NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--onoff, the leading mobile app that creates multiple phone numbers and operates directly through cellular networks, announces immediate availability in the United States. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile customers that use both iPhone and Android smartphones will now have access to onoff.
“Our technology is unique because it’s compatible with every major carrier and operating system, allowing more than 98% of smartphone owners in the U.S. to use onoff.”
Just as smartphone users can create multiple email addresses, onoff enables the use of multiple phone numbers without additional SIM cards. Unlike Skype, WhatsApp or other VoIP services, onoff provides superior reliability because it works on cellular networks instead of over the internet. onoff numbers can be used to call and text anyone just like traditional phone numbers.
Last week, T-Mobile blindsided onoff by announcing its own similar product in the midst of partnership discussions with Syniverse, which powers T-Mobile’s SMS service, to ensure onoff was available to T-Mobile customers. T-Mobile is now allowing its customers to use onoff after releasing its “Digits” service. onoff has been available in France since 2015 and expanded into the United Kingdom earlier this year.
“We’ve been thrilled with our success internationally and were blindsided when T-Mobile launched a service that seems nearly identical to ours, even after months of negotiations with our partner Syniverse to ensure onoff works on T-Mobile smartphones,” said Taïg Khris, onoff founder and CEO. “Our technology is unique because it’s compatible with every major carrier and operating system, allowing more than 98% of smartphone owners in the U.S. to use onoff.”
Before launching onoff in 2013, Taïg Khris was an extreme sports star who won multiple gold medals in the X Games and is known for jumping from the Eiffel Tower wearing roller blades.
onoff has raised over $6 million from prominent investors and board members, including Blablacar founder Frederic Mazzella, Sigfox founder Ludovic LeMoan and former president of French telecom operator SFR Frank Cadoret. The app has more than 250,000 active subscribers and 2,000+ daily downloads in Europe, with users sending several million text messages each month through the app.
onoff is available for iOS and Android devices, and phone numbers can be purchased for a monthly subscription starting at $2.99.
onoff Telecom is revolutionizing the telecommunications industry with the first app that enables users to create multiple phone numbers from any device without the need for additional SIM cards. onoff operates over cellular networks, providing superior reliability, prioritization and full mobility without relying on VoIP. Founded in 2013 by extreme sports star Taïg Khris, onoff is currently available in the U.S., France and the U.K. and will expand to more than 40 other countries in 2017. Learn more at http://www.onoffapp.com/en, and follow onoff on Twitter (@onoff), Facebook (onoff App) and Instagram (@onoffapp) or Taïg Khris on Twitter (@taigkhris), Facebook (Taig Khris) and Instagram (@taigkhris).