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MTS and Opera Software launch in Ukraine CIS’ first ‘Web Pass’ service

Kiev, Ukraine - November 1, 2013

Today, MTS and Opera Software announced the launch of the MTS Web Pass service in Ukraine. With this new service, MTS subscribers can use the Opera Mini browser to purchase packages of unlimited internet access for an hour or a day, or simply gain access to specific websites depending on their personal needs – all at a reasonable price.

The service is available for the MTS prepaid subscribers who use the Opera Mini browser. MTS subscribers in Ukraine can purchase unlimited-internet packages for one-day access to Vkontakte, Google, Yandex and Mail.ru websites, as well as packages of unlimited access to any website for an hour or for a full day. To activate one of the internet packages, subscribers should click the 'MTS Web Pass' Speed Dial entry, choose the package and confirm the payment, which will be deducted from subscribers' account balances. After the package expires, the subscriber will receive a notification with a suggestion to renew or cancel the package.

MTS subscribers can visit m.opera.com to download Opera Mini. The most suitable version of the browser will be offered automatically.

For more details on the МТS Web Pass service please visit http://www.mts.com.ua/. The unlimited packages are subject to some restrictions

About MTS Ukraine

The network of «MTS Ukraine», PrJSC covers more than 98% of the territory of Ukraine inhabited by 99% of its population. The company renders services to more than 20.76 million subscribers. The company holds the licenses for the provision of mobile (GSM-900/1800, CDMA-450 standard), fixed-line and international/inter-city communication as well as provides international roaming services on five continents. In 2012 its revenues totaled UAH 9.7 billion.MTS Ukraine is a 100% subsidiary of Mobile TeleSystems, OJSC (MTS) that is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV as well as content and entertainment services in one of the world's fastest growing regions. Including its subsidiaries, the Group services over 100 million mobile subscribers. The Group has been awarded GSM licenses in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Belarus, a region that boasts a total population of more than 200 mi!
llion. Since June 2000, MTS' Level 3 ADRs have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol MBT). Additional information about the MTS Group can be found at www.mtsgsm.com

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

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