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Administrator closes 362 Phones 4u stores as 1,700 jobs go

Beleaguered mobile phone retailer Phones 4u is to close 362 stores, with the loss of nearly 1,700 jobs, administrators said tonight.

A further 720 staff have been retained to assist with the closure programme, PwC said.

It comes after Phones 4u went into administration last week following network operator EE's decision not to renew its contract.

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Existing Phones 4u 'will remain unaffected'

Phones 4u said all mobile contracts bought through Phones 4u will remain unaffected and the networks will continue to provide mobile services to these customers.

The process of appointing PwC as an administrator is expected to take place tomorrow.

A Phones 4u branch pictured in Nottingham. Credit: PA

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