MegaFon Wylsacom Edition Internet

Promotional offer for the summer, you can connect or switch to the tariff until November 30, 2020. MegaFon collaborated with well-known tech blogger Wylsacom. The project is interesting and certainly deserves your attention. Summer is not a “hot” season for operators, why not take advantage of advantageous seasonal offers?

We will analyze the tariff itself a little lower. What is the point of such a promotional tariff, which is now being promoted together by the blogger @wylsacom and MegaFon? It is clear that Wylsacom is by no means a pretty socialite with exorbitant fees, but all the same, bloggers' advertising services are not cheap these days, will the project pay off? The “high agreed parties” know better, probably somehow agreed on a mutually beneficial basis. It is no longer our business with you, our business is to understand what exactly we can get from this project. And, surprisingly, there is an unconditional positive, you can’t argue with that.

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

Wylsacom's list of goodies didn't impress me personally, but what did you want? Fans of the popular blogger may well be inspired by an exclusive sticker for a smartphone. Here, as they say, it's not the gift that's important, it's the attention. But the “buns” from the operator are much more interesting and more than worthy of careful consideration. Actually, this is what we will do now.

Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

The tariff is made on the basis of "No overpayments Internet" from the recently appeared line, our brief overview of all the tariffs of the line dated May 20, 2020 can be read here. Quote:

“”No overpayments Internet”. Subscription fee - 500 rubles / month. Data transfer - 15 GB, unlimited on social networks when you are in Moscow and the Moscow region. A package of 500 minutes is spent on all local mobile calls (are city calls paid separately?), after the package is exhausted, unlimited calls to MegaFon in all regions. SMS is not included in the tariff. “MegaFon Protection”, “Piggy bank” Internet distribution (tettering) for free. Unlimited messengers work even with a negative balance and do not consume the Internet package.

This tariff is the youngest in the line, and I am very suspicious of such tariffs. Fee for "budget" - scattered on the tariff "small" underwater pebbles that need to be carefully looked for. There may be calls to landlines for a fee, there may be an indecently small Internet package, there may be an absurdly high price for long-distance calls (calling home from a trip can easily cost fifty rubles), a minute over the package can be very expensive, and so on. You just need to understand that marketers put a lot of things into these relatively cheap tariffs in order to receive additional money from the subscriber. More expensive tariff offers usually do not contain such tricks or contain them much less. Another quote from our review about the tariff "No overpayments Internet":

“The youngest tariff of the line, for Moscow it is “No overpayments Internet”, with a high degree of probability it will provoke overpayments for you. An exception is if you are sitting in Moscow, you do not go anywhere to other cities. Then you can save up to 100 rubles, but is it definitely worth it? I doubt. If I were potential customers, I would generally shied away from the lowest tariffs in the lines. Cell phones want money, and, most likely, they will still take this money from you even at the lowest tariff, but they will take it along with your nerves. Do you need it?”.

On the other hand, the lowest tariff is almost always "doomed" to success in the market. Most potential customers choose which is cheaper, and if they compare, then only the volumes of packages of different tariffs on the main tariff showcase. The maximum they do is delve into the Internet profile of the tariff (are there any unlimited and for what). Few people go deeper into the tariff.

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

The "Blank" for the tariff "Wylsacom Edition Internet" was chosen quite controversial, and it's more interesting to look at what happened in the end. Let's analyze the features. I will list not only the differences of the "Internet Wylsacom Edition", but simply the tariff features, which the hands did not reach last time. You can read the description of "Internet Wylsacom Edition" on the MegaFon website here, the description of the basic tariff "No overpayments Internet" - here.

  • There are no problems with connecting, no one is forcing you to buy another new number. Existing MegaFon subscribers can switch to the tariff. As I already wrote, the connection/transition is open until November 30, 2020.
  • The subscription fee has increased by 50 rubles/month, from 500 rubles/month on the “basic” tariff to 550 rubles/month on the Wylsacom Internet Edition.
  • In both the basic tariff and the new tariff, calls to MegaFon consume the package, and unlimited within the network is activated only after the package of minutes has been exhausted.
  • On both tariffs, calls to landline numbers are paid separately at 2.2 rubles per minute.
  • Internet bundle on Wylsacom is now 25 GB instead of 15 GB on basic Internet.
  • Unlimited social networks and unlimited messengers are available on both tariffs, but Wylsacom added unlimited YouTube, this is important. Moreover, unlimited messengers work for another month with a negative balance. YouTube does not work with a negative balance.
  • Internet sharing is available on both tariffs, but when using torrents, the speed is cut to 128 Kbps.
  • Piggy Bank (saving unused gigabytes) on Wylsacom has increased to 100 GB compared to 50 GB on the basic Internet.
  • The rest seems to match. Here and there, unkind 13 rubles per minute for long-distance calls to any numbers, except for local mobile numbers in the region of stay (calls to landlines separately), and, accordingly, ruinous calls home from trips.
  • For both tariffs, the "Change Horn" service is included in the initial package. It is tactfully written “a service with a promo period of 30 days”, i.e., presumably, “Beep” will have to be remembered to turn off, otherwise they will start filming in a month

