Hutchison 3G is to sell its next-generation mobile phones through retailer Phones4u.
The agreement follows a similar deal with Carphone Warehouse last week to promote Hutchison's '3' brand in the UK. Phones4u has 325 shops across the UK.
Hutchison is expected to be the first operator to roll out its next-generation service to the general public, scheduled for January.
The service will see handsets offering live video calls, digital mapping and advanced satellite location-based services, mobile video clips of Premier League football highlights, along with music, games, news and financial information.
The company is taking customer pre-registration details at its website, where prospective users can explore a 'sneak preview' of what will be on offer, fill out an online questionnaire to define their personal preferences and register with '3' to receive progress updates.
They will also be able to pre-register at www.phones4u.co.uk.
Hutchison announced details on 10 December of the tariffs it will be charging its first customers, with plans ranging from £59.99 to £99.99 per month and handsets starting at £399.
The telco did not disclose the terms of its contract with Phones4u.
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