By January 30, 2009

Orange launch UKs first PAYG Blackberry

Until now, if you wanted a Blackberry device you had to have a pay-monthly account and have a Blackberry subscription. Orange are about to change that though as from February they will be offering the Blackberry Pearl for just £145 with their Blackberry Internet Service for just £5.


Orange today announced it will be bringing the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8120 to its Pay As You Go (PAYG) customers. The smartphone, which provides exceptional phone; email, messaging, organiser, web browser and multimedia capabilities, will be priced at £145, with customers now able to take out a BlackBerry® Internet Service that provides email, messaging and web access whilst on the move. The new offering comes as a result of the growing demand for a BlackBerry® smartphone with PAYG service.

With a quick set up, the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 connects customers to Facebook®, MySpace®, Flickr™ and Windows Live Messenger (MSN® Instant Messenger), meaning you’ll never miss out on a friend’s update or party invitation. Webmail users are also catered for, with easy access to Hotmail®, Yahoo!® Mail and Gmail®.

To take advantage of the Orange PAYG BlackBerry smartphone offer, customers must first purchase the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 for £145, which is exclusive to Orange in indigo. They can then choose one of Orange’s existing PAYG Animal packages, offering a choice of free rewards before taking out Orange’s PAYG BlackBerry Internet Service for just £5 per month, on a monthly rolling subscription.

The BlackBerry Pearl 8120, combines chic styling with full BlackBerry smartphone functionality. Features include a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi® and  media player (MP3, video, etc.); it’s designed to help you do everything you want with your life.

Pippa Dunn, Director of Pay As You Go, Orange UK said, “With nearly two thirds of UK mobile customers now using pay as you go , we are really pleased to be bringing  one of the most popular email  and multimedia devices to the masses as the first operator to offer BlackBerry on pay as you go in the UK . At Orange, we’ve always been known for innovation and great value, and with the launch of this service, we continue to lead the market – giving UK pay as you go customers the choice they deserve.”

The BlackBerry 8120 is available from early February for just £145, for more details visit Orange shops or


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