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Industry Mobile telecommunications
Founded 2005
Headquarters Kiev, Ukraine
Products Mobile phone services, mobile phone related goods
Parent Turkcell
Logo in 2005–2016

lifecell ( formerly life:) ) is the third largest Ukrainian mobile telephone network operator, (after Kyivstar and Vodafone Ukraine) covering 98.82% of Ukrainian inhabited territory.

The company is wholly owned by Turkcell.

In January 2005 Astelit launched GSM-1800 service under the life:) brand, and has attracted 7.6 million contract and prepaid subscribers by December 2007. As of the end of Q3 of 2014, Ukrainian GSM operator life:) serves 13.6 million subscribers of prepaid, contract and corporate subscription. Company provides roaming opportunities in 184 countries via more than 456 roaming partners.[1]

The operator was the first mobile network operator in Ukraine to introduce EDGE technology that offers high speed data transfer. Now the technology is enabled in 100% life:) network.

As of today, 6 lifecell customer service centers and 193 exclusive shops operate in 103 cities of Ukraine. In addition, life:) subscribers can order life:) services through 153 branded points of sale and 49 487 GSM and non-GSM sales points throughout Ukraine.[2]

In 2007, lifecell joined the UN Global Compact, as an initiative to encourage CSR (corporate social responsibility) practices by example. As a Compact signatory, life:) follows the 10 basic principles of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption measures.

In June 2011, it was reported that Alfa Group was negotiating a deal to purchase the 45% share in Astelit.[3]

In July 2015 Turkcell completed the acquisition of a 44.96% stake in the company owned by Rinat Akhmetov's SCM Holdings.[4]

Astelit's dialing prefixes are +38063, +38093 and +38073.[5]


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