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I want to bring my own phone to Israel, what should I look out for?

With NES Mobile, you can rent an Israel phone or get an Israel SIM card. Bringing your cell phone from home to Israel is easy – but to use our service, there are some technical requirements:

  1. Your phone must use a SIM card (most new phones nowadays have SIM cards)
  2. Make sure your phone is unlocked (i.e. not programmed to work exclusively with your original carrier’s network). You can ask your carrier to unlock it for a short while.
    1. One way to test if your phone is unlocked: try inserting different carriers SIM card into your phone. For example, if you use a Verizon SIM, try inserting an AT&T SIM into your phone. If the phone registers on the AT&T network, your phone in unlocked!
  3. Your phone must be a GSM phone with the following frequencies: GSM 900 MHz & 1800 MHz, UMTS 850 MHz & 2100 MHz or 4G LTE. Most new smartphones have quad bands (so they will work in Israel).
  4. Please note we cannot guarantee compatibility of outside phones.

Last modified: August 20, 2017

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