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Company  Price  Sim  Talk/SMS  Web  Free Int'l  Signup Bonus  Israeli CC  Real TZBlackerry
Hot99₪49₪Unlimited3GB31 countries49₪/6 months*  Yes*Yes*
Golan99₪49₪UnlimitedUnlimited  53 countries  ₪59 /1st yearYesNoNo
01292₪Unlimited3GB42 countries*44₪/6 months  YesYes29₪
Rami Levy89₪59₪Unlimited1GB  No1₪/3 monthsYesYesNo
PelephoneYes*Yes*Free
Partner129/135₪*0₪*Unlimited  1GB/3GBAdd'l 20₪NoNoNo*39₪
CellcomA lot of $180₪  NoNo75₪

Rule #1- The Israeli cell phone service market is difficult. But cheap.
Rule #2- It is illegal for a company to "lock you in" a contract. ALL plans may be cancelled at any time with no penalty. Though, they do prevent you from opening and closing plans by charging a sim card "fee". This fee must always be paid even if paid for once before, and ranges from 39₪ to 180₪.
Rule #3- For those places that need an Israeli credit card, you may need to get one from an Israeli bank with a passport and income information although YMMV.
Rule #4- It is rarely, if ever, worthwhile to rent a "vacation plan" or prepaid, as the price for a regular unlimted plan for a month is less that a vacation plan for a week. Get a GSM phone that covers 900/1800 bands and save your money
Rule #5- All Israeli plans, whether regular or prepaid, include free incoming calls/texts.

Hot- 99₪ a month - includes unlimited calls, text and data (3 gb, then slow) and unlimited to 32 countries. Free home internet supply included. They currently have an offer if you port a number from a different network, to get the first six months for just 49₪ a month. You can move your package to a 10₪ a month plan, which includes 50 minutes and texts. You can also freeze the line once a year for up to 3 months. Regarding signup- you can use an American CC and fake TZ over the phone as one user has done.

Golan - Service is passable, but can be subpar in certain areas. There are two plans with Golan. There's the 99₪ unlimited talk/text/internet/international calling plan, which also gives you up to 2 virtual foreign numbers. This plan also includes for many countries unlimited global data roaming (6GB high-speed), incoming calls & texts, and calls & texts to Israel. They also offer a ₪29 per day data-roaming plan which gives 100MB a day in these countries. These roaming options can be very useful for foreigners regardless of whether they need Golan for Israel. See their website for details.There's a promo deal to get the 99 plan for ₪59 /month for the 1st year. There's also a ₪10 a month plan, which includes 60 min for domestic/US & CA and landlines in many countries, unlimited SMS and 10 MB of Internet, with add'l mins ₪.18 domestic, ₪.08 to US/CA and landlines in many countries, and data ₪.09 /MB. Its great for those short trips here. SIM should work in an iPad for data; you can also order a car SIM which will allow you to have 2 SIMs which draw from same plan.
[To get the sim in the USA before your trip:  golanusa.net will ship it to you for $14 (more for rush) and the 49 nis for the sim. Golan bills on the 25th of the month.  The days before the first 25th are freeprorated.(So for a trip between the 26th and the 24th of the month, you don't pay the 59 nis or 99 nis plan fee.)]

012mobile - Runs on Partner service, you will get an 054 number (unless you ported). Unlimited - 49₪ for the first 6 months and 92₪ from thereon after for unlimited everything too. Includes 3GB Data and 500 minutes to US/CA (any phone) and 40 other countries (landlines only). 9₪ plan includes 60 minutes, 60 SMS, and 100MB data. Additional domestic minutes/SMS are ₪ .09, Int'l calls to to US/CA (any phone) and 40 other countries (landlines only) are ₪ .25 per min. Add'l data bundles are available starting from ₪ 19 for 1 GB. 5GB Laptop/Tablet (data only) is 98₪.

Pelephone - Online, they accept fake TZ and US CC.

