The increase may be substantial.
In January 2019 subscribers Russian operators of cellular communication “Beeline”, MTS, “MegaFon” and Tele2 will increase the price. This began to tell as the operators themselves that send out alerts to subscribers, and warned the experts. And according to experts, the increase in the price of cellular communication in Russia can be much more significant than believes the majority of subscribers.
The rise is inevitable
21 Dec operators “Beeline”, “MegaFon” and Tele2 has informed customers that from January 2019 will increase prices for cellular communication. MTS with such a statement not yet made, but experts believe that it is only a matter of time.
The operators still did not specify how much will increase the prices in rouble terms. Experts make their predictions based on the root cause of the coming price increase — raising the VAT from 18% to 20%.
In theory, the VAT increase should lead to an increase in the price of the bond at 1.6%. However, in practice it may be very different. Expert and head of the publication Content Review Sergey Polovnikov believes that the increase in the prices of communication in Russia can be from 10 to 20%. The reason for such large growth is that the operators will need to reverse the VAT increase throughout the supply chain pricing services.
How exactly do the operators we know already at the beginning of 2019. It is known that the operators change prices on tariff plans until January 10.