Orange has unveiled a new range of home broadband packages, starting from £12.50 a month. There are three packages, two offering broadband and calls, and a broadband only option.
Existing pay monthly or pay-as-you-go Orange mobile phone customers pay £5 a month less on all deals.
Each package offers broadband speeds of up to 20Mbps and customers will need to sign up to an 18 month contract.
Find out how Orange compares to other providers in the Which? broadband review. Our exclusive survey reveals who comes out top for connection reliability, connection speed, customer service and ease of set up.
Orange’s broadband packages
Orange has three packages, two include home phone calls and one for customers who just want standalone broadband. All packages include unlimited downloads, but this is subject to Orange’s fair usage policy. There’s no connection charge and a free wireless router is included.
The two packages that include calls require an additional monthly cost of £11.50 for Orange line rental, while BT line rental is required for the Simply Broadband package.
Orange Broadband & Off Peak Calls £12.50 a month or £7.50 a month for Orange mobile customers
Up to 20Mbps speeds, unlimited downloads and unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines starting 01, 02 and 03 and 0845/0870 numbers (weekdays from 6pm-8am and all weekend)
Broadband & Anytime Calls £15 a month or £10 a month for Orange mobile customers
Up to 20Mbps speeds, unlimited downloads and unlimited anytime calls to UK landlines starting 01, 02 and 03 and 0845/0870 numbers
Simply Broadband £15 a month or £10 a month for Orange mobile customers
Up to 20Mbps speeds and unlimited downloads
Not sure how much you download a month? Find out by using our broadband usage calculator.
Orange network area
Orange says its broadband network area covers 85% of the population. The prices above are for customers in its network area. Orange mobile customers living outside this area will be charged an additional £10 a month. Non-Orange customers living outside the Orange network area will be charged an extra £15 a month.
Which? broadband expert Catherine West says: ‘Bear in mind that the broadband speed you get in real life often fail to measure up to the advertised maximum speed. Recent research by Ofcom showed that the average UK broadband speed achieved in reality is 5.2Mbps. If you live outside a providers’ network area, you are more likely to receive slower speeds and may have to pay more, as with Orange’s packages. Find out what you can do to increase slow broadband speeds in the free Which? broadband speed guide’.
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