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Moscow City Telephone

February 7, 2005

MGTS introduces web-based payment system

Moscow City Telephone Network and e-port Group have signed an agreement that enables to use STB bank cards, e-port universal card and Yandex Money electronic wallets to pay for MGTS services online.

"This will not only provide our clients with significant time savings, but will also allow MGTS to reduce the amount of the receivables from those subscribers who simply fail to go to the bank during the week," - said MGTS General Director Aleksey Goltsov.

To pay online one has to visit the Group's site Go to section, select MGTS provider and fill out the form where it is enough to indicate the ten-digit telephone number starting with 095 or 499, and the apartment number.

To pay for directory and information services as well as one-time services it is necessary to additionally fill out invoice number and invoice date fields.

e-port does not charge commission.

"It is an easy and convenient payment method, which everyone will like beyond any doubt. We consider this agreement with MGTS as the first step toward the development of long-term cooperation to improve the service for the company's subscribers," - said e-port Group General Director Aleksandr Pokrovskiy.

In addition to the web option, MGTS subscribers can also pay their bills in cash at one of the 2 000 + e-port outlets network in Moscow and Moscow region.


PJSC Moscow City Telephone Network is one of the biggest not only in Russia, but among the local wire telecommunications companies in Europe too. The Company's continual priority task is to provide quality telephone communication accessible to the millions of the Russia's capital-city inhabitants. The MGTS personnel of 20 000 persons supply services to about 4.2 million subscribers. The telephone density in Moscow conforms to the European standards - over 50 MGTS telephones per 100 metropolitan residents. There are about 600 MGTS telephone exchanges in operation, and their number increases year by. There are presently 18 000 pay stations available at the Company's public payphone network. To date, the MGTS share amounts to 80% in the Moscow fixed telecommunications market. The dynamic development of the Company is noted for its stable economic situation, prescheduled on-going income growth rate, and for the amount of provided services on the upgrade. The Central Office of PJSC MGTS is located in Moscow at 12, bdg. 3, Petrovskiy Boulevard, Moscow, Russia. Website:

e-port Group is the developer of the Electronic Payment System bearing the same name. Over 250 entities have already joined the system. The members, such as MTS, Bee Line, MegaFon, SKYLINK, Sonet, MCC, Nizhniy Novgorod Cellular Communications, Rostelecom, Corbina Telecom, Matrix Telecom, NTV Plus, Divo TV, Cosmos TV, Comcor TV, Comstar United Telesystems, MTU-Intel, ROL, Central Telegraph, Kommersant Publishing House, RBC, etc offer telecommunications, consulting, insurance, information, entertainment and other services. e-port network counts with more than 1 000 agents (companies, banks, private owners) and about 4 000 points of payment equipped with e-port dealer system in 50 regions of Russia. e-port Group sales in 2004 was $ 346.5 million. Website:


For additional information please call: Moscow City Telephone Network PR Department:
Tel: +7 (095) 950 0623, fax: +7 (095) 950 0622
e -mail:

e-port Group Marketing and Advertisement Department: tel/ fax +7 (095) 777 1872 + 214
e -mail:




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