Orange has added new mobile broadband laptop deals and high-performance dongles to its product range, as the firm angles for a competitive advantage over rival internet service providers in the run-up to Christmas.
As of today, the Compaq CQ61 and Asus 1005Hgo are available on a choice of 18 or 24-month contracts, with different monthly usage options.
The 1000Hgo is free from £25 per month, which entitles buyers to a monthly download limit of 1GB. Meanwhile, the high-end Compaq CQ61 is free on a £35 per month tariff, inclusive of 5GB of usage per month.
The Asus netbook is embedded with a 3G mobile broadband SIM card, allowing users to get online without a dongle. Stand-out features of the acclaimed device include a compact 10.1-inch screen, Windows 7 Starter and a webcam.
Compaq’s GC61, meanwhile, is equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium and is home to a 15.6” screen, a webcam and DVD player. Included in the package is Orange’s latest dongle, the e1752.
The refresh of Orange’s mobile broadband portfolio also sees the introduction of a new high-performance dongle, dubbed Option 515M.
Designed to deliver a superior mobile broadband experience, the device is equipped with an antenna that will boost users’ connection signal.
Option 515M is available from as little as £9.79 per month over 18 months, under a limited period launch offer. As a further incentive, the broadband provider’s offering also includes a free 8GB MicroSD card.
Commenting on Orange's revamp, François Mahieu, Director of Devices at the teleco's UK divsion, said: “These new mobile broadband devices provide both our consumers and small and medium-sized business customers with the latest technology and best value for money.
“We will continue to build on these offerings throughout 2010 to ensure our customers benefit from one of the most competitive product portfolios in the UK.”
Orange’s extensive mobile broadband network is acknowledged as the UK’s most extensive. This was a principal factor in its recent triumph in the YouGov Dongle Tracker Survey.
The customer poll saw the broadband supplier finish top in nine of the study's 15 categories to scoop the title of top provider for overall mobile broadband quality.
Among the areas where Orange scored especially highly were network coverage, staying connected and ease of use.