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10 Oct 2013 — Mobile phones have become an essential communication tool for a large number of people. However, when it comes to people with visual impairment, finding the right handset can be hard work. Coinciding with this year’s World Sight Day, we want to introduce you to GeorgiePhone, a smartphone that aims to help blind and partially-sighted people to live more independent lives. ..Read story
06 Oct 2013 — Social Enterprise UK has just announced that The Phone Co-op is one of the finalists for the Overall Social Enterprise of the Year Award 2013. We can’t wait to know the final decision of the judges on 27 November. ..Read story
27 Sep 2013 — For the sixteenth year, Chipping Norton is hosting ChippyJazz, a music festival that makes the whole town buzz with excitement. The event is a boost of energy for local businesses and the funds raised go towards supporting three charities. We can’t wait for the brass and strings to joyfully disturb the lovely tranquillity of the Cotswolds...Read story
11 Sep 2013 — This weekend, our hometown of Chipping Norton is celebrating its annual Auction of Promises in aid of our local swimming pool. The Phone Co-op is sponsoring the event (which will be livened up by local resident and Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson as an auctioneer), and has donated a Co-operative Mobile lot. Who will be the lucky person to take it home? ..Read story
22 Aug 2013 — This accreditation means that we ensure all our employees aged 18 and over are paid at least the living wage. Being a fair employer fits in with of our ethical policy and our aim to contribute towards a better and more sustainable world through co-operation. ..Read story
Notes for editors
The Co-operative phone & broadband, The Co-operative mobile and The Co-operative business telecoms are all provided by The Phone Co-op; an independent consumer co-operative based in Chipping Norton and Manchester.
The Phone Co-op is the UK's only telecommunications co-operative, procuring telecommunications services on behalf of its customers, many of whom are co-operatives, charities and other not-for-profit organisations. The Phone Co-op's service has been taken up by over 23,000 customers, including Midcounties, Channel Islands, Southern, East of England, and Radstock Co-operative Societies, Suma Wholefoods, Christian Aid, Amnesty International, Triodos Bank, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Manchester City Council and Unison. As a co-operative owned by its customer members, The Phone Co-op distributes any profits which are not re-invested back to members via a dividend based on each member's spend and through a loan fund which supports other co-operatives.
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