"The sanctions proposed by the bill will make it economically unprofitable for mobile operators to delay the implementation of the requirements of the law on portability of telephone numbers, and the inconvenience of the subscriber will be compensated by the means of a slow operator," ITAR-TASS quoted the deputy as saying.

The parliamentarian recalled that from December 1, 2013, the subscriber will be able to keep the mobile phone number when changing the operator (number portability service - Mobile Number Portability, MNP). "Despite the opportunity to make appropriate decisions and prepare during the year, some representatives of the mobile communications industry were not ready to introduce this service from the specified date and insist on postponing the entry into force of the law," Zheleznyak emphasized.

It's just a song, “certain industry representatives weren't ready. ". Unexpectedly, this turned out to be so after our esteemed Ministry of Communications for eight (!) Extra months of bureaucracy and clouded the preparation of documents and decision-making. Even now, three weeks before the announced deadline, there is still a whole bunch of regulatory blunders and ambiguities. For sure, it is only clear that some calls from fixed networks (Russian and foreign) to ported numbers will not go through for a long time after December 1. Finishing and “finishing” will be on the knee in the course of the play, as is customary in our ministries. About three months ago, when officials began to carefully and carefully carry their bright faces around the table, they were plaintively so indignant at the fact that evil and bad operators could already start building and implementing MNP.After all, based on the fact of what has been done and in the course of the problems that arise (“you show us on your fingers!”), It would be easier for the ministry to decide how to describe all this technically and legally. So to say, "Saw Shura, saw, and we'll see if the weight is right." In simple terms, the operators were asked to purchase equipment and materials and start building something. And the ministry will somehow decide later on whether it will be a water tower or a vegetable store.

Our latest review on this topic can be read here, and the current Duma activity strongly resembles a theatrical performance in front of the public and demonstrative "taking action." It is necessary to find the guilty and report, but “they don’t hand over their own”. There is nothing more to comment on here and the mess is indestructible, let's be spectators. And it’s better for the audience, and not the participants, to experiment on your own number in December, I would not advise.

P.S. Out of curiosity, I looked at a powerful reference and information resource specially developed and “noted” in ministerial reports, created to promptly inform citizens about all current events in the field of number portability.

Unfortunately, for more than two months there has been complete silence and splendor, nothing is happening with MNP. Only spammers feel at ease and have already turned the resource into an advertising platform and a collection of movie links. Why not? The place is quiet and cozy, none of the administrators visits for weeks (months?).

About how they cut spam, and from whom chips fly

On November 6, MegaFon launched a previously promised large-scale program to block SMS spam from "illegitimate" aggregators and unidentified mailers. Our material on this topic was published the night before, but this is a temporary coincidence. By many external signs, it was clear that “something was ripening,” and the material was not prepared by chance. But I did not expect such fireworks, honestly.

You can read an explanation of Megaphone here, a couple of quotes:

“From November 5, we began to completely block sms-spam sent to our subscribers from short numbers not identified in the company's network. This will allow us to protect our customers from both advertising spam and fraudulent spam, which can cause financial damage to our subscribers.

Today, some banks have encountered problems with SMS-informing customers. We officially announce that this is not a technical failure in the MegaFon network, the service is working correctly. The problem is on the side of some SMS aggregator companies that did not fulfill the conditions for sending messages to MegaFon subscribers. On September 18, we notified all partners who were required to either enter into a direct contract with us for mailing, or to conclude an agreement with SMS aggregators that have such agreements (the majority of such aggregators).".

At the same time, it turned out that the operator still works through aggregators, and not exclusively under direct contracts with mailers. And then I already wrote about my bewilderment about this, the model with intermediate integrators looked much more reasonable. So it turned out, in the end. But it's not about the scheme. And that any serious breakdown of the existing structure is inevitably accompanied by problems and troubles for the participants. And breaking without serious preparatory work, plus dozens of “last” and “most recent” warnings - even more so. If a dashing horseman decided to mow the weeds in the meadow with a sword and even notified the village council about this in advance, then a peacefully grazing neighbor's goat may be left without ears, or even without a head. For the neighbor does not go to the village council, and the goat cannot read.

The "neighbors" who ignored the announcement are to blame, that's a fact. But goats and other domestic animals are a pity, they are certainly not guilty of anything. And there are more "neighbors" - SMS aggregators, with all their multi-tiered and branched structures, than grass in a meadow. And the trouble with Russian indifference to all sorts of warnings. Plus, it's far from certain that on MegaFon's side everything worked technically flawlessly and as intended.

