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MTS: tariff news and more

MTS: tariff news and more

Current price "optimizations" of tariffs and services, the spread of the well-proven MTS Pay scheme to the "Promised Payment", the long-awaited correction of the parameters of the "BIT" option on the MAXI line "All you need" and other news.

Successfully held vacation knocked me out of the working rhythm, I have to catch up. Unhurried mobile Internet with an average speed of 70-90 Kbps did not contribute to maintaining the body in a state of thematic-informational tone. It's for the best: I didn't have to fight the temptation to stay "in the know" of all the "tariff-serving" small things. However, some changes are relevant not only after two or three weeks, they will retain their significance for many more months. Therefore, do not be angry for the sections of "last year's snow" in the review, which are already well known or uninteresting to you personally, you can skip.

“Updating the terms” of archived rates and services

As promised, the "upgrade" took place on July 10, quote from the news:

". We draw the attention of subscribers of the MTS mobile communication network to the change in the conditions of some tariff plans, services and options. You can learn more about the changes in the description of a specific tariff plan or option.

Until August 10, 2012, subscribers of tariff plans whose conditions are changing can change their tariff plan free of charge to any tariff with a federal number that is open for connection and transfers.

An important phrase is an affordable free transition to one of the current tariffs. Recommended for quoting during a call to the MTS contact center. As you understand, we are talking exclusively about price increases, but the term "upgrade" is legally impeccable. Once upon a time, the word “optimization” was used for these purposes, but after my repeated mockery of the “optimists”, the equivalent of a rise in price was replaced by a more neutral term.

The scheme of "updates" of tariffs and services looks extremely opaque. For each individual tariff, a new price tag was published in pdf format, and a link to the description of the previous version was placed at the end of the price tag. A few days later, the links were removed: those who needed it had time to get acquainted, and who didn’t need it, why tease people in vain with the old prices? A summary table / list of price increases was not published, below are the most significant price increases from the forums collected:

  • The daily fee for using the Free Time service is 8.5 rubles. It was – 5.0 rubles, a rise in price by 70%.
  • The daily fee for each "favorite number" is 1.50 rubles. On the tariff plans "Cool", "Caring", "Girlfriends" and "Favorite" the daily fee does not change. It was – 1 rub./day starting from the second issue (the first one is free). Taking into account the abolition of the "free" one LN, the rise in price, according to the most conservative estimates, is about 80%.
  • The daily fee for the "MTS Numbers" service on all tariff plans, except for the "RED" tariff, is now 3.95 rubles. The exclusion of the “RED” tariff from the list of price increases is understandable: at one time I “caught” MTS on incorrect (read – false) advertising, and attempts to “clean” my own news announcements were severely suppressed by search engine caches. This was the only case in the history of MTS when the tariff option was recklessly declared valid "forever", the company's marketers never made such dangerous mistakes in advertising and descriptions. Since then, for MTS, the ancient "RED" has been a sacred cow with unchanged prices. We must give the operator their due: MTS did not go to court with the involvement of philologists-experts (the meaning of the word “forever” is controversial). We decided that it would be cheaper to cancel all subsequent price hikes on the archived tariff and even came up with a special “RED” service in billing.
  • Cancellation of the "Favorable balance" service. This is a separate song, a brilliant invention of marketers.At one time, the prices for a number of popular tariffs were mercilessly raised, but at the same time a “service” appeared that allows you to keep the old prices intact. All that was required was to find out about this service and connect it through the Internet Assistant, the “Favorable Balance” service canceled the price increase for those who are “in the know”. I did not recognize and did not connect the "service" – the fool himself. Accordingly, the increase in the price of all minutes was like “not counting”, the super-service kept the same prices. Today, the prices of minutes have not changed either – God forbid! They just canceled the service, which, as it were, cancels the price increase. Feel the difference? Not? Well, in vain, lawyers feel this difference very well.

