Orange launches £5 pay as you go monthly tariff

Orange has today announced that it is extending its pay monthly (PAYM) range to include a £5 tariff, the lowest contract price point on the market, alongside new £10 and £15 monthly plans.

Available from today, these 36 month great value plans provide customers with two handsets; one when they sign up and another after 18 months. Orange will also introduce 18 month SIM only contracts for the first time which provide customers with more inclusive minutes and text messages offering better value than ever before.

Neil Macgeorge, director of pay monthly at Orange UK, said: “In the current economic climate, the demand for both low cost monthly plans which include a phone and SIM only deals has materially increased. These new 36 month phone plans starting at £5 will provide light users with more choice since currently their only option is a pay as you go package. They are ideal for people who don’t want to go through a top up process, are happy to commit to a contract, want the security of knowing that they won’t run out of credit and who want a phone included in the package.

“Some customers worry about handsets wearing out so the mid term replacement means they needn’t be concerned,” he continued. “We think that this is just the sort of innovative approach to meeting changing customers’ needs that will help keep Orange’s business strong.”

Orange’s new £5, £10 and £15 Pay Monthly tariffs offer customers value for money by providing inclusive minutes and text messages on some of the lowest priced plans available. The tariffs include: £5 PAYM – 50 free minutes, 50 free texts and a Nokia 2630 handset; £10 PAYM – 100 free minutes, 300 free texts and a Nokia 3600 handset; £15 PAYM – 200 free minutes, unlimited texts and a Nokia 6500 slide handset.

Orange is also introducing 18 month SIM only contracts for the first time. Starting from just £10 a month, these will provide up to 50% more inclusive minutes and text messages than the traditional rolling SIM Only contracts. Details include: Dolphin 10 – 100 free minutes, 500 free texts; Dolphin 15 – 300 free minutes, unlimited texts; Dolphin 20 – 800 free minutes, unlimited texts; Dolphin 30 – 1600 free minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.

SIM only contract customers will also be eligible for the Orange Magic Numbers scheme which provides inclusive, unlimited calls to their favourite Orange mobile numbers, allowing people to keep in touch with those that matter most.

Macgeorge said: “Our Pay Monthly portfolio provides our customers with more options to meet their individual needs, which is extremely important in today’s current economic climate. For customers that are happy to keep their existing ‘phone, our new SIM only contracts are ideal as they offer even greater value for money.”