Operators: news fine print

Traditional "news feed inside out". In a sense, the "wrong side" of already and not yet published news, which always looks extremely positive. But in fact, they are not always the case. Although there is good news without any “ifs”. This time, a selection of representatives of both varieties was formed, and “who is who” - judge for yourself.

Beeline: All "Our Country" for only 50 rubles...

We read the news here, quote: "Very soon we will be glad to offer you a new service that will allow you to save significantly when traveling around Russia."

Not yet published in printed form description of the service:

“Beeline gives you the opportunity to save a lot on trips around Russia. After all, now, by activating the Our Country service, you will not have to pay for incoming calls. The cost of service connection is 50 rubles including VAT, the subscription fee is not charged until July 1, 2009. The service is available to all Beeline subscribers of prepaid and postpaid payment systems and is valid throughout Beeline intranet roaming.

Because the description has not yet been published in the official media, the above text cannot be considered the final version. Although the short number for connecting the service (0636) is now being pronounced exactly, but the autoinformer “can’t be sewn into the case”. Given the female timbre of the voice, this is in the truest sense of the word “OBS agency”. Okay, let's wait and see.

From the preliminary description, it is obvious that the cost of outgoing calls and other services in intranet roaming does not change, connected for 50 rubles. "Our country" provides only free incoming calls. But this is also a lot, I don’t remember anything similar to public offers from other operators. Of course, special business class fares do not count. All this is very cool and Beeline once again confirmed its well-deserved reputation as an operator with attractive rates in intra-network roaming, especially with "fair" home rates in neighboring regions. What is good is good, do not say anything. But a logical question arises with a potential fraud in the long distance. Presumably, the service will have restrictions on the number of minutes of free incoming calls. In general, we are waiting for the official description of this extremely interesting proposal.

…and Favorite Country is much more expensive

A detailed description of another new service can be found here. The essence of the offer is a 50% discount on calls to a certain selected country.

The description of the service was cleverly written, I had to call the contact center and clarify. On the “Connection” tab, “the full subscriber number of the selected country” appears everywhere, which in itself causes slight suspicion. You never know what marketers have invented this time with their legally impeccable formulations, what if “Beloved Country” means a certain number in this country? And on the “Description” tab, you understand that the suspicions were not unfounded, because “Change of number - 15 rubles” is written in black and white. Fortunately, according to the girl from the contact center, the service applies to all numbers in the country, both fixed and mobile. And the item "Change of number" should be read as "Change of the country". Such is the story with geography.

To be honest, I don't have a very good idea of ​​the consumer of this service. For instance. for a subscription fee of 150 rubles per month, we get the opportunity to call at 6 rubles per minute. to Beeline phone numbers in a certain CIS country or 12 rubles per minute. to landline phones in one of the CIS countries. At the same time, on the “Welcome” tariff, we can do the same, but more than two times cheaper. In addition, without any subscription fee and restrictions on the number of "favorite" countries. Where is the logic? Suppose a person is too lazy to mess with an extra SIM card for the sake of a couple of calls per month, but in this case there is no need to pay 150 rubles a month. subscribers. With calls to European countries at a "super-preferential" price of 17.5 rubles per minute. even more fun. Those who call a lot and often will not pay 150 rubles / month for the opportunity to call five times more expensive than from the same “Single” MegaFon, but pay a subscriber for a couple of calls a month? It's cheaper to just call. It seems to me that the service is designed for those who are not familiar with the tariffs and prices for long-distance communication at all, but carefully look around in search of the word "Discount". And here as much as 50% off, fantastic savings!

MegaFon-Moscow: I ate a beaver and saved a tree

It's useful to check the balance sometimes, sometimes you learn a lot of interesting things. This time we were reminded of the upcoming Green Subbotnik, which has already become an annual tradition. Quote from the news description:

“…By sending SMS to a special number, subscribers participate in the greening of Moscow. The funds raised as part of the campaign will be used to purchase seedlings of young trees for the community work day, which will be held on April 25 in the center of Moscow. At this event, the most active participants of the SMS promotion will receive valuable prizes and the honorary right to plant a personal tree in the company of famous people. MegaFon subscribers can already contribute to improving the ecology of their hometown: it is enough to send an SMS with any text to 5050. The cost of sending a message is 5 rubles, including VAT. The promotion runs until April 15 inclusive. The ten participants who sent the most "green" SMS will receive iconic iPhone 3G smartphones as a prize.

Regarding the purchase prices for the "cult" iPhones, it is better to contact Eldar, I would guess 13-14 thousand rubles. Will five-ruble SMS-ki pay for prizes, seedlings and other considerable expenses for this event? Ecological operator altruism in its purest form? Not at all. On a special page, you can watch the rating of SMS-marathon participants in real time. And what are we seeing there? And we are seeing that the first few competitors will soon fully compensate the operator for the purchase of prizes. And there are still 10 days left until the end of the promotion, and I have little doubt that the winners will at least pay their prizes at cost. And how many other participants who sent several dozen SMS and decided to leave the race? My mouse is tired of clicking on the "next page" icon. So you don’t have to worry about the fate of the seedlings and long live the environment!

