Donetsk, Jul 10 – DAN. 220,000 people have joined DPR first republican mobile carrier Phoenix network since the beginning of 2017, said the minister of communications Viktor Yatsenko.

"Since the beginning of the year, 220,000 customers joined the operator's network."

The Ministry of Communication head said that the total number of Phoenix subscribers is 577,333.

DPR’s first national mobile carrier covers the entire Republic’s territory. It was test-launched on 16 June 2015. Six weeks later, mobile subscriptions became available at 120 rubles ($2) at DPR post offices. Phoenix began to operate at full capacity in February 2016.  One can top up the account balance in payment terminals, at post offices or by using a scratch card. *ot