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TextNow Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 30 Small & Medium Employers for 2016

WATERLOO, Ontario – March 30, 2016TextNow, the company making mobile phone service more affordable through its unique cloud based technology, today was selected as one of only 50 companies to win Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2016 award.

The award recognizes small and medium sized employers with exceptional workplaces and forward-thinking human resource policies. TextNow prides itself in building an environment that not only nourishes and retains the best talent but also attracts the best. In 2015 alone, the company doubled the size of its team to 73 employees and is continuing to aggressively hire and grow its team.

“TextNow’s cultural aspirations line up with our product aspirations – we are not here to be anything less than exceptional,” said Paul Salazar, TextNow’s Director of HR and Recruitment. “The company’s growth, the commitment to the people we work with, the ambition, the ingenuity, all of it, is in an effort to do more, to do it in the most clever way and to create the most exceptional experience for our employees to learn and make an impact on the business.”

“The old assumption that smaller organizations offer less attractive benefits is increasingly looking out-of-date,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada Inc. “This year’s SME winners provide striking examples of smaller organizations ‘getting it right’ on a range of important benefits, from maternity leave to flexible vacation policies.”

TextNow strives to stay ahead of the curve and views its startup work culture as a competitive advantage. The company offers competitive compensation and forward thinking benefits including: stock options, RSP (Retirement Savings Plan) matching, three weeks of starting vacation, fringe benefits such as catered breakfast, lunch and an onsite gym, as well as additional financial benefits from signing bonuses to referral bonuses.

The editors responsible for Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers evaluated companies on eight criteria: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.

A full list of recipients, including the reasons why TextNow and other companies were chosen can be found online at For more information on career opportunities at TextNow, please visit

About TextNow

TextNow is making mobile phone service ultra-affordable through its unique cloud based technology. Through TextNow Wireless and the free TextNow app, the company provides millions of users a better and more affordable alternative to traditional wireless plans and services. For more information, please visit