Carphone Warehouse unveils new range of SIM Only deals from just 99p per month

  • iD SIM Only deal offers 500MB, 5,000 texts, 500 mins
  • New range of SIM Only deals from iD available exclusively when taken with broadband
  • Carphone Warehouse extends its price promise to cover broadband deals

London, 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (5th December 2017) Carphone Warehouse unveils a new range of SIM Only deals from its network iD from just 99p per month. These cheaper than chips* market leading deals are available to any customer who switches their broadband through Carphone Warehouse**. Starting from £19.95 for unlimited broadband, home phone and line rental from Talk Talk, Carphone Warehouse customers can save an average of £292 when the time comes to make their broadband and TV switch.

As the home of comparison Carphone Warehouse is extending its mobile price promise across all of the broadband packages it sells, which means if customers find the same deal cheaper elsewhere they’ll match it and pay their first month’s line rental.

Jeremy Fennell, Managing Director at Carphone Warehouse said, “At this time of year when people are looking for the best deals, we’ve created a market leading mobile and broadband offer that can save Carphone Warehouse customers hundreds of pounds a year. In fact we’ve already saved our customers over £100 million collectively this year.

“We’re so confident our deals can’t be beaten that we’re extending our price promise to our customers who are looking to switch to a better broadband deal, whether that’s to save some money or to ensure they’re fully connected and ready for Christmas.”

iD’s SIM Only deals carry all the core benefits iD offers its customers, including bill capping, data rollover and inclusive roaming in 50 destinations all available on 30 day contracts. Additional SIM Only offers include £4 for 2.5GB and £10 for 6GB, providing better value than other quadplay offers in the market.***

Notes to editors:

*Comparison made with McDonalds medium fries
**Offer available in store only, not online
*** Pricing is correct as of 04.12.17

Mobile provider Price Data Texts Mins
BT £7 500MB UNL UNL
Sky £5 500MB UNL UNL
Virgin Media £6 300MB UNL 300
iD 99p 500MB 5,000 500

 

About Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 41,000 people in nine countries. Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Team Knowhow.

Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse and CurrysPCWorld in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phone House, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK airports as well as Dublin and Oslo. Our key service brands include Team Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK & Ireland.

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services, CurrysPCWorld Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

Please contact Carphone Warehouse Press Office at M&C Saatchi PR for further information:

Press Office
carphonewarehouse@mcsaatchi.com
Ashley Scott
senior PR manager
ashley.scott@dixonscarphone.com

Source: Dixons Carphone

New Pixel, Phone by Google now available to pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

London, 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The new Pixel, Phone by Google is now available to pre-order at Carphone Warehouse in stores nationwide and online. As exclusive retail partner, Carphone Warehouse is the only place to offer Pixel across iD Mobile and all major networks2, and on the widest range of tariffs. Pay monthly customers can pick up the Pixel, Phone by Google (5”) for an upfront cost of £79.99 and the Pixel XL (5.5”) for £159.99, both at £42 a month with 6GB of data allowance on Vodafone. All pre-order customers will receive a £50 ‘Google Play Store’ voucher to spend at their leisure.

Available from the 20th October, the new Pixel is the first device designed and made by Google, and boasts an abundance of exciting features. Most notably, it is the first phone to showcase Google Assistant, a personal, voice-controlled assistant providing smart, simple and intuitive experiences with every interaction.

Jeremy Fennell, Managing Director of Carphone Warehouse said, “Pixel encompasses everything we love about Google and brings more of our favourite Google tools to life than ever before in one device. This is a significant event in the history of mobile and we’re delighted to be the exclusive retail partner offering customers the best deals across all the major networks.”

It also offers free, unlimited storage with Google Photos for original quality photos and videos, so those non-stop snappers can rest assured that everything is backed up. The smart storage feature also removes old photos that are already backed up, so when users need more space, they don’t have to spend time deleting photos to make room. Plus, the main camera is 12MP with large 1.55um pixels, so users can take great pictures in any light condition.

