Beeline communications operator (Ukrainian RadioSystems and Golden Telecom companies) from November 10 introduces a subscriber fee of UAH 5.9 a month for using the Favourite Country service,
Meanwhile, Beeline cancelled the UAH 5 charge for activation of the service.
When activating this service a subscriber can choose a country and call to its numbers at a reduced rate.
At the same time, the subscriber can include only one country in the service but can change it (from November 10 the cost of change of the country under the service raises by 18% or UAH 0.9 to UAH 5.9).
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Beeline introduced the Favourite Country service in July 2009.
Kyivstar and Beeline communications operators plan to close the merger deal by 2014 but the Beeline brand will be abandoned from 2012 on the Ukrainian market.
On October 5, 2009, the Altimo company (Russia) and the Telenor telecommunications company (Norway) agreed to merge Kyivstar and VimpelCom to create a new cellular communications operator, VimpelCom Ltd. (Bermuda islands), to provide integrated cellular communications services in Russia, Ukraine, and other member-countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as in Georgia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
According to the Top 100 Business Leaders of Ukraine ranking, Ukrainian RadioSystems took the sixth place in the Telecommunications section with a net revenue indicator of UAH 0.97 billion for 2008, Golden Telecom the seventh in the Telecommunications section with a net revenue indicator of UAH 607.4 million for 2008.