By Simon Rocker, April 3, 2008
You ring a London telephone code and a voice answers in Jerusalem…
No, it is not a misdial, but an instance of international telephony enabling Israelis to acquire a London number.
Martin Stern, who spends some of his time in London, has been the proud owner of an 0208 number in Jerusalem for several months. “It’s not a status symbol,” he admitted. “It’s a way to save money.”
For £7.99 a month, he is able to call friends and family back in the UK as well as in various other countries through a broadband connection provided by the company Vonage.