Operators, news of tariffs and services

"Gigabyte Control Center" in Tele2. Danycom, now up to 4 sim cards in one hand. Endless modernization of salons and communication salons: is it contagious, or do people just have nowhere to put their money? Restarting the unlimited tariff in Tele2. About the "Content Ban" in MTS, life is becoming more and more fun. A couple more upgrades, and you will need at least a higher education to understand what, how and where to connect so as not to catch subscriptions

Innovative Gigabyte Control Center

Operators, tariff news and services

A funny thing. And probably useful. Advertised as "almighty subscriber". It seems that I already wrote that Tele2 already has too many options for managing its traffic. Yes, this traffic is also carried over to the next month. There are so many possibilities that the average user probably gets confused or forgets some of them. A couple of quotes from the press release:

“Tele2, an alternative mobile operator, launches an Internet traffic control center in the My Tele2 mobile application. It has become even more convenient for subscribers to share, sell and transfer gigabytes to the next month. To support this service, the operator is launching a new advertising campaign.

Millions of Tele2 subscribers share traffic every month. In total, in 2019, the company's clients gave each other 100 Pb. They made more than 4 million transactions for the sale and purchase of gigabytes in Market Tele2.

In the My Tele2 mobile application, a gigabyte control center appeared, which visualizes the most important information - the status of the subscriber, the validity period of the current gigabyte package, the amount of spent and remaining Internet traffic. With the help of special buttons, you can transfer, sell or share traffic.

To support the service, Tele2 launched a new stage of the advertising campaign, the video is available on the Tele2 YouTube channel at the link.

Operators, news tariffs and services

You did the right thing, combining all the traffic management tools into a common interface looks like a rational solution. It became really clear, and it looks like a nice thing. In general, Tele2's policy regarding the disposal of subscribers with their traffic is fundamentally different from the policy of other operators. Business colleagues traditionally sell Internet traffic in such a way as to get the maximum income: the client usually either overpays for a clearly excessive package, or regularly pays dearly for additional portions of traffic. Some meticulous subscribers manage to select packages that are close to their real needs, but these users are clearly not the majority. From this point of view, Tele2's policy appeals to me, and not only to me. The statistics provided by the operator indicate that the data package management tools are quite popular. Therefore, the creation of a special section in the mobile Personal Account is not such a trifle as it might seem from the outside, it is a good thing. Although putting the update of the Personal Account as the center of the next advertising campaign, IMHO, is also overkill, this is not such a grandiose informational occasion.

Danycom, four SIM cards in one hand

Virtual operator Danycom has become famous for its free tariffs, you can read an overview of their latest line here. Thrifty people here were worried that they give only one free tariff for one passport, otherwise it would be possible to hang a garland of sim cards on the wall and change them as the next Internet package is drawn out.

Operators, fare news and services

Until March 10, Danycom has a promotion, a Mobile-Review reader sent a screenshot. Those who need it, take note, "at the request of the workers" the action can be extended, this also often happens. Probably, it can be considered an indirect confirmation of the fact that, despite the love for freebies, the majority of subscribers still spend real money, and not just read advertising SMS. Otherwise, there would be no point in such a "relaxation" on the number of SIM cards per passport.

Upgrade of communication stores

Some kind of upgrade madness, and it seems to be contagious. It is worth starting one, as soon everyone else catches up. Say, this is a “spirit of the times” and all sorts of diversification, sorry for another hard-to-import word. Do subscribers need it? Hardly. I would venture to suggest that subscribers generally do not care deeply about the shape of tables, chairs and the design of the operator's office. They came to the salon for a specific service, and the accompanying dances with a tambourine, even with a striptease, if one is suddenly offered, are not very interesting to them. Who needs it then? Probably, it is necessary for those who spend a lot of money for all these dances with tambourine designs, which then go into their pockets as spent on “innovative renovation of offices”. Well, then you and I enjoy the view of freshly painted walls, which is also not bad.

However, there are also objective prerequisites, sales of smartphones in 2019 did not seem to fall, but they did not grow at the usual pace either. Operators are experimenting with new formats, hoping to attract buyers and "shake up" stalled sales. Read an interesting article on Comnews here, they talk about the new format of MTS stores. Salons will be turned into showrooms (not to be confused with shawarma!), sellers will become showmen and showwomen or showgirls. A little quote from Comnews:

“Showrooms from 150 sq. m, divided into demonstration zones, where it will be possible to test MTS solutions in the areas of smart home and e-sports, to try how new smartphones and applications installed on them from the operator work. Showrooms will be located on the central streets in the cities of presence, they should become a place to demonstrate the MTS ecosystem. The main task of such stores is image-building, so they can be planned unprofitable, the MTS representative explained. During the year, the company plans to open from 50 to 80 showrooms.

Well, the show is so show. Maybe it's really good, the right thing? Personally, I have always treated trading floors in a purely utilitarian way: I came, I found, I paid, I took it away. Or not found and not carried away. The main thing is that the faster it succeeded or failed, the better the supermarket. But people may have a different opinion, and children in general clearly enjoy running around the shops. Especially if some kind of entertaining action takes place inside in the form of a demonstration of the “MTS ecosystem”, whatever they mean by this clever term. Share your opinion in the comments, I'm interested.

Operators, tariff and service news

More news from another region. No, I'm not even talking about a subscription fee of 250 rubles. instead of 450 rubles. an hour from Moscow, that's fine. Muscovites, as you know, got hot, and milking them is a sacred thing! But I'm not talking about the monthly fee, which is predictably different in different regions. When you once again are going to pathetically ask the girl from the subscription service: “Why are unlimited calls to MTS spending minutes from the package !?” and the girl from the subscription service will answer you tiredly and memorized: “Unfortunately, this is how billing works.” As you can see, billing is a very, very flexible thing, and the girl has nothing to do with it. How billing is set up, so it works. An hour away from Moscow (Tula region), billing already works differently, and MTS is not even shy about pointing this out as its competitive advantage.

Tele2, you give unlimited even more unlimited!

I read the news about unlimited access to Tele2 in Penza and thought about it. And the truth is: how can unlimited Internet for a smartphone be made even more unlimited? Or smarter, I'm not afraid of this word? The word “Unlimited” has not only been staked out, but also managed to be canceled, the life of tariffs is so fleeting! Once the news is published, it should be possible. No, well, I know about all sorts of stray things with the replacement of TTL, but after all, this has never been officially advertised by anyone, anywhere. Well, individual craftsmen change, well, they use it, and okay. Shouldn't they be shot for it? Surely the guys from Tele2 managed to make the unlimited even more unlimited, judging by the news here.

