Operators, news and "inspired by"

Additional information about "Phantom Calls", everything turned out to be even more interesting. About the unnoticed little things of the next restyling in MTS. Spam calls: how annoying are they and how do you deal with them? If you fight. Are unlims and cashbacks really now “hit topics” in cellular communications or more of an “advertising pump”? A little about Sberbank and the "Hide your money!" in the mobile application. MegaFon continues to experiment with the name of the network on the displays of devices, now instead of Megafon Fastest they promise a "modest" name "Megafon # 1".

About "phantom calls", continuation of the banquet

Last time I wrote about this phenomenon of a non-existent call, which is received by a subscriber who called a Beeline subscriber in the event that he did not get through. You can read the review here, the comments are also curious, be sure to check it out. Actually, your comments and spurred me on additional digging in the subject. Many reviews in the comments that “phantom calls” are also observed in the networks of other operators are most likely associated with an incomplete understanding of the essence of the processes. These are Beeline subscribers, relatively speaking, "distributing" such phantom calls to subscribers of other networks. Giving those the impression that this service works for other operators too. And here I immediately stumbled upon one unpleasant feature: if subscribers of Beeline prepaid tariffs by hook or by crook found out ways to turn off this dubious techno-joy, then it is worse with postpaid tariffs. It also works there, but ways to disable "phantom calls" have not yet been found. We'll have to put up with this (for now?) and hope for the appearance of a "medicine", since our people are inquisitive and meticulous.

Another "interesting" thing is indeed the presence of a similar service in MegaFon. It is called “I got a call from S”, and this service can be either activated (through a subscription service (?) or by default) or deactivated. The service seems to be similar, but not quite similar. A MegaFon subscriber who has such an activated service will receive "phantom" calls instead of SMS if he is not called. And that's all, none of those whom he himself did not get through to, the user "They called me S" will not strain with phantom calls. In this sense, the MegaFon version is more humane and more logical than the Beeline version, which scatters its "phantoms" indiscriminately to everyone.

A rather short (unfortunately) description of the service can be found on the MegaFon website here. To get a more complete impression of all the features of the service, you can, for example, download a pdf-description of all "who-calling" services here. In it, "I got a call from S" appears under the code name "Service 2". The description is not for the faint of heart, but I believe in you, you can do it!

Thanks again for the quote (from the "manual"?) in the comments:

The “They called me S” service is connected to all subscribers who have the “Who called+” service inactive automatically. Subscribers of the “All Inclusive” tariff line can also activate the service on their own. The service is not available for connection on tariff plans for the Internet and some corporate tariffs. You can disable it in your Personal Account, by sending an empty SMS to 05001155; USSD command: *105*1155#, or using the call center: 0500".

The “I got a call from S” in MegaFon is activated automatically for those who refused to use the paid service “Who called +”. Now, I hope, we have more or less figured out these "phantoms" and their varieties. What is the operator's interest? Hard to say. Perhaps the functionality is already present in the latest versions of the software, so why not use it? Some advantage, perhaps, in the absence of the need to send SMS messages, but I don’t see the point in guessing on coffee grounds.

As an offtopic, I would like to blame the operators for the fact that they treat their employees much better than their own customers. If we compare the “Manuals” for employees with descriptions of tariffs / services on websites, then the glaring difference really infuriates. As far as everything is clear and intelligibly “chewed” in manuals, the abstruse legally impeccable language in official descriptions is just as incomprehensible. The logic, of course, is clear: operators pay their employees for being “in the know” and quickly deal with “claimers”, and customers overpay the operator for not being able to figure out the crazy descriptions. Yes, the logic is clear, but it's still a shame.

A few words about the "micro-rebranding" of MTS

Recently, I wrote about this in a review here, and the topic also gathered a lot of different comments. From what I missed - a kind of "micro-rebranding" of the popular application "My MTS". The author of the screenshot called the new “rebranded” screensaver “graveyard”. I cannot share such categoricalness with Viktor, but there is something so severely gothic in this picture, and it is quite suitable for smartphone screen wallpapers.

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I myself do not use the My MTS program, although I am pleased to recognize the usefulness and functionality of this software. In addition, a couple of times I met comments about the fact that a certain action can only be performed in it. But the program is not for me: it loads slowly (at startup it collects all the data from the MTS server), and in my ecosystem this is still an extra link, there are enough other tools. That's why I didn't notice this small but nice update without a hint.

About unlimiteds and cashbacks

The two most popular "themes of the season" for mobile operators. And not only among mobile operators, these same two topics (unlimited and cashback) are the most discussed on specialized forums on the network. Despite the seemingly "dead end" of mobile unlimiteds, operators are actively promoting and advertising them. Moreover, both voice anlims within the network and unlimited mobile Internet.

Operators, news and

Beeline, it is not clear why and for what reason, gave a voice anlim for two weeks. It seems that did nothing wrong with me, and I rarely call the support service and only for serious reasons. Did they really remember the absurd situation at the end of April, when, with all my desire, I could not prevent the blocking of my number for “failure to provide passport data”? And in the cabin, too, they could not, although they honestly tried. Read the material on this topic here, after the fact, and from the outside it looks funny. Although I wasn't laughing at the time. Then I took away from this episode the feeling that if something was “skewed” in the system, then to fight is only in vain to wag your nerves for yourself and others, this tank will drive over you anyway. But then everything will be fixed, and it will work fine. It's like a joke about the police: “He threatens to stab me. – That's when he slaughters, then come, we'll start a business.”

And he could just get into the selection of the promotion. In mobile communications, everything is now so intertwined and interconnected that a two-week voice anlim may well be considered an advertisement for a package tariff.

As for the unlimited mobile Internet, it also lives and feels good. Despite the fact that the operators have little room for maneuver, we have discussed this with you more than once. Indeed, only a few will take unlims for big money in Russia, unlims with strict speed limits have not really taken root with us, although there have been attempts. So cell phones “conjure” with all sorts of unadvertised restrictions, you want to make money on this considerable segment of the market!

If we talk about prices for Internet anlim, then here the operators have such complete unanimity that it is just right to set the FAS on them. In MTS "Tarifishche" they give anlim for 585 rubles / month for the first six months, then 650 rubles / month. In "Beeline" tariff "Unlim" for 20 rubles / day (608 rubles / month), the first 3 months discount.

