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The Phone Co-op prepares for another successful year

15 Jul 2014 — Consolidation of teleconferencing services and growth of mobile sales laid the solid foundations for the recent launch of the new Pay As You Go SIMs. ..Read story

The Phone Co-op supports first student housing co-op in the UK

27 Jun 2014 — The house has been purchased by The Phone Co-op which will be leasing it to the student co-operative on a long-term basis. It will provide affordable, democratically managed housing, close to the university, for nine students...Read story

The Phone Co-op acquires Namesco’s broadband customers

05 Jun 2014 — The agreement took effect on 31st May, with over 2,400 residential and business customers transferring to the independent consumer co-operative...Read story

Upgrading our email platform

20 May 2014 — The Phone Co-op is improving its email service. From 27 May we’ll be making some changes to our platform to make sure we offer our customers a more reliable service. ..Read story

New monthly bundles: pay less for more

14 Apr 2014 — We’ve increased our monthly minute allowance and the number of options our customers can choose from while lowering our prices...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, Manchester and London.

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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