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Tech Talk / Re: Straight Talk
« on: July 03, 2013, 12:43:15 PM »
Any reason to get this when u can get lycamobile for cheaper?
Yes, 2 reasons actually (that I can think of).
1) Straight Talk caps 4G data at ~2GB, whereas LycaMobile $49 plan caps at 1GB and cheaper plans barely provide any 4G data.
2) StraightTalk gives a you a choice of AT&T or T-Mobile, whereas LycaMobile only uses T-Mobile.

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Tech Talk / Re: Straight Talk
« on: July 03, 2013, 12:33:21 PM »
is the new samsung s4 compatible with the unlimited straighttalk plan?
Keep in mind that Straight Talk doesn't have LTE data, only HSPA+. Its perfectly fine for basic web browsing, but not too great for heavy streaming.

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Up In The Air / Re: New AA flights to TLV?
« on: March 16, 2013, 08:39:52 PM »
Very nice rumor which would be fantastic news. What nobody has even attempted to explain is what is changing now from the past 12 years regarding the Israeli court ruling.

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Credit Cards / Re: World MasterCards That Do/Don't Cover CDW In Israel
« on: March 13, 2013, 06:47:41 PM »
The following Discover cards (accepted in Israel as Diners' Club) cover CDW/LDW in Israel: More, Open Road, Miles, Motiva. None have annual fees.
Policy link

I updated the wiki in the On The Road forum

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On The Road / Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« on: March 12, 2013, 09:04:14 PM »
Updated the Wiki with info on Discover CDW/LDW and coverage in Israel. Also added detail to AmEx premium coverage.

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Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: March 04, 2013, 08:14:28 PM »
wil be Zurich next week from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Whats the best sim to get there.

So far I see Lebara, simply or classic plan? Or should I get a sim when I'm in the train station by the airport and who should I go with?

Or should I go with one of the travel sim shop - http://new.travelsimshop.com/EN/start

TIA
Toggle Mobile
Can't rave enough about this service, the frequent traveler community has been waiting for such a solution for decades. Its the future of travel SIMs.
Data bundles for all Toggle Countries are 302953364319240192[/tweet]]arriving in the next few weeks.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: February 12, 2013, 04:09:39 PM »
3 months in how long?
Not sure, I didn't ask because I don't want them to think I'll constantly freeze it. I'll try again after my next trip and see if they let me.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: February 12, 2013, 10:36:39 AM »
The Wiki makes no mention of a time limit on freezing Orange. Has anyone been able to freeze for more than two months?
Just froze my Orange account, the maximum is 3 months. I updated the Wiki.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: February 11, 2013, 04:02:16 PM »
I went to orange today. The plan is 135 a month plus a 34 bb charge plus 90 for the sim. You can't cancel for 3 months but you can freeze it for 2 months (no charge) then cancel it. There was  a 500 shekel deposit that they refund you when you cancel the plan.  All in all a little more expensive and the deposit sucks but I went to the one on amus and they were extremely helpful and speak full English. I think it's worth the extra $ if you don't want to go around Jerusalem to find a phone that they don't require Israeli stuff.
The Wiki makes no mention of a time limit on freezing Orange. Has anyone been able to freeze for more than two months?

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Tech Talk / Re: Straight Talk
« on: January 21, 2013, 12:54:22 AM »
I've had Straight Talk for several months. If you buy SIM card only, you can choose either ATT data service or T-Mobile. Voice service actually uses both networks, and will automatically use the stronger network wherever you are located. So in effect, it's better service than ATT or T-Mobile standalone.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: January 18, 2013, 01:00:29 PM »
+1
thats what i use as well (054)
+2, Orange is a bit more expensive but very reliable service and fast data, I never had any issues.

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Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: January 18, 2013, 12:48:28 PM »
Sorry I posted this in a new thread, but afterwards realized it belongs here. I want to know if anyone knows of a cheaper/better solution than this. Its a SIM for Europe/Australia from a UK company called Toggle Mobile.



Rates from all of the above countries are 4.9 US cents to all USA and UK phones both mobile and landline, 9.7 cents to Israel landline and 24.3 cents to Israel mobile. SMS to most (looks like all) countries is 14.4 cents. Data is 24 cents per MB. Incoming calls are free in 60+ countries.

You automatically receive a free permanent U.K. incoming number. Before your trip you register online for a local incoming number in the countries you are travelling to, which lasts 30 days at no cost. You can pay $8 a year to keep numbers permanently.

You can order a SIM on amazon with prime shipping for $26.99, which includes $10 credit.

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http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/business/businesspricing.html

Seems decent enough to get me to switch off of unlimited to get upgraded phones.  My 22% discount would only apply to data though, not to line access.
The only thing new here is the new limit of 25 devices. The exact same plan has been available to small business for up to 10 devices since the day the plan launched.

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Tech Talk / Toggle Mobile for European travel
« on: January 16, 2013, 02:55:58 AM »
Was researching SIM cards for upcoming trips to France, UK and Spain. This SIM card from Toggle Mobile seems like the best solution for Europe that's ever been introduced. What do you guys think?



Rates from all of the above countries are 4.9 US cents to all USA and UK phones both mobile and landline, 9.7 cents to Israel landline and 24.3 cents to Israel mobile. SMS to most (looks like all) countries is 14.4 cents. Data is 24 cents per MB. Incoming calls are free in 60+ countries.

You automatically receive a free permanent U.K. incoming number. Before your trip you register online for a local incoming number in the countries you are travelling to, which lasts 30 days at no cost. You can pay $8 a year to keep numbers permanently.

You can order a SIM on amazon with prime shipping for $26.99, which includes $10 credit.

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Sorry Dan I'm confused, so are there other hotels that you recommend? Also I see now the Hyatt is $800 only midweek (Feb. 10th) for some reason (Lincoln/Valentines?) but $450 for the previous weekend. People are reporting sub-$200 wins on priceline in Jan., but seems like a stretch for that week.

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