T-Mobile Changes the Rules with 4G Connect, a Breakthrough Program Designed
to Make 4G Connectivity Easier Than Ever
The game-changing 4G Connect program brings free 4G connectivity to Windows 8
laptops, Windows RT tablets, Ultrabooks^™ and more by leveraging T-Mobile’s
fast, dependable nationwide 4G network
2013 International CES
LAS VEGAS -- January 8, 2013
Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced 4G
Connect, an innovative program that breaks away from the wireless industry and
provides customers with value and choice on more devices than ever before. 4G
Connect is a breakthrough program designed to make 4G connectivity a standard,
integrated and free feature on select notebooks, tablets and Ultrabooks^™.
Through 4G Connect, consumers who purchase these devices will be able to
easily access the Internet out-of-the box, through a high-speed connection via
T-Mobile’s fast and dependable nationwide 4G network — all with no extra
equipment, annual contracts or commitments.
“At T-Mobile, we continue to bring game-changing programs to market and
believe that 4G connectivity should be a standard, simple solution on any
mobile computing device, including notebooks. Our goal is to make sure
customers have a ‘walk out working’ experience and not be constrained to Wi-Fi
to have a data connection,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile
USA. “The revolutionary 4G Connect program is an innovative, industry-first
experience that makes it easier than ever for customers to get that data
access solution right out-of-the-box at no extra cost, and in retail
environments where they already shop for these devices: national retail stores
Wireless data usage is on the rise, and more people are turning to
4G-connected devices when Wi-Fi is not available. Often, consumers have had to
invest in additional equipment and service plans, on top of device costs, to
access data, which can be cumbersome and costly. With 4G Connect, T-Mobile is
bringing consumers an easy and valuable connected experience and business
model: a free 4G solution that’s easier than Wi-Fi.
The 4G Connect program is also a great way to introduce new customers to
T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network, which is available in 229 markets, reaching
well over 220 million people. In addition, with the always-on connectivity
features of Windows 8, only T-Mobile is providing customers with a free
nationwide 4G option for a fantastic Windows experience.
The first devices supporting 4G Connect include select Windows 8 notebooks and
Ultrabooks from Dell and HP, including the HP Pavilion dm1 and Dell Inspiron
14z Ultrabook. The HP Pavilion dm1 is currently available at HP.com and
Target. The Dell Inspiron 14z is available at Dell.com. Qualcomm Technologies
Inc. is a leading technology provider helping deliver the 4G Connect service
and experience. Look for more Qualcomm Gobi-enabled devices as well as Windows
RT devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon being added to the 4G Connect
program in 2013.
Device pricing varies; all-in costs for a device with the free connectivity
begin at less than $500. Depending on which device is selected, customers can
take advantage of up to 200 MB of free data per month for up to two years.
Users who require additional data capacity can take advantage of T-Mobile’s
flexible no annual contract passes, which start as low as $10 per GB and can
be purchased whenever consumers need additional data. Customers can also
purchase monthly or annual contracts if they want larger amounts of data for
longer periods of time.
4G Connect is for any customer who purchases a supported device, not just
T-Mobile customers, and will introduce all to T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G
network. In addition, with the always-on connectivity features of Windows 8,
only T-Mobile is providing customers with a free nationwide 4G option for an
always-connected Windows experience.
“By enabling the HP Pavilion dm1 with two years of service through T-Mobile’s
4G Connect program, we’re making sure that our customers enjoy a simple, easy
computing experience.We’re working with T-Mobile to make 4G connectivity an
integral part of our ultramobile products,” said Todd Achilles, vice president
of mobility at HP.
“Qualcomm is pleased to be working with T-Mobile and supporting its innovative
4G Connect program to ensure that consumers using mobile devices with Qualcomm
Snapdragon processors and Qualcomm Gobi modems have access to T-Mobile’s 4G
network virtually wherever they are,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president
of product management, Qualcomm. “This will uphold our objective to bring
great performance and battery life to T-Mobile’s Windows RT devices.”
T-Mobile will continue to grow the program, working with additional OEMs and
retail outlets to provide 4G Connect on a broader range of devices to
consumers in 2013.
Registration required for service.Service starts on date of customer
registration and is not available everywhere. 4G connection speeds will vary
due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors. Available
in the United States only.
About T-Mobile USA:
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of
Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the third quarter of 2012,
approximately 131 million mobile customers were served by the mobile
communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.3 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
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.
T-Mobile USA Media Relations
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