OREANDA-NEWS. Tele2, an alternative mobile operator, has announced that the number of its subscribers using the Moscow government’s services exceeded 38 thou people. The city’s residents may keep informed on housing and utilities charges, traffic fines and vehicle impound with the help of mobile applications, SMS and simple USSD requests.

The Moscow government’s mobile services became available to Tele2 subscribers after the launch of operations in the capital in October last year. Over this time more than 38 thou subscribers have registered in a single mobile platform of the Moscow government.

Official city applications are most popular among Tele2 subscribers who download them in AppStore and Google Play. The operator’s clients most often install “State services”, “Our city” and “Transport of Moscow”.

Around 5 thou of Tele2 subscribers in Moscow Region have signed up for toll-free SMS. Most demanded were notifications of traffic fines, the second place is taken by SMS on vehicle impound. Notifications of housing and utilities charges are ranked third. More Moscow subscribers of Tele2 are signing up for SMS notifications on a need to transfer water meter readings and get a unified payment document onto their mobile account.

In order to register in a single mobile platform of the Moscow government, it is just needed to send a free-toll SMS saying “servis reg” onto 7377, write an USSD request *377*1*1#dial or download any of mobile applications. Each mobile service implies a separate SMS and a corresponding USSD request.

More information on official city mobile services and applications is published at the information technologies department of Moscow.

Dmitriy Grigoryev, chief commercial officer at Tele2 Moscow macroregion:

“For modern residents of a big city, the smartphone is not just a way of communication but also a multi-purpose instrument. Together with the Moscow government we are providing our subscribers with an opportunity to send request to mobile services and receive information that is needed for a comfort living in the city. I am sure that mobile services will be signed up for by more of our subscribers who value simplicity and convenience in use.”