T-Mobile is the Tech Company of the Year

T-Mobile is the Tech Company of the Year

An Oct. 19, 2012, file photo is of a T-Mobile store  in New York.  The Federal Trad Commission  Tuesday July 1, 2014, is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made "hundreds of millions" of dollars off its customers through bogus charges. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)
An Oct. 19, 2012, file photo is of a T-Mobile store in New York. The Federal Trad Commission Tuesday July 1, 2014, is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made “hundreds of millions” of dollars off its customers through bogus charges. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

 

(CNN) – T-Mobile had a more remarkable 2014 than any other American tech company.

Sure, Apple (AAPL) unveiled the iWatch and Apple Pay. Microsoft (MSFT) has been on an absolute tear since new CEO Satya Nadella took over in February. Netflix (NFLX) solved its speed issues. And Facebook (FB) dominated the social landscape with its WhatsApp purchase. It has been a great year for tech.

But no other tech company shook up its entire industry the way that T-Mobile (TMUS) did this year.

Because of T-Mobile’s actions in 2014, wireless carriers have fallen over one another trying to cut prices. Sprint (S) offered to halve your bill, Verizon(VZ) and AT&T (T) lowered rates while offering more data for your dollar, and you can now get a smartphone for $0 down at any carrier. There is real competition in the industry for the first time in forever.

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