The mobile phone industry has changed significantly since we opened the doors to the first Carphone Warehouse store back in 1989. And whilst our business has evolved along the years and is far different to how it was back then, the values of Carphone Warehouse remain the same. It’s still all about finding the right deal to suit your mobile needs at some of the best prices out there.
Alongside Currys, our mission is to help everyone enjoy amazing technology. Whether you’re buying in-store or online at Currys, or online at Carphone Warehouse, we offer the best range of mobile products and mobile services.
So what has changed over the years? We’re still the same Carphone Warehouse you know and love, but we’re now part of Currys, the UK’s largest tech retailer.
When coupled with over 30-years of mobile expertise and great customer service – both in-store and after you’ve bought with us – choosing Carphone Warehouse and Currys for your next mobile phone or SIM deal is a better choice than ever before!
We have one of the widest range of mobile phones - from the latest flagship models to great value handsets - and network tariffs to help you find the right deal for you. Whether you’re after a monthly phone plan, SIM-only plan, or a SIM-free phone, there’s always a Carphone Warehouse deal that’ll give you everything you need at a great price.
If you’re looking for a new handset as well as a new plan, pay-monthly contract phones at Carphone Warehouse are perfect. You can get a brand-new, top-of-the-line phone and pay it off over 24 months, and get a great value bundle of data, calls, and texts to go with it.
If you already have a plan you’re happy with but are looking for a new phone, you can buy a SIM-free phone outright. You’re not tied to any network or plan, so in the future, you can shop around for the best deal. Most phones sold at Carphone Warehouse come unlocked – so you’re free to pop in a SIM from any network.
We also offer great Carphone Warehouse trade-in options online and in-store. Simply put: we buy old phones for cash. Just tell us what make and model of phone it is, and what condition it’s in and then we’ll let you know how much it’s worth.
While we no longer have standalone Carphone Warehouse stores, you can find us in Currys stores around the UK, where our team will be happy to help you get the best deal on your next phone. And if it’s deals you’re looking for, we are of course always online.
If you need to speak to Carphone Warehouse customer service, there are lots of ways to get in touch - Facebook, Twitter, email, and there’s a contact number for Carphone Warehouse. We also have loads of online help articles to answer any questions you might have.
Carphone Warehouse is a mobile phone retailer founded in 1989 by Charles Dunstone and Julian Brownlie. In 2014, Carphone Warehouse merged with Currys to from a family of brands under Dixons Carphone PLC – now known Currys PLC.
In 2021, Dixons Carphone PLC rebranded to Currys PLC; whilst brands like Currys PC World and Team Knowhow rebranded under one new brand called Currys. A number of other brands at Currys PLC – like Carphone Warehouse – remain the same, but all work together to help customers enjoy tech.
You’ll find Carphone Warehouse online. However our Mobile experts in Currys stores across the UK will be able to help you if you’d prefer to buy or speak to someone in person. Head to the Currys website and use our Currys store locator for your nearest branch..
All the phones we sell are unlocked, which means you can enjoy the benefits of whichever UK network you prefer.
Yes. A Carphone Warehouse credit check is there to make sure you can afford that dream phone and to protect you against identity fraud.
If you're signing up online, we'll send you an email to let you know how your application went. This can take anything up to a few days. You’ll always get a response, so be sure to check your junk folder in case the email has gone there.
If you’re buying in-store, we'll let you know there and then if your application has been accepted.