Operators, price news

This time it's really about price changes. Foreign roaming in MTS (controversial), the appearance of a subscription fee for splitting packages in the tariffs of "Vse" Beeline, the appearance and change in prices for a number of services in some MegaFon branches. As well as some other news and clarifications.

An interesting topic is calls from a cell phone over Wi-Fi, news has also appeared here. But we will discuss this topic separately, there are too many misunderstandings and users' hopes that have not yet come true.

MTS, about roaming

In connection with the approach of the New Year holidays, the news is relevant, I recommend that those planning trips abroad carefully read it. Subscribers of other operators should also "keep their ears on top" and follow the news. The end of November-beginning of December is just the period when the appearance of news on this topic is very likely. The next period will be May-June, but you still have to live until spring. So, what pleased us at MTS?

You can read the news here, it is very ambiguous. The news media gladly “unsubscribed” about a large-scale rise in prices, but their job is to interest the public. And the public, as you know, is primarily interested in sensationalism and negativity. On the other hand, the operators strive to hide the "bug" in a positive-looking ad, and the thoughtful search for the "bug" has long become our national sport. This time, surprisingly, the news is positive for more travelers. Main points:

Free travel option. From December 9, 2016, it will be reduced to 190 rubles from today's 250 rubles, and the geography of its operation has been expanded almost three times, in addition to the existing 16 countries, 30 new destinations will appear. The option allows you to call Russian operators and receive incoming calls while traveling around the world - 60 minutes a day for a fixed fee. Please note that Free Journey is not compatible with Zero Without Borders, when one is connected, the other will automatically turn off. The option is excellent, although “Zero without borders” is enough for many.

Full list of countries where the option is valid from December 9, 2016: Australia, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, UK, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Spain, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan , Canada, Cyprus, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Netherlands, UAE, Romania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, USA, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Japan.

Beat Overseas Option. In fact, these are three different options with different prices and traffic volumes. In addition, the prices of each of the three options depend on the host country, so be sure to explore the options for your country.

The news is that the list of countries in which Beat Abroad operates has increased. Full list: Italy, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic, Thailand, UAE, Great Britain, Switzerland, Hungary, Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, San Marino, USA, Canada, Ukraine, Spain, Israel, Hong Kong, India, Tajikistan, Bulgaria , Singapore, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Basic rates. That is, tariffs that are valid without special options connected by you. And also in countries where options are not available at all. This is where the rise in price takes place, look for “your” country and price in the news list. We still have many tourists leaving with the thoughts “Oh, why pay in vain, I just need to call once!”. According to the law of meanness, “once” turns out to be more than one and / or long, believe me.

About steamships, planes and Zero Without Borders. Quote from the news: “We also draw your attention to the fact that from November 30, 2016, when you are in Turkmenistan, Cuba, the Maldives, Andorra, Tunisia, the Seychelles, when registering in satellite systems, on ships and aircraft, the discount on the option will no longer work " Zero Without Borders”, and calls and mobile Internet will be billed according to the basic international roaming rates. The basic cost of using the Internet when you are in Iceland, Maldives, Seychelles, Tunisia, in Satellite systems, on Sea and Aircraft will be 75 rubles / 40 Kb, in other countries billing will occur on the same terms. Pay attention not only to the list of countries, but also “sea and air vessels”, until November 30, “Zero Without Borders” operated there. An ambiguous issue with ferries, which, for example, are popular with those traveling around Scandinavia. If I understand correctly, "hooking" on the BS on the shore, you will receive your 10 minutes of free incoming calls of each conversation, and when communicating through the ship's BS, you will pay 250 rubles. per minute.

Beeline, subscription fee for splitting packages into "Everything"

Operators, price news

Bad news for those who have not yet connected additional numbers to their package tariff. You can read it here, quote:

“From December 01, 2016 for subscribers of the tariffs“ VSE! ”, from December 12, 2016 for subscribers“ All in one ”, connection of additional numbers to the general package of services is available for a monthly fee of 150 rubles per month for all connected numbers. The fee for sharing the tariff with other numbers is fixed and is debited from the account of the main number. How many additional numbers can be connected to the tariff still depends on the “ALL!” tariff level, up to 5 numbers can be connected on higher tariffs.

For subscribers of the VSE! line, who have before December 1, 2016. additional numbers were connected, and "All in One" until December 12, 2016, the conditions for dividing the service package do not change.

That's it (in both senses of the word), there will be no more free gingerbread. This was a very strong competitive advantage for Beeline, but an extremely disadvantageous service for the operator itself. Most of those who have connected additional numbers really save on communication, there are few exceptions. Therefore, 150 rubles. subscribers for all additional numbers are correct. They didn’t risk touching those who had previously connected, they left them free. Victory for marketers, but sorrow for financiers? While there is no reason to draw global conclusions, for all operators, different services are fighting among themselves for indicators.

On the other hand, this service in the Beeline version has a couple of serious shortcomings, which now, with the advent of the subscription fee, we have the right to start swearing.

