Dixons Carphone, the company behind Carphone Warehouse, Currys and PC World has announced it will launch its own mobile phone network with Three. See: UK's best mobile network.
This new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) adds to Dixons Carphone’s existing mobile broadband deal with Three and is due to launch this Spring. Although it is yet to be named it’s likely to be offered in stores and online.
Graham Stapleton, CEO of Carphone Warehouse said: "The announcement of our new network supports our strategic vision to continue to offer customers the widest range of connections, for when they are at home or on-the-go."
If you’re finding it difficult to keep up with all the changes in the UK telecoms market then we don’t blame you. 2015 looks set to bring about a lot of developments.
Recently BT announced it is buying out EE, the UK’s largest mobile network for a sum of £12.5bn. Then Three confirmed it is in talks to acquire O2 for £10.25. Only last week, Sky detailed plans to launch its own virtual network in 2016 with the backing of O2.
Lynda Burton, Director of Wholesale at Three, said: "This is our biggest new customer to date and a great opportunity to be the MVNO partner of a large scale brand with real mobile expertise and insight. Our network capability, recognised as best for smartphone customer satisfaction and reliability, is a great platform and we look forward to supporting the UK’s biggest mobile specialist’s MVNO success."
As these various deals go through over time it will then become clear how customers will be affected. See also: Best SIM-only deals.