Vedomosti: VimpelCom, Megafon and Tele2 started to request SMS for service numbers from banks

Mobile operators are gradually introducing compensation for messages that users send to the service number of banks, they write Vedomosti.

VimpelCom (operates under the Beeline brand) warned subscribers that SMS for short service numbers from banks has cost 2.5 rubles per message since 18 September.

The operator gradually consolidates the SMS costs for short service numbers from credit, trade and service organizations, specifying the company representative Lilia Galyautdinova.

Now SMS to short numbers of credit, trade and service organizations are the same regardless of the subscriber's rate, she explained.

Tele2 introduced a fee for subscribers for sms service for 2 rubles per message in August, said the representative of the operator Olga Galushina. "This service is getting less and less demanded from customers, and subscribers are increasingly using online services."

In "Megaphone", Vedomosti did not answer the question about introducing payments for service messages to banks, but they said they were studying such a possibility. Messages to the service number of the Savings Bank 900 operator have been paid for a long time.

MTS does not charge SMS for service numbers. According to the company representative, when sending a message to 900 Sberbank SMS is issued to the package, if this is included in the tariff, otherwise the payments are paid like the rest (2 rubles per message), he explained.

According to the Savings Bank representative, mobile operators have not informed the bank in advance of the planned changes in the costs of SMS requests to number 900.

He added that some customers can not use the service against zero or negative balance of the personal account of the phone.

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