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Dixons Carphone breakdances on graves of fallen rivals

Dixons Carphone is still shaking its booty on the graves of fallen rivals as it once again reported growing sales. In the 13 weeks ended 1 August, which is Dix-Car’s Q1 of fiscal year 2016, like-for-like group turnover was up eight per cent, fuelled by a ten per cent spike in the UK division’s top line. Over in the Nordics, …
Paul Kunert, 10 Sep 2015
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Former Phones4U director grabs boss chair at Tech Data Mobile

Tech Data Mobile has confirmed that former Phones4U director Matt Child has taken control of the UK arm, replacing previous exec Peter Hubbard who has now left the building. Child was commercial director at the retailer until it went under last autumn, and since then was COO at Leeds United football. Prior to those roles he …
Paul Kunert, 7 Jul 2015
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Dixons Carphone clings to EE, Three in Phones 4U bullet dodge

Analysis Electrical retail Goliath Dixons Carphone has announced deals with mobile networks EE and Three to head off the scenario that killed Phones4u. Phones4U folded when it failed to negotiate contracts to sell mobile network airtime. Dixons Carphone has now announced a multi-year contract with EE and a new range of custom tariffs …
Simon Rockman, 2 Feb 2015

Top Gear Tigers and Bingo Boilers: Farewell then, Phones4U

"Their marketing seemed to be aimed at the more erm ... chav infested end of the market", wrote one Reg reader on the demise of Phones4U, which went into administration on Sunday. But the drinking classes needs phones too, and why shouldn't they have them? Phones4U catered to this need very astutely, and with more care than …
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Sep 2014
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Phones4U Samsung banner doesn't flag Galaxy S III launch

Samsung fanboys will be disappointed to learn that banners spied at Phones 4U's flagship store in London's Oxford Street - one of which teases with a 30 March date - bears no relation to the release of the eagerly anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone. Refurbishments to the Oxford Street store were under way this morning, with a …
Caleb Cox, 26 Mar 2012
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No Sim-free Nokia Lumia 800s until 2012

Punters eagerly anticipating Nokia's new Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7.5 handset but hoping to nab a Sim-free unit are set to be disappointed. While the smartphone is expected to launch on 16 November, as promised, it will only be available on contract, it has been claimed. Anyone after a Lumia that isn't tied to a network will …
Hard Reg, 9 Nov 2011
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Samsung offers Galaxy Nexus pre-orders through Phones4U

Samsung has begun taking advance orders for its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-based Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Or, rather, Phones4U has, but it's the supplier Samsung is flagging up on its Facebook page, effectively making the yoof-centric chain Samsung's official Nexus seller. Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 …
Tony Smith, 7 Nov 2011
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Gaps in the apps mean shops miss out on sales

UK shops in every industry are missing out on millions of pounds in additional sales because they don't have online services, or the ones they do have aren't good enough to close out sales, according to a new study. Deficit in sales growth by sector for poor customer experience online Deficit in sales growth, by sector, due …
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Christ appears in phone advert, secular authorities act

Phones4u has managed to offend Christians with a cartoon Jesus offering a thumbs up, apparently endorsing its range of Samsung handsets rather than the more-traditionally messianic iPhone. The advert drew 98 complaints, more than enough to trigger an investigation into the ad which appeared in the national press just before …
Bill Ray, 7 Sep 2011
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Heavily-looted mobile phone barns issue 'safety first' missives to staff

British mobile phone resellers are in turmoil after being repeatedly targeted by thugs during the past four days of rioting that began in London before spreading to other cities. Unsurprisingly those businesses are urging extreme caution among frontline staff. Carphone Warehouse, the country's largest independent handset …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Aug 2011
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Phones4U gets the jump on Samsung's Galaxy S II

Samsung's upcoming handset, the Galaxy S II will be offered through Phones4U in the week prior to release, making the retailer the first in the UK to market the smartphone. Punters who pre-ordered the dual-core smartphone were expecting to wait until the start of May for its official release.But those who opted to go through …
Caleb Cox, 21 Apr 2011
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Phones4U sold on again

Mobe retailer Phones4U has been bought by BC Partners from its previous private equity owners. The 500-strong chain was sold by founder John Caudwell, along with his B2B business, to Providence Equity for £1.46bn in 2006. Phones4U claims £900m in sales for last year, up 20 per cent on 2009. Iy has 6,000 staff and claims one …
John Oates, 18 Mar 2011
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Second arrest for Phones4U robbery

Staffordshire Police have arrested a second man in connection with the aggravated burglary at Broughton Hall - home to Phones4U millionaire John Caudwell. Over the weekend, Staffordshire Police searched several addresses in the Wigan area, and on Monday a 33-year-old man from Merseyside was arrested and questioned. Detective …
John Oates, 16 Nov 2010
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Man arrested in Phones4U mansion raid

Staffordshire police, with help from their colleagues on Merseyside, have arrested a man in connection with the aggravated robbery at Broughton Hall - home of former Phones4U boss John Caudwell. The incident on Monday night left Caudwell with a one-inch gash on his forehead from an iron bar wielded by one of the gang. His …
John Oates, 4 Nov 2010
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Former Phones 4U boss injured in armed break-in

John Caudwell, formerly the boss of Phones 4U, was injured during a raid on his Staffordshire home. A masked and armed gang broke into Broughton Hall on Monday evening. Caudwell was hit on the head with an iron bar, which left a one-inch gash. His partner Claire Johnson, 41, and a 22-year-old female member of staff were also …
John Oates, 3 Nov 2010
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Official: Apple iPhone is a chick magnet

Update Guys, want to get girls? Then buy yourself an iPhone. According to a survey of 1500 women carried out on behalf of Phones4U*, men who own an iPhone are more attrative than those who don't. The retailer said today that 54 per cent of respondents said they would more likely date a fellow if he owns an iPhone. Just over a third …
Tony Smith, 21 Apr 2010
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Phones4u takes orders for 12Mp Samsung cameraphone

Samsung's 12Mp Pixon cameraphone will be delivered on 1 August - if you order it in advance from Phones4u, that is. The retailer claims it's the only company taking advance orders for the touchschreen handset, which it's offering for free provided you agree to an 18-month or two-year £40-a-month Orange airtime package. …
Tony Smith, 13 Jul 2009
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Ofcom slaps down Phones4U

Updated UK regulator Ofcom has completed an investigation into miss-selling at Phones4U, and concluded that the high street retailer had concocted terms and conditions that were illegal, as well as giving potential customers bad advice. The investigation was opened in May in response to complaints from the public and in conjunction …
Bill Ray, 10 Nov 2008

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