Israel SIM card for students

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From: $29.95 Per month

The student plan has a 5-month minimum requirement. You’ll be charged for the first 3 months, when placing the order, and from month 4 onward a monthly charge will be applied.

4G
Fast LTE nework
10-50 GB Data / Mo.
Get 50 GB / Mo. - just $5
Unlimited Calls & Texts
To / From USA, Canada & Israel
Virtual Number
Get a local USA number in Israel
No Hidden Fees
No insurance and activation fees

Description

  • Triple SIM Included – fits all phone models SIM card sizes (Regular, Micro, Nano)
  • High-speed 4G LTE data – 10 GB of data included
    • Add on 40GB & Get 50 GB for Just $5 /month
  • Unlimited Calls to/from Israel & North America
  • Unlimited Texts to/from Israel & North America
  • NO Activation Fees, NO Insurance Fees & NO Deposits Fees
  • Virtual USA Number Add on – $5/month – Call Forward your US number to your local Israeli number, for more info on the virtual USA number click here.
  • FREE delivery in the USA when you order 10 days in advance!

Israel SIM card for visiting students plan has a 5-month minimum requirement. You’ll be charged for the first 3 months, when placing the order, and from month 4 onward a monthly charge will be applied.  Israeli VAT (Value Added Tax  – 17%) will be applied.

Must Use an Unlocked Phone

Your phone must be unlocked, (not tied to work exclusively with your original carrier’s network) to be able to work with Nes Mobile’s Israel SIM card.  For more info about unlocked smartphone click here. 

Dialing Instructions

  • To dial in Israel, simply enter the area code and number. For example, 052-123-4567 or you could dial +972-52-123-4567
  • To dial internationally, please dial “+” or “oo” and then the country code. For example, to call the NYC number, 212-123-4567, you would dial + –> then 1 for the US country code –> then the number:  Dial +1-212-123-4567 or  Dial 00-1-212-123-4567.
  • You must use + or 00 as your prefix for international calls, otherwise, you will be charged at a much higher rate.

Data Settings & APN

Virtually all unlocked iPhone Android phones have automatic APN settings, and do not require any changes.

If you run into problems trying to use your data, please try the following steps:

  1. Check in the settings that 3G/4G LTE data is enabled
  2. Check that the Cellcom APN is enabled. If you don’t know how to configure the APN, try following these steps:

Settings –> Wireless and Network –> Mobile Network –> Access Point Name (APN) –> (Settings –> New APN):

  • Name: Cellcom
  • APN: Sphone
  • MCC: 425
  • MNC: 02
  • APN type: default,supl

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you. So easy to order and use. Will definitely use again next year!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    …BTW, we were extremely pleased with the phone and your customer service and would be glad to serve as a reference.

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You will get a new Israeli cell phone number. However, you could order our Virtual USA number and forward the calls from your personal number, to the number we’ll give you and it will ring on your Israeli phone. You can use your phone as is, with your contacts in it.

Last modified: August 31, 2018

We do not block tethering or changing your phone to a mobile hotspot. So the SIM cards can be used as a personal hotspots.

Last modified: August 29, 2018

For more information about returning the mobile hotspot click here.

Last modified: August 14, 2018

Some tourists traveling to Israel don’t want to have to have to send people who may wish to contact them a new, temporary Israeli phone number. The virtual USA number is the best solution for such a  case.  You will get an Israeli number with your Nes Mobile SIM card. Your personal USA number will technically speaking not work with your Israeli SIM card, but you could order  Virtual USA number which will forward the calls to your Israeli number. Essentially, you can use the Call Forwarding feature to forward your personal USA number to the USA virtual number Nes Mobile will assign you, and the calls will ring on your Israeli phone. NOTE- the virtual USA number service works for calls only, not for texting.

Last modified: July 1, 2018

You will get an Israeli number with your Nes Mobile SIM card. Your USA number will technically speaking not work with your Israeli SIM card, but we do have a work-around in the form of a Virtual USA number for your Israeli SIM. Essentially, you can use the Call Forwarding feature to forward your US number  to the USA virtual number we assigned you, and the calls will ring on your Israeli phone.

Last modified: June 26, 2018

If you insert your Nes Mobile Israel SIM card into your smartphone and receive a message stating: “Invalid SIM card”, “Network locked SIM card”, or that your phone needs a SIM network unlock PIN, it means that your device is locked to a carrier.

The good news is that more often than not, you could get your phone unlocked remotely. In order to unlock your phone, you will need to contact your carrier (Verizon, T-Mobile or whatever provider issued the phone to you) and ask them to unlock your phone. The carrier can usually unlock your phone remotely, while you’re in Israel.

Last modified: June 23, 2018

Yes, the Nes Mobile Israel SIM Card and the pocket wifi service will stop at the last day at midnight.

Last modified: May 29, 2018

How much is the Israel pocket wifi per day?

There are various plan options for the Israel Pocket Wifi, prices vary based on the duration of your stay, but you can see the full cost, prior after plugging in the dates, before you have to enter any credit card details.