It seems that no-limit has not become more unlimited, but simply has risen in price. Why couldn't they just change the price tag? I have no idea, and trying to delve into all regional versions of tariffs is unrealistic. It is necessary to look, perhaps there are a lot of price changes inside the tariff and instead of listing them, they preferred to simply slam the tariff and release a new one with the same name.

About content ban

Recently, I did a review of the tariffs of the "Smart Things" category, you can read it here. Even those who read carefully hardly paid attention to a short paragraph in the description of the Go-Smart tariff:

“The starter package includes the services “Content ban”, “Voice content ban” and “SMS content ban” by default. I had no idea about the existence of the last two “prohibitions”. I always thought that MTS has one “Content Ban” service that blocks everything. But no, live a century - learn a century.

MegaFon has always been famous for various content bans, they have eight of these bans. And all of them need to be reconnected every three months, such is the entertainment so that the subscriber does not relax and is constantly in good shape. Marketers are also in business and in good shape. But I really didn’t know about the three types of bans in MTS. I have always been sure of the existence of one universal service "Prohibition of content", which once and for all saved the subscriber from the content headache. It turns out that there are at least three of these prohibitions in MTS. Further - more, those who wish can read the news on the site here. All the news there is one sentence: “From 03/06/2020, the “Content Ban” service is renamed to “Restriction of Infotainment Services”. Why they changed it, I have no idea. But that is not all. In addition to this "Restriction of infotainment services", there is also a "Total ban on infotainment services", at the end of January I detailed https://cars45. com.gh/2JQ2qq1Yvru4ywHB6LaAQw08 wrote about it in a review here. As far as I understand, simply "Restriction" now blocks content only on third-party sites, leaving the opportunity to joyfully catch subscriptions to MTS's own content services, in particular, to Apple Music, the ivi subscription option, MTS TV, MTS Music, MTS Library, MTS Razvivayka , MTS Games, MTS Fitness, Kaspersky Security for MTS, MTS Radio, MTS Radio+, MTS GOOD'OK. Of course, how can you deprive the subscriber of the most valuable and useful service "Beep" ?? It would be simply inhumane and inhuman, you see. But "Total ban" blocks all content completely, leaving the subscriber only communication services. MTS explained that this "Total ban" is supposed to be used for the Internet of things. And since March 6, 2020, MTS introduced changes to the “Procedure for the provision of content services by MTS PJSC”, you can download the pdf file here. I don’t know yet, I haven’t carefully studied it yet, what they cheated on there and introduced us with an offer. A very long document. But it is clear that they are unlikely to have introduced something pleasant, not the times we have in the yard. If you wish, check the versions of a long document. To be honest, I'm lazy. A dreary business, but there is hardly anything fundamentally new there. They could, of course, show humanity and briefly talk about the changes, and not force them to check the versions, but now it’s accepted. Everyone strives to bury changes deep into a pdf file, even if it's something completely neutral like changing the name of a service.

I would not write about this in such detail, but it was in MTS that one universal “Content Ban” worked perfectly, and now the situation seems to be changing far from for the better. This is not yet a zoo of prohibitions that need to be reconnected regularly, but movement in this direction is not encouraging. Is it possible that MTS will now have to bother with a second content account and other bodyaga? Unpleasant.

Who gave what and wanted to receive it as a gift

All hands did not reach the curious material, a few quotes.

“Research project Beeline.Analytics has compiled a rating of the most anticipated gifts for February 23 and March 8. To find out what gifts are really desirable, the research project Beeline.Analytics interviewed more than 1600 men and women in 80 cities of Russia.

About 45% of the women surveyed do not hide their wishes for a gift from their second half. They have set a goal in advance for themselves - to receive a specific gift - and do not hesitate to say this directly, they even make wish lists. And those who prefer to limit themselves to hints or tips turned out to be only 8% of women.

At the same time, 77% of the men surveyed do not consider it necessary to at least hint about their preferences, allowing loved ones to show their creativity and thus not limiting the freedom of choice. At the same time, every fifth man still voices what he wants to receive as a gift.

As a gift for March 8, about 18% of women expect to receive flowers, 12% - a new set of cosmetics or perfume, and 9% of those surveyed also add jewelry to the first two categories. Accordingly, it has become important for women to receive not only the gift they dream of, but also all the relevant attributes of the holiday in addition. The principle “the more gifts, the better” works at any age.

The top 5 most requested gifts include smartphones. About 5% of women singled out him as the main gift. It is noteworthy that this wish falls on the age category up to 30 years - their share is 2 times higher than that of women of other ages. At the same time, older women still prefer bouquets of flowers to smartphones.

The vast majority of men do not have any specific preferences for gifts - there were about 60% of the respondents. And 8% of men do not want any gifts on February 23 at all, defending their position. Nevertheless, during the survey, the strong half of humanity nevertheless singled out 2 categories from among the gifts that they would gladly receive on Defender of the Fatherland Day. 5% of respondents would prefer a smartphone, 5% - perfume. But for a holiday, they still often receive a classic set as a gift - socks, shaving accessories, etc. ”

Who would doubt that you can want anything, but most men traditionally receive socks and / or shaving foam as a gift from lovely ladies. But women's pragmatism surprised me, I did not expect. It would seem that ladies are emotional and unpredictable creatures, while men, on the contrary, are consistent and rational. As it turns out, nothing of the sort. Lovely ladies are well aware of their preferences and are not shy about voicing them clearly, some even make a list of expected gifts. Unlike men, who often do not care, or even do not need anything at all. So they get socks and / or a kiss on the cheek.

Operators, news of tariffs and services

"Gigabyte Control Center" in Tele2. Danycom, now up to 4 sim cards in one hand. Endless modernization of salons and communication salons: is it contagious, or do people just have nowhere to put their money? Restarting the unlimited tariff in Tele2. About the "Content Ban" in MTS, life is becoming more and more fun. A couple more upgrades, and you will need at least a higher education to understand what, how and where to connect so as not to catch subscriptions

Innovative Gigabyte Control Center

Operators, tariff news and services

A funny thing. And probably useful. Advertised as "almighty subscriber". It seems that I already wrote that Tele2 already has too many options for managing its traffic. Yes, this traffic is also carried over to the next month. There are so many possibilities that the average user probably gets confused or forgets some of them. A couple of quotes from the press release:

“Tele2, an alternative mobile operator, launches an Internet traffic control center in the My Tele2 mobile application. It has become even more convenient for subscribers to share, sell and transfer gigabytes to the next month. To support this service, the operator is launching a new advertising campaign.

