UK Internet service provider 4theNet is
launching a scheme on July 4 that pays users to surf the Internet.
It awards credits for every
minute that users spend online — and at the end of three months it writes
out the cheques
and mails them.
The “Paid as you Surf” (PAYS) scheme is expected to capture a significant
of the 50,000 new users signing up for Internet access each week in the UK.
these new users have been going to Freeserve and other free access
“We are simply giving some of the revenue we earn, back to our customers,”
managing director Kevin McGarahan. “Not so long ago everyone had to pay to
Internet but PAYS has turned the whole thing full circle by not only
offering a free
service but also giving a revenue share to those who are using it.”
4theNet’s target is 100,000 users within a month of launching the scheme.
“Our PAYS scheme is completely unique in the ISP marketplace and its a Net
recipe that has never been on show before,” added McGarahan. “There are no
red herrings or false promises from us, simply a demonstration that we aim
to revolutionise the ISP market, a revolution that everyone can be a part
As well as Paid as you Surf, 4theNet offers other services in the UK
Virtual Internet Service Provision (VISP) for Web site owners that want to