WATERLOO, Ontario, April 25, 2017 — TextNow, the company disrupting the traditional mobile phone carrier model, today announced it was selected as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2017. This is the second year in a row that TextNow has received this distinction from Mediacorp Canada Inc. The award recognizes small and medium-sized employers with exceptional workplaces and forward-thinking human resource policies.
TextNow has cultivated a unique culture with a focus on bringing together and retaining the very best talent. In 2016, TextNow’s team grew 45 percent with a total of 90 employees currently and continues to expand its team in both Waterloo and San Francisco. With more than 10 million monthly active users and revenue growth of 277 percent over the last 5 years, TextNow is experiencing tremendous momentum as it becomes one of the most popular wireless carrier alternatives.
“At TextNow, we have set out to build exceptional products and services for our customers, and we know that it takes the best, most passionate team to deliver on our commitments,” said Derek Ting, TextNow’s co-founder and CEO. “I attribute TextNow’s growth and momentum to the dedicated employees who are focused on delivering the absolute best experience for our customers every single day.”
TextNow has a no-hierarchy company structure that fosters innovative thinking and open communication at all times. The company focuses on facilitating a fun, interactive and social environment by rewarding employees with amenities like complimentary breakfast and lunch served daily, regular team events, unlimited vacation time, weekly yoga and meditation classes, monthly massages and one-on-one personal and group fitness training.
“The defining features of employers on this year’s list is their flexibility to adapt quickly to changing conditions and the ease with which they can make improvements,” says Richard Yerema, Managing Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp. “Since the competition was founded, we’ve observed that the leading SMEs have steadily expanded their benefits and HR initiatives – they offer job-seekers an attractive employment proposition combined with a dynamic and fun work environment.”
Truly Innovative Service
TextNow was created to provide a simpler, less restrictive cell phone service with a lower cost, more transparent wireless service model. TextNow customers can download the TextNow app to any device—their own or a low-cost model from TextNow— or purchase a TextNow SIM Card that allows them to simply plug in and activate compatible phones. TextNow relies on an innovative hybrid network of Wi-Fi plus cellular, switching automatically to optimize cost and service, and eliminate disruptions and dropped calls.
TextNow offers several plans to meet user needs. A new promotion offers users one of the lowest rates available: 1.5 GB of 3G/4G data and unlimited 2G talk and text to the US and Canada for $13.50/month for the first month and $26.99/month after the first month. Users who need less high-speed data can opt for a plan as low as $13.99/month. There are no contracts and no fees for overages, activation or upgrades.
A full list of recipients, including the reasons why TextNow and other companies were chosen can be found online at http://www.canadastop100.com/sme.
For more information on career opportunities at TextNow, please visit https://about.textnow.com/careers/.
Additional stories from this year’s Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers can be found in the special magazine published this morning in The Globe and Mail.
TextNow is making mobile phone service ultra-affordable through its unique, cloud-based technology. Through TextNow Wireless, the TextNow SIM Card, 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 www.textnow.com.