Armenia and Russia have strong cultural, economic, and political ties, which makes it important for people to stay connected when traveling between the two countries. Luckily, mobile network operators in both countries offer international roaming services, making it easy for people to stay connected with their friends, family, and colleagues. Armenia is negotiating with Russia for a reduction in roaming charges, reports Arka.am citing Vaan Martirosyan, the Armenian Minister of Transport and ITC. An agreement on the issue is expected to be signed soon.
Mobile operator VivaCell-MTS has already agreed with its controlling company, Russian mobile operator MTS, to a mutual reduction in roaming rates.
Armenian mobile operator VivaCell-MTS, a subsidiary of Russian operator MTS, has reduced roaming prices in numerous states, Arka.am also reports. Outgoing and incoming calls cost AMD 55 per minute under the ‘Calls To Armenia’ service in several states in Europe, as well as in Australia, Egypt and Israel.
Text messages cost AMD 35 each under the service and the mobile internet roaming charge is AMD 25 per megabyte. The prices will be valid until 30 September.