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CallNet 0800 has become the latest British ISP to ditch unmetered Net access.

The service - launched some nine months ago - will be shut down on September 5 and be replaced with a metered service.

No one at CallNet0800 was available for comment today to explain why the ISP has decided to call it a day.

However, in a "Dear John" letter to customers, CallNet blamed "substantial changes in the telecommunications industry" which it said had "altered the fundamental economics of 0800 services".

These "industry changes have now impacted upon the company's ability to offer [unmetered access]", it said.

And in an attempt to fend off any criticism even before it raised its head, the company said: "Finally, we advise you that under the terms and conditions you agreed to on registration, the CallNet0800 service will be terminated and your existing account closed on 5th September 2000."

CallNet's decision to scrap its unmetered package is the latest in a string of ISPs to pull back from unmetered Net access.

LibertySurf had troubles, breathe chucked off 500 abusers, and last month LineOne pulled out of the unmetered market completely. ®

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