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Milestones
  1992  
  July  Deutsche Telekom (DT) establishes wireless division 
 
  1996  
   Austrian and Czech operations acquired 
 
  1999  
  August DT acquires One 2 One in the UK
  UK 3G licence purchased for £2.4bn
 
  2000  
  September T-Mobile launches data portal in Germany
 
  2001  
 February US operation, Voicestream, acquired
  Data portal launches in UK 
 May Data portal available in Austria
 September UMTS partnership with mm02 announced 
  Everyone tariffs start in the UK 
  2002  
 March UMTS trials begin in Germany
 April UK operation re-branded as T-Mobile (UK)
 June T-Mobile (UK) becomes first national operator to launch MMS ‘picture messaging'
  GPRS launched in the UK
  T-Mobile (UK) becomes first to launch downloadable Java games
  Blackberry launched by T-Mobile (D) 
 July MMS launched in Germany/Austria
 August T-mobile data users pass 8.5million
  W-Lan hotspots in the UK and USA launched in partnership with Starbucks
 October T-Mobile has 10 million subscribers accessing data services
 November T-Mobile (UK) launches Blackberry 
  T-Mobile (USA) brings MMS to marketplace
 December Rene Obermann becomes CEO T-Mobile International (TMO). His predecessor, Kai-Uwe Ricke, takes over from Ron Sommer as CEO at Deutsche Telekom AG 
   
  2003  
 February T-Mobile (UK) and BT Retail announce partnership. T-Mobile to provide network services for BT Retail mobile offering 
 March t-zones launched 
 July Mix It - first flexible Tariff introduced
 August Brian McBride becomes managing director, T-Mobile (UK)
 December T-Mobile UK is first to launch Caller Tunes, the first personalised ring tone service in Europe

 

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