  • When an additional number is connected, it is transferred to the special My Family tariff. If there was a valuable archival tariff, then you lose it forever.
  • After the total package is exhausted, the owners of additional numbers do not start paying for themselves, but continue to use the "sponsor", now the money on his balance.
  • It is not possible to allocate a certain quota of minutes, SMS and traffic to each number. Packages are shared and are spent on the principle of "who had time, he ate it." What can be inconvenient in the presence of an overly talkative wife and / or a child who is keen on cartoons.

Now there are some bad thoughts about shared Internet packages, in Beeline this service is not yet subject to an additional tax. There, too, it is impossible to allocate a certain quota, but if this is done, then I will not be surprised at the appearance of a subscription fee. However, even if they do not make quotas, I will still not be surprised at the appearance of a subscription fee.

Another bad idea about the similar service "Family", with the introduction of which in MegaFon in the Moscow region has been dragging on since the end of September (the appearance was announced, if I'm not mistaken, on 09/20/2016). Did they know something and waited for the appearance of a subscription fee, so as not to start on the obviously “unwinnable” background of free-of-charge in Beeline?

About "Internet forever"

At the same time, one more small piece in your "knowledge box". Recently I was surprised by the long life of one of my Beeline numbers. For a long time it should have been “put on the counter”, cleaned out the balance and taken away. And I read another "surprise" on the same topic. Then I remembered, after reading the correspondence on Twitter. Indeed, if the “Internet forever” option is enabled on the number, then the balance is not reset and the number is not taken away even in the absence of monetary activity. Damn good option for any internet devices!

Operators, price news

Following the discussions in the forums and reading Twitter, I need to clarify: a number / SIM card with the “Internet forever” option really lives “forever” (as far as possible with our operators), but you need to use free Internet on it at least sometimes. If you just throw the SIM card into a distant box, then after 180 days the balance can be withdrawn and the number taken away.

About the prices of MegaFon services

We recently added a link to a Volga branch, setting and/or raising customer service prices and operations in the offices. Not happy, and the trend is not good (although predictable).

Operators, price news

A week later, the news from the site mysteriously disappeared, but I still have a screenshot, “welcome!”. This is to the many bewilderment of commentators about the publications in the reviews of screenshots from operator sites. Indeed, why take a screenshot of something that is so easy to see from the link ?! Yes, yes, look, admire the “404 error”, and everything is preserved in our screenshot! ;). Jokes aside, but, according to rumors on the forums, the introduction of new prices was simply postponed for two weeks, which is why the news has been removed from the sites for now. How many times have I written to you: “Follow the news!”, huh? The operators' news is like this: they appear, change, disappear, reappear. Behind this news, you need an eye and an eye if you want to keep abreast of events.

While I was finishing the text, a few more interesting topics appeared in the news and in your letters (thank you!). But this is for the next time, "you can not embrace the immensity." Otherwise, I would have been sitting for years, adding to the “eternal” multi-page review analyzes of news and letters that no one has needed for a long time. Stay with us, read and remember that the Mobile-Review website does not correct its texts (grammar-spelling and trifles do not count, it happens). In the case of very “hot” claims and updates, I personally agree to a separate paragraph with the subheading UPDATE, the rest of the text remains “as was”. This is my principle "pen = ax", otherwise it would be unsportsmanlike.

About advertising

Here, I couldn't resist. For two days, links from you fell on my mail and on Twitter - confirmation from RBC about how bad everything is in Beeline, the subscriber operator is losing. At the same time, on the RBC website, following the link to this article, MTS advertisements were pouring about what a good tariff they have. Without mentioning the cherished three letters "MTS", so that without claims that this splash screen could be an advertisement?

No, I sincerely believe in coincidences, anything can happen. I'm more annoyed by the volume and intrusiveness of the ads on news sites, it's really taking on disaster proportions. I already wrote in the comments about the sequential transformation of the “feed” of video ads in news articles: about a year ago, a window appeared with a suggestion to watch video ads at the end of the page with the text of the article, six months ago, these videos began to autorun when scrolling to the end of the page, and recently this video with automatically moved to the center of the page between paragraphs, so that no one would definitely avoid viewing. As a result, in less than a year, my traffic consumption on my smartphone has grown from less than one to more than three GB per month with exactly the same behavior. I'm afraid that for all my antipathy towards ad blockers, this issue will have to be addressed. It's just that the arms are twisted.

About Tele2 and Rostelecom

Saw a link to a short article about operators, was published on November 24th. I was interested in the paragraph about auto-renewal of the Internet traffic package for additional money.

I confess, I took a screenshot, but I lost the link and could not find the article itself the next day. But the information is important, and I wanted to convey it to you. Tele2 responded with a neat wording: “So far, there has been no information regarding the launch of such an option in Moscow and the Moscow Region.” Let's wait and see, in some review three months ago I was surprised that they didn't do auto-renewal. If only they did not forget to provide for the possibility of turning off this happiness.

And another piece of useful information for those traveling around Russia. We are talking about the new tariffs of mobile Rostelecom, our review is here. At first glance, the tariffs are identical to Tele2 tariffs, but there are important differences. Including such a difference, which I did not suspect, see the screenshot above. Even if it's an occasional or temporary glitch, be aware.

