Operators, troubleshooting

Including my work on my own mistakes in terms of MegaFon's cashback. About intra-network roaming: good lawyers of operators have read the law well and correctly, and users of corporate tariffs will still pay for incoming calls in intra-network roaming. About the relatively new unlimited in Yota and about the tariff structure of this operator as a whole.

About cashback in MegaFon

I wrote about it recently, you can read it here. I'm afraid this part of the review would be much less friendly if I hadn't simply forgotten that in MegaFon you can't spend cashback on topping up your phone's balance. Although he himself once wrote about this in a review here, quote:

“Cashback is credited only for the subscription fee and for communication services in international roaming. As far as I understand, all sorts of games with replenishment of the balance, accrual of cashback and subsequent withdrawal of money are stopped “in the vine” by the fact that they accrue cashback only on the actually written off monthly fee. It is impossible to convert cashback into “live” money, and it is also impossible to replenish the balance with this “virtual currency”. In this sense, the former non-modern and non-progressive bonus program was much wider, more friendly and flexible, in addition to all sorts of "sweets" for bonuses, it was possible to replenish the balance. Yes, with an unkind exchange rate for converting bonuses into rubles, but it was possible. And the current cashback, frankly, has nothing to do with the word “cash” (money), such a paradox. If the stars successfully converge, then it will be possible to save some real rubles when buying in the MegaFon Retail salon. Bearing in mind that it is unlikely that it will be possible to save up cashback to pay for something solid, the accrued virtual money burns out after 12 months.

Perhaps, this is all that you and I should know about cashback at MegaFon. Theoretically, there is a benefit from cashback, but in practice it looks more like just an advertising campaign on the wave of the popularity of all kinds of cashbacks, the term is very “heard of”. I have no doubt that advertising will work, many will mentally deduct these 20% from the amount of the subscription fee when they connect and rejoice, but we are realists with you. So let's treat the issue philosophically: if we manage to extract some benefit from the cashback - that's fine, if we don't succeed - the joke is with him, we didn't really hope. In the end, for once you can buy an antivirus in advance if these cashback wrappers have nowhere else to attach. And then after all, we traditionally think about antivirus only when it is too late to protect ourselves and it is time to be treated. You can also buy and give a book to a friend, but there is an element of risk: what if he already has a book?

Maybe I would have remembered, but I didn't even think about it. An attempt to build the whole concept of the operator's advertising campaign around useless candy wrappers would seem very absurd. Still, they usually advertise what the company compares favorably with its competitors, and not vice versa. It’s also my fault that a too generous gift didn’t alert me: 100% cashback, even if only for the first month, it would really be a lot if they didn’t pay with candy wrappers.

Operators, work on mistakes

Not as an advertisement, but just as an illustration of what a really useful cashback should look like. Remove balance replenishment from this list, and cashback becomes of little use. I don’t want to say that the cashback in MegaFon is generally useless, some people will need Parental Control and / or antivirus. Well, let's consider this cashback format as participation in the fertility program.

Operators, work on mistakes

I was told that the pdf-file of the description provides for spending cashback on paying for communication services (see above), and pdf is traditionally considered the primary source, which is referred to in cases of incomprehensible or too short description on the site. There is no mistake here, there is a play on words. It doesn’t say “discount on any communication services”, right? And, for example, MegaFon.TV can be considered (and is considered) a communication service, remember the joke about pulling an owl on a globe? A good lawyer and a mouse will pull on the globe, a blessed memory of the poor animal.

About non-cancellation of roaming on corporate tariffs

This is really the hit of the season and the triumph of good lawyers. It must be assumed that this is also a defect of the lawmakers, but I am not going to comment on their actions. They drafted the law on punishment for disrespect for themselves without flaws, and, as we can see, this law works. Test yourself and, if you wish, complain to the ECtHR.

Operators, bug fixes

So I didn't dare to comment on the answer in the comments of a respected participant with a nickname in Arabic script. I felt in my gut that not everything here is so simple, although the comment in general and bewilderment about the “silence of the FAS” (which you cannot call “lambs”) seemed to be absolutely correct. Indeed, how so? Intra-network roaming in Russia in terms of free incoming calls has been canceled! The law should not see the difference between the corporate and public tariff, or what? It turns out that there is a difference, and the law is obliged to see this difference. And if he doesn’t see it, then good lawyers will show, prompt and explain in a popular way, they are paid money for this.

