What are the features of mobile telephony in Russia.
Russia is one of the few countries in the world where cellular operators' tariff plans differ from region to region. In other countries, as usual, the set of services and their cost in different cities is the same. In Russia, you can find its own tariffs in every region. The reasons for this have developed historically. In the early 1990s, when mobile communication appeared in the country, licenses were given to cellular operators for certain regions.
Therefore, only recently, inexpensive telephony became available for subscribers when traveling within Russia. Earlier, for Russians communication was expensive when one wanted to go to another region and especially to another country.
There is a case where in 2011 tourists with Russian sim-cards were vacationing on Crete. Downloaded the movie in an online movie theater, upon returning to Russia, they received a check for more than one million rubles. This is more than 20,000 euros at the rate of 2011.