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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

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