Orange Belgium S A : officially launches its cybersecurity app Orange Phone in Belgium, with anti-spam protection and call identification to help customers against cyberattacks
Orange Belgium has announced the official Belgian launch of Orange Phone, a free anti-spam protection and call identification app available on iOS and Android. With cybercrime on the rise and phishing attacks becoming more advanced, Orange Belgium is committed to making digital empowerment accessible to all Belgians via its new help app. Orange Belgium continues to support its customers with cyber security, also organizes trainings and workshops at the Orange Digital Center and will present a new webinar on March 7 and 9, in collaboration with cyber security experts in Belgium.
Orange Phone app available in Belgium
With the official Belgian launch of Orange Phone and related educational initiatives, Orange Belgium wants to support its customers against increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. Thanks to its app’s key features, such as anti-spam protection, reverse directory, verified caller and an emergency button for all countries, the operator wants its users to work safely in the digital world.
Cyber attacks are on the rise
In 2022 alone, 10,974 cybercrimes were registered in Belgium, including 4,505 cases of phishing. Additionally, cyber security was established as one of the top five global risks during the 2023 World Economic Forum in Davos. Orange Belgium wants its customers to benefit from all the digital possibilities in an informed and reassured way.
With 8.6 million spam calls detected worldwide in 2021 and more than 528 user reports of unknown numbers via the app, Orange Belgium wants to extend its benefits to its Belgian customer base. Orange Phone helps users to easily identify unwanted contacts. Thanks to anti-spam protection, they can track, report and block unwanted numbers. Their reports and reviews are shared with the community to improve cyber security at scale. The reverse directory allows you to search for an unknown number directly from the call history. The feature gives instant feedback on who is calling.
Orange Phone also provides easy access to all emergency numbers, regardless of which country the user is calling, making it easy to notify authorities immediately in the event of an emergency. With the verified caller feature, customers can experience the benefits of receiving verified numbers, while companies can increase the efficiency of outbound calls.
Other features also include “do not disturb” mode, call reminders, dual SIM experience, visual voicemail and a notification of additional charges of a call with premium numbers.
Orange Phone is now available for download on iOS and Android.
More guidance via WeTechCare trainings and webinar
Education is key in the fight against cyber attacks and hacking. Orange Belgium therefore invests in tools, training and other educational initiatives to offer more help to customers. To this end, training and courses are readily available at the Orange Digital Centre.
To continue empowering its customers, Orange Belgium will host a webinar on March 7 and 9 to educate guests on how to deal with cyber attacks and scams. Key topics will be addressed during the session, such as phishing & smishing, anti-virus, network & legal obligations and solutions. The webinar is set up in collaboration with several Belgian experts in cyber security.
On this occasion, Orange Belgium also launched a major awareness campaign on TV and online that will last from 30 January to 19 February 2023. With this initiative, Orange strengthens its position as a reliable partner on this topic.
Isabelle Vanden Eede, Head Brand, Communication and CSR at Orange Belgium explains: “Unfortunately, cyber attacks are more likely to stay. As cyber crime increases, the tools and methods to deceive people become more sophisticated. So, anyone can be a victim of cyber crime these days. That’s why we think it’s extremely important to make digital empowerment accessible to everyone as much as possible. With the introduction of Orange Phone in our country, we offer our customers the opportunity to maximize their protection. Thanks to our training, our important awareness campaign and new webinars in March, we want to make Belgians feel that they have all the necessary defenses and are informed about how to be prepared against cyber attacks.”
More information about Orange Belgium cyber security webinar
Date and time: 7 and 9 March, from 10:30 am. to 11:30 am Open to the public – Register here: In the presence of Belgian cyber security experts