T-Mobile Brings Unlimited Multiplayer Gaming to U.S. Market with First Launch of Nokia N-Gage Game Deck

T-Mobile “Phattens” the Fun With 30-Days-Free Unlimited Trial

Bellevue — Sep. 23, 2003

Starting October 7, T-Mobile will show Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck buyers the money with free wireless game play for 30 days and a combined total of $50 worth of free voice and text messaging* -- making it virtually an instant out-of-the-box game play experience.

Besides being first with U.S. service for N-Gage, T-Mobile is the exclusive service provider for N-Gage mobile game decks at Target, Electronics Boutique, Game Stop and Circuit City – retailers carrying the special T-Mobile trial offer.

After the 30-day trial offer, gamers can sign up for a T-Mobile annual voice plan of their choice and continue throughout 2004 with unlimited access to wireless gaming services for N-Gage at $9.99 per month -- amping the action, the anxiety, the agony and the ecstasy of mobile game competition.

Wireless game play on the N-Gage mobile game deck lets gamers wirelessly post best game scores globally, download strategy guides and game cheats and shadow race other N-Gage game deck gamers by downloading a shadow image of a top global gamer’s best performance on their screens as they play their own game.

”Gaming is a social activity. Playing against real people adds excitement that cannot be captured by a computer,” said Nick Sears, T-Mobile’s vice president of product marketing. “Now T-Mobile customers can compete against each other anytime, anywhere in the T-Mobile network. And, with our unlimited pricing promotion, we’ve removed all the barriers to social gaming.“

“Gamers will be amazed by the multi-layered experience of the mobile online multiplayer environment,” said Nada Usina, general manager of Nokia’s entertainment and media unit. “This is where mobility puts a whole new spin on competition and the popular titles gamers want. Only the Nokia N-Gage can unleash this cool, global, online, multiplayer experience.”

The Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck --featuring a digital music player (MP3/AAC), stereo FM radio and a tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 mobile phone that can be used with T-Mobile roaming partners in more than 110 countries with GSM coverage throughout the world – will have a suggested retail price of $299 and includes the device, charger, rechargeable battery, stereo headset, USB cable and the $50 value of free T-Mobile service, exclusively at the retailers listed above.

Lindsay Morio
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.

About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and reliable solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.

*Limitations apply. See written offer materials and T-Mobile terms and conditions of service for additional information. Some features and services are dependent on the network, supported digital content formats, the compatibility of other devices and applications, and other factors. The N-Gage tri-band GSM phone works on GSM networks in approximately 140 countries. GSM network coverage and roaming ability is operator dependent and not available in all countries or areas. Please refer to the user guide for complete information.

Copyright (c) 2003 Nokia. All rights reserved. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation.

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