Backlogged CallNet has new year hangover
Service yet to materialise despite promises and cash injection
CallNet 0800 has failed to clear the backlog of unprocessed registrations for its service that plagued the ISP following its launch at the tail end of last year. The toll-free dial-up service had promised that the backlog would be clear before Christmas and that the ISP would be accepting registrations in time for the festive season. But a spokesman for the company confirmed that despite their best efforts CallNet 0800 had failed to deliver its promise. This is despite receiving a cash injection from Cisco Capital to fund the expansion of its network infrastructure which it claimed would help double capacity "prior to the New Year". The news will come as a bitter disappointment to many Net users in Britain who want to advantage of CallNet's toll-free 0800 service. Elsewhere, ISP 24/7Freecall confirmed it had delayed the launch of its flat-rate toll-free service until February. The service -- which offers users toll-free access to the Net for £24.70 a month -- was due to be launched in December last year. A spokesman for the ISP said: "We delayed the launch because we want the service to be 110 per cent right when we go live." The service is to begin undergoing trials next week. ® Related Stories: Cisco backs CallNet0800 expansion CallNet to re-open registration site CallNet boasts big numbers in spite of problems
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