The Kosher Phone

By Deane Barker on April 2, 2006

Israel’s ‘kosher’ cellphone testing appetite for growth: If you’re an Ultra-Orthodox Jew and you need a cell phone, here’s just the thing.

The phones — carrying the seal of approval from Israel’s rabbinical authorities — […] is stripped down to its original function: making and receiving calls. There’s no text messaging, no Internet access, no video options, no camera. More than 10,000 numbers for phone sex, dating services and other offerings are blocked. A team of rabbinical overseers makes sure the list is up to date.

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