ComNews reports that Russian federal mobile operator Yota (Skartel), a subsidiary of MegaFon, is now selling its mobile SIMs in 13 cities, with the launch of offers in eight new areas this week. Residents of Novosibirsk, Ufa, Kostroma, Vologda, Cherepovets, Cheboksary, Tomsk and Yoshkar-Ola can now purchase a Yota-branded SIM card for their smartphones and tablets, it said. ‘We are gradually expanding the geography of distribution of our products and increasing the number of sales points for Yota SIM cards,’ said Yota CEO Anatoly Smorgon.
Earlier this month, TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate reported that Yota – which was established as a federal mobile operator on 23 April 2014 – had begun selling SIM cards in the cities of Penza, Orenburg, Orel, Bryansk and Kursk. The cost of those packages, which includes unlimited internet access, SMS, unlimited on-net calls and 100 off-net call minutes is RUB240 (USD4.35, in Kursk, Bryansk and Orel), RUB240 (in Penza) and RUB270 in Orenburg. The cost of a similar package in Moscow is RUB440.