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MegaFon, Stay at Home option - everything is free and unlimited in one bottle. The function of recording a conversation in Tinkoff Mobile. Tele2, how to stay at home and consume alcohol-containing liquids. Subscriber migration statistics according to MTS. Identity Verification is a fabulously primitive scam that probably works on someone.

MegaFon, Stay at home option

Operators, news tariffs and services

By connecting a special option, MegaFon subscribers get free and unlimited access to a variety of useful resources and services. Everything is collected on a separate site, conveniently and clearly. Read the press release here, some quotes:

“Subscribers get unlimited access to WhatsApp, Viber, eMotion, Facebook Messenger, TamTam, Snapchat, Skype, email services Gmail, Yandex.Mail, Mail.ru.

You can use the Delivery Club, Yandex.Food, Sbermarket food delivery services for free, make purchases on the websites of Apteka.ru, All pharmacies, Zdravcity, and also receive online consultations from doctors on the Doctor Nearby resource.

For those who prefer to spend time usefully, unlimited access to the resources "Interactive Yandex.Textbook", "Open Education", the Skyeng English language learning service is available.

In addition, MegaFon subscribers get unlimited access to MegaFon TV resources and MegaFon Books and MegaFon Press services.

It is clear that this kind of lafa cannot last forever, and as of today, free access has been announced until May 31, 2020. But during quarantine, it can be very useful. And be sure to check out the Stay at Home website in any case, even if you are not a MegaFon subscriber, there is a good collection of links with brief annotations. The audience of this service/option is not as wide as it might seem at first glance, a lot of things overlap. A lot of MegaFon subscribers have connected unlimited Internet for themselves, on many MegaFon package tariffs there are already unlimited instant messengers, and on tariffs without a monthly fee, completely free traffic will still not work. True, if you managed to “shake out” yourself a personal offer in the form of the “All for One” tariff, you can read the review here, then the combination of traffic of 1 rub./MB and free-unlimited traffic for the option under discussion can be very attractive.

MTS, about the migration of subscribers to the Moscow region

So MTS shared their statistics on the migration of subscribers to the Moscow region and other regions. The press release with the numbers is short, so I'm quoting it almost in its entirety and I won't even look for the link.

“MTS, using big data analytics, analyzed the totality of depersonalized metrics of subscribers in the Moscow region from March 25 to April 8. More than 15% of the residents of the capital, who are MTS subscribers, decided to wait out the period of self-isolation outside the city: 79% of them went to the Moscow region, 21% - to other regions.

The peak of migration in the Moscow region fell on March 28 - the first day off after the announcement of the extension of non-working days until April 30. The vast majority - 85% of those who moved to country houses, cottage and summer cottages, continue to stay in them for a long time. About 15% travel to Moscow from time to time.

The data on the movement of Muscovites to the Moscow region during the period of self-isolation is comparable to the volume of movements of residents of the capital towards the region and other regions on the eve of the weekend in the summer period of last year. In particular, in June and July 2019, about 15% of residents also left Moscow every Friday. The difference is that in the summer of 2019, almost all those who left returned back on Sunday evening or Monday morning. Now the length of stay outside the city has increased significantly.

The relocation of Moscow residents influenced the shift in the load on the mobile network towards the region. The average daily growth of mobile voice traffic in the Moscow Region on a non-working day during the period of self-isolation compared to a normal working day of the current year amounted to more than 23%, mobile data traffic - more than 30%. The Internet traffic of fixed-line Internet users increased by 40% in the Moscow region over the same period.

Tinkoff Mobile, call recording

I remembered the eternal debate about whether operators keep records of their subscribers' conversations. Most likely, they don’t store it yet, but even if they do, they share it only with law enforcement officers, no one is going to share the records with us. But now you can easily organize the recording and creation of an archive of your conversations. Of course, we are talking only about recording your own conversations, it is impossible to record other people's dialogues. Quote from the press release:

  • record incoming and outgoing calls
  • store them in the Tinkoff Mobile app
  • download audio recordings, share them via instant messengers, social networks, etc.
  • Make personal voice notes in the mobile app, automatically transcribe recorded calls and notes through Tinkoff VoiceKit speech recognition technology (next version)".

Operators, fare news and services

Instructions for use:

You can connect the call recording service in the Tinkoff Mobile application in the Services section. Calls and voice messages are recorded using the technical number 333. To record an outgoing call, you must:

  • Call 333
  • Click Add Call
  • Call the desired subscriber and, after connecting with him, merge calls

To record a conversation that has already started:

  • While on a call with a contact, tap on the Add Call screen
  • Call 333
  • Merge calls and start recording

To record a voice memo, dial 333 and dictate a message.

After the call ends, the recording will immediately appear and will be available in the future in the Tinkoff Mobile application in the "Events" -> "Calls" section. Recordings will be available only to the subscriber, who will be able to manage them at will. They can be downloaded and saved to your smartphone, as well as sent by e-mail, SMS or forwarded to any of the messengers.