With a smooth, sleek design, the phone comes in two sizes, 5” and 5.5”, and two colours: Very Silver and Quite Black.

Carphone Warehouse compares the widest range of tariffs on the market so is offering its Price Promise* to any new or upgrading customer. Price Promise means anyone who thinks they’ve found a better deal from either O2, Vodafone or EE on a Pay monthly or SIM Only plan, will have the deal matched by Carphone Warehouse and their first month’s line rental paid for free.

Sim-Free customers can purchase the handset from £599.99.

For further information on how to pre-order your device, please head to the Carphone Warehouse website:

Pixel: https://www.carphonewarehouse.com/google/pixel.html
Pixel XL: https://www.carphonewarehouse.com/google/pixel-xl.html

Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 40,000 people in 9 countries.

Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Knowhow.

Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse, Currys and PCWorld in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phonehouse, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services, PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

Dixons Carphone was voted ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the Retail Week Awards 2016.

For more information about Dixons Carphone plc, please visit www.dixonscarphonegroup.com

Follow us on Twitter: @DixonsCarphone

Contact:

Carphone Warehouse Press Office
M&C Saatchi PR
Press Office carphonewarehouse@mcsaatchi.com

Source: Dixons Carphone

Carphone Warehouse offers one lucky customer chance to have their new iPhone 7 hand delivered by one of the Olympic dream team

LONDON, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Olympic’s golden couple Laura Trott and Jason Kenny have teamed up with Carphone Warehouse to celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The pair, fresh from their winning performances in Rio, spearheaded a procession of couriers through London today, as Carphone Warehouse announced the ‘gold standard’ in delivery – offering one lucky customer the chance to have their new iPhone 7 hand delivered to their door by one of the Olympic dream team.

It comes amid unprecedented levels of demand for the new handset. Initial figures released by the retailer reveals that record numbers of Brits have pre ordered the new device, with orders up by more than 200% compared to the iPhone 6s. Black is revealed as the most popular colour – accounting for 66% of orders – and is currently outstripping rose gold (in second place) by 4 to 1.

Commenting on the launch Jason Kenny says: “Black may be the favourite colour for the new iPhone 7 but it’s gold when it comes to Carphone Warehouse’s delivery service. I’m looking forward to making sure customers are among the first in the UK to get a new handset.”

The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are already available to pre-order from Carphone Warehouse giving those that pre-order guaranteed delivery this week with one handset being hand-delivered by Jason or Laura.

Jeremy Fennell, Managing Director of Carphone Warehouse said: “Demand for new iPhones is at record levels as people rush to be amongst the first recipients. We want to ensure our customers get their hands on the new phones the moment they launch, and what better way to do that than enlist the help of two of the fastest Brits around.”

Carphone Warehouse will offer the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, in all colour variants and storage sizes.

For all iPhone 6 customers Carphone Warehouse is offering a guaranteed trade in of £200 if they bring their handset into store before 30th September and upgrade to the new iPhone 7.

Carphone Warehouse compares the widest range of tariffs on the market so is offering its Price Promise** to any new or upgrading customer. Price Promise means anyone who thinks they’ve found a better deal from either O2, Vodafone or EE on a Pay monthly or SIM Only plan, will have the deal matched by Carphone Warehouse and their first month’s line rental paid for free.

Notes to editors
*The value of your trade-in will depend on the model and condition of your iPhone. This includes powers on and off using the power button, includes battery / charges and initialises, no cracks / missing pixels / damage to the screen, no damage or faults to the touchpad, button or camera and no physical damage or missing parts on the device. Trade in values shown are based on iPhone 6s. To get the Trade-in values advertised you must trade in your handset in conjunction with a new iPhone contract (new or upgrade), any remaining credit will be added to your debit card in full, or can be used as part/full payment against any transaction on items with a retail price. Terms and conditions apply. Ask in-store or see www.carphonewarehouse.com for details

**Price Promise:
Carphone Warehouse is committed to offering its customers great values for networks, phones and tariffs to make sure they find the right deal for its customer and as such offer a Price Promise scheme. If a customer finds a cheaper deal elsewhere, Carphone Warehouse will match it and pay for the first month’s line rental (T&Cs apply).

