We are soon going to be introducing premium plans for the use of our service.
Unfortunately, as of today, we can no longer accept new free groups. All free users will have to decide whether they wish to upgrade to a plan by April 4, which is two weeks from today.
We will have pricing on these plans soon, as we listen to your feedback about whether there is interest in these plans.
We began our service at the end of November and the response has been beyond our expectations. As a result, our costs have gone up far more rapidly than we had planned. We pay for all incoming and outgoing SMS (text) traffic to our site, so with almost 3 million messages served in the first four months, we have simply been unable to keep up and secure additional financing.
Our original hope was to build a big enough network to offer advertising and e-commerce. We may still get there, but have to defray our costs as we go.
Our plan now is to offer a pay for service -- the rates will be very reasonable, consistent with being able to cover our operational costs. Feedback is welcome.
We appreciate your support. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more.
Morris Panner, CEO