AFFINITY TO PROVIDE ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB WITH UNMETERED INTERNET ACCESS Friday 20 April 2001 PDF Print Affinity's Virtual Internet Provider makes Arsenal the first football club to supply supporters FRIACO-based Internet Access Arsenal Football Club today announced that it has chosen Virtual Internet Provider (VIP) to supply its unmetered Internet Service Provider (ISP) package. Arsenal Anytime, which will be launched on April 21st, is the first Internet access product of its kind to be launched by a football club. Arsenal FC will be providing its UK supporters access to the Internet at anytime of day or night at the cost of just £12.99 per month, inclusive of subscription and telephone costs. Affinity Internet Holdings' VIP division has supplied Arsenal with its successful Arsenal Connect ISP service since its launch in December 1998. Arsenal Anytime will run alongside the pre-existing service, which charges end-users on a local call rate, metered basis. VIP is also providing an additional Internet access service, JG Time, which provides unmetered Internet access between 12 noon and 5pm, 7 days a week plus preferential metered rates outside these hours. Peter Smith, Sponsorship and Broadband Manager of Arsenal Football Club said: "Many of our fans visit our website at www.arsenal.com to keep up to date with the latest club news and chat, plus take advantage of the other services available. It is an important medium of communication with our fan base, so it seems a natural step to help them access the Internet cost effectively as well. The subscriber also receives an Arsenal email address, a must have status symbol for the discerning Arsenal fan." Peter Collins, managing director of VIP, commented: "AFC Connect proved very popular and now we can offer Arsenal Football Club the latest generation of ISP products. VIP is committed to providing the highest possible calibre of service for Arsenal's fans." -Ends- For further information contact: Midnight Communications (business and trade media enquiries) Zoë Harley / 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. 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. In August 2000, Affinity entered into a 4-year sponsorship arrangement with Arsenal Football Club's Junior Gunners. 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.