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 Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Israeli Minister of Communications Moshe Kahlon has told the cabinet that the public has saved ILS 5.7 billion in the past two years from the mobile market reform. According to Globes, Kahlon said an average household with three mobile phones saved ILS 1,900 a year, and that a household with four phones saved ILS 2,500 a year. Kahlon also said that the average mobile phone user pays ILS 93 a month, 36 percent less than the ILS 145 a month spent in 2010, even though average minutes of use per user rose from 347 per month to 426.

Kahlon said that the average cost of minutes of use on a mobile phone has fallen 75 percent in the past two years from ILS 0.42 to ILS 0.10. The minister said that the mobile devices import reform has cut prices by 60 percent. He also reported that one million subscribers switched carriers in January-September 2012.

Source: Telecom Paper.