Tag: phones 4u

Phones 4u stock getting auctioned off again online

If you’re after a PlayStation 3 console or some Beats headphones then the stock of the now-defunct Phones 4u is a good place to start. Starting tomorrow with viewings at 10AM, the bidding starts now on the auctioneers website. There’s also Bluetooth headsets, smartwatches and tablets with pretty …

iPhone 6 rebates now available

When Phones 4U went into administration, the administrators PwC announced that customers who had pre-ordered the iPhone 6 and 6 plus would be reimbursed for any money they had paid. It emerged this morning that an email was sent round to all customers (with all 136 email addresses …

Phones 4u – The final toll

A list of stores being closed is now available. Staff will already be aware, but if you’re hoping that a local store is to re-open as a Vodafone, EE or Carphone Warehouse, check this list. All of these ex-Phones 4u stores will now be closed until they perhaps …

Phones 4u confirms 1,700 job losses. More to come.

Sadly, as predicted, 1,700 jobs are to go from Phones 4u stores. The remaining 362 outlets will close and 628 staff at the HQ have already been made redundant. Carphone Warehouse, EE and Vodafone have carved up the remaining stores and retained their staff. The administrators confirmed that …

58 Phones 4u stores to be taken over by EE

Following news that Vodafone are to take on 140 Phones 4u stores and save around 900 jobs, EE has confirmed to us that they will have a further 58 of the stores. This move should save another 359 jobs, and with our rough calculations (800 jobs saved in …

Vodafone to save 900 jobs as Phones 4u stores are bought

We’ve just had confirmation that Vodafone will be buying 140 old Phones 4u stores and rebranding them. The offer, for an undisclosed sum, should mean that a further 900 Phones 4u staff will have their jobs saved. Employees will be “engaged” and rebranding will commence pending court approval. …

Phones 4u – Bondholder write-down deal off the table

There was, for a brief moment there, a glimmer of hope for the Phones 4u staff. We told yesterday how a plan was being formulated to give bondholders of the company a share of equity in an attempt to get stores opened and trading again. Sadly this plan …

Phones 4u – Could it rise from the flames?

Could Phones 4u still be saved? A last minute plan is being put into motion to swap some of the money owed to creditors for equity. If EE and Vodafone agree to the plan and start supplying contracts again, it could mean that all jobs are saved. If …

Vodafone had planned a Phones 4u takeover

Sky News is reporting that there’s more to the Phones 4u events of the last few days than at first thought. Vodafone and EE have until now been painted as the villains of the piece, causing Phones 4u to close stores now rather than waiting for the inevitable …

EE to buy 80 Phones 4u stores, keep staff?

Carphone Warehouse have already extended a helping hand to Phones 4u employees today, with 1,500 jobs on the table for those working in current concessions sites, such as this PC World one.. Now a “source” has told Mobile News that 80 stores have already been earmarked by EE, …

Phones 4u fallout begins…

As you may have read yesterday, Phones 4u have shut up shop this morning with the firm calling in the administrators. As part of the announcement, Phones 4u owners BC partners attacked the networks, particularly Vodafone for not giving them enough time to sort out alternative arrangements and …

Phones 4u gets ditched by Vodafone

Looking for a new contract with Phones 4u? In February there’s going to be a reduced choice of networks. Vodafone has decided to ditch the chain and “enhance” their relationship with Dixons Carphone (aka Carphone Warehouse). Founded back in 1987 by John Caudwell, Phones 4u will soon only …

Phones 4u Launch #FutureYou

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so, you’ll have seen a DeLorean whizzing across your TV screen in ad breaks. Now me, I rewound the TV when I first saw it, and thanks to the fact that it’s for Phones 4u, I …

Phones 4u now giving away .. err.. trainers!

We’ve become accustomed to stores giving out free gifts with the latest phones, but giving out trainers? That’s a new thing on us. If you buy the HTC One (M8) or HTC One mini 2 they’ll chuck in a pair of mi Adidas trainers which, from what we can make …

Watch a free movie without the distractions this weekend

Head down to Soho this Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday and you can watch some pretty interesting things. Phones 4u, along with a stack of Sony Xperia Z2 handsets, will be showing films like Anchorman 2, Gravity and Frozen on the handsets with some clever noise-cancelling headphones. They’re …

Phones 4u dishes out the Xperia Z2 early

The new Xperia Z2 will start shipping next week from Phones 4u – a full two weeks earlier than anywhere else. The store is also offering up a Sony SRS-BTX300 wireless speaker worth £119 in white and you can bag yourself over £80 worth of Sony content including …

Hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy S5 at Phones 4U

Impressed by the new Samsung Galaxy S5? Leigh got to try one out when it was officially announced back in February, and tomorrow is the pre-order launch of the handset. However, if you can’t quite make your mind up you might want to head down to one of …

HTC One turns red in scorching heat!

OK, not really, but if you want a phone to match your suntan then nip down to Phones 4U, because this weekend the ‘Glamour Red’ version is finally available. We first heard that the UK release would be in mid-July, then pre-orders became available with no official date, …

Go hands-on with the HTC One, only at Phones 4U

Are you in London? Fancy playing with the shiny new HTC One announced only hours ago? Well, we have just the thing for you. Phones 4U have teamed up with HTC to transform it’s flagship Oxford Street store in London into a ‘HTC Experience’ zone where, until the …