Reseller deals are in place with EE, O2 and Vodafone
The Dixons Carphone Group, formed last summer when Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse merged, says it’ll launch a virtual mobile network this spring in partnership with Three UK.
The MVNO deal promises “innovative and highly personalised connectivity options”, according to the company.
Ofcom has changed the licences of the UK’s ‘big four’ mobile network operators to improve mobile coverage.
EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have all agreed to accept this change.
It’s reported that EE is refunding around £1 million to customers who were charged VAT in error. People who travelled outside Europe and used their phones to go online were apparently charged VAT, although this should only apply to usage inside the EU.
Only 0.5% of EE’s customers were affected by the problem, which happened because the company’s billing system hadn’t been set up correctly.
EE, which is currently talking to BT about a possible takeover deal, says it added 5.7 million customers to its 4G UK network in 2014.
This gives it a total of 7.7 million customers, beating its year-end target of 6 million.
EE has acquired UK distributor Mainline Communications Group.
The network operator already owned 26% of Mainline and had worked with the business for many years. The Mainline brand will continue but as a wholly-owned subsidiary of EE.