November 06, 2013 13:00 ET

TextMe Becomes the First International Mobile Messaging App to Offer Free SMS on Both iOS and Android in the UK

Popular Service Expands Beyond the US to Deliver Universal Free Communication

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2013) - TextMe, the universal communications app for mobile devices, today premiers an entirely new version of its messaging service in the United Kingdom. TextMe makes it simple and easy to send and receive Text Messages (SMS) to and from any mobile numbers in the UK at no cost. TextMe is the first large scale mobile messaging application to a free SMS service in the UK.

''Our vision has always been to remove the modern barriers to communicating and provide our users with universal free communication options," said Christophe Bach Co-Founder of TextMe. "With this new version of TextMe, our UK users will now enjoy the same great service we offer in the US, Canada and Israel. For the first time, anyone in the UK can enjoy free SMS directly from a mobile app."

Describing this release as the most ambitious product launched by TextMe outside of the US, Bach added, ''We are very dedicated to the UK market. It is a strategic market for TextMe and the feedback from our users in the UK has been incredible."

What's new: Free SMS in the UK, Free UK local number
Starting today, every new TextMe user on both Android and iOS in the UK will be given a free local UK number, and will be able to send and receive Text Messages (SMS) to and from any mobile numbers in the UK for free.

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About TextMe
TextMe, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is developing the only universal communication application on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. With TextMe, users can communicate with anyone in the world for free, via sms, instant messaging, voice calls and video calls. TextMe is one of the first large communication applications to be available on Google Glass and Pebble Watch. Since its launch, more than 16 million users signed up for TextMe. The company is self-funded and profitable.

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