This came up as a shock for me and maybe a shocking situation for all the users of Bolt Browser. Bitstream, the developer of BOLT Browser is discontinuing the free Browsing. So, the service might take the shape of a Pay as You Go or as a fixed paid subscription in the future.
The warning about the service being discontinued currently only appeared during browsing via. Bolt Browser and there’s no note of any such change on the website of Bolt as well as Bitstream. Here’s what appeared on the screen during browsing:
Dear BOLT user, the free BOLT mobile browsing service will be discontinued starting Dec-14,2011. Unfortunately, the economic circumstances prevent us from running a free service going forward. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your loyalty and support.
Looking for updated info from Bitstream for why they are shutting down thi amazing service. There would be some alternate solution instead of simply shutting down the free service. Hoping that the paid service will be cheap because Bolt is really necessary for me.