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  • At Home Support

    Orbit customers can apply for FREE digital skills support delivered by our partner 'We Are Digital'. The At Home Support service is tailored for Orbit customers who find it difficult to get local digital courses and training.

     

    Doing more online can be a great way of being more independent:

    • keeping in touch with friends and family through Skype and Facebook
    • communicating with public services and organisations (including Orbit)
    • ordering groceries online and having them delivered to your door.

    We can arrange for an experienced tutor to visit you at home. They can help you develop your online skills including using emails, online shopping, using social media and staying safe.

     

    This is the link for staff/partners to apply for AHS for customers.

     

    Internet training

    Even if you're comfortable using your computer or tablet, then there's a lot more you can do. It is free and you can learn at your own pace:

     

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  • Here are some offers exclusively for you that will help you become digital at home.

     

    Super Surfer

    Super surfing can help you with the costs involved with getting online. This could be some money towards a new tablet or laptop. Read more on our Grants page.

     

    Getting online for less

    Finding low cost computers and tablets. Below is a list of providers to get you the best deal:

     

    For refurbished laptops or PCs you can contact

     

    BT Basic phone and Broadband

    BT Basic is a low-cost tariff available to customers on limited incomes and receiving certain benefits. BT Basic can help reduce your bill to around £5 per month. You can also add on a broadband package for the equivalent of £4.95 per month.

    Eligibility and usage restrictions apply. Find out more by visiting the BT Basic website or call BT on 0800 800 864 (8am to 6pm Mondays to Fridays).

     

    20% EE mobile WiFi discount

    Great deal on pay as you go data packages so you can keep control of the costs when you get online with EE. Call 0800 678 1221 or email betterdays@orbit.org.uk to find out more.

     

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  • In today's digital age most of us have access to the internet whether it’s through our phone, laptop, computer or tablet. Unfortunately, there are things that can sometimes go wrong so it’s really important that we keep ourselves and our loved ones safe online.

     

    Here are five top tips to staying safe online from BBC Webwise;

    • It is vital to have a good antivirus software, to keep it up-to- date and to run virus scans frequently
    • Use a firewall
    • Keep your Wi-Fi network secure with strong password protection.
    • Do not click on questionable links
    • Do not download potentially dangerous files or programs.

     

    These are trusted websites where you can find out more about internet safety;

    • Factual information about the internet and the law and some really helpful information aimed at teenagers can be found here 
    • Top tips for helping you keep your children safe online can be found here 

     

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  • Visit the My Account on the Orbit website to find out how to register and log in. Services available via My Account include:

     

     

    If you need help using the Orbit website or My Account, you can use the online chat feature which will connect you to one of our advisers.

     

    You can also make payments from your mobile phone using the allpay app, available for iPhone, Android and Windows phones.

     

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