About Dixons Carphone
Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 40,000 people in 9 countries.

Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Knowhow.

Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse, Currys and PCWorld in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phonehouse, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services, PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

Dixons Carphone was voted ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the Retail Week Awards 2016.

For more information about Dixons Carphone plc, please visit www.dixonscarphonegroup.com

Follow us on Twitter: @DixonsCarphone

Media contacts:
M&C Saatchi PR Press Office:
carphonewarehouse@mcsaatchi.com

Source: Dixons Carphone

Mobile World Congress: Carphone Warehouse reveals what Brits really want to see from the latest handsets due to hit the market

  • 70% want their devices to have smarter integration with other technology they use
  • Wireless charging tops the list of most-wanted mobile phone feature
  • Brits still consider calling and texting to be the most important functionality of a smartphone

LONDON, 2016-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the world’s biggest mobile event prepares to open its doors this weekend, Carphone Warehouse reveals what Brits really want to see from some of the latest handsets due to hit the market.

With much more than just new phone devices expected to come out of Mobile World Congress, the survey of 2,000 smartphone users reveals almost three quarters (70%) want their handsets to integrate seamlessly with other technology. Specifically 21% want a better experience when it comes to other connected devices in the home, whether that’s home security systems, smart meters, sound systems or checking the stock of their fridge.

However, the demand for seamlessness doesn’t stop here. Wireless charging is one of the most-wanted smart features, with almost a quarter of users polled (22%) looking for a more seamless way to charge their device and cutting the cord from plug to phone.  Battery life continues to be a consumer pain point, with more than half (53%) stating their phone dies at least once a day and almost two in three (59%) went as far as saying it’s the most irritating aspect of their device.

Other features topping the wishlist include:

  • Phone to become a more viable means for contactless payment on the go (17%);
  • A more effective exercise companion (13%);
  • The ability to drive and control their car with a smartphone (10%)

Despite demand for more innovative features, when it comes to choosing their latest handset, 75% of people said battery life was still key and more than half (54%) would pay more per month for a sustainable battery.

The research also shows that consumers are starting to look for more secure methods to prevent other people from accessing their devices, with fingerprint recognition seen as the safest way to secure a smartphone (23%), closely followed by retina scanning (23%) and voice recognition (18%). Despite being fairly new smartphone additions, 56% of those polled stated they would now opt for fingerprint recognition over traditional passcodes if given the option.

Traditional features continue to play an important role, with 68% of people still considering calling and texting to be the most important functions. When it comes to communication, the research reveals that 45% of men actually see calling as the most important function of a phone, compared to only 33% of women.

Jeremy Fennell, Managing Director of Carphone Warehouse, said: “Whilst we’re all eagerly awaiting the latest technological innovations to come out at Mobile World Congress, it’s clear the expectation is for handsets to step-up and become truly smart by acting as the remote control for our connected lives.”

“However, the fundamentals for communication should not be ignored. No matter how smart our handsets get we still want to talk, and have enough battery power to keep us being able to do all of the things we love simultaneously on the go.”

To find out more about the latest smartphones, please go to www.carphonewarehouse.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Carphone Warehouse Press Office
carphonewarehouse@mcsaatchi.com
020 7544 3600

Notes to editors:

About Dixons Carphone:

Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 40,000 people in 9 countries.

Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Knowhow.

Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse, Currys and PC World in the UK and Ireland, Elkjøp, El Giganten, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of European airports and Phone House in Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and various other European markets.

Business-to-business services are provided through Connected World Services, PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

For more information about Dixons Carphone plc, please visit www.dixonscarphonegroup.com

Follow us on: @DixonsCarphone