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Bobsled® by T-Mobile® Surpasses 1 Million Users

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[May 07, 2012]

Bobsled® by T-Mobile® Surpasses 1 Million Users

NEW ORLEANS --(Business Wire)--

T-Mobile (News - Alert)® USA, Inc. today announced it has surpassed 1 million users of Bobsled® by T-Mobile, marking a key milestone in the growth of its universal IP communication service.

Launched in April 2011, Bobsled Calling has enabled users to make free phone calls over almost any data connection from their mobile and Wi-Fi-enabled devices including Android (News - Alert)-powered smartphones and tablets as well as iOS devices. With the introduction of the Bobsled Messaging application earlier this year, consumers also have easy access to an all-in-one, cloud-based service that allows them to send and receive individual and group messages with friends and family using any supported platform.

"T-Mobile is committed to expanding innovative communication experiences beyond our own wireless customer base to include people across all networks, devices, countries and carriers," said Brad Duea, senior vice president, T-Mobile USA. "The popularity and continued growth of the Bobsled service is testament to consumers' desire for simple ways to stay connected with friends and family."

As the Bobsled service continues to evolve and grow, trends indicate that the service is being used frequently and on a worldwide scale:

  • Since April 2011, more than 10 million calls have been made on the Bobsled Calling application.
  • Of the millions of Bobsled calls made to phone numbers, 80 percent originate from outside the U.S.
  • Of the more than 1 million Bobsled Calling users, 95 percent are not T-Mobile wireless subscribers, showing that the company's strategy of universal communication is resonating with both T-Mobile customers and noncustomers alike.
  • Although Bobsled Calling has seen significant international usage, Bobsled Messaging users are predominately U.S. based, with 90 percent of messages sent domestically.

Availability

Bobsled Messaging is now available for download free of charge on all Android-powered smartphones and tablets through the Google (News - Alert) Play Store on Andrid and can be accessed through any browser-enabled device. The Bobsled Calling application is available for download through the Google Play Store on Android and the iTunes App Store. For more information on Bobsled by T-Mobile, please visit www.bobsled.com.

Bobsled Messaging is powered by HDmessaging Inc. Using HDmessaging's cloud-based contact and message storage and synchronization technologies, Bobsled customers can access their contact list and messages across almost all their connected devices.

Bobsled Calling is powered by Vivox Inc. Leveraging Vivox's VoiceEverywhere technology, T-Mobile and Vivox are ushering in a new era of voice communications - online, on the go, virtually wherever and however users want to converse.

About T-Mobile USA:

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (News - Alert) (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group - 33.2 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/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.

About HDmessaging:

HDmessaging is powering a revolution in text messaging. Our platform and applications provide group conversation, IP-based messaging, media sharing, online access, SMS backwards compatibility, cloud storage and more. MagicWords, our patented context engine for mobile messaging, makes messaging more compelling for consumers and provides a new monetization opportunity. HDmessaging is a privately held company based in California and Helsinki. For more information visit www.hdmessaging.com.

About Vivox:

Vivox, provider of VoiceEverywhereTM, enables integrated digital conversations, anytime, anywhere, and on any device. An industry pioneer in integrated voice services, Vivox now serves more than 60 million users in 180+ countries - exchanging more than 3 billion voice minutes each month. Vivox VoiceEverywhere makes digital communication more seamless and natural, regardless of the context or location. With Vivox, businesses can quickly engage users within their communities and extend their brand beyond traditional boundaries, ultimately inspiring conversations, wherever and whenever people want. Vivox's partners currently include T-Mobile, CCP Games, Linden Labs, Nexon, Sony Online Entertainment, Wargaming.net and others. For more information, visit www.vivox.com.


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