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Series E | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$6.9M | 8 yrs ago

About textPlus

textPlus, formerly GOGII, is a mobile communications service that lets anyone text, talk and share for free or cheaply. The company offers choice, savings and reliability to consumers globally for a better phone experience. textPlus' open network connects people worldwide through a chart-leading app available for iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and devices including iPod touch and tablets. The company rebranded from GOGII to textPlus in October 2012.

Headquarters Location

13160 Mindanao Way Suite 200

Marina del Rey, California, 90292,

United States


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Latest textPlus News

Iristel ‘strengthens ties’ with TextPlus, uses it to power Sugar Mobile

Feb 20, 2020

Canadian telecom services provider Iristel announced that it has strengthened ties with TextPlus (also called Text+), a California-based mobile communications service. For those unfamiliar with TextPlus , it’s an app that allows you to send free SMS and MMS messages over Wi-Fi in the U.S. and Canada. It also offers calling over Wi-Fi for a nominal fee of 2.2 cents per minute. Further, TextPlus provides users with an actual phone number to use in messaging and calling. Iristel is strengthening its long-standing supplier relationship with TextPlus, which sees it providing Canadian phone numbers for TextPlus. In a press release, Iristel says it is now further connected with TextPlus after investing an undisclosed amount in the service. Additionally, Iristel says that TextPlus will now power its Sugar Mobile service as well as other ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) initiatives for Iristel companies. TextPlus already has over 100 million global installs as well as 7 million Canadian installs. Now, in conjunction with Sugar Mobile, it serves hundreds of thousands of Canadians with OTT talk and text services. Iristel says the customer base is predominantly people without SIM cards who rely on the service as their primary cellular line. However, most of these people don’t have cellular coverage as there aren’t affordable plans available to them. “text+ Canadian users are real people using it right now. But who’s to say we couldn’t extend the service beyond WiFi to cellular networks at a low cost to Canadians?” said Samer Bishay, Iristel’s president and CEO in the press release. Further, the release said that cellular service is a “natural complement” to Wi-Fi-first service offerings and can ensure critical communication services are always available, even when users move out of Wi-Fi zones. Iristel currently operates Canada’s largest facilities-based local voice network extending coast-to-coast-to-coast. Additionally, it owns Ice Wireless, an LTE-A carrier that operates in Canada’s northern territories and Quebec.

textPlus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is textPlus's headquarters?

    textPlus's headquarters is located at 13160 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

  • What is textPlus's latest funding round?

    textPlus's latest funding round is Series E.

  • How much did textPlus raise?

    textPlus raised a total of $53.27M.

  • Who are the investors of textPlus?

    Investors of textPlus include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Upfront Ventures, Matrix Partners, The Raine Group and Daher Capital.

  • Who are textPlus's competitors?

    Competitors of textPlus include Nimbuzz and 3 more.

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