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VoiceStream shareholders approve
mergers with Deutsche Telekom and Powertel

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2001-VoiceStream Wireless Corporation (Nasdaq:VSTR) today announced that its shareholders have overwhelmingly approved and adopted the proposed mergers between VoiceStream and Deutsche Telekom and VoiceStream and Powertel.

About VoiceStream Wireless

Based in Bellevue, WA, VoiceStream Wireless Corp. (Nasdaq:VSTR) is a leading provider of digital wireless communications in the United States. VoiceStream uses and operates the Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications technology platform. Adopted by 158 countries, GSM accounts for approximately 70 percent of the total digital wireless market. VoiceStream is the only U.S. wireless telecommunications provider with a national GSM wireless technology network, which gives customers the choice of using their VoiceStream number when traveling internationally and supports roaming capabilities for other GSM customers traveling to the United States.

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VoiceStream Wireless
Casey Otley
Tel: 877/853-8682 (Investor Contact)
VoiceStream Wireless
Kim Thompson, 425/378-4074 (Media Contact)