MWC: Orange fixes data roaming


Orange has introduced an EU-wide data roaming tariff, allowing 2MB of mobile data for €2 per day. The Travel Data Daily tariff launched in Spain and Romania in 2009, and now goes to the UK Poland, France, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium and Moldova.

It has also announced a €5 daily mobile data tariff with a 10MB cap specifically for iPhone users, which launches in France first and will roll out in due course to other markets including the UK.

Orange senior executive vice president of global mobile Olaf Swantee said: “Our customers shouldn’t be constrained by national boundaries or worries over their bill when they’re abroad. For many of our customers, who are just starting out on their mobile internet journey, we want to give them peace of mind and create a simple platform to be able to experience and experiment with mobile multimedia services wherever they are, whenever they want.

“For roughly the price of a cup of coffee, we are helping our customers keep doing what they’re doing – it’s not designed for heavier users who use the mobile internet to download music or games but for everyday customers who want to be able to check their emails, tweet or upload their pictures to social networking sites, anywhere they may be within the EU.”

Orange said 2MB of data is equivalent to 80-100 emails (without attachments) or 80-100 web page views.