Vodafone Dump Carphone Warehouse for Phones4U

Just as things were looking up for Carphone Warehouse after sealing a cut price deal to take AOL UK under its wing on Wednesday, share prices at the high street mobile chain were knocked back again on Thursday as Vodafone announced that they are pulling the rug out from under Carphone Warehouse for third-party mobile sales, instead opting to go with Phones4U exclusively.

While share prices took a sizeable hit on Thursday, investors have been left worried going into the weekend on news that UK operator Orange might be pulling contract phones out of Carphone Warehouse as well while they review their own high street strategy.

The moves comes not long after Carphone Warehouse in Ireland announced that they are to carry contract and pre-paid phones for the 3 network in Ireland.

1 Comment

  1. Ken McGuire October 14, 2006 at 3:21 pm

    Just a test comment…

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