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Started by: smacha
On: 01/04/2012 | 23:56
Replies: 61
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by: rochessel
on: 02/04/2012 | 15:18 edited: 02/04/2012 | 15:21
Wonderful so now it's out in the open that O2 own giffgaff. And bit geek as I mention my now mobile example was just a poor example as mentioned previously! As i have always been told o2 doesnt own gg and they are meant to be totally seperate! So now when the staff say O2 has nothing to with gg I shall shout rubbish!
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by: khairul
on: 02/04/2012 | 16:28
@bitgeek

Telefonica Europe *is* O2 (as opposed to O2's parent "Telefonica SA")!
The point we are trying to make is that giffgaff is part of the overall Telefonica family *via* O2, not directly.

From Wikipedia article "Telefónica Europe":
"In September 2009, a new MVNO called Giffgaff was launched. The operator is wholly owned by O2."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telefónica_Europe

That's why giffgaff jobs are advertised on the O2 Careers website.
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by: stephenmiller
on: 02/04/2012 | 16:39

khairul wrote:
@bitgeek

Telefonica Europe *is* O2 (as opposed to O2's parent "Telefonica SA")!
The point we are trying to make is that giffgaff is part of the overall Telefonica family *via* O2, not directly.

From Wikipedia article "Telefónica Europe":
"In September 2009, a new MVNO called Giffgaff was launched. The operator is wholly owned by O2."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telefónica_Europe

That's why giffgaff jobs are advertised on the O2 Careers website.

Which makes sense seeing as O2 UK are the UK branch of Telefonica globally, who's Gav Thompson more likely to go to to propose giffgaff, the global head office or the UK head office

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by: smacha
on: 02/04/2012 | 18:42

I don't know if giffgaff aren't largely independent, they probably have some sort of mandate giving them a good degree of autonomy. After all, O2/Telefonica/whatever obviously want to see if the business experiment works, but they probably have a lot more involvement in giffgaff than any of them are willing to let on. Does anyone know if they have to show O2/Telefonica/whatever financial reports etc.?

 

Sorry, for sounding so cynical! Smiley Sad

 

 

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by: rochessel
on: 02/04/2012 | 19:05
Thats funny Someone said the same thing to earlier that they bet O2 has a lot more involvement then they want us to know about!

Sorry I don't know about financial reports but I am sure someone else will Smiley Wink
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by: bitgeek
on: 02/04/2012 | 19:09

http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/9cb4b2f11a250ea383b59d073aa50dd3/compdetails

 

 

Another thing a little interesting, the giffgaff company number used to be used by O2 for other purposes.

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by: smacha
on: 02/04/2012 | 19:18

Bitgeek is on fire.

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by: joejackson
on: 02/04/2012 | 20:02

Hey this has turned out to be one of most intresting threads I have read to date,pity there wasent more.

 

 

 

Oh apart from the thread about a cat playing a piano laughing.

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by: khairul
on: 02/04/2012 | 20:21
We've had a thread like this before; you guys will find it interesting:
http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Learn-giffgaff-Top-Tips/Definitive-Who-owns-Giffgaff-from-Companies...
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by: smacha
on: 02/04/2012 | 20:32

Thanks khairul! I'd seen that thread before and the reason for starting this wasn't so much about finding out who owns giffgaff, rather that I hadn't realised just how closely the two were linked. (Not legally, but practically.)

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