LONDON, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Out of signal range in the home, office or even on the underground? Libon 'Reach Me' takes care of it
- Survey* reveals 93% of people in the UK have experienced signal issues at some time
- Over 80% of people would like to be able to place or receive calls whilst in the underground
- With Libon's new service 'Reach Me' launching in the UK today, you are always reachable even when you are out of mobile signal
- Libon customers can use Reach Me abroad, thus reducing roaming charges
At some point most of us have been out of mobile signal, (according to a survey* of 1000 respondents 93% of us have) and missed 'that important call'. Or perhaps you've thought you were reachable but in fact you weren't and people were unable to get in touch. Libon 'Reach Me', launching in the UK on Android today, goes a long way to solving the issue of missed mobile calls. Libon Reach Me is available in the UK on any Android phone on any network.
Are you at home or in the office and experiencing poor signal on your phone? Or are you travelling on the underground? It doesn't matter - Reach Me from Libon uses Wi-Fi to allow its customers to place and receive calls as normal using their mobile number. It offers users the peace of mind that they are always reachable and will never miss a call again. Libon Reach Me is free until September 2015 and some operators may charge you according to your price plan.
It's not only in the UK where Libon can benefit users. Travelling abroad? With Libon, people can reduce their roaming charges on calls if they're connected to Wi-Fi. When asked if they would consider using an app that allowed them to make and receive calls abroad without being charged, 94% of those surveyed said, yes.
Dominic Lobo, Head of Libon, said: "This new feature addresses a problem many of us encounter on a regular basis. We believe it will go some way towards solving the headache of being out of range of mobile signal for our existing customers but also the millions affected by mobile dead spots in the UK. As long as you've got Wi-Fi connection, Libon will ensure you are always reachable and you can always place a call, no matter what network you're on."
The new service joins a suite of advanced features available to customers including personalised greetings on voicemail for individuals or groups, free high-quality Libon-to-Libon voice calling, rich instant messaging and competitive voice minutes for calling more than 100 national and international destinations.
Note for editors
* Survey conducted on sample of 1000 respondents in the UK on 12/6/2015-13/6/2015.
Libon is an all-in-one free communication app, from Orange and is available on iOS and Android worldwide. It works as a Telco-Over-the-Top (OTT) application, meaning that the service works no matter what mobile network the user is on. Delivering 100% free calls to other Libon users, always-on connectivity, great HD-quality voice calls and International calling packages - Libon is the ultimate communications app.
Libon is available as a free download from Google Play and Apple App Store.
Libon Web: https://web.libon.com
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