The operator is Tele2 in the fall of 2016 to launch its messenger for calls over Wi-Fi. It is reported TASS with reference to General Director of the operator of Sergei Emdin.
“We plan to do it (start the messenger), I think it will be in the autumn of this year,” he said. The head of the company noted that users of messenger will be able to make calls at the normal phone number of the subscriber, even if the person is outside the coverage of traditional networks.” “It is important to be in the coverage network some Wi-Fi router. If he will have access to the Internet, even if it is not in the network coverage, it will be possible to get, and he will be able to get through,” – said the CEO of the operator.
According to Andina, now messenger has been developed and tested. In a press-service Tele2 said that the messenger will work on iOS and Android platforms. It is expected that calls will be charged in accordance with the usual tariffs.
Tele2 will launch a tool to help subscribers find themselves in a situation when you leave the coverage area, said in the company. “It is important for rural areas, in basements, inside large buildings, and at the junction with the LTE-450. Also it will be very convenient for our subscribers who travel abroad,” he explained, adding that Tele2 is not planning to develop abroad.
Earlier a similar service was launched “MegaFon” (eMotion) and MTS (MTS Connect). The development of special operator service “alle” is “Rostelecom”.
Emden also noted that Tele2 is planning to develop the idea of “free communication”. “We will offer our partners opportunities, including through partners and directly, various bonus programs, which will reduce the payment for the mobile connection or reset”, – he said.
Earlier the President of MTS Andrey Dubovskov stated that mobile operators should not charge customers for their services.