2022-08-25 | NDAQ:TMUS | Press release

The companies share their vision of providing truly universal coverage, combining SpaceX’s revolutionary satellite constellation with T-Mobile’s industry-leading wireless network

The new service aims to connect the vast majority of smartphones already on T-Mobile’s network to Starlink satellites

Companies invite global carriers to expand globally with reciprocal roaming

In a live event Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) CEO and President Mike Sievert and SpaceX Chief Engineer Elon Musk announced Coverage Above and Beyond: a groundbreaking new plan to bring connectivity to phones portable everywhere. Leveraging Starlink, SpaceX’s constellation of low-Earth-orbit satellites, and T-Mobile’s state-of-the-art wireless network, the Un-carrier plans to provide near-complete coverage in most locations in the United States, even in many remote places. places previously inaccessible by traditional cellular signals.

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T-Mobile is going beyond the blanket with SpaceX. The companies share their vision of delivering truly universal coverage, pairing SpaceX’s groundbreaking satellite constellation with T-Mobile’s cutting-edge wireless network. The new service aims to connect the vast majority of smartphones already on T-Mobile’s network to Starlink satellites. (Graphic: T-Mobile)

Today, despite powerful LTE and 5G wireless networks, over half a million square miles of the United States, as well as vast swathes of ocean, are unaffected by cellular signals… from ANY provider. . And as anyone who has ever encountered a mobile dead zone knows, the wireless industry has struggled to cover these areas with traditional terrestrial cellular technology, most often due to land use restrictions (eg. example, national parks), land boundaries (eg, mountains, deserts, and other topographical realities) and the vastness of America. In these areas, people either get disconnected or pay exorbitant rates to lug around a satellite phone. SpaceX and T-Mobile share a vision where these uncovered areas are a relic of the past, and today the companies are taking the first step to making that vision a reality.

From the middle of Death Valley to the Great Smokey Mountains or even that lingering neighborhood dead zone, T-Mobile and SpaceX have a vision to give customers a crucial extra layer of connectivity in areas previously unreachable by cellular signals from any carrier. And the service aims to work with the phone already in your pocket. The vast majority of smartphones already on T-Mobile’s network will be compatible with the new service using the device’s existing radio. No additional equipment to buy. It works.

“We’ve always thought differently about what it means to keep customers connected, and that’s why we’re working with the best to deliver coverage beyond anything customers have ever seen before,” said Mike Sievert, CEO from T-Mobile.” More than just a groundbreaking alliance, this represents two innovators shaking up the industry and challenging old ways to create something entirely new that will further connect customers and scare away competitors. ”

“The important thing about this is that it means there is no dead zone in the world for your cell phone,” said Elon Musk, chief engineer of SpaceX. “We are incredibly excited to do this with T-Mobile.”

To provide this service, the companies will create a new network, broadcast from Starlink satellites using T-Mobile’s midband spectrum nationwide. This true satellite-to-cellular service will provide nearly complete coverage almost anywhere a customer can see the sky.

With this technology, T-Mobile plans to offer customers text coverage virtually anywhere in the continental United States, Hawaii, parts of Alaska, Puerto Rico and territorial waters, even outside of the network signal. from T-Mobile starting with a beta in select regions by the end of next year following SpaceX’s planned satellite launches. Text messaging, including SMS, MMS and participating messaging apps, will allow customers to stay connected and share experiences almost anywhere. Going forward, the companies plan to continue adding voice and data coverage.

Additionally, the CEOs shared their vision to extend coverage above and beyond globally, issuing an open invitation to operators worldwide to collaborate for truly global connectivity. T-Mobile is committed to offering reciprocal roaming for carriers working with them to enable this vision.

Today’s news is the next step in T-Mobile’s quest to deliver Cover beyond. Earlier this year, the Un-carrier offered its customers enhanced connectivity beyond the reach of its network – in the air and abroad. Today’s move is the next step on the road to the ultimate hedging experience.

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Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains certain forward-looking statements, including T-Mobile’s plans to increase mobile phone coverage while using Starlink, and to provide such coverage to its customers. Forward-looking information is based on management’s estimates, assumptions and projections, and is subject to important uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the company’s control. Important risk factors could cause actual future results and other future events to differ materially from those currently estimated by management, including, but not limited to: the timing and completion of agreements relating to the construction of the new network, as well as the time and costs associated with building the network.

About T-Mobile US, Inc.

T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged One-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will deliver reliable connectivity for everyone. T-Mobile customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, its unwavering obsession with providing them with the best service experience possible, and an undeniable driver of disruption that creates competition and innovation in the wireless and beyond. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information, please visit: https://www.t-mobile.com.

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