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V21, or V Two One as it insists on calling itself, has swooped on stricken ISP, The Free Internet, buying its user base of thefreeinternet.net and business ops in an agreed deal. Terms are undisclosed.

TFI subscribers gain access to a faster Internet connection and retain their email addys, according to V Two One.

Thefreeinternet.com suspended its ISP service in June, blaming a dispute with NTL. Director Gerry Kavanagh said that the liquidation of The Free Internet Limited had no bearing on the dispute, pointing out the the user base was owned by a different company, 1st Free Ltd.

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'V Two One' acquires UK-based ISP 'The Free Internet'
In a bid to become one of the UK’s foremost Internet Service Providers (ISPs), V Two One http://www.v21.co.uk has announced its acquisition of The Free Internet http://www.thefreeinternet.net , incorporating its user base and business operations under the rapidly expanding V Two One umbrella.

Internet users previously signed up to The Free Internet will now benefit from V Two One’s faster Internet connection, extensive customer support and unrivalled service.

Existing The Free Internet customers will retain previous email addresses and start benefiting from V Two One’s exceptional Internet connection and wide range of user services straight away. Included in the offering is unlimited technical support for new customers and a choice of packages including pay-as-you-go, a range of options with flat-rate fees from just £3.99 per month, and V Two One’s custom-built, intelligent dial-up software which is downloadable free of charge in minutes.

V Two One’s new customers will also be benefiting from forums to discuss Internet-related topics with other users and V Two One staff, and a ‘Surf Safe’ browser option that enables children to explore the Internet without the risk of being exposed to unsuitable or offensive content.

Commenting on V Two One’s acquisition of The Free Internet, Steve Kaye, Managing Director, V Two One, enthused, “Since its formation, V Two One has continually provided its users with an ISP that demonstrates high levels of service at affordable prices. We are looking forward to providing our new users with the levels of service our current customers have come to expect from V Two One – as well as offering them the chance to take advantage of our ADSL offering for just £19.99 per month.”

Gerry Kavanagh, Managing Director, The Free Internet, said, “We are delighted to offer existing The Free Internet subscribers with a new, wide range of services and support from V Two One. After researching a number of possible ISPs that could take over our operations, we decided V Two One would provide the best service to our customer base.”

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