Owned by: Everything Everywhere
About Orange broadband
Orange broadband is a subsidiary
of Everything Everywhere and runs mobile phone and internet
services in the UK. The broadband arm of Orange started out as the
UK's first subscription free internet service provider Freeserve
in 1998. After successfully floating on the stock exchange in
1999, Freeserve was then bought by Wanadoo (a subsidiary of France
Telecom) in 2000.
Also during 2000, France Telecom
purchased Orange. In 2006 Wanadoo was rebranded as Orange
Broadband, and the rest they say, is history.
Although their subscriber numbers
have struggled in recent years, they offer an award winning value
for money broadband and mobile service. Following the appointment
of Tom Alexandra as CEO in January 2008, the company has set about
making major operational changes which they hope will boost
service reliability and customer service levels.
What we think
about Orange broadband
Orange broadband have struggled
with their landline broadband offering over the past few years due
to poor service and customer support. They have clearly fixed
there problems, as such they have stopped losing customers, all
they have to do now is gain peoples trust again.
As for mobile broadband, they are
widely considered as the market leader in the UK, and with their
free laptop offers are definitely worth a look.