A New Era of Un-carrier
By Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile
Two years into this merger, and by pretty much any objective measure, we are proving the thesis that we fought so hard for. In our opening statement about our strategy for this merger, we laid out why a combined company was in the best interest of consumers who have always had to unfairly choose value, experience OR network. We also explained why only the combined resources of T-Mobile and Sprint could address this age-old dilemma and truly deliver the full promise of the 5G future. Together we would be the best in the world at connecting customers to their world and become a force for change in this ever-crazy industry of ours.
We’ve done just that, and I am incredibly proud of all that we’ve accomplished! Today, healthy price and quality competition has delivered all sorts of goodness for American consumers in the form of better connectivity, more value and greater experiences. Because we held true to our deeply rooted belief that we could defy the odds, we are creating a better wireless industry for consumers.
I’m also really proud of another program that is delivering for those who didn’t have options before. Project 10Million has been fulfilling our bold aspiration to ensure no student is left behind without access to reliable connectivity. We set out an audacious plan to deliver free or highly subsidized connectivity, and so far we’ve done just that for more than 3.2 million students. This program and others like it demonstrate the meaningful difference that T-Mobile and its unique 5G network can make in today’s society.
We do it with the most capable, empathetic, customer-loving team in the wireless industry. Across Retail, Care, Engineering and more, Team Magenta is the heart, soul, face and voice of this company. T-Mobile thrives because of them. And we’re continuing to grow this team of customer-obsessed heroes. We hired thousands of employees in 2021 and will keep bringing in more diverse talent whose various backgrounds, skillsets and experiences will continue to drive our business.