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The MD of new ISP City Connections appears to have an identity crisis. Operations manager Tim Smith sent out an email yesterday announcing that ISP City Connections had launched its service on Monday. So The Register called Smith to discuss the details of the service. "Hi, can I speak to Tim Smith, please. "Speaking." "Great, my name is... hang on a minute, aren't you Tom Defty?" Silence. Defty is the MD of City Connections. "Tim Smith is my other name..." "Tim Smith's your other name?" Defty then deftly passes off his identity-swapping action as a game he likes to play with the press. "So, can I speak to Tim Smith please?" "No, he doesn't take calls." "Doesn't take calls?" Defty assured The Register that Smith does exist and that he is not some fictional character devised to make it appear that City Connections is an even bigger operation than it really is... ® Related Stories Confidential information leaked on Net Net users leap on leaked ISP freefone number

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