08004u – where's it gone?
Last week's bravehearts have become this week's brokenhearts as service vanishes
A Scottish ISP claiming to offer round-the-clock 0800 access to the Net for £49.99 a month appears to have vanished. 08004u launched last Thursday at 9pm on the 9/9/99 as a deliberate ploy by MD David Banks to fly in the face of all those scaremongerers who thought something nasty would happen on that day. Well it didn't. But by Friday night, it appears something untoward had happened as the site disappeared from all radar screens. The Register has been flooded with emails from readers wanting to know what happened to 08004u. Unfortunately, the site is still down and attempts to reach David Banks have so far failed. Banks told The Register on Friday: "Because we'll be using multiple networks it means we shouldn't get any problems [with people trying to access the service]." Oh dear. It appears he may have been a little ahead of himself. ® Tune into Cash Register and turn on to our daily Net Finance News