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Hundreds Angry After Meridian Net Goes Off Line

Hundreds of frustrated and angry Meridian customers have subscribed to Zip Internet in the last 24hrs.

Meridian Internet Technology Limited internet service www.meridian.net.nz has gone off line, leaving thousands of its customers without internet access.

Calls to the Meridian's registered office Ph (09) 827 0740 are answered by Peter Hoskin who said he has had no contact with the directors Dale Mcisaac and Matthew Betts for approximately ten months. Calls to Matthew Betts (09) 817 7176 are greeted with a answerphone message.Peter Hoskin said Dale Mcisacc's contact is by mobile phone which he doesn't have.

Former Customers of Meridian have flooded Zip Internets switch board wanting to join. Zip Internet has taken on 3 technicans to handle the sudden rush for connections and to make connections within 30 minutes.

Connecting people is not a problem but with so many businesses wanting to transfer their web sites is proving a bit of a problem.Quite a few done have their Domainz authorisation key numbers and with Meridian having their contact phone numbers disconnected former Meridian customers are having to contact Domainz directly to obtain the authorisation keys. Domainz seem to be handling the requests quite well, Allen Sheen said.

Allen Sheen said to maintain the integrity of the ISP industry Zip Internet have decided to offer a one off deal to Meridian customers.

The first 5,000 Meridian customers to join Zip Internet will be offered a: One month of free Internet use - Flat Rate account for $35.00 (incl gst) No joining fee - No payment required at time of joining. No charge to transfer a domain or web site to Zip Internet All people have to do is phone us on (09) 914 5079 or fax (09) 579 5978 and we will fax or mail them a application form. As soon as we receive it back they will be on line within 30 minutes, Allen said.


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