Orange’s new 4G and 5G plans are interesting because they offer a more generous data envelope. However, be careful when switching from your current plan to a new one… you may not need that many GB and it can cost you more every month.
Last week, Orange completely revised its tariff schedule for 4G and 5G mobile plans. As explained, this change resulted in some inconsistencies. In addition, the automatic switch from old offers to new ones is not necessarily a good plan.
|Data quantity||Networks||Price for 12 months||Price after 12 months|
|100 Mo||4G||€ 2.99 / month||€ 7.99 / month|
|20 Go||4G||€ 13.99 / month||€ 18.99 / month|
|10 Go||4G||€ 21.99 / month||€ 26.99 / month|
|70 Go||4G||€ 14.99 / month||€ 29.99 / month|
|120 Go||4G et 5G||€ 20.99 / month||€ 32.99 / month|
|130 Go||4G et 5G||€ 29.99 / month||€ 44.99 / month|
|200 Go||4G et 5G||€ 49.99 / month||€ 64.99 / month|
Three specific examples
To show you the inconsistencies and pitfalls to avoid, here are three specific examples where automatic offer switching can be a bad plan.
The old 70 GB plan
As you can see, Orange has introduced 120 GB and 130 GB plans; both are 5G compatible and offer similar options. If you were initially subscribed to the 70 GB mobile plan, Orange will automatically switch you to the 130 GB plan instead of the 120 GB.
However, it is more financially interesting to take the 120 GB package, it will save you 12 euros per month. Over 24 months, the difference is 252 euros for only 10 small additional GB per month.
The case of the Open Up fiber offer
Other scenarios also result in price increases for a few GB and additional options that you don’t necessarily need.
This is the case with the Open Up offer, Orange switches you to the 5G package at 120 GB (instead of 70 GB), which entails 2 euros more per month, or 24 euros per year.
The 10 GB plan is not interesting
If you have a 4G plan, also be careful not to switch to a more expensive plan that offers fewer services. This is the case for the 10 and 70 GB packages: the 70 GB package saves you 48 euros over 24 months compared to the 10 GB package.
|Data quantity||Networks||Cost over 12 months||Cost over 24 months|
|100 Mo||4G||35,88 €||131,76 €|
|20 Go||4G||167,88 €||395,76 €|
|10 Go||4G||263,88 €||587,76 €|
|70 Go||4G||179,88 €||539,76 €|
|120 Go||4G et 5G||251,88 €||647,76 €|
|130 Go||4G et 5G||359,88 €||899,76 €|
|200 Go||4G et 5G||599,88 €||1379,76 €|
As we did in the table above, feel free to calculate the cost of your offer over a larger period, 24 months for example. You will be able to have a clear idea of what it will cost you and the potential savings.
If you ever want to change your offer, you can do so on your client interface., but also by DM on the Twitter account @Orange_conseil.
Note that Orange is entirely within its rights if the operator warns you of upcoming changes. These increases may be justified by larger amounts of data or even access to the 5G network. Then it’s up to you to see if you really need these changes.