Orange adds to mobile broadband


Orange has expanded its mobile broadband portfolio, which includes an offer that will see existing customers pay less than £5 a month.

For £4.89 per month, all existing Orange mobile and home broadband customers can gain access to the Orange Internet Everywhere service. The offer, which is available on an 18-month contract, comes with a usage allowance of 500MB and download speeds of up to 3.6mbps. Customers receive a free Huawei E160e dongle in black, white or pink, which has also been designed to act as a memory stick.

Orange is also introducing three ‘Early Bird’ tariffs starting at £12.72 per month on 12-month contracts. The tariffs provide customers with unlimited mobile broadband between midnight and 9am in addition to their standard data allowance of 1GB, 3GB or 10GB.

In addition, the operator is launching new software to alert customers when they are approaching their usage threshold. The service is open to all new and existing Orange mobile broadband customers and can be downloaded for free from

An automatic monthly bill cap is also being introduced by Orange which means that all Orange mobile broadband customers will not be charged more than an additional £40 a month if they go over their data allowance while using their dongle in the UK.

Orange UK director of broadband and home Asif Aziz said: “We are committed to building our mobile broadband portfolio so it provides customers with a range of flexible solutions to suit the lifestyle they choose. We also want to ensure we reward existing Orange customers, and believe that be offering them the cheapest pay monthly mobile broadband on the market great value for money.”