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Orange offers overdraft on mobile bills

New service for pay as you go customers

Mobile phone giant Orange is launching a new overdraft facility for pay as you go customers.

The extra £2.50 aims to help users make essential calls after their money runs out, the firm said.

Orange claims it is the first UK operator to offer an overdraft facility of this kind.

Users won’t be charged interest for dipping into the extra £2.50 – called the ‘reserve tank’.

‘Reserve tank’

Pippa Dunn, director of ‘pay as you go’ at Orange, said: ‘The launch of reserve tank makes it simpler for our customers to stay in touch by providing them with £2.50 of extra calls and texts so there’s no need to make an extra journey to top up when they’re out of credit.’

Customers pay a one-off £1 fee to access the overdraft facility, which is available to over-18s only.

The credit is paid back when the phone is next topped up.

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