T‑Mobile Polska S.A., previously Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa Sp. z o.o. (PTC), was founded in 1995 as a limited liability company. On 16 September 1996, Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC) started its commercial activity under the brand Era GSM, offering post-paid GSM mobile telephony services. In 1998, the company introduced its first pre-paid service (Tak Tak). In March 2004, its range of pre-paid services was expanded with the launch of a new brand called Heyah. In April 2005, the company was the first provider in Poland to offer Blue Connect data transmission services. On 5 June 2011, Era was rebranded to become the internationally renowned T‑Mobile brand.
The co-founder and current sole owner of T‑Mobile Polska S.A. is the global telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom Group (DT), which includes T‑Mobile and T-Systems. The group employs over 226,000 people worldwide and is active in 50 countries around the world. Deutsche Telekom is one of the global leaders in the integrated telecommunications services market. Its customer base includes more than 242 million mobile phone users, nearly 27 million landline users and over 22 million fixed line broadband internet users (more statistical data).
T‑Mobile Polska provides 2G, 3G and LTE mobile services with a coverage of almost 100% of the population and area of Poland, as well as Voice over LTE and Voice over WiFi services. Since 9th of June 2020, T-Mobile customers can use the 5G network. Thanks to 1,650 base stations located all over Poland, the technology covers 6.3 million people in Poland. Fixed-line services are provided through the company’s own and leased fibre networks, and with over ten Data Centres, T‑Mobile offers also a complete range of ICT services.
The highest quality of voice and data transmission services provided to customers by T‑Mobile Polska has been confirmed by independent surveys. In May 2020 the independent company umlaut (formerly P3 Communications) conducted a survey in which T-Mobile achieved the highest score among all data for the fifth time in a row , scoring 919 points per PLN 1000 and winning in the voice and mobile connection category.
T‑Mobile is an avid supporter of innovation and young entrepreneurship. As part of the hub:raum project – Deutsche Telekom’s innovation centres in Kraków and Berlin – T‑Mobile offers comprehensive support to startups in four areas: financing, workspace (co‑working), mentoring and expert consultancy as well as access to Deutsche Telekom resources (such as customer database, technical services and infrastructure). This is the only platform to offer such extensive opportunities to young entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe. The hub:raum projects include the development of products and services for communication between devices and equipment in IoT and NB IoT networks as well as in the future 5G network.
The way of doing business has been important since the very beginning of T‑Mobile Polska. The belief that it is possible to build a strong company only thanks to the passion and commitment of employees, the trust of suppliers and business partners, the quality of services provided to customers and the favor of the social environment resulted in the fact that today T-Mobile Polska represents one of the strongest telecommunications brands. Corporate social responsibility activities are periodically reported to DT. In 2020, T-Mobile Polska published a corporate social responsibility report summarizing the activities undertaken in 2019. The electronic version of the report uses elements of VR technology.
In the years 2013-2017, T-Mobile was the organizer of one of the most popular social events in Poland: Pomoc Mierzona Kilometrami (T Mobile Help Measured in Kilometres), the aim of which was to support children with physical disabilities. As part of the five-year campaign, T-Mobile donated PLN 5 million to the ‘You are not alone’ TVN Foundation for rehabilitation equipment. Many famous and popular personalities from the world of sports and culture were involved in the project, and hundreds of thousands of Poles actively participated in it.
T‑Mobile is particularly committed to projects that combine the worlds of technology and culture in the broader sense. These projects are aligned with the brand’s philosophy and focus on the ‘digital lifestyle’ concept. As part of its project, Electronic Beats creates a valuable platform that attracts audiences interested in music, culture and urban art.
T‑Mobile also actively engages in growing the Polish e‑sports market: the company supports T‑Mobile Liga Akademicka (the only academic league in Poland), ESL Polish Championships, and in 2018, T‑Mobile was one of the most visible partners at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice.
In 2020, T-Mobile became the Official Sponsor of the Polish National Football Team, including: the national team, the U21 team, youth and women's teams. The operator is also a partner of the "Łączy nas piłka" („We are united by football”) website, where the most important information about the matches of our national teams are published.