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T- Mobile UK announces financial results for 2005

New Relax tariffs delivering best value
Launch of Flex

Financial results

  • Customers up 9.1% to over 17 million

    • Contract customers up 14.7% to 3.4 million
  • Revenues £2.84 billion. Adjusted EBITDA  £891m 

    • Adjusted EBITDA margin 31.4%

    • Q4 EBITDA up 25.3% to £207m

  • ARPU £19 per month

    • Contract £42. Pre-pay £10
    • Non-Voice 18% of ARPU revenues

Simpler, best value Relax plans

  • Some of the most competitive inclusive monthly allowances in UK market

  •  Bundles expressed in £ per month

  • Range simplified from 36 to 6 options

  • Run-on rates identical to rates in the monthly bundle

London: Thursday, 2 March, 2006.  T- Mobile UK today announces its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2005, with total customers up 9% to 17.158 million, including Virgin Mobile customers which use the

T- Mobile network, and adjusted EBITDA of £891 million on revenues of £2.8 billion.

Continuing its commitment to simplicity and value, T-Mobile UK also launched a radically improved range of Relax tariffs, offering some of the most competitive inclusive monthly allowances of voice calls and texts in the UK, and promoting value further by ensuring run-on rates are the same as those within the bundle. The range of Relax options is simplified from 36 to 6 and bundles are expressed in pounds sterling value rather than number of minutes and texts. 

Jim Hyde, Managing Director T-Mobile UK, said:

“T-Mobile UK has again delivered a strong set of financial results, despite the impact of termination rate cuts and the one-off benefits we enjoyed in 2004. From our robust base, T-Mobile intends to be a challenger brand, based on the simple principles of identifying customer needs and meeting them with innovative, good value products and services.

“We had a record fourth quarter and have already built on this momentum in the year to date by launching our unique Flext service and, today, with the launch of our new Relax tariffs. The results are feeding through in an increased rate of new customer growth, an up-lift in new customer average revenue and the strengthening of our brand. We look forward to an exciting 2006.”


Anthony Carlisle                                Tel:                00 44 (0) 20 7638 9571

                                                        T- Mobile:       00 44 (0) 7973 611 888

Robin O’Kelly                                    Tel:                00 44 (0) 1707 316 652

                                                        T- Mobile:       00 44 (0) 7786 702 526

T- Mobile UK: Year ended December 31, 2005. 

£ million



% change

‘05 / 04

Total revenues1



Adjusted EBITDA2



Adjusted EBITDA margin






Customers3 (Million)




-  contract                            -  pre-pay






1.         Cut in Mobile Termination Rates in September 2004
2.         Special factor affecting 2004 EBITDA: £50 m from sale of Virgin Mobile stake
3.         Includes Virgin customer base

New Relax Plans

  • Number of Relax tariffs reduced from 36 to 6
  • Plan options, as with              based on the £ value rather than the number of inclusive minutes – eg. Relax 30 has a bundle worth £30, giving 250 inclusive minutes and 100 inclusive texts.
  • Run-on rates identical to rates within bundles
  • All Relax tariffs based on a 12 month contract
  • Launched as of March 1


Price Plan


Monthly charge


Inclusive minutes


Inclusive texts


Relax 20




Relax 25




Relax 30




Relax 35




Relax 50




Relax 75




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