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Removing TLSv1.0 support 1st June 2017

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

What are we doing?

From 1st June 2017, Localphone will be moving away from TLS version 1.0 and will disable the encryption protocol across all its services. The deprecation will have effects on all Localphone customers currently using TLS v1.0, and it is advised that you check if you’re going to be affected.

Why are we doing this?

This is part of our on-going work to keep our customer data safe.

Will this affect you?

This will mainly affect people using computers or phones with older versions of software.
If you are using an up-to-date system, along with an up-to-date browser, then this change won’t affect you at all, your computer will already be using the more secure TLSv1.1 or TLSv1.2 protocols to connect to our website and systems.

What desktop browsers are compatible?

Internet Explorer

Desktop versions of IE 8, 9 and 10 are TLS compatible if you are running Windows 7 or higher, but not by default. Future versions of Internet Explorer are compatible by default.

Mozilla Firefox

TLS version 1.1 or 1.2 is supported in Mozilla Firefox version 23 onwards, although you may have to change a setting in your browser to enable the support.

Google Chrome

Any versions above 38 are compatible by default


Safari versions 7 and higher for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and higher are compatible with TLS v1.1 and higher.

What mobiles are compatible?


Any Android version above 5.0 (Lollipop) already supports TLS v1.1 and higher.


iOS 9 and above should be compatible. Older versions may be able to connect depending on your configuration.

What will happen if it’s not compatible?

Your connection will be rejected and you won’t be able to connect to our system until you up-date your computer/phone.

Our new and improved Internet Phone

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

We are delighted to let you know that we have updated our Internet Phone apps for Windows and Mac, which are now packed full of new features and with improved stability and usability.

If you have a Windows or Mac computer you can download our free apps to make cheap international calls and send SMS messages straight from your desktop. Plus, you can call other Localphone customers for free.

New features of the apps:

  • Make and receive calls
  • Send SMS messages
  • Missed call notification
  • Call and SMS straight from the keypad dialer
  • Real time account balance displayed
  • Auto sync your account with the website
  • For more information and to download our free apps visit our website.

    4G ready apps launched

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

    We are delighted to let you know that our iPhone and Android apps have been upgraded and are now 4G ready!

    Customers who subscribe to a 4G mobile network can now take full advantage of the speeds on offer, receiving unparalleled call quality when connected to 4G mobile Internet.

    Both iPhone and Android apps are compatible with the latest 4G (LTE) technology and are optimized to be location-aware and intelligently moderate the quality of a call. Customers will be able to take advantage of the best possible connection and performance available to them.

    Using the latest in voice technology, our apps are able to determine customers’ locations worldwide and customize call quality so the best quality and fastest performance is received. If 4G/LTE is available the Localphone software will recognize this and give users the best call quality and fastest performance possible. Find out more about the Localphone 4G ready iPhone and Android apps.

    Using Localphone’s already well-established international voice network, customers are assured you are receiving the best voice quality available to you, whatever your situation.

    Our CEO, Paul Cusack, commented, ‘Everyone is talking about 4G and mobile network operators are gearing up for the next generation of mobile data. At Localphone we’re proud to announce that we are ready for the new technology when it arrives. Our 4G ready apps are currently available for iPhone and Android users and we look forward to announcing more updates in the near future.’

    Features of our iPhone and Android apps:

  • Two calling modes. You can choose between Internet and local calls mode so it works wherever you are
  • Manage your contacts on the go and import your existing numbers
  • Send international texts from 1.8p
  • Check call and text rates to any number or country
  • Real-time account balance is displayed so you know exactly how much credit you have
  • Visit the Localphone website to download the free iPhone and Android apps.