P.S. At the end of each published news, we see the link "Discuss on the forum", which is great. But I am tormented by unhealthy curiosity: how did all these people manage to get into the forum? I registered two months ago and my candidacy is still meticulously studied and considered. By God, it's easier to get a passport. I won’t go there anymore, I’m tired of reading the menacingly ambiguous “You can’t write.”

Where is the money, Zin?

Really, where is the money? As it turned out, on Friday, April 3 (Friday again!) It was contraindicated to replenish the account. After lying on the balance sheet for half an hour or an hour, the money disappeared without a trace, involuntarily forcing one to recall the legendary slogan “Varuit. ". Strictly speaking, not entirely without a trace, in the "Payments" section of the Service Guide, the missing amount continued to be listed. At least some consolation for those who guessed to look into this section. The finances that disappeared in the depths of billing again materialized on personal accounts in the late afternoon. I suspect that many of them could not call because of this, sadly. Some victims terrorized the contact center (the response time was https://cars45.co.ke/listing/mazda/premacy/ 2006 over 10 minutes), others must have kicked innocent payment terminals.

Speaking of terminals. I did not notice the moment from which QIWI terminals unanimously moved to an interest-free threshold of 500 rubles. when replenishing the "Personal Account". More precisely, 499 rubles, but this is a purely technical detail. I have a bad idea of ​​the opportunity to feed 9 rubles to the terminal, except to hammer coins into the slot with my fist. Personally, this interest-free loan does not bother me very much (it will still be spent), and sometimes you need to deposit a small, but strictly defined amount to the penny. However, I suspect that the majority of those who pay "will not run away from the gift" and will donate 3% of the commission. The crisis and "optimization of payments" for our convenience, nothing can be done. This is even more divine, recently I saw in the MB report the amount of 87.59, which was clearly formed when replenishing the account with a hundred-ruble bill.

MTS: Voice mail only for a subscriber

The eye involuntarily "hooked" an advertising banner on the floor of the screen: I wonder if it's a temporary promotion or a gift for business users? The casket opened after reading the fine print: “The fee for connecting and listening to messages by number 0860 is canceled only when using the “Secretary class voice mail” service while in the home network. Connection to the “Voice Mail” service of the “Autoresponder” class has been terminated.”

You can read a detailed description of the service here, the essence of the advertised innovation: the "budget" version of voice mail is canceled, the subscription fee for using the service is 70 rubles. per month. But now "listening to messages in your voice mailbox is completely free!". I love the subtle cynicism of advertisers-marketers. If Mosgortrans undertakes to adopt useful experience, then bright banners with the inscription “We have canceled the fare!” will appear on the sides of the buses. With a note in small print: “On the condition of purchasing a monthly pass. Ticket sales for one trip have been discontinued." Pah-pah-pah over the left shoulder, I wouldn’t croak.

MTS-Bonus: we are waiting with interest. We've been waiting for a long time

A program that was supposed to materialize, if I'm not mistaken, on the first of April. If I understand correctly, "MTS-Bonus" is being introduced instead of "MTS Extra", all users of this "Extra" received an SMS warning about the need to spend honestly earned bonuses before March 31. Quote:

“From March 31, 2009, the rules, conditions for participation and the name of the MTS Extra program will change. The new rules will open up a wide range of opportunities for you in the program. Please note that all points earned and not used by you in the program will be canceled on March 31st. Hurry up to exchange points for prizes.

The MTS-Extra website is still alive and well, although it no longer (?) appears in the list of bonus programs. "MTS-Bonus" is also not on the list, apparently, the transition period from one program to another. The peculiarity of MTS-Extra was to provide bonuses for using additional services. If you believe the description of "MTS-Bonus" that appeared a few days ago in our forum, in the new program, reward points will be issued for using any communication services. I wonder what exactly and at what rate these points can be exchanged? See below for a preliminary (unofficial) description. So to speak, for familiarization and taking note.

“MTS Bonus” is a real gift from MTS to its active subscribers. Now you have the opportunity to receive rewards for using MTS communication services. The program gives you the opportunity to receive rewards simply for being MTS network subscribers. Register for free, use communication services and exchange bonus points for rewards. Take part in the new bonus program, and your attention to loved ones will be rewarded!

The rules for accumulating points are quite simple:

  • Every 5 rubles spent on MTS communication services = 1 point.
  • To start calculating points, you need to spend a certain amount on MTS communication services during the month (150 rubles for Moscow and the region)
  • Points are awarded to program participants for all MTS communication services!
  • All your expenses for communication, mobile data, MMS and SMS messages are converted into bonus points.

“MTS Bonus” is profitable! By participating in the program, you get extra minutes and SMS as rewards. The program is available to individuals, subscribers on all tariff plans, as well as individual entrepreneurs and members of the "Own Circle" program.

