Based in Germany, T-Mobile is the German cellular mobile network carrier, owned by Deutsche Telekom. T-Mobile operates numerous GSM networks in Europe and the United States. T-Mobile also partially owns other cellular networks around the world. T-Mobile is ranked seventh in the world in terms of subscribers.
In 1989, West Germany’s state owned postal monopoly Deutsche Bundespost, reorganized. The telecommunications unit was consolidated under a new Deutsche Bundespost Telekom. This was renamed Deutsche Telekom in 1995, and the company was privatized in 1996.
The first generation networks were operated under the C-Tel name. In 1992 T-Mobile introduced GSM on the 900 MHz frequency. The old C-Tel network was operated as C-Netz under a subsidiary called DeTeMobil. Eventually, D-Netz (T-D1) and DeTeMobil were rolled in under the T-Mobil name. T-Mobil introduced SMS messaging in 1994 and a pre-paid cellular service in 1997. It was not until 2002 that T-Mobile change the brand from T-Mobil to T-Mobile, which was more acceptable in all the countries it was expanding into.
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