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cell phone for israel
« on: December 24, 2009, 08:55:47 PM »
anyone know of a cell phone rental for israel that doesnt charge to much per minute? I know about talkn save and amigo travelcell etc. im looking for better then that. i need it this coming week thursday morning. i can pick it up anywhere in yerushalayim

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 08:57:50 PM »
i can use just a sim card also. i have a phone thats unlocked

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 12:10:03 AM »
i can use just a sim card also. i have a phone thats unlocked

 I have an Orange SIM I think its 66 grush a min. at times they ahve some nice specials but you have to use up all the mins in say a minths time,I dont so I stick to buying a fix amount.

Theres a place a few stores off the intersection of Kevesh Ramot and Shumel HaNavi on the left side of Bar Ilan heading towards Ramot Eskol. theres a place ingeula as well off of Malchai Yisroel  heading away from Kikar Shabbos on the right side either the 3rd or 4th street which ever street has the traffic heading towards Malchai Yisroel when you get to the street paralel to MY its on the corner. just ask

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 12:42:40 AM »
you ca buy a sim card anywher!

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 12:47:53 AM »
you ca buy a sim card anywher!

 true but it usually has either no value on it or only a few sheks , so a person will need these Orange stores anyway in order to load the SIM with some decent amount of mins

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2009, 08:25:40 AM »
true but it usually has either no value on it or only a few sheks , so a person will need these Orange stores anyway in order to load the SIM with some decent amount of mins
u can buy top ups for the sim in almost any kiosk or nuts store

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2009, 10:14:55 AM »
u can buy top ups for the sim in almost any kiosk or nuts store

 good to know, now do they take a CC like the Orange stores do?

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2009, 10:21:36 AM »
I know by cellcom over the phone they will only accept Israeli credit cards...

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2009, 10:28:10 AM »
I know by cellcom over the phone they will only accept Israeli credit cards...

Orange likewise, but they do take them at the Offical Orange stores

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009, 05:01:45 PM »
good to know, now do they take a CC like the Orange stores do?
well if they accept cc for all other purchases then the'll accept it for this to

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2009, 06:15:15 PM »
well if they accept cc for all other purchases then the'll accept it for this to

 Really?

 BTW Ive used to buy my TalkMan card acroos from The Mercaz Hotel, till I went in 1 time and they refused to allow me to use a CC even thou they had the machine for it. They said they dont make enough on it as it is and if took the CC , they would kimot make bearly anything. the Offical Orange stores dont care probably since they load the phone via their computer no physical card and I think Orange picks up the fees

 anyway the few Ive been to around Israel Only took Ca$h
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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2010, 02:38:47 PM »
Really?

 BTW Ive used to buy my TalkMan card acroos from The Mercaz Hotel, till I went in 1 time and they refused to allow me to use a CC even thou they had the machine for it. They said they dont make enough on it as it is and if took the CC , they would kimot make bearly anything. the Offical Orange stores dont care probably since they load the phone via their computer no physical card and I think Orange picks up the fees

 anyway the few Ive been to around Israel Only took Ca$h
next to the malon hamerkaz there's 3 cell store's and around the corner there's a kiosk so between all of em u should be able to use a card. And if not i'm sure u all get to geula well today they've got a cellcom orange official store there so it shouldn't be a problem   

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2010, 07:32:55 PM »
I have an unlocked cell phone and when I land in israel, i get minutes from Orange in the airport(already got the sim card), the unused minutes stay on for (i think) 6 months.
then I am good to go.

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2010, 12:05:46 AM »
What's the charge for calls to the USA from a prepaid sim?
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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2010, 01:00:20 AM »
@dan you can sign up for a calling card such as 013 and all you dial is 013-1-xxx-xxxx. i don't know the exact rates but it's pretty cheap.

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2010, 05:36:05 PM »
@dan you can sign up for a calling card such as 013 and all you dial is 013-1-xxx-xxxx. i don't know the exact rates but it's pretty cheap.
to the best of my knowledge u can't use any of the 012-3 etc from prepaid u can only use a calling card from them but no direct dial.   

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2010, 05:38:43 PM »
What's the charge for calls to the USA from a prepaid sim?
prob a few shekel a min cause its almost a shekel a min to call in israel on the prepaid phone and even with a contract in israel no one calls direct .

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2010, 08:20:29 PM »
prob a few shekel a min cause its almost a shekel a min to call in israel on the prepaid phone and even with a contract in israel no one calls direct .
Sounds like prepaid may not be the way to go then.
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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2010, 05:48:53 AM »
prob a few shekel a min cause its almost a shekel a min to call in israel on the prepaid phone and even with a contract in israel no one calls direct .
i pay 14 cents a minute to the u.s. direct from my cell with one second increments

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Re: cell phone for israel
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2010, 08:39:24 AM »
Just spoke with 013. They said that you cannot sign up with them. But the lady didn't necessarily know what she was saying - and I haad enough of speaking to them and being transferred in circles