about us

helping people communicate in surprisingly simple ways since 2005

calling minutes connected
text messages sent
phone numbers given out
who we are

Pinger was founded in 2005 by a mannequin wrapped in Christmas lights with the dream of reinventing mobile communication. Today, our team continues to grow and build products our customers love. We’re funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, DAG Ventures, and T-Venture.

what we do

We make apps. That’s mobile apps, not appetizers. Although we love a good cheese plate, we focus on iOS and Android. Our two flagship products are Sideline and Textfree. Try ‘em out sometime, they’re both free to download.

why we do it

We’re here to innovate mobile communication through technology. By making communication more accessible, we’ve connected 100s of millions of people from all over the globe—and had a lot of fun in the process.

your work phone is now an app

sideline adds a 2nd number to your smartphone to keep your personal number private


chat for free without a carrier plan

since 2009, Textfree has been the best way to turn any Wi-Fi enabled device into a phone for free calling and SMS