The trouble is that users of archived tariffs are "easy prey" for operators. Such clients do not read the news from "licensed media", do not download pdf versions of their "updated" tariffs and do not meticulously compare these versions line by line with carefully stocked originals. Our reviews are also not read, alas. Pay yourself and pay. If you have such acquaintances / relatives, ask and help not to pay for “updates”, until August 10, changing the tariff is free. For example, the “updated” archived “Regional” began to look like a frank mockery of the wallet, the current RED Energy with the option “Calls from the Region for 95 kopecks.” it will be 3 times cheaper.

“Promised payment”, now for 5 rubles

A rather popular service that Vehicles in Ashanti has been actively advertised in MTS. Naturally, they began to advertise after the "update". The essence of the idea is the introduction of a one-time additional fee of 5 rubles. for each promised payment in the amount of 20 rubles. and more. As a bonus – an increase in the validity of the "promised payment" up to 7 days.

In principle, the "Promised Payment" service is beneficial to the operator in itself, and therefore was free. I ran out of money – dialed a USSD command – received a short-term loan – you can call. After three days, the loan amount will be automatically debited, and if the account has not been replenished, it will be debited. Such "nano-lending" helps the subscriber to spend more. It is good for the client and profitable for the operator. The “updated” service becomes even more profitable for the operator, and 5 rubles. "tax" – a small loss for the client. You can read a detailed description of the service here, the maximum amount of the “promised payment” depends on the monthly expenses of the subscriber.

The series of news releases on this topic is an excellent example of financial "throwing" in the depths of the company. For a week, they could not decide whether to impose an additional tax on their favorite corporate clients. Jokes are jokes, but the example is indicative and positive: changed your mind – publish a refutation, and do not quietly correct the text of a previously published news.

The number of incarnations of the "BIT" option continues to increase, there are MAXI, Super, Mini, Demo and some other Promo, if I'm not mistaken. Starting from July 23, the BIT option included in the “All you need” tariff was brought into line with the standard-local version of BIT, having canceled hourly traffic restrictions on MAXI-BIT, read the news here.

We also pay attention to an important line: “. within the options, the provision of file-sharing network services is limited. This relatively recent innovation applies to all versions of BIT, and there is no need to protest against p2p restrictions. Hourly restrictions on the volume of downloaded traffic were inconvenient for mobile subscribers, and their cancellation is an absolute blessing. On the other hand, a certain category of users managed to adapt BITs for torrents, and MTS is not ready for such a consumption model. I once estimated the “torrent capacity” of the “Super BIT” option and counted almost 20 gigabytes of traffic. It was possible to go by cutting the daily quota, but "cutting off" torrents seems to be fairer for the vast majority of users.

"Unlimited for a day": return to the previous price

We read the news about the change in the cost of the service here. In fairness, I note that the price increase from 25 to 30 rubles. per day of daily unlimited (full-speed traffic quota – 250 megabytes) is not a rise in price, but a restoration of the previous price. 25 rubles per day were originally announced as a promotional price on May 21. Introduced simultaneously with the transition to this configuration option for Connects: “From May 21, 2012, the “Unlimited for a day” option is included in the initial service package on all new MTS Connect-4 packages.

No objections, the option is not bad and useful for many, their 30 rubles. "Unlimited for a day" is definitely worth it. You can read our detailed analysis of the "Unlimited for a day" and "Mini BIT" services here.

Black List

Still present as a news announcement, but already interesting. We will definitely analyze the features and compare them with the existing similar services of Beeline and MegaFon. The service is not massive, but very popular, many people change their numbers in order to save themselves from unwanted calls.

It is almost certain that the operator will want some money for his "Blacklist" and in this regard it is necessary to recall the existence of free smartphone software with similar functionality. Also, the "Black List" is in many Samsung phones and Chinese no-name devices. All the same, the service at the carrier level should work more reliably. According to rumors, numbers included in the "black list" will be cut off even if Anti-AON is enabled on the side of the caller.

MTS: tariff news and more

Current price "optimizations" of tariffs and services, the spread of the well-proven MTS Pay scheme to the "Promised Payment", the long-awaited correction of the parameters of the "BIT" option on the MAXI line "All you need" and other news.

Successfully held vacation knocked me out of the working rhythm, I have to catch up. Unhurried mobile Internet with an average speed of 70-90 Kbps did not contribute to maintaining the body in a state of thematic-informational tone. It's for the best: I didn't have to fight the temptation to stay "in the know" of all the "tariff-serving" small things. However, some changes are relevant not only after two or three weeks, they will retain their significance for many more months. Therefore, do not be angry for the sections of "last year's snow" in the review, which are already well known or uninteresting to you personally, you can skip.

"Updating the terms" of archived rates and services

As promised, the "update" took place on July 10, quote from the news:

". We draw the attention of subscribers of the MTS mobile communication network to the change in the conditions of some tariff plans, services and options. You can learn more about the changes in the description of a specific tariff plan or option.

Until August 10, 2012, subscribers of tariff plans whose conditions are changing can change their tariff plan free of charge to any tariff with a federal number that is open for connection and transfers.

An important phrase is an affordable free transition to one of the current tariffs. Recommended for quoting during a call to the MTS contact center. As you understand, we are talking exclusively about price increases, but the term "upgrade" is legally impeccable. Once upon a time, the word “optimization” was used for these purposes, but after my repeated mockery of the “optimists”, the equivalent of a rise in price was replaced by a more neutral term.

The scheme of "updates" of tariffs and services looks extremely opaque. For each individual tariff, a new price tag was published in pdf format, and a link to the description of the previous version was placed at the end of the price tag. A few days later, the links were removed: those who needed it had time to get acquainted, and who didn’t need it, why tease people in vain with the old prices? A summary table / list of price increases was not published, below are the most significant price increases from the forums collected:

  • The daily fee for using the Free Time service is 8.5 rubles. It was – 5.0 rubles, a rise in price by 70%.
  • The daily fee for each "favorite number" is 1.50 rubles. On the tariff plans "Cool", "Caring", "Girlfriends" and "Favorite" the daily fee does not change. It was – 1 rub./day starting from the second issue (the first one is free). Taking into account the abolition of the "free" one LN, the rise in price, according to the most conservative estimates, is about 80%.
  • The daily fee for the "MTS Numbers" service on all tariff plans, except for the "RED" tariff, is now 3.95 rubles. The exclusion of the “RED” tariff from the list of price increases is understandable: at one time I “caught” MTS on incorrect (read – false) advertising, and attempts to “clean” my own news announcements were severely suppressed by search engine caches. This was the only case in the history of MTS when the tariff option was recklessly declared valid "forever", the company's marketers never made such dangerous mistakes in advertising and descriptions. Since then, for MTS, the ancient "RED" has been a sacred cow with unchanged prices.We must give the operator their due: MTS did not go to court with the involvement of philologists-experts (the meaning of the word “forever” is controversial). We decided that it would be cheaper to cancel all subsequent price hikes on the archived tariff and even came up with a special “RED” service in billing.
  • Cancellation of the "Favorable balance" service. This is a separate song, a brilliant invention of marketers. At one time, the prices for a number of popular tariffs were mercilessly raised, but at the same time a “service” appeared that allows you to keep the same prices intact. All that was required was to find out about this service and connect it through the Internet Assistant, the “Favorable Balance” service canceled the price increase for those who are “in the know”. I did not recognize and did not connect the "service" – the fool himself. Accordingly, the increase in the price of all minutes was like “not counting”, the super-service kept the same prices. Today, the prices of minutes have not changed either – God forbid! They just canceled the service, which, as it were, cancels the price increase. Feel the difference? Not? Well, in vain, lawyers feel this difference very well.