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In "MegaFon" Internet anlim on the tariff "Turn on! Chat" with a base price of 600 rubles per month, if you connect the free option "Unlimited Internet", but you need to know about it! Moreover, on the website, in the description of the tariff, the price is 400 rubles / month, but this is only for new connections as part of the promotion “1000 rubles. as a gift ”, the first 5 months are credited to the balance at 200 rubles / month. Then everything “settles down” at the same 600 rubles / month. In Tele2, Internet anlim was 500 rubles / month, but in the spring of 2019 the tariff was thrown into the archive, and in the new version of the “Unlimited” tariff it became for all the same 600 rubles / month.

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With cashbacks, too, nationwide popularity, and, of course, you need to sing and shout about it loudly. Details about all the benefits of cashback in MegaFon can be found in the news of June 24, 2019 here, quotes:

  • subscription fee for the tariff you have chosen “Turn on! Choose” is from 450 ? per month;
  • by activating the 100% cashback program in one click in your Personal Account, you will be able to return the amount of expenses for the past time of the first month with MegaFon at the beginning of the next month;
  • you will also be able to recover 100% of expenses for the second full calendar month with MegaFon;
  • from the beginning of the third calendar month of cooperation, you will be able to return 20% of the costs monthly.

Operators, news and

We got down to business, as we see, very seriously, and a spectacular tariff showcase is the best confirmation of this. Aggressive advertising too. The news promises simply wonderful cashback conditions, a 100% refund of the monthly fee for the first month after connection, and even for the second month, up to 100%. Further on 20%. In principle, cashback from mobile operators is wonderful because it is not quite real money, you can only spend it on communication services. But anyway, since you use the operator’s services or are going to use them, thanks to the cashback you will be able to spend significantly less than your real money on a monthly fee and other cellular joys. You can read more about the MegaFon cashback program on special pages here, delve into it.

Of course, only new subscribers will receive the coveted 100% cashback for the first month, but the old ones are also not offended: those who switched to one of these three tariffs begin to receive 20% cashback from the moment they switch. The main thing is not to forget to click the "Become a member" button, i.e. register in the program.

Block spam calls in MTS

You can say I am writing at your request in the comments, although the topic itself is interesting. With voice telephone spam, we in Russia have not yet grown up to the United States, where the problem is recognized as a national one. And there is seriously discussed the question of whether mobile operators have the moral and legal right to take money for blocking advertising calls on the phone. Discussed at the level of Congress, government and local state legislators. It seems that there it really has already "got to the liver" of everyone. In Moscow, all this is still at the level of philosophical tolerance, in total 3-7 calls a week to all four operators I consider a more or less acceptable “tax” and I do not use obscene expressions. I politely ask you not to call again, knowing full well that they will still call (emoticon).

News with the title "MTS will help block spam calls", read here, quote:

“Spam Call Blocking” service will save you from unwanted calls from spammers and scammers whose numbers are marked as suspicious. MTS identifies such numbers online and adds them to the current spam database. Suspicious calls are blocked at the network level, which does not require the installation of additional programs. Spam call blocking service can be activated on any mobile phone.

How to connect. By command *230#, in the Personal Account or in the My MTS application. For new users of the “Spam Call Blocking” service, there is a free promo period of 7 days. Further, the cost of the service will be 1 rub./day.

The price tag of 30 rubles / month does not look excessive, and this is a payment for real work on monitoring and promptly entering “bad” numbers into the database. And you yourself perfectly understand that it is the operator with his technical capabilities, if desired, who can best cope with such work. Of the non-obvious advantages - the complete absence of the need for Internet access in a smartphone. Actually, the smartphone itself is also not needed in case of filtering on the operator’s side, it works on any “button”. There are software alternatives, including free ones, and the choice, of course, is up to the user. In addition to the financial aspect, psychology also works here: many of us like to control everything on our own, even in cases where there is nothing special to set up and control.

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For a detailed description of the service, see here. Of the available settings - only viewing blocked (and trying to call you) numbers, plus the ability to unblock the numbers you need manually. I want everything "by myself!" without any "services" of greedy operators? Yes, for God's sake, no one is forcing anyone to do anything. If my mother were alive, I would 100% connect such a service to her, otherwise she would periodically take out my brain on the topic of great financial opportunities, which only the elite know about. And good people just called her and made her happy by being elected to the circle of the elite, sorry for the tautology.

About Trojans, disappeared money and Sberbank

This time it's about money, "disappearing" in a good way. The theme itself has been repeatedly and unanimously “frayed” by all of us. The bad uncle-intruder infiltrates smartphones with his Trojan and devastates the accounts of defenseless Sberbank customers. More often - it is the clients of Sberbank due to its unconditional popularity. It turns out that in all this there are subtleties not noticed by most users. Subtleties, oddly enough, in our favor! It happens.

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I was digging through the Sberbank application and stumbled upon it by accident. Fir-trees-sticks, yes, this is the hit of the season! Stupidly, with almost one click, you can remove all information about a specific deposit from the Sberbank and Sberbank Online application, now not a single Trojan will get to this data. And even if he gets there, he won’t be able to do anything, any operations on this deposit become available only at the Sberbank office. I doubt very much that we will see advertising for this feature on street boarders and even on the Internet. After all, it is much more important for the mobile population to learn about the restaurant preferences of a Sberbank shareholder than about the opportunity deeply hidden in the application to secure “their own” in advance! But at least you take note and use this option properly, it's a good thing.

MegaFon is now #1

Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the names of the MegaFon Fastest network that appeared on phone displays. As I already wrote, “You can’t praise yourself. ”, a review including on this topic here. Snide comments like “Did MegaFon pass the FAS test?” also enough, how could it be without it. Actually, I don't mind at all and willingly believe that, in general, MegaFon really demonstrates the best speed characteristics today. It's no secret that the company really "invested" heavily in network modernization, plus the money spent on the purchase of Yota with its frequencies begins to bring real dividends. Now the strategic foresight of the then decision is already clear, and at the time of the purchase it seemed almost like a “squandering of people's property”, I remember from my own feelings.

Actually, my only serious complaint about this "rebranding" of the name was the graphical clumsiness of the solution. Too long and did not fit in the allotted space on the screens of smartphones, the ticker was annoying. It is unlikely that the operator reacted specifically to my comments, rather, to the totality of many complaints. But he reacted. And now, in the 4G network, MegaFon subscribers will be able to watch the name of the network “MegaFon #1” on the screens of their devices. Neatly and without any "creeping lines", bingo! I like to refer to neutral sources, so take a look at the Interfax material here. Also not ideal. Someone will not understand at all what this is about, someone will perceive it as information that the MegaFon SIM card is installed in slot number 1. Do they exist in nature, these ideal solutions?