Total, in the bottom line: the operator's agreement with a corporate client (organization) has no retroactive effect and continues to be valid, the new law did not cancel this provision of the agreement. Probably, he could have canceled it with a separate item, but he did not want to do it. Or the operator who prepared the draft law for the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications decided not to do this, this order of the “legislative process” is no longer a secret and is even confirmed by the vulgar authorship of documents in Word , over this "puncture" (the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications did not even bother to "anonymize" the file) the entire specialized Internet laughed together. One way or another, the result is beautiful and legally impeccable: for owners of archival corporate tariffs (and there are more than enough of them), the law on “roaming abolition” does not apply, from June 1, incoming calls in intranet roaming become paid for them. Or remain paid, depending on the operator and version of the tariff.

According to not fully confirmed rumors, MTS and MegaFon leaned towards this version of reading the law. I don’t know about Tele2 (personal experience is the best teacher), Beeline has so far preferred to reset everyone included in the HRV. Type it will be more expensive to deal with numerous claims. Who will eventually be right in the dry lines of accounting reports? We will never know this, operators are unlikely to publish such statistics even for shareholders.

And the owners of MTS and MegaFon archival corporate tariffs just need to take this fact into account. Many short words are written on the fences, but not all of these words translate as “Free” and apply specifically to your case. With the laws, everything is about the same, sadly.

Yota, new calculator and mobile anlim

I am writing, one might say, "at the request of the working people." Subscribers love their Yota and regularly kick me for the lack of attention to this operator. Actually, why not love Yota? Tariff solutions have always been and remain at least interesting and unusual. Yota is not afraid to experiment, and what does not always work out well is a completely natural “production cost”. Moreover, the current economic realities force operators to monitor ARPU very closely. I re-read my review a little more than a year ago, almost burst into tears from nostalgic tenderness. Eh, we did not appreciate our tariff happiness, we did not appreciate it!

Operators, work on bugs

Now Yota offers in Moscow unlimited Internet for a smartphone at a price of 390 rubles per month, for the capital it is quite “in the market”. I want to draw your attention to the fact that a generous 50 GB traffic package will cost 364 rubles. 71 kopecks, that is, not much cheaper. But without the inevitable restrictions for anlim. But here everyone chooses what suits him best in terms of characteristics, and do not forget about the psychological comfort of unlimited, for many this is important.

At the maximum figures of the mobile Internet package in Yota, the price is 0.91 rubles. Per gigabyte of traffic. I don’t see much point in researching and comparing the tariffs of other operators for this parameter, but a gigabyte is cheaper than a ruble - if not a record, then at least a beautiful figure. As for the spread of prices in different regions, here the difference is also almost a record. They wrote that in the "city of brides" Ivanovo Yota estimated its mobile anlim at 139 rubles per month. Lately, Eldar likes to compare the cost of services with the price of a cup of coffee: I'm afraid that in Moscow, for the monthly price of Ivanovo unlimited, you won't get a cup of coffee everywhere. In general, according to reviews, in the last forms of tariffs, prices have grown by some tens of rubles. Taking into account the increased VAT and the smooth growth of other prices, such a price increase seems quite reasonable to me.

Operators, work on mistakes

Yota did a good job of fixing the bugs, I liked the new (for me) "smooth" tariff adjuster. Maybe no one needs such accuracy, but it's nice. Naturally, in the extreme positions of the settings there are all sorts of anomalies like 7.36 rubles. for a minute of conversation, over which it is not a sin to mock. Angry users still remember Yota's serious marketing miscalculation, when the tariff calculator set "to zero" gave out a total of 200 rubles per month as the minimum possible subscriber. You and I understand everything, but we shouldn't have demonstrated it so openly, the people didn't like it. The bug has been fixed, and now the countdown starts at 1 GB per month. If we take the average price of a gigabyte of traffic in a package of about one and a half rubles, then we get about the same 200 rubles. as a starting point.

It's a pity, of course, that they removed the ability to leave only certain services in the tariff. The constructor was unique, allowing you to build a tariff for the most atypical profiles and at the same time not pay anything extra. For example, only unlimited YouTube and WhatsApp messenger together for only 95 rubles / month, what else is needed for complete happiness? Or unlimited SMS for 50 rubles. plus a couple of messengers for 20 rubles. for a thing, here's a ready-made ideal rate for the hearing impaired for ridiculous money, and there was no need to invent any special offers.

Okay, it's a thing of the past, they forgot and put up with it. Today, in the minimum configuration, Yota in Moscow offers 1 GB of traffic for 225 rubles, collect everything else in a package according to your taste / need for extra money.

About real and imaginary priorities

Since we are talking about Yota, then the constant discussions about how MegaFon restricts (or does not restrict?) Yota subscribers who are forced into its network are “in the subject”. A slippery topic, and no one will share reliable information with us for quite obvious reasons.

