TalkTalk ditches Vodafone in favour of O2

Move over Vodafone, TalkTalk signs a multi year deal with O2

The partnership between TalkTalk and Vodafone has come to an end, with the mobile and broadband company signing a multi-year deal with O2.

TalkTalk and Vodafone had a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement which meant that TalkTalk mobile customers were actually using Vodafone's network.

Last week TalkTalk announced that its mobile customers had increased by 40,000 in the third quarter of 2014 to a total of 348,000.

Although TalkTalk and Vodafone's partnership could be seen as a success, it appears that TalkTalk has turned to O2 to access the mobile network operator's new 4G network.

With O2 and Vodafone having a joint network sharing agreement, TalkTalk customers shouldn't see too much upheaval with the move.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.