Operators, news and "inspired by"

Additional information about "Phantom Calls", everything turned out to be even more interesting. About the unnoticed little things of the next restyling in MTS. Spam calls: how annoying are they and how do you deal with them? If you fight. Are unlims and cashbacks really now “hit topics” in cellular communications or more of an “advertising pump”? A little about Sberbank and the "Hide your money!" in the mobile application. MegaFon continues to experiment with the name of the network on the displays of devices, now instead of Megafon Fastest they promise a "modest" name "Megafon # 1".

About "phantom calls", continuation of the banquet

Last time I wrote about this phenomenon of a non-existent call, which is received by a subscriber who called a Beeline subscriber in the event that he did not get through. You can read the review here, the comments are also curious, be sure to check it out. Actually, your comments and spurred me on additional digging in the subject. Many reviews in the comments that “phantom calls” are also observed in the networks of other operators are most likely associated with an incomplete understanding of the essence of the processes. These are Beeline subscribers, relatively speaking, "distributing" such phantom calls to subscribers of other networks. Giving those the impression that this service works for other operators too. And here I immediately stumbled upon one unpleasant feature: if subscribers of Beeline prepaid tariffs by hook or by crook found out ways to turn off this dubious techno-joy, then it is worse with postpaid tariffs. It also works there, but ways to disable "phantom calls" have not yet been found. We'll have to put up with this (for now?) and hope for the appearance of a "medicine", since our people are inquisitive and meticulous.

Another "interesting" thing is indeed the presence of a similar service in MegaFon. It is called “I got a call from S”, and this service can be either activated (through a subscription service (?) or by default) or deactivated. The service seems to be similar, but not quite similar. A MegaFon subscriber who has such an activated service will receive "phantom" calls instead of SMS if he is not called. And that's all, none of those whom he himself did not get through to, the user "They called me S" will not strain with phantom calls. In this sense, the MegaFon version is more humane and more logical than the Beeline version, which scatters its "phantoms" indiscriminately to everyone.

A rather short (unfortunately) description of the service can be found on the MegaFon website here. To get a more complete impression of all the features of the service, you can, for example, download a pdf-description of all "who-calling" services here. In it, "I got a call from S" appears under the code name "Service 2". The description is not for the faint of heart, but I believe in you, you can do it!

Thanks again for the quote (from the "manual"?) in the comments:

The “They called me S” service is connected to all subscribers who have the “Who called+” service inactive automatically. Subscribers of the “All Inclusive” tariff line can also activate the service on their own. The service is not available for connection on tariff plans for the Internet and some corporate tariffs. You can disable it in your Personal Account, by sending an empty SMS to 05001155; USSD command: *105*1155#, or using the call center: 0500".

The “I got a call from S” in MegaFon is activated automatically for those who refused to use the paid service “Who called +”. Now, I hope, we have more or less figured out these "phantoms" and their varieties. What is the operator's interest? Hard to say. Perhaps the functionality is already present in the latest versions of the software, so why not use it? Some advantage, perhaps, in the absence of the need to send SMS messages, but I don’t see the point in guessing on coffee grounds.

As an offtopic, I would like to blame the operators for the fact that they treat their employees much better than their own customers. If we compare the “Manuals” for employees with descriptions of tariffs / services on websites, then the glaring difference really infuriates. As far as everything is clear and intelligibly “chewed” in manuals, the abstruse legally impeccable language in official descriptions is just as incomprehensible. The logic, of course, is clear: operators pay their employees for being “in the know” and quickly deal with “claimers”, and customers overpay the operator for not being able to figure out the crazy descriptions. Yes, the logic is clear, but it's still a shame.

A few words about the "micro-rebranding" of MTS

Recently, I wrote about this in a review here, and the topic also gathered a lot of different comments. From what I missed - a kind of "micro-rebranding" of the popular application "My MTS". The author of the screenshot called the new “rebranded” screensaver “graveyard”. I cannot share such categoricalness with Viktor, but there is something so severely gothic in this picture, and it is quite suitable for smartphone screen wallpapers.

Operators, news and « based on

I myself do not use the My MTS program, although I am pleased to recognize the usefulness and functionality of this software. In addition, a couple of times I met comments about the fact that a certain action can only be performed in it. But the program is not for me: it loads slowly (at startup it collects all the data from the MTS server), and in my ecosystem this is still an extra link, there are enough other tools. That's why I didn't notice this small but nice update without a hint.

About unlimiteds and cashbacks

The two most popular "themes of the season" for mobile operators. And not only among mobile operators, these same two topics (unlimited and cashback) are the most discussed on specialized forums on the network. Despite the seemingly "dead end" of mobile unlimiteds, operators are actively promoting and advertising them. Moreover, both voice anlims within the network and unlimited mobile Internet.

Operators, news and

Beeline, it is not clear why and for what reason, gave a voice anlim for two weeks. It seems that did nothing wrong with me, and I rarely call the support service and only for serious reasons. Did they really remember the absurd situation at the end of April, when, with all my desire, I could not prevent the blocking of my number for “failure to provide passport data”? And in the cabin, too, they could not, although they honestly tried. Read the material on this topic here, after the fact, and from the outside it looks funny. Although I wasn't laughing at the time. Then I took away from this episode the feeling that if something was “skewed” in the system, then to fight is only in vain to wag your nerves for yourself and others, this tank will drive over you anyway. But then everything will be fixed, and it will work fine. It's like a joke about the police: “He threatens to stab me. – That's when he slaughters, then come, we'll start a business.”

And he could just get into the selection of the promotion. In mobile communications, everything is now so intertwined and interconnected that a two-week voice anlim may well be considered an advertisement for a package tariff.

As for the unlimited mobile Internet, it also lives and feels good. Despite the fact that the operators have little room for maneuver, we have discussed this with you more than once. Indeed, only a few will take unlims for big money in Russia, unlims with strict speed limits have not really taken root with us, although there have been attempts. So cell phones “conjure” with all sorts of unadvertised restrictions, you want to make money on this considerable segment of the market!

If we talk about prices for Internet anlim, then here the operators have such complete unanimity that it is just right to set the FAS on them. In MTS "Tarifishche" they give anlim for 585 rubles / month for the first six months, then 650 rubles / month. In "Beeline" tariff "Unlim" for 20 rubles / day (608 rubles / month), the first 3 months discount.

Operators, news and « based on

In "MegaFon" Internet anlim on the tariff "Turn on! Chat" with a base price of 600 rubles / month, if you connect the free option "Unlimited Internet", but you need to know about it! Moreover, in the description of the tariff on the website, the price is 400 rubles / month, but this is only for new connections as part of the promotion “1000 rubles. as a gift ”, the first 5 months are credited to the balance at 200 rubles / month. Then everything “settles down” at the same 600 rubles / month. In Tele2, Internet anlim was 500 rubles / month, but in the spring of 2019 the tariff was thrown into the archive, and in the new version of the “Unlimited” tariff it became for all the same 600 rubles / month.