Operators, work on mistakes

And even among those discussing there is no consensus. Some confidently say that priorities are a myth and they did not notice any “infringement of rights”. Others argue with the same confidence that there are priorities and the speed for Yota subscribers in the MegaFon network can be almost several times lower. Who is right? If we assume that priorities exist, then probably not everywhere, but only in certain regions. Perhaps it depends on the time of day and network load. I once suggested that Yota, since the days of WiMax, has very advanced software for dynamic speed control, depending on the load on the BS, almost separately for each sector. Perhaps the variant of similar software in MegaFon is less effective, so for Yota subscribers they cut the speed, saving the resource for “their own”.

The sluggish debate on this topic will be eternal, because everyone has “his own truth” and his own personal experience. The growing number of virtual operators also adds to the suspicion. What will happen when/if the practice of infrastructure sharing becomes widespread! Rich ground for all sorts of conspiracy theories and suspicions of "guerrilla wars".

Operators, troubleshooting

Including my work on my own mistakes in terms of MegaFon's cashback. About intra-network roaming: good lawyers of operators have read the law well and correctly, and users of corporate tariffs will still pay for incoming calls in intra-network roaming. About the relatively new unlimited in Yota and about the tariff structure of this operator as a whole.

About cashback in MegaFon

I wrote about it recently, you can read it here. I'm afraid this part of the review would be much less friendly if I hadn't simply forgotten that in MegaFon you can't spend cashback on topping up your phone's balance. Although he himself once wrote about this in a review here, quote:

“Cashback is credited only for the subscription fee and for communication services in international roaming. As far as I understand, all sorts of games with replenishment of the balance, accrual of cashback and subsequent withdrawal of money are stopped “in the vine” by the fact that they accrue cashback only on the actually written off monthly fee. It is impossible to convert cashback into “live” money, and it is also impossible to replenish the balance with this “virtual currency”. In this sense, the former non-modern and non-progressive bonus program was much wider, more friendly and flexible, in addition to all sorts of "sweets" for bonuses, it was possible to replenish the balance. Yes, with an unkind exchange rate for converting bonuses into rubles, but it was possible. And the current cashback, frankly, has nothing to do with the word “cash” (money), such a paradox. If the stars successfully converge, then it will be possible to save some real rubles when buying in the MegaFon Retail salon. Bearing in mind that it is unlikely that it will be possible to save up cashback to pay for something solid, the accrued virtual money burns out after 12 months.

Perhaps, this is all that you and I should know about cashback at MegaFon. Theoretically, there is a benefit from cashback, but in practice it looks more like just an advertising campaign on the wave of the popularity of all kinds of cashbacks, the term is very “heard of”. I have no doubt that advertising will work, many will mentally deduct these 20% from the amount of the subscription fee when they connect and rejoice, but we are realists with you. So let's treat the question philosophically: if we manage to extract some benefit from the cashback - that's fine, if we don't succeed - the joke is with him, we didn't really hope. In the end, for once you can buy an antivirus in advance if these cashback wrappers have nowhere else to attach. And then after all, we traditionally think about antivirus only when it is too late to protect ourselves and it is time to be treated. You can also buy and give a book to a friend, but there is an element of risk: what if he already has a book?

Maybe I would have remembered, but I didn't even think about it. An attempt to build the whole concept of the operator's advertising campaign around useless candy wrappers would seem very absurd. Still, they usually advertise what the company compares favorably with its competitors, and not vice versa. It’s also my fault that a too generous gift didn’t alert me: 100% cashback, even if only for the first month, it would really be a lot if they didn’t pay with “candy wrappers”.

Operators, work on mistakes

Not as an advertisement, but just as an illustration of what a really useful cashback should look like. Remove balance replenishment from this list, and cashback becomes of little use. I don’t want to say that the cashback in MegaFon is generally useless, some people will need Parental Control and / or antivirus. Well, let's consider this cashback format as participation in the fertility program.

Operators, work on mistakes

I was told that the pdf-file of the description provides for spending cashback on paying for communication services (see above), and pdf is traditionally considered the primary source, which is referred to in cases of incomprehensible or too short description on the site. There is no mistake here, there is a play on words. It doesn’t say “discount on any communication services”, right? And, for example, MegaFon.TV can be considered (and is considered) a communication service, remember the joke about pulling an owl on a globe? A good lawyer and a mouse will pull on the globe, a blessed memory of the poor animal.

About non-cancellation of roaming on corporate tariffs

This is really the hit of the season and the triumph of good lawyers. It must be assumed that this is also a defect of the lawmakers, but I am not going to comment on their actions. They drafted the law on punishment for disrespect for themselves without flaws, and, as we can see, this law works. Test yourself and, if you wish, complain to the ECtHR.