The trouble is that users of archived tariffs are "easy prey" for operators. Such clients do not read the news from "licensed media", do not download pdf versions of their "updated" tariffs and do not meticulously compare these versions line by line with carefully stocked originals. Our reviews are also not read, alas. Pay yourself and pay. If you have such acquaintances / relatives, ask and help not to pay for “updates”, until August 10, changing the tariff is free. For example, the “updated” archived “Regional” began to look like a frank mockery of the wallet, the current RED Energy with the option “Calls from the Region for 95 kopecks.” it will be 3 times cheaper.

“Promised payment”, now for 5 rubles

A rather popular service that Vehicles in Ashanti has been actively advertised in MTS. Naturally, they began to advertise after the "update". The essence of the idea is the introduction of a one-time additional fee of 5 rubles. for each promised payment in the amount of 20 rubles. and more. As a bonus – an increase in the validity of the "promised payment" up to 7 days.

In principle, the "Promised Payment" service is beneficial to the operator in itself, and therefore was free. I ran out of money – dialed a USSD command – received a short-term loan – you can call. After three days, the loan amount will be automatically debited, and if the account has not been replenished, it will be debited. Such "nano-lending" helps the subscriber to spend more. It is good for the client and profitable for the operator. The “updated” service becomes even more profitable for the operator, and 5 rubles. "tax" – a small loss for the client. You can read a detailed description of the service here, the maximum amount of the “promised payment” depends on the monthly expenses of the subscriber.

The series of news releases on this topic is an excellent example of financial "throwing" in the depths of the company. For a week, they could not decide whether to impose an additional tax on their favorite corporate clients. Jokes are jokes, but the example is indicative and positive: changed your mind – publish a refutation, and do not quietly correct the text of a previously published news.

The number of incarnations of the "BIT" option continues to increase, there are MAXI, Super, Mini, Demo and some other Promo, if I'm not mistaken. Starting from July 23, the BIT option included in the "All you need" tariff was brought into line with the standard-local version of BIT, having canceled hourly traffic restrictions on MAXI-BIT, read the news here.

We also pay attention to an important line: “. within the options, the provision of file-sharing network services is limited. This relatively recent innovation applies to all versions of BIT, and there is no need to protest against p2p restrictions. Hourly restrictions on the volume of downloaded traffic were inconvenient for mobile subscribers, and their cancellation is an absolute blessing. On the other hand, a certain category of users managed to adapt BITs for torrents, and MTS is not ready for such a consumption model. I once estimated the “torrent capacity” of the “Super BIT” option and counted almost 20 gigabytes of traffic. It was possible to go by cutting the daily quota, but "cutting off" torrents seems to be fairer for the vast majority of users.

"Unlimited for a day": return to the previous price

We read the news about the change in the cost of the service here. In fairness, I note that the price increase from 25 to 30 rubles. per day of daily unlimited (full-speed traffic quota – 250 megabytes) is not a rise in price, but a restoration of the previous price. 25 rubles per day were originally announced as a promotional price on May 21st. Introduced simultaneously with the transition to this configuration option for Connects: “Since May 21, 2012, the “Unlimited for a day” option has been included in the initial service package on all new MTS Connect-4 packages.

No objections, the option is not bad and useful for many, their 30 rubles. "Unlimited for a day" is definitely worth it. Our detailed analysis of the services "Unlimited for a day" and "Mini BIT" can be read here.

Black List

Still present as a news announcement, but already interesting. We will definitely analyze the features and compare them with the existing similar services of Beeline and MegaFon. The service is not massive, but very popular, many people change their numbers in order to save themselves from unwanted calls.

It is almost certain that the operator will want some money for his "Blacklist" and in this regard it is necessary to recall the existence of free smartphone software with similar functionality. Also, the "Black List" is in many Samsung phones and Chinese no-name devices. All the same, the service at the carrier level should work more reliably. According to rumors, numbers included in the "black list" will be cut off even if Anti-AON is enabled on the side of the caller.

MTS: tariff news and more

Current price "optimizations" of tariffs and services, the spread of the well-proven MTS Pay scheme to the "Promised Payment", the long-awaited correction of the parameters of the "BIT" option on the MAXI line "All you need" and other news.

