Latest Carphone Warehouse phone news

Unboxed: The new fragrance from Carphone Warehouse, yes you read that right

Unboxed: The new fragrance from Carphone Warehouse, yes you read that right

By Stuart Miles

Carphone Warehouse has released a new fragrance for the Autumn/Winter phone season so people can enjoy the smell of unboxing their phone well beyond those first few moments of buying a new smartphone.In a clearly tongue in cheek move, the room fragrance... Read more

Carphone Warehouse's new iD mobile network pushes free roaming data, value for money

Carphone Warehouse's new iD mobile network pushes free roaming data, value for money

By Chris Hall

Dixons Carphone has announced a new mobile network, known simply as iD.The new network from Carphone Warehouse will be launching in May and promises to offer wider free data roaming than existing networks. Comparing itself to Three, iD will be data roaming... Read more

Carphone Warehouse launching its own new network with Three

Carphone Warehouse launching its own new network with Three

By Rik Henderson

Dixons Carphone, the company that owns UK mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse, has announced it is to launch its own, new network in spring in partnership with Three.The MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) deal will "bring innovative and highly... Read more

Carphone Warehouse and Dixons unveil £3.8 billion merger

Carphone Warehouse and Dixons unveil £3.8 billion merger

By Luke Edwards

Mobile phone giant Carphone Warehouse and electronics specialist Dixons have announced a £3.8 billion merger deal. Something Pocket-lint revealed was in the works last March. Dixons, the owner of Currys and PC World, will join with Carphone Warehouse... Read more

Carphone Warehouse set to take Samsung Galaxy S III Mini pre-orders

Carphone Warehouse set to take Samsung Galaxy S III Mini pre-orders

By Danny Brogan

Carphone Warehouse is joining Phones 4u in taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, ahead of its 2 November launch.From Saturday 13 October, customers can pre-order the device from the Carphone Warehouse website, though at present it’s not... Read more

Carphone Warehouse Bill Angel app helps keep costs down, but is there a catch?

Carphone Warehouse Bill Angel app helps keep costs down, but is there a catch?

By Danny Brogan

Carphone Warehouse is introducing a free new smartphone app that will help customers monitor their phone use, thus keeping their mobile bills down to a minimum.Available on both the Android and iOS platform from 27 June and on BlackBerry smartphones from... Read more

Confirmed: Carphone Warehouse to close Best Buy stores in UK by year end

Confirmed: Carphone Warehouse to close Best Buy stores in UK by year end

By Stuart Miles

Carphone Warehouse is expected to announce that it will be closing its 11 Best Buy superstores in the UK, following disappointing performance since they first started opening in 2010. The delayed start - they were first planned for 2009 - can't have been... Read more

Carphone Warehouse celebrates Music Anywhere with The Hoosiers

Carphone Warehouse celebrates Music Anywhere with The Hoosiers

By Rik Henderson

3 August sees the launch of Carphone Warehouse's own music streaming service, Music Anywhere, and to celebrate, the phone retailer staged an intimate gig with The Hoosiers in its Oxford Street, London store.The band played a few of its best known tracks,... Read more

Carphone Warehouse opens pre-registration for iPhone 4

Carphone Warehouse opens pre-registration for iPhone 4

By Rik Henderson

Carphone Warehouse is now offering customers the opportunity to pre-register for the recently announced iPhone 4.The store expects the new handset to arrive in the UK "from late June 2010" (now confirmed as June 24), and is allowing customers to be amongst... Read more

Carphone Warehouse drops Tiscali name

Carphone Warehouse drops Tiscali name

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following Carphone Warehouse-owned TalkTalk's buyout of Tiscali in May 2009, it's been revealed that the Tiscali brand name for the broadband service will disappear in 2010."Today we welcome all Tiscali customers to TalkTalk and open the doors to a new... Read more

Carphone offering cashback for old iPhones

Carphone offering cashback for old iPhones

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Carphone Warehouse, the official iPhone operator in the UK, has announced it is to offer cashback for old iPhones. Offering possibly a quicker alternative to eBay, the retailer will shell out £100 for any capacity model of the first generation iPhone,... Read more

