Feeds

World Online flat fee ISP is Screaming by any other name

Only now it's called Freedom 24

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Seven Steps to Software Security

World Online has started offering unmetered access to the Net a month after first signalling its intention to offer a 24/7 flat-fee service in Britain. The price structure is called Freedom 24 and offers all the usual bits and bobs associated with such services. The Freedom 24 service is based on the Screaming.net model developed by Surrey-based telco, Localtel. Localtel was acquired last month for an undisclosed sum by World Online. Just as with Screaming.net, the new service requires Net users to switch phone companies and sign up with World Online Telecom (formerly Localtel). 24/7 unmetered access is included in the £14.99 a month line rental fee. Net users also receive discounted voice calls as part of the deal. There is also a one-off £20 subscription fee (waived for existing World Online, Bun.com, Strayduck, Telinco 0845 and screaming.net subscribers) for all new users. Jeremy Stokes, former head of Localtel and now with World Online, gave assurances today that the same problems that plagued the launch of Screaming.net would not be repeated with World Online. Elsewhere, the FT reports that there is increasing pressure on World Online's chairman, Nina Brinks, to resign in a bid to repair investor's confidence in the Dutch company. Shares in World Online have taken a good kicking since it emerged she flogged loads of hers ahead of the float last month. No one at World Online was available for comment. ® Related News and Links World Online buys Localtel, launches unmetered service World Online

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.