Operators, price news

This time it's really about price changes. Foreign roaming in MTS (controversial), the appearance of a subscription fee for splitting packages in the tariffs of "Vse" Beeline, the appearance and change in prices for a number of services in some MegaFon branches. As well as some other news and clarifications.

An interesting topic is calls from a cell phone over Wi-Fi, news has also appeared here. But we will discuss this topic separately, there are too many misunderstandings and users' hopes that have not yet come true.

MTS, about roaming

In connection with the approach of the New Year holidays, the news is relevant, I recommend that those planning trips abroad carefully read it. Subscribers of other operators should also "keep their ears on top" and follow the news. The end of November-beginning of December is just the period when the appearance of news on this topic is very likely. The next period will be May-June, but you still have to live until spring. So, what pleased us at MTS?

You can read the news here, it is very ambiguous. The news media gladly “unsubscribed” about a large-scale rise in prices, but their job is to interest the public. And the public, as you know, is primarily interested in sensationalism and negativity. On the other hand, the operators strive to hide the "bug" in a positive-looking ad, and the thoughtful search for the "bug" has long become our national sport. This time, surprisingly, the news is positive for more travelers. Main points:

Free travel option. From December 9, 2016, it will be reduced to 190 rubles from today's 250 rubles, and the geography of its operation has been expanded almost three times, in addition to the existing 16 countries, 30 new destinations will appear. The option allows you to call Russian operators and receive incoming calls while traveling around the world - 60 minutes a day for a fixed fee. Please note that Free Journey is not compatible with Zero Without Borders, when one is connected, the other will automatically turn off. The option is excellent, although “Zero without borders” is enough for many.

Full list of countries where the option is valid from December 9, 2016: Australia, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, UK, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Spain, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan , Canada, Cyprus, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Netherlands, UAE, Romania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, USA, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Japan.

Beat Overseas option. In fact, these are three different options with different prices and traffic volumes. In addition, the prices of each of the three options depend on the host country, so be sure to explore the options for your country.

The news is that the list of countries in which Beat Abroad operates has increased. Full list: Italy, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic, Thailand, UAE, Great Britain, Switzerland, Hungary, Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, San Marino, USA, Canada, Ukraine, Spain, Israel, Hong Kong, India, Tajikistan, Bulgaria , Singapore, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Basic rates. That is, tariffs that are valid without special options connected by you. And also in countries where the options are not available at all. This is where the rise in price takes place, look for “your” country and price in the news list. We still have many tourists leaving with the thoughts “Oh, why pay in vain, I just need to call once!”. According to the law of meanness, “once” turns out to be more than one and / or long, believe me.

About steamships, planes and Zero Without Borders. Quote from the news: “We also draw your attention to the fact that from November 30, 2016, when you are in Turkmenistan, Cuba, the Maldives, Andorra, Tunisia, the Seychelles, when registering in satellite systems, on ships and aircraft, the discount on the option will no longer work " Zero Without Borders”, and calls and mobile Internet will be billed according to the basic international roaming rates. The basic cost of using the Internet when you are in Iceland, Maldives, Seychelles, Tunisia, in Satellite systems, on Sea and Aircraft will be 75 rubles / 40 Kb, in other countries billing will occur on the same terms. Pay attention not only to the list of countries, but also “sea and air vessels”, until November 30, “Zero Without Borders” operated there. An ambiguous issue with ferries, which, for example, are popular with those traveling around Scandinavia. If I understand correctly, "hooking" on the BS on the shore, you will receive your 10 minutes of free incoming calls of each conversation, and when communicating through the ship's BS, you will pay 250 rubles. per minute.

Beeline, subscription fee for splitting packages into "Everything"

Operators, price news

Bad news for those who have not yet connected additional numbers to their package tariff. You can read it here, quote:

“From December 01, 2016 for subscribers of the tariffs“ VSE! ”, from December 12, 2016 for subscribers“ All in one ”, connection of additional numbers to the general package of services is available for a monthly fee of 150 rubles per month for all connected numbers. The fee for sharing the tariff with other numbers is fixed and is debited from the account of the main number. How many additional numbers can be connected to the tariff still depends on the “ALL!” tariff level, up to 5 numbers can be connected on higher tariffs.

For subscribers of the VSE! line, who have before December 1, 2016. additional numbers were connected, and "All in One" until December 12, 2016, the conditions for dividing the service package do not change.

That's it (in both senses of the word), there will be no more free gingerbread. This was a very strong competitive advantage for Beeline, but an extremely disadvantageous service for the operator itself. Most of those who have connected additional numbers really save on communication, there are few exceptions. Therefore, 150 rubles. subscribers for all additional numbers are correct. They didn’t risk touching those who had previously connected, they left them free. Victory for marketers, but sorrow for financiers? While there is no reason to draw global conclusions, for all operators, different services are fighting among themselves for indicators.

On the other hand, this service in the Beeline version has a couple of serious shortcomings, which now, with the advent of the subscription fee, we have the right to start swearing.