Millions of Tele2 subscribers share traffic every month. In total, in 2019, the company's clients gave each other 100 Pb. They made more than 4 million transactions for the sale and purchase of gigabytes in Market Tele2.

In the My Tele2 mobile application, a gigabyte control center appeared, which visualizes the most important information - the status of the subscriber, the validity period of the current gigabyte package, the amount of spent and remaining Internet traffic. With the help of special buttons, you can transfer, sell or share traffic.

To support the service, Tele2 launched a new stage of the advertising campaign, the video is available on the Tele2 YouTube channel at the link.

Operators, news tariffs and services

You did the right thing, combining all traffic management tools into a common interface looks like a rational solution. It became really clear, and it looks like a nice thing. In general, Tele2's policy regarding the disposal of subscribers with their traffic is fundamentally different from the policy of other operators. Business colleagues traditionally sell Internet traffic in such a way as to get the maximum income: the client usually either overpays for a clearly excessive package, or regularly pays dearly for additional portions of traffic. Some meticulous subscribers manage to select packages that are close to their real needs, but these users are clearly not the majority. From this point of view, Tele2's policy appeals to me, and not only to me. The statistics provided by the operator indicate that the data package management tools are quite popular. Therefore, the creation of a special section in the mobile Personal Account is not such a trifle as it might seem from the outside, it is a good thing. Although putting the update of the Personal Account as the center of the next advertising campaign, IMHO, is also overkill, this is not such a grandiose newsbreak.

Danycom, four SIM cards in one hand

Virtual operator Danycom has become famous for its free tariffs, you can read an overview of their latest line here. Thrifty people here were worried that they give only one free tariff for one passport, otherwise it would be possible to hang a garland of sim cards on the wall and change them as the next Internet package is drawn out.

Operators, fare news and services

Until March 10, Danycom has a promotion, a Mobile-Review reader sent a screenshot. Those who need it, take note, "at the request of the workers" the action can be extended, this also often happens. Probably, it can be considered an indirect confirmation of the fact that, despite the love for freebies, the majority of subscribers still spend real money, and not just read advertising SMS. Otherwise, there would be no point in such a "relaxation" on the number of SIM cards per passport.

Upgrade of communication stores

Some kind of upgrade madness, and it seems to be contagious. It is worth starting one, as soon everyone else catches up. Say, this is a “spirit of the times” and all sorts of diversification, sorry for another hard-to-import word. Do subscribers need it? Hardly. I would venture to suggest that subscribers generally do not care deeply about the shape of tables, chairs and the design of the operator's office. They came to the salon for a specific service, and the accompanying dances with a tambourine, even with a striptease, if one is suddenly offered, are not very interesting to them. Who needs it then? Probably, it is necessary for those who spend a lot of money for all these dances with tambourine designs, which then go into their pockets as spent on “innovative renovation of offices”. Well, then you and I enjoy the view of freshly painted walls, which is also not bad.

However, there are also objective prerequisites, sales of smartphones in 2019 did not seem to fall, but they did not grow at the usual pace either. Operators are experimenting with new formats, hoping to attract buyers and "shake up" stalled sales. Read an interesting article on Comnews here, they talk about the new format of MTS stores. Salons will be turned into showrooms (not to be confused with shawarma!), sellers will become showmen and showwomen or showgirls. A little quote from Comnews:

“Showrooms from 150 sq. m, divided into demonstration zones, where it will be possible to test MTS solutions in the areas of smart home and e-sports, to try how new smartphones and applications installed on them from the operator work. Showrooms will be located on the central streets in the cities of presence, they should become a place to demonstrate the MTS ecosystem. The main task of such stores is image-building, so they can be planned unprofitable, the MTS representative explained. During the year, the company plans to open from 50 to 80 showrooms.

Well, the show is so show. Maybe it's really good, the right thing? Personally, I have always treated the trading floors purely utilitarian: I came, I found, I paid, I took it away. Or not found and not carried away. The main thing is that the faster it succeeded or failed, the better the supermarket. But people may have a different opinion, and children in general clearly enjoy running around the shops. Especially if some kind of entertaining action takes place inside in the form of a demonstration of the “MTS ecosystem”, whatever they mean by this clever term. Share your opinion in the comments, I'm interested.

Operators, tariff and service news

More news from another region. No, I'm not even talking about a subscription fee of 250 rubles. instead of 450 rubles. an hour's drive from Moscow, that's fine. Muscovites, as you know, got hot, and milking them is a sacred thing! But I'm not talking about the monthly fee, which is predictably different in different regions. When once again you are going to pathetically ask the girl from the subscription service: “Why do unlimited calls to MTS spend minutes from the package !?” and the girl from the subscription service will answer you tiredly and memorized: “Unfortunately, this is how billing works.” As you can see, billing is a very, very flexible thing, and the girl has nothing to do with it. How billing is set up, so it works. An hour away from Moscow (Tula region), billing already works differently, and MTS is not even shy about pointing this out as its competitive advantage.

Tele2, you give unlimited even more unlimited!

I read the news about unlimited access to Tele2 in Penza and thought about it. And the truth is: how can unlimited Internet for a smartphone be made even more unlimited? Or smarter, I'm not afraid of this word? The word "Unlimited" has not only been staked out, but also managed to be canceled, the life of tariffs is so fleeting! Once the news is published, it should be possible. No, well, I know about all sorts of stray things with the replacement of TTL, but after all, this has never been officially advertised by anyone, anywhere. Well, individual craftsmen change, well, they use it, and okay. Shouldn't they be shot for it? Surely the guys from Tele2 managed to make the unlimited even more unlimited, judging by the news here.

It looks like no-limit has not become more unlimited, but has simply risen in price. Why couldn't they just change the price tag? I have no idea, and trying to delve into all regional versions of tariffs is unrealistic. It is necessary to look, perhaps there are a lot of price changes inside the tariff and instead of listing them, they preferred to simply slam the tariff and release a new one with the same name.