Good and useful thing. Of course, not everyone needs the call recording functionality, but those who need it can really need it, and these users will be happy with the service. The call recording function is present at least in some smartphones, but the Tinkoff Mobile application is richer in functionality and has several major advantages:

  • Since the conversation is recorded on the operator's side, the quality of the recording of your interlocutor's speech should be noticeably higher. And we are more often interested in recording exactly the speech of the interlocutor;
  • According to the description (". download recordings. "), the recordings are stored on the operator's server and do not clog the smartphone's memory. Although this still needs to be dealt with;
  • The promised speech-to-text functionality is a good thing. If it works satisfactorily, it can become a valuable service for someone. I suspect that this functionality will already be for a fee, but it’s not a pity to pay for such a thing.

In principle, you can certainly find all this and assemble all the components with pens, it is possible that it will even turn out for free. Including sending a record through messengers. But there is a lot of trouble, and simple management through a single interface is clearly more convenient. In general, for someone it will be a good gift and, perhaps, even a competitive advantage of Tinkoff Mobile.

Instruction for "inmates" from Tele2

Operators, tariff and service news

A kind person sent scans of leaflets found in the mailbox. According to the author of the letter, the Tele2 SIM-card was completed with leaflets. Yes, for a long time I have not encountered cases of such Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 32 GB Black here's the unaddressed distribution of SIM cards. On the other hand, how is such a “delivery” fundamentally different from an envelope with a SIM card bought at the supermarket checkout? In the store, too, after all, they ask for a passport only when selling alcohol, and a sim card - please, without any unnecessary formalities.

Operators, news tariffs and services

About a year ago, when I first saw a long line of boxes with sim cards in a supermarket, I asked the operators about the performance of sim cards without registration or with registration “from the bulldozer”. It seems that everything is fine there and without passing through the great sacrament of registration, the sim card will not work at all. By the way, Tele2 encourages "contactless" delivery of SIM cards, a quote from a press release:

“Tele2 supports its customers who are in self-isolation mode and introduces a new format for interaction between company employees and online store users. During the pandemic, residents of Moscow and the region can use contactless delivery when ordering SIM cards on the operator's website. Delivery time is from one to four days. The service is provided free of charge.

To use the new service, the client needs to place an order on the website of the Tele2 online store and select the contactless delivery option in the “Receipt Method” column. After placing an order, the call center operator contacts the client to confirm and clarify the address and place where it will be necessary to leave the SIM card. Informing customers about the service provided is via SMS.

When choosing contactless delivery, the client can pay for the order after receiving it. Together with the notification of the arrival of the courier, the subscriber receives a reminder to install the ID.Abonent mobile application. With it, he will be able to pay for the goods and activate the SIM card without leaving home. This service allows you to remotely confirm the authenticity of documents. To activate the SIM card and use communication services, you need to take a selfie, upload a passport photo and sign an agreement in the application. The finished document can be downloaded from the link in the SMS.

The coronavirus and self-isolation have been dragged in again, . introduces a new format of interaction between company employees and users of the online store. Yes, yes, a new format that is already a hundred years old at lunchtime, but okay. In principle, coronavirus is a good and right reason in this case.

Returning to the "instructions for behavior" performed by Tele2. Slightly confused by the paragraph about disinfection with alcohol-containing liquids. The phrase is quite commonplace, and I read an explanation that it is possible to speak seriously about the disinfecting properties of such a liquid if it contains 60% alcohol or more. And in everyday life, you yourself understand, in 95% of cases the only available alcohol-containing solution - banal vodka with a strength of 40 degrees, will not be enough for disinfection. No, I remember some Smirnoff 50 degrees with a black label, but still not enough. In general, if you are not a doctor and not a professional moonshiner, then buy disinfectants, they are inexpensive. Another life hack: alkali is extremely effective in the fight against coronavirus, so even laundry soap will work better against the virus than vodka. And soda is definitely better.

Identity check

Operators, tariff and service news

Yeah, Identity Check. Rather, checking the cash on your card. With the subsequent transfer of this cash where it should be. Got a screenshot from the internet. Oh, how primitive! At first I laughed, then thought about it: after all, divorce will probably work with many. Again, the magic of big numbers: if, on the wave of self-isolation, such “reference” sites are scattered over the network and at least 0.1% of those who read it will lead, it will be very decent money with microscopic organizational costs. And someone will definitely lead, because for everyone who pays via the Internet, the format of the details entered is well known and familiar. Alas, a very correct approach, instead of a long and laborious individual "processing" of the victim, spend a minimum of time and resources on scattering the bait on the mass market. A good reason to remind relatives that fraud comes in a variety of formats, including such primitive ones.

