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Plan for new mobile operator announced

Dixons Carphone, the new company formed from the merger of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse, is to launch its new Irish mobile phone operator next month. The new operator, called iD, will run on 3 Ireland's network.

The company has also named British mobile industry veteran Hamish White as the new operator's interim general manager while it searches for a long-term head of operations.

While it has not yet announced details of tariffs or plans, its recently-launched UK equivalent operator, also called iD, offers iPhone post-pay deals from €30-per-month with no up-front payment.

It also offers blanket roaming deals in 22 countries from €30 per month. A further €30-per-month deal offers "unlimited" data with 2,000 monthly call minutes and 5,000 texts.