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IndustryMobile telecommunications
HeadquartersKiev, Ukraine
ProductsMobile phone services, mobile phone related goods
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.[1]

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.[2]

In July 2015 Turkcell completed the acquisition of a 44.96% stake in the company owned by Rinat Akhmetov's SCM Holdings.[3]

In 2017 the company ended its operations in Ukraine's separatist entities Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic.[4]

In 2018 the operator received licenses for 4G LTE in the ranges of 2600 MHz and 1800 MHz. On March 30, 2018, lifecell launched LTE Advanced Pro standard in about 20 cities of Ukraine. First and foremost, Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Dnipro; the company launched its 4G network on 1 July 2018.[5] It is planned that by the end of 2018 the new standard will be available in 1500 cities, covering up to 50% of the total population of Ukraine.[5]

Lifecell's dialing prefixes are +38063, +38093 and +38073.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2014-11-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Ерохина, Инна (24 June 2011). ""Альфа-групп" связалась с Ринатом Ахметовым". p. 1. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via Kommersant.
  3. ^ Read more on UNIAN:
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  5. ^ a b "Lifecell анонсувала 4G з 1 липня". Ukrainska Pravda. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  6. ^ "life:) получил новый код сети – 73 - PC Week/UE". Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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