Pinger

Pinger Shifts Its Focus From Free Messaging To Fun With GIF Chat App — First Of Many Standalone Messaging Plays In Its Pipeline

If you thought stickers were the pinnacle of human digital communications then you obviously haven't seen enough animated GIFs. Messaging app network Pinger has launched a new standalone iOS app -- th

Deutsche Telekom’s VC Firm Makes Strategic Investment In Pinger

For the last few years we've been tracking the growth of a service called Textfree, offered by San Jose-based startup <a href="http://www.pinger.com">Pinger</a>. As the name implies, Textfree has a ve

Pinger To Bring Free Texting To Europe With The Help Of Gamification

Pinger’s disruptive Textfree service is heading to Europe, and it's doing it with the help of hottest buzzword around: gamification. Pinger has managed to build a huge userbase in the United States

Pinger's Textfree Surges On Android: User Growth Now Matches iPhone

<img class="shot2" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/textfreeshot.png" alt="" /><a href="http://www.pinger.com">Pinger's</a> Textfree, the app that lets users send and receiv

Pinger's Textfree Exchanging 1 Billion SMS Messages A Month, 1 Million Voice Minutes A Day

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/textfrevoiceshot.png" alt="" /><a href="http://www.pinger.com">Pinger's</a> free texting and phone application <a href="http://w

Textfree Users Made 2.5 Million Voice Calls In Ten Days (And They've Sent 6 Billion Messages Total)

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/textfrevoiceshot.png" alt="" />Last fall at TechCrunch Disrupt, <a href="http://www.pinger.com">Pinger</a>, the company behind h

Qwiki Wins TechCrunch Disrupt: Information Consumption To Be Disrupted

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/20100929_techcrunch_dg_067.jpg" />The votes have been tallied. The judges have weighed in. A battlefield of twenty-seven startups was whittle

Pinger Now Turns Your iPod Touch Into A Free Cell Phone

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/pingershot-1.png" alt="" />Earlier this month we <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/09/01/pingers-textfree-is-massive-now

Pinger's Textfree Is Massive, Now Over 3.5 Billion Messages Sent

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/pingertextfreehshot.png" alt="" />It's a promise sounds too good to be true: free, unlimited texting to and from your iPhone. An

iPhone App Developer Pinger Reaches Profitability; Textfree Surpasses One Billion Messages

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/txtfre.jpg" class="shot2"> <a href="http://www.pinger.com/content/home.html">Pinger</a> has flown relatively under the radar for an app devel

Think Before You Voicemail

Voicemail is dead. Please tell everyone so they’ll stop using it. When I first started out in the real world in the mid-nineties voicemail was an important productivity tool. I remember people t

Pinger Now Commitment Free

Voice messaging service Pinger no longer requires recipients to be pinger members in order to listen to messages on their mobile phones. Instead, upon receiving messages from Pinger users, recipients

A look at eight multi-person SMS services

The DEMO conference is wrapping up here in San Diego and unlike when it began 16 years ago the conference wasn’t dominated by mobile launches. None the less, there were some very interesting mob

Trying Out Pinger

I met with Pinger founders Greg Woock and Joe Sipher last week to see a demo of their new mobile product launching later this year. This is a serious company with a dead simple, viral product in the m