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Keep it in the Family

T-Mobile launches new FamilyShare tariff

  • New FamilyShare tariff gives customers the ability to share allowances between family members
  • Unlimited calls between a family group at no extra charge
  • One monthly bill

15th August 2007, London: T-Mobile is set to expand its portfolio of simple, flexible tariffs with the launch of a unique, new shared plan aimed at families.

With FamilyShare, a monthly allowance is shared between a family group, making it perfect for parents who want to manage their families mobile needs more effectively. Calls and texts not used by mum and dad can be used by their kids.

The launch of a shared tariff dedicated to family members is an industry first. Current Family services available on the market don’t allow for an entirely shared allowance or provide truly unlimited calls between family members.

The new tariff also includes unlimited calls between members of a family group at no extra cost, meaning parents can feel safe in the knowledge their children can call them no matter what.

At the end of each month, there’s just one bill and customers can check on the status of their allowance at any point during the month just by calling 150. And if the monthly allowance is exceeded, run-on rates will remain low (20p voice calls, 20p MMS, 10p SMS).

A range of FamilyShare plans are available, starting at £55 a month for 500 minutes and 300 texts with FamilyShare Light, all the way up to FamilyShare Max at £150 a month for 2,100 minutes and 600 texts. This is based on two family members with additional members costing £15 a month extra.

Phil Barden, Director of Consumer Business at T-Mobile, said: “Our customers tell us they want tariffs that provide flexibility, transparency and value and that’s exactly what FamilyShare offers. For the first time families can now receive greater value from their price plan by sharing it out within a family group. What’s more, parents don’t need to worry about the cost of kids staying in touch or if their children will run out of credit and be unable to contact them.”

FamilyShare is the latest addition to T-Mobile’s portfolio of industry-leading, innovative tariffs, following in the footsteps of Flext, U-Fix, Mates Rates and Web‘n’Walk.

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Notes to Editors

  • FamilyShare is available from 1 September
  • FamilyShare is available through T-Mobile stores and at www.t-mobile.co.uk
  • Subject to minimum term contract for all numbers on the account
  • The number of members able to join a FamilyShare group depends on the credit rating of the FamilyShare account owner. The minimum number of possible group members is two and the maximum is five.
  • Minutes are for calls to most 01 and 02 numbers and to any UK mobile network. Texts are to any UK network.
  • Minutes cost 20p per minute, texts 10p each, picture messages 20p each and voicemail retrieval is 10p per minute

Contacts:

  • T-Mobile Press Line
    +44 (0) 7017 150 150
  • Julie Skinner
    T-Mobile
    Work +44 (0) 7984 466 712
  • Brands2Life
    +44 (0) 207 592 1200

About T-Mobile UK

T-Mobile is one of the world’s largest mobile operators with more than 91 million customers worldwide and in the UK it is the network of choice for approaching 17 million customers, making it one of the largest networks.

T-Mobile has a range of innovative products and services such as Flext, a unique tariff with flexible pricing; U-Fix, a tariff that combines pay-as-you-go and a monthly contract and Web'n'Walk, which enables customers to surf websites on the move. T-Mobile's network coverage is among the best in the UK (over 99% of the UK population) with one of the lowest dropped call rates. It offers the largest worldwide Wi-Fi network, with over 1,000 HotSpots in business-friendly locations in the UK and 21,000 worldwide, and offers the fastest 3G network across the UK with speeds of up to 1.8mb per second.

For more information about T-Mobile UK, please visit www.t-mobile.co.uk

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