‘We have not cut supply lines from any distributor,’said a Tesco Mobile spokesperson.
‘We have increased business with one distributor, but our business with the others remains constant. Business has not been switched between suppliers.’
Sources claimed last month that Data Select had picked up certain product lines from rival manufacturers 20:20 and Unique. Tesco Mobile was initially unavailable for comment. However, it said last week: ‘None of our suppliers has lost business.’
It refused to confirm what percentage of Tesco Mobile supply lines Data Select is now responsible for, but sources claimed it was as high as 50 per cent.
Meanwhile, former Unique boss John McFarnon, who joined Advantage Cellular Group last month, stated he was not using his ties with Tesco Mobile to win new business for Advantage.