T-Mobile US, Inc. provides mobile communications services. The company operates with a network covering approximately 280 million people throughout the United States. Its brands include T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and GoSmart. T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. The company serves retail, wholesale and business (B2B) customers through its owned and operated retail stores, third party distributors, as well as through its Websites (www.T-Mobile.com and www.MetroPCS.com). Services and Products The company offers affordable postpaid and prepaid wireless voice, messaging and data services, and wholesale wireless services. As of December 31, 2013, it provided service to approximately 47 million customers through its nationwide network. As of December 31, 2013, the company had an average of approximately 74 MHz of spectrum in 100 major metropolitan areas and an average of approximately 77 MHz of spectrum in the 25 major metropolitan areas. The company provides wireless communication services nationwide through a variety of service plan options. These include its Value and Simple Choice plans, which allow customers to subscribe for wireless services separately from, or without purchase of or upfront payment for, a handset. The company offers services, handsets, tablets and accessories directly to consumers through its owned and operated retail stores, as well as through Websites. In addition, the company sells handsets, tablets and accessories to dealers and other third party distributors for resale through independent third-party retail outlets and a variety of third-party Websites. The company introduced its Simple Choice plans as part of phase 1.0 of Un-carrier value proposition in March 2013. Depending on their credit profile, customers are qualified either for postpaid service, where they pay after incurring monthly service, or prepaid service, where they pay in advance. Depending on their credit profile, qualifying customers who purchase a handset from the company has the option of financing a portion of the purchase price at the time of sale over an installment period using its Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). In July 2013, the company launched phase 2.0 of Un-carrier value proposition, JUMP!, under which qualifying customers who finance their initial handset purchase with an EIP and enroll in JUMP! can upgrade their handset. Customers who participate in JUMP! receive a credit for their outstanding EIP balance provided they trade in an eligible used handset at the time of upgrade and purchase a new handset from T-Mobile. Service Areas The company provides wireless voice, text and data services nationwide, with a network covering all major metropolitan areas and approximately 280 million people in the United States, excluding roaming coverage. In October 2013, the company purchased 10 MHz of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum from United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular). The spectrum covers a total of 32 million people in 29 markets. Distribution As of December 31, 2013, the company had approximately 70,000 total points of distribution, including approximately 8,000 T-Mobile and MetroPCS branded locations and 62,000 third-party and national retailer locations, as well as distribution through its Websites. Business Strategy The company pursues its Un-carrier strategy, which includes the following elements: un-carrier value proposition, network modernization and customer experience, multi-brand focus, and aligned cost structure. Customers The company serves three primary categories of customers: branded postpaid, branded prepaid and wholesale. Branded postpaid customers include customers that are qualified to pay after incurring service and branded prepaid customers include customers who pay in advance. Its branded prepaid customers include customers of the T-Mobile, MetroPCS and GoSmart brands. Wholesale customers include Machine-to-Machine (M2M) customers and mobile virtual network operator customers that operate on the T-Mobile network, but are managed by wholesale partners. Regulations Pursuant to its authority under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates various aspects of the company’s business, including licensing, construction, the operation and use of its network, modifications of network, control and ownership of business, the sale of certain business assets, domestic roaming arrangements and interconnection agreements. Competition The company’s competitors include larger national carriers, such as AT&T Inc. (AT&T), Verizon and Sprint Corporation; and smaller regional carriers and mobile virtual network operator, such as TracFone Wireless, Inc.
t-mobile us inc (TM5:Stuttgart)
12920 South East 38th Street
Bellevue, WA 98006
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