  • When an additional number is connected, it is transferred to the special My Family tariff. If there was a valuable archival tariff, then you lose it forever.
  • After the total package is exhausted, the owners of additional numbers do not start paying for themselves, but continue to use the "sponsor", now the money on his balance.
  • It is not possible to allocate a certain quota of minutes, SMS and traffic to each number. Packages are shared and are spent on the principle of "who had time, he ate it." What can be inconvenient in the presence of an overly talkative wife and / or a child who is keen on cartoons.

Now there are some bad thoughts about shared Internet packages, in Beeline this service is not yet subject to an additional tax. There, too, it is impossible to allocate a certain quota, but if this is done, then I will not be surprised at the appearance of a subscription fee. However, even if they do not make quotas, I will still not be surprised at the appearance of a subscription fee.

Another bad idea about the similar service "Family", with the introduction of which in MegaFon in the Moscow region has been dragging on since the end of September (the appearance was announced, if I'm not mistaken, on 09/20/2016). Did they know something and waited for the appearance of a subscription fee, so as not to start on the obviously “unwinnable” background of free-of-charge in Beeline?

About "Internet forever"

At the same time, one more small piece in your "knowledge box". Recently I was surprised by the long life of one of my Beeline numbers. For a long time it should have been “put on the counter”, cleaned out the balance and taken away. And I read another "surprise" on the same topic. Then I remembered, after reading the correspondence on Twitter. Indeed, if the “Internet forever” option is enabled on the number, then the balance is not reset and the number is not taken away even in the absence of monetary activity. Damn good option for any internet devices!

Operators, price news

Following the discussions in the forums and reading Twitter, I need to clarify: a number / SIM card with the “Internet forever” option really lives “forever” (as far as possible with our operators), but you need to use free Internet on it at least sometimes. If you just throw the SIM card into a distant box, then after 180 days the balance can be withdrawn and the number taken away.

About the prices of MegaFon services

We recently added a link to a Volga branch, setting and/or raising customer service prices and operations in the offices. Not happy, and the trend is not good (although predictable).

Operators, price news

A week later, the news from the site mysteriously disappeared, but I still have a screenshot, “welcome!”. This is to the many bewilderment of commentators about the publications in the reviews of screenshots from operator sites. Indeed, why take a screenshot of something that is so easy to see from the link ?! Yes, yes, look, admire the “404 error”, and everything is preserved in our screenshot! ;). Jokes aside, but, according to rumors on the forums, the introduction of new prices was simply postponed for two weeks, which is why the news has been removed from the sites for now. How many times have I written to you: “Follow the news!”, huh? The operators' news is like this: they appear, change, disappear, reappear. Behind this news, you need an eye and an eye if you want to keep abreast of events.

While I was finishing the text, a few more interesting topics appeared in the news and in your letters (thank you!). But this is for the next time, "you can not embrace the immensity." Otherwise, I would have been sitting for years, adding to the “eternal” multi-page review analyzes of news and letters that no one has needed for a long time. Stay with us, read and remember that the Mobile-Review website does not correct its texts (grammar-spelling and trifles do not count, it happens). In the case of very “hot” claims and updates, I personally agree to a separate paragraph with the subheading UPDATE, the rest of the text remains “as was”. This is my principle "pen = ax", otherwise it would be unsportsmanlike.

About advertising

Here, I couldn't resist. For two days, links from you fell on my mail and on Twitter - confirmation from RBC about how bad everything is in Beeline, the subscriber operator is losing. At the same time, on the RBC website, following the link to this article, MTS advertisements were pouring about what a good tariff they have. Without mentioning the cherished three letters "MTS", so that without claims that this splash screen could be an advertisement?

No, I sincerely believe in coincidences, anything can happen. I'm more annoyed by the volume and intrusiveness of the ads on news sites, it's really taking on disaster proportions. I already wrote in the comments about the sequential transformation of the “feed” of video ads in news articles: about a year ago, a window appeared with a suggestion to watch video ads at the end of the page with the text of the article, six months ago, these videos began to autorun when scrolling to the end of the page, and recently this video with automatically moved to the center of the page between paragraphs, so that no one would definitely avoid viewing. As a result, in less than a year, my traffic consumption on my smartphone has grown from less than one to more than three GB per month with exactly the same behavior. I'm afraid that for all my antipathy towards ad blockers, this issue will have to be addressed. It's just that the arms are twisted.

About Tele2 and Rostelecom

Saw a link to a short article about operators, was published on November 24th. I was interested in the paragraph about auto-renewal of the Internet traffic package for additional money.

I confess, I took a screenshot, but I lost the link and could not find the article itself the next day. But the information is important, and I wanted to convey it to you. Tele2 responded with a neat wording: “So far, there has been no information regarding the launch of such an option in Moscow and the Moscow Region.” Let's wait and see, in some review three months ago I was surprised that they didn't do auto-renewal. If only they did not forget to provide for the possibility of turning off this happiness.

And another piece of useful information for those traveling around Russia. We are talking about the new tariffs of mobile Rostelecom, our review is here. At first glance, the tariffs are identical to Tele2 tariffs, but there are important differences. Including such a difference, which I did not suspect, see the screenshot above. Even if it's an occasional or temporary glitch, be aware.

