/// France Telecom Hopes a Texting and Calling App Puts it Over The Top

November 21, 2012  |  All Things Digital


France Telecom’s Orange unit is announing Libon, an app aimed at offering visual voicemail, texting, high quality calling and other services on any network. The free iOS app is the company’s latest entry in the so-called market for “over-the-top” services that offer calling and other features once seen as part of the core telecom market. An Android version is due out next year. Orange will also offer a paid premium service that offers an hour of international calling, full voicemail transcription and other features. Like other carriers, Orange is trying to compete with services like WhatsApp, that are already eating away at core calling and texting services. The French carrier, via its labs, has been testing a product called On Voicefeed that offers the ability to have custom voicemail messages depending on who is calling–say one for your boss, another for your partner and a third for everyone else

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France Telecom Hopes a Texting and Calling App Puts it Over The Top

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