Orange launches home landline service

Orange has launched a home landline service and announced new "best value" broadband packages.

Orange Home Max includes a landline connection offering free weekend and evening calls as well as an Orange Livebox – the wireless modem that gives you broadband coverage wherever you are in your home.

A second new package, Orange Home Starter, has launched for customers who want to keep their existing fixed line supplier but still want to move over to Orange Broadband.

Orange Home Max customers will have their landline connection, home phone and broadband services all rolled into one package with one bill and a single number for all customer service support.

Customers can also make free international calls with an inclusive VoIP line. They will also be able to benefit from the launch of Orange’s digital TV service later this year.

Here's the skinny on the new broadband packages:

Orange Home Starter:
· Price - £12 direct debit per month (£5 per month for Orange mobile customers, saving £7 per month)
· Includes unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines starting 01 and 02 from a home phone (fair usage applies)
· Includes a Siemens wireless router with speeds up to 2 Meg
· 6GB monthly download usage allowance
·Includes McAfee Privacy service

Orange Home Max:
· Price - £24 direct debit per month (£15 per month for mobile customers, saving £9 per month)
· Includes line rental
· Includes Livebox wireless modem with speeds up to 8 Meg (dependent on distance from exchange).
· Includes unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines starting 01 and 02 from a home phone (fair usage applies)
· Includes a second VoIP line with inclusive anytime calls to UK landlines starting 01 and 02 and to landlines in 30 countries and all Orange mobile numbers, via an active broadband connection using a phone plugged into the Livebox
· Unlimited downloads (fair usage applies)
· Keep your existing phone number
· Includes McAfee Privacy service