TMobile vs Verizon

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1. Information regarding incorporation: T-Mobile was created via different acquisitions and mergers: First,Western Wireless, based in Bellevue, Washington, was formed in 1994 through the merger of General Cellular Corp. and Pacific Northwest Cellular, both led by John W. Stanton. Stanton, also a co-founder of McCaw Cellular Communications. On 1995, 1997 and 1999, Western Wireless Corp. acquired PCS licenses through its VoiceStream Wireless subsidiary. On February 29, 1996, VoiceStream launched the first auctioned PCS license in Honolulu, Hawaii, and continued to aggressively build out its PCS licenses in the western United States, based on the GSM technology platform. On May 3, 1999, VoiceStream Wireless was spun off from its parent company, Western Wireless. In February and May 2000, VoiceStream completed merger transactions with two other regional GSM service providers, Omnipoint Communications and Aerial Communications. On May 31, 2001, Deutsche Telekom AG, (NYSE:DT) based in Bonn, Germany, completed its acquisitions of VoiceStream Wireless Corp. and Powertel Inc. In April 2002, T-Mobile International began bringing its family of companies together under the T-Mobile global brand name exclusively. This initiative culminated September 3, 2002 with the final transition of the VoiceStream brand name to T-Mobile across the United States. Verizon Wireless was created also via mergers and acquisitions: On June 30, 2000, Verizon Communications Inc., based in New York and incorporated in Delaware, was formed with the merger of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp. GTE and Bell Atlantic had each evolved and grown through years of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. GTE, before its merger with Bell Atlantic, was the largest independent phone company in the United States, owning numerous independent local telephone properties in rural and urban areas from

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