About content ban

Recently, I did a review of the tariffs of the "Smart Things" category, you can read it here. Even those who read carefully hardly paid attention to a short paragraph in the description of the Go-Smart tariff:

“The starter package includes the services “Content ban”, “Voice content ban” and “SMS content ban” by default. I had no idea about the existence of the last two “prohibitions”. I always thought that MTS has one “Content Ban” service that blocks everything. But no, live a century - learn a century.

MegaFon has always been famous for various content bans, they have eight of these bans. And all of them need to be reconnected every three months, such is the entertainment so that the subscriber does not relax and is constantly in good shape. Marketers are also in business and in good shape. But I really didn’t know about the three types of bans in MTS. I have always been sure of the existence of one universal service "Prohibition of content", which once and for all saved the subscriber from the content headache. It turns out that there are at least three of these prohibitions in MTS. Further - more, those who wish can read the news on the site here. All the news there is one sentence: “From 03/06/2020, the “Content Ban” service is renamed to “Restriction of Infotainment Services”. Why they changed it, I have no idea. But that is not all. In addition to this "Restriction of infotainment services", there is also a "Total ban on infotainment services", at the end of January I detailed https://cars45. com.gh/2JQ2qq1Yvru4ywHB6LaAQw08 wrote about it in a review here. As far as I understand, simply "Restriction" now blocks content only on third-party sites, leaving the opportunity to joyfully catch subscriptions to MTS's own content services, in particular, to Apple Music, the ivi subscription option, MTS TV, MTS Music, MTS Library, MTS Razvivayka , MTS Games, MTS Fitness, Kaspersky Security for MTS, MTS Radio, MTS Radio+, MTS GOOD'OK. Of course, how can you deprive the subscriber of the most valuable and useful service "Beep" ?? It would be simply inhumane and inhuman, you see. But "Total ban" blocks all content completely, leaving the subscriber only communication services. MTS explained that this "Total ban" is supposed to be used for the Internet of things. And since March 6, 2020, MTS introduced changes to the “Procedure for the provision of content services by MTS PJSC”, you can download the pdf file here. I don’t know yet, I haven’t carefully studied it yet, what they cheated on there and introduced us with an offer. A very long document. But it is clear that they are unlikely to have introduced something pleasant, not the times we have in the yard. If you wish, check the versions of a long document. To be honest, I'm lazy. A dreary business, but there is hardly anything fundamentally new there. They could, of course, show humanity and briefly talk about the changes, and not force them to check the versions, but now it’s accepted. Everyone strives to bury changes deep into a pdf file, even if it's something completely neutral like changing the name of a service.

I would not write about this in such detail, but it was in MTS that one universal “Content Ban” worked perfectly, and now the situation seems to be changing far from for the better. This is not yet a zoo of prohibitions that need to be reconnected regularly, but movement in this direction is not encouraging. Is it possible that MTS will now have to bother with a second content account and other bodyaga? Unpleasant.

Who gave what and wanted to receive it as a gift

All hands did not reach the curious material, a few quotes.

“Research project Beeline.Analytics has compiled a rating of the most anticipated gifts for February 23 and March 8. To find out what gifts are really desirable, the research project Beeline.Analytics interviewed more than 1600 men and women in 80 cities of Russia.

About 45% of the women surveyed do not hide their wishes for a gift from their second half. They have set a goal in advance for themselves - to receive a specific gift - and do not hesitate to say this directly, they even make wish lists. And those who prefer to limit themselves to hints or tips turned out to be only 8% of women.

At the same time, 77% of the men surveyed do not consider it necessary to at least hint about their preferences, allowing loved ones to show their creativity and thus not limiting the freedom of choice. At the same time, every fifth man still voices what he wants to receive as a gift.

As a gift for March 8, about 18% of women expect to receive flowers, 12% - a new set of cosmetics or perfume, and 9% of those surveyed also add jewelry to the first two categories. Accordingly, it has become important for women to receive not only the gift they dream of, but also all the relevant attributes of the holiday in addition. The principle “the more gifts, the better” works at any age.

The top 5 most requested gifts include smartphones. About 5% of women singled out him as the main gift. It is noteworthy that this wish falls on the age category up to 30 years - their share is 2 times higher than that of women of other ages. At the same time, older women still prefer bouquets of flowers to smartphones.

The vast majority of men do not have any specific preferences for gifts - there were about 60% of the respondents. And 8% of men do not want any gifts for February 23 at all, defending their position. Nevertheless, during the survey, the strong half of humanity nevertheless singled out 2 categories from among the gifts that they would gladly receive on Defender of the Fatherland Day. 5% of respondents would prefer a smartphone, 5% - perfume. But for a holiday, they still often receive a classic set as a gift - socks, shaving accessories, etc. ”

Who would doubt that you can want anything, but most men traditionally receive socks and / or shaving foam as a gift from lovely ladies. But women's pragmatism surprised me, I did not expect. It would seem that ladies are emotional and unpredictable creatures, while men, on the contrary, are consistent and rational. As it turns out, nothing of the sort. Lovely ladies are well aware of their preferences and are not shy about voicing them clearly, some even make a list of expected gifts. Unlike men, who often do not care, or even do not need anything at all. So they get socks and / or a kiss on the cheek.

Operators, tariff and service news

"Gigabyte Control Center" in Tele2. Danycom, now up to 4 sim cards in one hand. Endless modernization of salons and communication salons: is it contagious, or do people just have nowhere to put their money? Restarting the unlimited tariff in Tele2. About the "Content Ban" in MTS, life is becoming more and more fun. A couple more upgrades, and you will need at least a higher education to understand what, how and where to connect so as not to catch subscriptions

Innovative Gigabyte Control Center

Operators, tariff news and services

A funny thing. And probably useful. Advertised as "almighty subscriber". It seems that I already wrote that Tele2 has already formed too many options for managing its traffic. Yes, this traffic is also carried over to the next month. There are so many possibilities that the average user probably gets confused or forgets some of them. A couple of quotes from the press release:

“Tele2, an alternative mobile operator, launches an Internet traffic control center in the My Tele2 mobile application. It has become even more convenient for subscribers to share, sell and transfer gigabytes to the next month. To support this service, the operator is launching a new advertising campaign.

Millions of Tele2 subscribers share traffic every month. In total, in 2019, the company's clients gave each other 100 Pb. They made more than 4 million transactions for the sale and purchase of gigabytes in Market Tele2.

In the My Tele2 mobile application, a gigabyte control center appeared, which visualizes the most important information - the status of the subscriber, the validity period of the current gigabyte package, the amount of spent and remaining Internet traffic. With the help of special buttons, you can transfer, sell or share traffic.

To support the service, Tele2 launched a new stage of the advertising campaign, the video is available on the Tele2 YouTube channel at the link.

Operators, news tariffs and services

You did the right thing, combining all the traffic management tools into a common interface looks like a rational solution. It became really clear, and it looks like a nice thing. In general, Tele2's policy regarding the disposal of subscribers with their traffic is fundamentally different from the policy of other operators. Business colleagues traditionally sell Internet traffic in such a way as to get the maximum income: the client usually either overpays for a clearly excessive package, or regularly pays dearly for additional portions of traffic. Some meticulous subscribers manage to select packages that are close to their real needs, but these users are clearly not the majority. From this point of view, Tele2's policy appeals to me, and not only to me. The statistics provided by the operator indicate that the data package management tools are quite popular. Therefore, the creation of a special section in the mobile Personal Account is not such a trifle as it might seem from the outside, it is a good thing. Although putting the update of the Personal Account as the center of the next advertising campaign, IMHO, is also overkill, this is not such a grandiose informational occasion.

Danycom, four SIM cards in one hand

Virtual operator Danycom has become famous for its free tariffs, you can read an overview of their latest line here. Thrifty people here were worried that they give only one free tariff for one passport, otherwise it would be possible to hang a garland of sim cards on the wall and change them as the next Internet package is drawn out.

Operators, fare news and services

Until March 10, Danycom has a promotion, a Mobile-Review reader sent a screenshot. Those who need it, take note, "at the request of the workers" the action can be extended, this also often happens. Probably, it can be considered an indirect confirmation of the fact that, despite the love for freebies, the majority of subscribers still spend real money, and not just read advertising SMS. Otherwise, there would be no point in such a "relaxation" on the number of SIM cards per passport.

Upgrade of communication stores

Some kind of upgrade madness, and it seems to be contagious. It is worth starting one, as soon everyone else catches up. Say, this is a “spirit of the times” and all sorts of diversification, sorry for another hard-to-import word. Do subscribers need it? Hardly. I would venture to suggest that subscribers generally do not care deeply about the shape of tables, chairs and the design of the operator's office. They came to the salon for a specific service, and the accompanying dances with a tambourine, even with a striptease, if one is suddenly offered, are not very interesting to them. Who needs it then? Probably, it is necessary for those who spend a lot of money for all these dances with tambourine designs, which then go into their pockets as spent on “innovative renovation of offices”. Well, then you and I enjoy the view of freshly painted walls, which is also not bad.

However, there are also objective prerequisites, sales of smartphones in 2019 did not seem to fall, but they did not grow at the usual pace either. Operators are experimenting with new formats, hoping to attract buyers and "shake up" stalled sales. Read an interesting article on Comnews here, they talk about the new format of MTS stores. Salons will be turned into showrooms (not to be confused with shawarma!), sellers will become showmen and showwomen or showgirls. A little quote from Comnews:

“Showrooms from 150 sq. m, divided into demonstration zones, where it will be possible to test MTS solutions in the areas of smart home and e-sports, to try how new smartphones and applications installed on them from the operator work. Showrooms will be located on the central streets in the cities of presence, they should become a place to demonstrate the MTS ecosystem. The main task of such stores is image-building, so they can be planned unprofitable, the MTS representative explained. During the year, the company plans to open from 50 to 80 showrooms.

Well, the show is so show. Maybe it's really good, the right thing? Personally, I have always treated the trading floors purely utilitarian: I came, I found, I paid, I took it away. Or not found and not carried away. The main thing is that the faster it succeeded or failed, the better the supermarket. But people may have a different opinion, and children in general clearly enjoy running around the shops. Especially if some kind of entertaining action takes place inside in the form of a demonstration of the “MTS ecosystem”, whatever they mean by this clever term. Share your opinion in the comments, I'm interested.

Operators, tariff and service news

More news from another region. No, I'm not even talking about a subscription fee of 250 rubles. instead of 450 rubles. an hour's drive from Moscow, that's fine. Muscovites, as you know, got hot, and milking them is a sacred thing! But I'm not talking about the monthly fee, which is predictably different in different regions. When once again you are going to pathetically ask the girl from the subscription service: “Why do unlimited calls to MTS spend minutes from the package !?” and the girl from the subscription service will answer you tiredly and memorized: “Unfortunately, this is how billing works.” As you can see, billing is a very, very flexible thing, and the girl has nothing to do with it. How billing is set up, so it works. An hour away from Moscow (Tula region), billing already works differently, and MTS is not even shy about pointing this out as its competitive advantage.

Tele2, you give unlimited even more unlimited!

I read the news about unlimited access to Tele2 in Penza and thought about it. And the truth is: how can unlimited Internet for a smartphone be made even more unlimited? Or smarter, I'm not afraid of this word? The word “Unlimited” has not only been staked out, but also managed to be canceled, the life of tariffs is so fleeting! Once the news is published, it should be possible. No, well, I know about all sorts of stray things with the replacement of TTL, but after all, this has never been officially advertised by anyone, anywhere. Well, individual craftsmen change, well, they use it, and okay. Shouldn't they be shot for it? Surely the guys from Tele2 managed to make the unlimited even more unlimited, judging by the news here.

It seems that no-limit has not become more unlimited, but simply has risen in price. Why couldn't they just change the price tag? I have no idea, and trying to delve into all regional versions of tariffs is unrealistic. It is necessary to look, perhaps there are a lot of price changes inside the tariff and instead of listing them, they preferred to simply slam the tariff and release a new one with the same name.

About content ban

Recently, I did a review of the tariffs of the "Smart Things" category, you can read it here. Even those who read carefully hardly paid attention to a short paragraph in the description of the Go-Smart tariff:

“The starter package includes the services “Content ban”, “Voice content ban” and “SMS content ban” by default. I had no idea about the existence of the last two “prohibitions”. I always thought that MTS has one “Content Ban” service that blocks everything. But no, live a century - learn a century.

