T-Mobile Introduces kidConnect:A Worry-Free Wireless Plan for Parents to Stay Connected to Kids

Bellevue, Wash. — Jun. 12, 2006

T-Mobile USA Inc. now is offering a new service, kidConnect, that empowers parents and kids to stay connected on their own terms. By both controlling total wireless costs and providing certain unlimited features, kidConnect gives parents peace of mind, and enables kids to communicate the way they want by using the coolest T-Mobile wireless devices around. Available only from T-Mobile, kidConnect helps assure parents that their child’s wireless bill will not exceed $19.99 per month*.

T-Mobile’s kidConnect $19.99 offering provides the following:

  • Unlimited calling between parent and child (via unlimited, nationwide mobile-to-mobile calling with other T-Mobile subscribers).
  • Unlimited nationwide weekend calling**.
  • 50 nationwide Whenever Minutes per month, the value of which also can be used toward text messages (SMS) and, with a capable handset, instant messages (IM) and picture messages (MMS).
  • Ability to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.

For enhanced flexibility, after the 50 nationwide Whenever Minutes allotment (or the corresponding value) is depleted, the account can be replenished (online, by phone or at a T-Mobile retail store) with T-Mobile To Go refill cards; refill minutes do not expire and carry over to subsequent months if not used.

“kidConnect is a great option for parents who want the safety and security of giving their child a wireless phone, but who haven’t yet since they’re too worried about getting a huge wireless bill,” said John Clelland, senior vice president of Marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Kids also will love kidConnect because they will be able to use any cool T-Mobile device to stay connected.”

As an additional safeguard, kidConnect has a specially designed (WAP) interface that helps prevent kids from signing up through the handset for particular optional services incurring more than a one-time charge. For additional information, please visit www.t-mobile.com/kidconnect.

* unless authorized otherwise; plus taxes and fees.

** for portions of calls falling between 12:00:01 a.m. Saturday and 11:59:59 p.m. Sunday.

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.

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