The increase in prices is inevitable, experts say.
In 2019 the Russian subscribers will have to pay more for the connection. On the price increase at operators MTS, MegaFon, Beeline and Tele2 will affect several reasons, including the increase of VAT from 18% to 20% and the impact of the law Spring. This was announced by the experts and anonymous source of one of operators “the big four”.
Communication will rise in price
In early 2018, the Russian experts, it is feared that cellular communication in Russia will rise in price. The main reason for the feelings was associated with the Spring law, which obliges operators to store data of Russians on your servers. It was assumed that the costs of law enforcement and operators will take on customers.
In the summer of 2018 has a new cause for concern — the increase of VAT from 18% to 20%, which will occur from 1 January 2019. Then, many experts have confidently stated that the increase in the price of cellular communication in Russia is actually inevitable.
Director General of the Agency TelecomDaily Denis Kuskov believes that the prices of communication in Russia in 2019 will rise an average of 10%. If you consider that the average monthly payment by Russian customers is 314 rubles, we should expect an increase in subscription fees by as much as 30 rubles.
That mobile tariffs may indeed increase said anonymous source is one of the leading operators. However, he stressed that there is no planned increase, the operators will not. MTS, MegaFon, Beeline and Tele2 will increase prices only if necessary to react to market changes.