The most exciting aspect of the start of iPhone expansion in Russia is the mobile tariffs, that The Big Three operators (MobileTeleSystems, Megafon and Beeline) will announce. The battle is expected in the area of mobile content – nobody knows even a preliminary roadmaps of operators content distribution policy.
But Beeline, Megafon and MTS hire the same people as we are, and some of them want to chat about the rumors, circling in the companies. We call the people of that kind as insiders or informators. The employees of the first companies are as silent as fishes, but we got at least one comment from MTS. Our source said, that “There will be no competition of any kind in the price policy”.
Apple is famous for making all the operators do what only Apple wants. Just look at the Maczone and Deepstore. This two independent companies have set just the same prices on Macs. These rumors are partially confirmed by the recent news about Megafon and MTS press-releases.
It looks like all the operators will announce the same connection prices. The winner will be the operator, who will success to establish the best contact with the common customer.