AFFINITY LAUNCHES NEW SONNET INTERNET PRODUCT RANGE FOR UK SMALL BUSINESSES Tuesday 2 October 2001 PDF Print Sonnet Internet targets the growing small business sector www.sonnetinternet.co.uk Today sees the launch of a new product range from Sonnet Internet, part of Affinity Internet, including a new portal providing small businesses with direct access to a range of ISP services and business applications. The service has been created to provide excellent value, Internet access and essential online applications for small businesses with between one and twenty employees. Sonnet Internet delivers UK small businesses high quality, cost effective alternatives to the limited ISP offerings currently available to small businesses. Sonnet customers will enjoy greater flexibility of their ISP service than ever before. For instance, customers wishing to self-manage their service will be able to configure email, change usernames and passwords as well as view payment details and access billing online. Following research into the requirements of UK small businesses, Sonnet Internet has incorporated the following value added services into its offering: domain name registration, database and time management applications, as well as the formation of news groups, the monitoring of site performance and traffic, live news feeds, and online training. In addition, Sonnet Internet has developed a range of quality Internet access packages to suit various requirements. These access packages are supported by a spectrum of focused applications and web self-care aimed to greatly aid any small business online. The Sonnet product range includes: * Solo Lite Daytime (£10 per month) and Solo Daytime (£15 per month): uniquely gives you fixed cost access between 6am - 6pm. For the serious business user who is reliant on Internet access during business hours. * Just Dial (FREE) and Dial 4 Business (£10 per month): metered Internet access at local call rates. For the occasional user. * Solo Lite 24/7 (£15 per month) and Solo 24/7 (£25 per month): fixed cost Internet access day and night. The perfect solution for businesses looking for absolute flexibility. * Symphony (£55 per month): gives several users 24/7 access. Ideal for offices with a small network of PCs. Danny Sullivan, director of Affinity Internet, commented: "The Small Business market continues to show significant growth yet has been overlooked for too long when it comes to unmetered ISP provision. Sonnet has been designed purely for small businesses, as an alternative to straight consumer packages that have been marketed to Small Businesses." ~Ends~ All press enquiries: Midnight Communications (business and trade media enquiries) Zoë Harley / Antony Mayfield Tel: 01273 666200 Email: Affinity@midnight.co.uk Sonnet (investor and general enquiries) Nikki Redfern Tel: 020 7670 1150 Email: Nredfern@aih.co.uk Notes to Editors Affinity is a provider of white-label, Internet and telecoms services and technologies to major brands, including WHSmith.co.uk, Powergen, the 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 (UK:AIH). It comprises three main business divisions: Affinity Internet is the UK's biggest provider of Virtual Internet Service Provision (VISP) and has launched over 150 branded ISPs 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. For press ready photography please visit our image archive: www.prshots.com 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.