Enflick , the company that developed TextNow , a leading application that provided free phone service over WiFi to more than 18 million users in the U.S. and Canada, has announced it will be using the Sprint network to deliver a new solution using the Novatel Wireless MiFi® 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 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. 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.