Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Poptalk. Keep reading because I have a great new app to share with you all just in time for the holidays or Las Navidades, as I call them. As always, all opinions are my own.
So you know that it’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? I’m not just saying that to sound cheesy but because it’s my favorite holida! It brings out the best in people, in my opinion. Also, it’s perfect time to gather around in person or by phone with those you truly love.
My family are not all here in New York though. We’re spread across the country and even outside of the country too. It doesn’t matter how far we are from one other because we are all just a phone call away.
I love reaching out to my grandpa, my uncle, my sister and brother but I especially love chatting with my tia (aunt). Every time we talk we fill each other in on all the bochinche aka gossip as well the important stuff like family updates. You know, the usual stuff. Like how the kids are doing in school, what my favorite recipe is at the moment or what latest beauty product is working wonders for me. It’s like shes right here with me no matter the distance. We laugh like crazy and before you know it, we realize we have been on the phone for hours.
I’m excited to share that now there’s an app for that – users can earn credits for calling or SMS messages to family for free phone within Latin America. Unlike Poptalk, current apps require both parties to have smartphones and mobile data to communicate but only 19% of Latin America meets this requirement. Poptalk users can call their family members who have landline phones or text friends who don’t have a smartphone. With Poptalk 100% of Latinos can be reached.
Plus, there is so much more you can take advantage of with Poptalk like earning PopTalk credits to recharge your pre-paid data plan or send airtime to your friends and loved ones internationally via your mobile.
The app is the brainchild of former Google managers, UC Berkeley graduate Victor Santos and Harvard graduate Sara Choi, both technology entrepreneurs with immigrant families, as a solution to serve underserved communities.
“From day 1 we created this company because we believe the ability to stay in contact with your loved ones shouldn’t be a privilege just for the rich, especially when 83% of the world lives in an emerging market” said co-founder Sara Choi.
“We want to help the under-served stay connected to their loved ones by being the first company to provide a completely free telecom alternative that includes calling (regardless of if you have internet), texting, and even data (through the ability to use Poptalk credits to top-up your prepaid phone)” added co-founder Victor Santos.
Poptalk will launch with the Android Market 4.0+. The iOS Market will follow in end of March 2016.
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Feliz Navidad and be sure to see if Poptalk a good fit for you and your family!
Who will you call first?