WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - Enflick, the company that developed TextNow, the leading application to provide free phone service over WiFi to more than 18 million users in the U.S. and Canada, today announced it will be using the Sprint network to deliver a new solution using the Novatel Wireless MiFi(R) technology platform. Called "TextNow MiFi," the device gives mobile users reliable wireless broadband connectivity from any location - without the need for WiFi and at the lowest price point available today. TextNow MiFi also comes with a free upgrade to Enflick's TextNow app with all enhancements - including call forwarding and no ads - as well as 200 free minutes of calling a month.
The TextNow MiFi product is unique in that it also lets users enable other devices to deliver phone services, for example, giving an iPod the same phone capabilities of an iPhone for a fraction of the cost.
"TextNow already gives consumers free phone service over a WiFi connection," said Derek Ting, co-founder and CEO, Enflick. "Today we're taking this concept to a new level by introducing a budget-friendly solution that lets consumers enjoy the TextNow experience even outside of WiFi."
"Mobile users want more choices. This solution gives them a highly affordable communications alternative while simultaneously delivering the reliable and seamless connectivity they expect from a nationwide wireless network," said Erin Ostler, director, Emerging & Wholesale Solutions at Sprint.
TextNow MiFi - For Mobile Messaging or Turning Your iPod into an iPhone
TextNow MiFi is a ready-to-go, pocket-size device that works with any platform supporting WiFi. TextNow MiFi lets consumers and TextNow users easily create their own mobile wireless hotspot for on-demand and on-the-go texting and calling from any location - without paying costly cell phone plans and fees - delivering ubiquitous wireless connectivity for phone services on iPods, iPads and virtually any other PC, laptop or mobile platform.
TextNow MiFi customers receive full connectivity through TextNow - even with out-of-network users.
Pricing and Availability
TextNow MiFi is available immediately from Enflick for a one-time device fee of $39.99 and pricing as low as $14.99 a month. As a part of the package, Enflick is also offering its TextNow customers an immediate upgrade for TextNow MiFi. For more information or to place an order, go to http://www.textnow.com/mifi.
Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Enflick is the creator of TextNow, the leading application for free phone services with more than 18 million users worldwide and serving two billion impressions per month. Enflick is focused on delivering reliable and affordable wireless connectivity solutions that let users benefit from phone services wherever they are - even outside of WiFi - without the burden of a costly cell phone plan.
Enflick has received multiple recognitions for its innovative technology and leadership, including Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces(TM) and the Deloitte Technology Fast 50(TM) Awards as "A Company to Watch." Ernst & Young also recently named Enflick's CEO Derek Ting Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Ontario. For more information, visit http://enflick.com.