Now, because of the increasing prices for private banks.
The Federal Antimonopoly service opened a new case against the operators of the “big four”. The Agency saw signs of overstatement operators prices for SMS for private banks compared to state. It is noteworthy that earlier FAS warned MTS, MegaFon, Beeline and Tele2 about a significant difference in price and required to change the tariffs for private banks.
In the beginning of 2018, the FAS drew attention to the fact that the leading operators take too much money for SMS distribution private operators. For national banks, operators offer much more favorable conditions.
In this regard, the Department has sent to MTS, MegaFon, Beeline and Tele2 request with the requirement to reconsider tariffs. This happened back in June 2018, however, operators still have not made any changes. Because of this, the Federal Antimonopoly service and filed a new case against the “big four” operators.
Note that the FAS launched an investigation with the filing of representatives of private banks. At the beginning of the year, the tariffs for SMS-sending for them was raised to two times all operators simultaneously.