Post Office gets mobile

postoffice10a The Post Office is to start offering mobile services in the UK from this Autumn.

Teaming up with EE, the Post Office will use their network's infrastructure to offer mobile services, to add to the already half-million it provides a landline phone or broadband to.

By using EE's masts and equipment to offer a mobile service, the Post Office becomes an MVNO. Other MVNOs using EE infrastructure include Asda Mobile and Virgin Media's mobile service.

Post Office Ltd is actually a separate company from Royal Mail, running post offices where customers can send parcels, exchange foreign currency, pay bills and much more. There are approximately 11,500 branches across the UK.

No price announcements have been made yet, but the Post Office "pledges to offer customers great value for money and transparency in a market dominated by complex offers."

Mobile services will be available online, over the phone or, at first, from 50 Post Office branches. You'll be able to sign up in other branches around the country further down the line.

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