Operators, bug fixes

So I didn't dare to comment on the answer in the comments of a respected participant with a nickname in Arabic script. I felt in my gut that not everything here is so simple, although the comment in general and bewilderment about the “silence of the FAS” (which you cannot call “lambs”) seemed to be absolutely correct. Indeed, how so? Intra-network roaming in Russia in terms of free incoming calls has been canceled! The law should not see the difference between the corporate and public tariff, or what? It turns out that there is a difference, and the law is obliged to see this difference. And if he doesn’t see it, then good lawyers will show, prompt and explain in a popular way, they are paid money for this.

Total, in the bottom line: the operator's agreement with a corporate client (organization) has no retroactive effect and continues to be valid, the new law did not cancel this provision of the agreement. Probably, he could have canceled it with a separate item, but he did not want to do it. Or the operator who prepared the draft law for the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications decided not to do this, this order of the “legislative process” is no longer a secret and is even confirmed by the vulgar authorship of documents in Word , over this "puncture" (the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications did not even bother to "anonymize" the file) the entire specialized Internet laughed together. One way or another, the result is beautiful and legally impeccable: for owners of archival corporate tariffs (and there are more than enough of them), the law on “roaming abolition” does not apply, from June 1, incoming calls in intranet roaming become paid for them. Or remain paid, depending on the operator and version of the tariff.

According to not fully confirmed rumors, MTS and MegaFon leaned towards this version of reading the law. I don’t know about Tele2 (personal experience is the best teacher), Beeline has so far preferred to reset everyone included in the HRV. Type it will be more expensive to deal with numerous claims. Who will eventually be right in the dry lines of accounting reports? We will never know this, operators are unlikely to publish such statistics even for shareholders.

And the owners of MTS and MegaFon archival corporate tariffs just need to take this fact into account. Many short words are written on the fences, but not all of these words translate as “Free” and apply specifically to your case. With the laws, everything is about the same, sadly.

Yota, new calculator and mobile anlim

I am writing, one might say, "at the request of the working people." Subscribers love their Yota and regularly kick me for the lack of attention to this operator. Actually, why not love Yota? Tariff solutions have always been and remain at least interesting and unusual. Yota is not afraid to experiment, and what does not always work out well is a completely natural “production cost”. Moreover, the current economic realities force operators to monitor ARPU very closely. I re-read my review a little more than a year ago, almost burst into tears from nostalgic tenderness. Eh, we did not appreciate our tariff happiness, we did not appreciate it!

Operators, work on bugs

Now Yota offers in Moscow unlimited Internet for a smartphone at a price of 390 rubles per month, for the capital it is quite “in the market”. I want to draw your attention to the fact that a generous 50 GB traffic package will cost 364 rubles. 71 kopecks, that is, not much cheaper. But without the inevitable restrictions for anlim. But here everyone chooses what suits him best in terms of characteristics, and do not forget about the psychological comfort of unlimited, for many this is important.

At the maximum figures of the mobile Internet package in Yota, the price is 0.91 rubles. Per gigabyte of traffic. I don’t see much point in researching and comparing the tariffs of other operators for this parameter, but a gigabyte is cheaper than a ruble - if not a record, then at least a beautiful figure. As for the spread of prices in different regions, here the difference is also almost a record. They wrote that in the "city of brides" Ivanovo Yota estimated its mobile anlim at 139 rubles per month. Lately, Eldar likes to compare the cost of services with the price of a cup of coffee: I'm afraid that in Moscow, for the monthly price of Ivanovo unlimited, you won't get a cup of coffee everywhere. In general, according to reviews, in the last forms of tariffs, prices have grown by some tens of rubles. Taking into account the increased VAT and the smooth growth of other prices, such a price increase seems quite reasonable to me.

Operators, work on mistakes

Yota did a good job of fixing the bugs, I liked the new (for me) "smooth" tariff adjuster. Maybe no one needs such accuracy, but it's nice. Naturally, in the extreme positions of the settings there are all sorts of anomalies like 7.36 rubles. for a minute of conversation, over which it is not a sin to mock. Angry users still remember Yota's serious marketing miscalculation, when the tariff calculator set "to zero" gave out a total of 200 rubles per month as the minimum possible subscriber. You and I understand everything, but we should not have demonstrated it so openly, the people did not like it. The bug has been fixed, and now the countdown starts at 1 GB per month. If we take the average price of a gigabyte of traffic in a package of about one and a half rubles, then we get about the same 200 rubles. as a starting point.

