Bringing the web to "dumbphones."

Text Engine brings you the richness of the entire Web by text message. You can get weather, news, yellow pages, movies, flight status, and  more – just by sending a text message.

There are many cities in the world – even in the U.S. – where the majority of residents must use feature phones, flip phones or “dumbphones”. This is because the residents can’t afford smartphones or data plans, or the infrastructure of the  region doesn’t support Wi-Fi.

Text Engine allows people in emerging communities around the world, as well as low-income communities in the United States, to search the Web  just by sending simple text messages. They don’t need a web browser, internet access, or an app; if they can send a text message, they can search Google, Wikipedia, get world news, and  more.

Founder: Eric Bryant