Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine believes that reducing the validity of the number of tariff plans from one month (30 to 31 days) to four weeks (28 days) shows signs of violating the law on protection from unfair competition.
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine opened a case against mobile operators of Ukraine – PJSC Kyivstar, PrJSC VF Ukraine, Lifecell LLC due to changes in the billing period in tariff plans, reported on November 12 by AMCU authority Maria Protsishen on Facebook.
Representatives of the committee believe that reducing the duration of several tariff plans from one month (30 to 31 days) to four weeks (28 days) has signs of violating the law on protection from unfair competition.
On September 26, 2018, the United Nations Press Office for Ukraine announced the launch of a proper investigation: operators were asked to find out how legitimate innovations are.
"In their explanations, operators have stated that a bill has been set for monthly subscription fees, indicating that they have some other kind of" service package ", so these regulatory restrictions do not apply to their new tariff plans," he wrote Protsishen.
According to her, the operators noted that "the concept of payment for the service has a different legal nature from the subscription".
At the same time, AMCU has determined that the subscription in the internal documents of each operator is cited.
In general, 12 months, 28-day bill tariff subscribers will have to pay for communications 12, but 13 times.
In particular, the tariff "Kyivstar 4G Online" fee for a package of 75 UAH is charged every four weeks. In tariff Vodafone SuperNet Start ("VF Ukraine") the basic cost of the package for four weeks is 65 UAH. And at HYIP lifetime tariffs, subscribers have to pay 75 UAH for four weeks.