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BT To Offer Free Internet Access - Paper

BT To Offer Free Internet Access - Paper By Reuters May 24, 1999 (3:23 AM) URL:

British Telecommunications was poised to offer free access to the Internet with no call charges, the Sunday Telegraph said. The paper said BT was in talks with OFTEL, the British telecomwatchdog, about the plan.

Several companies, including Dixons Group's Freeserve, offer no monthly fees for customers to access the Internet. But Web surfers still pay local call charges when connecting to the Internet.

Under the plan, BT would offer a free phone number with only a marginal increase in monthly rental charges, the paper said.