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The People's Operator (TPO) (PR Newswire) - 21 June 2013

The People's Operator - Coming to a Town Near you

LONDON/PRNewswire/ --

The People's Operator (TPO), the ethical mobile network that helps UK causes, is crisscrossing 28 English cities from Saturday 22 June to Friday 5 July 2013 on a tour designed to show people how they can turn their mobile into a force for good by simply switching to the TPO network.

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In every single city, TPO is working with individual local charities to raise immediate funds and enhance awareness of the benefits that communities derive from the partnership. Each city will host a family-focused community event including:

  • a nationwide penalty shoot-out competition with the chance to win one of 600 footballs or an iPad for the overall winner
  • a photo face-board for kids
  • a host of giveaways including 9,000 packs of loveheart sweets, balloons and wristbands 

Everyone attending the tour events can grab a free SIM card with credit so they can see for themselves how they can make a difference by switching to The People's Operator.

Mark Epstein, TPO CEO said: "We are really excited to be an integral part of the People United bus tour. This is a great opportunity for people to see what we are about and how, by simply switching to our network, they can direct 10% of their mobile spend to a cause they love without it costing them a penny. We see this as the start of a process to connect people across the country with the mobile network that was built for them. We want people to know they have a new choice for their mobile provider, one that not only offers great deals and customer service but one that also turns their mobile into a force for good. We are saying to everyone across the UK, switch to us, let's start making things better, it's time to change."

About The People's Operator (TPO)

'Big Mobile Deals that help UK Causes'

Formed in 2012 by Mark Epstein, Tom Gutteridge and Andrew Rosenfeld, The People's Operator (TPO) is the mobile network that helps UK causes. 10% of customers' spend is directed to causes they choose at no cost to them. They're also committed to sharing 25% profits through The People's Operator Foundation, which independently awards funds to local groups and charities. The company's ethical trading policies extend through all its working practices and alliance agreements. The People's Operator offers great value Pay As You Go and Pay Monthly mobile services, has an in-house Customer Services team and lists UK causes including The Big Issue, ChildLine, the GMB, NSPCC, and Unite amongst its partners.

Note to editors

The People United tour is backed by Unite, CWU, GMB, PCS, Unison, the TUC and is powered by The People's Operator. The People United will be offering free advice and information on local issues and will share ideas for getting people into work, boosting wages, improving local housing and the local community as well as protecting the NHS.

The bus tour runs from Saturday 22 June to Friday 5 July 2013 and will be in the following towns and cities:

Bus route 1

    Sat 22 June                                    Basildon
    Sun 23 June                             Southend on Sea
    Mon 24 June                                     Ipswich
    Tues 25 June                                    Norwich
    Wed 26 June                                   Leicester
    Thurs 27 June                                   Lincoln
    Fri 28 June                                     Grimsby
    Sat 29 June                                        Hull
    Sun 30 June                                       Leeds
    Mon 1 July                                Middlesbrough
    Tues 2 July                                  Hartlepool
    Wed 3 July                                    Blackpool
    Thurs 4 July                                    Salford
    Fri 5 July                                     Trafford

Bus route 2

    Sat 22 June                                          Chatham
    Sun 23 June                                          Margate
    Mon 24 June                                         Hastings
    Tues 25 June                Portsmouth (AM) Bournemouth (PM)
    Wed 26 June                                         Plymouth
    Thurs 27 June                                        Taunton
    Fri 28 June & Sat 29 June                            Bristol
    Sun 30 June                                          Whitney
    Mon 1 July                                          Coventry
    Tues 2 July                                            Derby
    Wed 3 July                        Stoke-on-Trent & Stockport
    Thurs 4 July                                         Salford
    Fri 5 July                                          Trafford

Contact details: 
Emma Winfield, PR Executive, The People's Operator, 40 Underwood Street, London N1 7JQ.
Email: Tel: +44(0)20-7251-6648.