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CEO Of ISP Sends CD Plea To Community

Birmingham, October 8th: 24-7Freecall, provider of FRIACO unmetered Internet access services, has announced its intention to become the first ISP to enter the Guinness Book Of World Records by collecting unwanted AOL CDs. With millions of CDs estimated to be in circulation – primarily cover mounted on magazines and sent through the post as direct mail – 24-7Freecall estimates that its entry into the esteemed tome will take less than six months.

“If there’s one thing more certain in life than a Man United fan living in Portsmouth, it’s that every person in the UK will, at some point, receive an AOL sign-up CD,” believes 24-7Freecall’s CEO Sal Abdin. “As there’s a limit to how many coffee mug coasters and portable vanity mirrors a person can realistically own, we are asking the community at large to send us their AOL CDs for our world record bid.”

Dismissed as a publicity stunt by other ISPs and members of the Hampshire WI, Abdin insists that there is a solid business case behind the attempt.

“In the distant future, light itself will be used to carry data. With the millions of CDs we hope to receive, 24-7Freecall would be able to place a CD, shiny side out, on the wall of every building in the UK, providing a network for data and voice communications. Should this technology turn out to complete nonsense, 24-7Freecall would be able to diversify into the coaster and personal beauty market making it an attractive proposition for investors.”

Consumers interested in donating their CDs to 24-7Freecall can mail their AOL offerings to:

24-7Freecall Limited, PO Box 9166, Birmingham, B11 2BZ

“At 24-7 Freecall we don’t waste precious resources pressing CDs that may or may not get used,” concludes Abdin. “We simply offer a great value, all inclusive Internet package to home users for just £14.99 a month. No call charges, no set-up fees and no hidden costs. Join online where the installation software is available as a small download from our website ( and there isn’t a compact disc in sight.”

Abdin dismissed suggestions that his next stunt was to project a naked image of himself onto the side of Freeserve’s headquarters, though he refused to deny claims that a bright pink hippo with 24-7Freecall’s URL painted across it was seen eating buns outside a Demon Internet call centre last Tuesday.

Notes to Editors:

§ Downloads for 24-7Freecall’s range of services are available from the website (

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About 24-7Freecall (

Based out of 800 year-old offices in Birmingham, 24-7Freecall is a major pioneer of flat-rate Internet access services in the UK. The company was established in early 2000. In June of that year the company launched one of the very first unmetered Internet access services in the country based on a fixed monthly fee whilst eliminating all call charges. 24-7Freecall is at the vanguard of the lobby to ensure that access to the Internet for all citizens is easy, affordable and represents good value for money. The company has advanced plans to offer a Wireless Internet Access service to corporate clients and will be launching a hosting subsidiary later this year. The ultimate aim of the company is to become platform agnostic and be able to deliver services to the consumer via any and all devices including PC, TV, mobile phone and PDA.

Sal Abdin
24-7Freecall Limited

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