Operators: news fine print

Traditional "news feed inside out". In a sense, the "wrong side" of already and not yet published news, which always looks extremely positive. But in reality, they are not always the case. Although there is good news without any “if”. This time, a selection of representatives of both varieties was formed, and “who is who” - judge for yourself.

Beeline: All "Our Country" for only 50 rubles...

We read the news here, quote: "Very soon we will be glad to offer you a new service that will allow you to save significantly when traveling around Russia."

Not yet published in printed form description of the service:

“Beeline gives you the opportunity to save a lot on trips around Russia. After all, now, by activating the Our Country service, you will not have to pay for incoming calls. The cost of service connection is 50 rubles including VAT, the subscription fee is not charged until July 1, 2009. The service is available to all Beeline subscribers of prepaid and postpaid payment systems and is valid throughout Beeline intranet roaming.

Because the description has not yet been published in the official media, the above text cannot be considered the final version. Although the short number for connecting the service (0636) is now being pronounced exactly, but the autoinformer “can’t be sewn into the case”. Given the female timbre of the voice, this is in the truest sense of the word “OBS agency”. Okay, let's wait and see.

From the preliminary description, it is obvious that the cost of outgoing calls and other services in intranet roaming does not change, connected for 50 rubles. "Our country" provides only free incoming calls. But this is also a lot, I don’t remember anything similar to public offers from other operators. Of course, special business class fares do not count. All this is very cool and Beeline once again confirmed its well-deserved reputation as an operator with attractive rates in intra-network roaming, especially with "fair" home rates in neighboring regions. What is good is good, do not say anything. But a logical question arises with a potential fraud in the long distance. Presumably, the service will have restrictions on the number of minutes of free incoming calls. In general, we are waiting for the official description of this extremely interesting proposal.

…and Favorite Country is much more expensive

A detailed description of another new service can be found here. The essence of the offer is a 50% discount on calls to a certain selected country.

The description of the service was cleverly written, I had to call the contact center and clarify. On the “Connection” tab, “the full subscriber number of the selected country” appears everywhere, which in itself causes slight suspicion. You never know what marketers have invented this time with their legally impeccable formulations, what if “Beloved Country” means a certain number in this country? And on the “Description” tab, you understand that the suspicions were not unfounded, because “Change of number - 15 rubles” is written in black and white. Fortunately, according to the girl from the contact center, the service applies to all numbers in the country, both fixed and mobile. And the paragraph "Change of number" should be read as "Change of the country". Such is the story with geography.

To be honest, I don't have a very good idea of ​​the consumer of this service. For instance. for a subscription fee of 150 rubles per month, we get the opportunity to call at 6 rubles per minute. to Beeline phone numbers in a certain CIS country or 12 rubles per minute. to landline phones in one of the CIS countries. At the same time, on the “Welcome” tariff, we can do the same, but more than two times cheaper. In addition, without any subscription fee and restrictions on the number of "favorite" countries. Where is the logic? Suppose a person is too lazy to mess with an extra SIM card for the sake of a couple of calls per month, but in this case there is no need to pay 150 rubles a month. subscribers. With calls to European countries at a "super-preferential" price of 17.5 rubles per minute. even more fun. Those who call a lot and often will not pay 150 rubles / month for the opportunity to call five times more expensive than from the same “Single” MegaFon, but pay a subscriber for a couple of calls a month? It's cheaper to just call. It seems to me that the service is designed for those who are not familiar with the tariffs and prices for long-distance communication at all, but carefully look around in search of the word "Discount". And here as much as 50% off, fantastic savings!

MegaFon-Moscow: I ate a beaver and saved a tree

It's useful to check the balance sometimes, sometimes you learn a lot of interesting things. This time we were reminded of the upcoming Green Subbotnik, which has already become an annual tradition. Quote from the news description:

“…By sending SMS to a special number, subscribers participate in the greening of Moscow. The funds raised as part of the campaign will be used to purchase seedlings of young trees for the community work day, which will be held on April 25 in the center of Moscow. At this event, the most active participants of the SMS promotion will receive valuable prizes and the honorary right to plant a personal tree in the company of famous people. MegaFon subscribers can already contribute to improving the ecology of their hometown: it is enough to send an SMS with any text to 5050. The cost of sending a message is 5 rubles, including VAT. The promotion runs until April 15 inclusive. The ten participants who sent the most "green" SMS will receive iconic iPhone 3G smartphones as a prize.

Regarding the purchase prices for the "cult" iPhones, it is better to contact Eldar, I would guess 13-14 thousand rubles. Will five-ruble SMS-ki pay for prizes, seedlings and other considerable expenses for this event? Ecological operator altruism in its purest form? Not at all. On a special page, you can watch the rating of SMS-marathon participants in real time. And what are we seeing there? And we are seeing that the first few competitors will soon fully compensate the operator for the purchase of prizes. And there are still 10 days left until the end of the promotion, and I have little doubt that the winners will at least pay their prizes at cost. And how many other participants who sent several dozen SMS and decided to leave the race? My mouse is tired of clicking on the "next page" icon. So you don’t have to worry about the fate of the seedlings and long live the environment!