Pay attention to the procedure for debiting the subscription fee. When connecting and switching to the tariff for the first 15 days, the monthly fee is charged daily, on the 16th day - for 15 days, from the 2nd month - in full for 30 days. As far as I understand, all these difficulties are in order to ensure that the price of the starter package does not exceed 300 rubles.

And more interesting. A few days ago I read a long and abusive article by a colleague complaining about Beeline: the write-off of the subscriber drove the account into the red, but the packages of minutes and traffic were provided. It's impossible to use the "provided" packages only, because the phone was immediately blocked, how so?! At the same time, Accounting & Finance CVs in Uganda read how it works in MegaFon, quote:

“If you don’t have enough funds on your account on the day of debiting, the fee will be debited, and minutes and gigabytes will be provided. You can use them only after replenishing the balance. Messengers will be available even with a negative balance. If your balance is negative at the time the fee is charged, there will be no charge."

In my opinion, exactly the same as what a colleague wrote about. That is, any positive balance is an indicator for the system that the monthly fee can be withdrawn even at a loss.

Summary

An interesting animal was born like this. Wylsacom-changes in the basic tariff "No overpayments Internet" are very positive and the tariff now corresponds to its name "Internet": a good package of gigabytes, a large "Piggy bank". A separate topic is the appeared unlimited on YouTube, for many users YouTube is the main consumer of traffic, for them this problem will be removed on the new Wylsacom, and the tariff for them will in fact become unlimited, but without the restrictions inherent in unlimiteds. In light of all these changes, an additional 50 rubles / month seems to me a rather symbolic price increase. The tariff is not on the MegaFon website in the general list on the tariff showcase, it is not in the list of promotions either. Direct link only. This greatly narrows the potential audience, but MegaFon did not want to provoke perplexed questions: the operator does not work at a loss, and if he allows himself to give so much “good” for that kind of money, then why on earth should I overpay on another tariff?

The dots are small and pale, it is almost impossible to notice them by accident, they become visible in blue light. Alternatively, you can take a picture of the page and invert the colors in a primitive editor, which is also clearly visible. How many of these technologies are used by different printer manufacturers is unknown to science. In addition, color laser printers have become widely used relatively recently. There is no doubt that ordinary black-and-white printers also somehow leave special markings on the pages. In its primitive form, this system worked half a century or more ago. In the USSR, when buying a typewriter, it was necessary to carry it to register with the police. It seems, along with a sample of all the letters printed on it. They say that there are no two typewriters with the same fonts, each unit contains a “defect” of one letter that is clearly visible on the page.

Now, as we see, all this is implemented at a completely different, high-tech level. Theoretically, with a complete database of "markers" and serial numbers of devices, a "competent" specialist will have half an hour to determine where and when the document was printed. I read about maniacs who are afraid of surveillance and do not use electronic means and mail / Internet to transmit important information. Only from hand to hand on paper, only hardcore! Well, well.

And, as usual, the same lingering legal aspect. If such marking is the disclosure of personal information, then this is not spelled out in the laws. Yes, and it is useless to prescribe, judging by the case described with the detention of the girl who “leaked” the information in 2017, the “competent authorities” are ready to come up with even shaky evidence in order not to disclose the very existence of such technologies.

Sadness, some years ago I threw away a blue lamp with a reflector found on the mezzanine, it was used in medicine. Turns out it was valuable! (emoticon).

MegaFon Wylsacom Edition Internet

Promotional offer for the summer, you can connect or switch to the tariff until November 30, 2020. MegaFon collaborated with well-known tech blogger Wylsacom. The project is interesting and certainly deserves your attention. Summer is not a “hot” season for operators, why not take advantage of advantageous seasonal offers?

