Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon: An average household with three mobile phones, saved NIS 1,900 a year in the past two years.
Minister of Communications Moshe Kahlon told the cabinet today that the public saved NIS 5.7 billion in the past two years from the mobile market reform. He said that an average household with three mobile phones, saved NIS 1,900 a year, and that a household with four phones saved NIS 2,500 a year.
Kahlon also said that the average mobile phone user pays NIS 93 a month, 36% less than the NIS 145 a month spent in 2010, even though average minutes of use per user rose from 347 minutes per month to 426 minutes.
Kahlon said that the average cost of minutes of use on a mobile phone has fallen 75% in the past two years from NIS 0.42 to NIS 0.10. Furthermore, he said that the mobile devices import reform has cut prices by 60%. He also reported that one million subscribers switched carriers in January-September 2012.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on December 30, 2012
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