Belarusian Telecommunications Network (BeST), trading as life:), has unveiled its first commercial 4G LTE tariff plans to mark the ending of the one-month free trial period from its August launch. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, on 8 August life:) announced the commercial launch of its LTE network in the capital Minsk with a peak throughput of 112Mbps, joining mobile market leader MTS Belarus, which kicked off its commercial offering in December 2015.
life:) has introduced options for tablets/modems and for smartphone users. For the latter, it is offering a ‘4G Fast and the Furious’ branded plan, comprising two new mobile internet packages: ‘4G 2GB Fast and the Furious’, which costs from BYN2.6 (USD1.33) to BYN6.9 per month – dependent on the user’s existing plan; and ‘4G 4GB Fast and Furious’, which is priced between BYN3.6 and BYN7.9. Data download caps are measured over a 30-day period. To encourage new subscribers, it is also offering to triple credit allowances in the first month. In addition, for users of tablets and modems the company has its ‘4G 20GB plan, and will add a new 4G 50GB plan later this month.
The cellco says that all corporate customers and subscribers of tariff plans ‘Smart 2’, ‘Smart 3’ and ‘Smart 4’ will be able to sign up to 4G from today, without having to connect any additional services, while from 22 September 4G will be automatically available to subscribers of its ‘XL and ‘XXL’ tariff plans. To take advantage of the higher speeds, customers require a 4G-enabled device (smartphone, tablet or modem) and SIM card, and must be located within the cellco’s LTE coverage area.