3, Ireland’s fastest growing mobile network, today announced the opening of a new 3Store in Santry. The first of 28 new 3Stores which will be opening across the country and creating 90 new retail jobs nationwide this year. 3 is investing nearly €5 million increasing its retail footprint with 8 own stores and 20 independently-owned operations under the 3 brand. The new 3Store in Santry is ideally located in The Omni Park Shopping Centre, Santry.


To celebrate the new store opening, 3 announced a special opening offer on the ZTE F120 to customers at the new 3Store.  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.


The new retail outlets will significantly extend 3’s reach across the country and will 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.


Elaine Carey, Sales and Marketing Director, 3 commented: In tough economic times, 3 is backing local independent retailers by providing access to the strength of 3’s global brand and all the economies of scale that come from joining a major retail network. At a time when many local independent retailers are seeing their partnerships disappear, 3’s expansion plans will bring a welcome boost to independent businesses with the ambition to join the fastest growing mobile network in Ireland. It’s a unique opportunity for local retailers to grow with us and be part of a success story during difficult times.”


Speaking at the announcement, 3Store Manager, Santry said: “We have a fantastic team here in Santry 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 will consist of 8 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.


3 has invested over €600 million in rolling out its high speed and high capacity network in Ireland to date, with ongoing investment as part of the National Broadband Scheme.


For more information see three.ie for details.