We will analyze the tariff itself a little lower. What is the point of such a promotional tariff, which is now being promoted together by the blogger @wylsacom and MegaFon? It is clear that Wylsacom is by no means a pretty socialite with exorbitant fees, but all the same, bloggers' advertising services are not cheap these days, will the project pay off? The “high agreed parties” know better, probably somehow agreed on a mutually beneficial basis. It is no longer our business with you, our business is to understand what exactly we can get from this project. And, surprisingly, there is an unconditional positive, you can’t argue with that.

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

Wylsacom's list of goodies didn't impress me personally, but what did you want? Fans of the popular blogger may well be inspired by an exclusive sticker for a smartphone. Here, as they say, it's not the gift that matters, it's the attention. But the “buns” from the operator are much more interesting and more than worthy of careful consideration. Actually, this is what we will do now.

Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

The tariff is made on the basis of "No overpayments Internet" from the recently appeared line, our brief overview of all the tariffs of the line dated May 20, 2020 can be read here. Quote:

“”No overpayments Internet”. Subscription fee - 500 rubles / month. Data transfer — 15 GB, unlimited on social networks when you are in Moscow and the Moscow region. A package of 500 minutes is spent on all local mobile calls (are city calls paid separately?), after the package is exhausted, unlimited calls to MegaFon in all regions. SMS is not included in the tariff. “MegaFon Protection”, “Piggy bank” Internet distribution (tettering) for free. Unlimited messengers work even with a negative balance and do not consume the Internet package.

This tariff is the youngest in the line, and I am very suspicious of such tariffs. Fee for "budget" - scattered on the tariff "small" underwater pebbles that need to be carefully looked for. There may be calls to landline phones for a fee, there may be an indecently small Internet package, there may be an absurdly high price for long-distance calls (calling home from a trip can easily cost fifty rubles), a minute over the package can be very expensive, and so on. You just need to understand that marketers put a lot of things into these relatively cheap tariffs in order to receive additional money from the subscriber. More expensive tariff offers usually do not contain such tricks or contain them much less. Another quote from our review about the tariff "No overpayments Internet":

“The youngest tariff of the line, for Moscow it is “No overpayments Internet”, with a high degree of probability it will provoke overpayments for you. An exception is if you are sitting in Moscow, you do not go anywhere to other cities. Then you can save up to 100 rubles, but is it definitely worth it? I doubt. If I were potential customers, I would generally shied away from the lowest tariffs in the lines. Cell phones want money, and, most likely, they will still take this money from you even at the lowest tariff, but they will take it along with your nerves. Do you need it?”.

On the other hand, the lowest tariff is almost always "doomed" to success in the market. Most potential customers choose which is cheaper, and if they compare, then only the volumes of packages of different tariffs on the main tariff showcase. The maximum they do is delve into the Internet profile of the tariff (are there any unlimited and for what). Few people go deeper into the tariff.

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

The "Blank" for the tariff "Wylsacom Edition Internet" was chosen quite controversial, and it's more interesting to look at what happened in the end. Let's analyze the features. I will list not only the differences of the "Internet Wylsacom Edition", but simply the tariff features, which the hands did not reach last time. You can read the description of "Internet Wylsacom Edition" on the MegaFon website here, the description of the basic tariff "No overpayments Internet" - here.

  • There are no problems with connecting, no one is forcing you to buy another new number. Existing MegaFon subscribers can switch to the tariff. As I already wrote, the connection/transition is open until November 30, 2020.
  • The subscription fee has increased by 50 rubles/month, from 500 rubles/month on the “basic” tariff to 550 rubles/month on the Wylsacom Internet Edition.
  • In both the basic tariff and the new tariff, calls to MegaFon consume the package, and unlimited within the network is activated only after the package of minutes has been exhausted.
  • On both tariffs, calls to landline numbers are paid separately at 2.2 rubles per minute.
  • Internet bundle on Wylsacom is now 25 GB instead of 15 GB on basic Internet.
  • Unlimited social networks and unlimited messengers are available on both tariffs, but Wylsacom added unlimited YouTube, this is important. Moreover, unlimited messengers work for another month with a negative balance. YouTube does not work with a negative balance.
  • Internet sharing is available on both tariffs, but when using torrents, the speed is cut to 128 Kbps.
  • Piggy Bank (saving unused gigabytes) on Wylsacom has increased to 100 GB compared to 50 GB on the basic Internet.
  • The rest seems to match. Here and there, unkind 13 rubles per minute for long-distance calls to any numbers, except for local mobile numbers in the region of stay (calls to landlines separately), and, accordingly, ruinous calls home from trips.
  • For both tariffs, the "Change Horn" service is included in the initial package. It is tactfully written “a service with a promo period of 30 days”, i.e., presumably, “Beep” will have to be remembered to turn off, otherwise they will start filming in a month

Pay attention to the procedure for debiting the subscription fee. When connecting and switching to the tariff for the first 15 days, the monthly fee is charged daily, on the 16th day - for 15 days, from the 2nd month - in full for 30 days. As far as I understand, all these difficulties are in order to ensure that the price of the starter package does not exceed 300 rubles.

