With NASCAR Racing 3 out in the stores with its free internet multiplayer capabilities, and the TEN service changing into Pogo, using a completely revamped business model, the NROS was shut down on October 14, 1999, marking the end of a remarkable era of online NASCAR racing, which allowed many friendships to grow. Until today, the NROS is still missed by many drivers.
1999/09/07 Howdy Racers, It is with great regret that I must post the following news: On October 14, 1999, TEN will officially shut down the pay-for-play game service. It was a tough decision, but we have decided to shift our focus from retail and pay-to- play titles to free family games. In addition, all TEN local access numbers will be disabled as of today, September 7, 1999, but you will still be able to connect to TEN using your own ISP. All TEN e-mail accounts and newsgroups will be active until December 31, 1999. Those of you that have already paid subscription fees for any service after September 1, 1999 will be refunded for this amount. This refund will be credited to your credit card by the end of September. No one will be billed for TEN service from here on out--from now until the shutdown date, all active TEN subscribers can race on TEN for free. The past couple of years of NASCAR Racing on TEN has been wonderful, and we were glad to be able to host it during this time. We thank you all for your support and wish you continued fun and success in future racing endeavors. Details on Billing Credits No one will be billed any TEN subscription fee after 9/1/99. In addition, if you have paid for any subscription service after 9/1/99, you will be refunded this amount. Example 1, if you have a monthly flat account and your last billing date was August 15, 1999, you will be refunded $10.05 for the 15 days in September that you would have been billed past September 1 ($0.67 per day). Example 2, if you have a bulk rate account and your last billing date was July 5, 1999, you will be refunded $15.40 for the 35 days that you would have been billed past September 1 ($0.44 per day). Example 3, if you have a hourly account and your last billing date was August 7, 1999, you will be refunded $2.31 for the 7 days that you would have been billed past September 1 ($0.33 per day).