Real Time Communications Industry News

[September 18, 2006]

T-Mobile USA Statement on Conclusion of Bidding in the FCC Auction of Advanced Wireless Services

BELLEVUE, Wash. --(Business Wire)-- Sept. 18, 2006 -- Bidding in the FCC's Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum auction has concluded, and the T-Mobile USA, Inc. bidding entity is the high bidder on 120 licenses covering the continental United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands, Alaska and major markets including New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago for an aggregate of approximately $4.182 billion.


"We want to commend Chairman Martin, the other Commissioners, and the staff of the Wireless Bureau for their efforts in running this important auction in an efficient and timely fashion," said Robert Dotson, President and CEO, T-Mobile USA.

T-Mobile USA and Deutsche Telekom are unable to comment further at this time due to ongoing FCC restrictions. The company will share more information after the conclusion of the FCC quiet period.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE:DT). T-Mobile USA's GSM/GPRS/EDGE voice and data networks in the United States (including roaming and other agreements) reach more than 275 million people. In addition, T-Mobile operates the largest carrier-grade, commercial wireless broadband network in the United States, providing Wi-Fi access at more than 7,800 public locations throughout the country, with further Wi-Fi access being made available at nearly 30,000 international roaming locations. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.t-mobile.com. T-Mobile(R) is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

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