December 30, 2019

2019: A look back at a TextNow year

Written by valeria


Another year is almost at an end, and with it, an entire decade. While most companies go on to list their favourite moments, favourite trends, maybe even favourite news of the last 10 years, we thought we'd keep it simple. So instead, we're going to spare you the other nine years, and look back at some of our top accomplishments of 2019.

3. Memorable Hires

We've always been a small-numbered company with a big-company vision. In order to be able to make that vision every customer's reality —make free phone service available for everyone—we needed some more people. So this year, we hired 42 new full-time employees, and almost just as many interns! Our new VP of Product, Mike, even wrote a little introductory letter documenting his journey and vision for his new future here. A future we're proud to work toward in the new decade.

2. Launched our very first TV commercial!

One of the things that we're most proud of here is our ability to build a product that helps real people. It's the reason why we've been able to grow over the years, and continue to provide our service for free. Because everybody needs a phone number, and having to pay for one should be an option, not a necessity. And as the new year rolls out, we hope that we can spread this message to more people in need, because communication belongs to everyone. And to every budget- even if it's $0.

1. TextNow Turned 10

Of course, all of this wouldn't have been possible without the support of our users. From the ones who have joined in 2009 and never left, to the ones that just needed a temporary number while their regular service was out. You are the reason why we've been able to do this for the past 10 years, and why we're excited to keep doing it for the next 10.

If you want to take a look back at some of our fun facts about the past 10 years, read Derek's list, some of the numbers may surprise you!

So there are our top 3 accomplishments of 2019. In truth, none of them would have been accomplished without you. So our greatest accomplishment this year and every year before it continues to be your support.

If you're got your own you'd like to share, sound off in the comments below! And as always, happy holidays from our TextNow family to yours.