Operators, news and « based on

With cashbacks, too, nationwide popularity, and, of course, you need to sing and shout about it loudly. Details about all the benefits of cashback in MegaFon can be found in the news of June 24, 2019 here, quotes:

  • subscription fee for the tariff you have chosen “Turn on! Choose” is from 450 ? per month;
  • by activating the 100% cashback program in one click in your Personal Account, you will be able to return the amount of expenses for the past time of the first month with MegaFon at the beginning of the next month;
  • you will also be able to recover 100% of expenses for the second full calendar month with MegaFon;
  • from the beginning of the third calendar month of cooperation, you will be able to return 20% of the costs monthly.

Operators, news and

We got down to business, as we see, very seriously, and a spectacular tariff showcase is the best confirmation of this. Aggressive advertising too. The news promises simply wonderful cashback conditions, a 100% refund of the monthly fee for the first month after connection, and even for the second month, up to 100%. Further on 20%. In principle, cashback from mobile operators is wonderful because it is not quite real money, you can only spend it on communication services. But anyway, since you use the operator’s services or are going to use them, thanks to the cashback you will be able to spend significantly less than your real money on a monthly fee and other cellular joys. You can read more about the MegaFon cashback program on special pages here, delve into it.

Of course, only new subscribers will receive the coveted 100% cashback for the first month, but the old ones are also not offended: those who switched to one of these three tariffs begin to receive 20% cashback from the moment they switch. The main thing is not to forget to click the "Become a member" button, i.e. register in the program.

Block spam calls in MTS

You can say I am writing at your request in the comments, although the topic itself is interesting. With voice telephone spam, we in Russia have not yet grown up to the United States, where the problem is recognized as a national one. And there is seriously discussed the question of whether mobile operators have the moral and legal right to take money for blocking advertising calls on the phone. Discussed at the level of Congress, government and local state legislators. It seems that there it really has already "got to the liver" of everyone. In Moscow, all this is still at the level of philosophical tolerance, in total 3-7 calls a week to all four operators I consider a more or less acceptable “tax” and I do not use obscene expressions. I politely ask you not to call again, knowing full well that they will still call (emoticon).

News with the title "MTS will help block spam calls", read here, quote:

“Spam Call Blocking” service will save you from unwanted calls from spammers and scammers whose numbers are marked as suspicious. MTS identifies such numbers online and adds them to the current spam database. Suspicious calls are blocked at the network level, which does not require the installation of additional programs. Spam call blocking service can be activated on any mobile phone.

How to connect. By command *230#, in the Personal Account or in the My MTS application. For new users of the “Spam Call Blocking” service, there is a free promo period of 7 days. Further, the cost of the service will be 1 rub./day.

The price tag of 30 rubles / month does not look excessive, and this is a payment for real work on monitoring and promptly entering “bad” numbers into the database. And you yourself perfectly understand that it is the operator with his technical capabilities, if desired, who can best cope with such work. Of the non-obvious advantages - the complete absence of the need for Internet access in a smartphone. Actually, the smartphone itself is also not needed in case of filtering on the operator’s side, it works on any “button”. There are software alternatives, including free ones, and the choice, of course, is up to the user. In addition to the financial aspect, psychology also works here: many of us like to control everything on our own, even in cases where there is nothing special to set up and control.

Operators, news and « based on

For a detailed description of the service, see here. Of the available settings - only viewing blocked (and trying to call you) numbers, plus the ability to unblock the numbers you need manually. I want everything "by myself!" without any "services" of greedy operators? Yes, for God's sake, no one is forcing anyone to do anything. If my mother were alive, I would 100% connect such a service to her, otherwise she would periodically take out my brain on the topic of great financial opportunities, which only the elite know about. And good people just called her and made her happy by being elected to the circle of the elite, sorry for the tautology.

About Trojans, disappeared money and Sberbank

This time it's about money, "disappearing" in a good way. The theme itself has been repeatedly and unanimously “frayed” by all of us. The bad uncle-intruder infiltrates smartphones with his Trojan and devastates the accounts of defenseless Sberbank customers. More often - it is the clients of Sberbank due to its unconditional popularity. It turns out that in all this there are subtleties not noticed by most users. Subtleties, oddly enough, in our favor! It happens.

Operators, news and « based on

I was digging through the Sberbank application and stumbled upon it by accident. Fir-trees-sticks, yes, this is the hit of the season! Stupidly, with almost one click, you can remove all information about a specific deposit from the Sberbank and Sberbank Online application, now not a single Trojan will get to this data. And even if he gets there, he won’t be able to do anything, any operations on this deposit become available only at the Sberbank office. I doubt very much that we will see advertising for this feature on street boarders and even on the Internet. After all, it is much more important for the mobile population to learn about the restaurant preferences of a Sberbank shareholder than about the opportunity deeply hidden in the application to secure “their own” in advance! But at least you take note and use this option properly, it's a good thing.

MegaFon is now #1

Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the names of the MegaFon Fastest network that appeared on phone displays. As I already wrote, “You can’t praise yourself. ”, a review including on this topic here. Snide comments like “Did MegaFon pass the FAS test?” also enough, how could it be without it. Actually, I don't mind at all and willingly believe that, in general, MegaFon really demonstrates the best speed characteristics today. It's no secret that the company really "invested" heavily in network modernization, plus the money spent on the purchase of Yota with its frequencies begins to bring real dividends. Now the strategic foresight of the then decision is already clear, and at the time of the purchase it seemed almost like a “squandering of people's property”, I remember from my own feelings.

Actually, my only serious complaint about this "rebranding" of the name was the graphical clumsiness of the solution. Too long and did not fit in the allotted space on the screens of smartphones, the ticker was annoying. It is unlikely that the operator reacted specifically to my comments, rather, to the totality of many complaints. But he reacted. And now, in the 4G network, MegaFon subscribers will be able to watch the name of the network “MegaFon #1” on the screens of their devices. Neatly and without any "creeping lines", bingo! I like to refer to neutral sources, so take a look at the Interfax material here. Also not ideal. Someone will not understand at all what this is about, someone will perceive it as information that the MegaFon SIM card is installed in slot number 1. Do they exist in nature, these ideal solutions?

Operators, news and "inspired by"

Additional information about "Phantom Calls", everything turned out to be even more interesting. About the unnoticed little things of the next restyling in MTS. Spam calls: how annoying are they and how do you deal with them? If you fight. Are unlims and cashbacks really now “hit topics” in cellular communications or more of an “advertising pump”? A little about Sberbank and the "Hide your money!" in the mobile application. MegaFon continues to experiment with the name of the network on the displays of devices, now instead of Megafon Fastest they promise a "modest" name "Megafon # 1".