Operators, tariff and service news

MegaFon, Stay at Home option - everything is free and unlimited in one bottle. The function of recording a conversation in Tinkoff Mobile. Tele2, how to stay at home and consume alcohol-containing liquids. Subscriber migration statistics according to MTS. Identity Verification is a fabulously primitive scam that probably works on someone.

MegaFon, Stay at home option

Operators, news tariffs and services

By connecting a special option, MegaFon subscribers get free and unlimited access to a variety of useful resources and services. Everything is collected on a separate site, conveniently and clearly. Read the press release here, some quotes:

“Subscribers get unlimited access to WhatsApp, Viber, eMotion, Facebook Messenger, TamTam, Snapchat, Skype, email services Gmail, Yandex.Mail, Mail.ru.

You can use the Delivery Club, Yandex.Food, Sbermarket food delivery services for free, make purchases on the websites of Apteka.ru, All pharmacies, Zdravcity, and also receive online consultations from doctors on the Doctor Nearby resource.

For those who prefer to spend time usefully, unlimited access to the resources "Interactive Yandex.Textbook", "Open Education", the Skyeng English language learning service is available.

In addition, MegaFon subscribers get unlimited access to MegaFon TV resources and MegaFon Books and MegaFon Press services.

It is clear that this kind of lafa cannot last forever, and as of today, free access has been announced until May 31, 2020. But during quarantine, it can be very useful. And be sure to check out the Stay at Home website in any case, even if you are not a MegaFon subscriber, there is a good collection of links with brief annotations. The audience of this service/option is not as wide as it might seem at first glance, a lot of things overlap. A lot of MegaFon subscribers have connected unlimited Internet for themselves, on many MegaFon package tariffs there are already unlimited instant messengers, and on tariffs without a monthly fee, completely free traffic will still not work. True, if you managed to “shake out” yourself a personal offer in the form of the “All for One” tariff, you can read the review here, then the combination of traffic of 1 rub./MB and free-unlimited traffic for the option under discussion can be very attractive.

MTS, about the migration of subscribers to the Moscow region

Here, MTS shared their statistics on the migration of subscribers to the Moscow region and other regions. The press release with the numbers is short, so I'm quoting it almost in its entirety and I won't even look for the link.

“MTS, using big data analytics, analyzed the totality of depersonalized metrics of subscribers in the Moscow region from March 25 to April 8. More than 15% of the residents of the capital, who are MTS subscribers, decided to wait out the period of self-isolation outside the city: 79% of them went to the Moscow region, 21% - to other regions.

The peak of migration in the Moscow region fell on March 28 - the first day off after the announcement of the extension of non-working days until April 30. The vast majority - 85% of those who moved to country houses, cottage and summer cottages, continue to stay in them for a long time. About 15% travel to Moscow from time to time.

The data on the movement of Muscovites to the Moscow region during the period of self-isolation is comparable to the volume of movements of residents of the capital towards the region and other regions on the eve of the weekend in the summer period of last year. In particular, in June and July 2019, about 15% of residents also left Moscow every Friday. The difference is that in the summer of 2019, almost all those who left returned back on Sunday evening or Monday morning. Now the length of stay outside the city has increased significantly.

The relocation of Moscow residents influenced the shift in the load on the mobile network towards the region. The average daily growth of mobile voice traffic in the Moscow Region on a non-working day during the period of self-isolation compared to a normal working day of the current year amounted to more than 23%, mobile data traffic - more than 30%. The Internet traffic of fixed-line Internet users increased by 40% in the Moscow region over the same period.

Tinkoff Mobile, call recording

I remembered the eternal debate about whether operators keep records of their subscribers' conversations. Most likely, they don’t store it yet, but even if they do, they share it only with law enforcement officers, no one is going to share the records with us. But now you can easily organize the recording and creation of an archive of your conversations. Of course, we are talking only about recording your own conversations, it is impossible to record other people's dialogues. Quote from the press release:

  • record incoming and outgoing calls
  • store them in the Tinkoff Mobile app
  • download audio recordings, share them via instant messengers, social networks, etc.
  • Make personal voice notes in the mobile app, automatically transcribe recorded calls and notes through Tinkoff VoiceKit speech recognition technology (next version)".

Operators, fare news and services

Instructions for use:

You can connect the call recording service in the Tinkoff Mobile application in the Services section. Calls and voice messages are recorded using the technical number 333. To record an outgoing call, you must:

  • Call 333
  • Click Add Call
  • Call the desired subscriber and, after connecting with him, merge calls

To record a conversation that has already started:

  • While on a call with a contact, tap on the Add Call screen
  • Call 333
  • Merge calls and start recording

To record a voice memo, dial 333 and dictate a message.

After the call ends, the recording will immediately appear and will be available in the future in the Tinkoff Mobile application in the "Events" -> "Calls" section. Recordings will be available only to the subscriber, who will be able to manage them at will. They can be downloaded and saved to your smartphone, as well as sent by e-mail, SMS or forwarded to any of the messengers.

