#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Recently I talked about NFT tokens as a response to the complete digitalization of the world, when most of us will own digital values, not material ones.

The collage "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" by artist Mike Winkelman was purchased at Christie's for $69 million. As the name implies, the collage consists of 5,000 pictures from the Every Day series. Here are examples of pictures:

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

And this is how the whole picture looks like.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Once again https://cars45.com/listing/infiniti/qx/2006 what an idea NFT tokens seem reasonable to me. However, now there is a wave of hype. And when it passes, it will become clear whether electronic art really has the same value as traditional art.

4 years of updates from Samsung

Samsung recently announced that it will send updates to smartphones for 4 years. Thus, Samsung has become the manufacturer with the longest support period on Android (except for Nvidia, which has been updating its Shield Tv for 6 years already).

Everything was done in the best traditions of PR. First, announce the cool news, and after a while, explain how it will work.

Now the current flagships (starting with the Galaxy S9) receive an update once a month. Mid-priced models and older flagships (Galaxy S8) are updated quarterly. As models become obsolete, they will begin to receive updates every six months.

Let me emphasize that this is only about security patches.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

If we talk about updating versions of the operating system, then starting with the Galaxy S20, the company promises 3 updates. That is, the Galaxy S20 was released on Android 10, and will end its life cycle on Android 13. Only flagships, as well as selected A-series models (for example, Galaxy A51) will receive such long-term support.

Apple, of course, is far away, but in general, the news is good. Samsung is the industry leader. Her initiative should encourage competitors to catch up. Unless, of course, other manufacturers have enough money for such a long support.

Each manufacturer chooses his own path. For example, Nokia professes pure Android, thus maintaining relevance and savings.

Xiaomi smartphones receive 1-2 major OS updates (Redmi brand - one update, Mi brand - two updates) and support for two years. However, it takes much longer for Xiaomi smartphones to receive updates to the MIUI proprietary shell (on the forums, those who receive updates on 4-year-old devices are unsubscribed). Considering that not all users are technically savvy and are not always able to understand the difference between updating the shell and the OS, Xiaomi's approach is correct. Users continue to feel the "care" of the manufacturer, which has a positive effect on the attitude towards the brand.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Xiaomi wins in court

As you remember, after defeating Huawei, the US started a "war" against other Chinese brands, one of which was Xiaomi.

Let me remind you of the introductory ones. At the end of the Trump administration, the US Department of Defense blacklisted Xiaomi due to alleged ties to the Chinese military. Xiaomi was outraged and sued. And… won! The court has so far placed a temporary ban on the Pentagon's initiative. Xiaomi even translated the official statement into Russian:

Xiaomi is pleased to announce that on March 12, a US court prohibited the Department of Defense from recognizing Xiaomi as a Chinese communist military company and taking appropriate action based on it.

Xiaomi reminds that it is a world-renowned public company with independent management that offers consumer electronics exclusively for civil and commercial use.

Xiaomi believes that the decision to give it the status of a Chinese communist military company is rash and ridiculous, with which the judge agreed. Xiaomi will continue to insist that the court declare the illegality of this action and achieve its unconditional cancellation.

The presiding judge commented that Xiaomi would most likely win the case.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

The situation can be interpreted in any way. You can look at the forehead. The USA has the most honest and independent courts in the world, for which justice comes first!

The second option. There is a new president in the White House who, unlike Trump, does not want war, but cooperation.

The third option. The trade war with China, the attacks on Huawei, including the arrest of the daughter of the founder of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, who has been held in Canada for 2 years (and extradition trials are underway in the United States), and the ban on cooperation - all this has discredited the United States quite strongly in the eyes of the world community. . From under the mask of the leader of the free world and the guarantor of democratic ideals, a tyrant very clearly peeped out, from a position of strength treating all potential competitors. So the whole situation with Xiaomi is just a PR case to restore the image.

Experience of connecting to broadband access from Beeline and wired Internet in Moscow in 2021

Last week I wrote about the incredible, but obvious: the mobile Internet from Beeline turned out to be the fastest operator available to me (MTS, Tele2, Beeline). Stably more than 100 Mbps. Along the way, I visited a year-end reporting event from Beeline via Zoom, in which I was most interested in a slide about the rapid development of broadband access and speeds up to 500 Mbps. So I decided and ordered a wired Internet. But let's go in order.

I decided to change the operator because of the move. And before that, I was happy with MGTS and GPON for 3 years. Only positive impressions remained: they arrived quickly, carefully installed the router, gave stable speed - first 200, and then, when I got the taste, 350 Mbps.

I planned to continue cooperation with MGTS. Made a transfer to a new address. They confirmed everything, but literally at the last moment they called and said that only 20 Mbps Internet would be available at the address, that is, only ADSL. Since it is a small house and it is simply unprofitable for the operator to install expensive equipment.

And here is Beeline with its presentation. I ordered 300 Mbps for 500 rubles per month. Plus 50 rubles for renting a router while I'm looking for something interesting (Sergey Vilyanov "Mikrotik" praises in different words!). Filled out an application, agreed on a time (you can choose a time interval). A young guy came, cultured, wearing a mask, pulled on shoe covers at the entrance to the apartment. To be honest, I was absorbed in the work, so I didn’t keep track of what he was doing, and I didn’t even go with him to the attic to look at the equipment.

Only when the master was about to leave, I ran a speed test to check it, which gave me honest 100 Mbps back and forth with a 4 ms ping. If I had planned 100 Mbps, then, of course, I would have been satisfied. To my question, the master slightly looked away and said that we had to wait and the speed would rise. Like, the Internet needs acclimatization. I didn’t dig deeper, deciding that maybe 100 Mbps is the base rate, and then I’ll take the signed contract to the office, they’ll check everything and give me the required speed.

