Orange Offers ‘Free’ HP Laptops With Broadband
Orange has signed a 3 year agreement with Hewlett Packard (HP) to offer a range of ‘free’ HP laptops with Orange broadband.
The deal means Orange and HP will co-distribute and market a range of laptop notebooks and HP Mini netbooks with mobile or fixed Orange broadband access included.
The new laptop packages with Orange mobile broadband are already available on the orange.co.uk website. Prices start from £29.36 a month for the HP Compaq Mini 700 laptop with up to 3.6Mb Orange mobile broadband speeds and a 3Gb download usage allowance. A free Orange dongle is also included.
Olaf Swantee, SEVP of Orange’s communications services, said: “The demand for mobile broadband is a global phenomenon. Adding a select range of HP Notebooks and Minis to our successful portfolio of connected offers is just the kick-off phase.”
Senior vice president, HP PSG EMEA, Eric Cador added: “The partnership with Orange has created a new and important channel for HP as customers increasingly turn to the power of the mobile Internet.”
Eric continues, “Our vision is to make mobile Internet simple and always available for people wherever they are, giving customers an even better mobile experience by leveraging Orange’s and HP’s unique experience and knowledge.”
Demand for mobile broadband globally has seen Orange’s mobile broadband customer base increase to 23.2 million – an 81% increase from the previous year.
[UPDATE:12/09/2012] Orange has now discontinued its range of broadband and free laptop deals. Please visit our Mobile Broadband Free Laptop guide to compare the latest packages available from Vodafone and Three (3).