Fone Logistics background

Fone Logistics background

The Northumberland-based business was established in 1996 by current managing director Ian Gillespie.

As well as distributing Sim-free handsets for Nokia, LG, RIM, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Motorola, Fone Logistics also connects airtime customers for O2, 3, T-Mobile and Orange.

In December 2006, Vodafone dumped the distributor citing ‘general performance’, leading to the loss of 14 jobs, as the company re-organised to cope with the loss of business.

It also prompted Fone Logistics to concentrate its effort on connecting for O2, and the operator gave it ‘Advance’ distributor status in November 2007.

In February this year, Duncan Barley left his role as sales director after almost three years with the distributor. Marketing director Julien Parven has taken on part of the role, but a full replacement has not been appointed.

Along with 11 other distributors, Fone Logistics was recently invited to tender for Nokia’s distribution contracts for b2b, online, high street and supermarkets.

Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today


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