The abolition of intranet roaming will lead to higher tariffs, said the FAS

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in PhotobacteriumThe abolition of intranet roaming will lead to higher tariffs, said the FAS© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

Rates for telecommunication services for subscribers from Russia after the removal of intranet roaming will not grow. This was stated by the head of Federal Antimonopoly service Igor Artemyev.

He noted that the FAS will help the mobile operator to remove unnecessary barriers to minimize losses from the abolition of roaming charges, so they can expand their business and eventually make more money on turnover.

«And so everything will remain in a good mood. And we, in fact, agreed,» — said Artemyev.

What is roaming

In Russia there are several types of roaming. Intranet allows the subscriber to communicate outside of his region for a fee, the national turns on when the network of a specific operator is generally in the region. A separate roaming operating in Crimea.

This summer, the FAS checked the prices on on-net roaming and found them to be unreasonably high. The service warned operators of the «big four» — MTS, «MegaFon», «VimpelCom» (brand «Beeline») and «T2 mobile» (Tele2) — the need to eliminate unreasonable differences in the tariffs in the home area and while traveling in Russia. In fact it means the abolition of intra-network roaming.

According to the poll, unfair to pay for domestic roaming in cellular networks considers the majority of Russians — 79%.

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