Non-subscribers to The Times and Sunday Times are enjoying a rare treat this morning – access to the News UK websites.
Less than a week before their sister title The Sun goes behind one, The Times and Sunday Times paywall has been "temporarily suspended".
A spokesperson for The Times said: "We are currently doing routine maintenance to The Times and The Sunday Times website which means the subscription and log-in processes have had to be temporarily suspended while this work is completed."
Here are some (mostly) celebratory tweets:
Apparently the Times paywall is down! If so, Celebrity Watch on the balls-out insanity of Kay Burley IS FREE: http://t.co/jkk6n6G5Ri
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) July 26, 2013
Times paywall is down – it's like 1989 Berlin over in Wapping. I'm just waiting for the Hoff to appear.
— Henry Jeffreys (@HenryGJeffreys) July 26, 2013
. @thetimes paywall goes down, Times and Sunday Times journalists scramble to tell everyone about it
— Jerome Taylor (@JeromeTaylor) July 26, 2013
Dashing around the Times website Ctrl+c'ing when the paywall is down reminds me how much I miss Supermarket Sweep.
— Ryan Gilbey (@Ryan_Man2) July 26, 2013
Peeking behind the [temporarily dead] paywall, the Times website really isn't much good. Awful navigation.
— Gaz Corfield (@GazTheJourno) July 26, 2013