Operators, price news

This time it's really about price changes. Foreign roaming in MTS (controversial), the appearance of a subscription fee for splitting packages in the tariffs of "Vse" Beeline, the appearance and change in prices for a number of services in some MegaFon branches. As well as some other news and clarifications.

An interesting topic is calls from a cell phone over Wi-Fi, news has also appeared here. But we will discuss this topic separately, there are too many misunderstandings and users' hopes that have not yet come true.

MTS, about roaming

In connection with the approach of the New Year holidays, the news is relevant, I recommend that those planning trips abroad carefully read it. Subscribers of other operators should also "keep their ears on top" and follow the news. The end of November-beginning of December is just the period when the appearance of news on this topic is very likely. The next period will be May-June, but you still have to live until spring. So, what pleased us at MTS?

You can read the news here, it is very ambiguous. The news media gladly “unsubscribed” about a large-scale rise in prices, but their job is to interest the public. And the public, as you know, is primarily interested in sensationalism and negativity. On the other hand, the operators strive to hide the "bug" in a positive-looking ad, and the thoughtful search for the "bug" has long become our national sport. This time, surprisingly, the news is positive for more travelers. Main points:

Free travel option. From December 9, 2016, it will be reduced to 190 rubles from today's 250 rubles, and the geography of its operation has been expanded almost three times, in addition to the existing 16 countries, 30 new destinations will appear. The option allows you to call Russian operators and receive incoming calls while traveling around the world - 60 minutes a day for a fixed fee. Please note that Free Journey is not compatible with Zero Without Borders, when you connect one of them, the other will automatically turn off. The option is excellent, although “Zero without borders” is enough for many.

Full list of countries where the option is valid from December 9, 2016: Australia, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, UK, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Spain, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan , Canada, Cyprus, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Netherlands, UAE, Romania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, USA, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Japan.

Beat Overseas Option. In fact, these are three different options with different prices and traffic volumes. In addition, the prices of each of the three options depend on the host country, so be sure to explore the options for your country.

The news is that the list of countries in which Beat Abroad operates has increased. Full list: Italy, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic, Thailand, UAE, Great Britain, Switzerland, Hungary, Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, San Marino, USA, Canada, Ukraine, Spain, Israel, Hong Kong, India, Tajikistan, Bulgaria , Singapore, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Basic rates. That is, tariffs that are valid without special options connected by you. And also in countries where options are not available at all. This is where the rise in price takes place, look for “your” country and price in the news list. We still have many tourists leaving with the thoughts “Oh, why pay in vain, I just need to call once!”. According to the law of meanness, “once” turns out to be more than one and / or long, believe me.

About steamships, planes and Zero Without Borders. Quote from the news: “We also draw your attention to the fact that from November 30, 2016, when you are in Turkmenistan, Cuba, the Maldives, Andorra, Tunisia, the Seychelles, when registering in satellite systems, on ships and aircraft, the discount on the option will no longer work " Zero Without Borders”, and calls and mobile Internet will be billed according to the basic international roaming rates. The basic cost of using the Internet when you are in Iceland, Maldives, Seychelles, Tunisia, in Satellite systems, on Sea and Aircraft will be 75 rubles / 40 Kb, in other countries billing will occur on the same terms. Pay attention not only to the list of countries, but also “sea and air vessels”, until November 30, “Zero Without Borders” operated there. An ambiguous issue with ferries, which, for example, are popular with those traveling around Scandinavia. If I understand correctly, "hooking" on the BS on the shore, you will receive your 10 minutes of free incoming calls of each conversation, and when communicating through the ship's BS, you will pay 250 rubles. per minute.

Beeline, subscription fee for splitting packages into "Everything"

Operators, price news

Sad news for those who have not yet connected additional numbers to their package tariff. You can read it here, quote:

“From December 01, 2016 for subscribers of the tariffs“ VSE! ”, from December 12, 2016 for subscribers“ All in one ”, connection of additional numbers to the general package of services is available for a monthly fee of 150 rubles per month for all connected numbers. The fee for sharing the tariff with other numbers is fixed and deducted from the account of the main number. How many additional numbers can be connected to the tariff still depends on the “ALL!” tariff level, up to 5 numbers can be connected on higher tariffs.

For subscribers of the VSE! line, who have before December 1, 2016. additional numbers were connected, and "All in One" until December 12, 2016, the conditions for dividing the service package do not change.

That's it (in both senses of the word), there will be no more free gingerbread. This was a very strong competitive advantage for Beeline, but an extremely disadvantageous service for the operator itself. Most of those who have connected additional numbers really save on communication, there are few exceptions. Therefore, 150 rubles. subscribers for all additional numbers are correct. They didn’t risk touching those who had previously connected, they left them free. Victory for marketers, but sadness for financiers? While there is no reason to draw global conclusions, for all operators, different services are fighting among themselves for indicators.

On the other hand, this service in the Beeline version has a couple of serious shortcomings, which now, with the advent of the subscription fee, we have the right to start swearing.

