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Smartphones Epitomise Wasteful Consumerism. But Is There Another Way?

29 Sep 2015 — For good or ill, smartphones are the symbol of our age. They're the tangible expression of the breakneck pace of technological change - a pocket-sized device more powerful than the desktop computers of 20 years ago, helping to connect people in ways that were unimaginable even a couple of decades back...Read story

Fairphone targets 150k sales with major b2b push

28 Sep 2015 — Fairphone has revealed a major push into b2b, claiming that its latest smartphone will target 'reluctant' operators and distributors...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‚Äôs appeal for the reconstruction of co-operatives in Nepal..Read story


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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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