In order to get Orange Messenger for your mobile you will need:
- To be an Orange mobile or broadband customer
- A compatible handset - use the checker below
- A PC with at least Windows XP
Help activating and deactivating Orange Messenger
You can can register directly from your phone by going to this page on your mobile orangeworld.co.uk/p/owl/home or go to the Chat & Flirt section from the Orange World homepage.
The link is only visible if you have a compatible phone.
What do I need to activate the service?
To activate Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM you need to be an Orange mobile or broadband customer.
You'll also need: A compatible mobile with at least 100k of memory. (See the phone checker on the next tab for a list of compatible mobiles) and PC with at least Windows XP.
What else will my PC need?
- if you've already activated Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM you'll need to download the latest version of Windows Live Messenger onto your PC, from the Preferences menu on this site.
- if you haven't yet activated Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM, you can download the latest version of Windows Live MessengerTM from the Download section on the site.
Which email address should I use to create my Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM account?
If you already use Windows Live MessengerTM or MSN Messenger, you can use your usual address, whether it's your Orange, Wanadoo or Freeserve email account or a Windows Live, Hotmail or MSN address.
If you don't use Windows Live MessengerTM or MSN Messenger, you must create an Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM account using your Orange email address. If you don't know this address this will usually be the username you use to login to your Orange broadboand account. If you don't know this you can either, call your usual customer service department or, from the Orange portal, go to Options in your Orange email.
I don't have an Orange email address - how do I create one?
It's easy - just go to the Email channel and create it there. Find out more about webmail >>
Why do I need to sign in?
This service is reserved for Orange customers. To guarantee confidentiality, you need to sign in at the Orange portal.
Can I activate Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM directly from Windows Live MessengerTM or MSN Messenger?
No, to activate the service you need to register in the Download section of the site.
How do I install and download the service?
You'll need to download Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM on both your mobile and your PC.
- Go to the Download section of the site, and follow the activation instructions.
- You'll be asked to choose the model of your mobile, then you'll receive a text message to download and install the software on your mobile.
- Finally, to complete activation you'll be asked to download the latest version of Windows Live Messenger? onto your PC.
I've already downloaded Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM on my PC - how can I activate it on my mobile?
If you were already an Orange Mobile customer when you started using Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM, go to the Preferences section of this site to receive the text message which allows you to download and install the software on your mobile.
How can I activate the service on my Orange mobile once I've downloaded in onto my PC?
So, you've already activated the service and you use it on your PC - now, you want to use it on your mobile. There are a couple of ways to do this:
If you were already an Orange Mobile customer when you first registered, visit the Preferences section of this site, to receive the text message which will enable you to download Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM on your mobile.
If you were an Orange Broadband customer when you registered, and you've also become an Orange Mobile customer, go to the Download section of this site and select your handset model. To activate the service, follow the steps - you'll then receive a text message enabling you to download and install the software on your mobile.
As a mobile customer, can I also use the service via my PC?
Of course! You just need to download the latest version of Windows Live MessengerTM to your PC, from the Preferences section of this site. Once you've downloaded it, you'll have Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM on your mobile and PC.
What happens if I deactivate the service?
- You will lose the service on your PC and mobile.
- You'll still find Windows Live MessengerTM on your PC, with your contacts list.
To deactivate Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM, sign-in, go to the Preferences tab and click on Unsubscribe.
Can I get Orange Messenger on my mobile?
Will Orange Messenger work on your mobile? Find out which handsets are compatible with this great service by using the phone checker below. Just select the make and model of your phone from the drop down menus and let us do the rest.
How much does Orange Messenger cost?
There are two simple options:
- For ultimate flexibility, use Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM as much as you like for just £2 a month or 50p a day with our Unlimited bundles.
- Or if you want to use Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM just now and again, then you can use it whenever you like for only 5p per message.
To subscribe to an Orange Messenger bundle, please visit Orange World on your mobile, and follow the link to Email.
