LONDON, September 16 /PRNewswire/ --

- Orange Launches Mobile Broadband and Laptop Deal

- Three New Business Packages Launched to Serve Small and Medium Businesses

- Orange Teams up With Hewlett Packard

Orange today launches its new mobile broadband and laptop offer targeted specifically at the business market. Small and medium business customers can now sign up to a new Orange Business Everywhere mobile broadband package and come away with a laptop as well.

The three new Business Everywhere with Laptop bundles each include an unlimited data allowance and a whopping 500 WiFi minutes per month, which can be used at over 10,000 UK hotspots*. On top of this, customers will receive a business-spec HP laptop with Microsoft Windows Vista Business. Depending on the package chosen, the laptop will come either embedded with an Orange SIM or with an Option ICON 225 USB dongle, meaning customers can get online instantly without the need for a fixed line internet connection. The new packages range from GBP35 - GBP45 per month for a 24 month contract, with the price varying according to the choice of laptop.

Paul Tollet, Vice President Business, Orange UK said: "In the current economic climate, businesses are demanding the capability to work flexibly at a reasonable price. Our Business Everywhere with Laptop gives customers all the tools they need to do their jobs in the way that they want - a business grade HP laptop, unlimited UK data access and inclusive WiFi minutes. Businesses can literally be up and running the moment they open the box. This is another fantastic example of Orange listening to its customers and providing solutions to meet their needs."

Following the announcement of its consumer offer in July, Orange is working with HP, one of the world's leading laptop manufacturers, for its first connected business laptop offering.

Paul Tollet continued, "Laptops are a natural extension to our existing product portfolio. We now offer our customers a totally flexible approach to business. Whether they want to manage their mobile working with a simple, affordable SIM only tariff, want email on their phone, or need total business laptop functionality, Orange can deliver it. Our Business Everywhere with Laptop offer is part of our commitment to evolving the communications market by offering new ways for customers to connect with the people and things that matter most to them."

David Wright, Vice President and General Manager for HP's UK&I Personal Systems Group, added: "With the largest integrated mobile data network in the UK, Orange provides a great platform for HP laptops to be used to their full potential, providing true anytime/anywhere business functionality to users."

Business Everywhere with Laptop is available direct from Orange through the Online Shop, telesales and the business sales team.

*via the partnerships with BT Openzone and The Cloud

Business Everywhere with Laptop Offer

price GBP35 per month GBP40 per month GBP45 per month 24 month contract laptop HP 6735s HP 6730s HP 6730b AMD Sempron Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core 2 Duo SI-40 T5670 P8400 including 2 year HP warranty across all laptops USB modem Option ICON 225 Option ICON 225 not required integrated modem Business UK data allowance: Unlimited (5GB fair use policy Everywhere applies) (tariff) UK WiFi allowance: 500 mins

About Orange

Orange is a key brand of the France Telecom Group, providing mobile, broadband, fixed, business and entertainment services across Europe. It is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with more than 170 million customers on five continents.

In June, 2006, Orange became the single brand for mobile, broadband and multi-play offers. In addition, Orange Business Services became the new banner for business communications solutions. Orange Business Services is present in 166 countries with network reach in 220.

In the UK, Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK population. At the end of June 2008, Orange had almost 16.8 million customers in the UK - 15.8 million active mobile customers and over one million broadband customers.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Personal Communications Services Limited.

Further information about Orange can be found on the Orange website at or the France Telecom group international website at and

About HP

HP, the world's largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

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