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6 June 2011

Lebara Partners With The Carphone Warehouse

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06 JUNE 2011
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Lebara partners with The Carphone Warehouse
Lebara Mobile, the market leader in providing high quality, low-cost international mobile services, has launched a new trading partnership with The Carphone Warehouse, the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 800 stores nationwide.
The Carphone Warehouse will offer Lebara’s Pay-As-You-Go SIM as well as the opportunity for Lebara customers to top-up their phones at any of its stores across the UK.
Lebara has been serving migrant communities in the UK with low cost international mobile calling since October 2007, and has consistently expanded its retail distribution since then to make its services widely available.
Russell Atkinson, Managing Director, Lebara UK said: “We are delighted to be working with The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy to be able to offer even more customers great value for both international and UK calls. Our partnership means it will be even easier for people to find Lebara on the high street and make their choice of product in stores renowned for giving excellent, impartial service.”
In March this year Lebara continued to gain recognition for its achievements, winning the award for Best MVNO for the second year, as well as the award for Best Customer Service at the Mobile News Awards 2011.
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ABOUT LEBARA
Lebara is one of Europe’s leading telecoms operators, enhancing the lives of migrant communities by providing high quality and low cost international mobile products and services. Lebara provides pre- and post-paid mobile SIM cards and related services customised to serve the migrant communities in seven European countries as well as Australia.
In FY2010, Lebara turned in revenues of €565m (- more than a 50% increase on FY09), and profits before tax of €21m (- a 139% rise on FY09). The company currently employs some 1,300 employees across its operations and markets
In March 2011 the company maintained its position as the UK’s leading MVNO, when it received awards for best Mobile Virtual Network Operator and Best Customer Service at this year’s Mobile News Awards. Lebara’s CEO Yoganathan Ratheesan won the Asian Business Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010.
ABOUT THE CARPHONE WAREHOUSE
The Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 800 stores nationwide.
The company is committed to offering impartial and expert advice on the widest range of the latest product plus unbeatable after sales care.
Stockist details: www.carphonewarehouse.com or from The Carphone Warehouse Direct Sales on 0800 925 925.