- You can have a go on Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM for free for one month whether you're a Pay As You Go or a Pay Monthly customer by using our TRY packages.
PAYM customers who take the TRY bundle will revert to standard pricing once the month is over, so you'd need to opt-out if you decide you don't want to keep using it after your free month.
PAYG customers can use it free for one month with TRY but then have to opt-in to the standard pricing bundle to keep using it after the trial period.
If you're using an Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM bundle you're not charged for data when you use the service in the UK, but international data charges will apply if you use it when you're abroad. To avoid any unpleasant surprises on your bill, you may want to wait until you're back home before logging on or sending or receiving messages via Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM.
To learn more about international data charges, visit the 'using your mobile abroad' section of our website.
Download Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM now:
Terms and Conditions
ACCEPTANCE OF ORANGE MESSENGER RULES
These rules (Rules) set out the terms for use of Orange Messenger by Windows Live ('OM') (including updates), that you use while this contract is in force, which apply to all users. In these Rules Orange may be referred to as "we," "us" or "our". All of the software, products or services are referred to in this contract as the "service." Any use by you of the OM service means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the terms and conditions of these Rules. The Rules supplement our terms and conditions of use governing the use of your mobile phone http://www.orange.co.uk/terms/
OM is operated by Orange Personal Communication Services Limited. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 02178917 and we have our registered office at St James Court Great Park Road Bradley Stoke Bristol BS32 4QJ.
We are regulated by OFCOM.
USE OF THE OM SERVICE
Use of the OM services is not monitored or moderated and you recognise and agree that as such it is both reasonable and an essential part of the agreement between us and you that we cannot be responsible for your, or any third parties, use of the OM Service. We will not be responsible as author, editor or publisher of any messages sent or received using the OM service and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of OM by any person. We reserve the right to promptly remove, or to disable access to OM when we believe these Rules have been breached.
In using the service, you will:
- Obey the law;
- Obey any codes of conduct or other notices we provide (current or future);
- Obey the Anti-spam Policy, which is available on this link. Anti-spam policy >>
- Keep your service account password secret; and
- Promptly notify us if you learn of a security breach related to the service.
- You agree that you will use the OM service reasonably. You must not use the OM service to send messages or in any way which may:
- Be defamatory of any person.
- Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass alarm or annoy any other person.
- Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Advocate, promote, and incite any third party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act.
- Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
- Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.
- Harm us or our affiliates, resellers, distributors, and other customers.
- Be construed, at our sole discretion, for any unsolicited bulk messages or unsolicited commercial messages ("spam").
You may not:
- use any unauthorised third party software or service to access the OM Service;
- use any automated process or service to access and/or use the service (such as a BOT, a spider, periodic caching of information, or "meta-searching");
- use any unauthorised means to modify or reroute, or attempt to modify or reroute, the service;
- damage, disable, overburden, or impair the service (or the network(s) connected to the service) or interfere with anyone's use and enjoyment of the service; or
- Resell or redistribute the service, or any part of the service.
USE OF ORANGE MESSAGING BY MINORS
The use of OM by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian who confirms that they understand that we are unable to control the content or nature of messages sent using the OM service. We advise parents who permit their children to use OM that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety of using OM. Minors who are using OM should be made aware of the potential risks to them and of their obligation to comply with these Rules when using OM.
IF YOU ARE A NOMINATED ACCOUNT USER
If you are the user of a nominated account, then you agree that the primary account holder has full control over the nominated account. This control includes the right to end the service, close or alter your nominated account at any time, and, in some cases, to request, receive and use information related to your nominated account.
FAIR USE POLICY
If you only occasionally have very high usage, we're unlikely to be concerned unless it becomes a regular occurrence. If this does happen then we'll get in touch to help you find ways to reduce your usage. We regard, and by accepting these Rules you agree, that excessively high usage is sending more than 10,000 messages per month via the OM service.
If your usage continues to be very high, we'll get in touch again. Ultimately, if your usage still remains excessive despite our attempts to help you reduce it, we may have to suspend or terminate your OM service and possibly close your account.