A few words about the complete Smart Box Turbo+ router.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

It does not have antennas, but it has USB (open access to USB flash memory, hard drive or printer, mass storage devices formatted in the following FS are supported: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT4, HFS +) and a nice user interface, as well as all modern gadgets.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

And in the settings there is such a small thing as a QR password. You can either print or save to your smartphone. Convenient solution for guest access.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

About broadband access in Moscow

However, the next day, the speed did not increase. Shared in our work chat, and then something amazing happened. It turned out that no one in the team has fast internet. All have 100 Mbps max. Separately, Roma Belykh stood out with 60/60 from the Morton provider for 850 rubles (I already felt sick from both the speed and the price). Morton's rates are impressive:

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

The provider controls certain LCDs outside the Moscow Ring Road. MTS, Rostelecom, Beeline are planning to actively develop the Internet in the region, so maybe an alternative will appear in the next couple of years.

For understanding. A 30 GB movie at 100 Mbps will take 40-45 minutes to download. Or 14 minutes at 300 Mbps. My point is that this is a completely different approach to comfort. In 14 minutes, I just have time to cut the salad for dinner, for which I will watch a movie. 45 minutes to download (this is assuming that the speed is stable) means that you need to plan your lunch well in advance. And in general, it is more responsible to approach the choice.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Screenshot of speed by Ilya Subbotin. This is what the Internet looks like at a rate of 200 Mbps.

A separate conversation - these are modern games weighing 70 - 100 GB. You need more than 2 hours at 100 Mbps to download AC Valhalla or Cyberpunk 2077. And 40 minutes at 350 Mbps.

At the same time, no one sees the problem. And even Eldar authoritatively wrote that 100 Mbps is a good speed. I strongly disagree. Probably, MGTS spoiled me, but for some reason I was sure that if not the regions, then Moscow definitely lives in the beautiful high-speed Russia of the future. And it turns out that there it is. Tell us in the comments about your providers, and most importantly, what Internet speed do you think is sufficient.

The Eldar is right, however. So, in Moscow, the average Internet speed is about 100 Mbps. TelecomDaily conducted a study (November 2020), the average speed in the MGTS network (111 Mbps), Rostelecom (77 Mbps). At the same time, in 2019, the result of MGTS is 67 Mbps and 59 Mbps.

According to a study by TelecomDaily, the rating of broadband providers in Moscow for 2020 looks like this (download, shipment):

1. MGTS (111 Mbps; 120 Mbps)
2. "2K2/ohm" (102 Mbps; 109 Mbps)
3. Rostelecom (77 Mbps; 88 Mbps)
4. Inetcom (74 Mbps; 100 Mbps)
5. Akado (73 Mbps; 66 Mbps)
16. Beeline (48 Mbps; 64 Mbps)

The study was carried out by launching the Megabitus application and the site of the same name, which allow you to measure the speed, specify the exact address, the provider is determined automatically. More than a thousand people downloaded the Android app, but the total number of study participants was not disclosed. There are questions about the accuracy of the data, since in my case the site showed a speed of 100 Mbps.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

If you look at market shares, then in Moscow the leader in terms of subscribers and revenue is MTS, followed by Rostelecom. And Beeline closes the top three: 13% in revenue and 16% in subscribers. The ratio hints that Beeline is dumping. It is likely that this difference is due to the fact that the operator has converged tariffs (combo tariff with Internet, TV + mobile communications), which account for 50% of subscribers.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

And again to Beeline

I went to technical support to look for the required 300 Mbps. In total, I spent 45 minutes in standby mode. However, in general, technical support from Beeline turned out to be surprisingly adequate. Together we launched a speed test, after which the master with universal fatigue in his voice (no complaints, I understand him) said that I had no equipment in my house capable of delivering the declared speed, and fell silent. Because of the move, I was no less tired, so I also kept silent. There was a heavy sigh in the receiver and a promise to send an installer who would install new equipment. In the evening of the next day, everything was fine, and now it is stable like this.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

What happened surprised me. I emphasize once again that MGTS refused to install GPON. There are 9 apartments in the entrance. If Beeline had equipment for only 100 Mbps, then the rest of the residents had enough (mostly people of the age, and, frankly, I generally doubt that they have Internet). Thus, it turns out that only for my sake they upgraded the house. In terms of customer focus, everything is, of course, super. I do not know the specific cost of the upgrade, but I doubt the economic feasibility. And in general, it is curious why they decided to connect me if the house did not have the necessary equipment. There are many questions left, but everything ended well.

Need to bargain

In the end, I want to remind you that you should always ask for a discount. I had a marketing teacher who said that he always and everywhere asks for a discount. And he always gets it one way or another (according to him, even in the veterinary clinic, the dog was given toys and food for a week).

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

For example, if everything worked out with MGTS, then instead of 590 rubles in a new house, I would have a tariff of 390 rubles, since I was offered a certain option “for my own”. In this case, it is not necessary to immediately agree, since the first offer is not always the best. For example, MGTS technical support formulated the question as “What offer did another provider make to you? We want to find the best conditions for you”, which means options for individual tariffs.

Unless, of course, you are a slave to a monopolist, then hints of a change of operator or bidding during the initial connection are a must. Someone can say that saving 2-3 thousand a year is a penny. I agree, but I prefer to have pennies in my wallet.

Instead of a conclusion. Space Hotel

I really liked the news about the space hotel, which they promise to launch by 2027. Construction is scheduled to start in 2026.

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I liked the news from the point of view that it does not seem fantastic. Nothing unusual, just building a space hotel.

I guess the main problem will not be to build a hotel, but to get customers there. With the price of the room, everything is approximately clear. The latest news on this subject indicates a cost of 35 thousand dollars per night. It was this cost that NASA called, saying that they plan to organize visits to the ISS. And we're talking about a hotel where you can throw yourself in a bar and go play basketball. So, apparently, the price tag will be around 100 thousand per night. Quite a humane cost that many YouTube bloggers can afford, not to mention top managers.

But the price of a ticket in a rocket will be $50 million. Again, these are NASA figures. Today there are 2095 billionaires in the world (+ their relatives). If we talk about the US, there are 5,000 households whose wealth exceeds $100 million, and another 1,000 households in China. So if nothing is done with the price of the flight, then few will decide on the road.

It is likely that in 50 years, space travel will become commonplace. Probably, medical tours for top managers will become especially popular in order to relieve pressure on the spine. And in general, not last-minute tours, of course, but like today Bora Bora or something like that. The prospects are breathtaking.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Recently I talked about NFT tokens as a response to the complete digitalization of the world, when most of us will own digital values, not material ones.

