Feeds

Tiscali UK unveils PAYG broadband

By the hour, by Mb - you choose

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Tiscali UK is launching a pay-as-you-go broadband service later in the spring. The 512k services cost £19.99 a month (the same as BT's recently announced BT Broadband Basic) and give punters those choice of either 50 hours online a month or 1Gb monthly limit.

Punters who exceed this limit will then pay just 2p per minute on the 50-hour package and 2p per Mb for the 1Gb package. Just in case consumers get carried away, Tiscali is capping monthly bills at £50.

It is also launching a 1Mbps broadband product for £29.99 a month, which it says undercuts similar speed services from AOL by £5 a month, BT Retail by £8 a month and BT Yahoo! by £11 a month.

Both the PAYG broadband and 1Mbps services are based on the BT Wholesale product Datastream which enables operators to use their own networks to provide the ADSL services. As a result, these products are available to around 80 per cent of UK broadband-enabled areas only.

Tiscali UK announced today that it has more than 200,000 broadband customers. The ISP declined to break down the figures to say how many were on its sub-512k services.

Anyhow, according to Tiscali this now makes it the second largest independent DSL provider in the UK, behind BT, which is approaching a million punters, and AOL.

In a statement, Tiscali said its market share has increased from three per cent in September 2003 to more than 10 per cent in March 2004, making it the fastest-growing DSL provider in the UK.

And since it is adding more than 2,000 new DSL customers every day, it reckons it's grabbing between 30-40 per cent of new UK DSL customers. ®

Related Stories

BT climbs down in Tiscali ad spat
BT knocks Tiscali in ad. Tiscali gets cross
PlusNet throws strop at BT cheapest broadband claim
Rival ISPs rubbish BT Broadband Basic
BT touts £20 capped broadband
Telewest unveils capped 256k Net access

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
Broadband Secretary of SHEEP sensationally quits Cabinet
Maria Miller finally resigns over expenses row
Skype pimps pro-level broadcast service
Playing Cat and Mouse with the media
Beat it, freetards! Dyn to shut down no-cost dynamic DNS next month
... but don't worry, charter members, you're still in 'for life'
Like Google, Comcast might roll its own mobile voice network
Says anything's possible if regulators approve merger with Time Warner
EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app
Bug quietly slurps PAYG credit - yet EE denies it exists
Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark
New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds
Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India
Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights?
Facebook splats in-app chat, whacks brats into crack yakety-yak app
Jibber-jabbering addicts turfed out just as Zuck warned
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.