Orange has re-launched its broadband packages, amid industry criticism that it was not doing enough to compete with rival UK broadband providers.
The new Home Starter replaces the Orange Starter package, with subscribers offered up to 2Mbps, a monthly download allowance of 6GB as well as free off-peak landline calls with the Orange telephone network for £12 per month.
Meanwhile, the new Home Max package is a revamp of the Isp's previous Home Starter package, and offers subscribers up to 8Mbps, unlimited downloads, inclusive line rental and free evening and weekend calls as well as free calls to 30 international destinations for £24 per month.
Both deals come with a free wireless modem, free e-mail and webspace and a 24-hour customer service helpline.
News of the new deals comes after Orange was recently criticised by French financial analysis company Dresdner Kleinwort for "failing to respond to any of the recent price cuts by its competitors" which it said gave the impression that "it is happy to sit by for now and watch its customers disappear".