MTS has decided to completely eliminate the traffic distribution fee by the end of February. About the operator’s decision reported Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS)) RF. At the same time, the department agreed to extend the deadline for the operator to comply with the requirements. Therefore, MTS will adjust the tariff plans of all subscribers no later than February 29, 2024. The operator justified these deadlines with the need to improve the IT system.
Let us recall that the mobile operator MTS, unlike the three other largest operators: Megafon, Beeline and Tele2, initially did not cancel the fee for the distribution of Internet traffic from mobile devices. MTS justified the refusal to cancel the payment by the fact that this step would allegedly lead to an increase in mobile tariffs and a deterioration in the quality of data transfer. However, on November 7, the company announced that it would eliminate the Internet traffic distribution fee, but only for tariffs with prepaid traffic packages.
Now MTS has decided to completely eliminate traffic distribution fees for all subscribers. “Taking into account the socio-economic situation and the reception of our users, MTS is canceling the tariffs for Internet distribution via a smartphone for all tariffs in which this option is provided, including for unlimited tariffs“, explained the operator.
At the same time, the FAS noted that “Internet traffic distribution is the use by the subscriber of the functions of his own device, and not a paid service from a mobile operator” The FAS emphasized in particular that the abolition of fees for Internet distribution cannot be considered a basis for increasing tariffs.