Telecom Italia Mobile

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Telecom Italia Mobile
Subsidiary
Industry Mobile Telephony, Internet Mobile Provider
Founded 1996
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Key people
Marco Patuano (CEO)
Owner Telecom Italia
Website tim.it

Telecom Italia Mobile, also known as TIM, is Telecom Italia's mobile phone brand since 1996. TIM runs a GSM, EDGE, HSPA and LTE networks.

4G LTE is active in 2,560 cities (77%)[citation needed] and includes: Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Perugia, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, Rome, Trento, Trieste and Turin. 4G+/LTE Plus has speeds of up to 180-225 MB exploiting the 4G carrier aggregation which is now available in more than 60 cities in Italy: Rome, Milan, Turin, Naples, Florence, Genoa, Palermo, Catania and Bari. 3G 42.2 MB/s active in 2500 cities of Italy.[citation needed]

National fraud in Brazilian prepaid mobile lines[edit]

On 8 August 2012, TIM Brasil became involved in a massive scandal after the release of a report by the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency Anatel.[1]

The report points out 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), calls were intentionally dropped by the company which forced customers to make (and pay for) new calls to continue 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.[2]

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