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The Phone House SAS France

The Phone House SAS France

Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Number Employed: 2700
Group: Carphone Warehouse

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-05-2007
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

The Phone House SAS France, specialised in the sale of mobile telephony (GSM), computers, computer peripheral equipment and software, announced on 14 May 2007 that it will create 225 new stores in France. The company, the French subsidiary of the UK Carphone Warehouse Group, is aiming to have 500 stores or contact centres by the end of 2009, as a result of which it is expecting to create 1,000 new jobs before then. With 275 stores and 2,700 employees throughout the country, the company is the number one independent distributor of telecommunications in France, specialising in 2G and 3G mobile telephony, fixed telephony, broadband Internet access, double, triple and quadruple play offers and now GSM/Wi-fi.