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EE to honour the iPhone 6 pre-orders Phones 4U cancelled

The UK’s largest 4G network EE has pledged to fulfil the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders made through bankrupt retailer Phones 4U.

The third-party retailer went into administration earlier this week after EE decided to ditch its partnership with the firm.

The collapse meant Phones 4U would be unable to fulfill pre-orders for the new Apple smartphones made just a few days earlier.

Assuming EE feels a little culpability for the situation, the network has stepped in and said anyone had ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus on through EE will be able to pick it up from EE retail locations around the UK on Friday.

The network assured Engadget it had reserved enough devices to account for the pre-orders, but the devices will be spread out across its UK outlets.

Visitors who bring along the Phones 4U pre-order confirmation will be able to get an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, but will have to sign up for an EE contract directly, rather than keep the rate they were getting through Phones 4U.

There’s currently no news from other networks who’s customers who have been hit by the high street retailer’s collapse.

Phones 4U has vowed to refund all customers who had pre-ordered the devices, although that’ll be scant consolation to those now facing a wait to get their hands on the new models.

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