Crazy Johns Mobile Phones
It was in 1991 when John Ilhan opened his first store called Mobileworld in Brunswick, Victoria. John Ilhan churned out marketing ideas that most people find "crazy" like selling mobile phones for AU$1 and giving out free accessories. The name stuck, and Mobileworld became Crazy John's.
In 2004 and 2005, Crazy John's mobile phones provider was given the "Mobile Phone Retailer of the Year" award as recognition for the company's achievements and mobile phone deals in the telecommunications industry in Australia.
Crazy John's mobile phones provider was originally a dealer of Telstra Mobile, Australia's largest mobile telecommunications provider. However, in 2003, Crazy John's mobile phones was involved in a legal dispute with Telstra, which continued for years and eventually severed the business relationship of the two companies. In 2007, the agreement between Crazy John's mobile phones and Telstra was not renewed. In 2007, Crazy John's mobile phones became a Mobile Virtual Network Operator through the Vodafone network. The Crazy John's mobile phones provider is now dealing directly with customers.
The Crazy John's mobile phones provider offers services that include Crazy CAP plans, Crazy prepaid plans, Crazy phone plans, Crazy discount plans, and Crazy mobile Internet. The Crazy John's mobile phones provider also has mobile phone products with brand names such as Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, and Blackberry. Apart from the mobile handsets, Crazy John's mobile phones provider also offers phone and music accessories and broadband services.
The Crazy John's mobile phones provider put up a contact centre in their South Melbourne office for after-sales services. The contact centre is also engaged in direct sales for the Crazy John's mobile phones provider.