February 24, 2024

The Israeli Communications Ministry plans to lower the cost of distance learning via phone for students due to the pandemic. Companies can now charge a penny per minute for calls to landline numbers and just over five for calls to mobile destinations. This decision comes after many study hours were held remotely, causing parents to pay more for their children’s bills. Communications Minister Dr. Shlomo Karai said, “In order to allow distance learning also through voice conferences, and to allow the use of lines that were actively used during the war, we decided… an arrangement that will allow both distance learning and calling additional lines for leisure, classes, authorities, and so on, this time is a time of war.” The arrangement is balanced so that the charge for minutes that exceed the basic package will amount to only one penny.