Orange are part of Everything Everywhere alongside T-Mobile but were owned by France Telecom. Like Vodafone they bear the same name as other networks around the world but are effectively run separately.
Known for their animal category tariffs, Orange seek to appeal to everyone with their great offers on new mobile phones.
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About The Orange Network
Orange is a mobile network operator and Internet service provider in the UK, and was formed by Hutchison Telecom in 1994. In May 2000, Orange was sold to France Telecom, who currently remain as owners of the company.
In April 2006 Orange launched its four animal named contract packages, Dolphin, Canary, Racoon and Panther. They extended this to Pay As You Go packages in April 2008, although they replaced Panther with Camel. The network also operate a GPRS, EDGE, 3G and HSDPA service in the UK, with their 2G network covering 99% of the UK population.
On September 8th 2009, France Telecom and T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom announced that they would be merging the UK divisions of Orange and T-Mobile to create the UK's largest mobile operator with 37% of the marketshare. The deal was finalised on April 1st 2010, and was given the name Everything Everywhere Limited. To date, the company boast around 28 million customers.
In the UK, Orange are also renowned for their Orange Wednesday offers, which gives their mobile customers 2 cinema tickets for the price of one every Wednesday.