Kyivstar-Beeline national roaming and inter-network tariffs launched

24 Nov 2010

On Monday Ukraine’s largest cellco by subscribers Kyivstar simultaneously launched a national roaming service for subscribers of sister mobile operator Beeline Ukraine alongside new competitive rates for calls between subscribers of both networks. New monthly packages for consumers and business users have been introduced, inclusive of 250 minutes or 350 minutes, respectively, of calls to either network. The new roaming facility means that Beeline subscribers will be automatically transferred to Kyivstar’s network if the Beeline signal is weak or non-present, with no changes to fees. The two companies have begun the process of integrating their operations under the umbrella of parent company Vimpelcom, a process which will see the Beeline brand dropped in Ukraine in favour of the locally stronger Kyivstar trademark by the end of 2011.