PARIS -- Mobile operator Orange has become the first operator to launch joyn services in France, giving customers access to a fully interoperable rich communications service, enabling them to chat and make file transfers during calls.
joyn is changing the way people communicate and offers customers the opportunity to participate in chats, send files and share simultaneous images or videos in a private and secure manner, regardless of the network or device. Identified by a joyn logo alongside the contact listing, users can detect at a glance their own contacts that are currently using joyn. Using joyn is as simple as making a call or writing a text message.
Orange customers in France can access joyn services by downloading the ‘joyn by Orange’ app directly onto their mobile device from the AppStore and Google Play. Later this year customers in France can enjoy joyn services natively on their mobile phones. Orange customers using Sony Xperia Z, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 will be able to buy these devices with joyn services built into the phones and from 2014, joyn will be available across the majority of Android and Window handsets currently available to consumers in France.
joyn is currently live in 9 countries including Spain, Germany and the US and is supported by 14 operators including Orange, Vodafone, Movistar and MetroPCS. A further 27 operators in 17 countries have committed to launching the services in the near future, and it is expected that mobile operators will take in a cumulative $1.6bn from RCS service fees between 2012 to 2016.