Israeli cellco Pelephone has announced the launch of 3G datacards for use on its 1xEV-DO network. Using Kyocera’s Passport PC card, Pelephone customers will now be able to wirelessly access the internet at speeds of up to 2.4Mbps. Each datacard will cost USD11 per month for a minimum 36 month term, and includes 10MB of data.
Meanwhile, in the second quarter of 2005 Pelephone reported a 1.5% increase in revenues to ILS1.1 billion. Net profit, however, fell to ILS 71 million from ILS75 million. The company added 64,000 customers in the three month period to take its total to 2.24 million, of which around 30,000 were connected to its 3G network.