Orange is extending its previously announced free BlackBerry email and web browsing offer "to help business customers in these challenging economic times".

Customers who sign up to the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) in April and May will get BlackBerry's email service as well as access to the web on their BlackBerry device for free, for the duration of their mobile voice contract.

"As the recession continues to bite, the last thing we want is to see is our customers worrying about their phone bill at the end of the month, so this move will hopefully alleviate some of the worries they are facing", said Martin Lyne, director of small and medium business, Orange UK.

The offer is available on all Blackberry devices to new and existing customers on the Business Solo or Business Infinity contracts.