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FAS will request explanations of VimpelCom because of advertizing with the Russia map without the Crimea — Rambler News Service


Photo: Sergey Malgavko / TASS Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation will address for explanations VimpelCom operator in the nearest future because of TV advertizing of the operator in which the Russia map is represented without the Crimea, RNS FULL FACE have reported. In advertizing it is about cancellation of a payment for incoming calls on travel across Russia. "The FAS Russia will send inquiry behind explanations concerning the specified advertizing to the VimpelCom company in the nearest future. The position of department on the specified question can be created only after obtaining the answer from the company" — RNS in FAS press service have reported. The commercial by the operator placed including on YouTube, comes to the end with a prompt with the Russia map and the slogan "All Free Entering on Trips across Russia". The Crimea on the card isn't represented, there are also no notes explaining his absence on the card. But during demonstration of video in the lower part of the screen the comment that in those regions where networks of other operators, including the Crimea and Sevastopol are used, the operator renders services on other conditions is shown. "New conditions work in regions of Russia where at Beeline there is own network. In the Crimea and Sevastopol the company has no own network, communication services are provided through networks of other operators therefore in a roller and it is specified that these prices don't work there" — have explained lack of the Crimea on the Russia map in the press service of VimpelCom. Since August 20 VimpelCom declared cancellation of a payment for incoming calls at the beginning of a month. It became result of trial of FAS concerning the largest Russian mobile operators begun a year ago. Department has demanded to eliminate a difference in service prices, rendered within the home region and across all Russia. In March the regulator has initiated proceedings in the relation of VimpelCom, MTS and MegaFon which have been complete by the beginning of August. The deputy head of FAS Anatoly Golomozin then said that cancellation of intra network roaming won't cause increase in prices for house tariffs. He specified that until the end of September department will make the decision on penalties for VimpelCom and other operators.

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