15 ET

Bon Voyage With HeyWire

Travelers Say Goodbye to International Texting Fees

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Great news for cost-conscious travelers, budget vacationers, and anyone who's tired of exorbitant international texting fees! With the summer travel season fast approaching, HeyWire™ is the perfect travel companion for anyone with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android phone looking for a free, easy way to stay connected with friends and family while traveling anywhere in the world. Say goodbye to expensive per-message texting fees that are not included in any plan! Just pack HeyWire and go!

HeyWire is a Social Messaging Hub that mashes up free texting (SMS) from a U.S. phone number with Twitter and top IMs (like Facebook Chat and Google Talk), all within one free app that can save you hundred of dollars on international texting.

Just follow these four easy steps to keep connected and break down international borders, no matter where you venture....

Step #1 - Download HeyWire in the U.S. iTunes App Store or Android Market.
Step #2 - Travel anywhere in the world -- from Alaska to Bora Bora.
Step #3 - Make sure your smartphone with HeyWire has access to WiFi (found in most hotels and coffee shops) or a 3G mobile data service.
Step #4 - Text, Tweet and chat with friends and family back home in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and China for free -- they can be on any phone, not just a smartphone!

HeyWire also acts as a smartphone messenger, so you can send texts to your friends who have HeyWire, no matter where they are in the world. You could be in Australia and your friend could be in Timbuktu!

HeyWire is an easy, inexpensive way to stay in touch with friends and family back home while you're traveling around the world. Here are even more reasons you'll love using HeyWire on your next out-of-country trip:

  • Worried about expensive international roaming fees?
    HeyWire works over WiFi, so you can text and chat with your buddies while you're sipping on a latte in an Internet café or relaxing by the pool at your hotel. Need to use HeyWire while you're on the run? Just grab a low-cost local SIM card with data! Or bring your iPod touch, iPad or Xoom tablet instead.

  • Want to group text with friends about your adventures?
    HeyWire lets you group message across existing social networks -- send out one message simultaneously to friends on Facebook Chat, Twitter, Google Talk or via text messaging, eliminating the need to switch apps.

  • Missing out on Twitter, Facebook Chat & Google Talk fun while away?
    HeyWire is the only service that lets you send and receive Tweets as texts from anywhere in the world, plus you can chat with friends on Facebook Chat and Google Talk all from the same app!

  • Wish you could keep in touch with friends while flying?
    Since HeyWire works over WiFi, all you need is an Internet connection to keep texting, Tweeting and chatting while you're 30,000 feet in the air!

  • Trying to spend some vacation time off the grid?
    HeyWire's SmartSMS "auto-reply" feature can be turned on to disable sound notifications and send customized auto-responses to your friends, letting them know you will message them back soon. Also perfect for when you're sleeping, flying or driving!

  • Want to text friends you met abroad after your trip ends?
    HeyWire has you covered for free texting to and from 45 supported countries, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, and regions like the Caribbean, South and Central America. HeyWire brings you closer to new found friends at no cost. Sweet!

So what are you waiting for? Download HeyWire for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android smartphone or tablet, pack your suitcase, and start texting, Tweeting and chatting with your friends and family while traveling! Oh, and don't forget your charger!

About HeyWire
HeyWire™, brought to you by the MediaFriends, Inc. team, is a Social Messaging Hub that's changing the way people communicate for the better! HeyWire connects consumers in over 45 countries around the world for free through text messaging (SMS), Twitter and top IMs (like Facebook Chat and Google Talk) on virtually any Internet connected device. For more information, please visit

Note to Editors
HeyWire works over WiFi or mobile operator data service. Sending and receiving text messages is free to over 45 countries, including the U.S., Mexico, Canada and China, and regions like the Caribbean, South and Central America, and HeyWire also works worldwide as a smartphone messenger. Friends without HeyWire responding to a HeyWire text will be charged by their mobile operator standard rates for texting a U.S. or Canadian phone number. Nothing extra.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts
    LaunchSquad for HeyWire
    Mike Farber or Anna Farnum
    heywire [at] launchsquad [dot] com

    Glenn Kiladis
    glenn [at] heywire [dot] com