Carphone and Three: Together at last?

three Carphone Warehouse - or should we say Dixons Carphone Whorehouse or whatever they're called now - are in talks with mobile operator Three to launch its own mobile network.

Carphone had been in discussions with several UK networks, but apparently Three are the ones who been the most interested, as the company looks past its usual fare of simply flogging phones.

It also looks more likely since Carphone Warehouse announced it was planning on setting up an MVNO in Ireland using Three's network. The new network, set to go live in mid-2015, will utilise the newly-combined Three and O2 Ireland networks, which merged last month in a €780m deal.

Carphone Warehouse already has an existing partnership with Vodafone to resell low-cost contracts under the Talkmobile brand, a partnership which currently boasts around 700,000 customers and is set to continue.

It will certainly stir up shit with other UK mobile operators, who'll be less likely to want to be involved with Carphone, such as EE, who want to focus on direct selling to its customers.

Yeah. Good luck with that EE!


  • Joe
    How many MVNOs have Carphone had now? They had Fresh, then TalkMobile, now this new one. They didn't stir up shit the last few times, why would it now?
  • God
    Carphone and Three - go together like syphilis and dysentery.
  • Fatman
    Yeah, and why would three want to help cpw out. Cpw don't even sell three plans!

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