The collage "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" by artist Mike Winkelman was purchased at Christie's for $69 million. As the name implies, the collage consists of 5,000 pictures from the Every Day series. Here are examples of pictures:

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

And this is how the whole picture looks like.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Once again https://cars45.com/listing/infiniti/qx/2006 what an idea NFT tokens seem reasonable to me. However, now there is a wave of hype. And when it passes, it will become clear whether electronic art really has the same value as traditional art.

4 years of updates from Samsung

Samsung recently announced that it will send updates to smartphones for 4 years. Thus, Samsung has become the manufacturer with the longest support period on Android (except for Nvidia, which has been updating its Shield Tv for 6 years already).

Everything was done in the best traditions of PR. First, announce the cool news, and after a while, explain how it will work.

Now the current flagships (starting with the Galaxy S9) receive an update once a month. Mid-priced models and older flagships (Galaxy S8) are updated quarterly. As models become obsolete, they will begin to receive updates every six months.

Let me emphasize that this is only about security patches.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

If we talk about updating versions of the operating system, then starting with the Galaxy S20, the company promises 3 updates. That is, the Galaxy S20 was released on Android 10, and will end its life cycle on Android 13. Only flagships, as well as selected A-series models (for example, Galaxy A51) will receive such long-term support.

Of course, Apple is far away, but in general, the news is good. Samsung is the industry leader. Her initiative should encourage competitors to catch up. Unless, of course, other manufacturers have enough money for such a long support.

Each manufacturer chooses his own path. For example, Nokia professes pure Android, thus maintaining relevance and savings.

Xiaomi smartphones receive 1-2 major OS updates (Redmi brand - one update, Mi brand - two updates) and support for two years. However, it takes much longer for Xiaomi smartphones to receive updates to the MIUI proprietary shell (on the forums, those who receive updates on 4-year-old devices are unsubscribed). Considering that not all users are technically savvy and are not always able to understand the difference between updating the shell and the OS, Xiaomi's approach is correct. Users continue to feel the "care" of the manufacturer, which has a positive effect on the attitude towards the brand.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Xiaomi wins in court

As you remember, after defeating Huawei, the US started a "war" against other Chinese brands, one of which was Xiaomi.

Let me remind you of the introductory ones. At the end of the Trump administration, the US Department of Defense blacklisted Xiaomi due to alleged ties to the Chinese military. Xiaomi was outraged and sued. And… won! The court has so far placed a temporary ban on the Pentagon's initiative. Xiaomi even translated the official statement into Russian:

Xiaomi is pleased to announce that on March 12, a US court prohibited the Department of Defense from recognizing Xiaomi as a Chinese communist military company and taking appropriate action based on it.

Xiaomi reminds that it is a world-renowned public company with independent management that offers consumer electronics exclusively for civil and commercial use.

Xiaomi believes that the decision to give it the status of a Chinese communist military company is rash and ridiculous, with which the judge agreed. Xiaomi will continue to insist that the court declare the illegality of this action and achieve its unconditional cancellation.

The presiding judge commented that Xiaomi would most likely win the case.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

The situation can be interpreted in any way. You can look at the forehead. The USA has the most honest and independent courts in the world, for which justice comes first!

The second option. There is a new president in the White House who, unlike Trump, does not want war, but cooperation.

The third option. The trade war with China, the attacks on Huawei, including the arrest of the daughter of the founder of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, who has been held in Canada for 2 years (and extradition trials are underway in the United States), and the ban on cooperation - all this has discredited the United States quite strongly in the eyes of the world community. . From under the mask of the leader of the free world and the guarantor of democratic ideals, a tyrant very clearly peeped out, from a position of strength treating all potential competitors. So the whole situation with Xiaomi is just a PR case to restore the image.

Experience of connecting to broadband access from Beeline and wired Internet in Moscow in 2021

Last week I wrote about the incredible, but obvious: the mobile Internet from Beeline turned out to be the fastest operator available to me (MTS, Tele2, Beeline). Stably more than 100 Mbps. Along the way, I visited a year-end reporting event from Beeline via Zoom, in which I was most interested in a slide about the rapid development of broadband access and speeds up to 500 Mbps. So I decided and ordered a wired Internet. But let's go in order.

I decided to change the operator because of the move. And before that, I was happy with MGTS and GPON for 3 years. Only positive impressions remained: they arrived quickly, carefully installed the router, gave stable speed - first 200, and then, when I got the taste, 350 Mbps.

I planned to continue cooperation with MGTS. Made a transfer to a new address. They confirmed everything, but literally at the last moment they called and said that only 20 Mbps Internet would be available at the address, that is, only ADSL. Since it is a small house and it is simply unprofitable for the operator to install expensive equipment.

And here is Beeline with its presentation. I ordered 300 Mbps for 500 rubles per month. Plus 50 rubles for renting a router while I'm looking for something interesting (Sergey Vilyanov "Mikrotik" praises in different words!). Filled out an application, agreed on a time (you can choose a time interval). A young guy came, cultured, wearing a mask, pulled on shoe covers at the entrance to the apartment. To be honest, I was absorbed in the work, so I didn’t keep track of what he was doing, and I didn’t even go with him to the attic to look at the equipment.

Only when the master was about to leave, I ran a speed test to check it, which gave me an honest 100 Mbps back and forth with a 4 ms ping. If I had planned 100 Mbps, then, of course, I would have been satisfied. To my question, the master slightly looked away and said that we had to wait and the speed would rise. Like, the Internet needs acclimatization. I didn’t dig deeper, deciding that maybe 100 Mbps is the base rate, and then I’ll take the signed contract to the office, they’ll check everything and give me the required speed.

A few words about the complete Smart Box Turbo+ router.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

It does not have antennas, but it has USB (open access to USB flash memory, hard drive or printer, mass storage devices formatted in the following FS are supported: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT4, HFS +) and a nice user interface, as well as all modern gadgets.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

And in the settings there is such a small thing as a QR password. You can either print or save to your smartphone. Convenient solution for guest access.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

About broadband access in Moscow

However, the next day, the speed did not increase. Shared in our work chat, and then something amazing happened. It turned out that no one in the team has fast internet. All have 100 Mbps max. Separately, Roma Belykh stood out with 60/60 from the Morton provider for 850 rubles (I already felt sick from both the speed and the price). Morton's rates are impressive:

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

The provider controls certain LCDs outside the Moscow Ring Road. MTS, Rostelecom, Beeline are planning to actively develop the Internet in the region, so maybe an alternative will appear in the next couple of years.