P.S. At the end of each published news, we see the link "Discuss on the forum", which is great. But I am tormented by unhealthy curiosity: how did all these people manage to get into the forum? I registered two months ago and my candidacy is still meticulously studied and considered. By God, it's easier to get a passport. I won’t go there anymore, I’m tired of reading the menacingly ambiguous “You can’t write.”

Where is the money, Zin?

Really, where is the money? As it turned out, on Friday, April 3 (Friday again!) It was contraindicated to replenish the account. After lying on the balance sheet for half an hour or an hour, the money disappeared without a trace, involuntarily forcing one to recall the legendary slogan “Varuit. ". Strictly speaking, not entirely without a trace, in the "Payments" section of the Service Guide, the missing amount continued to be listed. At least some consolation for those who guessed to look into this section. The finances that disappeared in the depths of billing again materialized on personal accounts in the late afternoon. I suspect that many of them could not call because of this, sadly. Some victims terrorized the contact center (the response time was https://cars45.co.ke/listing/mazda/premacy/ 2006 over 10 minutes), others must have kicked innocent payment terminals.

Speaking of terminals. I did not notice the moment from which QIWI terminals unanimously moved to an interest-free threshold of 500 rubles. when replenishing the "Personal Account". More precisely, 499 rubles, but this is a purely technical detail. I have a bad idea of ​​the opportunity to feed 9 rubles to the terminal, except to hammer coins into the slot with my fist. Personally, this interest-free loan does not bother me very much (it will still be spent), and sometimes you need to deposit a small, but strictly defined amount to the penny. However, I suspect that the majority of those who pay "will not run away from the gift" and will donate 3% of the commission. The crisis and "optimization of payments" for our convenience, nothing can be done. This is even more divine, recently I saw in the MB report the amount of 87.59, which was clearly formed when replenishing the account with a hundred-ruble bill.

MTS: Voice mail only for a subscriber

The eye involuntarily "hooked" an advertising banner on the floor of the screen: I wonder if it's a temporary promotion or a gift for business users? The casket opened after reading the fine print: “The fee for connecting and listening to messages by number 0860 is canceled only when using the “Secretary class voice mail” service while in the home network. Connection to the “Voice Mail” service of the “Autoresponder” class has been terminated.”

You can read a detailed description of the service here, the essence of the advertised innovation: the "budget" version of voice mail is canceled, the subscription fee for using the service is 70 rubles. per month. But now "listening to messages in your voice mailbox is completely free!". I love the subtle cynicism of advertisers-marketers. If Mosgortrans undertakes to adopt useful experience, then bright banners with the inscription “We have canceled the fare!” will appear on the sides of the buses. With a note in small print: “On the condition of purchasing a monthly pass. Ticket sales for one trip have been discontinued." Pah-pah-pah over the left shoulder, I wouldn’t croak.

MTS-Bonus: we are waiting with interest. We've been waiting for a long time

A program that was supposed to materialize, if I'm not mistaken, on the first of April. If I understand correctly, "MTS-Bonus" is being introduced instead of "MTS Extra", all users of this "Extra" received an SMS warning about the need to spend honestly earned bonuses before March 31. Quote:

“From March 31, 2009, the rules, conditions for participation and the name of the MTS Extra program will change. The new rules will open up a wide range of opportunities for you in the program. Please note that all points earned and not used by you in the program will be canceled on March 31st. Hurry up to exchange points for prizes.

The MTS-Extra website is still alive and well, although it no longer (?) appears in the list of bonus programs. "MTS-Bonus" is also not on the list, apparently, the transition period from one program to another. The peculiarity of MTS-Extra was to provide bonuses for using additional services. If you believe the description of "MTS-Bonus" that appeared a few days ago in our forum, in the new program, reward points will be issued for using any communication services. I wonder what exactly and at what rate these points can be exchanged? See below for a preliminary (unofficial) description. So to speak, for familiarization and taking note.

“MTS Bonus” is a real gift from MTS to its active subscribers. Now you have the opportunity to receive rewards for using MTS communication services. The program gives you the opportunity to receive rewards simply for being MTS network subscribers. Register for free, use communication services and exchange bonus points for rewards. Take part in the new bonus program, and your attention to loved ones will be rewarded!

The rules for accumulating points are quite simple:

  • Every 5 rubles spent on MTS communication services = 1 point.
  • To start calculating points, you need to spend a certain amount on MTS communication services during the month (150 rubles for Moscow and the region)
  • Points are awarded to program participants for all MTS communication services!
  • All your expenses for communication, mobile data, MMS and SMS messages are converted into bonus points.