In general, many people were “put on the ears”, including several banks. It was a sin to laugh at human grief, but I could hardly restrain myself when reading how the secretary sent one-time codes from the "left" phone, and financial transactions were managed through Twitter. And that's right, our people are famous for two talents: to create a problem out of the blue and then quickly find a non-standard solution.

Okay, maybe it will somehow settle down and get better, serious organizations like Alfa-Bank somehow solved the problem with MegaFon in a matter of hours. I don’t know how and whether according to a temporary scheme, but the fact itself testifies to the technical “resolvability”. We will return to this issue after a while, but for now I advise you to take note and not be nervous. I understand that if the child left the house, but “didn’t get to school” (SMS didn’t come from the school turnstile), then the mother’s heart attack is not far away.

By the way, how do you like the new Megafon logo? I couldn't believe it until I saw it on the company's official twitter. Conducted a small blitz test of opinions, the result is not encouraging. From

After 20 reviews, one is conditionally neutral, the rest, let's say, didn't like the new logo very much. But marketers know better and happiness is not in the logo.

Adaptation of spammers to new realities

I don't consider myself a Wang tribe, but many conclusions literally lie on the surface. A few days ago I wrote:

“According to the law, it is impossible (not yet?) to block SMS messages coming from regular phone numbers. The phone number in the header (8495. 8925. ) is just a digital identifier substituted into the message sent through the operator's gateway. But they didn’t send it from him, otherwise the header would have been +7 instead of an eight. Frankly, I do not understand the meaning and essence of these experiments. Even if we assume filtering by identifier, then the "eight" is unlikely to deceive even the dumbest filter.

And here it is, if you please, the "correct" identifier in the header. With all the necessary attributes, including the coveted "plus sign" in front of the seven. It will be a shame to tears if banks and hundreds of other decent organizations suffer from spam filters, and real spammers will bypass all these barriers easily and elegantly.

QIWI confirmation

Recently, in a review, I wrote, among other news, about a five-ruble mark-up of QIWI for replenishing mobile accounts of Beeline, MTS and Ural Rostelecom. The news was posted only in the "Personal Account", and even this page was frankly poorly opened. So, the people doubted and hoped for a mistake or that they “changed their mind”.

No, they haven't changed their minds. Mobile clients have been updated and "pleased us with an improvement" (author's wording) in the form of a five-ruble mark-up for each payment, please note.

Beeline: "Real unlimited" is no longer real?

About a month ago, I remembered the wonderful and actively advertised at that time tariff "Real Unlimited". The original (at the end of the modem review) can be read here, key quote:

“As for the new tariffs, for now I advise you to read the fine print in the notes very carefully. For example, the extremely tempting offer "Real Unlimited" for 590 rubles / month implies the use of torrents strictly from one in the morning until eight in the morning. Personally, I would vote for this option “hands and feet”, but obviously not everyone will like this unlimited. And, if our craftsmen find effective ways to get around these restrictions, then Real Unlimited will not live long..

The tariff was sent to the archive after a little over a month. What else can I say? Only that someday I will be caught and beaten for bad predictions. In the meantime, read Mobile-Review and analyze the best while they give.

By the way, in the new (Beta) version of the Beeline website, this long-suffering "Real Unlimited" appears as a valid package offer with 3 GB of full-speed traffic. Either copy/paste costs, or they are going to make it so for previously connected.

A positive for symmetry is a cheaper 4G modem (now 1,150 rubles, a month ago it was 2,900 rubles) and a new Highway 4G promo package for 495 rubles per month. For this money (of course, plus the purchase of a modem), they promise 10 GB of full-speed traffic per month when buying a kit from a dealer.

When buying the same bundle at Beeline branded sales and service offices, a package of full-speed traffic is promised in the amount of as much as 20 GB per month instead of ten. So, take note and specify the status of the point of sale when buying, “10 gigabytes is not superfluous!”. Take a screenshot of the page with you just in case. Assure Ford Escape 2008 XLT 2WD 2.3 Black I do not offer a screenshot from a lawyer on the eve of the purchase, although-I-I.

Operators: News to news

Many news items are not interesting in themselves, but as clarifications and additions to recent news or past events, it is better to discuss them “in conjunction”. And even the most "independent", at first glance, news looks much more interesting against the backdrop of long-standing events that gave rise to these today's "independent" news.

