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Text for Free from a Browser to over 18 Countries with Personalized U.S. Number

SAN JOSE, CA — June 21, 2011 — Pinger, the company disrupting the mobile space by making texting and talking free, today announced the debut of Pinger Textfree Web, offering a way for anyone with a web browser to text for free. With Pinger Textfree Web, users choose their own local U.S. phone number and can communicate for free via text message to any U.S. mobile phone as well as to over 18 countries. In addition, consumers receive unlimited picture messages for free. Pinger refuses to let users pay for texting!

Pinger is the only company that provides users with a personalized U.S. number from which they can send and receive unlimited texts—all from a computer and free of charge. No device is necessary. Existing Pinger Textfree users on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android devices can log into their account via the web to send text messages.

"We built Pinger Textfree Web based on feedback from customers who wanted to text from the convenience of their computer," said Joe Sipher, Co-Founder and Chief Product and Marketing Officer for Pinger. "Now anyone can text even if their phone is lost, out of battery, or if they don't even have a phone."

Anyone can sign up for Pinger Textfree Web from any computer or device that supports Flash. Additionally, Pinger Textfree Web enables users to earn minutes for outgoing calls on Pinger Textfree with Voice for iOS.

To learn more about Pinger Textfree Web or sign up, visit:

about Pinger

Pinger’s mission is to make global messaging fun, free and easy. Pinger has a globally-scalable monetization platform and is the #1 free texting and calling app in the U.S. with 12 million monthly active users and billions of text messages sent. All Pinger apps are ad-supported, delivering standard mobile banners, in-conversation sponsorships, large 300x250 and full-screen display ads as well as rich-media advertising opportunities. The company’s flagship apps, Textfree and the Pinger phone app, are free apps that enable users to turn iPads and iPods into mobile phones with texting and talking features, or to add a free phone line to iPhones and Android devices. Pinger and Textfree users can text and call to any phone in the U.S. and Canada, including smartphones, landlines and basic mobile phones.

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