File - A picture shows the communication and Internet antennas of one of Lebanon's leading internet and mobile connection providers in Beirut on July 5, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID)
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In January, activists urged people not to use their phones during several one-day boycotts against telecoms companies.Following the Jan. 8 boycott that saw wide participation, Lebanese Telecoms Minister Jamal Jarrah promised to reduce the price of mobile calls and data.An analyst told local media that the Jan. 8 boycott cost the government an estimated $2 billion in revenues.For their part, activists argue that reduced prices would encourage mobile line holders to increase their use of the cellular network services.
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