It's a pity, of course, that they removed the ability to leave only certain services in the tariff. The constructor was unique, allowing you to build a tariff for the most atypical profiles and at the same time not pay anything extra. For example, only unlimited YouTube and WhatsApp messenger together for only 95 rubles / month, what else is needed for complete happiness? Or unlimited SMS for 50 rubles. plus a couple of messengers for 20 rubles. for a thing, here's a ready-made ideal rate for the hearing impaired for ridiculous money, and there was no need to invent any special offers.

Okay, it's a thing of the past, they forgot and put up with it. Today, in the minimum configuration, Yota in Moscow offers 1 GB of traffic for 225 rubles, collect everything else in a package according to your taste / need for extra money.

About real and imaginary priorities

Since we are talking about Yota, then the constant discussions about how MegaFon restricts (or does not restrict?) Yota subscribers who are forced into its network are “in the subject”. A slippery topic, and no one will share reliable information with us for quite obvious reasons.

Operators, work on mistakes

And even among those discussing there is no consensus. Some confidently say that priorities are a myth and they did not notice any “infringement of rights”. Others argue with the same confidence that there are priorities and the speed for Yota subscribers in the MegaFon network can be almost several times lower. Who is right? If we assume that priorities exist, then probably not everywhere, but only in certain regions. Perhaps it depends on the time of day and network load. I once suggested that Yota, since the days of WiMax, has very advanced software for dynamic speed control, depending on the load on the BS, almost separately for each sector. Perhaps the variant of similar software in MegaFon is less effective, so for Yota subscribers they cut the speed, saving the resource for “their own”.

The sluggish debate on this topic will be eternal, because everyone has “his own truth” and his own personal experience. The growing number of virtual operators also adds to the suspicion. What will happen when/if the practice of infrastructure sharing becomes widespread! Rich ground for all sorts of conspiracy theories and suspicions of "guerrilla wars".

Operators, troubleshooting

Including my work on my own mistakes in terms of MegaFon's cashback. About intra-network roaming: good lawyers of operators have read the law well and correctly, and users of corporate tariffs will still pay for incoming calls in intra-network roaming. About the relatively new unlimited in Yota and about the tariff structure of this operator as a whole.

About cashback in MegaFon

I wrote about it recently, you can read it here. I'm afraid this part of the review would be much less friendly if I hadn't simply forgotten that in MegaFon you can't spend cashback on topping up your phone's balance. Although he himself once wrote about this in a review here, quote:

Perhaps, this is all that you and I should know about cashback at MegaFon. Theoretically, there is a benefit from cashback, but in practice it looks more like just an advertising campaign on the wave of the popularity of all kinds of cashbacks, the term is very “heard of”. I have no doubt that advertising will work, many will mentally deduct these 20% from the amount of the subscription fee when they connect and rejoice, but we are realists with you. So let's treat the issue philosophically: if we manage to extract some benefit from the cashback - that's fine, if we don't succeed - the joke is with him, we didn't really hope. In the end, for once you can buy an antivirus in advance if these cashback wrappers have nowhere else to attach. And then after all, we traditionally think about antivirus only when it is too late to protect ourselves and it is time to be treated. You can also buy and give a book to a friend, but there is an element of risk: what if he already has a book?

Maybe I would have remembered, but I didn't even think about it. An attempt to build the whole concept of the operator's advertising campaign around useless candy wrappers would seem very absurd. Still, they usually advertise what the company compares favorably with its competitors, and not vice versa. It’s also my fault that a too generous gift didn’t alert me: 100% cashback, even if only for the first month, it would really be a lot if they didn’t pay with candy wrappers.

Operators, work on mistakes

Not as an advertisement, but just as an illustration of what a really useful cashback should look like. Remove balance replenishment from this list, and cashback becomes of little use. I don’t want to say that the cashback in MegaFon is generally useless, some people will need Parental Control and / or antivirus. Well, let's consider this cashback format as participation in the fertility program.

Operators, work on mistakes

I was told that the pdf-file of the description provides for spending cashback on paying for communication services (see above), and pdf is traditionally considered the primary source, which is referred to in cases of incomprehensible or too short description on the site. There is no mistake here, there is a play on words. It doesn’t say “discount on any communication services”, right? And, for example, MegaFon.TV can be considered (and is considered) a communication service, remember the joke about pulling an owl on a globe? A good lawyer and a mouse will pull on the globe, a blessed memory of the poor animal.

About non-cancellation of roaming on corporate tariffs

This is really the hit of the season and the triumph of good lawyers. It must be assumed that this is also a defect of the lawmakers, but I am not going to comment on their actions. They drafted the law on punishment for disrespect for themselves without flaws, and, as we can see, this law works. Test yourself and, if you wish, complain to the ECtHR.

