APP WATCH: Orange launches Libon VoIP service

Seems strange, on the face of it, for a mobile network to be launching a VoIP service. But that's what Orange has done with the launch of Libon.

It's an app. initially for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which allows you to make high-definition calls over an internet connection for free. If you want it for Android, you'll have to wait until early in 2013. But trust us, it is coming.

Once you get the app, you will be able to speak to other Libon users anywhere in the world over Wi-Fi or 3G, with the audio described as being high definition and crystal clear. You can also fire out free text messages between Libon users too. On top of that, all your communications are listed on a chronological list for each contact, while a voicemail service allows you to create personalised messages for individuals or groups.

It's free for the basic version, which includes free HD calls and text messaging between Libon users, plus voicemail and customisation, along with email notification of missed voicemails.

If that's not enough, you can go premium via in-app purchasing, which basically adds more depth and storage to all the features, as well as throwing in an hour of international call talk time per month to landline or mobile numbers in 31 countries.

Probably worth giving the free version a go first to see if the app is right for you. If it is and you need more from it, you can always hit that in-app 'buy' button later. Libon is available now from the iTunes store.

Source: Pocket Lint

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