For understanding. A 30 GB movie at 100 Mbps will take 40-45 minutes to download. Or 14 minutes at 300 Mbps. My point is that this is a completely different approach to comfort. In 14 minutes, I just have time to cut the salad for dinner, for which I will watch a movie. 45 minutes to download (this is assuming that the speed is stable) means that you need to plan your lunch well in advance. And in general, it is more responsible to approach the choice.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Screenshot of speed by Ilya Subbotin. This is what the Internet looks like at a rate of 200 Mbps.

A separate conversation - these are modern games weighing 70 - 100 GB. You need more than 2 hours at 100 Mbps to download AC Valhalla or Cyberpunk 2077. And 40 minutes at 350 Mbps.

Nobody sees a problem with this. And even Eldar authoritatively wrote that 100 Mbps is a good speed. I strongly disagree. Probably, MGTS spoiled me, but for some reason I was sure that if not the regions, then Moscow definitely lives in the beautiful high-speed Russia of the future. And it turns out that there it is. Tell us in the comments about your providers, and most importantly, what Internet speed do you think is sufficient.

The Eldar is right, however. So, in Moscow, the average Internet speed is about 100 Mbps. TelecomDaily conducted a study (November 2020), the average speed in the MGTS network (111 Mbps), Rostelecom (77 Mbps). At the same time, in 2019, the result of MGTS is 67 Mbps and 59 Mbps.

According to a study by TelecomDaily, the rating of broadband providers in Moscow for 2020 looks like this (download, shipment):

1. MGTS (111 Mbps; 120 Mbps)
2. "2K2/ohm" (102 Mbps; 109 Mbps)
3. Rostelecom (77 Mbps; 88 Mbps)
4. Inetcom (74 Mbps; 100 Mbps)
5. Akado (73 Mbps; 66 Mbps)
16. Beeline (48 Mbps; 64 Mbps)

The study was carried out by launching the Megabitus application and the site of the same name, which allow you to measure the speed, specify the exact address, the provider is determined automatically. More than a thousand people downloaded the Android app, but the total number of study participants was not disclosed. There are questions about the accuracy of the data, since in my case the site showed a speed of 100 Mbps.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

If you look at market shares, then in Moscow the leader in terms of subscribers and revenue is MTS, followed by Rostelecom. And Beeline closes the top three: 13% in revenue and 16% in subscribers. The ratio hints that Beeline is dumping. It is likely that this difference is due to the fact that the operator has converged tariffs (combo tariff with Internet, TV + mobile communications), which account for 50% of subscribers.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

And again to Beeline

I went to technical support to look for the required 300 Mbps. In total, I spent 45 minutes in standby mode. However, in general, technical support from Beeline turned out to be surprisingly adequate. Together we launched a speed test, after which the master with universal fatigue in his voice (no complaints, I understand him) said that I had no equipment in my house capable of delivering the declared speed, and fell silent. Because of the move, I was no less tired, so I also kept silent. There was a heavy sigh in the receiver and a promise to send an installer who would install new equipment. In the evening of the next day, everything was fine, and now it is stable like this.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

What happened surprised me. I emphasize once again that MGTS refused to install GPON. There are 9 apartments in the entrance. If Beeline had equipment for only 100 Mbps, then the rest of the residents had enough (mostly people of the age, and, frankly, I generally doubt that they have Internet). Thus, it turns out that only for my sake they upgraded the house. In terms of customer focus, everything is, of course, super. I do not know the specific cost of the upgrade, but I doubt the economic feasibility. And in general, it is curious why they decided to connect me if the house did not have the necessary equipment. There are many questions left, but everything ended well.

Need to bargain

In the end, I want to remind you that you should always ask for a discount. I had a marketing teacher who said that he always and everywhere asks for a discount. And he always gets it one way or another (according to him, even in the veterinary clinic, the dog was given toys and food for a week).

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

For example, if everything worked out with MGTS, then instead of 590 rubles in a new house, I would have a tariff of 390 rubles, since I was offered a certain option “for my own”. In this case, it is not necessary to immediately agree, since the first offer is not always the best. For example, MGTS technical support formulated the question as “What offer did another provider make to you? We want to find the best conditions for you”, which means options for individual tariffs.

Unless, of course, you are a slave to a monopolist, then hints of a change of operator or bidding during the initial connection are a must. Someone can say that saving 2-3 thousand a year is a penny. I agree, but I prefer to have pennies in my wallet.

Instead of a conclusion. Space Hotel

I really liked the news about the space hotel, which they promise to launch by 2027. Construction is scheduled to start in 2026.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from Beeline connected #Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

I liked the news from the point of view that it does not seem fantastic. Nothing unusual, just building a space hotel.

I guess the main problem will not be to build a hotel, but to get customers there. With the price of the room, everything is approximately clear. The latest news on this subject indicates a cost of 35 thousand dollars per night. It was this cost that NASA called, saying that they plan to organize visits to the ISS. And we're talking about a hotel where you can throw yourself in a bar and go play basketball. So, apparently, the price tag will be around 100 thousand per night. Quite a humane cost that many YouTube bloggers can afford, not to mention top managers.

But the price of a ticket in a rocket will be $50 million. Again, these are NASA figures. Today there are 2095 billionaires in the world (+ their relatives). If we talk about the US, there are 5,000 households whose wealth exceeds $100 million, and another 1,000 households in China. So if nothing is done with the price of the flight, then few will decide on the road.

It is likely that in 50 years, space travel will become commonplace. Probably, medical tours for top managers will become especially popular in order to relieve pressure on the spine. And in general, not last-minute tours, of course, but like today Bora Bora or something like that. The prospects are breathtaking.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Recently, I talked about NFT tokens as a response to the complete digitalization of the world, when most of us will own digital values, not material ones.