Good and useful thing. Of course, not everyone needs the call recording functionality, but those who need it can really need it, and these users will be happy with the service. The call recording function is present at least in some smartphones, but the Tinkoff Mobile application is richer in functionality and has several major advantages:

  • Since the conversation is recorded on the operator's side, the quality of the recording of your interlocutor's speech should be noticeably higher. And we are more often interested in recording exactly the speech of the interlocutor;
  • According to the description (". download recordings. "), the recordings are stored on the operator's server and do not clog the smartphone's memory. Although this still needs to be dealt with;
  • The promised speech-to-text functionality is a good thing. If it works satisfactorily, it can become a valuable service for someone. I suspect that this functionality will already be for a fee, but it’s not a pity to pay for such a thing.

In principle, you can certainly find all this and assemble all the components with pens, it is possible that it will even turn out for free. Including sending a record through messengers. But there is a lot of trouble, and simple management through a single interface is clearly more convenient. In general, for someone it will be a good gift and, perhaps, even a competitive advantage of Tinkoff Mobile.

Instruction for "inmates" from Tele2

Operators, rates and services news

A kind person sent scans of leaflets found in the mailbox. According to the author of the letter, the Tele2 SIM-card was completed with leaflets. Yes, for a long time I have not encountered cases of such Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 32 GB Black here is the unaddressed distribution of SIM cards. On the other hand, how is such a “delivery” fundamentally different from an envelope with a SIM card bought at the supermarket checkout? In the store, too, after all, they ask for a passport only when selling alcohol, and a sim card - please, without any unnecessary formalities.

Operators, news tariffs and services

About a year ago, when I first saw a long line of boxes with sim cards in a supermarket, I asked the operators about the performance of sim cards without registration or with registration “from the bulldozer”. It seems that everything is fine there and without passing through the great sacrament of registration, the sim card will not work at all. By the way, Tele2 encourages "contactless" delivery of SIM cards, a quote from a press release:

“Tele2 supports its customers who are in self-isolation mode and introduces a new format for interaction between company employees and online store users. During the pandemic, residents of Moscow and the region can use contactless delivery when ordering SIM cards on the operator's website. Delivery time is from one to four days. The service is provided free of charge.

To use the new service, the client needs to place an order on the website of the Tele2 online store and select the contactless delivery option in the “Receipt Method” column. After placing an order, the call center operator contacts the client to confirm and clarify the address and place where it will be necessary to leave the SIM card. Informing customers about the service provided is via SMS.

When choosing contactless delivery, the client can pay for the order after receiving it. Together with the notification of the arrival of the courier, the subscriber receives a reminder to install the ID.Abonent mobile application. With it, he will be able to pay for the goods and activate the SIM card without leaving home. This service allows you to remotely confirm the authenticity of documents. To activate the SIM card and use communication services, you need to take a selfie, upload a passport photo and sign an agreement in the application. The finished document can be downloaded from the link in the SMS.

The coronavirus and self-isolation have been dragged in again, . introduces a new format of interaction between company employees and users of the online store. Yes, yes, a new format that is already a hundred years old at lunchtime, but okay. In principle, the coronavirus is a good and right reason in this case.

Returning to the "instructions for behavior" performed by Tele2. Slightly confused by the paragraph about disinfection with alcohol-containing liquids. The phrase is quite commonplace, and I read an explanation that it is possible to speak seriously about the disinfecting properties of such a liquid if it contains 60% alcohol or more. And in everyday life, you yourself understand, in 95% of cases the only available alcohol-containing solution - banal vodka with a strength of 40 degrees, will not be enough for disinfection. No, I remember some Smirnoff 50 degrees with a black label, but still not enough. In general, if you are not a doctor and not a professional moonshiner, then buy disinfectants, they are inexpensive. Another life hack: alkali is extremely effective in the fight against coronavirus, so even laundry soap will work better against the virus than vodka. And soda is definitely better.

Identity check

Operators, tariff and service news

Yeah, Identity Check. Rather, checking the cash on your card. With the subsequent transfer of this cash where it should be. Got a screenshot from the internet. Oh, how primitive! At first I laughed, then thought about it: after all, divorce will probably work with many. Again, the magic of big numbers: if, on the wave of self-isolation, such “reference” sites are scattered over the network and at least 0.1% of those who read it will lead, it will be very decent money with microscopic organizational costs. And someone will definitely lead, because for everyone who pays via the Internet, the format of the details entered is well known and familiar. Alas, a very correct approach, instead of a long and laborious individual "processing" of the victim, spend a minimum of time and resources on scattering the bait on the mass market. A good reason to remind relatives that fraud comes in a variety of formats, including such primitive ones.

Operators, tariff and service news

MegaFon, the Stay at Home option - everything is free and unlimited in one package. The function of recording a conversation in Tinkoff Mobile. Tele2, how to stay at home and consume alcohol-containing liquids. Subscriber migration statistics according to MTS. Identity Verification is a fabulously primitive scam that probably works on someone.

