Feeds

Flood of enquiries slows down LocalTel freebies

Telco apologises to subscribers for delays to free calls service

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

LocalTel has apologised to subscribers of its new toll-free Net access service for delays in issuing documents to compete the registration to screaming.net. In an email to Net users, customer service manager for the telco, PA Jenkins, said: "The response to the service has been overwhelming and this is why it has taken so long for us to confirm your order instructions. Please accept our apologies for the delay." Since its launch almost three weeks ago LocalTel has been swamped with enquires. It has already registered 36,000 people and is growing by around 2000 a day, a spokesman for LocalTel said today. The screaming.net site is also receiving 90,000 page impressions a day, he said. Around 100,000 CD-ROMs containing screaming.net software have been distributed by Tempo -- the electrical goods retailer that is in partnership with LocalTel. A further 60,000 CD-ROMs are due to be issued shortly. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands – new proposal
Come back with our internet! cries Republican drawing up bill
What a Mesa: Apple vows to re-use titsup GT sapphire glass plant
Commits to American manufacturing ... of secret tech
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?