Thanks to Paul Scicluna for the picture
Phones 4U fell into administration late on Sunday, after carrier EE cut its ties with the UK retailer.
The company said in a statement that’s EE’s “unexpected” decision not to renew its contract with Phones 4U meant the High Street business would be without any mobile network partners. EE’s withdrawal from that deal, which runs until September 2015, comes not long after Vodafone ended its contract with the firm, which employs 5,596 staff across its 550 stores.
Phones 4u added that the termination of EE’s contract – which was confirmed to the retailer on Friday – had “come as a complete shock to the business”, after Vodaphone ditched the agreement it had had with the company.
Andover’s Phones 4U shop has not been opened today. Andover resident, Donna Cooper, told Andover & Villages, “My daughter had an interview arranged for this morning in the local Phones 4U shop, and then we saw the news last night that they had gone into administration. Someone from the shop called her this morning to say they’ve gone into administration, so won’t be taking on new staff after all, and that they are sorry.”
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