Cell-phone reform for MKs? Please hold.
The cost of a cell phone package, even one including a full data package, has plummeted for Israeli consumers. But budgets for cell-phone use for Knesset members and judges remain inflated.
The average Israeli's cell-phone bill has plummeted in the past year, but in the Knesset, the budget doesn't reflect the drastic plunge. Members of Knesset (MKs) have NIS 27,504 allocated for cell-phone usage, which breaks down NIS 2,292 per month – at a time when providers are offering their customers packages that include Internet surfing for less than NIS 90 a month.