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TMCNet:  T-Mobile Launches New Rate Plans for Small Businesses, Delivering Affordable, Worry-Free Pricing and Handset Flexibility

[August 03, 2011]

T-Mobile Launches New Rate Plans for Small Businesses, Delivering Affordable, Worry-Free Pricing and Handset Flexibility

BELLEVUE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--

Today, T-Mobile (News - Alert) USA, Inc. strengthened its support for small businesses by launching new Small Business Value Rate Plans. The new plans offer affordable options tailored specifically for business customers, who could save big when using unlimited data, talk and text - including up to 5 GB of full-speed data on America's Largest 4G Network™ - with the Unlimited Value Premium Plan for just $44.99/month for each line1.

In addition, T-Mobile will refresh its small business web site and roll out dedicated in-store merchandising and customer support for small business customers in retail stores across the nation. The new efforts help provide T-Mobile's current and new small business customers have the best experience, including flexibility and convenience when shopping for wireless services and devices.

"When small business owners and their employees choose T-Mobile, they'll enjoy predictable monthly costs, award-winning service and flexible wireless options designed specifically for their unique needs," said Matt Millen, vice president of small and medium business sales at T-Mobile USA. "We know small business owners need to keep a keen eye on the bottom line and that's why the Small Business Value Rate Plans are perfect, offering exceptional value in a worry-free and overage-free rate plan."

Small businesses are expected to increase their spending on wireless data services by 42 percent between 2010 and 20152. For many small businesses, wireless is the primary form of communication among employees and with their customers. As their wireless needs grow, they can take advantage of several benefits with T-Mobile's new Value service plans, including no activation fees.

  • Consistent & simple pricing
    • One rate per line
    • The transparency of knowing mobile device costs vs. service costs
  • Attractive price
    • The $44.99 price (limited time offer) is affordable and predictable month over month (with no overage fees for domestic use)
  • Handset flexibility
    • Allows businesses to keep current devices, or purchase new devices
  • Flexibility up to 99 lines
    • The Small Business Value Rate Plans can be extended up to 99 lines - allowing businesses to grow and still receive only one monthly wireless bill


The new plans are available nationwide to small business customers in T-Mobile retail stores, over the phone at 1-877-334-7144 and through business sales representatives. The plans include no activation fees and eligibility to purchase T-Mobile Global for Business for $9.99/month for each line, providing reduced voice and data roaming rates when traveling abroad. The new Small Business Value Plans include:

  • Small Business Unlimited Value - Premium
    • Unlimited data, talk and text; 5 GB of full-speed data: $44.99/month for each line
  • Small Business 1000 Minute Value - Premium
    • Unlimited data and text; 1000 talk minutes; 5GB of full-speed data: $39.99/month for each line
  • Small Business Unlimited Value
    • Unlimited talk and text; no data: $34.99/month for each line
  • Small Business 1000 Minute Value
    • Unlimited text; 1000 talk minutes; no data: $24.99/month for each line

T-Mobile's new Value rate plans demonstrate the company's ongoing and strengthening support for small business. Since March, T-Mobile has launched three distinct types of service plans that help small business manage their wireless needs. T-Mobile launched the T-Mobile Small Business Plan, which allows small businesses to take advantage of unlimited voice, text and data for just $69.99/month per line3.

In June 2011, T-Mobile USA, Inc. expanded its business portfolio with 11 new well-priced pooling plans, which start at just $59.99 per month for two lines using 1000 Whenever Minutes®. Additional lines are $9.99 each per month, with the maximum number of lines varying based on the plan selected.

T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere; capable device required to achieve 4G speeds. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.

1Offer expires 11/1/11; subject to change. Corporate liable only; two-year contract and Business Federal Tax ID (EIN #) required. Limit 99 voice lines per account.

2In-Stat (News - Alert) US Business Spending by Size of Business and Vertical, 2010-2015: Wireless Data, Handsets, and Voice. www.instat.com.

3 Plans require a 24 month service agreement for new activations, and a 24 month contract renewal for existing customers switching to these plans. Corporate liable only. Business Federal Tax ID (EIN #) required. Rate plans are for accounts of 1-49 lines. Taxes and fees additional. Data does not include BES.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (News - Alert). By the end of the first quarter of 2011, approximately 128 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group - 33.6 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+/HSPA+42. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.


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