MNP-detective smoothly turns into a tragicomedy

A great illustration of the saying "it would be funny if it weren't so sad." The State Duma Committee on Information Policy, IT and Communications unanimously recommended that amendments to the law "On Communications" be adopted in the first reading, providing for fines for a donor operator for refusing to port a number. Let me quote CNEWS:

“As the author of the project, vice-speaker of the chamber, Sergei Zheleznyak (United Russia faction), explained to journalists yesterday, the proposal is that “the subscriber will be served by a mobile operator free of charge after the expiration of the period established by the standards for transferring a subscriber number to another operator until actual transfer. This period is now eight days.

"The sanctions proposed by the bill will make it economically unprofitable for mobile operators to delay the implementation of the requirements of the law on portability of telephone numbers, and the inconvenience of the subscriber will be compensated by the means of a slow operator," ITAR-TASS quoted the deputy as saying.

The parliamentarian recalled that from December 1, 2013, the subscriber will be able to keep the mobile phone number when changing the operator (number portability service - Mobile Number Portability, MNP). "Despite the opportunity to make appropriate decisions and prepare during the year, some representatives of the mobile communications industry were not ready to introduce this service from the specified date and insist on postponing the entry into force of the law," Zheleznyak emphasized.

It's just a song, “certain industry representatives weren't ready. ". Unexpectedly, this turned out to be so after our esteemed Ministry of Communications for eight (!) Extra months of bureaucracy and clouded the preparation of documents and decision-making. Even now, three weeks before the announced deadline, there is still a whole bunch of regulatory blunders and ambiguities. For sure, it is only clear that some calls from fixed networks (Russian and foreign) to ported numbers will not go through for a long time after December 1. Finishing and “finishing” will be on the knee in the course of the play, as is customary in our ministries. About three months ago, when officials began to carefully and carefully carry their bright faces around the table, they were plaintively so indignant at the fact that evil and bad operators could already start building and implementing MNP.After all, based on the fact of what has been done and in the course of the problems that arise (“you show us on your fingers!”), It would be easier for the ministry to decide how to describe all this technically and legally. So to say, "Saw Shura, saw, and we'll see if the weight is right." In simple terms, the operators were asked to purchase equipment and materials and start building something. And the ministry will somehow decide later on whether it will be a water tower or a vegetable store.

Our latest review on this topic can be read here, and the current Duma activity strongly resembles a theatrical performance in front of the public and demonstrative "taking action." It is necessary to find the guilty and report, but “they don’t hand over their own”. There is nothing more to comment on here and the mess is indestructible, let's be spectators. And it’s better for the audience, and not the participants, to experiment on your own number in December, I would not advise.

P.S. Out of curiosity, I looked at a powerful reference and information resource specially developed and “noted” in ministerial reports, created to promptly inform citizens about all current events in the field of number portability.

Unfortunately, for more than two months there has been complete silence and splendor, nothing is happening with MNP. Only spammers feel at ease and have already turned the resource into an advertising platform and a collection of movie links. Why not? The place is quiet and cozy, none of the administrators visits for weeks (months?).

About how they cut spam, and from whom chips fly

On November 6, MegaFon launched a previously promised large-scale program to block SMS spam from "illegitimate" aggregators and unidentified mailers. Our material on this topic was published the night before, but this is a temporary coincidence. By many external signs, it was clear that “something was ripening,” and the material was not prepared by chance. But I did not expect such fireworks, honestly.

You can read an explanation of Megaphone here, a couple of quotes:

“From November 5, we began to completely block sms-spam sent to our subscribers from short numbers not identified in the company's network. This will allow us to protect our customers from both advertising spam and fraudulent spam, which can cause financial damage to our subscribers.

Today, some banks have encountered problems with SMS-informing customers. We officially announce that this is not a technical failure in the MegaFon network, the service is working correctly. The problem is on the side of some SMS aggregator companies that did not fulfill the conditions for sending messages to MegaFon subscribers. On September 18, we notified all partners who were required to either enter into a direct contract with us for mailing, or to conclude an agreement with SMS aggregators that have such agreements (the majority of such aggregators).".