The collage "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" by artist Mike Winkelman was purchased at Christie's for $69 million. As the name implies, the collage consists of 5,000 pictures from the Every Day series. Here are examples of pictures:

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline #Echo113: like me Internet from

And this is how the whole picture looks like.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Once again https://cars45.com/listing/infiniti/qx/2006 what an idea NFT tokens seem reasonable to me. However, now there is a wave of hype. And when it passes, it will become clear whether electronic art really has the same value as traditional art.

4 years of updates from Samsung

Samsung recently announced that it will send updates to smartphones for 4 years. Thus, Samsung has become the manufacturer with the longest support period on Android (except for Nvidia, which has been updating its Shield Tv for 6 years already).

Everything was done in the best traditions of PR. First, announce the cool news, and after a while, explain how it will work.

Now the current flagships (starting with the Galaxy S9) receive an update once a month. Mid-priced models and older flagships (Galaxy S8) are updated quarterly. As models become obsolete, they will begin to receive updates every six months.

Let me emphasize that this is only about security patches.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

If we talk about updating versions of the operating system, then starting with the Galaxy S20, the company promises 3 updates. That is, the Galaxy S20 was released on Android 10, and will end its life cycle on Android 13. Only flagships, as well as selected A-series models (for example, Galaxy A51) will receive such long-term support.

Of course, Apple is far away, but in general, the news is good. Samsung is the industry leader. Her initiative should encourage competitors to catch up. Unless, of course, other manufacturers have enough money for such a long support.

Each manufacturer chooses his own path. For example, Nokia professes pure Android, thus maintaining relevance and savings.

Xiaomi smartphones receive 1-2 major OS updates (Redmi brand - one update, Mi brand - two updates) and support for two years. However, it takes much longer for Xiaomi smartphones to receive updates to the MIUI proprietary shell (on the forums, those who receive updates on 4-year-old devices are unsubscribed). Considering that not all users are technically savvy and are not always able to understand the difference between updating the shell and the OS, Xiaomi's approach is correct. Users continue to feel the "care" of the manufacturer, which has a positive effect on the attitude towards the brand.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Xiaomi wins in court

As you remember, after defeating Huawei, the US started a "war" against other Chinese brands, one of which was Xiaomi.

Let me remind you of the introductory ones. At the end of the Trump administration, the US Department of Defense blacklisted Xiaomi due to alleged ties to the Chinese military. Xiaomi was outraged and sued. And… won! The court has so far placed a temporary ban on the Pentagon's initiative. Xiaomi even translated the official statement into Russian:

Xiaomi is pleased to announce that on March 12, a US court prohibited the Department of Defense from recognizing Xiaomi as a Chinese communist military company and taking appropriate action based on it.

Xiaomi reminds that it is a world-renowned public company with independent management that offers consumer electronics exclusively for civil and commercial use.

Xiaomi believes that the decision to give it the status of a Chinese communist military company is rash and ridiculous, with which the judge agreed. Xiaomi will continue to insist that the court declare the illegality of this action and achieve its unconditional cancellation.

The presiding judge commented that Xiaomi would most likely win the case.

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The situation can be interpreted in any way. You can look at the forehead. The USA has the most honest and independent courts in the world, for which justice comes first!

The second option. There is a new president in the White House who, unlike Trump, does not want war, but cooperation.

The third option. The trade war with China, the attacks on Huawei, including the arrest of the daughter of the founder of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, who has been held in Canada for 2 years (and extradition trials are underway in the United States), and the ban on cooperation - all this has discredited the United States quite strongly in the eyes of the world community. . From under the mask of the leader of the free world and the guarantor of democratic ideals, a tyrant very clearly peeped out, from a position of strength treating all potential competitors. So the whole situation with Xiaomi is just a PR case to restore the image.

Experience of connecting to broadband access from Beeline and wired Internet in Moscow in 2021

Last week I wrote about the incredible, but obvious: the mobile Internet from Beeline turned out to be the fastest operator available to me (MTS, Tele2, Beeline). Stably more than 100 Mbps. Along the way, I visited a year-end reporting event from Beeline via Zoom, in which I was most interested in a slide about the rapid development of broadband access and speeds up to 500 Mbps. So I decided and ordered a wired Internet. But let's go in order.

I decided to change the operator because of the move. And before that, I was happy with MGTS and GPON for 3 years. Only positive impressions remained: they arrived quickly, carefully installed the router, gave stable speed - first 200, and then, when I got the taste, 350 Mbps.

I planned to continue cooperation with MGTS. Made a transfer to a new address. They confirmed everything, but literally at the last moment they called and said that only 20 Mbps Internet would be available at the address, that is, only ADSL. Since it is a small house and it is simply unprofitable for the operator to install expensive equipment.

And here is Beeline with its presentation. I ordered 300 Mbps for 500 rubles per month. Plus 50 rubles for renting a router while I'm looking for something interesting (Sergey Vilyanov "Mikrotik" praises in different words!). Filled out an application, agreed on a time (you can choose a time interval). A young guy came, cultured, wearing a mask, pulled on shoe covers at the entrance to the apartment. To be honest, I was absorbed in the work, so I didn’t keep track of what he was doing, and I didn’t even go with him to the attic to look at the equipment.

Only when the master was about to leave, I ran a speed test to check it, which gave me an honest 100 Mbps back and forth with a 4 ms ping. If I had planned 100 Mbps, then, of course, I would have been satisfied. To my question, the master slightly looked away and said that we had to wait and the speed would rise. Like, the Internet needs acclimatization. I didn’t dig deeper, deciding that maybe 100 Mbps is the base rate, and then I’ll take the signed contract to the office, they’ll check everything and give me the required speed.

A few words about the complete Smart Box Turbo+ router.

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It does not have antennas, but it has USB (open access to USB flash memory, hard drive or printer, mass storage devices formatted in the following FS are supported: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT4, HFS +) and a nice user interface, as well as all modern gadgets.

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And in the settings there is such a small thing as a QR password. You can either print or save to your smartphone. Convenient solution for guest access.

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About broadband access in Moscow

However, the next day, the speed did not increase. Shared in our work chat, and then something amazing happened. It turned out that no one in the team has fast internet. All have 100 Mbps max. Separately, Roma Belykh stood out with 60/60 from the Morton provider for 850 rubles (I already felt sick from both the speed and the price). Morton's rates are impressive:

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#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

The provider controls certain LCDs outside the Moscow Ring Road. MTS, Rostelecom, Beeline are planning to actively develop the Internet in the region, so maybe an alternative will appear in the next couple of years.

For understanding. A 30 GB movie at 100 Mbps will take 40-45 minutes to download. Or 14 minutes at 300 Mbps. My point is that this is a completely different approach to comfort. In 14 minutes, I just have time to cut the salad for dinner, for which I will watch a movie. 45 minutes to download (this is assuming that the speed is stable) means that you need to plan your lunch well in advance. And in general, it is more responsible to approach the choice.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Screenshot of speed by Ilya Subbotin. This is what the Internet looks like at a rate of 200 Mbps.

A separate conversation - these are modern games weighing 70 - 100 GB. You need more than 2 hours at 100 Mbps to download AC Valhalla or Cyberpunk 2077. And 40 minutes at 350 Mbps.

Nobody sees a problem with this. And even Eldar authoritatively wrote that 100 Mbps is a good speed. I strongly disagree. Probably, MGTS spoiled me, but for some reason I was sure that if not the regions, then Moscow definitely lives in the beautiful high-speed Russia of the future. And it turns out that there it is. Tell us in the comments about your providers, and most importantly, what Internet speed do you think is sufficient.

The Eldar is right, however. So, in Moscow, the average Internet speed is about 100 Mbps. TelecomDaily conducted a study (November 2020), the average speed in the MGTS network (111 Mbps), Rostelecom (77 Mbps). At the same time, in 2019, the result of MGTS is 67 Mbps and 59 Mbps.

According to a study by TelecomDaily, the rating of broadband providers in Moscow for 2020 looks like this (download, shipment):

1. MGTS (111 Mbps; 120 Mbps)
2. "2K2/ohm" (102 Mbps; 109 Mbps)
3. Rostelecom (77 Mbps; 88 Mbps)
4. Inetcom (74 Mbps; 100 Mbps)
5. Akado (73 Mbps; 66 Mbps)
16. Beeline (48 Mbps; 64 Mbps)

The study was conducted by launching the Megabitus application and the site of the same name, which allow you to measure the speed, specify the exact address, the provider is determined automatically. More than a thousand people downloaded the Android app, but the total number of participants in the study was not disclosed. There are questions about the accuracy of the data, since in my case the site showed a speed of 100 Mbps.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

If you look at market shares, then in Moscow the leader in terms of subscribers and revenue is MTS, followed by Rostelecom. And Beeline closes the top three: 13% in revenue and 16% in subscribers. The ratio hints that Beeline is dumping. It is likely that this difference is due to the fact that the operator has converged tariffs (combo tariff with Internet, TV + mobile communications), which account for 50% of subscribers.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

And again to Beeline

I went to technical support to look for the required 300 Mbps. In total, I spent 45 minutes in standby mode. However, in general, technical support from Beeline turned out to be surprisingly adequate. Together we launched a speed test, after which the master with universal fatigue in his voice (no complaints, I understand him) said that I had no equipment in my house capable of delivering the declared speed, and fell silent. Because of the move, I was no less tired, so I also kept silent. There was a heavy sigh in the receiver and a promise to send an installer who would install new equipment. In the evening of the next day, everything was fine, and now it is stable like this.

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What happened surprised me. I emphasize once again that MGTS refused to install GPON. There are 9 apartments in the entrance. If Beeline had equipment for only 100 Mbps, then the rest of the residents had enough (mostly people of the age, and, frankly, I generally doubt that they have Internet). Thus, it turns out that only for my sake they upgraded the house. In terms of customer focus, everything is, of course, super. I do not know the specific cost of the upgrade, but I doubt the economic feasibility. And in general, it is curious why they decided to connect me if the house did not have the necessary equipment. There are many questions left, but everything ended well.

Need to bargain

In the end, I want to remind you that you should always ask for a discount. I had a marketing teacher who said that he always and everywhere asks for a discount. And he always gets it one way or another (according to him, even in the veterinary clinic, the dog was given toys and food for a week).

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

For example, if everything worked out with MGTS, then instead of 590 rubles in a new house, I would have a tariff of 390 rubles, since I was offered a certain option “for my own”. In this case, it is not necessary to immediately agree, since the first offer is not always the best. For example, MGTS technical support formulated the question as “What offer did another provider make to you? We want to find the best conditions for you”, which means options for individual tariffs.

Unless, of course, you are a slave to a monopolist, then hints of a change of operator or bidding during the initial connection are a must. Someone can say that saving 2-3 thousand a year is a penny. I agree, but I prefer to have pennies in my wallet.

Instead of a conclusion. Space Hotel

I really liked the news about the space hotel, which they promise to launch by 2027. Construction is scheduled to start in 2026.

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I liked the news from the point of view that it does not seem fantastic. Nothing unusual, just building a space hotel.

I guess the main problem will not be to build a hotel, but to get customers there. With the price of the room, everything is approximately clear. The latest news on this subject indicates a cost of 35 thousand dollars per night. It was this cost that NASA called, saying that they plan to organize visits to the ISS. And we're talking about a hotel where you can throw yourself in a bar and go play basketball. So, apparently, the price tag will be around 100 thousand per night. Quite a humane cost that many YouTube bloggers can afford, not to mention top managers.

But the price of a ticket in a rocket will be $50 million. Again, these are NASA figures. Today there are 2095 billionaires in the world (+ their relatives). If we talk about the US, there are 5,000 households whose wealth exceeds $100 million, and another 1,000 households in China. So if nothing is done with the price of the flight, then few will decide on the road.

It is likely that in 50 years, space travel will become commonplace. Probably, medical tours for top managers will become especially popular in order to relieve pressure on the spine. And in general, not last-minute tours, of course, but like today Bora Bora or something like that. The prospects are breathtaking.

#Echo113: how I connected the Internet from Beeline

Recently I talked about NFT tokens as a response to the complete digitalization of the world, when most of us will own digital values, not material ones.

