Orange UK, like most mobile internet providers offers stick modem, mobile Wi-Fi and tablet plans. The cheapest plan starts from £5 per month and they offer 3 plans in total: Small, Medium and Large. The Small plan is perfect for those who only use the Internet occasionally as it has a 500MB monthly allowance and costs £10 per month.
The Orange Mobile Wi-Fi stick is available on this plan for £60, while the Huawei E367 is available for £75 pounds. The Medium plan has a 1GB allowance plus unlimited Wi-Fi data through BT Openzone. This plan costs £15 pounds per month. The Orange Mobile Wi-Fi stick is available on this plan for £45 while the Huawei E367 is available for £50. The Large plan has a 3GB allowance and also includes unlimited data through BT Openzone Wi-Fi. The prices for the Orange modem and Huawei on this plan is the same as the Medium one (£45 and £50). They also offer 12-month plans but the prices and rates are identical.
They have 2 modem sticks available. The Orange E173 dongle is compatible with Mac or PC, supports download speeds up to 7.2 MB per second and upload speeds of 2MB per second. This modem stick is free on the 12-month plans.
The Huawei E367 modem stick uses HSPA+ technology and has a high-performance antenna. This one costs £25 and is available on certain plans.
Another great product offered by Orange is the mobile Wi-Fi bundle. This lets you create your own Wi-Fi hotspot no matter where you are. It connects to the 3G network and then broadcasts a Wi-Fi signal allowing other devices to connect to it.
You can use it at home as your own private Wi-Fi network, or on the road. This allows other devices you own to connect to the Internet or it can be used to let your colleagues connect. It allows up to 5 devices to interface with it, has a 5-hour battery life, is small, portable and looks cool too.
There are 4 ways to connect to the Internet when you’re out and about using mobile broadband. You can do this is with a stick modem, with a phone, with a mobile Wi-Fi modem or with a tablet. With a stick, all you need to do is plug it in and go through the required steps to install it and get it to recognize the network. With the tablets you just insert the SIM card provided into the slot and follow the steps. With a mobile Wi-Fi modem you plug it in and enter the WEP password found underneath the unit, follow the steps and you will be connected to your Orange mobile broadband service. Stick modems remain the single most popular way to connect laptops to the internet.
Orange UK was launched in 1994, currently has over 17 million subscribers and is one of the most recognizable brands in the United Kingdom. Orange UK is also a big sponsor of the Glastonbury Music Festival.