Carphone: 6000 registered for iPhone 3G S in 2 hours

Carphone: 6000 registered for iPhone 3G S in 2 hours

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Although many UK consumers are expressing dismay over the pricing for the new Apple iPhone 3G S, it seems there are a fair few early adopters keen to get their hands on Apple's "fastest, most powerful yet" mobile. The Carphone Warehouse, the official... Read more

Carphone Warehouse reveals iPhone 3GS pre-order plans

Carphone Warehouse reveals iPhone 3GS pre-order plans

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following Apple's launch of the iPhone "3GS", official UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has confirmed pre-order plans for the new handset. Due to launch in the UK (as well as in the US) on 19 June, eager iPhone-owner wannabes will be able to pre-order the... Read more

Carphone Warehouse launches Eco Charger

Carphone Warehouse launches Eco Charger

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Carphone Warehouse has announced its first ever environmentally friendly mobile phone charger. The aptly named "Eco Charger" is said to reduce the amount of energy needed to power a mobile phone more than any other on the market. Carphone says the... Read more

Carphone Warehouse's "biggest ever" sale

Carphone Warehouse's "biggest ever" sale

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Carphone Warehouse is seeing in the New Year by offering up to 50% savings on laptops and mobile phones. Starting on Boxing Day, the "credit-crunch-busting" sale sees discounts on popular handsets as well as a cheap Eee PC. The Samsung Soul that was... Read more

DSGi makes 250 TechGuys redundant

DSGi makes 250 TechGuys redundant

By Amy-Mae Elliott

250 people have been made redundant from the TechGuys' serving and repairing division. DSGi, parent of Currys and PC World, initially told 600 people that their roles were at risk, but have actually cut 250 jobs after the company posted a £30 million... Read more

DSGi cutting investment by £30 million

DSGi cutting investment by £30 million

By Amy-Mae Elliott

DSGi, the company behind Currys, Dixons and PC World, will cut investment in its stores by about £30 million. The move comes as the group reveals a 7% decline in sales over the first half of its financial year. DSGi says that consumer confidence has... Read more

Carphone reveals iPhone 3G PAYG "in time for Christmas"

Carphone reveals iPhone 3G PAYG "in time for Christmas"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

While O2's iPhone 3G pre-order plans are uncertain, with the online shop going live and then apparently crumbling under demand, the Carphone Warehouse has announced it has started taking online orders for device. Customers can order the iPhone 3G at www.carphonewarehouse.com/iphone... Read more

Carphone reveals good results but forecasts bleak outlook

Carphone reveals good results but forecasts bleak outlook

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Carphone Warehouse has reported a 75% rise in pretax profit for the year to March, but has given a poor outlook for the year ahead. "We remain cautious in our outlook for the year ahead, given the poor economic climate and inflationary pressures on... Read more

Carphone offers Elonex "webbook" free on contract

Carphone offers Elonex "webbook" free on contract

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the midst of UMPC news craziness, Carphone Warehouse has announced the launch of a 10.2-inch UMPC, an ultraportable "webbook", powered by Elonex Technology. The mobile phone retailer says it is ahead of the market with the webbook being the world's... Read more

DSGi group undergoes "radical" review

DSGi group undergoes "radical" review

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the biggest review of its business to date, DSGi will close 77 Currys.digital stores, trial new retail formats and is even re-thinking product lines. Chief executive John Browett says the review offers "radical and detailed plans" and will "transform... Read more

Carphone Warehouse makes bid for Tiscali

Carphone Warehouse makes bid for Tiscali

By Katie Scott

The world wide web is awash with rumours today, notably the whispers that US retailer Best Buy could be after a whole host of UK electronics chains including Dixons, Currys and Comet. And it seems the British company it already half owns, The Carphone... Read more

Carphone Warehouse says iPhone "out of stock"

Carphone Warehouse says iPhone "out of stock"

By Stuart Miles

It seems that the £100 promo off the Apple iPhone announced earlier in the month from Carphone Warehouse has worked, amd worked a little too well. Web publishers running a promotion for the deal via the Tradedoubler affiliate website were sent an email... Read more

