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Carphone Warehouse Lifeline Insurance: Total Rubbish

I ordered my iPhone 3G from UK mobile retailer, Carphone Warehouse, if you recall. During the order I was asked if I’d like some insurance (£12/month). I thought that was pretty steep (12 x 18 months = 216 pounds!) but the chap reckoned it was a good idea (“it’s an expensive device”) and I was […]

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My Carphone Warehouse experience: Shockingly good.

Oh come on, another my-iPhone-hasn’t-arrived-save-me post? No. Not at all. I waited two weeks after the trauma of the Apple iPhone launch here in the UK before jumping in myself. The opportunity to review and test out the new 3G iPhone was excellent — thank you o2 for sending that over — I’ve been particularly […]

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800 Carphone Warehouses get iPhone 3Gs tomorrow

If, like me, you’ve been sat staring at the wall waiting for more iPhone 3G stock to arrive, I’ve got good news. I just heard from Carphone Warehouse that they’ll have new stock in tomorrow across 800 stores. Here’s the quote from the horse’s mouth: The Carphone Warehouse has today confirmed delivery of a large […]

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Carphone’s new, free ultralight laptop (“Webbook”) offering

Just a week after the iPhone 3G hit the streets, Carphone Warehouse, one of the UK’s biggest mobile phone retailers has launched a new product by the name of Webbook. It is, Carphone tells me, the world’s first 10.2″ notebook of it’s kind. Made by Elonex Technology, the device weighs just 1.3kg (the Apple Air […]

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o2, Carphone and the Flexible Workflow PhD researcher

What happens when you put a Flexible Workflow PhD researcher through the rigmarole of trying to get an iPhone 3G activated in the United Kingdom? This is what happens. Ben Jennings still hasn’t got his activated and provides this perspective and a few suggestions for both o2 and Carphone for the next time… – – […]

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Carphone sees x10 interest in iPhone pre-registrations

If you’ve been reading Ben’s tale of woe trying to register to get a 3G iPhone from o2, earlier, then this piece of news is, as Kylie used to sing, especially for you. Carphone Warehouse, the nation’s behemoth mobile phone retailer, is ready and waiting to take your orders online, right now at www.carphonewarehouse.com/iphone. If, […]