At the same time, it turned out that the operator still works through aggregators, and not exclusively under direct contracts with mailers. And then I already wrote about my bewilderment about this, the model with intermediate integrators looked much more reasonable. So it turned out, in the end. But it's not about the scheme. And that any serious breakdown of the existing structure is inevitably accompanied by problems and troubles for the participants. And breaking without serious preparatory work, plus dozens of “last” and “most recent” warnings - even more so. If a dashing horseman decided to mow the weeds in the meadow with a sword and even notified the village council about this in advance, then a peacefully grazing neighbor's goat may be left without ears, or even without a head. For the neighbor does not go to the village council, and the goat cannot read.

The "neighbors" who ignored the announcement are to blame, that's a fact. But goats and other domestic animals are a pity, they are certainly not guilty of anything. And there are more "neighbors" - SMS aggregators, with all their multi-tiered and branched structures, than grass in a meadow. And the trouble with Russian indifference to all sorts of warnings. Plus, it's far from certain that on MegaFon's side everything worked technically flawlessly and as intended.

In general, many people were “put on the ears”, including several banks. It was a sin to laugh at human grief, but I could hardly restrain myself when reading how the secretary sent one-time codes from the "left" phone, and financial transactions were managed through Twitter. And that's right, our people are famous for two talents: to create a problem out of the blue and then quickly find a non-standard solution.

Okay, maybe it will somehow settle down and get better, serious organizations like Alfa-Bank somehow solved the problem with MegaFon in a matter of hours. I don’t know how and whether according to a temporary scheme, but the fact itself testifies to the technical “resolvability”. We will return to this issue after a while, but for now I advise you to take note and not be nervous. I understand that if the child left the house, but “didn’t get to school” (SMS didn’t come from the school turnstile), then the mother’s heart attack is not far away.

By the way, how do you like the new Megafon logo? I couldn't believe it until I saw it on the company's official twitter. Conducted a small blitz test of opinions, the result is not encouraging. From

After 20 reviews, one is conditionally neutral, the rest, let's say, didn't like the new logo very much. But marketers know better and happiness is not in the logo.

Adaptation of spammers to new realities

I don't consider myself a Wang tribe, but many conclusions literally lie on the surface. A few days ago I wrote:

“According to the law, it is impossible (not yet?) to block SMS messages coming from regular phone numbers. The phone number in the header (8495. 8925. ) is just a digital identifier substituted into the message sent through the operator's gateway. But they didn’t send it from him, otherwise the header would have been +7 instead of an eight. Frankly, I do not understand the meaning and essence of these experiments. Even if we assume filtering by identifier, then the "eight" is unlikely to deceive even the dumbest filter.

And here it is, if you please, the "correct" identifier in the header. With all the necessary attributes, including the coveted "plus sign" in front of the seven. It will be a shame to tears if banks and hundreds of other decent organizations suffer from spam filters, and real spammers will bypass all these barriers easily and elegantly.

QIWI confirmation

Recently, in a review, I wrote, among other news, about a five-ruble mark-up of QIWI for replenishing mobile accounts of Beeline, MTS and Ural Rostelecom. The news was posted only in the "Personal Account", and even this page was frankly poorly opened. So, the people doubted and hoped for a mistake or that they “changed their mind”.

No, they haven't changed their minds. Mobile clients have been updated and "pleased us with an improvement" (author's wording) in the form of a five-ruble mark-up for each payment, please note.

Beeline: "Real unlimited" no longer real?

About a month ago, I remembered the wonderful and actively advertised at that time tariff "Real Unlimited". The original (at the end of the modem review) can be read here, key quote:

“As for the new tariffs, for now I advise you to read the fine print in the notes very carefully. For example, the extremely tempting offer "Real Unlimited" for 590 rubles / month implies the use of torrents strictly from one in the morning until eight in the morning. Personally, I would vote for this option “hands and feet”, but obviously not everyone will like this unlimited. And, if our craftsmen find effective ways to get around these restrictions, then Real Unlimited will not live long..

The tariff was sent to the archive after a little over a month. What else can I say? Only that someday I will be caught and beaten for bad predictions. In the meantime, this has not happened, read the Mobile-Review and analyze the best while they give.

By the way, in the new (Beta) version of the Beeline website, this long-suffering "Real Unlimited" appears as a valid package offer with 3 GB of full-speed traffic. Either copy/paste costs, or they are going to make it so for previously connected.