“MTS Bonus” is profitable! By participating in the program, you get extra minutes and SMS as rewards. The program is available to individuals, subscribers on all tariff plans, as well as individual entrepreneurs and members of the "Own Circle" program.

Operators: news fine print

Traditional "news feed inside out". In a sense, the "wrong side" of already and not yet published news, which always looks extremely positive. But in fact, they are not always the case. Although there is good news without any “ifs”. This time, a selection of representatives of both varieties was formed, and “who is who” - judge for yourself.

Beeline: All "Our Country" for only 50 rubles...

We read the news here, quote: "Very soon we will be glad to offer you a new service that will allow you to save significantly when traveling around Russia."

Not yet published in printed form description of the service:

“Beeline gives you the opportunity to save a lot on trips around Russia. After all, now, by activating the Our Country service, you will not have to pay for incoming calls. The cost of service connection is 50 rubles including VAT, the subscription fee is not charged until July 1, 2009. The service is available to all Beeline subscribers of prepaid and postpaid payment systems and is valid throughout Beeline intranet roaming.

Because the description has not yet been published in the official media, the above text cannot be considered the final version. Although the short number for connecting the service (0636) is now being pronounced exactly, but the autoinformer “can’t be sewn into the case”. Given the female timbre of the voice, this is in the truest sense of the word “OBS agency”. Okay, let's wait and see.

From the preliminary description, it is obvious that the cost of outgoing calls and other services in intranet roaming does not change, connected for 50 rubles. "Our country" provides only free incoming calls. But this is also a lot, I don’t remember anything similar to public offers from other operators. Of course, special business class fares do not count. All this is very cool and Beeline once again confirmed its well-deserved reputation as an operator with attractive rates in intra-network roaming, especially with "fair" home rates in neighboring regions. What is good is good, do not say anything. But a logical question arises with a potential fraud in the long distance. Presumably, the service will have restrictions on the number of minutes of free incoming calls. In general, we are waiting for the official description of this extremely interesting proposal.

…and Favorite Country is much more expensive

A detailed description of another new service can be found here. The essence of the offer is a 50% discount on calls to a certain selected country.

The description of the service was cleverly written, I had to call the contact center and clarify. On the “Connection” tab, “the full subscriber number of the selected country” appears everywhere, which in itself causes slight suspicion. You never know what marketers have invented this time with their legally impeccable formulations, what if “Beloved Country” means a certain number in this country? And on the “Description” tab, you understand that the suspicions were not unfounded, because “Change of number - 15 rubles” is written in black and white. Fortunately, according to the girl from the contact center, the service applies to all numbers in the country, both fixed and mobile. And the paragraph "Change of number" should be read as "Change of the country". Such is the story with geography.

To be honest, I don't have a very good idea of ​​the consumer of this service. For instance. for a subscription fee of 150 rubles per month, we get the opportunity to call at 6 rubles per minute. to Beeline phone numbers in a certain CIS country or 12 rubles per minute. to landline phones in one of the CIS countries. At the same time, on the “Welcome” tariff, we can do the same, but more than two times cheaper. In addition, without any subscription fee and restrictions on the number of "favorite" countries. Where is the logic? Suppose a person is too lazy to mess with an extra SIM card for the sake of a couple of calls per month, but in this case there is no need to pay 150 rubles a month. subscribers. With calls to European countries at a "super-preferential" price of 17.5 rubles per minute. even more fun. Those who call a lot and often will not pay 150 rubles / month for the opportunity to call five times more expensive than from the same “Single” MegaFon, but pay a subscriber for a couple of calls a month? It's cheaper to just call. It seems to me that the service is designed for those who are not familiar with the tariffs and prices for long-distance communication at all, but carefully look around in search of the word "Discount". And here as much as 50% off, fantastic savings!

MegaFon-Moscow: I ate a beaver and saved a tree

It's useful to check the balance sometimes, sometimes you learn a lot of interesting things. This time we were reminded of the upcoming Green Subbotnik, which has already become an annual tradition. Quote from the news description:

“…By sending SMS to a special number, subscribers participate in the greening of Moscow. The funds raised as part of the campaign will be used to purchase seedlings of young trees for the community work day, which will be held on April 25 in the center of Moscow. At this event, the most active participants of the SMS promotion will receive valuable prizes and the honorary right to plant a personal tree in the company of famous people. MegaFon subscribers can already contribute to improving the ecology of their hometown: it is enough to send an SMS with any text to 5050. The cost of sending a message is 5 rubles, including VAT. The promotion runs until April 15 inclusive. The ten participants who sent the most "green" SMS will receive iconic iPhone 3G smartphones as a prize.

Regarding the purchase prices for the "cult" iPhones, it is better to contact Eldar, I would guess 13-14 thousand rubles. Will five-ruble SMS-ki pay for prizes, seedlings and other considerable expenses for this event? Ecological operator altruism in its purest form? Not at all. On a special page, you can watch the rating of SMS-marathon participants in real time. And what are we seeing there? And we are seeing that the first few competitors will soon fully compensate the operator for the purchase of prizes. And there are still 10 days left until the end of the promotion, and I have little doubt that the winners will at least pay their prizes at cost. And how many other participants who sent several dozen SMS and decided to leave the race? My mouse is tired of clicking on the "next page" icon. So you don’t have to worry about the fate of the seedlings and long live the environment!