And more interesting. A few days ago I read a long and abusive article by a colleague complaining about Beeline: the write-off of the subscriber drove the account into the red, but the packages of minutes and traffic were provided. It's impossible to use the "provided" packages only, because the phone was immediately blocked, how so?! At the same time, Accounting & Finance CVs in Uganda read how it works in MegaFon, quote:

“If you don’t have enough funds on your account on the day of debiting, the fee will be debited, and minutes and gigabytes will be provided. You can use them only after replenishing the balance. Messengers will be available even with a negative balance. If your balance is negative at the time the fee is charged, there will be no charge."

In my opinion, exactly the same as what a colleague wrote about. That is, any positive balance is an indicator for the system that the monthly fee can be withdrawn even at a loss.

Summary

An interesting animal was born like this. Wylsacom-changes in the basic tariff "No overpayments Internet" are very positive and the tariff now corresponds to its name "Internet": a good package of gigabytes, a large "Piggy bank". A separate topic is the appeared unlimited on YouTube, for many users YouTube is the main consumer of traffic, for them this problem will be removed on the new Wylsacom, and the tariff for them will in fact become unlimited, but without the restrictions inherent in unlimiteds. In light of all these changes, an additional 50 rubles / month seems to me a rather symbolic price increase. The tariff is not on the MegaFon website in the general list on the tariff showcase, it is not in the list of promotions either. Direct link only. This greatly narrows the potential audience, but MegaFon did not want to provoke perplexed questions: the operator does not work at a loss, and if he allows himself to give so much “good” for that kind of money, then why on earth should I overpay on another tariff?

In general, until November 30, 2020, you have two attractive options for reasonable money in MegaFon: the Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff for those who mainly use the Internet, and the No Overpayment Calls tariff for those who talk a lot, Again, I refer you to the review here. It is clear that some people want everything at once and more, so it is also possible. But for a completely different subscription fee.

Dots tell the truth

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

And not only dots. As an evening reading, I offer you an article on Habré here, it is very informative. They tell about the history of 2017, when information not intended for the general public about the special markings that color laser printers leave on documents got out into the light of day. It has been working since at least 2005, according to the illustration above. The trick is that a couple of pages of any printed document are supplied with a set of light yellow dots, in which information about the date, time and serial number of the printer is encoded, which allows you to track the origin of the printout.

The dots are small and pale, it is almost impossible to notice them by accident, they become visible in blue light. Alternatively, you can take a picture of the page and invert the colors in a primitive editor, which is also clearly visible. How many of these technologies are used by different printer manufacturers is unknown to science. In addition, color laser printers have become widely used relatively recently. There is no doubt that ordinary black-and-white printers also somehow leave special markings on the pages. In its primitive form, this system worked half a century or more ago. In the USSR, when buying a typewriter, it was necessary to carry it to register with the police. It seems, along with a sample of all the letters printed on it. They say that there are no two typewriters with the same fonts, each unit contains a “defect” of one letter that is clearly visible on the page.

Now, as we see, all this is implemented at a completely different, high-tech level. Theoretically, with a complete database of "markers" and serial numbers of devices, a "competent" specialist will have half an hour to determine where and when the document was printed. I read about maniacs who are afraid of surveillance and do not use electronic means and mail / Internet to transmit important information. Only from hand to hand on paper, only hardcore! Well, well.

And, as usual, the same lingering legal aspect. If such marking is the disclosure of personal information, then this is not spelled out in the laws. Yes, and it is useless to prescribe, judging by the case described with the detention of the girl who “leaked” the information in 2017, the “competent authorities” are ready to come up with even shaky evidence in order not to disclose the very existence of such technologies.

Sadness, some years ago I threw away a blue lamp with a reflector found on the mezzanine, it was used in medicine. Turns out it was valuable! (emoticon).

MegaFon Wylsacom Edition Internet

Promotional offer for the summer, you can connect or switch to the tariff until November 30, 2020. MegaFon collaborated with well-known tech blogger Wylsacom. The project is interesting and certainly deserves your attention. Summer is not a “hot” season for operators, why not take advantage of advantageous seasonal offers?

We will analyze the tariff itself a little lower. What is the point of such a promotional tariff, which is now being promoted together by the blogger @wylsacom and MegaFon? It is clear that Wylsacom is by no means a pretty socialite with exorbitant fees, but all the same, bloggers' advertising services are not cheap these days, will the project pay off? The “high agreed parties” know better, probably somehow agreed on a mutually beneficial basis. It is no longer our business with you, our business is to understand what exactly we can get from this project. And, surprisingly, there is an unconditional positive, you can’t argue with that.

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

Wylsacom's list of goodies didn't impress me personally, but what did you want? Fans of the popular blogger may well be inspired by an exclusive sticker for a smartphone. Here, as they say, it's not the gift that's important, it's the attention. But the “buns” from the operator are much more interesting and more than worthy of careful consideration. Actually, this is what we will do now.

Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

The tariff is made on the basis of "No overpayments Internet" from the recently appeared line, our brief overview of all the tariffs of the line dated May 20, 2020 can be read here. Quote:

“”No overpayments Internet”. Subscription fee - 500 rubles / month. Data transfer - 15 GB, unlimited on social networks when you are in Moscow and the Moscow region. A package of 500 minutes is spent on all local mobile calls (are city calls paid separately?), after the package is exhausted, unlimited calls to MegaFon in all regions. SMS is not included in the tariff. “MegaFon Protection”, “Piggy bank” Internet distribution (tettering) for free. Unlimited messengers work even with a negative balance and do not consume the Internet package.

This tariff is the youngest in the line, and I am very suspicious of such tariffs. Fee for "budget" - scattered on the tariff "small" underwater pebbles that need to be carefully looked for. There may be calls to landline phones for a fee, there may be an indecently small Internet package, there may be an absurdly high price for long-distance calls (calling home from a trip can easily cost fifty rubles), a minute over the package can be very expensive, and so on. You just need to understand that marketers put a lot of things into these relatively cheap tariffs in order to receive additional money from the subscriber. More expensive tariff offers usually do not contain such tricks or contain them much less. Another quote from our review about the tariff "No overpayments Internet":

“The youngest tariff of the line, for Moscow it is “No overpayments Internet”, with a high degree of probability it will provoke overpayments for you. An exception is if you are sitting in Moscow, you do not go anywhere to other cities. Then you can save up to 100 rubles, but is it definitely worth it? I doubt. If I were potential customers, I would generally shied away from the lowest tariffs in the lines. Cell phones want money, and, most likely, they will still take this money from you even at the lowest tariff, but they will take it along with your nerves. Do you need it?”.

On the other hand, the lowest tariff is almost always "doomed" to success in the market. Most potential customers choose which is cheaper, and if they compare, then only the volumes of packages of different tariffs on the main tariff showcase. The maximum they do is delve into the Internet profile of the tariff (are there any unlimited and for what). Few people go deeper into the tariff.

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

The "Blank" for the tariff "Wylsacom Edition Internet" was chosen quite controversial, and it's more interesting to look at what happened in the end. Let's analyze the features. I will list not only the differences of the "Internet Wylsacom Edition", but simply the tariff features, which the hands did not reach last time. You can read the description of "Internet Wylsacom Edition" on the MegaFon website here, the description of the basic tariff "No overpayments Internet" - here.

  • There are no problems with connecting, no one is forcing you to buy another new number. Existing MegaFon subscribers can switch to the tariff. As I already wrote, the connection/transition is open until November 30, 2020.
  • The subscription fee has increased by 50 rubles/month, from 500 rubles/month on the “basic” tariff to 550 rubles/month on the Wylsacom Internet Edition.
  • In both the basic tariff and the new tariff, calls to MegaFon consume the package, and unlimited within the network is activated only after the package of minutes has been exhausted.
  • On both tariffs, calls to landline numbers are paid separately at 2.2 rubles per minute.
  • Internet bundle on Wylsacom is now 25 GB instead of 15 GB on basic Internet.
  • Unlimited social networks and unlimited messengers are available on both tariffs, but Wylsacom added unlimited YouTube, this is important. Moreover, unlimited messengers work for another month with a negative balance. YouTube does not work with a negative balance.
  • Internet sharing is available on both tariffs, but when using torrents, the speed is cut to 128 Kbps.
  • Piggy Bank (saving unused gigabytes) on Wylsacom has increased to 100 GB compared to 50 GB on the basic Internet.
  • The rest seems to match. Here and there, unkind 13 rubles per minute for long-distance calls to any numbers, except for local mobile numbers in the region of stay (calls to landlines separately), and, accordingly, ruinous calls home from trips.
  • For both tariffs, the "Change Horn" service is included in the initial package. It is tactfully written “a service with a promo period of 30 days”, i.e., presumably, “Beep” will have to be remembered to turn off, otherwise they will start filming in a month

