Launched by Carphone Warehouse in October 2007 using the Vodafone network, Talkmobile was launched as a postpaid MVNO and was one of two MVNO run by Carphone Warehouse in 2007. The other was Fresh Mobile, a prepaid MVNO using the one2one/T-Mobile network. Fresh Mobile, was discontinued on 19 March 2010 in favour of Talkmobile.
Vodafone bought Talkmobile from Carphone Warehouse in 2015. In May 2017 Talkmobile stopped selling new contracts and PAYG SIMS, and is currently in the process of migrating existing customers across to Vodafone. The PAYG network will close completely on 31st August 2017.