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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

AT&T raises the rates

AT&T has announced that effective September 1, they will be raising the rates on calls to the 'Palestinian Authority' due to "increasing costs associated with terminating calls in the Palestinian Authority." I think that means "the Israelis don't maintain the lines anymore."

Hat Tip: Eli in Madison, Connecticut

Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 03:23:39 +0000 (GMT)
From: AT&T CallVantage Service
Subject: Important Information Concerning Your AT&T CallVantage Service

Dear AT&T CallVantageĀ® Service Customer,

Due to increasing costs associated with terminating calls in the Palestinian Authority, effective September 1, 2006, AT&T will increase to $0.29 per minute the rate for calls made to country code 972 with city codes 22, 42, 82 or 92, and for all calls made to country code 970. These calls, which have appeared on your bill as "Israel", will appear on your bill as "Pales Auth".

The rate for calls to all other locations in country code 972 will remain the same and will continue to appear on your bill as "Israel".

If you have any questions please call 1 (866) 596-8464, 8:00 AM ET - 9:00 PM ET Monday - Friday.


AT&T CallVantage Service Team

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At 8:18 PM, Blogger Dave in Pa said...

GASP! You mean to say the EVIL ZIONIST ENTITY has been providing telephone line service to it's Palestian VICTIMS?! (plus electricity service and hospital treatment for many Palestinians in Israeli hospitals.)

There must be some insidious Zionist plot behind all that! Poisoned electrons in the electricity; tapping every call to/from/within the West Bank; planting Zionist electronic locator chips in the patients; etc., etc.

At 8:21 PM, Blogger Dave in Pa said...

Another thought: It might also mean the Palestinian Authority is now jacking up AT&T for "user fees" or "utility tax" or some other euphemism for "kickbacks to help finance Hamas 'democracy'".

At 12:48 AM, Blogger Jhn1 said...

I agree with Dave's second thought. If it were just non-maintenance, the call would not go through.
If, on the gripping hand, it is extortion or kickbacks, then ATT has to ge tthe money from people making the calls.

At 4:20 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

cut off all assistance from israel on everything

let the rates go up...

let palestine happen, succeed or fail

of course, darwin will prevail and gaza and the west bank will be barren inside of a 100 yrs...

then the jews will "buy" the land again...

At 5:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yet another neo-con zionist-led plot against the valiant fighters for the noble cause of the ROP!

wait till Allah hears about this

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Fares said...

Assad is the natural choice
PEACE To Lebanon

At 10:22 PM, Blogger Adam said...

right now i'm on phone with rep from ATT. he doens't know the reason for the change,

hes looking it up

ok heres what i found out from him

back in 1999, provisions were put in place to give Palest Auth their own country code (970). It was just implemented. P.A. country zone now in effect.

city codes 22, 42, 52, 82 and 92 correspond to the following cities: Al-Toufah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus, Ramallah (but the document the rep found did not link any specific city code with one of those 5 cities. He said document needed to be updated)/

Reason for the increase in price: The price for completing a call is determened by the country where the call terminates. Friendly governments often have low rates (i.e, Europe). Not so friendly govenments; not so friendly rates.


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