Helsinki: 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.
Telecom operators around the globe have suffered as free calling and texting services have proliferated over the past few years. 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.
Giles Corbett, who developed the application called 'Libon' for Orange, said telecom operators needed to come up with equivalent services.
"The situation is really simple - either you deliver the most compelling service or your users switch to something else. What's the alternative? We want to be in there," he said in an interview....more
04:50 PM, Nov 22, 2012
New Delhi: After announcing the launch plans for its new BlackBery 10 smartphones, Research In Motion seems to have another treat for BlackBerry users. According to The Verge, RIM will add BBM Voice to BlackBerry Messenger. "BBM 7.0 will move away from just text with the addition of BBM Voice - free Wi-Fi calling between all BlackBerry Messenger users." The open beta starts today and interested users can test it...
03:02 PM, Nov 14, 2012