Orange PAYG customers to get overdraft facility

Orange has said that it is offering the country's first "overdraft" service for Pay As You Go customers.

Called Reserve Tank, the new service offers Orange PAYG customers a £2.50 credit facility, allowing them to continue to make calls and send texts once their pre-paid credit has run out.

"Reserve Tank" is part of Orange’s new Speak Easy plan, which it says "simplifies PAYG" and offers the flat call rate of 15p a minute to call almost anyone on any network at any time.

Orange is also changing the way customers redeem Magic Numbers, which discounts calls to their most frequently-called contacts. Now Pay As You Go customers can nominate three numbers when they join Orange rather than just one. Calls to Magic Numbers cost 15p for a whole hour.