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textPlus Turns Amazon Kindle Fire Into A Phone

Calling and other phone features now available for Kindle Fire

PR Newswire

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- textPlus – the world's leading WiFi carrier offering downloadable mobile plans as an alternative to expensive mobile contracts – today adds calling to Kindle Fire.

Using textPlus over WiFi, a Kindle Fire device can function as a phone, and with no contracts, hidden fees or need for a data plan, textPlus can help consumers dramatically cut costs associated with text messaging and phone calls. Users can send unlimited text messages to any number in the United States or Canada for free and now, on Kindle Fire, place inexpensive phone calls to any number in the world, starting at just 2 cents per minute.

As an added benefit, the textPlus app offers auto-syncing across all devices so messages and calls are updated on whichever device, tablet or smartphone is in use; and all texts and calls are free to other textPlus users.

"We're thrilled to be launching the next iteration of textPlus for Kindle Fire that truly turns Kindle Fire into a phone, making it easier and more convenient for our users to stay connected in non-traditional ways," said Scott Lahman, Co-Founder and CEO of textPlus.

textPlus provides users a free phone number, unlimited free texting in the US and Canada, free texting and calling to 60 million other textPlus users and inexpensive domestic and international calling.  Service is available over WiFi and 3G/4G and on Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

textPlus is currently being featured on the Amazon Appstore and is available to download for free here.

About textPlus
textPlus is the world's leading WiFi Carrier offering a downloadable alternative to expensive mobile plans. We offer unparalleled choice, savings and reliability to consumers globally for a better phone experience. Our open network connects millions of people worldwide through a chart-leading app available for iOS, Android, Windows, Nokia smartphones, tablets and other connected devices like iPod touch and Kindle Fire. Established in 2008, textPlus is headquartered in Marina del Rey and backed by leading investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures and The Raine Group.

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