Fone Logistics clinches O2 deal

Mobile phone distributor, Fone Logistics, has secured an exclusive deal with business telecoms specialist, Qualitel, to be its sole distributor of O2 products.

The two year contract saw Fone Logistics beat off its competitors to win exclusive ownership of Qualitel’s entire O2 distribution.

Qualitel is a B2B dealer. It has a direct relationship with Vodafone as a certified partner, and is an Orange Business Partner via Mainline, in addition to this O2 announcement.
Fone Logistics managing director, Ian Gillespie, said: “We have reached a deal to guarantee Qualitel’s O2 business for the next two years in the face of stiff competition, O2 Direct included, and with the requirement to demonstrate an improvement on admitted drops in service levels mid last year.

“Qualitel has been one of our premier partners for the past 18 months and is one of the most successful dealers in the country across a number of networks. We continue to be very pleased to work with them.”

Qualitel managing director, Mike Ridgway, said: “Fone Logistics has won this account based upon an imaginative and commercially attractive offer and off the back of a demonstrable improvement in service levels and expertise. I am looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship between our two companies and am confident that we have made the right choice in Fone Logistics.”

This is the fourth contract that Fone Logistics has secured in the last eight weeks alone. Last month it announced a deal with Vodafone to deliver its fixed line products as well as securing an exclusive contract with Virgin Media to distribute its range of home broadband, telephone and TV bundles. It has also recently struck a deal to distribute the new Samsung B2700 handset to the construction market.