They tried Libon

Mashable

Orange-owned Libon's pitch from Mobile World Congress was short and simple: Even without reception, you'll still be available on your phone, thanks to a little VoIP magic. Even without reception, you'll still be available on your phone, thanks to a little VoIP magic.

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Gigaom

Libon [...] has an interesting new feature called Reach Me, which will allow people to send and receive calls over Wi-Fi using their mobile phone number, regardless of who their actual carrier is.

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BBC

Libon, has just added Open Chat to its free apps. It lets users send text, pictures, audio, location data and more, to any of their contacts no matter what messaging service they use. 

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Cnet

The new service, from Orange's Libon app, lets you receive messages from Libon users and reply via HTML5 in your phone's browser.

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The Next Web app iPhone Android Libon

Mobile operator Orange’s audacious Libon project gets increasingly interesting as the years go by, and now it’s added a fresh take on mobile messaging into the mix [...] A Libon user can initiate a chat with anyone in their phone’s address book.

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Mobile Entertainment app iPhone Android Libon

Libon Web enables access to voicemails, contacts, and messages on tablets, laptops and PC.

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Uswitch Libon

Orange’s free-to-download Libon app has landed on Android, amid increasing competition for marketshare among messaging applications...

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Android Community app iPhone Android Libon

[...] The application promises free HD quality voice calls between users of the application no matter during the same country or around the world. Each person has to be using the application for the free calls to work and calls can be placed on Wi-Fi or 3G networks. The free messages promise to be as easy-to-use as any SMS messaging system...

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The Guardian

Libon is the work of Orange, promising "visual voicemail that does it all".  That means free Voice-over-IP calls and instant messaging, with a voicemail  feature to handle calls when you're not available to answer, with email  notifications and text messages.

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TUAW

Libon is [...] offering free calls, messaging and visual voicemail to smartphones on that side of the platform fence. But there's important news for us iOS users as well, as the app has also added free picture and audio messaging to our version, along with a push-to-talk feature...

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International Business Times

For the very busy, this messaging and voicemail app is a must have. In one  sense it's like Skype or WhatsApp - it lets you make calls and send messages to  other people using Libon for free. But its USP is how it treats voicemail; if  you're in the awkward position of being away from the phone a lot but still  receiving lots of calls, Libon is great.

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Stuff

[...] Libon not only offers free voice-over-IP calls and instant messages with  other Libon users across the world, it also adds in a smart visual  voicemail service that’ll give you better control over your voice  messages...

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Engadget

[...] it's announcing that premium users are gaining some new features to widen the WhatsApp and Viber-rival's  appeal. If you have coughed up, then you'll be entitled to call more  than 30 extra countries, and those Libon Minutes can now be spent  contacting domestic landlines and mobiles, too...

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iDownload Blog app iPhone Libon

[...] The biggest new feature has to be that new, and free, Wi-Fi calling. In fact, we keep calling it Wi-Fi calling but the thing works over 3G, too. That’s a real bonus, and something that we suspect the likes of AT&T will be non too happy about...

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Forbes

[...] Orange, the mobile brand of France Telecom, launched a global free calling and texting application on Thursday, in direct competition with services such as Skype, WhatsApp and Viber...

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Tech 2

Orange has recently launched a communication app called Libon for iOS devices. It is currently available in 90 countries. This app allows users to make HD voice calls, send text messages as well as create personalised voice mails, which can be made from the application itself...

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Geeky Gadget

[...] Orange today launched Libon, a free iOS communication app available in 90 countries. Libon enables users to make free High Definition voice calls, send text messages and create personalized voicemails all from one simple-to-use app. Libon works on any network. Libon will be available on Android...

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Digital Trends

Libon, a voicemail integrated VoIP app launching on Monday in the Apple App Store, has every feature that you'll need to make phone calls, and more. Read our full hands-on impressions and interview with its creator...

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Slash Gear

Orange has launched Libon for iOS, pushing HD voice calls via app after apparently getting impatient for all other networks to implement the better quality audio. The free download – which will work on all carriers, and is headed to Android in early Q1 2013...

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Reuters

Orange, the mobile brand of France Telecom, launched a global free calling and texting application on Thursday, in direct competition with services such as Skype, WhatsApp and Viber [...] The apps allow users to communicate without using their voice or text allotments, leading some operators like KPN to complain about the hit to their bottom line...

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Intomobile app iPhone Android Libon

Orange is well known to offer its own branded apps and services. Their latest gig is called Libon and it’s a VoIP app/service that features HD calls. Viber and Skype (to an extent) can also do this, but the carrier thinks its brand is powerful enough to entice a critical mass of users to try out Libon...

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Techcrunch

Today, multinational French carrier Orange announced that it would offer “Party Call,” a “social calling” service on the social network. [...] users will be able to call each other, and make “group calls”, without needing to know or use each other’s mobile numbers to do it.

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