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The Carphone Warehouse offers free service to help ease The Big Number change for all UK mobile phone users

From 28th April, all old mobile and pager numbers, which do not start with new 07 will become obsolete and any attempt to call these numbers after this date will fail. The Carphone Warehouse is exclusively offering a free, two minute SIM update service to the twelve million phone owners who have yet to update their mobile phone numbers. The service is estimated to save mobile phone owners 90 million reprogramming hours.

Four million mobile phone and pager numbers begin with numbers other than 07 (e.g. 03; 04; 09) and The Carphone Warehouse estimates that there are as many as 400 million wrong phone numbers stored in phones across the UK.

Available throughout the 470 Carphone Warehouse stores across the country, the free SIM card update is available to any mobile phone owner, regardless of whether they are a customer of The Carphone Warehouse. The service also offers the additional function of confidentially storing the SIM card information on The Carphone Warehouse’s computer network. This will allow every number stored on your card to be retrieved from any one of The Carphone Warehouse outlets and transferred to a new SIM card should your phone be lost or stolen.

The free SIM card service includes:
· Updating SIM card so all numbers accord with the 07 big number change
· Storing SIM card details that can be transferred to a new SIM card - ideal for lost, upgraded or phones that have been stolen
· Copying SIM card information that can be transferred onto other cards - ideal for companies that need to program phones with the same numbers
· Printing contents of a SIM card thus giving a hardcopy, quick reference to all the data stored
· Editing numbers to begin with the international dialing code (+44) - ideal for going on holiday or traveling on business

“Our two minute SIM update service ensures that the big number change is as hassle-free as possible for all mobile phone owners. With 25,000 phones lost or stolen each month, our services ensure that mobile phones owners, regardless of where they buy their phone, will never be ‘number-less’,” said Jonathan Hook, Sales & Marketing Director, The Carphone Warehouse.

To make use of Carphone Warehouse’s free SIM services then visit your local store or call 0800 424 800 / click on for your nearest branch.


For further information please call Joe Public Relations:
Prue Nichols: 020 8237 4039

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