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Talkmobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) operating in the United Kingdom on the Vodafone network. As a brand of Vodafone, the business is based in Newbury, Berkshire.


Launched as a postpaid MVNO by Carphone Warehouse in October 2007 using the Vodafone network, Talkmobile was one of two run by Carphone Warehouse. The other was Fresh Mobile, a prepaid MVNO using the T-Mobile network. Fresh Mobile was discontinued on 19 March 2010 in favour of Talkmobile.[1]

In November 2011, Carphone Warehouse sold Talkmobile to Vodafone in a deal worth £20 million.[2]

In July 2017, Talkmobile began rolling out 4G to its customers.[3]

The Talkmobile pay-as-you-go (PAYG) product was withdrawn on 31 August 2017.[4]

Talkmobile currently sell 30-day and 12-month SIM-only plans, which all have unlimited UK calls and texts.[5]


  1. ^ Gosling, Paul (13 March 2010). "Questions Of Cash: Carphone told me I'd lose my unused Fresh credit". The Independent. Archived from the original on 26 May 2022. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ Fildes, Nic. "A little less Europe, a little more of everywhere else pays off for Vodafone". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 4 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Vodafone UK Sibling Talkmobile to finally launch 4G". 17 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  4. ^ "PAYG closure". Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Sim Only plans". Talkmobile. Retrieved 10 June 2020.