Funds to Support Educational Needs of Children in Affected Areas
Bellevue, Wash. — Sep. 2, 2005
Deutsche Telekom AG, parent company of T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced it plans to donate approximately $2 million (USD) to assist in supporting the educational needs of children affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The company said it is exploring the specific form its donation will take and plans to announce those details as they become available.
"On behalf of Deutsche Telekom employees around the world, I want to offer my sincerest condolences to the people of the Southeastern United States for the tragic loss of life and devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina," said Kai-Uwe Ricke, Deutsche Telekom's chairman of the board of management. "Consistent with our longstanding commitment to education, we look forward to providing assistance to children in the affected areas."
In addition, Deutsche Telekom is calling on its employees around the world to donate to the relief effort; these donations too will be matched.
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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.