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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: January 10, 2013, 12:51:33 AM »
does anyone know if a prepaid orange sim expires?
my preliminary search on the web shows it expires after 12 months of non-use. but i would like confirmation from someone that knows first hand.
thanks

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re Le Meridien Eilat
« on: October 02, 2012, 04:47:56 PM »
We were staying in yerushalayim for sukkos and decided to go to Eilat for 2 chol hamoed days. We just checked into Le Meridien in Eilat and its just amazing. Looks like an all suite hotel. Got it for 10k spg points a night.
Its so nice I don't want to go back for 2nd days. There's a nice size sukkah.
Now I have to figure out what the deal is with food.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: September 21, 2012, 02:50:52 AM »
will the makolet sell the prepaid sim if i dont have a T.Z. / israeli ID?
Im staying in rechavya - can you recommend a place?
thx

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: September 21, 2012, 02:39:11 AM »
FYI, I walked into a Pelephone store (on the first block of Geulah -near the corner bank), they told me that they don't sell plans to foreigners, i.e. those who don't have a T.Z.

are there pre-paid providers that will sell to a non-israeli-citizen?
i was under the impression that i can walk in to a supermarket and just buy a prepaid sim to pop into my unlocked gsm phone. but im hearing that they wont sell to a citizen? this is preferred option since other providers like nesmobile or talknsave are about $8/daily for voice/text/data

ALSO

I heard there is a method to get your US number to forward to an israeli number, anyone know how?
thanks

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On The Road / Re: Jerusalem hotel deals?
« on: September 05, 2012, 12:04:52 PM »
I would stay at the Kings mainly for location.

i ended up booking at the kings, based on your and several other recommendations.
thanks for everyones help

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On The Road / Re: Jerusalem hotel deals?
« on: August 31, 2012, 11:03:54 AM »
When we were in Israel for Sukkos about 6 years ago we stayed at the Plaza and went to Cafe Rimon for both 2nd day meals. Many people did this and gave their CC before shabbos. It was a heck of a lot cheaper then the meals in the plaza, probably a lot better and you have the option of dairy. By now, I'm sure other restaurants do this too.

thats a good point, thanks...

whats nicer, the king solomon or prima kings?

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Tech Talk / Re: Favorite Android Apps
« on: August 31, 2012, 01:00:59 AM »
I use easy voice recorder


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On The Road / Re: Jerusalem hotel deals?
« on: August 31, 2012, 12:58:03 AM »
Has anyone stayed at Dan Panorama before?
I haven't looked into that yet

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On The Road / Re: Jerusalem hotel deals?
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:19:30 AM »
so im about to book. but before I do,
Its down to the Prima Kings or the Ramada.
I understand the Ramada is a little bit nicer and has more of a family program but with the Prima Kings its all about location.

Right now what I think I'm gonna do:
Pre-Yom tov days 9/24-930 stay at Prima Kings
and
Sukkos at the Ramada....

Price is more or less the same between the 2 hotels

Anyone have any input/feedback on these hotels (for sukkos)?
Thanks




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Tech Talk / Re: Galaxy Nexus (Android ICS) Tips And Tricks
« on: August 23, 2012, 06:33:57 PM »
did u seriously just put up a whole billboard on this page?
I adjusted it for your sensitive eyes.

and your welcome.

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Tech Talk / Re: Galaxy Nexus (Android ICS) Tips And Tricks
« on: August 23, 2012, 06:29:55 PM »
Based on this article http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/06/google-maps-for-android-gets-offline-support/
I decided to check on my own. I am running JellyBean so Im not sure if its tied to the OS version. Im running Maps version 6.10.0
1) I sent into settings and selected "offline and cache" and made sure automatic caching was selected (you can only choose between wifi and both wifi/mobile).
2) I input a starting and end address and started the navigation.
3) went into airplane mode
4) the entire route was available.

I think it would work.

Also, for just the maps option, see attached pics for offline caching (not for nav).
   

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Tech Talk / Re: Galaxy Nexus (Android ICS) Tips And Tricks
« on: August 23, 2012, 06:09:38 PM »
Have you tried this?
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/07/download-map-area-added-to-labs-in.html
Download map area
When you’re visiting an unfamiliar location, Google Maps for mobile is great for getting an idea of how close you are to your destination, where streets and landmarks are in relation to each other, or just for getting “un-lost.” But what if you don’t have a data signal, or you’re abroad and don’t have a data plan? We say that if you use Google Maps for mobile, you’ll never need to carry a paper map again. The “Download map area” lab in Google Maps 5.7 for Android is a step in making that statement true even when you’re offline.


Correction. Above was an old post and its not in GMaps on the Gnex any more. There are definately 3rd party apps but Im not sure about Nav within Gmaps now. I will update if I find out more...

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On The Road / Re: Jerusalem hotel deals?
« on: August 22, 2012, 12:55:57 PM »
Look into getting an apartment with a sukka, order catered food for the whole YT, have much money leftover! Use that for babysitting, massage etc.

EZDoesIt - home caterer with Hechsher - 718-407-4085 Israel time, tell them you saw it on DD (if they know what that is). There are other options for food too, take out etc.

Anyone here know rates for apt offhand?

thanks, do you have any personal experience with this caterer? any good?

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On The Road / Re: Jerusalem hotel deals?
« on: August 22, 2012, 01:40:41 AM »
Anything?

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On The Road / Re: Jerusalem hotel deals?
« on: August 17, 2012, 02:39:04 PM »
You might be able to rent an apartment for cheaper depending on when you're going and how long you are staying for.
it would definitely save money. but i would also have to start worrying about a place with a balcony/sukkah.
and i would have to stock the apartment with food, have the wife cook all the yom tov meals. (yeah, if it was up to me I would go this route ;)
but if we are going on "vacation", then she's "not gonna be cooking".  (I don't blame her though, she does make pesach and every other yom tov/shabbos every other year, so its time for a break).

I remember though several years ago the whole extended family went to israel and stayed at the citadel (i didnt even bother looking this time since my wallet cant afford that) but people were saying that some restaurants have yom tov pre-paid dine in meals, so maybe thats an option.

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