Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse is a retailer of mobile phones, tablets, SIMs, and accessories located in the UK. This company allows individuals to trade in their phones for new ones as well as a wide selection of products on their website. There are both monthly and pay as you go phones available for purchase from Carphone Warehouse, allowing customers to purchase one that will work with their existing mobile phone plan. Mobile phones sold through this website can be used with different networks/tariffs, including Orange, O2, EE, T-Mobile, and Vodafone.

Those who visit the Carphone Warehouse website will notice that it shows which specific plans are available through various networks for all of the mobile phones and tablets that are for sale. Pay as you go phones generally cost full retail price because of the fact that there is no contract that must be signed. Monthly contract phones purchased through Carphone Warehouse are can be purchased a nominal amount. Each phone has different capabilities and comes with different plan options, making it important to view the details before making a final purchase.

Carhouse Warehouse also provides customers with the opportunity to trade in their old phones and tablets. The website offers pricing information for these mobile devices so users can see how much they can get for it. The next step in the trade-in process involves mailing the phone or tablet in a paid package. Once the device has been received, payment will be sent out in the form of a cheque via mail.


There are a variety of pay as you go and monthly contract phones available for purchase on the Carphone Warehouse website, including brands such as Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, LG, Doro, HTC, and Alcatel.

Some of the pay as you go phones that this company sells include:

  • Apple iPhone 5S
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy Fame
  • HTC One
  • Sony Xperia M2

There are also many different phones available for monthly plans, including:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • HTC One M8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace
  • Apple iPhone 5C

Not all phones that are for sale on the Carphone Warehouse website are 4G compatible, as some of them still use the 3G network. Full specs/details are listed for each phone that is for sale on the website, along with a full list of plan/tariff details.

Phones on this website can be sorted and searched by brand, 4G connectivity, cost, network, features, operating systems, style, colour, and rating. This website lists plans with most of the major mobile phone carriers/providers in the UK, including Orange, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile, EE, and Talkmobile. The mobile phones that are sold on this website use a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Symbian, Blackberry, Android, and iOS.


The tablets that are for sale on Carphone Warehouse’s website vary in price, brand, as 3G/4G compatibility. Some of the different tablets that are sold on this website include:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab3
  • iPaid Air
  • Huawei Mediapad 1
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Samsung Galaxy Fame

Deals with different mobile carriers are listed for each tablet sold on this website. Some but not all of these tablets are 4G compatible. There are mobile Wi-Fi, Pay Monthly, and tablet data SIMs available on this website. Tablets that use a pay monthly contract plan are generally priced low, as compared with others which tend to cost full retail price.


There are also a variety of accessories for sale on Carphone Warehouse’s website, including those which are specifically designed for the iPhone 5S/5 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4. Some of the different types of accessories on this website include:

  • Chargers & Cables
  • Headphones
  • In-car accessories
  • Cases & Screen Protectors
  • Tablet accessories

SIM only

Those who already have a phone and want to keep it along with their current number can opt for a SIM only plan. This website offers a variety of SIM only monthly deals for new contracts on new networks as well as SIM only upgrades, allowing customers to keep their current network and number. Those who opt for a SIM only upgrade will also be able to choose from either 30 day rolling or 12 month contracts. There are also numerous options for those who own a tablet and want to get 3G or 4G data for it. Pay as you go SIM only tariffs are also available for those who want to avoid signing a contract with a carrier.

Carphone Warehouse has numerous locations throughout the UK and allows those who visit their website to search by postcode. This company offers a variety of phones and tablets as well as direct links to deals from major mobile phone providers. There are also a number of accessories available for those who need something for their phone or tablet, such as a charger, microphone, or headset.