AT&T and T-Mobile: By the numbers

On the cusp of a historic mobile operator merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, a look at some key stats.

AT&T LTE coverage map with T-Mobile
AT&T makes a case for bringing its customers greater LTE coverage after it merges with T-Mobile USA. AT&T

AT&T and T-Mobile rocked the United States this morning with merger plans that would make T-Mobile USA part of AT&T's empire . (That's assuming the buyout receives regulatory approval ; until then, it's business as usual at T-Mobile for now.)

Both T-Mobile and AT&T have a claim to fame in recent smartphone history. AT&T was first to get the Apple iPhone, in an exclusive two-year deal no less, but it was T-Mobile that first got the Android ball rolling with the T-Mobile G1.

CNET will have much more news and analysis coming up. In the meantime, here's a look at the two companies by some key stats, including current coverage maps for voice and 3G data.

AT&T Wireless

T-Mobile USA

Number of wireless subscribers
95.5 million
33 million
2010 revenue
$58 billion*
$21 billion**
Employees (parent company-wide)
International coverage (voice)
More than 200 countries
More than 200 countries
3G technology
4G technology***
Flagship phones

*AT&T 2010 Annual Report, pp. 27, 32 (PDF)
**T-Mobile 2010 Annual Report pp. 9 (PDF)
***Though HSPA+ is not an official 4G technology, both carriers bill it as such. AT&T is moving to LTE, but T-Mobile has yet to announce plans for network development beyond HSPA+.

T-Mobile USA's voice and 3G data coverage map
T-Mobile USA's voice and 3G data coverage map. T-Mobile

AT&T U.S. voice and 3G data coverage map
AT&T coverage map for voice and 3G data. ATT


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