Successfully held vacation knocked me out of the working rhythm, I have to catch up. Unhurried mobile Internet with an average speed of 70-90 Kbps did not contribute to maintaining the body in a state of thematic-informational tone. It's for the best: I didn't have to fight the temptation to stay "in the know" of all the "tariff-serving" small things. However, some changes are relevant not only after two or three weeks, they will retain their significance for many more months. Therefore, do not be angry for the sections of "last year's snow" in the review, which are already well known or uninteresting to you personally, you can skip.

"Updating the terms" of archived rates and services

As promised, the "update" took place on July 10, quote from the news:

". We draw the attention of subscribers of the MTS mobile communication network to the change in the conditions of some tariff plans, services and options. You can learn more about the changes in the description of a specific tariff plan or option.

Until August 10, 2012, subscribers of tariff plans whose conditions are changing can change their tariff plan free of charge to any tariff with a federal number that is open for connection and transfers.

An important phrase is an affordable free transition to one of the current tariffs. Recommended for quoting during a call to the MTS contact center. As you understand, we are talking exclusively about price increases, but the term "upgrade" is legally impeccable. Once upon a time, the word “optimization” was used for these purposes, but after my repeated mockery of the “optimists”, the equivalent of a rise in price was replaced by a more neutral term.

The scheme of "updates" of tariffs and services looks extremely opaque. For each individual tariff, a new price tag was published in pdf format, and a link to the description of the previous version was placed at the end of the price tag. A few days later, the links were removed: those who needed it had time to get acquainted, and who didn’t need it, why tease people in vain with the old prices? A summary table / list of price increases was not published, below are the most significant price increases from the forums collected:

  • The daily fee for using the Free Time service is 8.5 rubles. It was – 5.0 rubles, a rise in price by 70%.
  • The daily fee for each "favorite number" is 1.50 rubles. On the tariff plans "Cool", "Caring", "Girlfriends" and "Favorite" the daily fee does not change. It was – 1 rub./day starting from the second issue (the first one is free). Taking into account the abolition of the "free" one LN, the rise in price, according to the most conservative estimates, is about 80%.
  • The daily fee for the "MTS Numbers" service on all tariff plans, except for the "RED" tariff, is now 3.95 rubles. The exclusion of the “RED” tariff from the list of price increases is understandable: at one time I “caught” MTS on incorrect (read – false) advertising, and attempts to “clean” my own news announcements were severely suppressed by search engine caches. This was the only case in the history of MTS when the tariff option was recklessly declared valid "forever", the company's marketers never made such dangerous mistakes in advertising and descriptions. Since then, for MTS, the ancient "RED" has been a sacred cow with unchanged prices.We must give the operator their due: MTS did not go to court with the involvement of philologists-experts (the meaning of the word “forever” is controversial). We decided that it would be cheaper to cancel all subsequent price hikes on the archived tariff and even came up with a special “RED” service in billing.
  • Cancellation of the "Favorable balance" service. This is a separate song, a brilliant invention of marketers. At one time, the prices for a number of popular tariffs were mercilessly raised, but at the same time a “service” appeared that allows you to keep the old prices intact. All that was required was to find out about this service and connect it through the Internet Assistant, the “Favorable Balance” service canceled the price increase for those who are “in the know”. I did not recognize and did not connect the "service" – the fool himself. Accordingly, the increase in the price of all minutes was like “not counting”, the super-service kept the same prices. Today, the prices of minutes have not changed either – God forbid! They just canceled the service, which, as it were, cancels the price increase. Feel the difference? Not? Well, in vain, lawyers feel this difference very well.

The trouble is that users of archived tariffs are "easy prey" for operators. Such clients do not read the news from "licensed media", do not download pdf versions of their "updated" tariffs and do not meticulously compare these versions line by line with carefully stocked originals. Our reviews are also not read, alas. Pay yourself and pay. If you have such acquaintances / relatives, ask and help not to pay for “updates”, until August 10, changing the tariff is free. For example, the “updated” archived “Regional” began to look like a frank mockery of the wallet, the current RED Energy with the option “Calls from the Region for 95 kopecks.” it will be 3 times cheaper.

“Promised payment”, now for 5 rubles

A rather popular service that Vehicles in Ashanti has been actively advertised in MTS. Naturally, they began to advertise after the "update". The essence of the idea is the introduction of a one-time additional fee of 5 rubles. for each promised payment in the amount of 20 rubles. and more. As a bonus – an increase in the validity of the "promised payment" up to 7 days.

In principle, the "Promised Payment" service is beneficial to the operator in itself, and therefore was free. I ran out of money – dialed a USSD command – received a short-term loan – you can call. After three days, the loan amount will be automatically debited, and if the account has not been replenished, it will be debited. Such "nano-lending" helps the subscriber to spend more. It is good for the client and profitable for the operator. The “updated” service becomes even more profitable for the operator, and 5 rubles. "tax" – a small loss for the client. You can read a detailed description of the service here, the maximum amount of the “promised payment” depends on the monthly expenses of the subscriber.

The series of news releases on this topic is an excellent example of financial "throwing" in the depths of the company. For a week, they could not decide whether to impose an additional tax on their favorite corporate clients. Jokes are jokes, but the example is indicative and positive: changed your mind – publish a refutation, and do not quietly correct the text of a previously published news.

The number of incarnations of the "BIT" option continues to increase, there are MAXI, Super, Mini, Demo and some other Promo, if I'm not mistaken. Starting from July 23, the BIT option included in the “All you need” tariff was brought into line with the standard-local version of BIT, having canceled hourly traffic restrictions on MAXI-BIT, read the news here.

We also pay attention to an important line: “. within the options, the provision of file-sharing network services is limited. This relatively recent innovation applies to all versions of BIT, and there is no need to protest against p2p restrictions. Hourly restrictions on the volume of downloaded traffic were inconvenient for mobile subscribers, and their cancellation is an absolute blessing. On the other hand, a certain category of users managed to adapt BITs for torrents, and MTS is not ready for such a consumption model. I once estimated the “torrent capacity” of the “Super BIT” option and counted almost 20 gigabytes of traffic. It was possible to go by cutting the daily quota, but "cutting off" torrents seems to be fairer for the vast majority of users.

"Unlimited for a day": return to the previous price

We read the news about the change in the cost of the service here. In fairness, I note that the price increase from 25 to 30 rubles. per day of daily unlimited (full-speed traffic quota – 250 megabytes) is not a rise in price, but a restoration of the previous price. 25 rubles per day were originally announced as a promotional price on May 21. Introduced simultaneously with the transition to this configuration option for Connects: “From May 21, 2012, the “Unlimited for a day” option is included in the initial service package on all new MTS Connect-4 packages.

No objections, the option is not bad and useful for many, their 30 rubles. "Unlimited for a day" is definitely worth it. You can read our detailed analysis of the "Unlimited for a day" and "Mini BIT" services here.

Black List

Still present as a news announcement, but already interesting. We will definitely analyze the features and compare them with the existing similar services of Beeline and MegaFon. The service is not massive, but very popular, many people change their numbers in order to save themselves from unwanted calls.

It is almost certain that the operator will want some money for his "Blacklist" and in this regard it is necessary to recall the existence of free smartphone software with similar functionality. Also, the "Black List" is in many Samsung phones and Chinese no-name devices. All the same, the service at the carrier level should work more reliably. According to rumors, numbers included in the "black list" will be cut off even if Anti-AON is enabled on the side of the caller.

MTS: tariff news and more

Current price "optimizations" of tariffs and services, the spread of the well-proven MTS Pay scheme to the "Promised Payment", the long-awaited correction of the parameters of the "BIT" option on the MAXI line "All you need" and other news.

Successfully held vacation knocked me out of the working rhythm, I have to catch up. Unhurried mobile Internet with an average speed of 70-90 Kbps did not contribute to maintaining the body in a state of thematic-informational tone. It's for the best: I didn't have to fight the temptation to stay "in the know" of all the "tariff-serving" small things. However, some changes are relevant not only after two or three weeks, they will retain their significance for many more months. Therefore, do not be angry for the sections of "last year's snow" in the review, which are already well known or uninteresting to you personally, you can skip.

“Updating the terms” of archived rates and services

As promised, the "upgrade" took place on July 10, quote from the news:

". We draw the attention of subscribers of the MTS mobile communication network to changes in the conditions of some tariff plans, services and options. You can learn more about the changes in the description of a specific tariff plan or option.

Until August 10, 2012, subscribers of tariff plans whose conditions are changing can change their tariff plan free of charge to any tariff with a federal number that is open for connection and transfers.

An important phrase is an affordable free transition to one of the current tariffs. Recommended for quoting during a call to the MTS contact center. As you understand, we are talking exclusively about price increases, but the term "upgrade" is legally impeccable. Once upon a time, the word “optimization” was used for these purposes, but after my repeated mockery of the “optimists”, the equivalent of a rise in price was replaced by a more neutral term.

The scheme of "updates" of tariffs and services looks extremely opaque. For each individual tariff, a new price tag was published in pdf format, and a link to the description of the previous version was placed at the end of the price tag. A few days later, the links were removed: those who needed it had time to get acquainted, and who didn’t need it, why tease people in vain with the old prices? A summary table / list of price increases was not published, below are the most significant price increases from the forums collected:

  • The daily fee for using the Free Time service is 8.5 rubles. It was – 5.0 rubles, a rise in price by 70%.
  • The daily fee for each "favorite number" is 1.50 rubles. On the tariff plans "Cool", "Caring", "Girlfriends" and "Favorite" the daily fee does not change. It was – 1 rub./day starting from the second issue (the first one is free). Taking into account the abolition of the "free" one LN, the rise in price, according to the most conservative estimates, is about 80%.
  • The daily fee for the "MTS Numbers" service on all tariff plans, except for the "RED" tariff, is now 3.95 rubles. The exclusion of the “RED” tariff from the list of price increases is understandable: at one time I “caught” MTS on incorrect (read – false) advertising, and attempts to “clean” my own news announcements were severely suppressed by search engine caches. This was the only case in the history of MTS when the tariff option was recklessly declared valid "forever", the company's marketers never made such dangerous mistakes in advertising and descriptions. Since then, for MTS, the ancient "RED" has been a sacred cow with unchanged prices.We must give the operator their due: MTS did not go to court with the involvement of philologists-experts (the meaning of the word “forever” is controversial). We decided that it would be cheaper to cancel all subsequent price hikes on the archived tariff and even came up with a special “RED” service in billing.
  • Cancellation of the "Favorable balance" service. This is a separate song, a brilliant invention of marketers. At one time, the prices for a number of popular tariffs were mercilessly raised, but at the same time a “service” appeared that allows you to keep the old prices intact. All that was required was to find out about this service and connect it through the Internet Assistant, the “Favorable Balance” service canceled the price increase for those who are “in the know”. I did not recognize and did not connect the "service" – the fool himself. Accordingly, the increase in the price of all minutes was like “not counting”, the super-service kept the same prices. Today, the prices of minutes have not changed either – God forbid! They just canceled the service, which, as it were, cancels the price increase. Feel the difference? Not? Well, in vain, lawyers feel this difference very well.

The trouble is that users of archived tariffs are "easy prey" for operators. Such clients do not read the news from "licensed media", do not download pdf versions of their "updated" tariffs and do not meticulously compare these versions line by line with carefully stocked originals. Our reviews are also not read, alas. Pay yourself and pay. If you have such acquaintances / relatives, ask and help not to pay for “updates”, until August 10, changing the tariff is free. For example, the “updated” archived “Regional” began to look like a frank mockery of the wallet, the current RED Energy with the option “Calls from the Region for 95 kopecks.” it will be 3 times cheaper.

