In the United States, T-Mobile is a cellular telecommunications provider. It is wholly owned by Deutsche Telekom, itself based in Bonn, Germany, as part of its T-Mobile division. It was formed from 4 U.S. companies, VoiceStream Wireless, Aerial, Omni Point and Powertel (VoiceStream acquired Aerial, Omnipoint and Powertel before T-Mobile acquired it). In May 2001, VoiceStream was acquired by Deutsche Telekom for US$24 billion, and in September 2002 the combined U.S. company's name changed to T-Mobile. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile USA is currently the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. market, behind AT&T; Mobility, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel with 33.8 million customers as of the end of the third quarter of 2010 and annual revenue of US$21.53 billion for their 2009 fiscal year.
Campaign Finance$5,095,437 Given
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Lobbying on Behalf of T-Mobile USA
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount T-Mobile USA $33,969,524 Witt Group Holdings $40,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Foreign Relations,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Veterans Affairs,
- Disaster & Emergency Planning
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1521 Cell Tax Fairness Act of 2009 S.1192 Mobile Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2009 S.543 Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 S.144 Modernize Our Bookkeeping In the Law for Employee's Cell Phone Act of 2009 H.R.3125 Radio Spectrum Inventory Act H.R.3019 Spectrum Relocation Improvement Act of 2009 H.R.1002 Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 H.R.690 Modernize Our Bookkeeping In the Law for Employee's Cell Phone Act of 2009 S.773 Cybersecurity Act of 2009 S.911 SPECTRUM Act
RegulationsMentioned in 189 dockets; Submitted to 4 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "T-Mobile USA" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 2 LMSO Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Interpretation of the "Advice" Exemption 2011
- Toggle 1 DOT 2007 U.S.-China Frequency Allocation Proceeding 2006
- Toggle 1 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 1 DOE Implementing the National Broadband Plan 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 50 USCG Beacon Port LLC Liquefied Natural Gas Deep Water Port Licence Application 2005
- Toggle 49 USCG Freeport McMoran Energy LLC Main Pass Energy Hub Deepwater Port License Application 2004
- Toggle 10 HHS Rescission of the Regulation entitled "Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law"; Proposal 2009
- Toggle 9 2013 - Small Community Air Service Development Program 2013
- Toggle 6 EPA Alabama VOC Definition and Open Burning Revisions 2008
- Toggle 5 EPA In Vitro Dermal Absorption Rate Testing of Certain Chemicals of Interest to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 2003
- Toggle 4 OSHA WALKING AND WORKING SURFACES SUBPART D 2006
- Toggle 4 EERE Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Public Meeting and Availability of Framework Document for Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies 2008
- Toggle 4 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations 2010
- Toggle 4 DOE Implementing the National Broadband Plan 2010
Advisory Committees8 people on 6 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
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Table shows employees of "T-Mobile USA" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 6 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee