MTS has decided to cancel the charge for incoming calls while national roaming. About this newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to the operator representative Dmitry Solodovnikov.
Now one incoming minute domestic roaming costs to MTS subscribers in 8 rubles 90 kopecks. Reset value will allow a new option “one country”. The company hopes that she will use about half of all subscribers, who will be actively talking to tour Russia.
According to marketing Director of mass market MTS Vyacheslav Nikolaev, from the beginning of 2015 duration of calls in national roaming has increased by 10%. With the onset of the holiday season, this trend will only intensify, as many Russians refused from foreign trips and, instead, will be traveling across the country. The fall of the same operator revenue from international roaming, according to Telecom Daily, can reach 35%.
Other companies are already offering its subscribers to save on domestic roaming. Tele2 has to reduce the cost of incoming calls on Russia due to the subscription fees, the “Beeline” — thanks to the connection to special tariffs, and “Megaphone” — by selecting “help yourself”. Experts estimate that revenues from charging for incoming in national roaming not more than 2% of total revenue.
On may 29, it became known that the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) has asked the Russian mobile operators to negotiate with their roaming partners and reducing inter-operator payments, the size of which depends on the price of services for the subscriber. The FAS gave them to the agreements with partners in other countries until the end of September.