The collage "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" by artist Mike Winkelman was purchased at Christie's for $69 million. As the name implies, the collage consists of 5,000 pictures from the Every Day series. Here are examples of pictures:

And this is how the whole picture looks like.

I repeat https://cars45.com/listing/infiniti/qx/2006 that the idea of ​​NFT tokens seems reasonable to me. However, now there is a wave of hype. And when it passes, it will become clear whether electronic art really has the same value as traditional art.

I repeat once again https://cars45.com/listing/infiniti/qx/2006 https://cars45.com/listing/infiniti/qx/2006 that the idea of ​​NFT tokens seems reasonable to me. However, now there is a wave of hype. And when it passes, it will become clear whether electronic art really has the same value as traditional art.

4 years of updates from Samsung

Samsung recently announced that it will send updates to smartphones for 4 years. Thus, Samsung has become the manufacturer with the longest support period on Android (except for Nvidia, which has been updating its Shield Tv for 6 years already).

Everything was done in the best traditions of PR. First, announce the cool news, and after a while, explain how it will work.

Now the current flagships (starting with the Galaxy S9) receive an update once a month. Mid-priced models and older flagships (Galaxy S8) are updated quarterly. As models become obsolete, they will begin to receive updates every six months.

Let me emphasize that this is only about security patches.

If we talk about updating versions of the operating system, then starting with the Galaxy S20, the company promises 3 updates. That is, the Galaxy S20 was released on Android 10, and will end its life cycle on Android 13. Only flagships, as well as selected A-series models (for example, Galaxy A51) will receive such long-term support.

Of course, Apple is far away, but in general, the news is good. Samsung is the industry leader. Her initiative should encourage competitors to catch up. Unless, of course, other manufacturers have enough money for such a long support.

Each manufacturer chooses his own path. For example, Nokia professes pure Android, thus maintaining relevance and savings.

Xiaomi smartphones receive 1-2 major OS updates (Redmi brand - one update, Mi brand - two updates) and support for two years. However, it takes much longer for Xiaomi smartphones to receive updates to the MIUI proprietary shell (on the forums, those who receive updates on 4-year-old devices are unsubscribed). Considering that not all users are technically savvy and are not always able to understand the difference between updating the shell and the OS, Xiaomi's approach is correct. Users continue to feel the "care" of the manufacturer, which has a positive effect on the attitude towards the brand.

Xiaomi wins in court

As you remember, after defeating Huawei, the US started a "war" against other Chinese brands, one of which was Xiaomi.

Let me remind you of the introductory ones. At the end of the Trump administration, the US Department of Defense blacklisted Xiaomi due to alleged ties to the Chinese military. Xiaomi was outraged and sued. And… won! The court has so far placed a temporary ban on the Pentagon's initiative. Xiaomi even translated the official statement into Russian:

Xiaomi is pleased to announce that on March 12, a US court prohibited the Department of Defense from recognizing Xiaomi as a Chinese communist military company and taking appropriate action based on it.

Xiaomi reminds that it is a world-renowned public company with independent management that offers consumer electronics exclusively for civil and commercial use.

Xiaomi believes that the decision to give it the status of a Chinese communist military company is rash and ridiculous, with which the judge agreed. Xiaomi will continue to insist that the court declare the illegality of this action and achieve its unconditional cancellation.

The presiding judge commented that Xiaomi would most likely win the case.

The situation can be interpreted in any way. You can look at the forehead. The USA has the most honest and independent courts in the world, for which justice comes first!

The second option. There is a new president in the White House who, unlike Trump, does not want war, but cooperation.

The third option. The trade war with China, the attacks on Huawei, including the arrest of the daughter of the founder of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, who has been held in Canada for 2 years (and extradition trials are underway in the United States), and the ban on cooperation - all this has discredited the United States quite strongly in the eyes of the world community. . From under the mask of the leader of the free world and the guarantor of democratic ideals, a tyrant very clearly peeped out, from a position of strength treating all potential competitors. So the whole situation with Xiaomi is just a PR case to restore the image.

Experience of connecting to broadband access from Beeline and wired Internet in Moscow in 2021

Last week I wrote about the incredible, but obvious: the mobile Internet from Beeline turned out to be the fastest operator available to me (MTS, Tele2, Beeline). Stably more than 100 Mbps. Along the way, I visited a year-end reporting event from Beeline via Zoom, in which I was most interested in a slide about the rapid development of broadband access and speeds up to 500 Mbps. So I decided and ordered a wired Internet. But let's go in order.

I decided to change the operator because of the move. And before that, I was happy with MGTS and GPON for 3 years. Only positive impressions remained: they arrived quickly, carefully installed the router, gave stable speed - first 200, and then, when I got the taste, 350 Mbps.

I planned to continue cooperation with MGTS. Made a transfer to a new address. They confirmed everything, but literally at the last moment they called and said that only 20 Mbps Internet would be available at the address, that is, only ADSL. Since it is a small house and it is simply unprofitable for the operator to install expensive equipment.

And here is Beeline with its presentation. I ordered 300 Mbps for 500 rubles per month. Plus 50 rubles for renting a router while I'm looking for something interesting (Sergey Vilyanov "Mikrotik" praises in different words!). Filled out an application, agreed on a time (you can choose a time interval). A young guy came, cultured, wearing a mask, pulled on shoe covers at the entrance to the apartment. To be honest, I was absorbed in the work, so I didn’t keep track of what he was doing, and I didn’t even go with him to the attic to look at the equipment.

Only when the master was about to leave, I ran a speed test to check it, which gave me honest 100 Mbps back and forth with a 4 ms ping. If I had planned 100 Mbps, then, of course, I would have been satisfied. To my question, the master slightly looked away and said that we had to wait and the speed would rise. Like, the Internet needs acclimatization. I didn’t dig deeper, deciding that maybe 100 Mbps is the base rate, and then I’ll take the signed contract to the office, they’ll check everything and give me the required speed.

A few words about the complete Smart Box Turbo+ router.

It does not have antennas, but it has USB (open access to USB flash memory, hard drive or printer, mass storage devices formatted in the following FS are supported: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT4, HFS +) and a nice user interface, as well as all modern gadgets.

And in the settings there is such a small thing as a QR password. You can either print or save to your smartphone. Convenient solution for guest access.

