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HeyWire

May 26, 2011 14:30 ET

Hey, Canada! HeyWire Rolls Out New iOS App for Canada's Cheapest Unlimited In-Country and International Texting

First Texting App-Service to Offer a Canadian Phone Number and Unlimited Texting in Canada and 45 Countries for Only $1.99 per Month

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) - Get ready to start texting, Tweeting and chatting like crazy, because keeping in touch with fellow Canadians just got a lot easier, cheaper and, well, a lot more fun! Today, HeyWire Canada launched as the very first iOS texting app to provide a Canadian phone number for unlimited texting (real SMS) to any mobile phone in Canada and to 45 countries for only $1.99 per month.

Whether you're living in Canada, traveling on vacation or living abroad, HeyWire Canada provides an easy, inexpensive texting alternative using a Canadian phone number for connecting with friends and family in Canada and to 45 countries, including the U.S., Mexico, China, and countries within the Caribbean, South and Central America. Think of the HeyWire texting service as having a second line for your iPhone or a primary phone line for your iPod touch or iPad with access to unlimited texting greatness!

HeyWire Canada is available for $1.99/month. As a month-to-month subscription, you have the option to stop the service any time. So check-it out! Here's how:

Step #1 - Make sure your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad has access to a 3G mobile data service or Wi-Fi.

Step #2 - Download HeyWire Canada from the iTunes App Store Social Networking category for free. Open the app, complete registration and simply purchase your Canadian phone number with unlimited texting for only $1.99/month. After that, once per month you will be reminded to renew so you can keep your Canadian number and unlimited texting. Yup, really easy!

Step #3 - Text like crazy! With HeyWire Canada, you can text friends and family in Canada and 45 countries on any type of phone, not just a smartphone! Also send texts to your friends who have HeyWire, no matter where they are in the world. International borders disappear with HeyWire to HeyWire texting.

What makes HeyWire Canada so awesome? Well, here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Paying too much for international texting? HeyWire Canada breaks down borders, offering unlimited texting to any mobile phone in Canada and 45 countries, including the U.S., Mexico, China, and regions like the Caribbean, South and Central America.
  • Want to text locally? With a Canadian number, you can send unlimited texts and your friends won't get charged extra to text back or receive your texts. Win-win!
  • Traveling abroad or living outside of Canada? HeyWire Canada makes a great travel companion! With a Canadian number, you can text back and forth with friends and family at home without incurring international texting fees. Have Wi-Fi on your plane? Yup, you can even text from 30,000 feet!
  • Have friends worldwide? No problem, HeyWire serves as a smartphone messenger so you can text any HeyWire user worldwide! Simply get your friends on HeyWire for iOS, Android, or through the HeyWire Facebook App.
  • Parlez-vous français? Pas de problème! HeyWire Canada is available in both English and French.
  • Keep in touch with more than just texting? HeyWire Canada is more than just texting, it's a Social Messaging Hub! Keep in touch with your peeps on Twitter via SMS, Facebook Chat and Google Talk, all from within one app.

"HeyWire is all about making it easy for our users to stay connected, so we're psyched to offer HeyWire Canada for unlimited texting from a Canadian number," said Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO of HeyWire. "Whether you live in Canada or are one of the 2.7 million Canadians living abroad, you now have a much easier way to keep in touch with people down the street and around the world on whatever device you want."

So what are you waiting for? Go download the HeyWire Canada app for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and start texting, Tweeting and chatting today!

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 www.heywire.com.

Note to Editors
HeyWire works over Wi-Fi 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
    +1.617.945.1915

    HeyWire
    Glenn Kiladis
    glenn [at] heywire [dot] com
    +1.617.319.9789