Donets, Nov 8 - DAN. Phoenix mobile carrier subscribers can now use their phone numbers to set up an Apple ID account, DPR Ministry of Communications reports.

"Since November Republican Mobile operator subscribers are able to create an Apple ID account," though earlier Apple ID system did not recognize Phoenix numbers, the ministry said.

Apple ID is a user account to access Apple services.

Earlier Phoenix reported that its subscribers can use their phone numbers to sign up for  WebMoney, Telegram, Odnoklassniki (Classmates, Russian social network), ICQ, Mail.Ru Agent, Vkontakte (the largest European online social networking service available in more than 80 languages, based in Russia). Phoenix users can also launch Viber and WhatsApp on their smartphones.