P.S. At the end of each published news, we see the link "Discuss on the forum", which is great. But I am tormented by unhealthy curiosity: how did all these people manage to get into the forum? I registered two months ago and my candidacy is still meticulously studied and considered. By God, it's easier to get a passport. I won’t go there anymore, I’m tired of reading the menacingly ambiguous “You can’t write.”

Where is the money, Zin?

Really, where is the money? As it turned out, on Friday, April 3 (Friday again!) It was contraindicated to replenish the account. After lying on the balance sheet for half an hour or an hour, the money disappeared without a trace, involuntarily forcing one to recall the legendary slogan “Varuit. ". Strictly speaking, not entirely without a trace, in the "Payments" section of the Service Guide, the missing amount continued to be listed. At least some consolation for those who guessed to look into this section. The finances that disappeared in the depths of billing again materialized on personal accounts in the late afternoon. I suspect that many of them could not call because of this, sadly. Some victims terrorized the contact center (the response time was https://cars45.co.ke/listing/mazda/premacy/ 2006 over 10 minutes), others must have kicked innocent payment terminals.

Speaking of terminals. I did not notice the moment from which QIWI terminals unanimously moved to an interest-free threshold of 500 rubles. when replenishing the "Personal Account". More precisely, 499 rubles, but this is a purely technical detail. I have a bad idea of ​​the opportunity to feed 9 rubles to the terminal, except to hammer coins into the slot with my fist. Personally, this interest-free loan does not bother me very much (it will still be spent), and sometimes you need to deposit a small, but strictly defined amount to the penny. However, I suspect that the majority of those who pay "will not run away from the gift" and will donate 3% of the commission. The crisis and "optimization of payments" for our convenience, nothing can be done. This is even more divine, recently I saw in the MB report the amount of 87.59, which was clearly formed when replenishing the account with a hundred-ruble bill.

MTS: Voice mail only for a subscriber

The eye involuntarily "hooked" an advertising banner on the floor of the screen: I wonder if it's a temporary promotion or a gift for business users? The casket opened after reading the fine print: “The fee for connecting and listening to messages by number 0860 is canceled only when using the “Secretary class voice mail” service while in the home network. Connection to the “Voice Mail” service of the “Autoresponder” class has been terminated.”

You can read a detailed description of the service here, the essence of the advertised innovation: the "budget" version of voice mail is canceled, the subscription fee for using the service is 70 rubles. per month. But now "listening to messages in your voice mailbox is completely free!". I love the subtle cynicism of advertisers-marketers. If Mosgortrans undertakes to adopt useful experience, then bright banners with the inscription “We have canceled the fare!” will appear on the sides of the buses. With a note in small print: “On the condition of purchasing a monthly pass. Ticket sales for one trip have been discontinued." Pah-pah-pah over the left shoulder, I wouldn’t croak.

MTS-Bonus: we are waiting with interest. We've been waiting for a long time

A program that was supposed to materialize, if I'm not mistaken, on the first of April. If I understand correctly, "MTS-Bonus" is being introduced instead of "MTS Extra", all users of this "Extra" received an SMS warning about the need to spend honestly earned bonuses before March 31. Quote:

“From March 31, 2009, the rules, conditions for participation and the name of the MTS Extra program will change. The new rules will open up a wide range of opportunities for you in the program. Please note that all points earned and not used by you in the program will be canceled on March 31st. Hurry up to exchange points for prizes.

The MTS-Extra website is still alive and well, although it no longer (?) appears in the list of bonus programs. "MTS-Bonus" is also not on the list, apparently, the transition period from one program to another. The peculiarity of MTS-Extra was to provide bonuses for using additional services. If you believe the description of "MTS-Bonus" that appeared a few days ago in our forum, in the new program, reward points will be issued for using any communication services. I wonder what exactly and at what rate these points can be exchanged? See below for a preliminary (unofficial) description. So to speak, for familiarization and taking note.

“MTS Bonus” is a real gift from MTS to its active subscribers. Now you have the opportunity to receive rewards for using MTS communication services. The program gives you the opportunity to receive rewards simply for being MTS network subscribers. Register for free, use communication services and exchange bonus points for rewards. Take part in the new bonus program, and your attention to loved ones will be rewarded!

The rules for accumulating points are quite simple:

  • Every 5 rubles spent on MTS communication services = 1 point.
  • To start calculating points, you need to spend a certain amount on MTS communication services during the month (150 rubles for Moscow and the region)
  • Points are awarded to program participants for all MTS communication services!
  • All your expenses for communication, mobile data, MMS and SMS messages are converted into bonus points.

