Tag Archive for communications

PA infuriated over Israel’s plans to upgrade cellular reception

Abbas’ PA in a panic to file complaints against Israel within the international community after learning of Israel’s Ministry of Communications’ intention to expand and upgrade mobile-phone access throughout Judea and Samaria.

By Dalit Halevi


The Palestinian Authority will send memos to international institutions in response to the announcement by the Israeli Ministry of Communications of its intention to invest 40 million shekels in expanding the cellular coverage of the Israeli communications companies in Judea and Samaria.

Alam Moussa, the PA official in charge of communications, told the PA Wafa news agency on Monday that the Israeli move violates Palestinian sovereignty and harms the Palestinian companies operating in “Palestine”. Continue Reading »

Israeli start-up to eliminate expensive roaming charges


New Israeli start-up developed an app that turns any smartphone into a local phone, thus enabling travelers around world to pay inexpensive local rates without being surprised with pricey fees by their domestic wireless carriers when they get their phone bill.

By Associated Press

An Israeli startup is trying to combat a common fear for international travelers: getting socked with hundreds or thousands of dollars in unexpected roaming charges for using cellphones away from home.

Roaming Illustration – Photo: Reuters

Cell Buddy aims to turn any smartphone into a local one. Travelers can choose from an array of calling and data plans with carriers in dozens of countries. Continue Reading »