Operators, bug fixes

So I didn't dare to comment on the answer in the comments of a respected participant with a nickname in Arabic script. I felt in my gut that not everything here is so simple, although the comment in general and bewilderment about the “silence of the FAS” (which you cannot call “lambs”) seemed to be absolutely correct. Indeed, how so? Intra-network roaming in Russia in terms of free incoming calls has been canceled! The law should not see the difference between the corporate and public tariff, or what? It turns out that there is a difference, and the law is obliged to see this difference. And if he doesn’t see it, then good lawyers will show, prompt and explain in a popular way, they are paid money for this.

Total, in the bottom line: the operator's agreement with a corporate client (organization) has no retroactive effect and continues to be valid, the new law did not cancel this provision of the agreement. Probably, he could have canceled it with a separate item, but he did not want to do it. Or the operator who prepared the draft law for the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications decided not to do this, this order of the “legislative process” is no longer a secret and is even confirmed by the vulgar authorship of documents in Word , over this "puncture" (the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications did not even bother to "anonymize" the file) the entire specialized Internet laughed together. One way or another, the result is beautiful and legally impeccable: for owners of archival corporate tariffs (and there are more than enough of them), the law on “roaming abolition” does not apply, from June 1, incoming calls in intranet roaming become paid for them. Or remain paid, depending on the operator and version of the tariff.

According to not fully confirmed rumors, MTS and MegaFon leaned towards this version of reading the law. I don’t know about Tele2 (personal experience is the best teacher), Beeline has so far preferred to reset the HRV included in everyone. Type it will be more expensive to deal with numerous claims. Who will eventually be right in the dry lines of accounting reports? We will never know this, operators are unlikely to publish such statistics even for shareholders.

And the owners of MTS and MegaFon archival corporate tariffs just need to take this fact into account. Many short words are written on the fences, but not all of these words translate as “Free” and apply specifically to your case. With the laws, everything is about the same, sadly.

Yota, new calculator and mobile anlim

I am writing, one might say, "at the request of the working people." Subscribers love their Yota and regularly kick me for the lack of attention to this operator. Actually, why not love Yota? Tariff solutions have always been and remain at least interesting and unusual. Yota is not afraid to experiment, and what does not always work out well is a completely natural “production cost”. Moreover, the current economic realities force operators to monitor ARPU very closely. I re-read my review a little more than a year ago, almost burst into tears from nostalgic tenderness. Eh, we did not appreciate our tariff happiness, we did not appreciate it!

Operators, work on bugs

Now Yota offers in Moscow unlimited Internet for a smartphone at a price of 390 rubles per month, for the capital it is quite “in the market”. I want to draw your attention to the fact that a generous 50 GB traffic package will cost 364 rubles. 71 kopecks, that is, not much cheaper. But without the inevitable restrictions for anlim. But here everyone chooses what suits him best in terms of characteristics, and do not forget about the psychological comfort of unlimited, for many this is important.

At the maximum figures of the mobile Internet package in Yota, the price is 0.91 rubles. Per gigabyte of traffic. I don’t see much point in researching and comparing the rates of other operators for this parameter, but a gigabyte is cheaper than a ruble - if not a record, then at least a beautiful figure. As for the spread of prices in different regions, here the difference is also almost a record. They wrote that in the "city of brides" Ivanovo Yota estimated its mobile anlim at 139 rubles per month. Lately, Eldar likes to compare the cost of services with the price of a cup of coffee: I'm afraid that in Moscow, for the monthly price of Ivanovo unlimited, you won't get a cup of coffee everywhere. In general, according to reviews, in the last forms of tariffs, prices have grown by some tens of rubles. Taking into account the increased VAT and the smooth growth of other prices, such a price increase seems quite reasonable to me.

Operators, work on mistakes

Yota did a good job of fixing the bugs, I liked the new (for me) "smooth" tariff adjuster. Maybe no one needs such accuracy, but it's nice. Naturally, in the extreme positions of the settings there are all sorts of anomalies like 7.36 rubles. for a minute of conversation, over which it is not a sin to mock. Angry users still remember Yota's serious marketing miscalculation, when the tariff calculator set "to zero" gave out a total of 200 rubles per month as the minimum possible subscriber. You and I understand everything, but we should not have demonstrated it so openly, the people did not like it. The bug has been fixed, and now the countdown starts at 1 GB per month. If we take the average price of a gigabyte of traffic in a package of about one and a half rubles, then we get about the same 200 rubles. as a starting point.

It's a pity, of course, that they removed the ability to leave only certain services in the tariff. The constructor was unique, allowing you to build a tariff for the most atypical profiles and at the same time not pay anything extra. For example, only unlimited YouTube and WhatsApp messenger together for only 95 rubles / month, what else is needed for complete happiness? Or unlimited SMS for 50 rubles. plus a couple of messengers for 20 rubles. for a thing, here's a ready-made ideal rate for the hearing impaired for ridiculous money, and there was no need to invent any special offers.

