Orange invoke MOBILE BROADBAND  price war
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Orange invoke MOBILE BROADBAND price war

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Found 12th Aug 2009
Orange have launched a mobile broadband package for under £5 and introduced a price cap so users can't get hit with huge bills if they overuse their mobile broadband package.

The new package at £4.89 a month on an 18 month contract allows users to download just 500 megabytes per month,

--- but this will be sufficient for occasional use to read e-mail and browse websites.

---- A second new product addition is an Unlimited 'off-peak' service that allows

unlimited usage between midnight and 9am.

This starts at just under £13 for and INCLUDES ! 1GB of usage in the 'peak' period.

A very welcome introduction is a price cap of £40 for going over the data usage limit.

This means if users leave their mobile broadband connected by accident or find that software updates have been automatically downloaded whilst you were connected, you won't get stung for a huge bill as a result.

Recent research by moneysupermarket.com showed that some providers can charge as much as £200 per gigabyte if you go over your usage, so a low limit will be appreciated by users who get caught out by this.

Next will be to see how the other providers respond to these product changes. This new cheaper product brings prices that are below the cost of traditional fixed line broadband, however fixed line broadband does have higher fixed costs.


@thank you for additional INFO of John Hunt

7 Comments

Its amazing people seem to think that their 'new' £5 mb contract is actually new.

Virgin Media are doing the same thing except with a 1gb allowance.

can someone tell me if this is a good deal for my mum who will probably surf net daily and not make downloads at all. thanks!

Thanks for the post.

Just been looking into this sort of thing. 500mb is not a lot - 3 offers more data for less cash. And I though Pay as you Go was a good way of limiting how much you spend;-)

chrissy1- Other issues - can you get a signal on orange? Or another networkd - they all have their good and bad points. For your mum I would have thought a landline/telephone deal much better like Talk Talk if they have it in your mums area. About £6.49 for an all in deal last time I looked.
One thing I would not do though is get a contract until I had tested it... I think it is like the early mobile phones, patchy, cost a lot and only used if there is no fixed line alternative. Some people love them but I am yet to be convinced.
I'm about to see how I get on with an O2 dongle (it came unlocked) and a couple of sims from other networks - I expect to find that some will work in some areas better than others (I'm off in my tin tent!!)
Have a look at other posts on this site, there is lot of experience and some valuable comments to be had.

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deathtrap3000;5998571

Its amazing people seem to think that their 'new' £5 mb contract is … Its amazing people seem to think that their 'new' £5 mb contract is actually new.Virgin Media are doing the same thing except with a 1gb allowance.




NOT QUITE ...

.. this is ONE of those tricky VIRGIN contracts ... 'read the fine print to the end..things' ( I know ... no time in SPACE..-))

from their Internet site
£20 a month
For the first 3 months
£25 a month after that
]Add to Basket

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Broadband http://allyours.virginmedia.com/images/Round20x20/size_L.gif
Up to 10Mb fibre optic broadband
Free installation

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Mobile Broadband 1GB
£5.00 a month




////////////////// the headlined - ORANGE offer - is a pure 3G - (dongle) approach ...

= no other products to buy !

A 'very mobile' and so far - the least expensive way ... WHEN / WHILE - moving about .

NOT THE GAME PLAYER SOLUTION

einstein;5999218

////////////////// the headlined - ORANGE offer - is a pure 3G - … ////////////////// the headlined - ORANGE offer - is a pure 3G - (dongle) approach ...= no other products to buy !NOT THE GAME PLAYER SOLUTION


Well you have to be an existing orange customer so its exactly the same type of deal.

Anyone know of a cheap way to use internet on a laptop abroad for a week? :thumbsup:

Many Thanks TinTentTourist. Very much appreciated!!!!!
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