Izvestia war correspondent Valentin Trushnin tested military communications in Donetsk after the local mobile operator switched to the Russian code.
From May 7, instead of Ukrainian +30871, local residents can use the code +7949.
The journalist decided to test the quality of communication and called his colleague Semyon Yeremen, who also works in the Donbass.
“I’m calling you to Phoenix (local telecom operator. – Ed.) by dialing the Russian code,” Trushnin said, noting during the conversation that there is now a transitional period during which both codes will work.
“This is good, because it will still take some getting used to,” Eremin replied.
Earlier on May 7, Izvestia learned that subscribers of mobile operators in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics were included in the Russian numbering plan +7. The ability to call on the Russian system will free local residents from a communication blockade and allow them to stay in touch with loved ones.
During the assignment of a number starting with +7, subscribers will receive information about this by SMS. The number will be mirrored to the current match of the last seven digits.
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