Orange launches Microsoft Mail bundles for business

Orange has reduced the cost of its Microsoft Mail data bundle by almost one third, to just £4.25 per month for 500MB of data. Orange business customers with larger device fleets will also benefit from the reduced cost of Orange Device Management, which allows IT managers to control devices remotely, and is now £7.50 per month, representing a 16% price reduction.

With the launch of these highly competitive offers, Orange hopes to ease the pressure on British businesses by enabling them to boost the productivity and responsiveness of their employees when out of the office or travelling.

Paul Tollet, vice president for business at Orange UK, said: “In this challenging climate, Orange is committed to helping businesses adopt flexible working practices and get the most out of their mobile workforce. With access to more affordable rates than ever, and the largest integrated data network coverage in the UK, Orange business customers now have even more freedom to work where and when they want.”

In a separate deal, Orange is offering free Microsoft Mail, or Microsoft Mail with Device Management, for three months to medium sized business customers who select the HTC Touch 3G, Touch HD or S740 handsets before the end of June. Corporate business customers can take advantage of the same offer, with the additional choice of Nokia E71 or E51 handsets.

Microsoft Mail is a push email service that works through a customer’s existing Microsoft email server by linking up with a compatible mobile device. The intuitive service is easy for employees to use as it has the same interface as their email programme in the office. It enables employees to send and receive email in real time, manage their inbox, open attachments, synchronise outlook contacts and calendar entries, and manage their outlook task lists, all while out of the office.