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
The ISP, Portal and e-tailing arm of the UK's largest PC manufacturer -
Computers, has confirmed the deal, which will give its existing 650,000
all new subscribers, access to the Internet at anytime of the day or
The service will cost just £14.99 per month inclusive of subscription and
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
Customers are being invited to pre-register an interest in the service at
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
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
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
Affinity Internet Holdings (investor and general enquiries)
Tel: 020 7670 1155
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
Affinity Internet Holdings PLC.
In addition to its standard ISP services, VIP now offers the following
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
interest groups. It has four wholly owned subsidiaries and one jointly
* Virtual Internet Provider Ltd, the branded Internet services provider
* Hurricaneseye Ltd, the convergent billing company (co-owned with
* 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
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
its strategic partners: ICL - the e-Business services company, Cisco
Systems, and ClientLogic. Other key relationships include Cable &
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
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
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
Tel: 0870 1656604
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