Does the pocket wifi work throughout Israel?

Yes, the Israel pocket wifi works in and out of the city virtually  throughout Israel.

Last modified: December 5, 2017

Yes, whether you use the data for our Israel SIM cards, or the Israel mobile hotspot, all data based apps will work in Israel. This applies both to existing apps on your smartphone, as well as Israeli based apps.

Last modified: December 5, 2017

The Israel mobile hotspot from Nes Mobile only works once in Israel. All you need to do prior to coming to Israel is activate the device. In order to pair and activate your Israel mobile hotspot, please follow these instructions:

1) Please log on to your account
2) Answer the question (drop down) regarding the number of Israel SIM cards/or Israel mobile hotspot devices you received from us.
3) In each field, enter 1 of the 052 numbers (as appear in step 1 above), and one of the SIM card numbers that appear in the envelope you got from us.
4) Repeat this action as many times as needed, till each one of your 052 numbers is associated with a SIM card number.
5) PLEASE NOTE: if you ordered an Israel mobile hotspot from us, you will need to enter ONLY the SIM card number (not the 052 number).
6) Once done, press the SUBMIT button on the bottom of the form.
7) You should be getting a confirmation email from us indicating that the action was completed.

Last modified: November 1, 2017

You can see the Israel pocket wifi manual on this link: Mifi user manual 754s.

Last modified: November 1, 2017

Yes, Nes Mobile’s Israel SIM card works with an Apple iPhone. Please be sure that your iPhone is unlocked, so that it can accept other SIM cards. The SIM card size for the iPhone 5, 6 & 7, is a Nano SIM card.

Last modified: October 29, 2017

Will My NES Mobile SIM card work outside of Israel? The answer to this question is simple – NO.

Well, technically our SIM cards CAN work outside of Israel if we put you on a Roaming plan, but you may incur HUGE amounts if something goes wrong due to Roaming fees. Roaming plans are good ONLY for the plan they are put on and anything out of this plan will cost a fortune. For instance, if a roaming plan is good for calls made from Europe to Israel, and calls will not be charged for these calls, calls made NOT to Israel will be charged a ridiculous price of ~$6/min.

This is the reason we at NES Mobile try blocking all our SIM’s for International Roaming. However, from time to time, a line can be missed from this Roaming “block” and indeed will be able to work outside of Israel.

Please note: from time to time, a line may be missed from this Roaming “block” and indeed will be able to work outside of Israel.

This is the reason we tell our clients not only to disable the Roaming feature on their phone while traveling abroad but to actually take the SIM out from the phone.

We know it is a bit of a hassle, but better have a bit of a hassle than a 10,000 NIS bill.

How Roaming works

Roaming is much like a lease agreement between providers in which one provider “leases” a permit to use the network for one or more of his roaming clients.

From time to time, the providers run a balance check between themselves and see who owes who and how much.

Calls and or texting during roaming are priced at over 20 NIS per min/text (or part of a minute) which is around $6.

Internet charges are charged by the Kilobyte or Kb for short (there are 1052 Kb in each Mb) for about $0.01/Kb. doesn’t sound much, right? so read on –

doesn’t sound much, right? so read on –

An average word document attachment to an email is about 2 Mb, so in a quick calculation, if you are charged at $0.01/Kb. you will be charged about $20 for this email.

If your phone runs an update to an app – which can be easily 20Mb… you will be charged over $200 for this.

Now you can understand why you hear about people that got home and got a HUGE bill from their provider.

And now you can also understand why we try blocking all our clients from roaming while using our SIM’s.

Jordan

SOme of our clients travel to Jordan for a day trip passing over the Alenbi Bridge or the Adam Bridge.

Due to the proximity of Jordan to Israel, in some cases, you may have reception on your phone while traveling in Jordan. This is true only when one travels to the Dead Sea area. If you are traveling to Jordan, and your phone connects to the Israeli Network (Cellcom), you are fine.

YOU MUST MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PHONE HAS ROAMING DISABLED.

 

Last modified: October 3, 2017

We have SIM cards to fit into any kind of phone . When placing an order, please specify which SIM type you need – Nano, Micro or Regular.
Regarding 4G networks – all our SIMs have 4G enabled on them. Whether you will actually enjoy 4G depends on your location in Israel (not all places have 4G), on network availability, and on whether your phone supports 4G. If you do not know your phone’s capabilities, please check online: http://www.gsmarena.com/

Last modified: September 14, 2017

The SIM  will not let me make outgoing calls nor is the internet working. Could you help me set this up or is there a store in Tel Aviv I can visit today?

This message means that your line was shut off.

This happens because your line may have been reported lost or stolen, or your system shut the line due to an unpaid bill. This could also have happened as our carrier may have detected unusual activity on the line.

please note: we keep the lines shut till a day or two before your rental starts and until the day your contracts ends, for security reasons.

If for whatever reason you need to change your start or end date of your contract, please be in touch with us directly via email service@nesmobile.com

 

 

Last modified: September 3, 2017

The price for our pocket WiFi device really depends on the duration of your rental.

