I just got the following e-mail from Virgin Connect memeber services. Internet Appliance Network is terminating the VirginConnect service as of 11/15/2000.
According to the FAQ at http://www.virginconnect.com/help/faq_ian.html
Since *they* are terminating the member agreement, you can keep the webplayer and not incur any charges. Now you can hack away at will!
Thank you for your continued interest in the Webplayer. We're very sorry
to inform you that the Webplayer and Internet service offer is being
discontinued effective 11/15/00. The Internet appliance and service
offering was supported by Internet Appliance Network (IAN), which is no
longer continuing in the business of delivering Internet appliances and
services direct to consumers.
To thank you for your participation in the charter member program, we
would like to offer you a $25 gift certificate to our preferred
retailer, Virginmega.com. To redeem your gift certificate, simply call
the Virginmega.com toll free phone number at: 1-877-484-7446.
You will be connected with a personal shopper who will be happy to
assist you in placing your order by phone. You may wish to visit
Virginmega.com ahead of time to browse music, video or DVD product. Your
gift certificate will expire on: 12/15/00 and is applicable toward your
next Virginmega.com purchase of music, video or DVD product. (Note: see
Rules at bottom of this email).
ABOUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP:
Internet Appliance Network will terminate your charter membership and
shut down the service as of midnight 11/15/00. Effective as of that
date, you are no longer bound by the terms of the Member Agreement. We
will send you a letter via US mail within the next 7-10 business days
that includes instructions for returning your Webplayer and a prepaid
UPS shipping label, so you can return the device free of charge. Your
Webplayer cannot be re-configured to work with another ISP.
We recommend that you notify your friends, colleagues and family that
your email address will no longer be accepting mail after 11/15/00 and
provide them with an alternate address. We also suggest that you remove
any remaining email from your mailbox prior to that date and forward
mail that you want to keep to an alternate email box.
Please be assured that we will delete from our databases all personal
information we've collected through the application and service, other
than your name and contact information (which we will keep as necessary
for record keeping purposes). If you still wish to receive exclusive
offers and discounts from Virginmega.com, send a message to
firstname.lastname@example.org to opt in.
Thank you for your participation in the charter program. We're sorry
we're not able to continue this service. For more information about the
service shutdown, click here.
Internet Appliance Network