Feeds

Freeserve decides users want lower dial-up fees after all

Free ISP to offer phone bill rebates

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

When it comes to U-turns, they don't get much better than Freeserve. In July, one of Freeserve's spokeswomen, Lesley Smith, told The Times: "The phone call charge is not much of an issue for that many people." She was, of course, referring to the cost of dial-up access in the Britain. In a comment that will no doubt come to haunt Freeserve and Smith, she seemed to suggest that charging people for every second they spend online is not an issue among Net users in Britain. How wrong can one person be? Freeswerve yesterday announced a new gimmick that means that if users spend enough on telephone calls it will give them up to ten hours (yippee, ten whole hours...) of free off-peak dial-up access a month. Hang on, didn't Smith say that the "phone call charge is not much of an issue for that many people"? Before you know it Freeserve will be charging people a monthly fee for using its service... ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years
Man jailed for dodgy cinema recording of Hollywood movie
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
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?