This marked the end of Orange services in the United Kingdom.
Orange UK offered pay as you go and pay monthly service plans.
Therefore, in March 2009, Nokia Siemens Networks was chosen to manage, plan, expand, optimise and provide maintenance services for the Orange UK 2G/3G mobile network for the next five years.
Currently, Orange customers are only able to access the UK's biggest 3G network along with EE's standard 2G network.
Customers that wish to use EE's 4G network, have to upgrade to EE from their Orange plan.
In addition to this Orange UK provided DSL services under the same brand.In 2001 15% was sold in an IPO, but in 2003 the outstanding shares were bought back by France Télécom.On 8 September 2009, France Télécom and T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom announced they were in advanced talks to merge their UK operations to create the largest mobile operator with 37% of the market.France Télécom subsequently rebranded all its mobile telecommunications as Orange.The company was initially 100% owned by France Télécom (although there were and still remain minority investors in some of the national operating companies).Orange claimed in 2008 that it spent up to £1.5 million per day investing in its network.In 2009, Orange UK decided to outsource its mobile network.The team that launched Orange in the UK was led by Malcolm Way, and later Hans Snook who became the Chief Executive.A holding company structure was adopted in 1995 with the establishment of Orange plc.Those who need to call such services being advised to transfer to an EE plan.Remaining Orange customers were informed in early 2019 that they had to switch to an EE plan by March or their services would be terminated.