Phones4U administrators accuse operators of plot to destroy retailer

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Administrators acting on behalf of Phones4U have accused several of the UK’s leading mobile operators of breaching antitrust legislation, claiming collusion between them led to the demise of the mobile phone retailer in September 2014.

Phones4U generated revenues of £1 billion and a profit of £130 million during 2013, but entered administration just twelve months later after losing supply agreements with all four major operators.

Three withdrew in 2012, and is not a target of the lawsuit, while O2 ended its arrangement in April 2014, followed by EE and Vodafone five months later.

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