Over the Phone Interpreting (OPI)

Over the Phone Interpreting (OPI) is a new service provided by WelcomeTaxi. It is your personal interpreter available 24/7 at your request. Will help you communicate easily with Russian counterparts either in person or by phone.

With the help of our OPI service you can:

  • conversate "face to face" with Russian-speaking counterparts during your trip to Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan or any other country where Russian is the widespread language (for example, in a restaurant, in a hotel, at the pharmacy, in a hospital, in a taxi, etc.);
  • negotiate by phone with any Russian-speaking person by means of a three-way conference call;
  • order a service, receive any information in your language;
  • conduct business with Russian-speaking partners and colleagues.

For the moment the service is available only for English-Russian language pair, but other languages will be added soon.

How to use it

To use the service you need to have your account at WelcomeTaxi If you don't have an account yet, request it online or call us 24/7, our staff will instantly open it for you. Top-up your account online: its balance must be not less than RUB 1000, or about USD 15. Of course your account can be used not only for OPI service but also to pay for your transfers, taxi rides and other services provided by WelcomeTaxi. You can also close your account at any moment, and we will refund you all the money remaining on its balance.

If you need the service ASAP just call +44 20 3734 8397 (UK), +1 917 341 2607 (US), +7 499 553 00 56 (Moscow), +7 812 643 42 73 (St. Petersburg), +380 44 392 29 75 (Kiev), +7 727 350 75 53 (Almaty) or any other WelcomeTaxi 24/7 phone number in your country.

If you want to schedule your conversation for a certain date and time, please use the form at the bottom of this page. The preliminary booking is also needed if you plan to use a specific terminology during your conversation (for example, medical, legal, technical, etc.).


The service is charged on the "pay-as-you-go" base: RUB 70 per minute. The connection is charged by the minute from the moment when the interpreter is brought on line. Minimum service length is 5 minutes

The connection with the number of your Russian-speaking counterpart is already included in the cost regardless of the location of your counterpart.

The cost of your call to our phone number is not included in the cost of the service and is paid separately.

Schedule your conversation