Golan Telecom Ltd. is offering a NIS 50 monthly plan, and is mulling entering the landline telephony sector, if the Ministry of Communications telephony reform makes it possible. The NIS 50 monthly plan, valid through the end of June, will include unlimited calls and SMSs, but no Internet access or international calls.
Globes Online has reported that Israeli operator Hot Mobile has launched a new mobile plan with a smartphone, targeting the carrier’s current customers.
Communications Ministry: 460,000 mobile subscribers switched carriers in the first quarter of 2013 and 490,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2012.
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Select Communications has reportedly inked a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) deal with Israeli cellco Pelephone under which it will be able to offer services over the latter’s infrastructure.
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The average salary of my employees is higher than at competing supermarkets. Within a few years, only the big mobile carriers will remain, and one or two mobile virtual network operators (MVNO).
Both Golan Telecom Ltd. and the mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are no longer responding to lower prices. I think that their arsenals have emptied. Most of the drop is behind us, or almost certainly behind us.”
Tel-Rav is partly owned by businessmen Ram Belinkov and Amos Lasker, while Avi Teitelman is a board member. Teitelman is a former deputy director general of the Communications Ministry and remains a senior adviser to the electricity authority.
Competition in the mobile market is taking its toll on the carriers. According to the subscriber mobility system, two-thirds of Hot Mobile Ltd’s subscribers have abandoned the carriers, while Orange franchisee Partner Communications Ltd. has been able to slash its churn rate thanks to aggressive marketing by unit 012 Smile.
A malfunction was reported across the country at the Pelephone cellular telephone service,