  • When an additional number is connected, it is transferred to the special My Family tariff. If there was a valuable archival tariff, then you lose it forever.
  • After the total package is exhausted, the owners of additional numbers do not start paying for themselves, but continue to use the "sponsor", now the money on his balance.
  • It is not possible to allocate a certain quota of minutes, SMS and traffic to each number. Packages are shared and are spent on the principle of "who had time, he ate it." What can be inconvenient in the presence of an overly talkative wife and / or a child who is keen on cartoons.

Now there are some bad thoughts about shared Internet packages, in Beeline this service is not yet subject to an additional tax. There, too, it is impossible to allocate a certain quota, but if this is done, then I will not be surprised at the appearance of a subscription fee. However, even if they do not make quotas, I will still not be surprised at the appearance of a subscription fee.

Another bad idea about the similar service "Family", with the introduction of which in MegaFon in the Moscow region has been dragging on since the end of September (the appearance was announced, if I'm not mistaken, on 09/20/2016). Did they know something and waited for the appearance of a subscription fee, so as not to start on the obviously “unwinnable” background of free-of-charge in Beeline?

About "Internet forever"

At the same time, one more small piece in your "knowledge box". Recently I was surprised by the long life of one of my Beeline numbers. For a long time it should have been “put on the counter”, cleaned out the balance and taken away. And I read another "surprise" on the same topic. Then I remembered, after reading the correspondence on Twitter. Indeed, if the “Internet forever” option is enabled on the number, then the balance is not reset and the number is not taken away even in the absence of monetary activity. Damn good option for any internet devices!

Operators, price news

Following the discussions in the forums and reading Twitter, I need to clarify: a number / SIM card with the “Internet forever” option really lives “forever” (as far as possible with our operators), but you need to use free Internet on it at least sometimes. If you just throw the SIM card into a distant box, then after 180 days the balance can be withdrawn and the number taken away.

About the prices of MegaFon services

Recently planted a link to a Volga branch, setting and/or raising customer service prices and operations in the offices. Not happy, and the trend is not good (although predictable).

Operators, price news

A week later, the news from the site mysteriously disappeared, but I still have a screenshot, “welcome!”. This is to the many bewilderment of commentators about the publications in the reviews of screenshots from operator sites. Indeed, why take a screenshot of something that is so easy to see from the link ?! Yes, yes, look, admire the “404 error”, and everything is preserved in our screenshot! ;). Jokes aside, but, according to rumors on the forums, the introduction of new prices was simply postponed for two weeks, which is why the news has been removed from the sites for now. How many times have I written to you: “Follow the news!”, huh? Operator news is like this: they appear, change, disappear, reappear. Behind this news, you need an eye and an eye if you want to keep abreast of events.

While I was finishing the text, a few more interesting topics appeared in the news and in your letters (thank you!). But this is for the next time, "you can not embrace the immensity." Otherwise, I would have been sitting for years, adding to the “eternal” multi-page review analyzes of news and letters that no one has needed for a long time. Stay with us, read and remember that the Mobile-Review website does not correct its texts (grammar-spelling and trifles do not count, it happens). In the case of very “hot” claims and updates, I personally agree to a separate paragraph with the subheading UPDATE, the rest of the text remains “as was”. This is my principle "pen = ax", otherwise it would be unsportsmanlike.

About advertising

Here, I couldn't resist. For two days, links from you fell on my mail and on Twitter - confirmation from RBC about how bad everything is in Beeline, the subscriber operator is losing. At the same time, on the RBC website, following the link to this article, MTS advertisements were pouring about what a good tariff they have. Without mentioning the cherished three letters "MTS", so that without claims that this splash screen could be an advertisement?

No, I sincerely believe in coincidences, anything can happen. I'm more annoyed by the volume and intrusiveness of the ads on news sites, it's really taking on disaster proportions. I already wrote in the comments about the sequential transformation of the “feed” of video ads in news articles: about a year ago, a window appeared with a suggestion to watch video ads at the end of the page with the text of the article, six months ago, these videos began to autorun when scrolling to the end of the page, and recently this video with automatically moved to the center of the page between paragraphs, so that no one would definitely avoid viewing. As a result, in less than a year, my traffic consumption on my smartphone has grown from less than one to more than three GB per month with exactly the same behavior. I'm afraid that for all my antipathy towards ad blockers, this issue will have to be addressed. It's just that the arms are twisted.

About Tele2 and Rostelecom

Saw a link to a short article about operators, was published on November 24th. I was interested in the paragraph about auto-renewal of the Internet traffic package for additional money.

I confess, I took a screenshot, but I lost the link and could not find the article itself the next day. But the information is important, and I wanted to convey it to you. Tele2 responded with a neat wording: “So far, there has been no information regarding the launch of such an option in Moscow and the Moscow Region.” Let's wait and see, in some review three months ago I was surprised that they didn't do auto-renewal. If only they did not forget to provide for the possibility of turning off this happiness.

And another piece of useful information for those traveling around Russia. We are talking about the new tariffs of mobile Rostelecom, our review is here. At first glance, the tariffs are identical to Tele2 tariffs, but there are important differences. Including such a difference, which I did not suspect, see the screenshot above. Even if it's an occasional or temporary glitch, be aware.