MegaFon, Stay at home option

Operators, news tariffs and services

By connecting a special option, MegaFon subscribers get free and unlimited access to a variety of useful resources and services. Everything is collected on a separate site, conveniently and clearly. Read the press release here, some quotes:

“Subscribers get unlimited access to WhatsApp, Viber, eMotion, Facebook Messenger, TamTam, Snapchat, Skype, email services Gmail, Yandex.Mail, Mail.ru.

You can use the Delivery Club, Yandex.Food, Sbermarket food delivery services for free, make purchases on the websites of Apteka.ru, All pharmacies, Zdravcity, and also receive online consultations from doctors on the Doctor Nearby resource.

For those who prefer to spend time usefully, unlimited access to the resources "Interactive Yandex.Textbook", "Open Education", the Skyeng English language learning service is available.

In addition, MegaFon subscribers get unlimited access to MegaFon TV resources and MegaFon Books and MegaFon Press services.

It is clear that this kind of lafa cannot last forever, and as of today, free access has been announced until May 31, 2020. But during quarantine, it can be very useful. And be sure to check out the Stay at Home website in any case, even if you are not a MegaFon subscriber, there is a good collection of links with brief annotations. The audience of this service/option is not as wide as it might seem at first glance, a lot of things overlap. A lot of MegaFon subscribers have connected unlimited Internet for themselves, on many MegaFon package tariffs there are already unlimited instant messengers, and on tariffs without a monthly fee, completely free traffic will still not work. True, if you managed to “shake out” yourself a personal offer in the form of the “All for One” tariff, you can read the review here, then the combination of traffic of 1 rub./MB and free-unlimited traffic for the option under discussion can be very attractive.

MTS, about the migration of subscribers to the Moscow region

So MTS shared their statistics on the migration of subscribers to the Moscow region and other regions. The press release with the numbers is short, so I'm quoting it almost in its entirety and I won't even look for the link.

“MTS, using big data analytics, analyzed the totality of depersonalized metrics of subscribers in the Moscow region from March 25 to April 8. More than 15% of the residents of the capital, who are MTS subscribers, decided to wait out the period of self-isolation outside the city: 79% of them went to the Moscow region, 21% - to other regions.

The peak of migration in the Moscow region fell on March 28 - the first day off after the announcement of the extension of non-working days until April 30. The vast majority - 85% of those who moved to country houses, cottage and summer cottages, continue to stay in them for a long time. About 15% travel to Moscow from time to time.

The data on the movement of Muscovites to the Moscow region during the period of self-isolation is comparable to the volume of movements of residents of the capital towards the region and other regions on the eve of the weekend in the summer period of last year. In particular, in June and July 2019, about 15% of residents also left Moscow every Friday. The difference is that in the summer of 2019, almost all those who left returned back on Sunday evening or Monday morning. Now the length of stay outside the city has increased significantly.

The relocation of Moscow residents influenced the shift in the load on the mobile network towards the region. The average daily growth of mobile voice traffic in the Moscow Region on a non-working day during the period of self-isolation compared to a normal working day of the current year amounted to more than 23%, mobile data traffic - more than 30%. The Internet traffic of fixed-line Internet users increased by 40% in the Moscow region over the same period.

Tinkoff Mobile, call recording

I remembered the eternal debate about whether operators keep records of their subscribers' conversations. Most likely, they don’t store it yet, but even if they do, they share it only with law enforcement officers, no one is going to share the records with us. But now you can easily organize the recording and creation of an archive of your conversations. Of course, we are talking only about recording your own conversations, it is impossible to record other people's dialogues. Quote from the press release:

  • record incoming and outgoing calls
  • store them in the Tinkoff Mobile app
  • download audio recordings, share them via instant messengers, social networks, etc.
  • Make personal voice notes in the mobile app, automatically transcribe recorded calls and notes through Tinkoff VoiceKit speech recognition technology (next version)".

Operators, fare news and services

Instructions for use:

You can connect the call recording service in the Tinkoff Mobile application in the Services section. Calls and voice messages are recorded using the technical number 333. To record an outgoing call, you must:

  • Call 333
  • Click Add Call
  • Call the desired subscriber and, after connecting with him, merge calls

To record a conversation that has already started:

  • While on a call with a contact, tap on the Add Call screen
  • Call 333
  • Merge calls and start recording

To record a voice memo, dial 333 and dictate a message.

After the call ends, the recording will immediately appear and will be available in the future in the Tinkoff Mobile application in the "Events" -> "Calls" section. Recordings will be available only to the subscriber, who will be able to manage them at will. They can be downloaded and saved to your smartphone, as well as sent by e-mail, SMS or forwarded to any of the messengers.