A positive for symmetry is a cheaper 4G modem (now 1,150 rubles, a month ago it was 2,900 rubles) and a new Highway 4G promo package for 495 rubles per month. For this money (of course, plus the purchase of a modem), they promise 10 GB of full-speed traffic per month when buying a kit from a dealer.

When buying the same bundle at Beeline branded sales and service offices, a package of full-speed traffic is promised in the amount of as much as 20 GB per month instead of ten. So, take note and specify the status of the point of sale when buying, “10 gigabytes is not superfluous!”. Take a screenshot of the page with you just in case. Assure Ford Escape 2008 XLT 2WD 2.3 Black I do not offer a screenshot from a lawyer on the eve of the purchase, although-I-I.

Operators: News to news

Many news items are not interesting in themselves, but as clarifications and additions to recent news or past events, it is better to discuss them “in conjunction”. And even the most "independent", at first glance, news looks much more interesting against the backdrop of long-standing events that gave rise to these today's "independent" news.

MNP-detective smoothly turns into a tragicomedy

A great illustration of the saying "it would be funny if it weren't so sad." The State Duma Committee on Information Policy, IT and Communications unanimously recommended that amendments to the law "On Communications" be adopted in the first reading, providing for fines for a donor operator for refusing to port a number. Let me quote CNEWS:

“As the author of the project, vice-speaker of the chamber, Sergei Zheleznyak (United Russia faction), explained to journalists yesterday, the proposal is that “the subscriber will be served by a mobile operator free of charge after the expiration of the period established by the standards for transferring a subscriber number to another operator until actual transfer. This period is now eight days.

"The sanctions proposed by the bill will make it economically unprofitable for mobile operators to delay the implementation of the requirements of the law on portability of telephone numbers, and the inconvenience of the subscriber will be compensated by the means of a slow operator," ITAR-TASS quoted the deputy as saying.

The parliamentarian recalled that from December 1, 2013, the subscriber will be able to keep the mobile phone number when changing the operator (number portability service - Mobile Number Portability, MNP). "Despite the opportunity to make appropriate decisions and prepare during the year, some representatives of the mobile communications industry were not ready to introduce this service from the specified date and insist on postponing the entry into force of the law," Zheleznyak emphasized.

It's just a song, “certain industry representatives weren't ready. ". Unexpectedly, this turned out to be so after our esteemed Ministry of Communications for eight (!) Extra months of bureaucracy and clouded the preparation of documents and decision-making. Even now, three weeks before the announced deadline, there is still a whole bunch of regulatory blunders and ambiguities. For sure, it is only clear that some calls from fixed networks (Russian and foreign) to ported numbers will not go through for a long time after December 1. Finishing and “finishing” will be on the knee in the course of the play, as is customary in our ministries. About three months ago, when officials began to carefully and carefully carry their bright faces around the table, they were plaintively so indignant at the fact that evil and bad operators could already start building and implementing MNP.After all, based on the fact of what has been done and in the course of the problems that arise (“you show us on your fingers!”), It would be easier for the ministry to decide how to describe all this technically and legally. So to say, "Saw Shura, saw, and we'll see if the weight is right." In simple terms, the operators were asked to purchase equipment and materials and start building something. And the ministry will somehow decide later on whether it will be a water tower or a vegetable store.

Our latest review on this topic can be read here, and the current Duma activity strongly resembles a theatrical performance in front of the public and demonstrative "taking action." It is necessary to find the guilty and report, but "they do not hand over their own." There is nothing more to comment on here and the mess is indestructible, let's be spectators. And it’s better for the audience, and not the participants, to experiment on your own number in December, I would not advise.

P.S. Out of curiosity, I looked at a powerful reference and information resource specially developed and “noted” in ministerial reports, created to promptly inform citizens about all current events in the field of number portability.

Unfortunately, for more than two months there has been complete silence and splendor, nothing is happening with MNP. Only spammers feel at ease and have already turned the resource into an advertising platform and a collection of movie links. Why not? The place is quiet and cozy, none of the administrators visits for weeks (months?).

About how they cut spam, and from whom chips fly

On November 6, MegaFon launched a previously promised large-scale program to block SMS spam from "illegitimate" aggregators and unidentified mailers. Our material on this topic was published the night before, but this is a temporary coincidence. By many external signs, it was clear that “something was ripening,” and the material was not prepared by chance. But I did not expect such fireworks, honestly.

