Sprint and T-Mobile Customers can use Wireless Phones to Exchange Picture Messages
Bellevue, Wash. — Jul. 7, 2005
Communication is sharing. Sharing ideas, feelings, pictures. And today, customers of Sprint (NYSE: FON) and T-Mobile USA, Inc. are able to communicate with more people than ever before, thanks to an agreement that enables picture messaging exchanges between subscribers.
It’s called Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) interoperability. It allows T-Mobile and Sprint customers to send and receive picture messages across carriers. In other words, the world of communication just got larger.
“Sprint continuously looks for ways to enhance Sprint PCS Picture Mail service to make it easier and more convenient for its customers to share, print, store, manage and display digital images,” said Pierre Barbeau, general manager Picture Mail, Sprint. “Picture sharing interoperability with T-Mobile helps our customers stay better connected to their friends and family.”
“This is just another way T-Mobile is enhancing how customers communicate,” said Michael Gallelli, director of product management for T-Mobile USA, Inc. “T-Mobile’s customers want to expand their communications world by allowing more people — regardless of wireless provider — to receive their text, instant and picture messages.”
The MMS interoperability for Sprint is made possible by VeriSign through its LightSurf GX-MMS service. LightSurf GX-MMS service helps operators enable MMS traffic to more customers through a completely hosted and managed service.
Sprint and T-Mobile support a wide selection of picture message-enabled phones. For a complete list of capable phones, pricing, rate plans and additional information, please visit the companies’ respective websites:
www.t-mobile.com and www.sprint.com
T-Mobile USA Media Relations
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group – 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA – all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. 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 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.