MegaFon has always been famous for various content bans, they have eight of these bans. And all of them need to be reconnected every three months, such is the entertainment so that the subscriber does not relax and is constantly in good shape. Marketers are also in business and in good shape. But I really didn’t know about the three types of bans in MTS. I have always been sure of the existence of one universal service "Prohibition of content", which once and for all saved the subscriber from the content headache. It turns out that there are at least three of these prohibitions in MTS. Further - more, those who wish can read the news on the site here. All the news there is one sentence: “From 03/06/2020, the “Content Ban” service is renamed to “Restriction of Infotainment Services”. Why they changed it, I have no idea. But that is not all. In addition to this "Restriction of infotainment services", there is also a "Total ban on infotainment services", at the end of January I detailed https://cars45. com.gh/2JQ2qq1Yvru4ywHB6LaAQw08 wrote about it in a review here. As far as I understand, simply "Restriction" now blocks content only on third-party sites, leaving the opportunity to joyfully catch subscriptions to MTS's own content services, in particular, to Apple Music, the ivi subscription option, MTS TV, MTS Music, MTS Library, MTS Razvivayka , MTS Games, MTS Fitness, Kaspersky Security for MTS, MTS Radio, MTS Radio+, MTS GOOD'OK. Of course, how can you deprive the subscriber of the most valuable and useful service "Beep" ?? It would be simply inhumane and inhuman, you see. But "Total ban" blocks all content completely, leaving the subscriber only communication services. MTS explained that this "Total ban" is supposed to be used for the Internet of things. And since March 6, 2020, MTS introduced changes to the “Procedure for the provision of content services by MTS PJSC”, you can download the pdf file here. I don’t know yet, I haven’t carefully studied it yet, what they cheated on there and introduced us with an offer. A very long document. But it is clear that they are unlikely to have introduced something pleasant, not the times we have in the yard. If you wish, check versions of a long document. To be honest, I'm lazy. It's a chore, but there is hardly anything fundamentally new there. They could, of course, show humanity and briefly talk about the changes, and not force them to check the versions, but now it’s accepted. Everyone strives to bury changes deep into a pdf file, even if it's something completely neutral like changing the name of a service.

I would not write about this in such detail, but it was in MTS that one universal “Content Ban” worked perfectly, and now the situation seems to be changing far from for the better. This is not yet a zoo of prohibitions that need to be reconnected regularly, but movement in this direction is not encouraging. Is it possible that MTS will now have to bother with a second content account and other bodyaga? Unpleasant.

Who gave what and wanted to receive it as a gift

All hands did not reach the curious material, a few quotes.

“Research project Beeline.Analytics has compiled a rating of the most anticipated gifts for February 23 and March 8. To find out what gifts are really desirable, the research project Beeline.Analytics interviewed more than 1600 men and women in 80 cities of Russia.

About 45% of the women surveyed do not hide their wishes for a gift from their second half. They have set a goal in advance for themselves - to receive a specific gift - and do not hesitate to say this directly, they even make wish lists. And those who prefer to limit themselves to hints or tips turned out to be only 8% of women.

At the same time, 77% of the men surveyed do not consider it necessary to at least hint about their preferences, allowing loved ones to show their creativity and thus not limiting the freedom of choice. At the same time, every fifth man still voices what he wants to receive as a gift.

As a gift for March 8, about 18% of women expect to receive flowers, 12% - a new set of cosmetics or perfume, and 9% of those surveyed also add jewelry to the first two categories. Accordingly, it has become important for women to receive not only the gift they dream of, but also all the relevant attributes of the holiday in addition. The principle “the more gifts, the better” works at any age.

The top 5 most requested gifts include smartphones. About 5% of women singled out him as the main gift. It is noteworthy that this wish falls on the age category up to 30 years - their share is 2 times higher than that of women of other ages. At the same time, older women still prefer bouquets of flowers to smartphones.

The vast majority of men do not have any specific preferences for gifts - there were about 60% of the respondents. And 8% of men do not want any gifts on February 23 at all, defending their position. Nevertheless, during the survey, the strong half of humanity nevertheless singled out 2 categories from among the gifts that they would gladly receive on Defender of the Fatherland Day. 5% of respondents would prefer a smartphone, 5% - perfume. But for a holiday, they still often receive a classic set as a gift - socks, shaving accessories, etc. ”

Who would doubt that you can want anything, but most men traditionally receive socks and / or shaving foam as a gift from lovely ladies. But women's pragmatism surprised me, I did not expect. It would seem that ladies are emotional and unpredictable creatures, while men, on the contrary, are consistent and rational. As it turns out, nothing of the sort. Lovely ladies are well aware of their preferences and are not shy about voicing them clearly, some even make a list of expected gifts. Unlike men, who often do not care, or even do not need anything at all. So they get socks and / or a kiss on the cheek.

Operators, news of tariffs and services

"Gigabyte Control Center" in Tele2. Danycom, now up to 4 sim cards in one hand. Endless modernization of salons and communication salons: is it contagious, or do people just have nowhere to put their money? Restarting the unlimited tariff in Tele2. About the "Content Ban" in MTS, life is becoming more and more fun. A couple more upgrades, and you will need at least a higher education to understand what, how and where to connect so as not to catch subscriptions

Innovative Gigabyte Control Center

A funny thing. And probably useful. Advertised as "almighty subscriber". It seems that I already wrote that Tele2 already has too many options for managing its traffic. Yes, this traffic is also carried over to the next month. There are so many possibilities that the average user probably gets confused or forgets some of them. A couple of quotes from the press release:

“Tele2, an alternative mobile operator, launches an Internet traffic control center in the My Tele2 mobile application. It has become even more convenient for subscribers to share, sell and transfer gigabytes to the next month. To support this service, the operator is launching a new advertising campaign.

Millions of Tele2 subscribers share traffic every month. In total, in 2019, the company's clients gave each other 100 Pb. They made more than 4 million transactions for the sale and purchase of gigabytes in Market Tele2.

In the My Tele2 mobile application, a gigabyte control center appeared, which visualizes the most important information - the status of the subscriber, the validity period of the current gigabyte package, the amount of spent and remaining Internet traffic. With the help of special buttons, you can transfer, sell or share traffic.

To support the service, Tele2 launched a new stage of the advertising campaign, the video is available on the Tele2 YouTube channel at the link.