Pay attention to the procedure for debiting the subscription fee. When connecting and switching to the tariff for the first 15 days, the monthly fee is charged daily, on the 16th day - for 15 days, from the 2nd month - in full for 30 days. As far as I understand, all these difficulties are in order to ensure that the price of the starter package does not exceed 300 rubles.

And more interesting. A few days ago I read a long and abusive article by a colleague complaining about Beeline: the write-off of the subscriber drove the account into the red, but the packages of minutes and traffic were provided. It's impossible to use the "provided" packages only, because the phone was immediately blocked, how so?! At the same time, Accounting & Finance CVs in Uganda read how it works in MegaFon, quote:

“If you don’t have enough funds on your account on the day of debiting, the fee will be debited, and minutes and gigabytes will be provided. You can use them only after replenishing the balance. Messengers will be available even with a negative balance. If your balance is negative at the time the fee is charged, there will be no charge."

In my opinion, exactly the same as what a colleague wrote about. That is, any positive balance is an indicator for the system that the monthly fee can be withdrawn even at a loss.

Summary

An interesting animal was born like this. Wylsacom-changes in the basic tariff "No overpayments Internet" are very positive and the tariff now corresponds to its name "Internet": a good package of gigabytes, a large "Piggy bank". A separate topic is the appeared unlimited on YouTube, for many users YouTube is the main consumer of traffic, for them this problem will be removed on the new Wylsacom, and the tariff for them will in fact become unlimited, but without the restrictions inherent in unlimiteds. In light of all these changes, an additional 50 rubles / month seems to me a rather symbolic price increase. The tariff is not on the MegaFon website in the general list on the tariff showcase, it is not in the list of promotions either. Direct link only. This greatly narrows the potential audience, but MegaFon did not want to provoke perplexed questions: the operator does not work at a loss, and if he allows himself to give so much “good” for that kind of money, then why on earth should I overpay on another tariff?

In general, until November 30, 2020, you have two attractive options for reasonable money in MegaFon: the Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff for those who mainly use the Internet, and the No Overpayment Calls tariff for those who talk a lot, Again, I refer you to the review here. It is clear that some people want everything at once and more, so it is also possible. But for a completely different subscription fee.

Dots tell the truth

MegaFon, Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

And not only dots. As an evening reading, I offer you an article on Habré here, it is very informative. They tell about the history of 2017, when information not intended for the general public about the special markings that color laser printers leave on documents got out into the light of day. It has been working since at least 2005, according to the illustration above. The trick is that a couple of pages of any printed document are supplied with a set of light yellow dots, in which information about the date, time and serial number of the printer is encoded, which allows you to track the origin of the printout.

The dots are small and pale, it is almost impossible to notice them by accident, they become visible in blue light. Alternatively, you can take a picture of the page and invert the colors in a primitive editor, which is also clearly visible. How many of these technologies are used by different printer manufacturers is unknown to science. In addition, color laser printers have become widely used relatively recently. There is no doubt that ordinary black-and-white printers also somehow leave special markings on the pages. In its primitive form, this system worked half a century or more ago. In the USSR, when buying a typewriter, it was necessary to carry it to register with the police. It seems, along with a sample of all the letters printed on it. They say that there are no two typewriters with the same fonts, each unit contains a “defect” of one letter that is clearly visible on the page.

Now, as we see, all this is implemented at a completely different, high-tech level. Theoretically, with a complete database of "markers" and serial numbers of devices, a "competent" specialist will have half an hour to determine where and when the document was printed. I read about maniacs who are afraid of surveillance and do not use electronic means and mail / Internet to transmit important information. Only from hand to hand on paper, only hardcore! Well, well.

And, as usual, the same lingering legal aspect. If such marking is the disclosure of personal information, then this is not spelled out in the laws. Yes, and it is useless to prescribe, judging by the case described with the detention of the girl who “leaked” the information in 2017, the “competent authorities” are ready to come up with even shaky evidence in order not to disclose the very existence of such technologies.

Sadness, some years ago I threw away a blue lamp with a reflector found on the mezzanine, it was used in medicine. Turns out it was valuable! (emoticon).

