Connection fee – have Russian operators made their choice?

This is indirectly evidenced by the term "Connection fee" quietly and imperceptibly appeared in the MTS tariffs. Beeline introduced this concept a week ago in its "Simply Speaking" tariff (see our review here) and now it is already clear that the CPP (connection fee) will be used by operators as an additional tariff setting tool in CPP conditions.

We read the news significant for the future market here. It must be said that "Mobile Tele Systems" did not make much effort to make this information noticeable to their customers; the news did not get into regular SMS mailing lists. According to simple human logic, news on the site should be sorted by the time of their appearance, however, for some reason, a significant event (the appearance of a connection fee in tariffs) immediately appeared almost at the very end of the list of news.

Not only the news has appeared, the description of the "Jeans Universal" tariff plan has also changed accordingly. It turns out that now "the cost of the first minute of a conversation has been reduced to 0.08 USD", and we didn't even suspect about the reduction in price that had fallen on our heads! Although there really is nothing to be happy or upset about, formally the cost of the first minute of outgoing communication (16 cents without VAT) is now divided by Captain Morgan Whiskey two components: 8 cents per minute plus 8 cents for the fact of the connection.

In this case, MTS should not be suspected of any tricks and disguised attempts to take additional money; from the subscriber's point of view, no financial changes were found. The opening footnote contains exhaustive information: "A one-time outgoing call fee is charged for any paid outgoing calls (including intranet roaming calls) and is debited from the caller when the connection threshold of 3 seconds is reached." It is not clear why it was necessary to fence the garden and rush to publish a modified version of the description of absolutely the same tariff. Well, not in order to increase the cost of the first minute of communication with a voice mail box by 8 cents! There is no doubt that they were in a hurry, at the time of publication of the version with the "connection fee" the traditional description of the tariff in pdf format had not yet been prepared.

Sooner or later we will find out about the reasons for the appearance of a CCD that does not change anything in the "Universal", the fact itself is much more interesting. What are the potential benefits and advantages of the notorious "Connection fee" for the operator?

Connection fee – have Russian operators made their choice?

This is indirectly evidenced by the term "Connection fee" quietly and imperceptibly appeared in the MTS tariffs. Beeline introduced this concept a week ago in its "Simply Speaking" tariff (see our review here) and now it is already clear that the CPP (connection fee) will be used by operators as an additional tariff setting tool in CPP conditions.

We read the news significant for the future market here. It must be said that "Mobile Tele Systems" did not make much effort to make this information noticeable to their customers; the news did not get into regular SMS mailing lists. According to simple human logic, news on the site should be sorted by the time of their appearance, however, for some reason, a significant event (the appearance of a connection fee in tariffs) immediately appeared almost at the very end of the list of news.

Not only the news has appeared, the description of the "Jeans Universal" tariff plan has also changed accordingly. It turns out that now "the cost of the first minute of a conversation has been reduced to 0.08 USD", and we didn't even suspect about the reduction in price that had fallen on our heads! Although there really is nothing to be happy or upset about, formally the cost of the first minute of outgoing communication (16 cents without VAT) is now divided by Captain Morgan Whiskey two components: 8 cents per minute plus 8 cents for the fact of the connection.

Connection fee – have Russian operators made their choice?

This is indirectly evidenced by the term "Connection fee" quietly and imperceptibly appeared in the MTS tariffs. Beeline introduced this concept a week ago in its "Simply Speaking" tariff (see our review here) and now it is already clear that the CPP (connection fee) will be used by operators as an additional tariff setting tool in CPP conditions.

We read the news significant for the future market here. It must be said that "Mobile Tele Systems" did not make much effort to make this information noticeable to their customers; the news did not get into regular SMS mailing lists. According to simple human logic, news on the site should be sorted by the time of their appearance, however, for some reason, a significant event (the appearance of a connection fee in tariffs) immediately appeared almost at the very end of the list of news.

Not only the news has appeared, the description of the "Jeans Universal" tariff plan has also changed accordingly. It turns out that now "the cost of the first minute of a conversation has been reduced to 0.08 USD", and we didn't even suspect about the reduction in price that had fallen on our heads! Although there really is nothing to be happy or upset about, formally the cost of the first minute of outgoing communication (16 cents without VAT) is now divided by Captain Morgan Whiskey two components: 8 cents per minute plus 8 cents for the fact of the connection.

In this case, MTS should not be suspected of any tricks and disguised attempts to take additional money; from the subscriber's point of view, no financial changes were found. The opening footnote contains exhaustive information: "A one-time outgoing call fee is charged for any paid outgoing calls (including intranet roaming calls) and is debited from the caller when the connection threshold of 3 seconds is reached." It is not clear why it was necessary to fence the garden and rush to publish a modified version of the description of absolutely the same tariff. Well, not in order to increase the cost of the first minute of communication with a voice mail box by 8 cents! There is no doubt that they were in a hurry, at the time of publication of the version with the "connection fee" the traditional description of the tariff in pdf format had not yet been prepared.

Sooner or later we will find out about the reasons for the appearance of a CCD that does not change anything in the "Universal", the fact itself is much more interesting. What are the potential benefits and advantages of the notorious "Connection fee" for the operator?

Connection fee – have Russian operators made their choice?

This is indirectly evidenced by the term "Connection fee" quietly and imperceptibly appeared in the MTS tariffs. Beeline introduced this concept a week ago in its "Simply Speaking" tariff (see our review here) and now it is already clear that the CPP (connection fee) will be used by operators as an additional tariff setting tool in CPP conditions.

We read the news significant for the future market here. It must be said that "Mobile Tele Systems" did not make much effort to make this information noticeable to their customers; the news did not get into regular SMS mailing lists. According to simple human logic, news on the site should be sorted by the time of their appearance, however, for some reason, a significant event (the appearance of a connection fee in tariffs) immediately appeared almost at the very end of the list of news.

Not only the news has appeared, the description of the "Jeans Universal" tariff plan has also changed accordingly. It turns out that now "the cost of the first minute of a conversation has been reduced to 0.08 USD", and we didn't even suspect about the reduction in price that had fallen on our heads! Although there really is nothing to be happy or upset about, formally the cost of the first minute of outgoing communication (16 cents without VAT) is now divided into two components by Captain Morgan Whiskey: 8 cents per minute of conversation plus 8 cents for the fact of connection.

Not only the news has appeared, the description of the "Jeans Universal" tariff plan has also changed accordingly. It turns out that now "the cost of the first minute of a conversation has been reduced to 0.08 USD", and we didn't even suspect about the reduction in price that had fallen on our heads! Although there really is nothing to be happy or upset about, formally the cost of the first minute of outgoing communication (16 cents without VAT) is now divided into Captain Morgan Whiskey Captain Morgan Whiskey two components: 8 cents per minute plus 8 cents for the fact of connection.

In this case, MTS should not be suspected of any tricks and disguised attempts to take additional money; from the subscriber's point of view, no financial changes were found. The opening footnote contains exhaustive information: "A one-time outgoing call fee is charged for any paid outgoing calls (including intranet roaming calls) and is debited from the caller when the connection threshold of 3 seconds is reached." It is not clear why it was necessary to fence the garden and rush to publish a modified version of the description of absolutely the same tariff. Well, not in order to increase the cost of the first minute of communication with a voice mail box by 8 cents! There is no doubt that they were in a hurry, at the time of publication of the version with the "connection fee" the traditional description of the tariff in pdf format had not yet been prepared.

Sooner or later we will find out about the reasons for the appearance of a CCD that does not change anything in the "Universal", the fact itself is much more interesting. What are the potential benefits and advantages of the notorious "Connection fee" for the operator?