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New Co-op Student House in Sheffield

06 Oct 2015 — Following last year's successful launch of the UK's first student housing co-operative in Birmingham - with The Phone Co-op's support, the initiative is being extended, with a further purchase in Sheffield...Read story

Donate to Nepal through mobile recycling

09 Sep 2015 — New scheme aims to help reduce electronic waste, protect the environment and cut the mining of minerals in conflict-affected regions while supporting the International Co-operative Alliance’s appeal for the reconstruction of co-operatives in Nepal..Read story

Local success in the tough telecoms industry

06 Jul 2015 — The Phone Co-op held their Half Yearly meeting on 4 July in Chipping Norton Town Hall and were pleased to announce a 11.5% year-on-year sales increase, despite falling prices in the telecoms industry generally...Read story

Fancy winning the first smartphone to put Social Values first?

12 May 2015 — To celebrate ‘Co-operatives Fortnight’, The Phone Co-op will be helping people dispose of their old mobile phones whilst caring for the environment.....Read story

NUS competition prize that combines savings with ethics

27 Mar 2015 — The Fairphone, the first smartphone that puts social values first, was the prize for a NUS competition combining ethics with a very competitive PAYG deal that only charges per second. ..Read story


Notes for editors

The Phone Co-op is an independent consumer co-operative based in Manchester and Chipping Norton. It is the only telecoms provider in the UK that is owned and run by its customers.

The Phone Co-op operates nationwide, providing fixed and mobile telecommunications services to over 30,000 residential and business customers, including other co-operatives, charities and third sector organisations.

The Phone Co-op works in the best interest of all of its stakeholders to create fairer and more sustainable communities and businesses. The Phone co-op is an accredited Living Wage Employer, and a Pioneer of the Fair Tax Mark. As a customer-led telecoms service provider, The Phone Co-op has strong environmental and ethical policies, and offers high quality personal customer service from its offices in Chipping Norton and Manchester.

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