UPDATE : We're extending this offer to service men and women from any country - not just the United States military. If you're serving your country, we want to help you keep in touch with your loved ones.
Being in the military is hard. Keeping in touch with your family while deployed is nearly impossible. I learned this first hand while I was in the Navy. During my service, I almost never talked to my family. It was just too expensive and difficult to arrange calls over constantly varying time zones.
Staying in touch is even harder for service members with young children. Since little kids are generally shy about using the phone, a deployed military member really has trouble maintaining a strong relationship with their kids. I've seen many parents leave as their child's best bud and then come back as a complete stranger. It can take weeks or months for you to "catch up" and be back to normal.
Kids In Touch wants to help solve this problem. We're offering our Lifetime Subscription for free to all members of the military. With this free messaging app for kids (and parents), deployed men and women can text with their kids as often as they like. Kids think messaging is more fun than talking on the phone. You'll be able to share photos and texts throughout your deployment. You won't be a stranger when you come home. When your kids grow up and move away, you will have already learned how to communicate with them in the digital age.
Kids In Touch is a messaging app for kids and parents. It's available for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad - Android coming soon.
How to get the kids messaging app for free:
Thank you so much for your service to our country. Please let us do this little part to pay you back.