Operators, price news

This time it's really about price changes. Foreign roaming in MTS (controversial), the appearance of a subscription fee for splitting packages in the tariffs of "Vse" Beeline, the appearance and change in prices for a number of services in some MegaFon branches. As well as some other news and clarifications.

An interesting topic is calls from a cell phone over Wi-Fi, news has also appeared here. But we will discuss this topic separately, there are too many misunderstandings and users' hopes that have not yet come true.

MTS, about roaming

In connection with the approach of the New Year holidays, the news is relevant, I recommend that those planning trips abroad carefully read it. Subscribers of other operators should also "keep their ears on top" and follow the news. The end of November-beginning of December is just the period when the appearance of news on this topic is very likely. The next period will be May-June, but you still have to live until spring. So, what pleased us at MTS?

You can read the news here, it is very ambiguous. The news media gladly “unsubscribed” about a large-scale rise in prices, but their job is to interest the public. And the public, as you know, is primarily interested in sensationalism and negativity. On the other hand, the operators strive to hide the "bug" in a positive-looking ad, and the thoughtful search for the "bug" has long become our national sport. This time, surprisingly, the news is positive for more travelers. Main points:

The "Free travel" option. From December 9, 2016, it will be reduced to 190 rubles from today's 250 rubles, and the geography of its operation has been expanded almost three times, in addition to the existing 16 countries, 30 new destinations will appear. The option allows you to call Russian operators and receive incoming calls while traveling around the world - 60 minutes a day for a fixed fee. Please note that Free Journey is not compatible with Zero Without Borders, when one is connected, the other will automatically turn off. The option is excellent, although “Zero without borders” is enough for many.

Full list of countries where the option is valid from December 9, 2016: Australia, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, UK, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Spain, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan , Canada, Cyprus, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Netherlands, UAE, Romania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, USA, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Japan.

The Beat Overseas option. In fact, these are three different options with different prices and traffic volumes. In addition, the prices of each of the three options depend on the host country, so be sure to explore the options for your country.

The news is that the list of countries in which Beat Abroad operates has increased. Full list: Italy, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic, Thailand, UAE, Great Britain, Switzerland, Hungary, Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, San Marino, USA, Canada, Ukraine, Spain, Israel, Hong Kong, India, Tajikistan, Bulgaria , Singapore, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Basic rates. That is, tariffs that are valid without special options connected by you. And also in countries where the options are not available at all. This is where the rise in price takes place, look for “your” country and price in the news list. We still have many tourists leaving with the thoughts “Oh, why pay in vain, I just need to call once!”. According to the law of meanness, “once” turns out to be more than one and / or long, believe me.

About steamships, planes and Zero Without Borders. Quote from the news: “We also draw your attention to the fact that from November 30, 2016, when you are in Turkmenistan, Cuba, the Maldives, Andorra, Tunisia, the Seychelles, when registering in satellite systems, on ships and aircraft, the discount on the option will no longer work " Zero Without Borders”, while calls and mobile Internet will be billed according to the basic international roaming rates. The basic cost of using the Internet when you are in Iceland, Maldives, Seychelles, Tunisia, in Satellite systems, on Sea and Aircraft will be 75 rubles / 40 Kb, in other countries billing will occur on the same terms. Pay attention not only to the list of countries, but also “sea and air vessels”, until November 30, “Zero Without Borders” operated there. An ambiguous issue with ferries, which, for example, are popular with those traveling around Scandinavia. If I understand correctly, having “hooked” on the BS on the shore, you will receive your 10 minutes of free incoming calls of each conversation, and when communicating through the ship’s BS, you will pay 250 rubles. per minute.

Beeline, subscription fee for splitting packages into "Everything"

Sad news for those who have not yet connected additional numbers to their package tariff. You can read it here, quote:

“From December 01, 2016 for subscribers of the tariffs“ VSE! ”, from December 12, 2016 for subscribers“ All in one ”, connection of additional numbers to the general package of services is available for a monthly fee of 150 rubles per month for all connected numbers. The fee for sharing the tariff with other numbers is fixed and deducted from the account of the main number. How many additional numbers can be connected to the tariff still depends on the “ALL!” tariff level, up to 5 numbers can be connected on higher tariffs.

For subscribers of the VSE! line, who have before December 1, 2016. additional numbers were connected, and "All in One" until December 12, 2016, the conditions for dividing the service package do not change.

That's it (in both senses of the word), there will be no more free gingerbread. This was a very strong competitive advantage for Beeline, but an extremely disadvantageous service for the operator itself. Most of those who have connected additional numbers really save on communication, there are few exceptions. Therefore, 150 rubles. subscribers for all additional numbers are correct. They didn’t risk touching those who had previously connected, they left them free. Victory for marketers, but sadness for financiers? While there is no reason to draw global conclusions, for all operators, different services are fighting among themselves for indicators.

On the other hand, this service in the Beeline version has a couple of serious shortcomings, which now, with the advent of the subscription fee, we have the right to start swearing.

