At the Dublin Web Summit Silicon Republic caught up with Albert Szulman, CEO and founder of Be-Bound, a San Francisco, California, start-up that keeps a smartphone user always connected to the internet, anywhere in the world, even without a data connection via 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi.

Instead Be-Bound uses the 2G network as the transport layer to exchange information between the web and the smartphone, using text messages (SMS).

The Be-Bound app was launched to the Google Play store as an Android app today in Dublin.

Szulman explained that the key to the app’s ability to enable users to keep surfing despite a drop in 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi coverage and to hop onto 2G signals is its compression technology.

See the video interview here.