Monday, August 4, 2008

O2 offer free home broadband incentive

Today, O2 announced it will offer free Home Broadband to customers who sign up to their mobile broadband package.

Choose O2 Mobile Broadband for £20 a month and they'll give you the choice of taking either:

  • Free O2 Home Broadband Standard package for your first 12 months; or
  • Save £7.50 (inc. VAT) on O2 Business Broadband Standard package for 12 months.

If you want to upgrade our Standard package, you can take our Premium or Ultimate packages and receive a £7.50 (inc. VAT) per month discount. Customers living outside of our network area may still be able to get our Broadband Access package and receive a £7.50 (inc. VAT) per month discount.

This is a great deal for people looking for a basic home broadband service to supplement their mobile broadband and effectively gives you all the broadband you need for £20 all in.

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Orange improves network up North

Orange announced today that it will be carrying out improvement work on its 3G network across Scotland, Northern Ireland and North-East England in a hope to make the service faster and more reliable.

The enhance network in these areas should mean that 3G customers are able to make use of a 99 percent call set-up success rate on mobile phones. It is hoped that a faster variant of its 3G/HSDPA service that will support mobile broadband will also be launched in the near future.

Speaking about the new improvement scheme, Peter Marsden, vice president of IT & Networks at Orange, commented: "A robust and reliable network is at the heart of everything we do at Orange and we are dedicated to ensuring our customers in each and every region of the UK feel the benefit of this." He added: "We are investing heavily to improve our network and this investment is one step closer to our goal of becoming the best UK network for coverage and reliability by 2009."

Orange will be installing over 450 new 2G and 3G sites over the next twelve months to ensure customers can make calls, send texts and access mobile broadband services with a better success rate.

Find out more about Orange mobile broadband here...

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