  • When an additional number is connected, it is transferred to the special My Family tariff. If there was a valuable archival tariff, then you lose it forever.
  • After the total package is exhausted, the owners of additional numbers do not start paying for themselves, but continue to use the "sponsor", now the money on his balance.
  • It is not possible to allocate a certain quota of minutes, SMS and traffic to each number. Packages are shared and are spent on the principle of "who had time, he ate it." What can be inconvenient in the presence of an overly talkative wife and / or a child who is keen on cartoons.

Now there are some bad thoughts about shared Internet packages, in Beeline this service is not yet subject to an additional tax. There, too, it is impossible to allocate a certain quota, but if this is done, then I will not be surprised at the appearance of a subscription fee. However, even if they do not make quotas, I will still not be surprised at the appearance of a subscription fee.

Another bad idea about the similar service "Family", with the introduction of which in MegaFon in the Moscow region has been dragging on since the end of September (the appearance was announced, if I'm not mistaken, on 09/20/2016). Did they know something and waited for the appearance of a subscription fee, so as not to start on the obviously “unwinnable” background of free-of-charge in Beeline?

About "Internet forever"

At the same time, one more small piece in your "knowledge box". Recently I was surprised by the long life of one of my Beeline numbers. For a long time it should have been “put on the counter”, cleaned out the balance and taken away. And I read another "surprise" on the same topic. Then I remembered, after reading the correspondence on Twitter. Indeed, if the “Internet forever” option is enabled on the number, then the balance is not reset and the number is not taken away even in the absence of monetary activity. Damn good option for any internet devices!

Following the discussions in the forums and reading Twitter, I need to clarify: a number / SIM card with the “Internet forever” option really lives “forever” (as far as possible with our operators), but you need to use free Internet on it at least sometimes. If you just throw the SIM card into a distant box, then after 180 days the balance can be withdrawn and the number taken away.

About the prices of MegaFon services

Recently, we have added a link to the Volga branch, setting and / or raising prices for customer service and operations in offices. Not happy, and the trend is not good (although predictable).

We recently added a link to the Volga branch, set and/or raise prices for customer service and office operations. Not happy, and the trend is not good (although predictable).

A week later, the news from the site mysteriously disappeared, but I still have a screenshot, “welcome!”. This is to the many bewilderment of commentators about the publications in the reviews of screenshots from operator sites. Indeed, why take a screenshot of something that is so easy to see from the link ?! Yes, yes, look, admire the “404 error”, and everything is preserved in our screenshot! ;). Jokes aside, but, according to rumors on the forums, the introduction of new prices was simply postponed for two weeks, which is why the news has been removed from the sites for now. How many times have I written to you: “Follow the news!”, huh? The operators' news is like this: they appear, change, disappear, reappear. Behind this news, you need an eye and an eye if you want to keep abreast of events.

While I was finishing the text, a few more interesting topics appeared in the news and in your letters (thank you!). But this is for the next time, "you can not embrace the immensity." Otherwise, I would have been sitting for years, adding to the “eternal” multi-page review analyzes of news and letters that no one has needed for a long time. Stay with us, read and remember that the Mobile-Review website does not correct its texts (grammar-spelling and trifles do not count, it happens). In the case of very “hot” claims and updates, I personally agree to a separate paragraph with the subheading UPDATE, the rest of the text remains “as was”. This is my principle "pen = ax", otherwise it would be unsportsmanlike.

About advertising

Here, I couldn't resist. For two days, links from you fell on my mail and on Twitter - confirmation from RBC about how bad everything is in Beeline, the subscriber operator is losing. At the same time, on the RBC website, following the link to this article, MTS advertisements were pouring about what a good tariff they have. Without mentioning the cherished three letters "MTS", so that without claims that this splash screen could be an advertisement?

No, I sincerely believe in coincidences, anything can happen. I'm more annoyed by the volume and intrusiveness of the ads on news sites, it's really taking on disaster proportions. I already wrote in the comments about the sequential transformation of the “feed” of video ads in news articles: about a year ago, a window appeared with a suggestion to watch video ads at the end of the page with the text of the article, six months ago, these videos began to autorun when scrolling to the end of the page, and recently this video with automatically moved to the center of the page between paragraphs, so that no one would definitely avoid viewing. As a result, in less than a year, my traffic consumption on my smartphone has grown from less than one to more than three GB per month with exactly the same behavior. I'm afraid that for all my antipathy towards ad blockers, this issue will have to be addressed. It's just that the arms are twisted.

About Tele2 and Rostelecom

Saw a link to a short article about operators, was published on November 24th. I was interested in the paragraph about auto-renewal of the Internet traffic package for additional money.

I confess, I took a screenshot, but I lost the link and could not find the article itself the next day. But the information is important, and I wanted to convey it to you. Tele2 responded with a neat wording: “So far, there has been no information regarding the launch of such an option in Moscow and the Moscow Region.” Let's wait and see, in some review three months ago I was surprised that they didn't do auto-renewal. If only they did not forget to provide for the possibility of turning off this happiness.

And another piece of useful information for those traveling around Russia. We are talking about the new tariffs of mobile Rostelecom, our review is here. At first glance, the tariffs are identical to Tele2 tariffs, but there are important differences. Including such a difference, which I did not suspect, see the screenshot above. Even if it's an occasional or temporary glitch, be aware.