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How to Recover From 4 Common Mis-Texts

Posted on October 11th, 2013 by shein | Comments

Mis-texts happen to everyone. You wake up in the middle of the night and send a text – intended to reach your best friend – and instead, you send it to your boss. In a moment of weakness, you text your crush a much-too-detailed monologue of how you feel about them. Or maybe Auto Correct sabotaged a birthday text to your mom with something so inappropriate, Damn You Auto Correct won’t even take your submission. Whatever the case, you can find at...

Textiquette: Golden Rules for Tactful Texting

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by shein | Comments

Do you have a favorite text gripe? Does nothing irritate you more than your friend who ‘lol’s at everything – funny or not? Or how about the friend who sends you nonstop pictures of her cat? We love texting (especially when it’s free), but there are a few faux-pas that get under our skin. From incoherent, chapter-long texts to acronyms that make no sense – we started wondering: what are the rules for proper texting in 2013? Voila! Here are a fe...

15 Surprising, Scholarly Facts About Text Messaging

Posted on May 29th, 2012 by admin | Comments

You probably already have a few pretty good ideas about text messaging. For instance, you know walking while texting can be tricky, and you know texting in your college courses has a negative impact on your grades. You didn't need a study to tell you so, but researchers went ahead and did them anyway. But not all the research done on the subject can be filed under "Obvious." Here are 15 scholarly facts about texting that you may not have suspec...

Top 5 Things NOT to Text Your Mom this Mother’s Day

Posted on May 8th, 2012 by admin | Comments

We all know there’s many ways to say “I love you” to your Mom. It could be in person with a giant hug, a greeting card in the mail or a phone call if you’re miles away. Or, you could also text your mother and share a message with her that makes it clear just how much she means to you. But be forewarned -- there are just some texts that you just shouldn’t send to your Mom on Mother’s Day. She might remember these texts forever, and not for a goo...

Everyone’s Texting, But Who’s Paying For It?

Posted on July 25th, 2011 by admin | Comments

I thought that I would never say this, but my own Mom, who still prints out web articles to mail them to me, texted me for the first time last week. And it hasn’t stopped since then. (via My Good Parenting) It got me thinking -- how awesome is it that my Mom is texting me? But also, how much is she paying for all of those “I love you” texts at 6:00 am? Did she get the unlimited plan with her carrier? If not, has she already gone over her limit?...

Check out +Apps on our latest iOS update!

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by admin | Comments

Today, I am happy to tell you all about the changes we have been working on for our latest iOS update. Our team has been busy adding more to the + in textPlus+, along with giving the app a fresh new look and feel. Now, you can discover some of our favorite apps by clicking the + Apps tab on the navigation bar. You will find: TINS (Texts I Never Sent): We know you love texting, but what happens to all of those texts you never sent? Check out...

I think this one will go to 11

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 by admin | Comments

figure above are the top 100 textPlus words used in public communities – larger size reflects frequency. At our holiday party less than six months ago, I congratulated the team for our 5 billionth textPlus message and pointed out that very few in any field would be able to count the output of their work in billions. By May 7, barely five months after that party, we’d sent another 5 billion messages and crossed the 10 billion mark. Like all b...

Smartphones off the Table: How to Text at Dinner Without Being Rude

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by shein | Comments

We understand – maybe more than most – that texting sure is hard not to do (even Madonna can’t stop herself from texting at the movies.) But we’ll admit that there are times when manners override our need to text gifs to our friends. Take dinner, for instance – and the fancier the occasion, the worst the offense. No one likes to eat out with someone who’s smirking into the blue glow of their smartphone all night. Whether it’s setting your phone...

We’re not just about free texting anymore.

Posted on June 15th, 2010 by admin | Comments

Free, unlimited messaging, - texts or app to app -  1 on 1 or in groups, to anyone, on any phone, anywhere in the world. And it’s the ONLY app with Mobile Social Communities. Download it now! Why is textPlus THE BEST app in the WORLD? • Free and Unlimited texts to your friends on US and Canadian numbers from anywhere in the world • Worldwide Free app-to app messaging • Group text, like a party-line! (with any device!) • Mobile Social Communities...

Texting and Walking- Is It Really Dangerous?

Posted on May 25th, 2012 by admin | Comments

The dangers of texting and walking continue to make the news. It seems as harmless as other things you do when you walk - like checking your watch, looking through your purse or wallet, and staring into a store window. But if your text and “jay”walk in Fort Lee, New Jersey, they could fine you 85 buckeroos because of their new law. And New York is looking into a similar law. It still remains to be seen just how dangerous this activity really is...