Orange Releases Libon: Free HD Calls Service for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch [video]

Officially launched by Orange today, Libon is an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch application that, like Viber and Skype (to an extent), allows you to make high definition calls over an internet connection for free.

Using the app, callers can speak to other Libon users anywhere win the world and works over both Wi-Fi and 3G/4G. The calls are high quality (high definition and crystal clear, claims Orange). It also offers free text messages between Libon-linked devices through its instant messaging service.

The free version of Libon includes free HD calls and text messaging between Libon users, a visual voicemail with greetings customisation 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 and more.

A premium version of the service is also available through in-app purchasing that also includes unlimited customised greetings, full-length transcription of all voicemail messages, unlimited storage and email copies of all voicemails. It also includes a full hour of international call talktime per month to landline or mobile numbers in 31 countries.

Libon is available for free in the app store