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BRIEF-Dixons Carphone: customers holding onto handsets for 4-5 months longer
August 24, 2017 / 7:19 AM / 4 months ago

BRIEF-Dixons Carphone: customers holding onto handsets for 4-5 months longer

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Dixons Carphone

* Ceo says overall ‘very comfortable with trading’ but uk postpay market more difficult

* Ceo says customers holding onto handsets for 4-5 months longer than previously

* Cfo says new handset demand is still there and market will come back

* Ceo says we are accelerating as much as possible sensible cost-cutting actions

* Ceo says large part of apple base rejected iphone 7, so cohort of owners ready for upgrade

* Ceo says expects iphone 8 demand to be stronger than iphone 7

* Ceo says post-pay contracts still most cost effective way of upgrading for most customers

* Ceo says critical to continue to invest in scale, retain leading market position

* Ceo says ‘not betting farm’ on iphone 8

* Ceo doesn’t see samsung note 8 causing huge amount of market disruption

* Ceo says iphone 8 take-up will be inline with iphone 6s, but not as good as 6 Further company coverage: (Reporting By London Bureau)

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