T-Mobile Near Me
T-Mobile International AG is a German telecommunications company, with a presence in several companies around the world. The company’s headquarters is in Bonn, Germany. The company and its subsidiaries operate cellular networks based on various wireless technologies in many countries, and also operate fixed-line internet services to homes and businesses.
Since it was founded in 1990, the company has found much success around the world, especially in Europe but also in the United States. Today it is one of the largest mobile phone service providers in the world. To find a T-Mobile location in your area, just search for “T-Mobile near me”.
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How large is T-Mobile?
T-Mobile has 230 million subscribers around the world. The American division, T-Mobile US, was founded in 1994 and employs fifty thousand people. T-Mobile US has a revenue of $32 billion, and an operating income of $2 billion. It has over 33 million customers. The global brand is the world’s fifteenth-largest mobile phone service provider in terms of the number of customers, but is the fourth-largest multinational service provider, behind Vodafone, Airtel and Telefónica.
How did T-Mobile begin?
The first mobile telephone services were analog radio phone systems, and were operated by the Deutsche Bundespost, a government-controlled company. The company was reorganized by West Germany in 1989, into Deutsche Bundespost Telekom. In the 1990s, the company was privatized as the industry was de-regulated, and was renamed to Deutsche Telekom AG. It began to create several brands with the prefix ‘T-’, including its mobile phone services, which were named ‘T-Mobil’. In 2002 the division was anglicized to ‘T-Mobile’. In the 2000s the company acquired several European brands, including a joint venture in the United Kingdom with Orange, called EE. Today in Germany the T-Mobile brand is not used, and is instead known as Telekom.
What services are offered in America?
T-Mobile US provide wireless voice and data services in the United States, in Puerto Rico and in the US Virgin Islands. According to T-Mobile, their American network reaches 98% of the population. They operate a 3G mobile network, and an HSPA+ mobile network. Recently they have rolled out a new 4G network as well. The company has roaming arrangements with many other national and regional providers.
Who are T-Mobile’s competition?
In the US, T-Mobile faces competition from several other carriers including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Attempts have been made by several other companies to acquire over T-Mobile. In 2011, the company accepted an offer by AT&T to purchase stock for $39 billion. The US Government moved to block the deal, because they believed that it would be anticompetitive. The Department of Justice sued to block the deal, and in December, AT&T announced it had withdrawn its deal. In 2013, Sprint Corporation attempted to work out a deal to buy a major stake in T-Mobile, for between $20 and $24 billion. However the deal fell through by 2014, as Sprint abandoned its plans due to the belief that the deal was unlikely to be approved by the US government and industry regulators.
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T-Mobile US is a publicly traded company, with a 65% stake being controlled by Deutsche Telekom AG. They trade under the symbol TMUS on the NASDAQ.
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In 2016, T-Mobile US held 16.5% of the wireless subscriptions market, ahead of Sprint with 14.5% but behind AT&T and Verizon, each with over 32% of the share.
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