Orange is revamping its mobile broadband offering, in a bid to improve quality of service provided to dongle customers in the UK.
The broadband provider has responded to consumer feedback by launching a range of new tariffs, which make it easier for customers to buy larger data allowances.
Data consumption has increased significantly over the last two years, as the emergence of high-speed mobile broadband creates new opportunities for dongle users.
An increasing number of people use a USB modem for their main connection to the internet, and Orange has recognised this by refreshing its deal range.
Orange has launched three new mobile broadband tariffs – Small, Medium and Large.
Each is available on a one-month or 12-month contract, with a £5 per month discount applying for existing Orange mobile customers.
For £10 per month, consumers can sign up for a Small mobile broadband package, offering a 500MB anytime data allowance.
Subscribers can choose between an Orange E173 dongle, which has an initial purchase price of £10, an Orange Mobile Wi-Fi dongle (£60) or a Huawei E367 dongle (£75).
For heavier broadband users, the Medium plan - which is priced at £15 per month - offers 1GB plus unlimited Wi-Fi minutes via BT Openzone.
With this plan, the upfront cost of the USB modems falls – the Orange E173 dongle is available for just £5, the Orange Mobile Wi-Fi dongle costs £45 and the high performance Huawei E367 device is priced at £50.
Consumers taking out a Large mobile broadband deal receive 3GB of data per and unlimited BT Openzone Wi-Fi for £30 per month.
On this tariff, the Orange E173 dongle is available for free, with the Orange Mobile Wi-Fi and Huawei E367 dongles priced at £45 and £50 respectively.