Long before AOL, Freeserve and BT were offering unmetered access in the UK, Localtel (now known as World Online) went out on a limb and set up a deal that many Internet users just could not resist. Off peak unmetered Internet access was finally introduced to the UK, but things did not always go to plan and thousands of customers were left frustrated and disappointed with the service they were receiving. People decided to make a stand and The Scream! was born in July 1999.
The long term aims of the site were to provide extensive help, links and resources for Internet users with an emphasis on unmetered ISPs and ADSL providers. The Scream! continues to provide up to the minute information for its users on all aspects of the ISP industry in the UK.