Okay, it's a thing of the past, they forgot and put up with it. Today, in the minimum configuration, Yota in Moscow offers 1 GB of traffic for 225 rubles, collect everything else in a package according to your taste / need for extra money.

About real and imaginary priorities

Since we are talking about Yota, then the constant discussions about how MegaFon restricts (or does not restrict?) Yota subscribers who are forced into its network are “in the subject”. A slippery topic, and no one will share reliable information with us for quite obvious reasons.

Operators, work on mistakes

And even among those discussing there is no consensus. Some confidently say that priorities are a myth and they did not notice any “infringement of rights”. Others argue with the same confidence that there are priorities and the speed for Yota subscribers in the MegaFon network can be almost several times lower. Who is right? If we assume that priorities exist, then probably not everywhere, but only in certain regions. Perhaps it depends on the time of day and network load. I once suggested that Yota, since the days of WiMax, has very advanced software for dynamic speed control, depending on the load on the BS, almost separately for each sector. Perhaps the variant of similar software in MegaFon is less effective, so for Yota subscribers they cut the speed, saving the resource for “their own”.

The sluggish debate on this topic will be eternal, because everyone has “his own truth” and his own personal experience. The growing number of virtual operators also adds to the suspicion. What will happen when/if the practice of infrastructure sharing becomes widespread! Rich ground for all sorts of conspiracy theories and suspicions of "guerrilla wars".

Operators, troubleshooting

Including my work on my own mistakes in terms of MegaFon's cashback. About intra-network roaming: good lawyers of operators have read the law well and correctly, and users of corporate tariffs will still pay for incoming calls in intra-network roaming. About the relatively new unlimited in Yota and about the tariff structure of this operator as a whole.

About cashback in MegaFon

I wrote about it recently, you can read it here. I'm afraid this part of the review would be much less friendly if I hadn't simply forgotten that in MegaFon you can't spend cashback on topping up your phone's balance. Although he himself once wrote about this in a review here, quote:

Perhaps, this is all that you and I should know about cashback at MegaFon. Theoretically, there is a benefit from cashback, but in practice it looks more like just an advertising campaign on the wave of the popularity of all kinds of cashbacks, the term is very “heard of”. I have no doubt that advertising will work, many will mentally deduct these 20% from the amount of the subscription fee when they connect and rejoice, but we are realists with you. So let's treat the issue philosophically: if we manage to extract some benefit from the cashback - that's fine, if we don't succeed - the joke is with him, we didn't really hope. In the end, for once you can buy an antivirus in advance if these cashback wrappers have nowhere else to attach. And then after all, we traditionally think about antivirus only when it is too late to protect ourselves and it is time to be treated. You can also buy and give a book to a friend, but there is an element of risk: what if he already has a book?

Maybe I would have remembered, but I didn't even think about it. An attempt to build the whole concept of the operator's advertising campaign around useless candy wrappers would seem very absurd. Still, they usually advertise what the company compares favorably with its competitors, and not vice versa. It’s also my fault that a too generous gift didn’t alert me: 100% cashback, even if only for the first month, it would really be a lot if they didn’t pay with candy wrappers.

Not as an advertisement, but just as an illustration of what a really useful cashback should look like. Remove balance replenishment from this list, and cashback becomes of little use. I don’t want to say that the cashback in MegaFon is generally useless, some people will need Parental Control and / or antivirus. Well, let's consider this cashback format as participation in the fertility program.

I was told that the pdf-file of the description provides for spending cashback on paying for communication services (see above), and pdf is traditionally considered the primary source, which is referred to in cases of incomprehensible or too short description on the site. There is no mistake here, there is a play on words. It doesn’t say “discount on any communication services”, right? And, for example, MegaFon.TV can be considered (and is considered) a communication service, remember the joke about pulling an owl on a globe? A good lawyer and a mouse will pull on the globe, a blessed memory of the poor animal.

About non-cancellation of roaming on corporate tariffs

This is really the hit of the season and the triumph of good lawyers. It must be assumed that this is also a defect of the lawmakers, but I am not going to comment on their actions. They drafted the law on punishment for disrespect for themselves without flaws, and, as we can see, this law works. Test yourself and, if you wish, complain to the ECtHR.

