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The Phone Co-op announced today the acquisition of Namesco's broadband services.

The agreement between The Phone Co-op and Namesco Ltd took effect on 31st May, with over 2,400 residential and business customers transferring to the independent consumer co-operative.

On joining The Phone Co-op, these customers will be able to access better broadband deals more competitively priced, as well as a wider range of services and packages to cover their communications needs, including landline calls and mobile. They will also receive technical support and advice from The Phone Co-op's UK-based Customer Services team.

Vivian Woodell, Chief Executive of The Phone Co-op, said: "We are delighted to welcome these new customers to The Phone Co-op. We are confident that our customer-focused approach, which stems from the fact that The Phone Co-op belongs to its customers, will appeal to the people who are moving to us. All our customers have the opportunity to become members of The Phone Co-op, to co-own the business and share in the profits, and we hope that as many as possible of these new customers will choose to do so. We offer a range of services in addition to broadband, including fixed line and mobile telephone services and a number of business connectivity services, and will be making these available to our new customers right away."

Stephen Ewart, Commercial Director of Namesco, explains: "We've decided to focus on our core product ranges which include web hosting, domain names, email and website building tools. We'd like to say a big thank you to our customers who have bought broadband services from us over the years. This move to The Phone Co-op will be beneficial as customers will now be with a specialist provider offering improved products and a wider range of phone and broadband services. We spent a lot of time with The Phone Co-op's management and were impressed with their values and approach. We couldn't have found a better home for our customers and trust this initial agreement will open up more opportunities to work together in the future."

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About names.co.uk

names.co.uk provides professional online services for businesses and individuals including Web Hosting, Domain Name Registration, Email services, Office 365, Ecommerce solutions and a range of managed and unmanaged servers. names.co.uk has over 17 years' experience in the Internet industry and employs a team of nearly 200 expertly trained individuals across the UK.

names.co.uk is part of the Dada Group, an international group of companies who specialise in providing professional Internet services. As a group, they currently have over 1.7million domains registered and over 520,000 clients using their products and services.

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