AFFINITY TO PROVIDE POWERGEN'S THREE NEW INTERNET ACCESS PACKAGES Tuesday 28 August 2001 PDF Print Powergen offers unmetered ISP service as fourth "essential service" Powergen today announced that Affinity Internet Holdings is to supply the company with three new unmetered Internet access packages in September 2001. The packages named 'Daytime', 'Anytime' and 'Evenings and Weekends', have been developed with Affinity's Internet division to provide a range of competitively priced ISP services to Powergen's three million customer accounts. Affinity already works with Powergen in many areas. Affinity's Telecom division provides its successful fixed and mobile telecoms offering; Affinity's Internet division provides its existing metered ISP service; and Hurricaneseye, a co-venture between the two companies provides Powergen's single billing capability. Powergen wanted to offer its customers a variety of Internet access packages to suit the differing requirements of its business and consumer base. As a result, Affinity Internet developed the following: Daytime - gives users unlimited surfing between 6 am and 6 pm on weekdays for just £9.99 per month, then 1p a minute at all other times. Anytime - affords the user unlimited surfing 24 hours-a-day for just £13.99 a month Evenings and Weekends - is a service primarily aimed at families with children as, for only £9.99 per month, users can enjoy unlimited surf time between the hours of 4pm and 8am weekdays, and at anytime over the weekend. It isn't just Powergen customers who will benefit; these packages can be used by anyone with an Internet-enabled PC and a BT telephone line. Danny Sullivan, director of Affinity Internet, commented: "In a competitive marketplace, trusted brands become more important to the customer. The strength of Powergen's brand combined with this new competitive range of Internet access packages makes the total 'essential services' proposition very attractive to customers." Brian Coane, Powergen's marketing communications manager, said: "Powergen's business strategy is to offer a range of essential services to make life easier for our customers. We want to simplify the running of homes or businesses by providing a range of competitively priced essentials, including Internet access, through one point of contact." - Ends - All press enquiries: 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 1150 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.affinity.uk.com Powergen Sarah Sowden 0115 906 2562 Email: email@example.com Notes to Editors 1. Evenings & Weekends costs just 2p a minute between 8am - 4pm. 2. Powergen will bill its Internet access packages online. 3. People can sign up and download the package from the Powergen website (www.pgen.net). From September they will be able to order a CD-ROM by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing 0114 247 7818. About Affinity Internet Holdings plc Affinity is a provider of white-label, Internet, telecoms and commerce services to major brands, including Tiny Computers, Powergen, Royal Bank of Scotland and Egg. Founded in 1995 Affinity employs over 200 people in Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. It comprises three main business divisions: Affinity Internet is the UK's biggest provider of Virtual Internet Service Provision (VISP) with over 150 branded ISPs running across its infrastructure in the UK alone. It offers a full range of SME and ISP packages through its client brands including metered and un-metered, narrowband and broadband (ADSL). Affinity Telecom offers brandable fixed and wireless telephony services as well as a pioneering convergent billing platform based on the industry-leading Geneva technology. Affinity Commerce offers brandable web, mobile and iTV content, e-commerce, software, portals and advanced customer relationship management (CRM) services. Affinity has built its technologies and services working with companies regarded as the best in their respective fields, including strategic partners: ICL, Cisco Systems, and ClientLogic. Other key relationships include Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, Vodafone UK, Applied Psychology Research (APR) and Synigence. www.affinity.uk.com For press ready photography please visit our image archive: http://www.prshots.com/?chid=2051 About Powergen Powergen was the first utility to become a virtual Internet service provider with the launch of its Surf & Save package in November 1999. Surf & Save is unique in that it offer users more money back on their energy bills the longer they stay on line, plus a range of other innovative features such as free password protected e-mail addresses. 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.