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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2011, 01:55:45 AM »
The phones are usually disabled. you can get them opened but you will be charged through the roof for sending a text message from a kosher phone. The cameras are also removed. The latest kosher phones might be different.

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2011, 08:22:40 AM »
I love what pple are puttin hechsherim on nowadays...

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2011, 10:30:44 AM »
I Googled that "Big Man Cellular" and it smells fishy. I think I can just get David an old flip phone off Ebay, disable it and give it to him.

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2011, 12:08:40 PM »
The point of kosher phones is that the (sub) network does not support web, period. No unblocking etc possible.

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2011, 12:16:46 PM »
Right but are there any true kosher phones or is just a line of nonsense like someone else posted about earlier?

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2011, 12:19:20 PM »
From the research I've done so far, there are truly kosher phones and then there are those who use basic blocks.

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2011, 12:42:07 PM »
Keep in mind, that in the USA the phone number belongs to the consumer (as opposed to the kosher phones in IL) and they can always open the internet/sms features as they wish.
They also have the option of taking the number to another carrier.
In Israel the phones are locked & strictly controlled by the company, so there's no fooling around.

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2011, 12:48:00 PM »
@Shmendy
Point being?
a)If the company doesn't offer it then they can't open it to anything.
b) If a  yeshiva only allows kosher phones then you can't (officially) have  a different phone.
c)The point is not like in Israel to have a separate prefix.

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2011, 12:49:37 PM »
The point of kosher phones is that the (sub) network does not support web, period. No unblocking etc possible.

Its impossible to block through the network.  The "real" kosher phones have no browser installed on them (which technically reversible also). The best idea is not give them account access and block through the carrier, then it doesnt really matter which phone you have (unless it s the camera)

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2011, 12:53:09 PM »
The issue is interenet, not camera not sms not bluetooth.
One of the problems with account access is that you can try to get in to the account by smooth talking.

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2011, 03:21:46 PM »
The issue is interenet, not camera not sms not bluetooth.
One of the problems with account access is that you can try to get in to the account by smooth talking.
SMS is blocked on all kosher phones
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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2011, 03:56:21 PM »
So, pardon my ignorance but what is really the point of a kosher phone?

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2011, 04:00:13 PM »
SMS is blocked on all kosher phones
So, pardon my ignorance but what is really the point of a kosher phone?
I am speaking for my situation.  I know that SMS is blocked as is camera and bluetooth on some plans.

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2011, 04:16:08 PM »
There's not an actual "kosher" carrier here in the US is there?

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Re: Kosher Phones
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2011, 04:38:47 PM »
Keep in mind, that in the USA the phone number belongs to the consumer (as opposed to the kosher phones in IL) and they can always open the internet/sms features as they wish.
They also have the option of taking the number to another carrier.
In Israel the phones are locked & strictly controlled by the company, so there's no fooling around.
New laws everyday here. cell phone numbers in Israel can be moved from one carrier to another. The law was changed months ago.