Feeds

Flat fee ISP slams user ‘abuse’

RedHotAnts in your pants

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Mobile application security vulnerability report

RedHotAnt has lashed out at users who it claims are abusing its flat-fee 24/7 Net access service.

RedHotAnt is so popular it's having an impact o the performance of the service. "...the main problem is that there are a number of users who are 'abusing rather than using' the system. We will track these people down and stop them from doing this," the ISP ranted in a statement. "If you are one of the users, and you know who you are abusing the system, then watch out, we will catch up with you and terminate your account," it said.

So, just to make sure we're all clear on this...RedHotAnt users pay a one-off joining fee of 30.00 and then an annual renewable fee of between 20 to 60 for unmetered Net access... and then RedHotAnt gets ants in its pants because use the service too much. Yet they've paid for it. But they're not allowed to use it...well, not all the time, it seems. Yet they've paid for it.

No one from RedHotAnt was available for comment by press time. The JAK Group - the e-outfit behind RedHotAnt - announced its plans to offer unmetered Net access in March 2000.

Related Story

Less to Free Internet than meets the eye

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales
Investors really hate it: Share price plunge as growth SLOWS in key AWS division
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
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.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.