You did the right thing, combining all the traffic management tools into a common interface looks like a rational solution. It became really clear, and it looks like a nice thing. In general, Tele2's policy regarding the disposal of subscribers with their traffic is fundamentally different from the policy of other operators. Business colleagues traditionally sell Internet traffic in such a way as to get the maximum income: the client usually either overpays for a clearly excessive package, or regularly pays dearly for additional portions of traffic. Some meticulous subscribers manage to select packages that are close to their real needs, but these users are clearly not the majority. From this point of view, Tele2's policy appeals to me, and not only to me. The statistics provided by the operator indicate that the data package management tools are quite popular. Therefore, the creation of a special section in the mobile Personal Account is not such a trifle as it might seem from the outside, it is a good thing. Although putting the update of the Personal Account as the center of the next advertising campaign, IMHO, is also overkill, this is not such a grandiose informational occasion.

Danycom, four SIM cards in one hand

Virtual operator Danycom has become famous for its free tariffs, you can read an overview of their latest line here. Thrifty people here were worried that they give only one free tariff for one passport, otherwise it would be possible to hang a garland of sim cards on the wall and change them as the next Internet package is drawn out.

Until March 10, Danycom has a promotion, a Mobile-Review reader sent a screenshot. Those who need it, take note, "at the request of the workers" the action can be extended, this also often happens. Probably, it can be considered an indirect confirmation of the fact that, despite the love for freebies, the majority of subscribers still spend real money, and not just read advertising SMS. Otherwise, there would be no point in such a "relaxation" on the number of SIM cards per passport.

Upgrade of communication stores

Some kind of upgrade madness, and it seems to be contagious. It is worth starting one, as soon everyone else catches up. Say, this is a “spirit of the times” and all sorts of diversification, sorry for another hard-to-import word. Do subscribers need it? Hardly. I would venture to suggest that subscribers generally do not care deeply about the shape of tables, chairs and the design of the operator's office. They came to the salon for a specific service, and the accompanying dances with a tambourine, even with a striptease, if one is suddenly offered, are not very interesting to them. Who needs it then? Probably, it is necessary for those who spend a lot of money for all these dances with tambourine designs, which then go into their pockets as spent on “innovative renovation of offices”. Well, then you and I enjoy the view of freshly painted walls, which is also not bad.

However, there are also objective prerequisites, sales of smartphones in 2019 did not seem to fall, but they did not grow at the usual pace either. Operators are experimenting with new formats, hoping to attract buyers and "shake up" stalled sales. Read an interesting article on Comnews here, they talk about the new format of MTS stores. Salons will be turned into showrooms (not to be confused with shawarma!), sellers will become showmen and showwomen or showgirls. A little quote from Comnews:

“Showrooms from 150 sq. m, divided into demonstration zones, where it will be possible to test MTS solutions in the areas of smart home and e-sports, to try how new smartphones and applications installed on them from the operator work. Showrooms will be located on the central streets in the cities of presence, they should become a place to demonstrate the MTS ecosystem. The main task of such stores is image-building, so they can be planned unprofitable, the MTS representative explained. During the year, the company plans to open from 50 to 80 showrooms.

Well, the show is so show. Maybe it's really good, the right thing? Personally, I have always treated the trading floors purely utilitarian: I came, I found, I paid, I took it away. Or not found and not carried away. The main thing is that the faster it succeeded or failed, the better the supermarket. But people may have a different opinion, and children in general clearly enjoy running around the shops. Especially if some kind of entertaining action takes place inside in the form of a demonstration of the “MTS ecosystem”, whatever they mean by this clever term. Share your opinion in the comments, I'm interested.

More news from another region. No, I'm not even talking about a subscription fee of 250 rubles. instead of 450 rubles. an hour's drive from Moscow, that's fine. Muscovites, as you know, got hot, and milking them is a sacred thing! But I'm not talking about the monthly fee, which is predictably different in different regions. When once again you are going to pathetically ask the girl from the subscription service: “Why do unlimited calls to MTS spend minutes from the package !?” and the girl from the subscription service will answer you tiredly and memorized: “Unfortunately, this is how billing works.” As you can see, billing is a very, very flexible thing, and the girl has nothing to do with it. How billing is set up, so it works. An hour away from Moscow (Tula region), billing already works differently, and MTS is not even shy about pointing this out as its competitive advantage.

Tele2, you give unlimited even more unlimited!

I read the news about unlimited access to Tele2 in Penza and thought about it. And the truth is: how can unlimited Internet for a smartphone be made even more unlimited? Or smarter, I'm not afraid of this word? The word "Unlimited" has not only been staked out, but also managed to be canceled, the life of tariffs is so fleeting! Once the news is published, it should be possible. No, well, I know about all sorts of stray things with the replacement of TTL, but after all, this has never been officially advertised by anyone, anywhere. Well, individual craftsmen change, well, they use it, and okay. Shouldn't they be shot for it? Surely the guys from Tele2 managed to make the unlimited even more unlimited, judging by the news here.

It looks like no-limit has not become more unlimited, but has simply risen in price. Why couldn't they just change the price tag? I have no idea, and trying to delve into all regional versions of tariffs is unrealistic. It is necessary to look, perhaps there are a lot of price changes inside the tariff and instead of listing them, they preferred to simply slam the tariff and release a new one with the same name.

About content ban

Recently, I did a review of the tariffs of the "Smart Things" category, you can read it here. Even those who read carefully hardly paid attention to a short paragraph in the description of the Go-Smart tariff:

“The starter package includes the services “Content ban”, “Voice content ban” and “SMS content ban” by default. I had no idea about the existence of the last two “prohibitions”. I always thought that MTS has one “Content Ban” service that blocks everything. But no, live a century - learn a century.

