Orange has launched a new broadband package which adds in 500 inclusive minutes to mobile phones each month.

The firm claims that it’s the first in the UK to offer a deal with free calls to mobiles. The ‘Broadband and Anytime Mobile Calls’ deal also includes unlimited broadband, landline calls to 30 countries and costs £15 per month excluding line rental.

Sylvain Thevenot, director of marketing and propositions at Orange Broadband said, "We want to make keeping in touch with friends and family, no matter where they are, as simple as possible. This is why we have taken our plans to the next level and created the UK’s first ever package with inclusive mobile minutes. Our new plan continues to play a part in our commitment to offer our customers the most transparent and best value broadband deals across the country."

Orange will double the included minutes to 1,000 for the first 12 months of the contract for customers who sign up or upgrade in March.

Customers will receive a free copy of McAfee Anti-virus 2012 and Parental controls, and a Bright Box wireless router. Orange services such as Orange Wednesdays and Orange Films to Go are also included.

Orange said the package is "perfect for families who are cost conscious and, as a result, limit the amount of time they spend calling friend and family mobiles from their landline."