Yota (Megafon’s subsidiary) is planning to file a case in Federal Antimonopoly Services against MTS, as MTS is blocking app Yota work for its subscribers.
Until today, app was the only purchase channel for making inquiry on Yota SIM card. But Yota was forced to open sale of SIM cards in the retail networks and Svyaznoi in order to eliminate the problem, said CEO Yota Anatoly Smorgonsky, “We have researched the problem and think that MTS filters the traffic by IP addresses which use Yota app”. Yota representatives asked MTS to solve the problem, but didn’t receive the answer in 5 days.
PR Director Yota Lina Udovenko said that application to FAS will be filed at the end of this, beginning of next week, “Complaint – violation of law, unfair business practices”.