MegaFon has always been famous for various content bans, they have eight of these bans. And all of them need to be reconnected every three months, such is the entertainment so that the subscriber does not relax and is constantly in good shape. Marketers are also in business and in good shape. But I really didn’t know about the three types of bans in MTS. I have always been sure of the existence of one universal service "Prohibition of content", which once and for all saved the subscriber from the content headache. It turns out that there are at least three of these prohibitions in MTS. Further - more, those who wish can read the news on the site here. All the news there is one sentence: “From 03/06/2020, the “Content Ban” service is renamed to “Restriction of Infotainment Services”. Why they changed it, I have no idea. But that is not all. In addition to this “Restrictions on infotainment services”, there is also a “Total ban on infotainment services”, at the end of January I wrote about this in detail https://cars45.com.gh/2JQ2qq1Yvru4ywHB6LaAQw08 in a review here.As far as I understand, simply "Restriction" now blocks content only on third-party sites, leaving the opportunity to joyfully catch subscriptions to MTS's own content services, in particular, to Apple Music, the ivi subscription option, MTS TV, MTS Music, MTS Library, MTS Razvivayka , MTS Games, MTS Fitness, Kaspersky Security for MTS, MTS Radio, MTS Radio+, MTS GOOD'OK. Of course, how can you deprive the subscriber of the most valuable and useful service "Beep" ?? It would be simply inhumane and inhuman, you see. But "Total ban" blocks all content completely, leaving the subscriber only communication services. MTS explained that this "Total ban" is supposed to be used for the Internet of things. And since March 6, 2020, MTS introduced changes to the “Procedure for the provision of content services by MTS PJSC”, you can download the pdf file here. I don’t know yet, I haven’t carefully studied it yet, what they cheated on there and introduced us with an offer. A very long document. But it is clear that they are unlikely to have introduced something pleasant, not the times we have in the yard. If you wish, check versions of a long document. To be honest, I'm lazy. It's a chore, but there is hardly anything fundamentally new there. They could, of course, show humanity and briefly talk about the changes, and not force them to check the versions, but now it’s accepted. Everyone strives to bury changes deep into a pdf file, even if it's something completely neutral like changing the name of a service.

MegaFon has always been famous for various content bans, they have eight of these bans. And all of them need to be reconnected every three months, such is the entertainment so that the subscriber does not relax and is constantly in good shape. Marketers are also in business and in good shape. But I really didn’t know about the three types of bans in MTS. I have always been sure of the existence of one universal service "Prohibition of content", which once and for all saved the subscriber from the content headache. It turns out that there are at least three of these prohibitions in MTS. Further - more, those who wish can read the news on the site here. All the news there is one sentence: “From 03/06/2020, the “Content Ban” service is renamed to “Restriction of Infotainment Services”. Why they changed it, I have no idea. But that is not all. In addition to this "Restriction of infotainment services", there is also a "Total ban on infotainment services", at the end of January I https://cars45.com.gh/2JQ2qq1Yvru4ywHB6LaAQw08 https://cars45.com.gh/2JQ2qq1Yvru4ywHB6LaAQw08 wrote about it in a review here. As far as I understand, simply "Restriction" now blocks content only on third-party sites, leaving the opportunity to joyfully catch subscriptions to MTS's own content services, in particular, to Apple Music, the ivi subscription option, MTS TV, MTS Music, MTS Library, MTS Razvivayka , MTS Games, MTS Fitness, Kaspersky Security for MTS, MTS Radio, MTS Radio+, MTS GOOD'OK. Of course, how can you deprive the subscriber of the most valuable and useful service "Beep" ?? It would be simply inhumane and inhuman, you see. But "Total ban" blocks all content completely, leaving the subscriber only communication services. MTS explained that this "Total ban" is supposed to be used for the Internet of things. And since March 6, 2020, MTS introduced changes to the “Procedure for the provision of content services by MTS PJSC”, you can download the pdf file here. I don’t know yet, I haven’t carefully studied it yet, what they cheated on there and introduced us with an offer. A very long document. But it is clear that they are unlikely to have introduced something pleasant, not the times we have in the yard. If you wish, check versions of a long document. To be honest, I'm lazy. It's a chore, but there is hardly anything fundamentally new there. They could, of course, show humanity and briefly talk about the changes, and not force them to check the versions, but now it’s accepted. Everyone strives to bury changes deeper into a pdf file, even if it's something completely neutral like changing the name of a service.

I would not write about this in such detail, but it was in MTS that one universal “Content Ban” worked perfectly, and now the situation seems to be changing far from for the better. This is not yet a zoo of prohibitions that need to be reconnected regularly, but movement in this direction is not encouraging. Is it possible that MTS will now have to bother with a second content account and other bodyaga? Unpleasant.

Who gave what and wanted to receive it as a gift

All hands did not reach the curious material, a few quotes.

“Research project Beeline.Analytics has compiled a rating of the most anticipated gifts for February 23 and March 8. To find out what gifts are really desirable, the research project Beeline.Analytics interviewed more than 1600 men and women in 80 cities of Russia.

About 45% of the women surveyed do not hide their wishes for a gift from their second half. They have set a goal in advance for themselves - to receive a specific gift - and do not hesitate to say this directly, they even make wish lists. And those who prefer to limit themselves to hints or tips turned out to be only 8% of women.

At the same time, 77% of the men surveyed do not consider it necessary to at least hint about their preferences, allowing loved ones to show their creativity and thus not limiting the freedom of choice. At the same time, every fifth man still voices what he wants to receive as a gift.

As a gift for March 8, about 18% of women expect to receive flowers, 12% - a new set of cosmetics or perfume, and 9% of those surveyed also add jewelry to the first two categories. Accordingly, it has become important for women to receive not only the gift they dream of, but also all the relevant attributes of the holiday in addition. The principle “the more gifts, the better” works at any age.

The top 5 most requested gifts include smartphones. About 5% of women singled out him as the main gift. It is noteworthy that this wish falls on the age category up to 30 years - their share is 2 times higher than that of women of other ages. At the same time, older women still prefer bouquets of flowers to smartphones.

The vast majority of men do not have any specific preferences for gifts - there were about 60% of the respondents. And 8% of men do not want any gifts on February 23 at all, defending their position. Nevertheless, during the survey, the strong half of humanity nevertheless singled out 2 categories from among the gifts that they would gladly receive on Defender of the Fatherland Day. 5% of respondents would prefer a smartphone, 5% - perfume. But for a holiday, they still often receive a classic set as a gift - socks, shaving accessories, etc. ”

Who would doubt that you can want anything, but most men traditionally receive socks and / or shaving foam as a gift from lovely ladies. But women's pragmatism surprised me, I did not expect. It would seem that ladies are emotional and unpredictable creatures, while men, on the contrary, are consistent and rational. As it turns out, nothing of the sort. Lovely ladies are well aware of their preferences and are not shy about voicing them clearly, some even make a list of expected gifts. Unlike men, who often do not care, or even do not need anything at all. So they get socks and / or a kiss on the cheek.