Partner - 129₪ a month for unlimited talk, text, and 1GB. 135₪ for 3GB. Family plans are cheaper.Free sim for online orders. Extra 20₪/mo. for 500 min. int'l calling. Extra 39₪ for Blackberry. May need to give 500₪ deposit that you (may) get back when you cancel the plan.  One can freeze line without charges for up to 3 months when not needed (not sure if allowed more than once per 12 months).

Freedomhot.com - 2/19/2023 - They have local pickup in lots of major frum areas and delivery too. They accept US CC. Runs on Hot Mobile. Copying and pasting from their website.
All monthly plans include: Unlimited Calls & Texts to Israeli phone numbers Unlimited outgoing calls to USA and Canada and landlines to 33 additional countries.
Unlimited incoming calls and texts from anywhere in the world. Prices include all taxes.
59 Shekels - 70GB LTE Internet Data
79 shekels - 150GB LTE Internet Data
KOSHER - Voice Only - 64 Shekels
One-time SIM card fee: 49 Shekels
Optional: add a virtual USA number for $15 per month

Misc. Info
APN settings

On Hot Mobile you can check how much data was consumed either by downloading the app or by texting גלישה  to phone number 530 from your hot mobile phone,you can as well try calling this number *6733.

Note by Menucha:
Please note: as of 4/1/13, most carriers reduce period of intro rates and at times increased cost for monthly intro. I suggest we leave the above as is, but please keep in mind new changed, which are not negotiable and based on govt agreements. monthly flat rate is still great and same. (post intro)
Also, while reps wont tell you, typically you will get longer intro rate if you activate account on your own on line, and not via rep (phone or store). confirmed with carrier. Enjoy! flat monthly, even without intro rate is still one of the lowest you will come across in the west!

Israeli cellphone rentals:

1) Talkinisrael.com
Phone: +972587564477
Whatsapp: +972536299365
Email: info@talkinisrael.com 
if you should have any problems feel free to send me a pm and I will try to help you the best I can.
Plans for sale here are primarily for long term rentals.(students and the like.)


2) Israel Rent-a-cell SIM card or eSIM with calling and data. Also you can get SIMs for Israel Kosher phones!
Contact at Israelrentacell@gmail.com or WhatsApp 972-55-333-1234
Overnight or standard delivery in USA/delivery in Israel! Pickup locations in Lakewood and Israel.
* Unlimited calls and texts in Israel
* Unlimited calls to USA, Canada and landlines in 35 countries
* Unlimited incoming calls
* 70 GB of data (can add an extra 80GB of data)
* eSIMs available!
* Free voicemail
Student discount available, $29.97 monthly, including tax! Never surprise charges or hidden fees!

3) Cellular Israel - 072-224-3300 or 718-289-0195 Full Service - short term and long term, rent phones, Kosher phones, SIM cards, mifi devices, Waze by the day or month. American Customer Service!
info@cellularisrael.com

4) Simforisrael@gmail.com free delivery to anywhere

5) UnlimitedIsrael (DansDeals Advertiser with many positive reviews on DDMS & DDF) is the leading provider of SIM card & iPhone rentals for Israel in the US.
  • Unlimited calls & texts within Israel
  • Unlimited calling to the US and Canada
  • Lightning Fast 4G Internet Speeds
  • Unlimited 4G data
  • Sim Cards - $5/day
  • iPhones - $45/week
  • Kosher Phone - $4/day
  • Mifi Hotspot - $6/day
Use code SUAVE10 for 10% off any order
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5720 on: November 15, 2021, 05:34:21 PM »
Anyone idea with the pricing off the bat? Most places have the pricing. Found it quite confusing when trying to choose a plan with cellular israel.
looks simple click https://cellularisrael.com/israel-rental-standard.html put in the dates and you have the price   
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5721 on: November 18, 2021, 01:17:13 PM »
There is also a guy that sells Hot mobile plans. Usually has better rates then all the other companies. His name is Nati samet. His numbe is +972-54-780-6284.
You can whatsapp him and get a sim delivered within a day in the tri state area

Ps. If you fly frequently hes able to freeze and unfreeze your line whenever you want. Ive sent many friends of mine to him and they are really happy.
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5722 on: December 15, 2021, 09:12:16 AM »
looks simple click https://cellularisrael.com/israel-rental-standard.html put in the dates and you have the price

I tried their chat/email form yesterday but never got a response from them. Has anyone used their service and had a good experience?

