Feeds

Supanet runs with pre-paid Net access vouchers

Blimey, we're out of puff already

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

Supanet is to launch a pre-paid voucher service for Net users aimed at people looking to control the cost of their Net use.

The pre-pay card works the same as the pre-pay vouchers that have become so popular among mobile phone users.

Burnley-based Supanet started trialling the service at Preston College earlier this week and intends to introduce it to the rest of the country within the next couple of weeks.

To use the service, users simply buy a card up to a value of £5, £10 or £20 before scratching off a panel to reveal a unique identity number.

This number can then be entered into the supanet voucher Web site where it automatically tops-up a user's account. It means they can access the Net using an 0800 number so that the phone line they use incurs no charges.

Access costs 3.95p per minute during the day and 2p a minute at all other times.

It's thought the scheme will prove particularly popular with people who don't have access to credit or debit cards, the usual way to pay for Net access either by flat-rate subscription or via a phone bill.

For this initiative to succeed, though, the top-up vouchers must become widely available.

Paul Flood, Commercial Director at Supanet, said he is talks with a number of different potential distributors but declined to say which until commercial negotiations had been completed.

But he said they would be available in 137 Time Computer stores from next week.

Supanet says it has grown its customer base from 830,000 to one million users over the last six months.

It expects that the new voucher scheme will attract some 10,000 users within the next four months. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

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
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
Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors
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.