“Promised payment”, now for 5 rubles

A rather popular service that Vehicles in Ashanti has begun to actively advertise in https://cars45.co.ke/pKdQuaKSw5JPg8F0ccYCWsJtMercedes-Benz 500SE 1990 Blue MTS. Naturally, they began to advertise after the "update". The essence of the idea is the introduction of a one-time additional fee of 5 rubles. for each promised payment in the amount of 20 rubles. and more. As a bonus – an increase in the validity of the "promised payment" up to 7 days.

Quite a popular service Vehicles in Ashanti Vehicles in Ashanti MTS began to actively advertise. Naturally, they began to advertise after the "update". The essence of the idea is the introduction of a one-time additional fee of 5 rubles. for each promised payment in the amount of 20 rubles. and more. As a bonus – an increase in the validity of the "promised payment" up to 7 days.

In principle, the "Promised Payment" service is beneficial to the operator in itself, and therefore was free. I ran out of money – dialed a USSD command – received a short-term loan – you can call. After three days, the loan amount will be automatically debited, and if the account has not been replenished, it will be debited. Such "nano-lending" helps the subscriber to spend more. It is good for the client and profitable for the operator. The “updated” service becomes even more profitable for the operator, and 5 rubles. "tax" – a small loss for the client. You can read a detailed description of the service here, the maximum amount of the “promised payment” depends on the monthly expenses of the subscriber.

The series of news releases on this topic is an excellent example of financial "throwing" in the depths of the company. For a week, they could not decide whether to impose an additional tax on their favorite corporate clients. Jokes are jokes, but the example is indicative and positive: changed your mind – publish a refutation, and do not quietly correct the text of a previously published news.

The number of incarnations of the "BIT" option continues to increase, there are MAXI, Super, Mini, Demo and some other Promo, if I'm not mistaken. Starting from July 23, the BIT option included in the "All you need" tariff was brought into line with the standard-local version of BIT, having canceled hourly traffic restrictions on MAXI-BIT, read the news here.

We also pay attention to an important line: “. within the options, the provision of file-sharing network services is limited. This relatively recent innovation applies to all versions of BIT, and there is no need to protest against p2p restrictions. Hourly restrictions on the volume of downloaded traffic were inconvenient for mobile subscribers, and their cancellation is an absolute blessing. On the other hand, a certain category of users managed to adapt BITs for torrents, and MTS is not ready for such a consumption model. I once estimated the “torrent capacity” of the “Super BIT” option and counted almost 20 gigabytes of traffic. It was possible to go by cutting the daily quota, but "cutting off" torrents seems to be fairer for the vast majority of users.

"Unlimited for a day": return to the previous price

We read the news about the change in the cost of the service here. In fairness, I note that the price increase from 25 to 30 rubles. per day of daily unlimited (full-speed traffic quota – 250 megabytes) is not a rise in price, but a restoration of the previous price. 25 rubles per day were originally announced as a promotional price on May 21st. Introduced simultaneously with the transition to this configuration option for Connects: “Since May 21, 2012, the “Unlimited for a day” option has been included in the initial service package on all new MTS Connect-4 packages.

No objections, the option is not bad and useful for many, their 30 rubles. "Unlimited for a day" is definitely worth it. Our detailed analysis of the services "Unlimited for a day" and "Mini BIT" can be read here.

Black List

Still present as a news announcement, but already interesting. We will definitely analyze the features and compare them with the existing similar services of Beeline and MegaFon. The service is not massive, but very popular, many people change their numbers in order to save themselves from unwanted calls.

It is almost certain that the operator will want some money for his "Blacklist" and in this regard it is necessary to recall the existence of free smartphone software with similar functionality. Also, the "Black List" is in many Samsung phones and Chinese no-name devices. All the same, the service at the carrier level should work more reliably. According to rumors, numbers included in the "black list" will be cut off even if Anti-AON is enabled on the side of the caller.

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