AFFINITY SECURES CONTRACT FOR TINY ONLINE FRIACO SERVICE Thursday 8 March 2001 PDF Print Affinity's Virtual Internet Provider to supply SurfPort24 service to Tiny Online's 650,000 users Tiny Online today announced that it has chosen Virtual Internet Provider (VIP) to supply its un-metered Internet Service Provider (ISP) package, T:Surf Plus. The service, which will be launched on April 2nd, will come pre-installed with all new Tiny PCs and will be offered to the half-a-million plus users of its existing Pay As You Go and T:Surf packages. The ISP, Portal and e-tailing arm of the UK's largest PC manufacturer - Tiny Computers, has confirmed the deal, which will give its existing 650,000 and all new subscribers, access to the Internet at anytime of the day or night. The service will cost just £14.99 per month inclusive of subscription and telephone costs. The deal marks VIP's first major customer to sign up for SurfPort24, for which VIP is a wholesaler. Affinity Internet Holdings' VIP division has supplied Tiny with its highly successful ISP services since its launch in Spring 1999. Customers are being invited to pre-register an interest in the service at http://www.tinyonline.net/tsurfplus Colin Greene, Managing Director of Tiny Online said: "All of our customers have the option of Internet services when they buy a PC from Tiny. We wanted to offer the option of an unmetered service, and strongly believe it needs to be a premium product with high levels of service and there's no one that comes close to VIP when it comes to delivering on these criteria. " Peter Collins, managing director of VIP, commented: "Naturally we're pleased to be able to extend our relationship with Tiny with the latest generation of ISP products. We're committed to providing the highest possible calibre of service for Tiny Online's customers." For further information contact: Midnight Communications (business and trade media enquiries) Daryl Newman / Antony Mayfield Tel: 01273 666200 Email: Affinity@midnight.co.uk Affinity Internet Holdings (investor and general enquiries) Nikki Redfern Tel: 020 7670 1155 Email: email@example.com About Virtual Internet Provider VIP was created in 1995. VIP's success as a provider of virtual ISPs saw the company launch over 150 Internet brands, and evolve into the LSE-listed Affinity Internet Holdings PLC. In addition to its standard ISP services, VIP now offers the following FRIACO-based products: About Affinity Internet Holdings PLC (WWW.AFFINITY.UK.COM) Affinity is a leading Internet and telecoms company providing an increasingly integrated offering to corporates, consumer brands and special interest groups. It has four wholly owned subsidiaries and one jointly owned subsidiary: * Virtual Internet Provider Ltd, the branded Internet services provider * Hurricaneseye Ltd, the convergent billing company (co-owned with Powergen) * EGO Maniacs.net Ltd, the online entertainment company * Taxi Interactive Ltd, the innovative commerce company * Sonnet Internet Ltd, the bespoke ISP specialists for the SME and SoHo markets Clients include Tiny Computers, Reed Business Information, PowerGen, Royal Bank of Scotland, Chrysalis, Skandia and the AA. Affinity is providing a best of breed solution by utilising the services of its strategic partners: ICL - the e-Business services company, Cisco Systems, and ClientLogic. Other key relationships include Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, COLT, Vodafone UK, Synigence and erecruitment.com. About Tiny Online Tiny Online is the ISP and E-tailing arm of Tiny Computers Limited, the largest PC manufacturer in the UK (part of the OT Group). Tiny Online was one of the first ISPs to be launched by a PC manufacturer. It currently has over 600,000 subscribers and its predicted this will increase to a million by 2002.Tiny Online is pre-installed on all Tiny PCs. Tiny's PCs are sold through 140 retail showrooms nationwide, as well as directly through is sales hotline and its website, www.tiny.com. Last year, the company sold over 400, 000 PCs in the UK, and this sales success is being mirrored throughout the USA and the Far East. Tiny Online Press Office Laura Smith Tel: 0870 1656604 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.tinyonline.net This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Midnight Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.