Am looking to get a sim card from them and use it in an unlocked Iphone8 which currently is not tied to any user.

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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5723 on: January 31, 2022, 03:13:00 PM »
I know the UN220 works great on Israeli service. Has anyone ever tried to use the VN220? Will it work?
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5724 on: February 08, 2022, 02:34:11 PM »
Anyone used Talk N'Save recently and if so how was your experience?

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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5725 on: February 15, 2022, 08:33:39 PM »
Anyone used Talk N'Save recently and if so how was your experience?
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5726 on: February 28, 2022, 02:50:21 PM »
Looking to rent a SIM for one week.
Any leads?

I used https://simforisrael.com  - they charge $45 flat for up to 9 days and it includes a USA number so that you can have your calls forwarded. They also offer many local pickup points so you don't need to pay for delivery.

The underlying service was through HOT Mobile and was decent, although I had some dead zones in RBS.


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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5727 on: March 06, 2022, 03:04:26 PM »
I was very happy with Cellular Israel
They have a bunch of pickup locations
Great customer service
https://cellularisrael.com/walk-ins

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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5728 on: March 06, 2022, 03:13:08 PM »
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for...
  very popular for many.
https://www.tripletel.com/

The coolest part is being able to reuse a SIM card, meaning you can turn off the service and in 5 months or 10 months reactivate the SIM card again without needing to buy a new one.

 Though you can go to Golan and or hot mobile stand in Israel for like $8-10 get 30gb+ or something like that.

   Really no use in having an American number if you're going for 2 weeks meaning if you have Google Voice on your phone you should be fine and just set up call forwarding to Google Voice number.

Meaning there's no point in buying a triple tel sim card for a little bit more having that function.
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5729 on: March 22, 2022, 07:07:58 AM »
Going to Israel for 3 weeks what's the cheapest plan
Using my unlocked phone in israel?

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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5730 on: March 24, 2022, 01:44:31 PM »
Going to Israel for 3 weeks what's the cheapest plan
Using my unlocked phone in israel?
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5731 on: March 24, 2022, 01:45:40 PM »
I need a US phone for America for three days next week.
Any leads?

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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5732 on: March 24, 2022, 01:58:15 PM »
Cellular Israel has 0722243300.
It worked great last

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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5733 on: March 24, 2022, 07:07:19 PM »
Cellular Israel has 0722243300.
It worked great last
They require a 7 day minimum. I only need two days. That is 140 shekel for 2 days way too much.

Wondering if anyone has an extra basic phone in Jlem that would work in America that I can borrow for 2/3 days.

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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5734 on: March 25, 2022, 05:23:30 AM »
They require a 7 day minimum. I only need two days. That is 140 shekel for 2 days way too much.

Wondering if anyone has an extra basic phone in Jlem that would work in America that I can borrow for 2/3 days.
If you travel fairly often, global sim is fantastic. Balances are good for 3 years.
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5735 on: March 25, 2022, 08:53:31 AM »
Does anyone have Partner and can tell me how to set up Voicemail?

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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5736 on: March 26, 2022, 05:52:51 PM »
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Ps it won't work if you didnt sign up for it. And it cost money.

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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5737 on: May 01, 2022, 10:00:23 AM »
Need a long term plan in Israel what are my cheapest options?
Requirements are American Number, unlimited call text local, at least 70gb data.

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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5738 on: May 01, 2022, 11:06:19 AM »
Need a long term plan in Israel what are my cheapest options?
Requirements are American Number, unlimited call text local, at least 70gb data.
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Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« Reply #5739 on: May 01, 2022, 11:27:08 AM »
Need a long term plan in Israel what are my cheapest options?
Requirements are American Number, unlimited call text local, at least 70gb data.
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