Mirs Communications Ltd., a Jerusalem based subsidiary of Motorola,has developed a kosher phone for the ultra-Orthodox community.
“The kosher phone 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.”
By limiting the phone’s capabilities, users are able to block out worldly sins. “The conservative magazine Family called the multitasking new phones “a candy store for the evil impulse.”
Apparently the phones have been extremely popular, which is why the company is considering marketing the phone to Jewish communities in the U.S. – followed by other nations later in the year.
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