Walmart's Highest Recognition Awarded to T-Mobile for the Wireless Category and Overall Entertainment Division
Bellevue, Wash. — Mar. 14, 2012
T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced it has been named Walmart’s 2011 “Supplier of the Year” in both the Wireless category and the overall Entertainment Division. T-Mobile received the highest form of recognition from the world’s largest retailer, which honors the accomplishments of an elite group of top-performing companies, for helping to drive growth in wireless sales through the carrier’s innovative devices and affordable services. Walmart’s Entertainment Division comprises eight categories with more than 1,200 suppliers.
“We are incredibly honored to receive ‘Supplier of the Year’ from Walmart across its entire entertainment division, including such recognized brands as Apple, Microsoft and Disney,” said Amy McCune, vice president of national retail, T-Mobile USA. “Our team has worked hard together with Walmart to deliver great value and innovative product offerings to help them better serve their customers as well as grow in the dynamic wireless business.”
To meet an increase in consumer demand for both no-annual contract wireless plans and faster data speeds, Walmart and T-Mobile last October began offering a $30 unlimited Web and text Monthly4G prepaid service plan — providing customers great value on a no-annual contract 4G data offering. Walmart Family Mobile™ powered by T-Mobile, another exclusive product offering that offers cell phone service without an annual contract or multi-year commitment, also saw increased sales throughout the year. Currently, T-Mobile services, as well as a wide range of smartphones and handsets, are available at Walmart stores nationwide and on Walmart.com.
“As more people are relying on mobile devices as their primary phone and source for entertainment and social networking, Walmart is proud to offer our customers a wide selection of mobile options, including the latest devices and affordable services,” said Seong Ohm, senior vice president of entertainment, Walmart U.S. “T-Mobile has been a great partner, allowing us to meet the needs of our customers with innovative products and services at every day low prices while achieving strong sales and profitability.”
The 2011 Walmart “Supplier of the Year” award was presented to T-Mobile at Walmart’s annual Supplier Summit held March 9 in Orlando, Fla.
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T-Mobile USA Media Relations
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 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.