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T-Mobile lobbying

March 12, 2010

LOBBYING 1999-2009 — T-MOBILE

BEHIND THE NAME
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
was formed in 2001 as VoiceStream Wireless. It was renamed in 2002 when it was acquired by Deutsche Telekom AG .

T-Mobile reported 33.8 million voice subscribers, as of the fourth quarter 2009.
Lobbying expenditures between 1999 and 2009 for T-Mobile total at least $23 million.

COMPANY AMOUNT SPENT BACKGROUND
T-Mobile USA

$20,133,264 Formed 2002
Deutsche Telekom AG

$2,910,000 Acquired T-Mobile (2002)

Sources: Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (broadband subscribers); lobbying disclosure forms with the Senate Office of Public Records (lobbying data); T-Mobile filings (wireless subscribers).

Graphic research by Mia Steinle, Investigative Reporting Workshop