Feeds

BT ‘not responsible’ for suspended FreeDial service

Telco stands firm against accusations

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

BT has said it will "vigorously" defend any legal action brought against it by ISP FreeDial.biz.

The telco's resolute stand follows reports that FreeDial has been "forced to suspend" all of its broadband operations following an alleged dispute with BT Wholesale.

In an email to customers published on ADSLGuide FreeDial reports that it suspended the service "due to BT reneging on our agreement".

The ISP said that the current situation has arisen "through absolutely no fault of FreeDial" and claims to be preparing a dossier on the matter "pending legal action".

But BT has denied that it is responsible for the problems experienced by Fredial customers.

A spokesman for the telco told The Register: "BT has no involvement in any cancellation arrangements between FreeDial.biz and its customers.

"In view of FreeDial.biz's indication that it intends legal action we cannot comment further. Any legal action will be vigorously defended by BT," he said.

FreeDial caused a flurry of attention last September when it announced that it was offering a 512k ADSL service from just £12.99 a month.

At the time the ISP said it could offer the service at well below cost because its strings-attached "budget" service would be subsidised by its "premium" services.

In a statement on its site it denied that it was a "fly-by-night" operation insisting that it was in it for "for the long haul" with the "finances, resources and background to be able to carry out our commitments to the full". ®

Related Story

ADSL for £12.99 - How do they do that?

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
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?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.