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Orange

Orange is a British mobile network and internet service provider. It holds a unique and interesting history, which is characterized by a bunch of different mergers, acquisitions and rebranding. Orange officially came to life in 28th April 1994. This was a result of a rebranding of Microtel by Hutchinson, as Orange Personal Communications Services. The slogan at the time was ‘The future is bright, the future is Orange.’ Only 2 years later, Orange was listed on the FTSE 100, and thus, became the youngest company to do so. The value of the company at the time was £2.4 billion

However, this listing only lasted for a mere 3 years, as a takeover by Mannesmann AG led to a delisting. This takeover meant that Mannesmann was directly challenging Vodafone in the UK market, and as a result, we came to witness one of the most hostile takeovers in the history - Mannesmann AG’s takeover by Vodafone. After the takeover, Vodafone decided to divest Orange, eventually selling it to France Télécom in May 2000, for £37 billion. As soon as the acquisition went through, France Télécom decided to rename and mold all its operations under the Orange brand. This was the start of Orange as we know it now. However, there was more to come.

About 10 years laters, on 1st April 2010, Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom decided to merge. This meant that Orange would now come under the same umbrella as T-Mobile. Since both these companies were major forces in the UK, a decision to rebrand was made and it was expected that both, Orange and T-Mobile would cease to exist. However, subsequently a decision to retain these brands on the streets of the UK was made. However, by the end of 2012, the newly formed company ‘EE’ started rebranding T-Mobile and Orange’s operations under its EE brand.

Orange offers both, phone contracts and SIM-only contracts. Its phone contracts are offered in 18 and 24 month duration, while the SIM-only contracts are offered in 1 or 12 month rolling contracts. The packages in both these contracts revolve around the animal theme. These packages include Canary, Dolphin, Panther, and Raccoon. All of these packages different in the number of minutes, mobile data, and texts they offer and thus, attract customers with different preferences. In addition to the packages from the animal theme, SIM-only contracts have an iPhone package, which is quite rounded, with unlimited texts, free minutes and internet data.

Like the case with contracts, the theme for Orange’s Pay As You Go tariffs also revolves around animals. This means that different deals are given different animal names, all of which are aimed at different types of customers. With a total of 5 different PAYG packages, some grant automatic benefits to users, while others require a minimum top-up. These packages include Monkey, Dolphin, Canary, Raccoon and Camel package. While the Monkey Package allows for unlimited music downloads, aimed directly at all the music lovers around, the Dolphin package is aimed at the texting lovers, as it allows for free text messages. In this similar fashion, rest of the packages also have their respective areas of concentration.

Our website serves as just the platform you need to compare these deals and find yourself a deal that not just fits your preferences, but is as pocket-friendly as possible. Browse through a hoard of different deals, decide whether you are more of a Raccoon or a Canary, and find yourself just the deal you want. Finding deals was never this easy.