Feeds

Phones 4 O2

O2 makes up with retailer, denies any relationship issues

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

High-street retailer Phones 4u and operator O2 have patched up their differences and will be working together again come December, though O2 claims this was always part of their plan.

O2 dropped Phones 4u early this year, focusing on their relationship with Carphone Warehouse as part of a trend which seemed to see network operators working more closely with a few retailers, rather than allowing just anyone to sell their products.

That follows Vodafone's announcement in October 2006 they would only be selling contracts through Phones 4u and snubbing Carphone Warehouse, though that position too has since been reversed.

Apparently O2 didn't fancy selling contracts to Phones 4u customers last year; expanding into that demographic didn't suit them, but this year they feel differently and are willing to have that class of punter on their books.

Phones 4u can't have the iPhone though: that will remain the exclusive preserve of O2 shops and Carphone Warehouse - both of whom are enjoying the increase in footfall from people wanting to see the iconic handset, even if not many of them are buying one. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'
iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough
Consumers agree to give up first-born child for free Wi-Fi – survey
This Herod network's ace – but crap reception in bullrushes
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
New EU digi-commish struggles with concepts of net neutrality
Oettinger all about the infrastructure – but not big on substance
PEAK IPV4? Global IPv6 traffic is growing, DDoS dying, says Akamai
First time the cache network has seen drop in use of 32-bit-wide IP addresses
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.