You can read an explanation of Megaphone here, a couple of quotes:

“From November 5, we began to completely block sms-spam sent to our subscribers from short numbers not identified in the company's network. This will allow us to protect our customers from both advertising spam and fraudulent spam, which can cause financial damage to our subscribers.

Today, some banks have encountered problems with SMS-informing customers. We officially announce that this is not a technical failure in the MegaFon network, the service is working correctly. The problem is on the side of some SMS aggregator companies that did not fulfill the conditions for sending messages to MegaFon subscribers. On September 18, we notified all partners who were required to either enter into a direct contract with us for mailing, or to conclude an agreement with SMS aggregators that have such agreements (the majority of such aggregators).".

At the same time, it turned out that the operator still works through aggregators, and not exclusively under direct contracts with mailers. And then I already wrote about my bewilderment about this, the model with intermediate integrators looked much more reasonable. So it turned out, in the end. But it's not about the scheme. And that any serious breakdown of the existing structure is inevitably accompanied by problems and troubles for the participants. And breaking without serious preparatory work, plus dozens of “last” and “most recent” warnings - even more so. If a dashing horseman decided to mow the weeds in the meadow with a sword and even notified the village council about this in advance, then a peacefully grazing neighbor's goat may be left without ears, or even without a head. For the neighbor does not go to the village council, and the goat cannot read.

The "neighbors" who ignored the announcement are to blame, that's a fact. But goats and other domestic animals are a pity, they are certainly not guilty of anything. And there are more "neighbors" - SMS aggregators, with all their multi-tiered and branched structures, than grass in a meadow. And the trouble with Russian indifference to all sorts of warnings. Plus, it's far from certain that on MegaFon's side everything worked technically flawlessly and as intended.

After 20 reviews, one is conditionally neutral, the rest, let's say, didn't like the new logo very much. But marketers know better and happiness is not in the logo.

Adaptation of spammers to new realities

I don't consider myself a Wang tribe, but many conclusions literally lie on the surface. A few days ago I wrote:

“According to the law, it is impossible (not yet?) to block SMS messages coming from regular phone numbers. The phone number in the header (8495. 8925. ) is just a digital identifier substituted into the message sent through the operator's gateway. But they didn’t send it from him, otherwise the header would have been +7 instead of an eight. Frankly, I do not understand the meaning and essence of these experiments. Even if we assume filtering by identifier, then the "eight" is unlikely to deceive even the dumbest filter.

And here it is, if you please, the "correct" identifier in the header. With all the necessary attributes, including the coveted "plus sign" in front of the seven. It will be a shame to tears if banks and hundreds of other decent organizations suffer from spam filters, and real spammers will bypass all these barriers easily and elegantly.

QIWI confirmation

Recently, in a review, I wrote, among other news, about a five-ruble mark-up of QIWI for replenishing mobile accounts of Beeline, MTS and Ural Rostelecom. The news was posted only in the "Personal Account", and even this page was frankly poorly opened. So, the people doubted and hoped for a mistake or that they “changed their mind”.

No, they haven't changed their minds. Mobile clients have been updated and "pleased us with an improvement" (author's wording) in the form of a five-ruble mark-up for each payment, please note.

Beeline: "Real unlimited" is no longer real?

About a month ago, I remembered the wonderful and actively advertised at that time tariff "Real Unlimited". The original (at the end of the modem review) can be read here, key quote:

“As for the new tariffs, for now I advise you to read the fine print in the notes very carefully. For example, the extremely tempting offer "Real Unlimited" for 590 rubles / month implies the use of torrents strictly from one in the morning until eight in the morning. Personally, I would vote for this option “hands and feet”, but obviously not everyone will like this unlimited. And, if our craftsmen find effective ways to get around these restrictions, then Real Unlimited will not live long..

The tariff was sent to the archive after a little over a month. What else can I say? Only that someday I will be caught and beaten for bad predictions. In the meantime, read Mobile-Review and analyze the best while they give.

By the way, in the new (Beta) version of the Beeline website, this long-suffering "Real Unlimited" appears as a valid package offer with 3 GB of full-speed traffic. Either copy/paste costs, or they are going to make it so for previously connected.

A positive for symmetry is a cheaper 4G modem (now 1,150 rubles, a month ago it was 2,900 rubles) and a new Highway 4G promo package for 495 rubles per month. For this money (of course, plus the purchase of a modem), they promise 10 GB of full-speed traffic per month when buying a kit from a dealer.

