Globe takes Orange’s OTT voice app

Orange has formed a partnership with Globe Telecom to launch an international voice call service that will connect Filipino communities around the world with their friends and family back home.

The partnership — which uses Orange’s Libon app — will allow calls from over 140 countries and provide Globe with a potential new customer base of over two million Filipinos living abroad.

Dominic Lobo, head of Libon at Orange, said: “This partnership builds on the quietly growing popularity of the Libon app and responds to a clear and discernible demand for high-quality and reliable voice services that offer flexibility to call who you want, regardless of handset.”

Orange launched Libon at Mobile World Congress in March 2015 and it has been available as a free iOS and Android download, but this is the first time it has the backing of a large operator such as Globe, which is working with Orange’s International Carriers wholesale division. 

Anne Morel, vice president of global carrier sales at Orange International Carrier, said: “Orange’s ability to marry its innovative solutions such as Libon with our credentials as a one of the world’s leading wholesale providers, places us in a strong position to form partnerships such as we have done with Globe Telecom.”

Globe is offering 1,000 minutes of calls for $25.99, purchased within the Libon app, to call subscribers in the Philippines on Globe and TM. Libon users can also make free calls to other Libon customers. 

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