“MTS Bonus” is profitable! By participating in the program, you get extra minutes and SMS as rewards. The program is available to individuals, subscribers on all tariff plans, as well as individual entrepreneurs and members of the "Own Circle" program.

Operators: news fine print

Traditional "news feed inside out". In a sense, the "wrong side" of already and not yet published news, which always looks extremely positive. But in fact, they are not always the case. Although there is good news without any “ifs”. This time, a selection of representatives of both varieties was formed, and “who is who” - judge for yourself.

Beeline: All "Our Country" for only 50 rubles...

We read the news here, quote: "Very soon we will be glad to offer you a new service that will allow you to save significantly when traveling around Russia."

Not yet published in printed form description of the service:

“Beeline gives you the opportunity to save a lot on trips around Russia. After all, now, by activating the Our Country service, you will not have to pay for incoming calls. The cost of service connection is 50 rubles including VAT, the subscription fee is not charged until July 1, 2009. The service is available to all Beeline subscribers of prepaid and postpaid payment systems and is valid throughout Beeline intranet roaming.

Because the description has not yet been published in the official media, the above text cannot be considered the final version. Although the short number for connecting the service (0636) is now being pronounced exactly, but the autoinformer “can’t be sewn into the case”. Given the female timbre of the voice, this is in the truest sense of the word “OBS agency”. Okay, let's wait and see.

From the preliminary description, it is obvious that the cost of outgoing calls and other services in intranet roaming does not change, connected for 50 rubles. "Our country" provides only free incoming calls. But this is also a lot, I don’t remember anything similar to public offers from other operators. Of course, special business class fares do not count. All this is very cool and Beeline once again confirmed its well-deserved reputation as an operator with attractive rates in intra-network roaming, especially with "fair" home rates in neighboring regions. What is good is good, do not say anything. But a logical question arises with a potential fraud in the long distance. Presumably, the service will have restrictions on the number of minutes of free incoming calls. In general, we are waiting for the official description of this extremely interesting proposal.

…and Favorite Country is much more expensive

A detailed description of another new service can be found here. The essence of the offer is a 50% discount on calls to a certain selected country.

The description of the service was cleverly written, I had to call the contact center and clarify. On the “Connection” tab, “the full subscriber number of the selected country” appears everywhere, which in itself causes slight suspicion. You never know what marketers have invented this time with their legally impeccable formulations, what if “Beloved Country” means a certain number in this country? And on the “Description” tab, you understand that the suspicions were not unfounded, because “Change of number - 15 rubles” is written in black and white. Fortunately, according to the girl from the contact center, the service applies to all numbers in the country, both fixed and mobile. And the item "Change of number" should be read as "Change of the country". Such is the story with geography.

To be honest, I don't have a very good idea of ​​the consumer of this service. For instance. for a subscription fee of 150 rubles per month, we get the opportunity to call at 6 rubles per minute. to Beeline phone numbers in a certain CIS country or 12 rubles per minute. to landline phones in one of the CIS countries. At the same time, on the “Welcome” tariff, we can do the same, but more than two times cheaper. In addition, without any subscription fee and restrictions on the number of "favorite" countries. Where is the logic? Suppose a person is too lazy to mess with an extra SIM card for the sake of a couple of calls per month, but in this case there is no need to pay 150 rubles a month. subscribers.With calls to European countries at a "super-preferential" price of 17.5 rubles per minute. even more fun. Those who call a lot and often will not pay 150 rubles / month for the opportunity to call five times more expensive than from the same “Single” MegaFon, but pay a subscriber for a couple of calls a month? It's cheaper to just call. It seems to me that the service is designed for those who are not familiar with the tariffs and prices for long-distance communication at all, but carefully look around in search of the word "Discount". And here as much as 50% off, fantastic savings!

MegaFon-Moscow: I ate a beaver and saved a tree

It's useful to check the balance sometimes, sometimes you learn a lot of interesting things. This time we were reminded of the upcoming Green Subbotnik, which has already become an annual tradition. Quote from the news description:

“…By sending SMS to a special number, subscribers participate in the greening of Moscow. The funds raised as part of the campaign will be used to purchase seedlings of young trees for the community work day, which will be held on April 25 in the center of Moscow. At this event, the most active participants of the SMS promotion will receive valuable prizes and the honorary right to plant a personal tree in the company of famous people. MegaFon subscribers can already contribute to improving the ecology of their hometown: it is enough to send an SMS with any text to 5050. The cost of sending a message is 5 rubles, including VAT. The promotion runs until April 15 inclusive. The ten participants who sent the most "green" SMS will receive iconic iPhone 3G smartphones as a prize.

Where is the money, Zin?