We don't want to do that, and with your support and goodwill we'll work with you to see if we can avoid this happening.
CHARGES AND PAYMENT
The terms and conditions relating to your Orange mobile phone apply. These can be found at http://www.orange.co.uk/terms/
You will pay for your use of the OM Service in the same way you pay for use of your mobile phone in accordance with the above terms and conditions.
Subject to the fair usage requirements of these rules, specific charges for the OM Service are as follows:
£1 for a daily unlimited use bundle
£4 for a monthly unlimited use bundle
5p per message out of bundle
These rates may be varied at our sole discretion from time to time.
TERMINATION BY YOU
You may unsubscribe to the OM Service at any time. If you are an Orange Broadband customer click here. If you are an Orange Mobile customer click here. Or contact our Customer Services. No refunds will be provided for unused bundles where you choose to unsubscribe to the OM Service.
BREACH OF THESE RULES
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the OM Service.
- Temporary suspension of your access and use to and use of the OM Service.
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these Rules. The actions described above are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
If you wish to complain or raise any issue in relation to the OM Services please contact us by telephoning Orange Customer Services on 07973 100150 or 07973 100459. We will then review the information you provide in the context of our rules regarding the usage of the OM Service and take appropriate action.
We consider your use of the service to be private. However, we may access or disclose information about you, your account and/or the content of your communications, in order to: (1) comply with the law or legal process served on us; (2) enforce and investigate potential violations of these Rules or other terms and conditions which apply to the use of your mobile telephone; including use of this service to participate in, or facilitate, activities that violate the law; or (3) protect our rights, property, or the safety of our employees customers or the public. You consent to the access and disclosures outlined in this section.
We may use technology or other means to protect the service, protect our customers, or stop you from breaching these Rules or any other terms and conditions that apply. These means may include, for example, filtering to stop spam or increase security. These means may hinder or break your use of the service.
Notices We Send You; Consent Regarding Electronic Information.
These Rules are in electronic form. We have promised to send you certain information in connection with the OM service and have the right to send you certain additional information. There may be other information regarding the OM service that the law requires us to send you. We may send you this information in electronic form. You have the right to withdraw this consent, but if you do, we may cancel your OM service. We may provide required information to you:
- by e-mail at the e-mail address you specified when you signed up for your service;
- through your mobile telephone by access to any Orange web site.
Notices provided to you via e-mail will be deemed given and received on the transmission date of the e-mail. As long as you can access and use the OM service, you have the necessary software and hardware to receive these notices. If you do not consent to receive any notices electronically, you must stop using the service.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY
We provide the service "as-is," "with all faults" and "as available." AND YOU AGREE THAT AND CONFIRM THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE OM SERVICES WILL NOT BE FREE FROM DEFECT OR ERROR OR DISRUPTION IN SERVICE. We do not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of information available from the OM service. No express warranties, guarantees or conditions are given. YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS DISCLAIMER.
We do not limit our liability if you die or are injured as a result of our negligence or you suffer loss as a consequence of any fraud by us.
We shall not be liable to you or any business connected to you, either in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any losses which are related to you or your business, including, without limitation, loss of data, loss of profits, loss of revenue or business interruption or any losses which are not reasonably foreseeable by us.
We accept responsibility for loss or damage to your physical property as a result of our negligence. We will pay up to £100,000 in any 12-month period for this loss or damage.
We shall not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations if we are prevented from doing so by an event beyond our reasonable control (which may include, without limitation, strikes; labour disputes; acts of God; war; riot; civil action; malicious acts or damage; compliance with any law, governmental or regulatory order, rule, regulation or direction; any act or omission of any government or other competent authority; accident; equipment or services failure, including the unavailability of third party telecommunications services, lines, or other equipment; fire; flood or storm).
