AOL UK is launching an unmetered Internet access service, AOL Flat Rate.

The service, available from today to existing AOL subscribers, will be extended to all UK consumers as soon as possible.

The service consists of AOL membership and all Internet telephone costs, with unlimited freephone member-support. It will cost £14.99 per month.

Demo AOL is also offering a free trial of the AOL service to consumers who join AOL from tomorrow. This includes a full months access free, and 24 hours online with no usage or telephone charges. After this, new members will be signed up to the AOL off-peak All the Time rate of £9.99 a month plus 1p per minute, 24 hours a day.

For the last 18 months, AOL UK has been strongly involved in the campaign for the right of UK consumers to unmetered Internet access. This campaign began to get results in May, when Oftel forced BT to begin offering a wholesale flat-rate tariff to its Telecoms competitor.