About "phantom calls", continuation of the banquet

Last time I wrote about this phenomenon of a non-existent call, which is received by a subscriber who called a Beeline subscriber in the event that he did not get through. You can read the review here, the comments are also curious, be sure to check it out. Actually, your comments and spurred me on additional digging in the subject. Many reviews in the comments that “phantom calls” are also observed in the networks of other operators are most likely associated with an incomplete understanding of the essence of the processes. These are Beeline subscribers, relatively speaking, "distributing" such phantom calls to subscribers of other networks. Giving those the impression that this service works for other operators too. And here I immediately stumbled upon one unpleasant feature: if subscribers of Beeline prepaid tariffs by hook or by crook found out ways to turn off this dubious techno-joy, then it is worse with postpaid tariffs. It also works there, but ways to disable "phantom calls" have not yet been found. We'll have to put up with this (for now?) and hope for the appearance of a "medicine", since our people are inquisitive and meticulous.

Another "interesting" thing is indeed the presence of a similar service in MegaFon. It is called “I got a call from S”, and this service can be either activated (through a subscription service (?) or by default) or deactivated. The service seems to be similar, but not quite similar. A MegaFon subscriber who has such an activated service will receive "phantom" calls instead of SMS if he is not called. And that's all, none of those whom he himself did not get through to, the user "They called me S" will not strain with phantom calls. In this sense, the MegaFon version is more humane and more logical than the Beeline version, which scatters its "phantoms" indiscriminately to everyone.

A rather short (unfortunately) description of the service can be found on the MegaFon website here. To get a more complete impression of all the features of the service, you can, for example, download a pdf-description of all "who-calling" services here. In it, "I got a call from S" appears under the code name "Service 2". The description is not for the faint of heart, but I believe in you, you can do it!

Thanks again for the quote (from the "manual"?) in the comments:

The “They called me S” service is connected to all subscribers who do not have the “Who called +” service automatically. Subscribers of the “All Inclusive” tariff line can also activate the service on their own. The service is not available for connection on tariff plans for the Internet and some corporate tariffs. You can disable it in your Personal Account, by sending an empty SMS to 05001155; USSD command: *105*1155#, or using the call center: 0500".

The “I got a call from S” is activated automatically in MegaFon for those who refused to use the paid service “Who called +”. Now, I hope, we have more or less figured out these "phantoms" and their varieties. What is the operator's interest? Hard to say. Perhaps the functionality is already present in the latest versions of the software, so why not use it? Some advantage, perhaps, in the absence of the need to send SMS messages, but I don’t see the point in guessing on coffee grounds.

As an offtopic, I would like to blame the operators for the fact that they treat their employees much better than their own customers. If we compare the “Manuals” for employees with descriptions of tariffs / services on websites, then the glaring difference really infuriates. How clear and intelligible everything is “chewed” in manuals, the abstruse legally impeccable language in official descriptions is just as incomprehensible. The logic, of course, is clear: operators pay their employees for being “in the know” and quickly deal with “claimers”, and customers overpay the operator for not being able to figure out the crazy descriptions. Yes, the logic is clear, but it's still a shame.

A few words about the "micro-rebranding" of MTS

Recently, I wrote about this in a review here, and the topic also gathered a lot of different comments. From what I missed - a kind of "micro-rebranding" of the popular application "My MTS". The author of the screenshot called the new “rebranded” screensaver “graveyard”. I cannot share such categoricalness with Viktor, but there is something so severely gothic in this picture, and it is quite suitable for smartphone screen wallpapers.

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I myself do not use the My MTS program, although I am pleased to recognize the usefulness and functionality of this software. In addition, a couple of times I met comments about the fact that a certain action can only be performed in it. But the program is not for me: it loads slowly (at startup it collects all the data from the MTS server), and in my ecosystem this is still an extra link, there are enough other tools. That's why I didn't notice this small but nice update without a hint.

About unlimiteds and cashbacks

The two most popular "themes of the season" for mobile operators. And not only among mobile operators, these same two topics (unlimited and cashback) are the most discussed on specialized forums on the network. Despite the seemingly "dead end" of mobile unlimiteds, operators are actively promoting and advertising them. Moreover, both voice anlims within the network and unlimited mobile Internet.

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Beeline, it is not clear why and for what reason, gave a voice anlim for two weeks. It seems that did nothing wrong with me, and I rarely call the support service and only for serious reasons. Did they really remember the absurd situation at the end of April, when, with all my desire, I could not prevent the blocking of my number for “failure to provide passport data”? And in the cabin, too, they could not, although they honestly tried. Read the material on this topic here, after the fact, and from the outside it looks funny. Although I wasn't laughing at the time. Then I took away from this episode the feeling that if something was “skewed” in the system, then to fight is only in vain to wag your nerves for yourself and others, this tank will drive over you anyway. But then everything will be fixed, and it will work fine. It's like a joke about the police: “He threatens to stab me. – That's when he slaughters, then come, we'll start a business.”

And he could just get into the selection of the promotion. In mobile communications, everything is now so intertwined and interconnected that a two-week voice anlim may well be considered an advertisement for a package tariff.

As for the unlimited mobile Internet, it also lives and feels good. Despite the fact that the operators have little room for maneuver, we have discussed this with you more than once. Indeed, only a few will take unlims for big money in Russia, unlims with strict speed limits have not really taken root with us, although there have been attempts. So cell phones “conjure” with all sorts of unadvertised restrictions, you want to make money on this considerable segment of the market!

If we talk about prices for Internet anlim, then here the operators have such complete unanimity that it is just right to set the FAS on them. In MTS "Tarifishche" they give anlim for 585 rubles / month for the first six months, then 650 rubles / month. In "Beeline" tariff "Unlim" for 20 rubles / day (608 rubles / month), the first 3 months discount.

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In "MegaFon" Internet anlim on the tariff "Turn on! Chat" with a base price of 600 rubles per month, if you connect the free option "Unlimited Internet", but you need to know about it! Moreover, on the website, in the description of the tariff, the price is 400 rubles / month, but this is only for new connections as part of the promotion “1000 rubles. as a gift ”, the first 5 months are credited to the balance at 200 rubles / month. Then everything “settles down” at the same 600 rubles / month. In Tele2, Internet anlim was 500 rubles / month, but in the spring of 2019 the tariff was thrown into the archive, and in the new version of the “Unlimited” tariff it became for all the same 600 rubles / month.

