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Orange Offers U.K.’s Cheapest Unlimited Broadband from Just £5 Per Month

by Killian Bell | September 5, 2011September 5, 2011 9:30 am PDT

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Orange is a popular mobile phone carrier here in the U.K., and thanks to a revamp of its prices, I’m guessing it’s also going to become a popular home broadband provider. It is now offering the U.K.’s cheapest unlimited home broadband from just £5 (approx. $8) per month.

Of course, as is customary in the U.K., you’ll also fork out for line rental, which is £12.75 (approx. $20.49). But this is easily the cheapest home broadband package available right now, with Plusnet offering the second-cheapest deal I can find at £6.49 (approx. $10.50) per month.

That £5 a month will get you up to 20MB speeds and unlimited downloads. For just £10 (approx. $16.07), Orange will also throw in unlimited calls to landlines at any time of the day. And its generous nature doesn’t stop there: if you’re an Orange pay-monthly mobile phone subscriber and you sign up to the £5 deal, you’ll also get free access to over 200,000 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the U.K.

That’s a pretty impressive deal if you ask me. I currently pay £10 a month for my home broadband, which is an identical package: unlimited downloads with up to 20MB speeds. Not only is Orange cheaper, but based on a number of recent issues, I’m also guessing it’s more reliable than my current provider, too.

Sylvain Thevenot, director of marketing and propositions for Orange Home, said that we should all have access to decent broadband despite the current financial climate in the U.K.:

“Although financially times are tough, we believe that everyone should have access to the best value deals in the market, irrespective of where they live.

“That’s why despite other providers raising the price of their overall packages, we’re actually offering the best priced plans we can to our customers right across the nation.”

What do you think of the new £5 plan from Orange? Will you be signing up?

[via Pocket-lint]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...