Another spat between Euroset and Tele2

8 Dec 2006

Euroset, Russia’s largest mobile handset retailer, has stopped employees from promoting contracts for cellular operator Tele2. Euroset will still sell Tele2 plans but employees will not be recommending them or explaining tariffs to buyers. The move comes after the pair failed to reach an agreement on Euroset distributing Tele2 phones in the Baltic states, Prime Tass reports, citing Russian daily Kommersant. This is not the first time Euroset has stopped Tele2 promotions, with a similar occurrence earlier this year when the cellco would not allow the retailer to use its networks to launch MVNO operations. A Tele2 spokesperson described Euroset’s actions as ‘blackmail’. Euroset has more than 3,800 outlets across Russia and the CIS.

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