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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Phone Costs Set to Rise

MOSCOW (MT) - Telephone rates in Moscow will triple as of Jan. 1, Interfax reported Friday.

The base monthly rate for private customers will be increased from 300 rubles to 900, and the cost of installing a private telephone will jump from 30, 000 to 90, 000 rubles. Special telephone privileges for pensioners, disabled persons and low-income families will remain in place, Interfax said.