So I didn't dare to comment on the answer in the comments of a respected participant with a nickname in Arabic script. I felt in my gut that not everything here is so simple, although the comment in general and bewilderment about the “silence of the FAS” (which you cannot call “lambs”) seemed to be absolutely correct. Indeed, how so? Intra-network roaming in Russia in terms of free incoming calls has been canceled! The law should not see the difference between the corporate and public tariff, or what? It turns out that there is a difference, and the law is obliged to see this difference. And if he doesn’t see it, then good lawyers will show, prompt and explain in a popular way, they are paid money for this.

Total, in the bottom line: the operator's agreement with a corporate client (organization) has no retroactive effect and continues to be valid, the new law did not cancel this provision of the agreement. Probably, he could have canceled it with a separate item, but he did not want to do it. Or the operator who prepared the draft law for the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications decided not to do this, this order of the “legislative process” is no longer a secret and is confirmed even by the vulgar authorship of documents in Word, over this “puncture” (the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications did not even bother to “depersonalize” the file) already the entire profile Internet laughed in unison. One way or another, the result is beautiful and legally impeccable: for owners of archival corporate tariffs (and there are more than enough of them), the law on “roaming abolition” does not apply, from June 1, incoming calls in intranet roaming become paid for them. Or remain paid, depending on the operator and version of the tariff.

In summary, the bottom line: the operator's contract with a corporate client (organization) has no retroactive effect and continues to be in force, the new law has not repealed this provision of the contract. Probably, he could have canceled it with a separate item, but he did not want to do it. Or the operator who prepared the draft law for the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications decided not to do this, this order of the “legislative process” is no longer a secret and is confirmed even by the vulgar authorship of documents in Word , over this "puncture" (the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications did not even bother to "depersonalize" the file) the entire specialized Internet laughed in unison. One way or another, the result is beautiful and legally impeccable: for owners of archival corporate tariffs (and there are more than enough of them), the law on “roaming abolition” does not apply, from June 1, incoming calls in intranet roaming become paid for them. Or remain paid, depending on the operator and version of the tariff.

According to not fully confirmed rumors, MTS and MegaFon leaned towards this version of reading the law. I don’t know about Tele2 (personal experience is the best teacher), Beeline has so far preferred to reset everyone included in the HRV. Type it will be more expensive to deal with numerous claims. Who will eventually be right in the dry lines of accounting reports? We will never know this, operators are unlikely to publish such statistics even for shareholders.

At the maximum figures of the mobile Internet package in Yota, the price is 0.91 rubles. Per gigabyte of traffic. I don’t see much point in researching and comparing the rates of other operators for this parameter, but a gigabyte is cheaper than a ruble - if not a record, then at least a beautiful figure. As for the spread of prices in different regions, here the difference is also almost a record. They wrote that in the "city of brides" Ivanovo Yota estimated its mobile anlim at 139 rubles per month. Lately, Eldar likes to compare the cost of services with the price of a cup of coffee: I'm afraid that in Moscow, for the monthly price of Ivanovo unlimited, you won't get a cup of coffee everywhere. In general, according to reviews, in the last forms of tariffs, prices have grown by some tens of rubles. Taking into account the increased VAT and the smooth growth of other prices, such a price increase seems quite reasonable to me.

Yota did a good job of fixing the bugs, I liked the new (for me) "smooth" tariff adjuster. Maybe no one needs such accuracy, but it's nice. Naturally, in the extreme positions of the settings there are all sorts of anomalies like 7.36 rubles. for a minute of conversation, over which it is not a sin to mock. Angry users still remember Yota's serious marketing miscalculation, when the tariff calculator set "to zero" gave out a total of 200 rubles per month as the minimum possible subscriber. You and I understand everything, but we shouldn't have demonstrated it so openly, the people didn't like it. The bug has been fixed, and now the countdown starts at 1 GB per month. If we take the average price of a gigabyte of traffic in a package of about one and a half rubles, then we get about the same 200 rubles. as a starting point.

It's a pity, of course, that they removed the ability to leave only certain services in the tariff. The constructor was unique, allowing you to build a tariff for the most atypical profiles and at the same time not pay anything extra. For example, only unlimited YouTube and WhatsApp messenger together for only 95 rubles / month, what else is needed for complete happiness? Or unlimited SMS for 50 rubles. plus a couple of messengers for 20 rubles. for a thing, here's a ready-made ideal rate for the hearing impaired for ridiculous money, and there was no need to invent any special offers.

Okay, it's a thing of the past, they forgot and put up with it. Today, in the minimum configuration, Yota in Moscow offers 1 GB of traffic for 225 rubles, collect everything else in a package according to your taste / need for extra money.

About real and imaginary priorities

Since we are talking about Yota, then the constant discussions about how MegaFon restricts (or does not restrict?) Yota subscribers who are forced into its network are “in the subject”. A slippery topic, and no one will share reliable information with us for quite obvious reasons.