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Orange release new mobile broadband packages
Wednesday 12 March 2008 16:26:38 by John Hunt

Orange are finally catching up with the other mobile networks with newly released details of new mobile data tariffs to business users.

There are several different options available under the new Business Everywhere packages including a daily tariff which offers access from £7 (ex.VAT) per day for up to 1GB of data. A 12 or 18 month contract will cost £25 per month on their so called 'unlimited' package which gives 3GB of data, and also includes 250 minutes of WiFi usage (in the UK) via Orange's WiFi partners. If you sign up for 24 months, the above is available for just £17 per month. A 'Traveller' tariff is also available which gives 15MB of roaming abroad. More details can be found on the Business Everywhere tariffs page. Orange have not released details of faster HSDPA access as is available on other networks- Orange currently only support up to 3.6Mbps whereas Vodafone and Three both have a maximum download speed of 7.2Mbps.


Posted by keith_thfc over 9 years ago

"Unlimited (3GB per month fair usage policy)"

Words fail me......
Posted by adriandaz over 9 years ago
The O2 one was better, Unlimited usage (subject to 200MB fair usage)

Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 9 years ago
No, keith, the words are quite simple: "do not use mobile internet access". Period.
Posted by keith_thfc over 9 years ago

Nothing wrong with using mobile internet. Only with outrageously misleading advertising.

I doubt most people would rack up 1GB a month due to the slow speeds on most mobile services - but to describe a 3GB limit as unlimited is an absolute farce.
Posted by jchamier over 9 years ago
£7 per day?! T-mobile charge £7.50 per month for upto 1gb and £12.50/month for upto 3gb, with a fair usage, so if you use 1gb in month one, and 4gb in month 2, they don't mind.

With 1.6mbps HSDPA, its brilliant... when there is coverage ;-)
Posted by Dawn_Falcon over 9 years ago
Keith, the entire thing is ridiculously expensive and designed to get people to excede their limits and pay massive bills.
Posted by keith_thfc over 9 years ago

On t-mobile I pay £7.50 a month for unlimited and never have to worry about it.

It only spirals out of control if you use it abroad.

Having said that I had no idea there was a 1GB Fair Use Policy until reading the post above.
Posted by herdwick over 9 years ago
Why do they call it unlimited ? because it doesn't stop working if you exceed the FUP and you don't pay extra if you exceed it, while in the UK.

If you exceed the FUP you may be asked to moderate your use etc but the Orange packages aren't inclusive GB then pay for extra (while in the UK) so no massive bills at home.
Posted by keith_thfc over 9 years ago
Herdwick - so are you saying that if you leave your phone on via 3G downloading files 24/7 this will be allowed?

Don't think so somehow....
Posted by cskla over 9 years ago
I agree Keith, we have some Vodafone data cards, they are supposed to be unlimited (but of course it's not true unlimited) so one user went over the actually limit and we got a bill for double the price of the monthly charge! Someone needs to send a dictionary to ASA so they can look up the word "UNLIMITED", because it should mean no limits/restrictions, period.
Imagine the signs on the road stating "NO SPEED LIMIT", but in small prints, the limit is actually 30mph! It's the same principle, misleading, lying, in my opinion, it should be illegal!
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