Pelephone states that it has 4,500 employees, although the workers' union says that there are just 3,800. According to Pelephone's website, the company has 2.4 million subscribers.
The network started as AMPS/NAMPS in the 850 MHz band. In the mid-to-late 1990s it converted to IS-95CDMA and later added CDMA2000/EV-DO capabilities as well. A UMTS network in the 850/2100 MHz bands was launched in early 2009 and in March of that year, Pelephone stopped selling cellphones that use the CDMA system, though it is expected to continue supporting its CDMA network for the foreseeable future. In mid-2010, the UMTS network was upgraded to HSPA+.