Really, where is the money? As it turned out, on Friday, April 3 (Friday again!) It was contraindicated to replenish the account. After lying on the balance sheet for half an hour or an hour, the money disappeared without a trace, involuntarily forcing one to recall the legendary slogan “Varuit. ". Strictly speaking, not completely without a trace, in the "Payments" section of the Service Guide, the missing amount continued to be listed. At least some consolation for those who guessed to look into this section. The finances that disappeared in the depths of billing again materialized on personal accounts in the late afternoon. I suspect that many of them could not call because of this, sadly. Some victims terrorized the contact center (the response time was https://cars45.co.ke/listing/mazda/premacy/2006 more than 10 minutes), others probably kicked innocent payment terminals.

Really, where is the money? As it turned out, on Friday, April 3 (Friday again!) It was contraindicated to replenish the account. After lying on the balance sheet for half an hour or an hour, the money disappeared without a trace, involuntarily forcing one to recall the legendary slogan “Varuit. ". Strictly speaking, not completely without a trace, in the "Payments" section of the Service Guide, the missing amount continued to be listed. At least some consolation for those who guessed to look into this section. The finances that disappeared in the depths of billing again materialized on personal accounts in the late afternoon. I suspect that many of them could not call because of this, sadly. Some victims terrorized the contact center (the waiting time for a response was https://cars45.co.ke/listing/mazda/premacy/2006 https://cars45.co.ke/listing/mazda/premacy/2006 more than 10 minutes), others must have kicked innocent payment terminals.

Speaking of terminals. I did not notice the moment from which QIWI terminals unanimously moved to an interest-free threshold of 500 rubles. when replenishing the "Personal Account". More precisely, 499 rubles, but this is a purely technical detail. I have a bad idea of ​​the opportunity to feed 9 rubles to the terminal, except to hammer coins into the slot with my fist. Personally, this interest-free loan does not bother me very much (it will still be spent), and sometimes you need to deposit a small, but strictly defined amount to the penny. However, I suspect that the majority of those who pay "will not run away from the gift" and will donate 3% of the commission. The crisis and "optimization of payments" for our convenience, nothing can be done. This is even more divine, recently I saw in the MB report the amount of 87.59, which was clearly formed when replenishing the account with a hundred-ruble bill.

MTS: Voice mail only for a subscriber

The eye involuntarily "hooked" an advertising banner on the floor of the screen: I wonder if it's a temporary promotion or a gift for business users? The casket opened after reading the fine print: “The fee for connecting and listening to messages by number 0860 is canceled only when using the “Secretary class voice mail” service while in the home network. Connection to the “Voice Mail” service of the “Autoresponder” class has been terminated.”

You can read a detailed description of the service here, the essence of the advertised innovation: the "budget" version of voice mail is canceled, the subscription fee for using the service is 70 rubles. per month. But now "listening to messages in the voice mailbox is completely free!". I love the subtle cynicism of advertisers-marketers. If Mosgortrans undertakes to adopt useful experience, then bright banners with the inscription “We have canceled the fare!” will appear on the sides of the buses. With a note in small print: “On the condition of purchasing a monthly pass. Ticket sales for one trip have been discontinued." Pah-pah-pah over the left shoulder, I wouldn’t croak.

MTS-Bonus: we are waiting with interest. We've been waiting for a long time

A program that was supposed to materialize, if I'm not mistaken, on the first of April. If I understand correctly, "MTS-Bonus" is being introduced instead of "MTS Extra", all users of this "Extra" received an SMS warning about the need to spend honestly earned bonuses before March 31. Quote:

“From March 31, 2009, the rules, conditions for participation and the name of the MTS Extra program will change. The new rules will open up a wide range of opportunities for you in the program. Please note that all points earned and not used by you in the program will be canceled on March 31st. Hurry up to exchange points for prizes.

The MTS-Extra website is still alive and well, although it no longer (?) appears in the list of bonus programs. "MTS-Bonus" is also not on the list, apparently, the transition period from one program to another. The peculiarity of MTS-Extra was to provide bonuses for using additional services. If you believe the description of "MTS-Bonus" that appeared a few days ago in our forum, in the new program, reward points will be issued for using any communication services. I wonder what exactly and at what rate these points can be exchanged? See below for a preliminary (unofficial) description. So to speak, for familiarization and taking note.

“MTS Bonus” is a real gift from MTS to its active subscribers. Now you have the opportunity to receive rewards for using MTS communication services. The program gives you the opportunity to receive rewards simply for being MTS network subscribers. Register for free, use communication services and exchange bonus points for rewards. Take part in the new bonus program, and your attention to loved ones will be rewarded!

The rules for accumulating points are quite simple:

  • Every 5 rubles spent on MTS communication services = 1 point.
  • To start calculating points, you need to spend a certain amount on MTS communication services during the month (150 rubles for Moscow and the region)
  • Points are awarded to program participants for all MTS communication services!
  • All your expenses for communication, mobile data, MMS and SMS messages are converted into bonus points.

“MTS Bonus” is profitable! By participating in the program, you get extra minutes and SMS as rewards. The program is available to individuals, subscribers on all tariff plans, as well as individual entrepreneurs and members of the "Own Circle" program.