MegaFon Wylsacom Edition Internet

Promotional offer for the summer, you can connect or switch to the tariff until November 30, 2020. MegaFon collaborated with well-known tech blogger Wylsacom. The project is interesting and certainly deserves your attention. Summer is not a “hot” season for operators, why not take advantage of advantageous seasonal offers?

We will analyze the tariff itself a little lower. What is the point of such a promotional tariff, which is now being promoted together by the blogger @wylsacom and MegaFon? It is clear that Wylsacom is by no means a pretty socialite with exorbitant fees, but all the same, bloggers' advertising services are not cheap these days, will the project pay off? The “high agreed parties” know better, probably somehow agreed on a mutually beneficial basis. It is no longer our business with you, our business is to understand what exactly we can get from this project. And, surprisingly, there is an unconditional positive, you can’t argue with that.

Wylsacom's list of goodies didn't impress me personally, but what did you want? Fans of the popular blogger may well be inspired by an exclusive sticker for a smartphone. Here, as they say, it's not the gift that's important, it's the attention. But the “buns” from the operator are much more interesting and more than worthy of careful consideration. Actually, this is what we will do now.

Wylsacom Edition Internet tariff

The tariff is made on the basis of "No overpayments Internet" from the recently appeared line, our brief overview of all the tariffs of the line dated May 20, 2020 can be read here. Quote:

“”No overpayments Internet”. Subscription fee - 500 rubles / month. Data transfer - 15 GB, unlimited on social networks when you are in Moscow and the Moscow region. A package of 500 minutes is spent on all local mobile calls (are city calls paid separately?), after the package is exhausted, unlimited calls to MegaFon in all regions. SMS is not included in the tariff. “MegaFon Protection”, “Piggy bank” Internet distribution (tettering) for free. Unlimited messengers work even with a negative balance and do not consume the Internet package.

This tariff is the youngest in the line, and I am very suspicious of such tariffs. Fee for "budget" - scattered on the tariff "small" underwater pebbles that need to be carefully looked for. There may be calls to landline phones for a fee, there may be an indecently small Internet package, there may be an absurdly high price for long-distance calls (calling home from a trip can easily cost fifty rubles), a minute over the package can be very expensive, and so on. You just need to understand that marketers put a lot of things into these relatively cheap tariffs in order to receive additional money from the subscriber. More expensive tariff offers usually do not contain such tricks or contain them much less. Another quote from our review about the tariff "No overpayments Internet":

“The youngest tariff of the line, for Moscow it is “No overpayments Internet”, with a high degree of probability it will provoke overpayments for you. An exception is if you are sitting in Moscow, you do not go anywhere to other cities. Then you can save up to 100 rubles, but is it definitely worth it? I doubt. If I were potential customers, I would generally shied away from the lowest tariffs in the lines. Cell phones want money, and, most likely, they will still take this money from you even at the lowest tariff, but they will take it along with your nerves. Do you need it?”.

On the other hand, the lowest tariff is almost always "doomed" to success in the market. Most potential customers choose which is cheaper, and if they compare, then only the volumes of packages of different tariffs on the main tariff showcase. The maximum they do is delve into the Internet profile of the tariff (are there any unlimited and for what). Few people go deeper into the tariff.

The "Blank" for the tariff "Wylsacom Edition Internet" was chosen quite controversial, and it's more interesting to look at what happened in the end. Let's analyze the features. I will list not only the differences of the "Internet Wylsacom Edition", but simply the tariff features, which the hands did not reach last time. You can read the description of "Internet Wylsacom Edition" on the MegaFon website here, the description of the basic tariff "No overpayments Internet" - here.

  • There are no problems with connecting, no one is forcing you to buy another new number. Existing MegaFon subscribers can switch to the tariff. As I already wrote, the connection/transition is open until November 30, 2020.
  • The subscription fee has increased by 50 rubles/month, from 500 rubles/month on the “basic” tariff to 550 rubles/month on the Wylsacom Internet Edition.
  • In both the basic tariff and the new tariff, calls to MegaFon consume the package, and unlimited within the network is activated only after the package of minutes has been exhausted.
  • On both tariffs, calls to landline numbers are charged separately at 2.2 rubles/min.
  • Internet bundle on Wylsacom is now 25 GB instead of 15 GB on basic Internet.
  • Unlimited social networks and unlimited messengers are available on both tariffs, but Wylsacom added unlimited YouTube, this is important. Moreover, unlimited messengers work for another month with a negative balance. YouTube does not work with a negative balance.
  • Internet sharing is available on both tariffs, but when using torrents, the speed is cut to 128 Kbps.
  • Piggy Bank (saving unused gigabytes) on Wylsacom has increased to 100 GB compared to 50 GB on the basic Internet.
  • The rest seems to match. Here and there, unkind 13 rubles per minute for long-distance calls to any numbers, except for local mobile numbers in the region of stay (calls to landlines separately), and, accordingly, ruinous calls home from trips.
  • For both tariffs, the "Change Horn" service is included in the initial package. It is tactfully written “a service with a promo period of 30 days”, i.e., presumably, “Beep” will have to be remembered to turn off, otherwise they will start filming in a month

