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Phones 4u adding at least 50 more store-in-store outlets to Currys

Phones 4u and DSG International have announced a retail partnership that'll create over 50 ‘Phones 4u at Currys’ store-within-store areas this year. The plans build on recent trials in Birmingham, Thurrock, Hedge End, Merry Hill and Stevenage Currys Megastores. More outlets are planned for 2011.

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New Chief Information Officer for O2 UK

Phil Jordan has joined O2 in the new role of UK Chief Information Officer. He reports to UK Chief Technology Officer Derek McManus.

Most recently, Phil was Vodafone's CIO for the UK and Ireland, having been with the company for 12 years.

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New deal to close stolen phone recycling loophole worth £4 million

UK Crime Prevention Minister James Brokenshire has announced a new mobile industry code of practice that's designed to stop stolen phones being recycled for cash.

90% of handsets reported stolen in the UK are now blocked across all networks within 48 hours of reporting, making them virtually useless to criminals trying to sell them within the UK. However, until now it's been possible to sell these phones to recycling companies.

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New CEO for Azzurri Communications

Voice, data and mobile communications provider Azzurri Communications has appointed Mark Quartermaine as its new Chief Executive Officer. He's leaving his current role as UK President of BT Global Services. Mr Quartermaine replaces Gordon Matthew, who joined as CEO in 2008 to allow founder Martin St Quinton more time to expand the business.

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Truphone updates local call service with membership option

Mobile VoIP provider and virtual network Truphone has updated its Local Anywhere service. Until now, customers have had to choose a specific country from before receiving local rates for calls.

The company has now launched Truphone Membership, which offers local rates in all Truphone countries for just £10 a month.

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