Feeds

Freeserve in dial-up price rise, fall, soft-shoe shuffle?

Dunno - but we have a bid for weirdest no comment substitute award

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

The UK’s biggest ISP, Freeserve, could be about to increase the price of its flat-rate narrowband service. Or not.

We’ve received an anonymous tip-off that from next week the price of Freeserve’s flat rate dial-up service will increase by £1 to £13.99 a month.

Of course, not wishing to print any old rumour we contacted Freeserve for their response.

We were sent this: "If ever we decide to adjust our prices - up, down, sideways, back to front, in yen, Euros or dollars - our customers will know about it from us, and that's the way it should be."

And here’s us expecting a flat denial - or at worst, a "no comment". Oh well.

Last month Freeserve chief exec, John Pluthero, told the FT that the company was looking at its pricing although he said no decision had yet been made.

However, he said that all pricing pressure in the market was "upwards" and that he’d be surprised if there weren’t price rises from a number of ISPs this year.

His comments, of course, were made before Oftel announced plans to impose a price cut on the wholesale cost of unmetered dial-up Net access. ®

Related Story

Oftel acts to cut UK Net access charges

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Mighty Blighty broadbanders beg: Let us lay cable in BT's, er, ducts
Complain to Ofcom that telco has 'effective monopoly'
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network
Take your license demand and stick it in your ASSIA
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Ofcom tackles complaint over Premier League footie TV rights
Virgin Media: UK fans pay the most for the fewest matches
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.