Good and useful thing. Of course, not everyone needs the call recording functionality, but those who need it can really need it, and these users will be happy with the service. The call recording function is present at least in some smartphones, but the Tinkoff Mobile application is richer in functionality and has several major advantages:

  • Since the conversation is recorded on the operator's side, the quality of the recording of your interlocutor's speech should be noticeably higher. And we are more often interested in recording exactly the speech of the interlocutor;
  • According to the description (". download recordings. "), the recordings are stored on the operator's server and do not clog the smartphone's memory. Although this still needs to be dealt with;
  • The promised speech-to-text functionality is a good thing. If it works satisfactorily, it can become a valuable service for someone. I suspect that this functionality will already be for a fee, but it’s not a pity to pay for such a thing.

In principle, you can certainly find all this and assemble all the components with pens, it is possible that it will even turn out for free. Including sending a record through messengers. But there is a lot of trouble, and simple management through a single interface is clearly more convenient. In general, for someone it will be a good gift and, perhaps, even a competitive advantage of Tinkoff Mobile.

Instruction for "inmates" from Tele2

Operators, tariff and service news

A kind person sent scans of leaflets found in the mailbox. According to the author of the letter, the Tele2 SIM-card was completed with leaflets. Yes, for a long time I have not encountered cases of such Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 32 GB Black here's the unaddressed distribution of SIM cards. On the other hand, how is such a “delivery” fundamentally different from an envelope with a SIM card bought at the supermarket checkout? In the store, too, after all, they ask for a passport only when selling alcohol, and a sim card - please, without any unnecessary formalities.

Operators, news tariffs and services

About a year ago, when I first saw a long line of boxes with sim cards in a supermarket, I asked the operators about the performance of sim cards without registration or with registration “from the bulldozer”. It seems that everything is fine there and without passing through the great sacrament of registration, the sim card will not work at all. By the way, Tele2 encourages "contactless" delivery of SIM cards, a quote from a press release:

“Tele2 supports its customers who are in self-isolation mode and introduces a new format for interaction between company employees and online store users. During the pandemic, residents of Moscow and the region can use contactless delivery when ordering SIM cards on the operator's website. Delivery time is from one to four days. The service is provided free of charge.

To use the new service, the client needs to place an order on the website of the Tele2 online store and select the contactless delivery option in the “Receipt Method” column. After placing an order, the call center operator contacts the client to confirm and clarify the address and place where it will be necessary to leave the SIM card. Informing customers about the service provided is via SMS.

When choosing contactless delivery, the client can pay for the order after receiving it. Together with the notification of the arrival of the courier, the subscriber receives a reminder to install the ID.Abonent mobile application. With it, he will be able to pay for the goods and activate the SIM card without leaving home. This service allows you to remotely confirm the authenticity of documents. To activate the SIM card and use communication services, you need to take a selfie, upload a passport photo and sign an agreement in the application. The finished document can be downloaded from the link in the SMS.

The coronavirus and self-isolation have been dragged in again, . introduces a new format of interaction between company employees and users of the online store. Yes, yes, a new format that is already a hundred years old at lunchtime, but okay. In principle, the coronavirus is a good and right reason in this case.

Returning to the "instructions for behavior" performed by Tele2. Slightly confused by the paragraph about disinfection with alcohol-containing liquids. The phrase is quite commonplace, and I read an explanation that it is possible to speak seriously about the disinfecting properties of such a liquid if it contains 60% alcohol or more. And in everyday life, you yourself understand, in 95% of cases the only available alcohol-containing solution - banal vodka with a strength of 40 degrees, will not be enough for disinfection. No, I remember some Smirnoff 50 degrees with a black label, but still not enough. In general, if you are not a doctor and not a professional moonshiner, then buy disinfectants, they are inexpensive. Another life hack: alkali is extremely effective in the fight against coronavirus, so even laundry soap will work better against the virus than vodka. And soda is definitely better.

Identity check

Operators, tariff and service news

Yeah, Identity Check. Rather, checking the cash on your card. With the subsequent transfer of this cash where it should be. Got a screenshot from the internet. Oh, how primitive! At first I laughed, then thought about it: after all, divorce will probably work with many. Again, the magic of big numbers: if, on the wave of self-isolation, such “reference” sites are scattered over the network and at least 0.1% of those who read it will lead, it will be very decent money with microscopic organizational costs. And someone will definitely lead, because for everyone who pays via the Internet, the format of the details entered is well known and familiar. Alas, a very correct approach, instead of a long and laborious individual "processing" of the victim, spend a minimum of time and resources on scattering the bait on the mass market. A good reason to remind relatives that fraud comes in a variety of formats, including such primitive ones.

Operators, tariff and service news

MegaFon, Stay at Home option - everything is free and unlimited in one bottle. The function of recording a conversation in Tinkoff Mobile. Tele2, how to stay at home and consume alcohol-containing liquids. Subscriber migration statistics according to MTS. Identity Verification is a fabulously primitive scam that probably works on someone.

