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Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: July 05, 2013, 06:05:55 PM »
Just curious, does anyone else think its ridiculous how difficult it is to switch SIM cards in the iphone 5?

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: July 05, 2013, 06:03:09 PM »
A friend of mine just got a 3,000shek bill from Orange.
Nice. Though by Verizon standards that's chump change, there have been many cases with more than that amount, and with a dollar sign.

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Tech Talk / Re: Galaxy Nexus Tips And Tricks
« on: July 05, 2013, 05:57:15 PM »
I noticed recently that my phone is getting a little sluggish. Sometimes when going to the home-screen it stays blank for like 5 seconds before I can see the apps. Is there a way to see what's causing that?
I've been experiencing this for the past few months as well. I'm afraid that the G-Nex is struggling to keep up with the newest Jelly Bean updates. After all, it is an ancient phone at this point (in tech years). I think I'll reluctantly have to grab the X when it comes out.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: July 03, 2013, 11:49:47 PM »
Downgrade??? Or did you mean to say upgrade
Are you saying that Golan is better than Orange? Because that would be more than "decent," I've never had issues with Orange anywhere.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:04:09 PM »
decent
Have you used Orange in the past, and if so, is it a big downgrade?

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: July 03, 2013, 12:52:50 PM »
Can anyone who has extensively used Golan Telecom (i.e. for several months and in many areas of the country) describe how fast and reliable their service is for voice and HSPA+ data?

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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
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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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