The People's Operator (TPO) is a charitable network that gives its customers the chance to choose where 10% of thier bill money goes. They will also be donating 25% of its profits to charities, including Childline.
Chairman Andrew Rosenfeld said he hoped TPO could spread internationally. The network, which went live on Monday, will initially operate as a
pay-as-you-go only network, with contract options becoming available early next
The network is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) - an operator that runs of the bigger networks. like O2, Orange, T-Mobial and Vodaphone. Although the company would not confirm its involvement, TPO is expected to
run on EE, the company formed by a merge of Orange and T-Mobile. EE recently launched the UK's first 4G mobile internet service. TPO said it
would offer 4G when it becomes available.