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Russians warned about the growth of tariffs for cellular services after the abolition of roaming charges within Russia at the request of the FAS

If mobile operators demand the FAS will cancel the markup for intranet roaming in Russia, this will lead to growth of tariffs for subscribers. About it in interview “RIA Novosti” said the Director of external communications Department of the Ministry of communications Ekaterina Osadchaya.

“Now the roaming services in Russia uses only about 7% of subscribers. If cancel roaming charges, operators will be forced to reallocate the maintenance costs of travelers on all subscribers”, – said the representative of the Ministry of communications.

On the eve of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) has demanded from the “big four” mobile operators in Russia within 14 days to change the tariffs so that subscribers expensive and cheapest tariffs are equally paid for the services when moving around the country.

Issued a warning against “MegaFon”, MTS, Beeline and Tele2. In the FAS said that he had checked the situation on-net roaming (when a subscriber travels to another region and uses the same network) and came to the conclusion that extra charge in such situations should not be, and in other regions, the subscriber must use the services at domestic rates.

In message FAS also mentioned different margins for roaming at different rates, however, later the head of Department of regulation of communications and information technologies of the FAS Elena zaeva said that the warning should follow the complete abolition of extra cost for intranet roaming in Russia.

The decision on national roaming (when a subscriber travels to another region and uses a foreign network), it promised to provide during the week.

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