TIM Participa es S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides mobile telecommunication services in Brazil. The company offers mobile, fixed, and long distance telephony; data transmission; and broadband services. It provides prepaid and post-paid services; and value-added services, including short message services or text messaging, multimedia messaging services, push-mail, video call, WAP downloads, Web browsing, business data solutions, mobile-learning services, wellness services, songs, ringback tones, applications, voicemail, conference calling, chats, and other content. The company also sells various mobile handsets and accessories through its dealer network, which includes its own stores, exclusive franchises, authorized dealers, and department stores; and offers co-billing services to other telecommunication service providers. In addition, it provides products for mobile banking, insurance, mobile payment, and mobile money; and TIM Itaucard, a co-branded credit card. As of December 31, 2015, it served a subscriber base of 66.2 million clients; and had approximately 13,100 points of sales, including 182 company owned stores, as well as had 328,000 points of sale stations for prepaid phone services, including supermarkets, newsstands, and other small retailers as alternative channels to access products and services in Brazil. The company was formerly known as Tele Celular Sul Participa es S.A., and changed its name to TIM Participa es S.A. in August 2004. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TIM Participa es S.A. is a subsidiary of TIM Brasil Servi os e Participa es S.A.