About broadband access in Moscow

However, the next day, the speed did not increase. Shared in our work chat, and then something amazing happened. It turned out that no one in the team has fast internet. All have 100 Mbps max. Separately, Roma Belykh stood out with 60/60 from the Morton provider for 850 rubles (I already felt sick from both the speed and the price). Morton's rates are impressive:

The provider controls certain LCDs outside the Moscow Ring Road. MTS, Rostelecom, Beeline are planning to actively develop the Internet in the region, so maybe an alternative will appear in the next couple of years.

For understanding. A 30 GB movie at 100 Mbps will take 40-45 minutes to download. Or 14 minutes at 300 Mbps. My point is that this is a completely different approach to comfort. In 14 minutes, I just have time to cut the salad for dinner, for which I will watch a movie. 45 minutes to download (this is assuming that the speed is stable) means that you need to plan your lunch well in advance. And in general, it is more responsible to approach the choice.

Screenshot of speed by Ilya Subbotin. This is what the Internet looks like at a rate of 200 Mbps.

A separate conversation - these are modern games weighing 70 - 100 GB. You need more than 2 hours at 100 Mbps to download AC Valhalla or Cyberpunk 2077. And 40 minutes at 350 Mbps.

Nobody sees a problem with this. And even Eldar authoritatively wrote that 100 Mbps is a good speed. I strongly disagree. Probably, MGTS spoiled me, but for some reason I was sure that if not the regions, then Moscow definitely lives in the beautiful high-speed Russia of the future. And it turns out that there it is. Tell us in the comments about your providers, and most importantly, what Internet speed do you think is sufficient.

The Eldar is right, however. So, in Moscow, the average Internet speed is about 100 Mbps. TelecomDaily conducted a study (November 2020), the average speed in the MGTS network (111 Mbps), Rostelecom (77 Mbps). At the same time, in 2019, the result of MGTS is 67 Mbps and 59 Mbps.

According to a study by TelecomDaily, the rating of broadband providers in Moscow for 2020 looks like this (download, shipment):

1. MGTS (111 Mbps; 120 Mbps) 2. 2K2/ohm (102 Mbps; 109 Mbps) 3. Rostelecom (77 Mbps; 88 Mbps) 4. Inetkom "(74 Mbps; 100 Mbps) 5. Akado (73 Mbps; 66 Mbps) 16. Beeline (48 Mbps; 64 Mbps)

The study was conducted by launching the Megabitus application and the site of the same name, which allow you to measure the speed, specify the exact address, the provider is determined automatically. More than a thousand people downloaded the Android app, but the total number of participants in the study was not disclosed. There are questions about the accuracy of the data, since in my case the site showed a speed of 100 Mbps.

If you look at market shares, then in Moscow the leader in terms of subscribers and revenue is MTS, followed by Rostelecom. And Beeline closes the top three: 13% in revenue and 16% in subscribers. The ratio hints that Beeline is dumping. It is likely that this difference is due to the fact that the operator has converged tariffs (combo tariff with Internet, TV + mobile communications), which account for 50% of subscribers.

And again to Beeline

I went to technical support to look for the required 300 Mbps. In total, I spent 45 minutes in standby mode. However, in general, technical support from Beeline turned out to be surprisingly adequate. Together we launched a speed test, after which the master with universal fatigue in his voice (no complaints, I understand him) said that I had no equipment in my house capable of delivering the declared speed, and fell silent. Because of the move, I was no less tired, so I also kept silent. There was a heavy sigh in the receiver and a promise to send an installer who would install new equipment. In the evening of the next day, everything was fine, and now it is stable like this.

What happened surprised me. I emphasize once again that MGTS refused to install GPON. There are 9 apartments in the entrance. If Beeline had equipment for only 100 Mbps, then the rest of the residents had enough (mostly people of the age, and, frankly, I generally doubt that they have Internet). Thus, it turns out that only for my sake they upgraded the house. In terms of customer focus, everything is, of course, super. I do not know the specific cost of the upgrade, but I doubt the economic feasibility. And in general, it is curious why they decided to connect me if the house did not have the necessary equipment. There are many questions left, but everything ended well.

Need to bargain

In the end, I want to remind you that you should always ask for a discount. I had a marketing teacher who said that he always and everywhere asks for a discount. And he always gets it one way or another (according to him, even in the veterinary clinic, the dog was given toys and food for a week).

For example, if everything worked out with MGTS, then instead of 590 rubles in a new house, I would have a tariff of 390 rubles, since I was offered a certain option “for my own”. In this case, it is not necessary to immediately agree, since the first offer is not always the best. For example, MGTS technical support formulated the question as “What offer did another provider make to you? We want to find the best conditions for you”, which means options for individual tariffs.

Unless, of course, you are a slave to a monopolist, then hints of a change of operator or bidding during the initial connection are a must. Someone can say that saving 2-3 thousand a year is a penny. I agree, but I prefer to have pennies in my wallet.

Instead of a conclusion. Space Hotel

I really liked the news about the space hotel, which they promise to launch by 2027. Construction is scheduled to start in 2026.

I liked the news from the point of view that it does not seem fantastic. Nothing unusual, just building a space hotel.

I guess the main problem will not be to build a hotel, but to get customers there. With the price of the room, everything is approximately clear. The latest news on this subject indicates a cost of 35 thousand dollars per night. It was this cost that NASA called, saying that they plan to organize visits to the ISS. And we're talking about a hotel where you can throw yourself in a bar and go play basketball. So, apparently, the price tag will be around 100 thousand per night. Quite a humane cost that many YouTube bloggers can afford, not to mention top managers.

But the price of a ticket in a rocket will be $50 million. Again, these are NASA figures. Today there are 2095 billionaires in the world (+ their relatives). If we talk about the US, there are 5,000 households whose wealth exceeds $100 million, and another 1,000 households in China. So if nothing is done with the price of the flight, then few will decide on the road.

It is likely that in 50 years, space travel will become commonplace. Probably, medical tours for top managers will become especially popular in order to relieve pressure on the spine. And in general, not last-minute tours, of course, but like today Bora Bora or something like that. The prospects are breathtaking.