T-Mobile UK was launched in 1993 as One 2 One. In 1999, it was acquired by Deutsche Telekom, the largest telecommunications company in European. Three years later, One 2 One was no more. It had been rebranded as T-Mobile. In August of 2002, T-Mobile struck a deal with Starbucks to provide Wi-Fi Hotspots in its coffee shops. Customers could now surf the web while enjoying a cup of coffee. Six years later, there are over 20,000 T-Mobile Hotspots worldwide, including 1,200 in the UK. You can find them in airports, cafes and in many other locations. In 2004, T-Mobile went 3G, paving the way for video calling and fast mobile broadband access. In 2007, they merged their 3G network with 3, which greatly improved their 3G coverage through the UK.