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With cashbacks, too, nationwide popularity, and, of course, you need to sing and shout about it loudly. Details about all the benefits of cashback in MegaFon can be found in the news of June 24, 2019 here, quotes:

  • subscription fee for the tariff you have chosen “Turn on! Choose” is from 450 ? per month;
  • by activating the 100% cashback program in one click in your Personal Account, you will be able to return the amount of expenses for the past time of the first month with MegaFon at the beginning of the next month;
  • you will also be able to recover 100% of expenses for the second full calendar month with MegaFon;
  • from the beginning of the third calendar month of cooperation, you will be able to return 20% of the costs monthly.

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We got down to business, as we see, very seriously, and a spectacular tariff showcase is the best confirmation of this. Aggressive advertising too. The news promises simply wonderful cashback conditions, a 100% refund of the monthly fee for the first month after connection, and even for the second month, up to 100%. Further on 20%. In principle, cashback from mobile operators is wonderful because it is not quite real money, you can only spend it on communication services. But anyway, since you use the operator’s services or are going to use them, thanks to the cashback you will be able to spend significantly less than your real money on a monthly fee and other cellular joys. You can read more about the MegaFon cashback program on special pages here, delve into it.

Of course, only new subscribers will receive the coveted 100% cashback for the first month, but the old ones are also not offended: those who switched to one of these three tariffs begin to receive 20% cashback from the moment they switch. The main thing is not to forget to click the "Become a member" button, i.e. register in the program.

Block spam calls in MTS

You can say I am writing at your request in the comments, although the topic itself is interesting. With voice telephone spam, we in Russia have not yet grown up to the United States, where the problem is recognized as a national one. And there is seriously discussed the question of whether mobile operators have the moral and legal right to take money for blocking advertising calls on the phone. Discussed at the level of Congress, government and local state legislators. It seems that there it really has already "got to the liver" of everyone. In Moscow, all this is still at the level of philosophical tolerance, in total 3-7 calls a week to all four operators I consider a more or less acceptable “tax” and I do not use obscene expressions. I politely ask you not to call again, knowing full well that they will still call (emoticon).

News with the title "MTS will help block spam calls", read here, quote:

“Spam Call Blocking” service will save you from unwanted calls from spammers and scammers whose numbers are marked as suspicious. MTS identifies such numbers online and adds them to the current spam database. Suspicious calls are blocked at the network level, which does not require the installation of additional programs. Spam call blocking service can be activated on any mobile phone.

How to connect. By command *230#, in the Personal Account or in the My MTS application. For new users of the “Spam Call Blocking” service, there is a free promo period of 7 days. Further, the cost of the service will be 1 rub./day.

The price tag of 30 rubles / month does not look excessive, and this is a payment for real work on monitoring and promptly entering “bad” numbers into the database. And you yourself perfectly understand that it is the operator with his technical capabilities, if desired, who can best cope with such work. Of the non-obvious advantages - the complete absence of the need for Internet access in a smartphone. Actually, the smartphone itself is also not needed in case of filtering on the operator’s side, it works on any “button”. There are software alternatives, including free ones, and the choice, of course, is up to the user. In addition to the financial aspect, psychology also works here: many of us like to control everything on our own, even in cases where there is nothing special to set up and control.

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For a detailed description of the service, see here. Of the available settings - only viewing blocked (and trying to call you) numbers, plus the ability to unblock the numbers you need manually. I want everything "by myself!" without any "services" of greedy operators? Yes, for God's sake, no one is forcing anyone to do anything. If my mother were alive, I would 100% connect such a service to her, otherwise she would periodically take out my brain on the topic of great financial opportunities, which only the elite know about. And good people just called her and made her happy by being elected to the circle of the elite, sorry for the tautology.

About Trojans, disappeared money and Sberbank

This time it's about money, "disappearing" in a good way. The theme itself has been repeatedly and unanimously “frayed” by all of us. The bad uncle-intruder infiltrates smartphones with his Trojan and devastates the accounts of defenseless Sberbank customers. More often - it is the clients of Sberbank due to its unconditional popularity. It turns out that in all this there are subtleties not noticed by most users. Subtleties, oddly enough, in our favor! It happens.

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I was digging through the Sberbank application and stumbled upon it by accident. Fir-trees-sticks, yes, this is the hit of the season! Stupidly, with almost one click, you can remove all information about a specific deposit from the Sberbank and Sberbank Online application, now not a single Trojan will get to this data. And even if he gets there, he won’t be able to do anything, any operations on this deposit become available only at the Sberbank office. I doubt very much that we will see advertising for this feature on street boarders and even on the Internet. After all, it is much more important for the mobile population to learn about the restaurant preferences of a Sberbank shareholder than about the opportunity deeply hidden in the application to secure “their own” in advance! But at least you take note and use this option properly, it's a good thing.

MegaFon is now #1

Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the names of the MegaFon Fastest network that appeared on phone displays. As I already wrote, “You can’t praise yourself. ”, a review including on this topic here. Snide comments like “Did MegaFon pass the FAS test?” also enough, how could it be without it. Actually, I don't mind at all and willingly believe that, in general, MegaFon really demonstrates the best speed characteristics today. It's no secret that the company really "invested" heavily in network modernization, plus the money spent on the purchase of Yota with its frequencies begins to bring real dividends. Now the strategic foresight of the then decision is already clear, and at the time of the purchase it seemed almost like a “squandering of people's property”, I remember from my own feelings.

Actually, my only serious complaint about this "rebranding" of the name was the graphical clumsiness of the solution. Too long and did not fit in the allotted space on the screens of smartphones, the ticker was annoying. It is unlikely that the operator reacted specifically to my comments, rather, to the totality of many complaints. But he reacted. And now, in the 4G network, MegaFon subscribers will be able to watch the name of the network “MegaFon #1” on the screens of their devices. Neatly and without any "creeping lines", bingo! I like to refer to neutral sources, so take a look at the Interfax material here. Also not ideal. Someone will not understand at all what this is about, someone will perceive it as information that the MegaFon SIM card is installed in slot number 1. Do they exist in nature, these ideal solutions?

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Additional information about "Phantom Calls", everything turned out to be even more interesting. About the unnoticed little things of the next restyling in MTS. Spam calls: how annoying are they and how do you deal with them? If you fight. Are unlims and cashbacks really now “hit topics” in cellular communications or more of an “advertising pump”? A little about Sberbank and the "Hide your money!" in the mobile application. MegaFon continues to experiment with the name of the network on the displays of devices, now instead of Megafon Fastest they promise a "modest" name "Megafon # 1".

