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Orange Launches 'Libon' an All-in-One Communication App: Free HD Calls, Messaging and Personalized Visual Voicemail

PARIS, November 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --


Name:  Libon (available for iOS on the App Store)

Quick Pitch:  Libon - the most innovative and useful all-in-one communications app that will change the way you communicate with the people that matter

Key features:  3 in 1 Free HD calls, Text messages, and smart personalized visual voicemail   - on any network 

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 in early Q1.

Free HD calls

Libon users will enjoy completely free high quality voice calls between Libon users, wherever they are, in the same country or on the other side of the world.

Your contacts only need to download Libon for free from the App Store to begin enjoying free HD crystal clear calls between each other, all you need is 3G or Wi-Fi connections.

Free messages

Libon's instant messaging is as easy to use as SMS.

Conversations - not just calls

For each of your contacts, Libon summarizes your recent conversations, pulling into one place instant messaging, calls, and voicemails so you can have insightful contextual communications.

Best personalized voicemail: make your callers feel special

Libon's voicemail offers advanced features including customized greetings for individuals or groups, and text transcription of voicemails*.

You don't speak the same way to your partner, your family, your colleagues or your customers so Libon lets you sort your contacts into groups, each group hearing a different greeting message. Callers are recognized by their name and even receive your location, if part of a trusted group. Greetings may integrate your last tweet or Facebook status to dynamically update the greeting message*.

For when it's not convenient, there's no need to listen to voice messages, Libon converts voice messages to text. And with Libon you don't even have to record greetings, just type them in Libon and choose a voice from our voice library*.  

Never lose anything

Contacts, conversations, messages - everything is saved and synched in our cloud. Lost your phone? Just download Libon on your new handset and find everything in its place.

Free…

A free version of Libon is available with free HD calls and text messaging between Libon users, a visual voicemail with greetings customization for up to 3 different contacts or groups of contacts, Text-to-speech functionality*, voicemails transcription for Libon contact messages*, iPhone and email notification of missed voicemails received, etc….

…or upgrade to Premium

In all 90 countries, users can opt for the Premium option. This in-app subscription provides unlimited customized greetings, full-length transcription of all voicemail messages*, unlimited storage and email copies of all voicemails.  In addition, Libon offers its Premium users a full hour of international calling every month to landlines or mobile numbers in 31 countries (non available in Spain, Slovakia, Romania, Belgium, Luxemburg, Dominican Republic, Armenia, Moldavia) - allowing users to use or experiment with Libon even with friends or family who don't yet use it.

All this combines to make Libon the most powerful communications app available today.

In 2013 Libon will be RCS services compatible (chat & group chat, files transfer, On-call content sharing). Orange is convinced that RCS standard embedded in the handsets and in downloadable applications is a key factor for the rapid  expansion of this standard built under GSMA supervision.

* Available in English, French and Spanish

To see a short video of Libon in action please go here

The Libon app is available as a free download from the App Store on iPhone.

Website: http://www.libon.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/libon.fan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Libon

Visuals: http://www.flickr.com/photos/libon

About Orange

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2012, including 105,000 employees in France. Present in 33 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 227 million customers at 30 September 2012, including 169 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband Internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband Internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies. With its industrial project, "conquests 2015", Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information (on the internet and on your mobile): http://www.orange.com,http://www.orange-business.com,http://www.orange-innovation.tv or to follow us on Twitter: @presseorange.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trademarks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France Telecom.

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