When buying the same bundle at Beeline branded sales and service offices, a package of full-speed traffic is promised in the amount of as much as 20 GB per month instead of ten. So, take note and specify the status of the point of sale when buying, “10 gigabytes is not superfluous!”. Take a screenshot of the page with you just in case. Assure Ford Escape 2008 XLT 2WD 2.3 Black I do not offer a screenshot from a lawyer on the eve of the purchase, although-I-I.

"The sanctions proposed by the bill will make it economically unprofitable for mobile operators to delay the implementation of the requirements of the law on portability of telephone numbers, and the inconvenience of the subscriber will be compensated by the means of a slow operator," ITAR-TASS quoted the deputy as saying.

The parliamentarian recalled that from December 1, 2013, the subscriber will be able to keep the mobile phone number when changing the operator (number portability service - Mobile Number Portability, MNP). "Despite the opportunity to make appropriate decisions and prepare during the year, some representatives of the mobile communications industry were not ready to introduce this service from the specified date and insist on postponing the entry into force of the law," Zheleznyak emphasized.

It's just a song, “some industry representatives weren't ready. ". Unexpectedly, this turned out to be so after our esteemed Ministry of Communications for eight (!) Extra months of bureaucracy and clouded the preparation of documents and decision-making. Even now, three weeks before the announced deadline, there is still a whole bunch of regulatory blunders and ambiguities. For sure, it is only clear that some calls from fixed networks (Russian and foreign) to ported numbers will not go through for a long time after December 1. Finishing and “finishing” will be on the knee in the course of the play, as is customary in our ministries. About three months ago, when officials began to carefully and carefully carry bright faces around the table, they were plaintively so indignant at the fact that evil and bad operators could already start building and implementing MNP.After all, based on the fact of what has been done and in the course of the problems that arise (“you show us on your fingers!”), It would be easier for the ministry to decide how to describe all this technically and legally. So to say, "Saw Shura, saw, and we'll see if the weight is right." In simple terms, the operators were asked to purchase equipment and materials and start building something. And the ministry will somehow decide later on whether it will be a water tower or a vegetable store.

About how they cut spam, and from whom chips fly

On November 6, MegaFon launched a previously promised large-scale program to block SMS spam from "illegitimate" aggregators and unidentified mailers. Our material on this topic was published the night before, but this is a temporary coincidence. By many external signs, it was clear that “something was ripening,” and the material was not prepared by chance. But I did not expect such fireworks, honestly.

You can read an explanation of Megaphone here, a couple of quotes:

“From November 5, we began to completely block sms-spam sent to our subscribers from short numbers not identified in the company's network. This will allow us to protect our customers from both advertising spam and fraudulent spam, which can cause financial damage to our subscribers.

Today, some banks have encountered problems with SMS-informing customers. We officially announce that this is not a technical failure in the MegaFon network, the service is working correctly. The problem is on the side of some SMS aggregator companies that did not fulfill the conditions for sending messages to MegaFon subscribers. On September 18, we notified all partners who were required to either enter into a direct contract with us for mailing, or to conclude an agreement with SMS aggregators that have such agreements (the majority of such aggregators).".

At the same time, it turned out that the operator still works through aggregators, and not exclusively under direct contracts with mailers. And then I already wrote about my bewilderment about this, the model with intermediate integrators looked much more reasonable. So it turned out, in the end. But it's not about the scheme. And that any serious breakdown of the existing structure is inevitably accompanied by problems and troubles for the participants. And breaking without serious preparatory work, plus dozens of “last” and “most recent” warnings - even more so. If a dashing horseman decided to mow the weeds in the meadow with a sword and even notified the village council about this in advance, then a peacefully grazing neighbor's goat may be left without ears, or even without a head. For the neighbor does not go to the village council, and the goat cannot read.

The "neighbors" who ignored the announcement are to blame, that's a fact. But goats and other domestic animals are a pity, they are certainly not guilty of anything. And there are more "neighbors" - SMS aggregators, with all their multi-tiered and branched structures, than grass in a meadow. And the trouble with Russian indifference to all sorts of warnings. Plus, it's far from certain that on MegaFon's side everything worked technically flawlessly and as intended.

In general, many people were “put on the ears”, including several banks. It was a sin to laugh at human grief, but I could hardly restrain myself when reading how the secretary sent one-time codes from the "left" phone, and financial transactions were managed through Twitter. And that's right, our people are famous for two talents: to create a problem out of the blue and then quickly find a non-standard solution.

