29 January 09
Orange First to Launch Pay As You Go BlackBerry Internet Service in the UK
London, 29 January 2009 — Orange today announced it will be bringing the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8120 to its Pay As You Go (PAYG) customers. The smartphone, which provides exceptional phone; email, messaging, organiser, web browser and multimedia capabilities, will be priced at £145, with customers now able to take out a BlackBerry® Internet Service that provides email, messaging and web access whilst on the move. The new offering comes as a result of the growing demand for a BlackBerry® smartphone with PAYG service.
With a quick set up, the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 connects customers to Facebook®, MySpace®, Flickr™ and Windows Live Messenger (MSN® Instant Messenger), meaning you'll never miss out on a friend's update or party invitation. Webmail users are also catered for, with easy access to Hotmail®, Yahoo!® Mail and Gmail®.
To take advantage of the Orange PAYG BlackBerry smartphone offer, customers must first purchase the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 for £145, which is exclusive to Orange in indigo. They can then choose one of Orange's existing PAYG Animal packages, offering a choice of free rewards before taking out Orange's PAYG BlackBerry Internet Service for just £5 per month, on a monthly rolling subscription.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120, combines chic styling with full BlackBerry smartphone functionality. Features include a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi® and media player (MP3, video, etc.); it's designed to help you do everything you want with your life.
Pippa Dunn, Director of Pay As You Go, Orange UK said, “With nearly two thirds of UK mobile customers now using pay as you go , we are really pleased to be bringing one of the most popular email and multimedia devices to the masses as the first operator to offer BlackBerry on pay as you go in the UK . At Orange, we've always been known for innovation and great value, and with the launch of this service, we continue to lead the market — giving UK pay as you go customers the choice they deserve.”
The BlackBerry 8120 is available from early February for just £145, for more details visit Orange shops or www.orange.co.uk/shop
Press release: Corporate
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