grove34 20:27 27 Jan 2003

just registered for free(yeah right) broadband at click here to see what would happen.

this is the email i got from them a minute ago...........

Subject: Your registration is almost complete simon

To: ****@****

Message-Id: [email protected]>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 14:56:21 -0500
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname -
X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain -
X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [582 583] / [582 583]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain -

simon, Thankyou for pre-registering with, for free broadband access to the Internet.

As you know, registering early is one of the factors in

deciding who gets the free broadband access first. There

is one more step that you can complete today, which will

boost your rating with us, and that is to tell your

friends and family about our website.

Visit click here now and we

will allow you credit for each and every friend notified

by you, using our automated facility.

Thank you for registering


Bev Harrison

click here

its obviously a con of some kind , maybe it isnt , if it isnt then the bit i dont understand is the "allow you credit" part , does that mean that i have to do something for them in order to get free broadband.

even though i've already got broadband it cant hurt to have a bit more :)

  Djohn 20:38 27 Jan 2003
  Wes Tam ;-) 20:43 27 Jan 2003

grove34 too good to be true.....but just in case -I've also registered; so there could be at least two of us with the proverbial egg on the face!!

ps I've got Mailwasher in case I'm now bombarded with junk mail.

  tippucat 20:54 27 Jan 2003

Looks somewhat iffy given that you have to pass on details of 3 friends. Sort of like a chain letter? If kosher all well and good however are BT not the company in charge of the airwaves and do they not levy charges to other companies for rental? If my understanding is correct then can't see how any company can offer 'free' when there are overheads to meet unless it's through heavy advertising i.e spam.

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