3G Mobile temporarily closes up shop

6 Jan 2010

The mobile phones, broadband and accessories chain of stores 3G Mobile has closed its doors “temporarily”, leaving most of its 160 staff out of jobs and 27 shops empty for the time being.

The decision was reportedly made following a board meeting yesterday afternoon with an announcement to the staff and its customer base following.

The 3G Mobile website now has a holding page with contact numbers for customer queries but no indication of when it may be open again for business.

According to RTE news, the company says it has retained some staff to deal with customer queries as an interim measure as negotiations with new investors are said to be taking place at the moment.

Note: Mobile and broadband network 3 is not connected to 3G Mobile stores and the temporary closure reported in the press yesterday. While the retail chain has sold 3 products in the past the two companies are not connected and the temporary closure of their retail stores does not affect 3Stores nationwide which is owned by Hutchison Whampoa and is a completely separate company.  

By Marie Boran