October 6 2008, Moscow: COMSTAR Ė United TeleSystems (COMSTAR-UTS JSC, LSE: CMST), the leading supplier of integrated telecommunication solutions in Russia and the CIS, announces that COMSTAR Direct CJSC, the premier broadband Internet provider (STREAM brand) and member of COMSTAR-UTS, now offers packages for connection under one of three rate plans of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (RED NEW, Gostevoy, Odin.Ru) in all of its sales offices.
Today COMSTAR Direct provide support and connects services in 18 offices, including the recently opened COMSTAR-UTSí Integrated Center of Sales and Service located in the center of Moscow, at Petrovsky Boulevard, 12, bld. 1 (http://www.comstar-uts.ru/en/news_center/news/index.php?afrom4=06.08.2008&ato4=06.10.2008&x=6&y=6&from4=2&id4=630).
Besides the STREAM and MTS' services are available in Tochka, retail chain stores of TS Retail.
COMSTAR-UTS and MTS co-market additional capabilities and services. For example up to the middle of October 2008 MTS' subscribers connecting in any of the operatorís offices in Moscow and Zelenograd will get a card with three-month subscription key for STREAM.Antivirus with parent control. Subscriber can use the software on their PC for three months without any charge. After expiration of this period for further operation of STREAM.Antivirus it is necessarily to buy a subscription key at STREAM 24 multimedia portal (www.stream24.ru).
COMSTAR has also launched a promotional campaign: if MTSí Moscow or Moscow Region subscriber purchases in COMSTAR Directís office the Odin.Ru package with special ticker before December 1 2008, he or she will pay only one ruble starting from the first minute of the call with other Odin.Ru parameters remaining without any changes.
Sergey Nazarov, Marketing Vice President of COMSTAR-UTS, says, "For any telecom operator the most important thing is user convenience. Such integrated campaigns contribute to subscriber loyalty making communication with operator more comfortable and services more attractive. Today the telecom market in Russia enters the phase when convergent solutions become especially urgent. AFK Sistema synergy brings about business growth. I believe that cooperation with MTS and other our partners will continue and in the future we will provide our clients with other exciting offerings."
Recall that since the beginning of 2008 COMSTAR-UTS has been implementing a co-promotional program with Sky Link (http://www.comstar-uts.ru/en/news_center/pressreleases/index.php?afrom4=29.01.2008&ato4=30.01.2008&x=12&y=3&id4=402).