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This World Sight Day, there’s a new smartphone solution for the visually impaired

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

Shortlisted for the Social Enterprise of the Year Award

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

Fancy joining us for a jazzy weekend?

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

Who gives the most? Bids welcome to support our local lido

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

The Phone Co-op accredited as a Living Wage Employer

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 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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