About "phantom calls", continuation of the banquet

Last time I wrote about this phenomenon of a non-existent call, which is received by a subscriber who called a Beeline subscriber in the event that he did not get through. You can read the review here, the comments are also curious, be sure to check it out. Actually, your comments and spurred me on additional digging in the subject. Many reviews in the comments that “phantom calls” are also observed in the networks of other operators are most likely associated with an incomplete understanding of the essence of the processes. These are Beeline subscribers, relatively speaking, "distributing" such phantom calls to subscribers of other networks. Giving those the impression that this service works for other operators too. And here I immediately stumbled upon one unpleasant feature: if subscribers of Beeline prepaid tariffs by hook or by crook found out ways to turn off this dubious techno-joy, then it is worse with postpaid tariffs. It also works there, but ways to disable "phantom calls" have not yet been found. We'll have to put up with this (for now?) and hope for the appearance of a "medicine", since our people are inquisitive and meticulous.

Another "interesting" thing is indeed the presence of a similar service in MegaFon. It is called “I got a call from S”, and this service can be either activated (through a subscription service (?) or by default) or deactivated. The service seems to be similar, but not quite similar. A MegaFon subscriber who has such an activated service will receive "phantom" calls instead of SMS if he is not called. And that's all, none of those whom he himself did not get through to, the user "They called me S" will not strain with phantom calls. In this sense, the MegaFon version is more humane and more logical than the Beeline version, which scatters its "phantoms" indiscriminately to everyone.

A rather short (unfortunately) description of the service can be found on the MegaFon website here. To get a more complete impression of all the features of the service, you can, for example, download a pdf-description of all "who-calling" services here. In it, "I got a call from S" appears under the code name "Service 2". The description is not for the faint of heart, but I believe in you, you can do it!

Thanks again for the quote (from the "manual"?) in the comments:

The “They called me S” service is connected to all subscribers who have the “Who called+” service inactive automatically. Subscribers of the “All Inclusive” tariff line can also activate the service on their own. The service is not available for connection on tariff plans for the Internet and some corporate tariffs. You can disable it in your Personal Account, by sending an empty SMS to 05001155; USSD command: *105*1155#, or using the call center: 0500".

The “I got a call from S” in MegaFon is activated automatically for those who refused to use the paid service “Who called +”. Now, I hope, we have more or less figured out these "phantoms" and their varieties. What is the operator's interest? Hard to say. Perhaps the functionality is already present in the latest versions of the software, so why not use it? Some advantage, perhaps, in the absence of the need to send SMS messages, but I don’t see the point in guessing on coffee grounds.

As an offtopic, I would like to blame the operators for the fact that they treat their employees much better than their own customers. If we compare the “Manuals” for employees with descriptions of tariffs / services on websites, then the glaring difference really infuriates. As far as everything is clear and intelligibly “chewed” in manuals, the abstruse legally impeccable language in official descriptions is just as incomprehensible. The logic, of course, is clear: operators pay their employees for being “in the know” and quickly deal with “claimers”, and customers overpay the operator for not being able to figure out the crazy descriptions. Yes, the logic is clear, but it's still a shame.

A few words about the "micro-rebranding" of MTS

Recently, I wrote about this in a review here, and the topic also gathered a lot of different comments. From what I missed - a kind of "micro-rebranding" of the popular application "My MTS". The author of the screenshot called the new “rebranded” screensaver “graveyard”. I cannot share such categoricalness with Viktor, but there is something so severely gothic in this picture, and it is quite suitable for smartphone screen wallpapers.

I myself do not use the My MTS program, although I am pleased to recognize the usefulness and functionality of this software. In addition, a couple of times I met comments about the fact that a certain action can only be performed in it. But the program is not for me: it loads slowly (at startup it collects all the data from the MTS server), and in my ecosystem this is still an extra link, there are enough other tools. That's why I didn't notice this small but nice update without a hint.

About unlimiteds and cashbacks

The two most popular "themes of the season" for mobile operators. And not only among mobile operators, these same two topics (unlimited and cashback) are the most discussed on specialized forums on the network. Despite the seemingly "dead end" of mobile unlimiteds, operators are actively promoting and advertising them. Moreover, both voice anlims within the network and unlimited mobile Internet.

Beeline, it is not clear why and for what reason, gave a voice anlim for two weeks. It seems that he didn’t do anything to me, and I rarely call the support service and only for serious reasons. Did they really remember the absurd situation at the end of April, when, with all my desire, I could not prevent the blocking of my number for “failure to provide passport data”? And in the cabin, too, they could not, although they honestly tried. Read the material on this topic here, after the fact, and from the outside it looks funny. Although I wasn't laughing at the time. Then I took away from this episode the feeling that if something was “skewed” in the system, then to fight is only in vain to wag your nerves for yourself and others, this tank will drive over you anyway. But then everything will be fixed, and it will work fine. It's like a joke about the police: “He threatens to stab me. – That's when he slaughters, then come, we'll start a business.”

Here "Beeline" is not clear why and for what reason he gave voice anlim for two weeks. It seems that he didn’t do anything to me , and I rarely call the support service and only for serious reasons. Did they really remember the absurd situation at the end of April, when, with all my desire, I could not prevent the blocking of my number for “failure to provide passport data”? And in the cabin, too, they could not, although they honestly tried. Read the material on this topic here, after the fact, and from the outside it looks funny. Although I wasn't laughing at the time. Then I took away from this episode the feeling that if something was “skewed” in the system, then to fight is only in vain to wag your nerves for yourself and others, this tank will drive over you anyway. But then everything will be fixed, and it will work fine. It's like a joke about the police: “He threatens to stab me. “That’s when it’s slaughtered, then come, we’ll start a case.”

And he could just get into the selection of the promotion. In mobile communications, everything is now so intertwined and interconnected that a two-week voice anlim may well be considered an advertisement for a package tariff.

As for the unlimited mobile Internet, it also lives and feels good. Despite the fact that the operators have little room for maneuver, we have discussed this with you more than once. Indeed, only a few will take unlims for big money in Russia, unlims with strict speed limits have not really taken root with us, although there have been attempts. So cell phones “conjure” with all sorts of unadvertised restrictions, you want to make money on this considerable segment of the market!

If we talk about prices for Internet anlim, then here the operators have such complete unanimity that it is just right to set the FAS on them. In MTS "Tarifishche" they give anlim for 585 rubles / month for the first six months, then 650 rubles / month. In "Beeline" tariff "Unlim" for 20 rubles / day (608 rubles / month), the first 3 months discount.

