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How much? 600 a month for internet access? Do I look stupid?

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Last week, Liberty Surf joined the throng of ISPs throwing around unmetered Internet access like there was no tomorrow. The company joins NTL, AltaVista and BT in the mad race for Net surfers (after all, once it's dirt cheap, why bother to change supplier?).

However, while many of these plans are still untested (the usual fall-over-due-to-demand model is never far away), we were flabbergasted by Liberty Surf's prices. No, not the real 20 a year for off-peak calling or 35 a year for total access - but The Times' suggestion that people would have to pay a flat rate of 20 a day. A small word error but a large financial one.

We really haven't got a beef against The Times, but following the publication of a porn site URL instead of a personal finance aide last week, you'd have thought it would be a little more careful. Didn't 600 a month seem a little excessive? Bless. ®

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