You no longer have to rent a basic phone when you come to Israel. All you need to do is bring your Galaxy, Nexus or any other Smartphone and insert an Israeli SIM into the cell phone. We created these short tutorials and added some demonstration videos to show you how easy and simple it is to bring your own Smartphone to Israel and how to simply insert an Israeli SIM card into your existing Android phone. For instructions on how to insert an Israel SIM card to an iPhone click here.
Israeli SIM Card for Samsung & Nexus Cellphones
Before ordering an Israeli SIM card from NES Mobile, please verify that your cell phone is unlocked and can accept a foreign SIM card. Here are some simple Tutorial videos demonstrating how to replace SIM cards in the various Samsung Galaxy phones as well as various Nexus models. These steps should only be done once you arrive in Israel.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy s4
Google Nexus 4 (LG)
There are Five Easy Steps to Replace the SIM Card
- Open the back cover: Different models have different ways to remove the back cover of the phone.
- Remove the battery: In most cases, you will need to remove the battery in order to access the SIM card slot.
- Replace the SIM card: Gently remove the existing SIM card from the slot and replace it with the Israeli SIM card you received from NES Mobile. Be sure to match the gold contact of the SIM card to the contacts in the SIM card slot. Hint: There’s only one way to align the shape of the SIM card correctly.
- Place the battery back into position, be sure to match the gold contacts to those on the device.
- Place the back cover of the device.
Optional – 9 out of 10 times the above five steps are enough, but at times you may also need to change the data APN settings. You can easily set it up by following the link with instructions on how to set the Data APN settings on an Android phone.
About NES Mobile
NES Mobile is a mobile provider of cellular services for tourists visiting Israel. NES Mobile provides Israeli SIM cards for all phone models with unlimited call and data packages.
USA Delivery: We can deliver your NES Mobile Israeli SIM card to your home or office in the USA prior to your departure.
How do you unlock a Samsung s5 cell phone?
You can either ask your provider to unlock it for you. Otherwise, there are services online that can provide you with an unlock code. However, it may affect your phone warranty.
[…] In the past, many travelers to Israel simply rented a basic Israeli cell phone for their local needs. These days, travelers to Israel bring their own iPhone to Israel and simply replace their USA SIM with an Israel SIM card. For Android phones click here. […]