TalkTalk is winding up its mobile offering and taking part in “advanced” discussions with UK network operators about reselling one of their services.
TalkTalk Mobile, an MVNO that runs on O2's network, has not been available to new customers since July.
Instead, the company is seeking a retail arrangement where another operator’s service can be sold to its broadband, fixed line and TV customers.
In a statement, TalkTalk confirmed that it is in discussions with a number of potential partners, including O2, and said it hopes to announce its new mobile proposition later this year.
“We remain committed to offering our customers a compelling value for money mobile proposition,” said a TalkTalk spokesperson.
As of the end of March, TalkTalk had 913,000 SIM and handset mobile contracts, after adding 214,000 customers to mobile plans over the preceding 12 months.
However, a message on the company’s site reads: “Sorry, we're not currently selling or upgrading mobile phone handset contracts.
“Our exciting new mobile phone service is on its way, but until it's 100% ready for launch we're not selling any new mobile phone contracts.”
Existing customers are able to remain on their current plan and can start a new SIM-only plan via their account with the company.
The decision to wind down its own service was outlined in TalkTalk’s full-year financial report, in which the telco said it planned to focus on investing in its core fixed network.
Headline EBITDA grew 17 percent year-on-year to £304 million in the year to June, but sales for the group fell three percent to £1.78 billion.
Harrison took over in May from Dido Harding, who had led the company since its demerger from Carphone Warehouse in 2010.