Orange is to stop offering its Anytime unmetered dial-up service, as more and more internet users opt for broadband connections.
The ISP has informed customers that the Anytime service will be withdrawn from December this year in a letter sent out this week, Ispreview.com reports
Customers were also told they will be sent a broadband kit in the next three weeks and were offered Orange's £12 per month 2Mbps broadband service as a replacement - which works out £3 less per month than they were paying for their dial-up package.
A statement from Orange said: "Orange has decided to close the Any Time Dial-up service at the end of this year. This is because we believe that broadband provides our customers with more benefits and greater value for money than Any Time Dial-up.
"Our broadband packages cost from £12 a month so in a lot of cases, Any Time customers will be paying less than they were before.At Orange, we intend to carry on investing in future products and services. The closure of Any Time Dial-up will allow us to do this more effectively."