Okay, maybe it will somehow settle down and get better, serious organizations like Alfa-Bank somehow solved the problem with MegaFon in a matter of hours. I don’t know how and whether according to a temporary scheme, but the fact itself testifies to the technical “resolvability”. We will return to this issue after a while, but for now I advise you to take note and not be nervous. I understand that if the child left the house, but “didn’t get to school” (SMS didn’t come from the school turnstile), then the mother’s heart attack is not far away.

By the way, how do you like the new Megafon logo? I couldn't believe it until I saw it on the company's official twitter. Conducted a small blitz test of opinions, the result is not encouraging. From

After 20 reviews, one is conditionally neutral, the rest, let's say, didn't like the new logo very much. But marketers know better and happiness is not in the logo.

Adaptation of spammers to new realities

I do not consider myself a Wang tribe, but many conclusions literally lie on the surface. A few days ago I wrote:

“According to the law, it is impossible (not yet?) to block SMS messages coming from regular phone numbers. The phone number in the header (8495. 8925. ) is just a digital identifier substituted into the message sent through the operator's gateway. But they didn’t send it from him, otherwise the header would have been +7 instead of an eight. Frankly, I do not understand the meaning and essence of these experiments. Even if we assume filtering by identifier, then the "eight" is unlikely to deceive even the dumbest filter.

And here it is, please, the "correct" identifier in the header. With all the necessary attributes, including the coveted "plus sign" in front of the seven. It will be a shame to tears if banks and hundreds of other decent organizations suffer from spam filters, and real spammers will bypass all these barriers easily and elegantly.

QIWI confirmation

Recently, in a review, I wrote, among other news, about a five-ruble mark-up of QIWI for replenishing mobile accounts of Beeline, MTS and Ural Rostelecom. The news was posted only in the "Personal Account", and even this page was frankly poorly opened. So, the people doubted and hoped for a mistake or that they “changed their mind”.

No, they haven't changed their minds. Mobile clients have been updated and "pleased us with an improvement" (author's wording) in the form of a five-ruble mark-up for each payment, please note.

Beeline: "Real unlimited" is no longer real?

About a month ago, I remembered the wonderful and actively advertised at that time tariff "Real Unlimited". The original (at the end of the modem review) can be read here, key quote:

“As for the new tariffs, for now I advise you to read the fine print in the notes very carefully. For example, the extremely tempting offer "Real Unlimited" for 590 rubles / month implies the use of torrents strictly from one in the morning until eight in the morning. Personally, I would vote for this option “hands and feet”, but obviously not everyone will like this unlimited. And, if our craftsmen find effective ways to get around these restrictions, then Real Unlimited will not live long..

The tariff was sent to the archive after a little over a month. What else can I say? Only that someday I will be caught and beaten for bad predictions. In the meantime, read Mobile-Review and analyze the best while they give.

By the way, in the new (Beta) version of the Beeline website, this long-suffering "Real Unlimited" appears as a valid package offer with 3 GB of full-speed traffic. Either copy/paste costs, or they are going to make it so for previously connected.

A positive for symmetry is a cheaper 4G modem (now 1,150 rubles, a month ago it was 2,900 rubles) and a new Highway 4G promo package for 495 rubles per month. For this money (of course, plus the purchase of a modem), they promise 10 GB of full-speed traffic per month when buying a kit from a dealer.

When buying the same bundle at Beeline branded sales and service offices, a package of full-speed traffic is promised in the amount of as much as 20 GB per month instead of ten. So, take note and specify the status of the point of sale when buying, “10 gigabytes is not superfluous!”. Take a screenshot of the page with you just in case. Assure Ford Escape 2008 XLT 2WD 2.3 Black screenshot from a lawyer on the eve of the purchase I do not offer, although-I-I.

When buying the same kit at Beeline branded sales and service offices, a full-speed traffic package is promised in the amount of as much as 20 GB per month instead of ten. So, take note and specify the status of the point of sale when buying, “10 gigabytes is not superfluous!”. Take a screenshot of the page with you just in case. Assure Ford Escape 2008 XLT 2WD 2.3 Black Ford Escape 2008 XLT 2WD 2.3 Black I don’t offer a screenshot from a lawyer on the eve of the purchase, although I do.