carriers and daughter carriers/partnerships
Hello my question is witch carriers are the head carriers and witch are the daughter carriers/partnerships ??
I was wondering witch one those are ???
I have heared that's are VERIZON and VODAFONE
because i have seen that (on tv) last year with the formula 1 in austin texas with the VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES F1team
that's had with that's race a VERIZON sponsorship on the car
So i was wondering is there more carriers or partnerships ???
here in the netherlands are
KPN, HI and telfort the same
and T-MOBILE and SIMPEL.NL
so my question was is there more of those partnerships in the usa,canada or the rest of the world
- 02-08-13, 09:12 PM #2
Deutsche Telekom is the parent company of T-Mobile USA, and EE UK (T-Mobile UK+Orange UK), and other worldwide carriers.
Koodo Mobile is a subsidiary of Telus Mobility (Canada)
Fido is a subsidiary of Rogers Wireless (Canada)
Virgin Mobile Canada is a subsidiary of Bell Mobility
TracFone Wireless (U.S. provider) is an almost-fully owned subsidiary of América Móvil (Mexican company)
These are the ones I can think of right now.
Edit: here's one more. MetroPCS was acquired by T-Mobile USA.
- 02-08-13, 11:32 PM #4
Sprint has Boost Mobile.
Outside of that, all other "minor" carriers in the US are considered MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) which essentially means a separate company provides the brand service, but utilizes one of the Big 4's network for actual voice/text/data. Every MVNO I can think of is pay-as-you-go/prepaid/no-contract (at least in the US).
For instance, Virgin Mobile USA is a subsidiary of Virgin, but they utilize Sprint's network. Virgin Mobile USA would be considered the MVNO.
SimpleMobile uses TMobile's network (which I believe is owned by TMo but is suppose to sell it off to TracFone).
Cricket uses Sprint's network.
And I believe Straight Talk uses a all four of Verizon, Sprint, T-Mo and AT&T's networks.
Page Plus uses Verizon.
There are dozens more MVNO's in the US, but those are the main ones.
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