We have over 1100 stores across the UK and Ireland, and we're also the number 1 independent mobile online retailer in the UK. The end of EE’s contract means three of the big four mobile operators no longer have a relationship with the UK’s biggest mobile phone retailer. [14][15] Also in that month, it was announced that Geek Squad would be launching in the United Kingdom, in a 50/50 joint venture between Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy. We compare, you save. Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th December: 8am - 10pm Christmay Day, Boxing Day and 31st December: 8am - 10pm. 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The company was co-founded in 1989 by Sir Charles Dunstone and Julian Brownlie, who put £6,000 into the company from their savings. [5][6] Harrison is also a founding partner at Freston Road Ventures. “Our financial plans for mobile and our support for customers currently on an EE connection are unaffected by today’s news. But why not run a check yourself to help you plan for your next must-have mobile? Edd Black. [19], Ross, by now a non-executive director, resigned from the board in December 2008. To this end it closed all 531 standalone Carphone Warehouse stores in the UK prior to lockdown. [41] On 8 March 2007, the company permanently dropped its sponsorship of the show. Get Unbeatable prices on contract phones compared across the widest range of networks at Carphone Warehouse. The company was co-founded in 1989 by Sir Charles Dunstone and Julian Brownlie, who put £6,000 into the company from their savings. We know because we check. [8], In January 1999, the company bought Tandy's operations in the United Kingdom for £9 million. With us, it’s all about finding you the best deal and the right combination of phone, tablet, network and tariff. We offer two tools for this - Pin Point in store, and Help me choose online. In June 2014, Carphone and Virgin agreed to sell Virgin Mobile France to Numericable for €325 million. [32][33], During April 2005, Customers who bought mobile phones from Carphone Warehouse retail outlets alleged that their landline accounts were subsequently switched without their consent. [41], On 17 January 2007, in response to alleged racism in Celebrity Big Brother, Charles Dunstone said: "We are talking to Channel 4. We compare the widest range of handsets and network tariffs to help you find a personalised deal. [1], In June 2013, Harrison replaced Roger Taylor as CEO of Carphone Warehouse,[2] a position he held until the company's 2014 £3.8 billion merger with Dixons Retail, after which he became deputy CEO of Dixons Carphone. [45], In October 2001, Carphone Warehouse established a corporate partnership with Get Connected UK, a confidential helpline service for young people, that continues today. We provide a huge range of mobile phones – from the latest flagship phones to great value handsets – available as contract phones and SIM only. UK electricals retailer Dixons Carphone has announced that its new chief digital officer (CDO), Mark Allsop, has been given an extended remit and appointed chief operating officer (COO). After the Carphone Warehouse and TalkTalk split, TalkTalk took over the sole sponsorship of The X Factor. iPhone 12 Pro - From £49.99 with 20GB data! In June 2013, Harrison replaced Roger Taylor as CEO of Carphone Warehouse, a position he held until the company's 2014 £3.8 billion merger with Dixons Retail, after which he became deputy CEO of Dixons Carphone. Apple iPhone SE - From £23.99 with 20GB data! Allsop, who only joined the business as CDO in January, will now oversee stores, contact centres and online as the business attempts to deliver what it describes as “a seamless omnichannel experience” for its customers. We're taking action against some of the telecom companies, Talk Talk and Carphone Warehouse. So, you’ll have the latest info on when you can expect your brand-new phone! [26], On 8 May 2009, Carphone Warehouse agreed to pay £236m in cash for the United Kingdom assets of Tiscali, an Italian telecoms group. London. [17][18] Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse also opened joint venture stores in the United States. [3][4] Guy Johnson of NEC UK became the third partner at the company, later taking up the role of Logistics and Distribution director. [8], In January 1999, the company bought Tandy's operations in the United Kingdom for £9 million. 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Find the best mobile phone deals, offers and free gifts from Carphone Warehouse. You can address any letters to this corporate headquarters office to: 1 Portal Way, Acton, London W3 6RS, UK. [23], In May 2015, Carphone Warehouse launched iD Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator using Three's network. Limited time - 60GB for only £16 a month - Exclusive to Carphone Warehouse, Urbanista Stockholm True Wireless Headphones, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 inch 4G Tablet 2019, Important Information for EE & O2 Customers, Important Information for Huawei and Honor Customers, Refer a Friend - Get up to £100 reward + up to £225 bonus. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? 2142673. [46] This partnership won the Charity Times Corporate Partnership Award in 2003 and the Third Sector Excellence Award for Corporate Partnership in 2006. “After more than 20 years of close partnership, we have taken the hard decision to not renew our EE Mobile contract with Dixons Carphone, and shift our focus and investment to growth in our own stores and online channels,” said a BT spokesperson. Join to Connect Carphone Warehouse Group plc. Carphone Warehouse history starts in 1989, when it was founded by Charles Dunstone and Julian Brownlie. Since 2018, Carphone Warehouse’s CEO is Alex Baldock. We're taking action against some of the telecom companies, Talk Talk and Carphone Warehouse. [14][15] Also in that month, it was announced that Geek Squad would be launching in the United Kingdom, in a 50/50 joint venture between Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy. [21], In May 2014, Carphone Warehouse Group and Dixons Retail announced their merger to create Dixons Carphone. iPhone 11 + Airpods - From £51 with 72GB data! The Carphone Warehouse Ltd. is a mobile phone retailer based in London, United Kingdom. Sign up to get breaking news, reviews, opinion, analysis and more, plus the hottest tech deals! Samsung A71 - From £24.99 with 20GB data! CEO at Carphone Warehouse Group plc. Introduction to Talk Talk Group Talk Talk group is mainly a telecommunications company that also provides broadband, television, and phone connections. [45], In October 2001, Carphone Warehouse established a corporate partnership with Get Connected UK, a confidential helpline service for young people, that continues today. [17][18] Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse also opened joint venture stores in the United States. We're taking action against them because we've had a lot of complaints that they've been telephoning people with marketing calls, people whose name is on the telephone preference service. [24], In March 2020, the company announced that they would be closing all 531 stand-alone UK stores the following month.