Telecom Italia Mobile
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2005 owned by Telecom Italia
|Key people||• Roberto Junior, chairman
• Marco De Benedetti, CEO
• Gianni Mion, vice-chairman
|Products||i.TIM, TIM Turbo, FreeMove, i.Music store, GSM on the ship, Internet Mobile etc|
|Revenue||US$ 14.2 billion (2010)|
TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtɕĩː]) is Telecom Italia's mobile phone brand which runs a GSM, EDGE, UMTS and HSDPA network in Italy and Brazil. In Europe, TIM is part of the FreeMove alliance. TIM Peru was sold to América Móvil and rebranded Claro. TIM sold its share in the Venezuelan mobile operator Digitel TIM to Televenco, a company owned by the Cisneros Group, since then the company's name has been Digitel. The agreement was approved by the Venezuelan regulatory authority Conatel. TIM Hellas, the Greek operator owned by Telecom Italia and previously known as STET Hellas (Telestet), was sold in 2005 to Apax Partners and Texas Pacific Group. In 2007 the company was sold to Orascom Telecom and TIM Hellas, Q-Telecom and also Tellas (a fixed phone/ADSL provider whose 50%+1 share is owned by Orascom's Italian Wind) renamed to Wind on 5 June 2007.
- In Italy, 4G LTE is active in 190 cities, including: Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Cagliari, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Perugia, Pescara, Reggio di Calabria, Rome, Trento, Trieste and Turin
National fraud in Brazilian prepaid mobile lines
The report points that on TIM's prepaid voice plan (24.7% market share), called "Infinity" (in which the user pays roughly US$ 0.12 for each unlimited time call), the calls were intentionally dropped by the company, forcing the costumers to make (and pay for) new calls to keep talking. In just one day, 8.1 million calls were dropped and the total profit was approximately US$ 2 million.
Upon release of the report, the Public Ministry of the Paraná State filed a lawsuit against TIM asking that it stop selling new mobile lines in Brazil and pay a multi million dollar fine for the damages against consumers.
- "G1 - TIM derruba os sinais de clientes de forma proposital, aponta relatório - notícias em Paraná". G1.globo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "G1 - Ministério Público pede a suspensão de venda de chips da TIM no Paraná - notícias em Paraná". G1.globo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- TIM's website (in English)
- TIM's website (in Italian)
- TIM Brasil's website (in Portuguese)
- Telecom Italia' s website (in Italian)
- TIM Turkey (Avea-Aria) (Aria %40, Avea %10 Telecom Italia) website (in English)