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HeyWire Hits FacebookFirst Facebook App for Texting and Tweeting Via SMS (March 31, 2011)
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/31/11 -- Meet the "HeyWire Facebook App," a new service that lets Facebook users text worldwide without any per messaging fees and Tweet via SMS from within Facebook, all in one app. Now it's even easier to keep in touch with friends and family around the world!
For the first time ever, Facebook users worldwide can use a real phone number to send and receive unlimited texts with friends and family worldwide using the HeyWire Facebook App or the HeyWire app for iOS and Android devices. Texting conversations follow users from the HeyWire Facebook App to their smartphone or tablet and vice versa. Read a message from anywhere and respond on any device. Now that's true multi-screen messaging!
For just 20 Facebook Credits/month, Facebook users can get one U.S. phone number with unlimited texting from within Facebook to any mobile phone in the USA, Canada, Mexico and China, and to most mobile phones in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Oh yeah, and our favorite part: texts can be sent to your friends in any country, in most any language, if your friend is a HeyWire user!
All this, plus the ability to send and receive Tweets via SMS from the HeyWire Facebook App makes HeyWire the only Social Messaging Hub designed specifically for Facebook users.
Already use HeyWire on your iOS or Android device to text, Tweet via SMS and Facebook Chat? Login to the HeyWire Facebook App to send and receive texts and Tweets via SMS within Facebook. Still only 20 Facebook Credits/month to take advantage of multi-screen messaging.
"HeyWire is all about providing better ways for people to connect around the world, so we're excited to extend HeyWire's Social Hub to Facebook's 600 million+ users," said Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO of HeyWire. "When coupled with HeyWire's iOS or Android app, users will have the added benefit of seamlessly carrying on any text conversation through Facebook online and on their mobile device while on the go!"
So, what are you waiting for? Get the HeyWire Facebook App and start sending texts and Tweets via SMS with your friends worldwide!
HeyWire operates a Mobile Operator Grade Service to keep the messages flying around the world and follows CTIA, CWTA, GSMA and MMA Guidelines. The HeyWire Network has rapidly grown since launch five months ago to include millions of smartphones and feature phones with its open messaging approach.
HeyWire, brought to you by MediaFriends, Inc., is a real-time Social Messaging Hub that empowers consumers worldwide to connect with each other in better ways using text messaging (SMS), Facebook, Twitter and IM on virtually any Internet connected device. For more information, please visit www.heywire.com.
Note to Editors
HeyWire works over Wifi or mobile operator data service. Texting is absolutely free worldwide for HeyWire-to-HeyWire Messaging. Friends without HeyWire responding to a HeyWire number will be charged by their mobile operator standard rates for texting a U.S. phone number. Nothing extra.
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