3, Ireland’s largest high speed network, today announced the opening of a new 3Store in Blanchardstown. The fourth of 28 new 3Stores which will be opening across the country. 3 is investing nearly €5 million increasing its retail footprint with eight “own stores” and 20 independently-owned operations under the 3 brand. The new 3Store in Blanchardstown is ideally located at Unit 143, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.


The new retail outlets significantly extend 3’s reach across the country and complement the existing 22 3Stores and 200 independent retailers which serve 3’s growing customer base. The retail expansion programme has been designed to increase 3’s retail footprint to maximum effect. This commitment by 3 underlines its position as Ireland’s fastest growing mobile operator, market leader in mobile broadband and Ireland’s largest high speed network.


To celebrate the new store opening, 3 announced a special opening offer on the ZTE F120 to customers at the new 3Store Blanchardstown.  The ZTE F120 is available for €29 on 3Pay for the next two weeks and there are other great savings to be made in store.


Elaine Carey, Sales and Marketing Director, 3 commented: “We’re delighted to announce this expansion nationwide. In tough economic times 3 is demonstrating its commitment and dedication to the Irish market. It is great to open our new 3Store in the heart of one of the busiest shopping centres in the country.  The opening of the 28 new 3Stores follows a successful year for 3 in 2009.  We are extremely excited at the prospect of expanding throughout the country and creating many jobs nationwide.”


Speaking at the announcement, Store Manager Blanchardstown said: “We have a fantastic team here in Blanchardstown who have all been eagerly awaiting the new store opening and are delighted the day has come. We are looking forward to meeting all new and existing customers and welcome everyone in the area to pop in and have a look around the new store.”


The 28 stores consist of eight 3Stores and 20 independently-owned operations. The majority of the independently-owned stores will be opened with existing retail partners but 3 is also looking for interested applicants with a strong track record in the telecommunications retail sector. The 20 selected locations are all close to the National Broadband Scheme (NBS) areas which 3 is currently rolling out. Interested independent retailers can apply to sales@three.ie or see www.three.ie/3partners.



For more information see three.ie for details.