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Last Updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 16:48 GMT 17:48 UK
Orange enters broadband race
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Orange has begun offering its customers mobile phone, landline and broadband services all in one package.

This 'triple play' sees the company battling in three very competitive markets.

The firm has also signalled that it may add TV services to the package in the near future, making it one of the first companies to offer a full 'quad play'.

But there are technical limitations, according to Dylan Armbrust, editor of Computeractive Magazine.

He said: "There are going to be technical limitations due to the quality of your telephone line."

With a number of different deals available, consumers have to do a lot of research to find out what is the best deal for their needs.

Karen Darby, chief executive at SimplySwitch.com, acknowledged that finding the best broadband provider is not simple.

She said: "You need to look at the cost of the first-year contract. Some suppliers will offer cheap deals for the first three or six months but then the price goes up."

Among the variations in the offers are speed of internet connection while some companies impose download limits.

Watch Simon's full investigation.

You can choose narrowband or broadband by clicking on the video link below and selecting 'settings'...

VIDEO: Orange Offers Triple Play




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