MegaFon, Stay at home option

By connecting a special option, MegaFon subscribers get free and unlimited access to a variety of useful resources and services. Everything is collected on a separate site, conveniently and clearly. Read the press release here, some quotes:

“Subscribers get unlimited access to WhatsApp, Viber, eMotion, Facebook Messenger, TamTam, Snapchat, Skype, email services Gmail, Yandex.Mail, Mail.ru.

You can use the Delivery Club, Yandex.Food, Sbermarket food delivery services for free, make purchases on the websites of Apteka.ru, All pharmacies, Zdravcity, and also receive online consultations from doctors on the Doctor Nearby resource.

For those who prefer to spend time usefully, unlimited access to the resources "Interactive Yandex.Textbook", "Open Education", the Skyeng English language learning service is available.

In addition, MegaFon subscribers get unlimited access to MegaFon TV resources and MegaFon Books and MegaFon Press services.

It is clear that this kind of lafa cannot last forever, and as of today, free access has been announced until May 31, 2020. But during quarantine, it can be very useful. And be sure to check out the Stay at Home website in any case, even if you are not a MegaFon subscriber, there is a good collection of links with brief annotations. The audience of this service/option is not as wide as it might seem at first glance, a lot of things overlap. A lot of MegaFon subscribers have connected unlimited Internet for themselves, on many MegaFon package tariffs there are already unlimited instant messengers, and on tariffs without a monthly fee, completely free traffic will still not work. True, if you managed to “shake out” yourself a personal offer in the form of the “All for One” tariff, you can read the review here, then the combination of traffic of 1 rub./MB and free-unlimited traffic for the option under discussion can be very attractive.

MTS, about the migration of subscribers to the Moscow region

So MTS shared their statistics on the migration of subscribers to the Moscow region and other regions. The press release with the numbers is short, so I'm quoting it almost in its entirety and I won't even look for the link.

“MTS, using big data analytics, analyzed the totality of depersonalized metrics of subscribers in the Moscow region from March 25 to April 8. More than 15% of the residents of the capital, who are MTS subscribers, decided to wait out the period of self-isolation outside the city: 79% of them went to the Moscow region, 21% - to other regions.

The peak of migration in the Moscow region fell on March 28 - the first day off after the announcement of the extension of non-working days until April 30. The vast majority - 85% of those who moved to country houses, cottage and summer cottages, continue to stay in them for a long time. About 15% travel to Moscow from time to time.

The data on the movement of Muscovites to the Moscow region during the period of self-isolation is comparable to the volume of movements of residents of the capital towards the region and other regions on the eve of the weekend in the summer period of last year. In particular, in June and July 2019, about 15% of residents also left Moscow every Friday. The difference is that in the summer of 2019, almost all those who left returned back on Sunday evening or Monday morning. Now the length of stay outside the city has increased significantly.

The relocation of Moscow residents influenced the shift in the load on the mobile network towards the region. The average daily growth of mobile voice traffic in the Moscow Region on a non-working day during the period of self-isolation compared to a normal working day of the current year amounted to more than 23%, mobile data traffic - more than 30%. The Internet traffic of fixed-line Internet users increased by 40% in the Moscow region over the same period.

Tinkoff Mobile, call recording

I remembered the eternal debate about whether operators keep records of their subscribers' conversations. Most likely, they don’t store it yet, but even if they do, they share it only with law enforcement officers, no one is going to share the records with us. But now you can easily organize the recording and creation of an archive of your conversations. Of course, we are talking only about recording your own conversations, it is impossible to record other people's dialogues. Quote from the press release:

  • record incoming and outgoing calls
  • store them in the Tinkoff Mobile app
  • download audio recordings, share them via instant messengers, social networks, etc.
  • Make personal voice notes in the mobile app, automatically transcribe recorded calls and notes through Tinkoff VoiceKit speech recognition technology (next version)".

Instructions for use:

You can connect the call recording service in the Tinkoff Mobile application in the Services section. Calls and voice messages are recorded using the technical number 333. To record an outgoing call, you must:

  • Call 333
  • Click Add Call
  • Call the desired subscriber and, after connecting with him, merge calls

To record a conversation that has already started:

  • While on a call with a contact, tap on the Add Call screen
  • Call 333
  • Merge calls and start recording

To record a voice memo, dial 333 and dictate a message.

After the call ends, the recording will immediately appear and will be available in the future in the Tinkoff Mobile application in the "Events" -> "Calls" section. Recordings will be available only to the subscriber, who will be able to manage them at will. They can be downloaded and saved to your smartphone, as well as sent by e-mail, SMS or forwarded to any of the messengers.

