T-Mobile US Inc was formed in 1994 as VoiceStream Wireless PCS. It is a wireless company. The Company provides wireless communications services, including voice, messaging and data services in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. The Company provides wireless communication services to three categories of customers: branded postpaid, branded prepaid and wholesale. Branded postpaid customers generally include customers that are qualified to pay after incurring wireless communication service. Branded prepaid customers generally include customers who pay in advance. Its branded prepaid customers include customers of the T-Mobile, MetroPCS and certain partner brands. Wholesale customers, which include Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO), operate on the T-Mobile network, but are managed by wholesale partners. It provides wireless communication services through a variety of service plan options. It also offer a wide selection of wireless devices, including smartphones, tablets and other mobile communication devices, which are manufactured by various suppliers. Services, devices and accessories are offered directly to consumers through its owned and operated retail stores, as well as through its websites. In addition, the Company sells devices and accessories to dealers and other third party distributors for resale through independent third-party retail outlets and a variety of third-party websites. Service plan options include its Value and Simple Choice (Simple Choice) plans, which allow customers to subscribe for wireless services separately from the purchase of a handset. It wireless communication services through a number of technologies, including LTE, HSPA+, Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS), General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE"), Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and CDMA. The Company's competitors include other national carriers, such as AT&T Inc. (AT&T), Verizon and Sprint Corporation (Sprint). The FCC regulates many key aspects of the company's business, including licensing, construction, the operation and use of its network, modifications of its network, control and ownership of its business, the sale of certain business assets, domestic roaming arrangements and interconnection agreements.