Each provision of this clause operates separately as between you and us. If any part is held by a court to be unreasonable, inapplicable or unenforceable then, for the avoidance of doubt, that part shall still apply for the benefit of the other companies or company.
CHANGES TO THE OM SERVICE OR TERMINATION BY ORANGE
We may change the OM service, including any charges or fees for access to or use of the OM Service, or delete features at any time and for any reason. We may cancel or suspend your service at any time. Our cancellation or suspension may be without cause and/or without notice. Upon service cancellation, your right to use the OM service stops right away. Once the service is cancelled or suspended, any data you have stored, either on any hardware or device, or on the OM service may not be retrieved later. Our cancellation of the service will not alter your obligation to pay all charges made to your billing account. If we cancel the service in its entirety without cause, then we will refund to you on a pro-rata basis the amount of payments that you have made corresponding to the portion of your service remaining right before the cancellation.
CHANGES TO THESE RULES
We may revise these Rules at any time. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you.
OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
These Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of England in respect of any dispute or matter arising out of or in connection with these Rules.
Unless otherwise provided in these Rules, any notices other than a notice of termination by you must be sent by email, post or delivered by hand as follows:
- to you, at the address you have given us or the email address given to us in your Registration Details or to any other address you provide to us subsequently in accordance with these Rules;
- to us by telephone by calling Customer Support
Pay monthly mobile customers: 150 from your pay monthly phone or 07973 100 150 from any other phone
Pay as you go mobile customers: 450 from your pay as you go phone or 07973 100 450 from any other phone
or by post addressed to Customer Support, Orange, Great Park Road, Almondsbury Park, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 4QJ
or via our website.
In the case of notices sent by email, such notices shall be deemed to be received when capable of being accessed by you. In the case of notices sent by post, such notices shall be deemed to be received on the second business day after posting.
Any notice of termination by you must be made by calling Customer Support. You may be required to prove your identity to our reasonable satisfaction before we accept such notice of termination as being valid.
The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any provision these Rules shall not affect the continuation in force of the remainder of these Rules. Any waiver of any breach of the Agreements must be given in writing.
How do I use the service on my mobile?
To find out how to use Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM on your mobile, download the user guide of the service, which you can find from the list of compatible mobiles. See our phone checker on the second tab for a list of compatible mobiles.
How do I use the service on my PC?
Click on the question mark on your PC screen, and enter a key word in the Search box (pictured left)
You can also find help pages for Windows Live MessengerTM by clicking the link: Windows Live Messenger help.
Will I be able to find all my contacts?
You'll find all your Windows Live Messenger or MSN Messenger contacts on your PC and mobile. If you have Yahoo! contacts, you'll only see them on your PC.
Can I connect to Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM simultaneously via my PC and my mobile?
No, as soon as you connect to one device, you'll be identified and disconnected from the other.
Can I hide my telephone number when I call a contact from my PC?
Yes, Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM lets you hide your number when you make a call from your PC, so the person you are calling can't see your number and call you back. All you need to do is put the numbers 3651 in front of the number you are calling, e.g. 36510388123456 means you can call the number 03 88 12 34 56 anonymously.
How can I use Micro Secrecy and Silence Loudspeaker from my PC?
Micro Secrecy is useful if you want to speak with someone next to you, without the person you're calling hearing what you're saying, or to stop the person you're calling getting background noise from your end.
You just need to click on the microphone during your call, to turn it on. Then just click it again when you want to talk.
Remember, only activate Micro Secrecy after you've made a call - if you do it before, you will be disconnected after a few seconds. Also, if you turn on Micro Secrecy, it means your call will be automatically disconnected after one hour - so for long conversations, turn it off and on regularly.
Silence Loudspeaker lets you turn off the sound of the person you're calling, useful if you need to concentrate on someone next to you.
With both functions, you can adjust the volume of your microphone or speaker with your cursor.
What happens to any text or voice credits bought before I activated Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM?
These credits won't be valid any more, so we suggest you use them before activating Orange Messenger by Windows LiveTM.