Good and useful thing. Of course, not everyone needs the call recording functionality, but those who need it can really need it, and these users will be happy with the service. The call recording function is present at least in some smartphones, but the Tinkoff Mobile application is richer in functionality and has several major advantages:

  • Since the conversation is recorded on the operator's side, the quality of the recording of your interlocutor's speech should be noticeably higher. And we are more often interested in recording exactly the speech of the interlocutor;
  • According to the description (". download recordings. "), the recordings are stored on the operator's server and do not clog the smartphone's memory. Although this still needs to be dealt with;
  • The promised speech-to-text functionality is a good thing. If it works satisfactorily, it can become a valuable service for someone. I suspect that this functionality will already be for a fee, but it’s not a pity to pay for such a thing.

In principle, you can certainly find all this and assemble all the components with pens, it is possible that it will even turn out for free. Including sending a record through messengers. But there is a lot of trouble, and simple management through a single interface is clearly more convenient. In general, for someone it will be a good gift and, perhaps, even a competitive advantage of Tinkoff Mobile.

Instruction for "inmates" from Tele2

A kind person sent scans of leaflets found in the mailbox. According to the author of the letter, the Tele2 SIM-card was completed with leaflets. Yes, for a long time I have not come across cases of such a Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 32 GB Black, that's addressless distribution of SIM cards. On the other hand, how is such a “delivery” fundamentally different from an envelope with a SIM card bought at the supermarket checkout? In the store, too, after all, they ask for a passport only when selling alcohol, and a sim card - please, without any unnecessary formalities.

A kind person sent scans of leaflets found in the mailbox. According to the author of the letter, the Tele2 SIM-card was completed with leaflets. Yes, I haven't seen this in a long time. Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 32 GB Black Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 32 GB Black here's the unaddressed distribution of SIM cards. On the other hand, how is such a “delivery” fundamentally different from an envelope with a SIM card bought at the supermarket checkout? In the store, too, after all, they ask for a passport only when selling alcohol, and a sim card - please, without any unnecessary formalities.

About a year ago, when I first saw a long line of boxes with sim cards in a supermarket, I asked the operators about the performance of sim cards without registration or with registration “from the bulldozer”. It seems that everything is fine there and without passing through the great sacrament of registration, the sim card will not work at all. By the way, Tele2 encourages "contactless" delivery of SIM cards, a quote from a press release:

“Tele2 supports its customers who are in self-isolation mode and introduces a new format for interaction between company employees and online store users. During the pandemic, residents of Moscow and the region can use contactless delivery when ordering SIM cards on the operator's website. Delivery time is from one to four days. The service is provided free of charge.

To use the new service, the client needs to place an order on the website of the Tele2 online store and select the contactless delivery option in the “Receipt Method” column. After placing an order, the call center operator contacts the client to confirm and clarify the address and place where it will be necessary to leave the SIM card. Informing customers about the service provided is via SMS.

When choosing contactless delivery, the client can pay for the order after receiving it. Along with the notification of the arrival of the courier, the subscriber receives a reminder to install the ID.Abonent mobile application. With it, he will be able to pay for the goods and activate the SIM card without leaving home. This service allows you to remotely confirm the authenticity of documents. To activate the SIM card and use communication services, you need to take a selfie, upload a passport photo and sign an agreement in the application. The finished document can be downloaded from the link in the SMS.

The coronavirus and self-isolation have been dragged in again, . introduces a new format of interaction between company employees and users of the online store. Yes, yes, a new format that is already a hundred years old at lunchtime, but okay. In principle, coronavirus is a good and right reason in this case.

Returning to the "instructions for behavior" performed by Tele2. Slightly confused by the paragraph about disinfection with alcohol-containing liquids. The phrase is quite commonplace, and I read an explanation that it is possible to speak seriously about the disinfecting properties of such a liquid if it contains 60% alcohol or more. And in everyday life, you yourself understand, in 95% of cases the only available alcohol-containing solution - banal vodka with a strength of 40 degrees, will not be enough for disinfection. No, I remember some Smirnoff 50 degrees with a black label, but still not enough. In general, if you are not a doctor and not a professional moonshiner, then buy disinfectants, they are inexpensive. Another life hack: alkali is extremely effective in the fight against coronavirus, so even laundry soap will work better against the virus than vodka. And soda is definitely better.

Identity check

Yeah, Identity Check. Rather, checking the cash on your card. With the subsequent transfer of this cash where it should be. Got a screenshot from the internet. Oh, how primitive! At first I laughed, then thought about it: after all, divorce will probably work with many. Again, the magic of big numbers: if, on the wave of self-isolation, such “reference” sites are scattered over the network and at least 0.1% of those who read it will lead, it will be very decent money with microscopic organizational costs. And someone will definitely lead, because for everyone who pays via the Internet, the format of the details entered is well known and familiar. Alas, a very correct approach, instead of a long and laborious individual "processing" of the victim, spend a minimum of time and resources on scattering the bait on the mass market. A good reason to remind relatives that fraud comes in a variety of formats, including such primitive ones.