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    News - Orange launches £4.89 per month mobile broadband

    Claims the lowest pay monthly mobile broadband price plan on the market.
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    Re: News - Orange launches £4.89 per month mobile broadband

    Get what you pay for. You won't be able to get a decent signal most of the time if it's anything like my phone contract.

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    Re: News - Orange launches £4.89 per month mobile broadband

    My T-mobile Pay as you Go 3G dongle is much more competitive.

    It's ~£30 to buy, then £2 a day (£10 a week, £20 a month I think) and there's a 3GB monthly FUP (soft limit).

    Surely such a scheme is better for light users?
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    Re: News - Orange launches £4.89 per month mobile broadband

    or, better still the 3 mobile monthly contract one, £15 for 5gig.

    or sign up for 18 months, £15 for 15gig.
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    Re: News - Orange launches £4.89 per month mobile broadband

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    My T-mobile Pay as you Go 3G dongle is much more competitive.

    It's ~£30 to buy, then £2 a day (£10 a week, £20 a month I think) and there's a 3GB monthly FUP (soft limit).
    I guess that would depend on how much you plan to use it. If you expect to be a very light daily user, (perhaps reading email and a few blogs on the daily train ride to work), then the Orange deal would be a better option, if not then pay the extra to get a higher bandwith cap with T-mobile.

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    There's one other catch: the Orange Internet Everywhere service is only offered as an additional deal to existing Orange mobile and home broadband customers.
    Is that only Orange mobile pay monthly customers or is it open to pre-pay customers as well? If so, then it would not be much of a catch as it would be easy and cheap to get hold of an Orange SIM (usually for free), register it, and then hardly ever use it.

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    Re: News - Orange launches £4.89 per month mobile broadband

    I have the T-Mobile deal as Steve outlined, I think its a better deal for someone who want it for high days and holidays, the orange deal might be better for someone who wants a little every day. The thing I liked about the T-Mobile deal was I could use the whole 3 GB quota in one day. Also T-Mobile do not charge for over quota which quite a few telecos do, at VERY expensive rates. I would be interested to know what the over quota rate is on this orange deal.

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    Re: News - Orange launches £4.89 per month mobile broadband

    i have a vodafone phone contract and internet bolt-on

    i'm "allowed" to tether my phone to my laptop with no additional cost, which considering i don't actually pay for the bolt-on seems pretty good to me



    the vodafone PAYG mobile dongle seems quite good value. £15/gig IIRC

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    Re: News - Orange launches £4.89 per month mobile broadband

    The best thing about the vodafone dongle is your credit never expires, so its great if you want something once or twice a year or want to use a few meg a day a few days a month. T-Mobile is better if on the days you want it you really want to use the service hard.

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    Re: News - Orange launches £4.89 per month mobile broadband

    I've had a little chat with T-Mobile (my phone provider) and they say can bolt on Mobile Internet for £5/month on top of my contract.

    According to the sales person I spoke to, I don't have to "take out a contract", and I can have it on one month, take it off another, and go back and forth.

    Another thought:
    • The deal above would connect through my phone.
    • They also said they could offer a dongle.
    • I'd ideally like an extra sim card, and have it somewhere inside my netbook.

    Is there any way of doing this economically? Or do I have to buy one of those £150 x54 cards for my netbook from somewhere like eXpansys and take the sim out of the dongle??

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    Re: News - Orange launches £4.89 per month mobile broadband

    I'm in a similar situation as i just wanted a SIM only contract really.

    3G do a £15 per month for 5gig, monthly contract, so no lockin, and you can remove the sim from the FREE dongle
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