Originally conceived in 1992 and trading as Oasis Mobile Phones, the company has gone from strength to strength ever since. Trading from home, the company's founder Damian Cole, soon found that business premises were essential to expansion. With help from Caerphilly Borough Council, a small industrial unit was located in Blackwood in 1996, but a true retail presence was still missing. A limited company, Oasis Communication Services Ltd, was formed in April 1997, quickly followed in June by the first retail store on Blackwood High Street, opened by Welsh rugby star Neil Jenkins. Many new stores and accolades have since followed. In 1998 we won the Gwent TEC business award for marketing; in 1999 we were the 10th fastest growing company in Wales and in the following year, 2000 we were the 2nd fastest growing company from a total of 51,000 businesses!
A stronger brand identity was introduced in 2001 by changing the trading name from Oasis Mobile Phones to Get Connected.
On October 1st 2005 we acquired the Connections Centres chain of 7 stores and their corporate team, making us the largest independent mobile phone retailer based in Wales. Further acquisitions and new store openings have followed in both England and Wales, reaching a milestone of 50 stores with the opening of Worcester in February 2009.
We currently operate 55 retail stores, a call centre in Blackwood and a corporate sales team based at our Head Office in Abergavenny underlining our position as the UK's largest privately owned mobile phone retailer, with a turnover of £17m last year and 25 years experience of getting people connected!