The Carphone Warehouse Launches Phone Trade-In Service

The Carphone Warehouse has announced the launch of its exclusive ‘Trade-In Calculator’ service which allows customers to exchange their old mobile phones for cash when either upgrading to a new handset, buying a new pay as you go handset, or taking out a new contract.

For the first time, customers will be able to instantly find out the true value of their old mobile phones and receive cash in-store at one of over 800 stores nationwide. The model of the old mobile is simply inputted into the ‘Trade-In Calculator’ operated by sales advisors, which instantly generates an exchangeable figure of up to £200, dependent on the model of the phone. This amount can then be directly redeemed by customers, or offset against the cost of the upgraded handset and contract. The mobile phone trade in service is also available online through The Carphone Warehouse site.

Being the first major high street retailer to offer such a scheme, The Carphone Warehouse can reveal that two million people in the UK are due a mobile phone upgrade, but are yet to take full advantage of receiving a new phone. Consequently, an astonishing £10,000,000 of potential cash is going unclaimed by customers – money that could make a noticeable difference to the bank balance amidst the current financial climate.

Utilising the ‘Trade-In Calculator’ takes the guesswork out of revealing how much an old handset could be worth. The service works by checking the value of every handset to make sure customers get as much as possible for their old phone. For instance, a high-end handset such as the Nokia Arte would equate to a huge £200 cashback, while more popular handsets from last year such as the Nokia N95 or Sony Ericsson K850i would still generate customers a valuable £115 and £45 respectively.

Andrew Harrison, UK CEO at The Carphone Warehouse said; “Customers are increasingly looking for the best deal when upgrading their mobile phone contract. It’s easy to forget the value of your old phone and many end up in drawers gathering dust. Our ‘Trade-In Calculator’ takes the guesswork out of the true value when trade in your old phone and gives an instant cash ‘thank you’ to loyal and new customers.”

About The Carphone Warehouse
The Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 820 stores nationwide.

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Carphone Warehouse Has Revealed The Variety Of Gifts Available From The Retailer This Christmas

Carphone Warehouse, the UK’s largest independent mobile phone retailer, has revealed the full range of products that will available for shoppers this Christmas.

An extensive range of handsets, laptops and accessories will be on offer from theCarphone Warehouse including the new Nokia N96. Updated from the N95, this slider phone boasts 16GB of memory, allowing plenty of space for multimedia applications, and a 5 megapixel camera.

Also available this Christmas is the Sony Ericsson C905 Inca, the latest handset to offer an eight mega pixel camera that features auto focus, face detection, red eye reduction and both a Xenon and photo flash. As well as the camera, this handset also has in built GPS, 2G of expandable memory and 3G capabilities.

The new Nokia 6600 Slide is also set to be a popular choice of handset this Christmas, offering a sleek look and the latest technology. This Nokia comes with music playing capabilities and a camera as well as the unique addition of a built in accelerometer, which allows users to do things like activate the time on the display or silence inbound calls simply by tapping on the phone twice.

The T-Mobile G1 is available from the Carphone Warehouse this festive season too, allowing users to do almost anything online such as viewing YouTube videos, search on Google, shop online or check e-mail. This handset comes pre-loaded with Google Maps, Google Mail, Google Talk and GPS and is updated automatically via the always-on internet connection.

Smartphones such as the Blackberry Bold and the Samsung Omnia are also available, offering users the chance to download videos and music, take high quality pictures and use applications to meet both business and leisure needs.

As well as the variety of handsets on offer from the Carphone Warehouse this Christmas, the mobile phone retailer also has a range of laptops and accessories available including the Webbook, a lightweight and portable laptop with a 10.2 inch screen that runs on either Linux or Windows XP and offering integrated Wi-Fi, web browser, 3 USB ports and 80GB of hard disk space. Bluetooth headsets utilising the latest technology and the brand new Flip video camcorders, which allow video footage to be uploaded almost instantly to the web, will also be on sale this Christmas.

A wide range gift ideas for technology aficionados is available at the Carphone Warehouse this Christmas with laptops, handsets, accessories and gadgets available to suit any needs.

About The Carphone Warehouse
The Carphone Warehouse is Europe’s leading independent retailer of mobile phones and services, with over 2,400 stores in 9 countries. Over the past 5 years, The Carphone Warehouse has built up a significant Telecoms business, which already contributes half of the Group’s revenue and is set to be a major driver of future profitable growth.

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Carphone Warehouse Has Announced It Will Be Offering The Ground-Breaking Nokia Comes With Music Service Exclusively On Pay As You Go

The Carphone Warehouse has announced that it will be offering the ground-breaking Nokia Comes With Music service exclusively on Pay As You Go, with a range of Nokia 5310 XpressMusic handsets this autumn. This unique service is set to revolutionise the music industry, allowing music lovers nationwide a year’s free unlimited access to millions of tracks from the entire Nokia Music Storecatalogue. Songs from a range of great artists – past, present and future – will be offered to subscribers for a one-off cost and to make the service even more attractive, the downloaded tracks can be kept on the users handset or PC forever – for no additional fee.

The Nokia 5310 will be available with the unique Comes With Music service for a one-off cost exclusively from over 805 Carphone Warehouse stores and online. Furthermore, the handset will also be available with eight colour variants, exclusively at The Carphone Warehouse, ensuring that all customers are catered for.

A collaboration with Warner Music, Universal Music Group International and Sony BMG Entertainment will give consumers instant access to a diverse array of international artists’ material, from Iron Maiden to Hot Chip. This exceptional offering enables users to access over two million tracks from the extensive Nokia Music Store catalogue. Songs can be simply downloaded to either a PC or mobile phone, meaning music lovers nationwide will never be stuck without something new to listen to.

Once the year is complete, customers can keep all of their music, without having to worry about it disappearing when their subscription is over. There are also a number of attractive options to continue downloading new music: users will be able to continue to purchase additional tracks from the Nokia Music Store or upgrade to a new Nokia Comes With Music device and continue to add to their music collection from the Comes with Music online catalogue.

Andrew Harrison, UK CEO of The Carphone Warehouse said: “Nokia Comes with Music is one of the most compelling digital music offerings ever introduced and we expect it to be the big gift for Christmas 2008. It is a fantastic service that brings music lovers unlimited access to a huge catalogue of songs that are theirs to keep forever. We know how much our customers love music and we hope to make ‘music millionaires’ of people everywhere thanks to the vast number of songs that ‘Comes With Music’ has to offer.”

About The Carphone Warehouse
The Carphone Warehouse is Europe’s leading independent retailer of mobile phones and services, with over 2,400 stores in 9 countries. Over the past 5 years, The Carphone Warehouse has built up a significant Telecoms business, which already contributes half of the Group’s revenue and is set to be a major driver of future profitable growth.

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