Below is the revised press release for the planned UK & European
Telecoms Boycott on Sunday 6th June.  The number of participating
countries has risen from ten to fifteen (with the addition of the Czech
Republic, Austria, Denmark, Hungary & Sweden).  Along with support from
Germany, the Netherlands and the possibility of the Republic of Ireland
becoming involved.

Participants are asked to take down there web sites for 24 hours and
replace them with a link to the Campaigns site. (with ZIP file containing
Boycott link page) (what the link page looks like)

Fifteen Countries Participate in Coordinated European Telecommunications

London, 21 April 1999

For immediate release

Internet users in fifteen European countries are joining forces to
campaign for fairer telecommunications charges. The following countries
intend to take part in a European Telecommunications Boycott on Sunday
6th June: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece,
Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
and the United Kingdom.

On that day all telephone users in those countries are encouraged to
pull out the plug for 24 hours; Internet users are asked to lay down
their modems.

The boycott is coordinated by which brings together, via
a mailing list, representatives of all the national campaigns.

The united European campaign aims for:

1. Costs of all telephone calls to more closely mirror the independently
audited cost to telecommunications operators of providing these calls,
as already mandated by EU law.

2. Introduction of flat-rate charges for - in the first instance - local
calls, so that anyone can talk to friends and relatives, and Internet
users can dial up to Internet Service Providers using a telephone modem,
without worrying about the clock ticking and charges ratcheting up.

3. For any remaining metered calls, abolition of the minimum call charge
so that calls are paid for solely by the time spent connected.

4. For Internet users, quicker introduction of modern access methods
such as xDSL, cable modems and satellite access, which do not use the
telephone modem and are a great improvement on it for users.

The united European campaigns' Web site:

UK contact:

Erol Ziya
Press Officer, Campaign for Unmetered Telecommunications

+44 171 681 2831

Alan Day - Dumfries & Galloway,  Scotland,  UK
Team AMIGA                   ICQ uin  23996342

A member of CUT - Campaign for Unmetered Telecommunications
( in the UK ) please register your support for UNMETERED calls at