In "MegaFon" Internet anlim on the tariff "Turn on! Chat" with a base price of 600 rubles / month, if you connect the free option "Unlimited Internet", but you need to know about it! Moreover, in the description of the tariff on the website, the price is 400 rubles / month, but this is only for new connections as part of the promotion “1000 rubles. as a gift ”, the first 5 months are credited to the balance at 200 rubles / month. Then everything “settles down” at the same 600 rubles / month. In Tele2, Internet anlim was 500 rubles / month, but in the spring of 2019 the tariff was thrown into the archive, and in the new version of the “Unlimited” tariff it became for all the same 600 rubles / month.

With cashbacks, too, nationwide popularity, and, of course, you need to sing and shout about it loudly. Details about all the benefits of cashback in MegaFon can be found in the news of June 24, 2019 here, quotes:

  • subscription fee for the tariff you have chosen “Turn on! Choose” is from 450 ? per month;
  • by activating the 100% cashback program in one click in your Personal Account, you will be able to return the amount of expenses for the past time of the first month with MegaFon at the beginning of the next month;
  • you will also be able to recover 100% of expenses for the second full calendar month with MegaFon;
  • from the beginning of the third calendar month of cooperation, you will be able to return 20% of the costs monthly.

We got down to business, as we see, very seriously, and a spectacular tariff showcase is the best confirmation of this. Aggressive advertising too. The news promises simply wonderful cashback conditions, a 100% refund of the monthly fee for the first month after connection, and even for the second month, up to 100%. Further on 20%. In principle, cashback from mobile operators is wonderful because it is not quite real money, you can only spend it on communication services. But anyway, since you use the operator’s services or are going to use them, thanks to the cashback you will be able to spend significantly less than your real money on a monthly fee and other cellular joys. You can read more about the MegaFon cashback program on special pages here, delve into it.

Of course, only new subscribers will receive the coveted 100% cashback for the first month, but the old ones are also not offended: those who switched to one of these three tariffs begin to receive 20% cashback from the moment they switch. The main thing is not to forget to click the "Become a member" button, i.e. register in the program.

Block spam calls in MTS

You can say I am writing at your request in the comments, although the topic itself is interesting. With voice telephone spam, we in Russia have not yet grown up to the United States, where the problem is recognized as a national one. And there is seriously discussed the question of whether mobile operators have the moral and legal right to take money for blocking advertising calls on the phone. Discussed at the level of Congress, government and local state legislators. It seems that there it really has already "got to the liver" of everyone. In Moscow, all this is still at the level of philosophical tolerance, in total 3-7 calls a week to all four operators I consider a more or less acceptable “tax” and I do not use obscene expressions. I politely ask you not to call again, knowing full well that they will still call (emoticon).

News with the title "MTS will help block spam calls", read here, quote:

“Spam Call Blocking” service will save you from unwanted calls from spammers and scammers whose numbers are marked as suspicious. MTS identifies such numbers online and adds them to the current spam database. Suspicious calls are blocked at the network level, which does not require the installation of additional programs. Spam call blocking service can be activated on any mobile phone.

How to connect. By command *230#, in the Personal Account or in the My MTS application. For new users of the “Spam Call Blocking” service, there is a free promo period of 7 days. Further, the cost of the service will be 1 rub./day.

The price tag of 30 rubles / month does not look excessive, and this is a payment for real work on monitoring and promptly entering “bad” numbers into the database. And you yourself perfectly understand that it is the operator with his technical capabilities, if desired, who can best cope with such work. Of the non-obvious advantages - the complete absence of the need for Internet access in a smartphone. Actually, the smartphone itself is also not needed in case of filtering on the operator’s side, it works on any “button”. There are software alternatives, including free ones, and the choice, of course, is up to the user. In addition to the financial aspect, psychology also works here: many of us like to control everything on our own, even in cases where there is nothing special to set up and control.

For a detailed description of the service, see here. Of the available settings - only viewing blocked (and trying to call you) numbers, plus the ability to unblock the numbers you need manually. I want everything "by myself!" without any "services" of greedy operators? Yes, for God's sake, no one is forcing anyone to do anything. If my mother were alive, I would 100% connect such a service to her, otherwise she would periodically take out my brain on the topic of great financial opportunities, which only the elite know about. And good people just called her and made her happy by being elected to the circle of the elite, sorry for the tautology.

About Trojans, disappeared money and Sberbank

This time it's about money, "disappearing" in a good way. The theme itself has been repeatedly and unanimously “frayed” by all of us. The bad uncle-intruder infiltrates smartphones with his Trojan and devastates the accounts of defenseless Sberbank customers. More often - it is the clients of Sberbank due to its unconditional popularity. It turns out that in all this there are subtleties not noticed by most users. Subtleties, oddly enough, in our favor! It happens.

I was digging through the Sberbank application and stumbled upon it by accident. Fir-trees-sticks, yes, this is the hit of the season! Stupidly, with almost one click, you can remove all information about a specific deposit from the Sberbank and Sberbank Online application, now not a single Trojan will get to this data. And even if he gets there, he won’t be able to do anything, any operations on this deposit become available only at the Sberbank office. I doubt very much that we will see advertising for this feature on street boarders and even on the Internet. After all, it is much more important for the mobile population to learn about the restaurant preferences of a Sberbank shareholder than about the opportunity deeply hidden in the application to secure “their own” in advance! But at least you take note and use this option properly, it's a good thing.

MegaFon is now #1

Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the names of the MegaFon Fastest network that appeared on phone displays. As I already wrote, “You can’t praise yourself. ”, a review including on this topic here. Snide comments like “Did MegaFon pass the FAS test?” also enough, how could it be without it. Actually, I don't mind at all and willingly believe that, in general, MegaFon really demonstrates the best speed characteristics today. It's no secret that the company really "invested" heavily in network modernization, plus the money spent on the purchase of Yota with its frequencies begins to bring real dividends. Now the strategic foresight of the then decision is already clear, and at the time of the purchase it seemed almost like a “squandering of people's property”, I remember from my own feelings.

Actually, my only serious complaint about this "rebranding" of the name was the graphical clumsiness of the solution. Too long and did not fit in the allotted space on the screens of smartphones, the ticker was annoying. It is unlikely that the operator reacted specifically to my comments, rather, to the totality of many complaints. But he reacted. And now, in the 4G network, MegaFon subscribers will be able to watch the name of the network “MegaFon #1” on the screens of their devices. Neatly and without any "creeping lines", bingo! I like to refer to neutral sources, so take a look at the Interfax material here. Also not ideal. Someone will not understand at all what this is about, someone will perceive it as information that the MegaFon SIM card is installed in slot number 1. Do they exist in nature, these ideal solutions?