Pay attention to the procedure for debiting the subscription fee. When connecting and switching to the tariff for the first 15 days, the monthly fee is charged daily, on the 16th day - for 15 days, from the 2nd month - in full for 30 days. As far as I understand, all these difficulties are in order to ensure that the price of the starter package does not exceed 300 rubles.

And more interesting. A few days ago I read a long and abusive article by a colleague complaining about Beeline: the write-off of the subscriber drove the account into the red, but the packages of minutes and traffic were provided. It's impossible to use the "provided" packages only, because the phone was immediately blocked, how so?! At the same time, Accounting & Finance CVs in Uganda read how it works in MegaFon, quote:

And more interesting. A few days ago I read a long and abusive article by a colleague complaining about Beeline: the write-off of the subscriber drove the account into the red, but the packages of minutes and traffic were provided. It's impossible to use the "provided" packages only, because the phone was immediately blocked, how so?! At the same time now Accounting & Finance CVs in Uganda Accounting & Finance CVs in Uganda I read how it works in MegaFon, quote:

“If you don’t have enough funds on your account on the day of debiting, the fee will be debited, and minutes and gigabytes will be provided. You can use them only after replenishing the balance. Messengers will be available even with a negative balance. If your balance is negative at the time the fee is charged, there will be no charge."

In my opinion, exactly the same as what a colleague wrote about. That is, any positive balance is an indicator for the system that the monthly fee can be withdrawn even at a loss.

Summary

An interesting animal was born like this. Wylsacom-changes in the basic tariff "No overpayments Internet" are very positive and the tariff now corresponds to its name "Internet": a good package of gigabytes, a large "Piggy bank". A separate topic is the appeared unlimited on YouTube, for many users YouTube is the main consumer of traffic, for them this problem will be removed on the new Wylsacom, and the tariff for them will in fact become unlimited, but without the restrictions inherent in unlimiteds. In light of all these changes, an additional 50 rubles / month seems to me a rather symbolic price increase. The tariff is not on the MegaFon website in the general list on the tariff showcase, it is not in the list of promotions either. Direct link only. This greatly narrows the potential audience, but MegaFon did not want to provoke perplexed questions: the operator does not work at a loss, and if he allows himself to give so much “good” for that kind of money, then why on earth should I overpay on another tariff?

The dots are small and pale, it is almost impossible to notice them by accident, they become visible in blue light. Alternatively, you can take a picture of the page and invert the colors in a primitive editor, which is also clearly visible. How many of these technologies are used by different printer manufacturers is unknown to science. In addition, color laser printers have become widely used relatively recently. There is no doubt that ordinary black-and-white printers also somehow leave special markings on the pages. In its primitive form, this system worked half a century or more ago. In the USSR, when buying a typewriter, it was necessary to carry it to register with the police. It seems, along with a sample of all the letters printed on it. They say that there are no two typewriters with the same fonts, each unit contains a “defect” of one letter that is clearly visible on the page.

Now, as we see, all this is implemented at a completely different, high-tech level. Theoretically, with a complete database of "markers" and serial numbers of devices, a "competent" specialist will have half an hour to determine where and when the document was printed. I read about maniacs who are afraid of surveillance and do not use electronic means and mail / Internet to transmit important information. Only from hand to hand on paper, only hardcore! Well, well.

And, as usual, the same lingering legal aspect. If such marking is the disclosure of personal information, then this is not spelled out in the laws. Yes, and it is useless to prescribe, judging by the case described with the detention of the girl who “leaked” the information in 2017, the “competent authorities” are ready to come up with even shaky evidence in order not to disclose the very existence of such technologies.

Sadness, some years ago I threw away a blue lamp with a reflector found on the mezzanine, it was used in medicine. Turns out it was valuable! (emoticon).