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The writing is (was?) on the wall for Phones 4U

The FT is reporting that it’s more or less game over for Phones 4U: Phones 4U, the British retailer founded by entrepreneur John Caudwell that has spent most of last decade in private equity hands, has gone into administration. The company, which is owned by London buyout house BC Partners and employs 5,596 people, said […]

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Devices

My two weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4… starts today

A quick hello to everyone at Phones4U who recently challenged me to spend two weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and write about my experience. They sent me out the S4 on Friday and I’ve been testing it… But let me stop you there. You can’t do a proper test of a phone until you’ve […]

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News

[Insert YAFP here] = “Yet another Facebook Phone”

Charlie over at the Phones4U blog writes about reports that HTC is working with Facebook on an official Facebook phone. Next. I’ve set my expectations to way below zero. I most definitely look forward to being utterly amazed and surprised. However I do have to wonder what more you could do with Facebook on a […]

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News

Hands-on video of Nokia Lumia 800 from the Oxford Street Phones4U store

Thank you to the team at Phones4U who invited me down to their huge Oxford Street store today to check out the Nokia Lumia 800. Now, I was of course at Nokia World for much of the day where I couldn’t move for Lumias, but the reason I wanted to check out Phones4U was to […]

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Devices

Nokia Lumia 800 is now available for hands-on in EVERY Phones4U store nationwide

Do you like what you saw from today’s Nokia World show? Are you keen to get a look at the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone? Well then, do not pass Go. Head straight for your nearest Phones4U store across the United Kingdom. *EACH* Phones4U store has a Nokia Lumia 800 on-site right now. Today. Ready […]

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News

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic for £15

Carphone Warehouse latest deal brings music to our ears, by tuning into Nokia’s latest music phone on just a £15 contract. The 5800 XpressMusic arrives gratis on one of the most affordable tariffs around, on O2 with unlimited texts and 100 minutes allowance per month to any network and at anytime. Hurrah! As compared with […]

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News

Phones 4U turn the tables on shop window security

Did you read my post from last Monday about Phones 4U’s shockingly bad store layout that showed their customer’s details to passers-by? Well, Phones 4U must have because by Thursday last week they had shuffled their point of sale tables around to give their customers a much safer experience. The sales monitors do still face […]

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Devices

Phones 4U offer a window into their customer details

You’d be shocked and appalled if I told you that every time I browsed the Phones 4U website they showed me the personal details of the customer currently placing an order wouldn’t you? Well at least twice a day I walk past what would appear to be the flagship Phones 4U store on Tottenham Court […]

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Opinion

Mobile Shop staff… You amuse me!

No seriously! Despite how rubbish you can be (note, not all are that rubbish), you have this ability to make me laugh, even when it’s not funny! You see, on Wednesday I took a trip down to my local high street, a busy one at that; in all I would hazard a guess that there […]