Carphone Warehouse is top performer

Carphone Warehouse is top performer

By Katie Scott

Sales at the Carphone Warehouse retail chain have been buoyed by sales of the iPhone as well as rumours of a takeover bid. The company's shares were up 5.7% at 351p this morning. While traders have suggested that Christmas sales of the iPhone are behind... Read more

DSGi issues £50 million profit warning

DSGi issues £50 million profit warning

By Amy-Mae Elliott

DSG International the retailer which owns Currys and PC World, has issued a profit warning. A Christmas sales period described as "dire" has been the main explantion for the drop in profits. It has been announced that full year profits before tax are... Read more

Carphone Warehouse "misleading" iPhone customers

Carphone Warehouse "misleading" iPhone customers

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Staff at the Carphone Warehouse have been caught "misleading" customers about the iPhone, the BBC reports. The Beeb sent in undercover researchers from Watchdog who discovered that the Carphone sales staff made "false claims" about what would happen if... Read more

Carphone Warehouse CFO talks iPhone

Carphone Warehouse CFO talks iPhone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Roger Taylor, chief financial officer of Carphone Warehouse has spoken to the FT about the company's deal to sell Apple's iPhone. The remarks were made as Carphone Warehouse revealed their second quarter trading results, described as "mixed", although... Read more

Carphone Warehouse to launch energy-saving phone charger

Carphone Warehouse to launch energy-saving phone charger

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Carphone Warehouse has announced that as of October they will be the first UK retailer to launch an exclusive "green" mobile phone charger. This charger is the first of its kind and is set to pave the way in new phone technology by reducing damage to... Read more

Carphone Warehouse buys Mobiles.co.uk

Carphone Warehouse buys Mobiles.co.uk

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Carphone Warehouse has acquired Mobiles.co.uk for an undisclosed amount. The mobile phone website which was established 11 years ago has beaten Carphone in various awards it seems to be a case of if you can't beat 'em, buy 'em. As the first mobile... Read more

Carphone Warehouse launch dedicated phone auction website

Carphone Warehouse launch dedicated phone auction website

By Stuart Miles

Carphone Warehouse has launched a dedicated mobile phone auction site, taking on auction giant eBay. The new site; mymobileauction.com will allow customers to list their phone in a similar way to as they would on eBay, in the hope that the potential customer... Read more

Carphone Warehouse takes over AOL UK

Carphone Warehouse takes over AOL UK

By Amber Maitland

The Carphone Warehouse has made a successful bid to take over AOL UK, the country’s third-largest ISP. The BBC reports that the company paid somewhere in the region of £370 million for AOL UK, which was being flogged at auction by US corporation Time... Read more

DSGi launches The TechGuys service to offer 24-hour tech support

DSGi launches The TechGuys service to offer 24-hour tech support

By Amber Maitland

DSGi, the company that owns Dixons, Currys, and PC World, has today launched a new customer support service called The TechGuys that will potentially create 2000 new IT jobs. The TechGuys will be a full-service support system that involves call out to... Read more

Carphone Warehouse struggles under volume of free broadband customers

Carphone Warehouse struggles under volume of free broadband customers

By Amber Maitland

Carphone Warehouse is telling customers who have signed up for free TalkTalk broadband service to expect long delays before the service is installed. About 340,000 people have signed up so far for the service since its launch in April, but some customers... Read more

Carphone Warehouse launch broadband package

Carphone Warehouse launch broadband package

By Stuart Miles

As rumoured at the weekend, Carphone Warehouse has launched an internet package it claims will cut residential bills by 60 per cent. Customers using the phone operators' TalkTalk service will be able to make unlimited local and national calls from their... Read more

Carphone Warehouse to offer free broadband

Carphone Warehouse to offer free broadband

By Stuart Miles

Carphone Warehouse is expected to launch a UK price war for broadband this week when, if the rumours are true, it will announce the launch of a cheap, possibly free broadband package. Rumours online and in newspapers suggest that the offering of a free... Read more

Carphone Warehouse says digital camera is dead - we doubt it

Carphone Warehouse says digital camera is dead - we doubt it

By Stuart Miles

The Carphone Warehouse's UK Chief Executive, Andrew Harrison, today cautioned the future success of digital cameras. “Cameraphones now make up over 70% of mobile phone sales, with 2 megapixel cameraphones due to hit the market later this year. The future's... Read more