April 27, 2011
New Kosher phone makes you pay $3 per minute if you call on the Sabbath
An Israeli telecoms company is offering ultra-Orthodox Jewish clients a new kosher phone. PhysOrg.com reports.
While other firms have tapped into the religious market by offering phones free of Internet access, with no email or access to Facebook which could lead users into temptation, none has so far offered its services in Yiddish, Yediot Aharonot said.
"And if you call from it on the Sabbath, you will pay an exorbitant price of 10 shekels ($3) per minute."
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Related: - Cell phones for the Orthodox. The “kosher” phone launched in 2005 carried a stamp signifying its approval by rabbinical authorities, who recommended haredi community members to take out contracts with MIRS Communication. The Motorola handsets were modified to disable internet access, SMS text services and video and voice-mail applications. More on Kosher phones.
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