Our basic plan for short term rentals starts from $7.95/day.  We have a monthly cap of $150. This means that if you are visiting for more than 18 days, you will not pay extra for those days. The cap is per 30 days.

Our student plans (long term rentals) start from $69.95 per month with a minimum of 5 Months. This means that if you plan on being in Israel for more than 44 days, you are better off taking our student plan. Please contact us so we can adjust your account. PRE VAT (value added tax). Which means you must add 17% to the final price.

Our prices change from time to time – so we strongly recommend you see our latest prices online.

Please note that the prices we mention on our site are PRE VAT (value added tax). This means you must add 17% to the final price.

We offer special coupons and promotions from time to time. Please check to see if any discounts are avaialble. Coupons can be found HERE.

Our pocket WiFi plans are UNLIMITED on usage. This means that we do not have a cap on the amount of data you consume. We had already clients that downloaded 50Gb of data.

 

Last modified: September 1, 2017

We have a special program called SIM forever, where you can keep the SIM card and phone number, which is ideal for frequent visitors to Israel. All you need to do is signup for our regular Israel tourist SIM card.

In the NOTES section please write that you wish to sign up for the SIM Forever program, and we will contact you to add you to such a plan. We do require a minimum of 20 days a year to qualify for that program.

After you’ve completed your online order, please drop us an email so that we can make sure everything is in place.

Last modified: August 27, 2017

Yes, the Israel SIM Card from Nes Mobile will work on virtually any smartphone (iPhone or Android) that has 3G or 4G LTE capabilities, as long as it’s Unlocked.  Unlocked means that the phone isn’t attached to a specific cellular service provider, and can be used with any service that uses a SIM card.

Last modified: August 27, 2017

If you are planning on bringing an unlocked smart phone to Israel, you will need to set up the data services APN on your phone so your phone will be able to connect to the Cellular Internet network. NOTE: Virtually all  iPhone 5, 6,7 Phone Models have automatic APN settings and do not require any changes. 

APN – Access Point Name

Most unlocked Android phones will automatically work with Nes Mobile’s Israel SIM card. So there would be not need to change the Israel SIM card APN data settings. If you run into problems trying to use your data, please try the following steps:

  1. Check in the settings that 3G/4G LTE data is enabled
  2. Check that the Cellcom APN is enabled. If you don’t know how to configure the APN, try following these steps:
For Android Phones:
Settings –> Wireless and Network –> Mobile Network –> Access Point Name (APN) –> (Settings –> New APN):
  • Name: Cellcom
  • APN: Sphone
  • MCC: 425
  • MNC: 02
  • APN type: default,supl

Last modified: August 20, 2017

Yes, you can call an 800 number in the USA from an Israel SIM card as part of the Nes Mobile plans. Sometimes, when calling a 1-800 number in the US you may hear a notice saying that international calls are NOT toll-free. You will hear this message as the phone system knows you are calling from outside the US, and they are notifying you that the international call may not be free of charge. However, our plans cover toll-free numbers in the USA, and you will not be charged an additional fee by Nes Mobile.

Last modified: August 20, 2017

How do I call in Israel?
  • To dial in Israel, simply enter the area code and number. For example: 052-123-4567 or you could dial +972-52-123-4567
How do I dial internationally?
  • To dial internationally, please dial “+”  or “oo” and then the country code. For example, to call the NYC number, 212-123-4567, you would dial + –> then 1 for the US country code –> then the number:  Dial +1-212-123-4567 or  Dial 00-1-212-123-4567.
  • You must use + or 00 as your prefix for international calls, otherwise you will be charged at a much higher rate.

Last modified: August 20, 2017

Nes Mobile provides Israeli SIM cards which you can insert in your unlocked phone.  We do not rent out smartphones.

Last modified: August 20, 2017

VAT (Value Added Tax) is the equivalent of a sales tax in many countries. As of August 2017 Israeli VAT is 17%. VAT is added to all sales and services and is generally included in the price. In some cases tourists are exempt from VAT and in other cases, tourists to Israel need to apply for a VAT Refund.

Please Note: Israel SIM cards and phone rentals, are NOT exempt from VAT for tourists. Most companies providing such services tend to hide that in the fine print. However, NES Mobile, known for its integrity and quality service, clearly displays that you must add VAT to SIM and pocket wifi rentals.

More info –   find out which products and services are VAT exempt for tourists

Last modified: August 20, 2017

How to activate my NES Mobile Israel SIM card

There are two ways you can activate your SIM card.

  1. When you receive your email confirmation there will be a button you can click on that says Activate my Card. Click on that button and follow the instructions.
  2. Once you place an order we will automatically create an account for you in our system. This account will hold helpful information for you like, your order history, the numbers we assigned you and so on. You can log into your account, go to the Orders tab and follow the instructions on how to activate your SIM card from there.
  3. Once we receive your activation information, we will pair the SIM with the Israeli number (and US virtual number, if you chose one), and send you a confirmation email.
  4. It is that simple.

if you encounter any kind of problem during activation, you can, of course, contact us, and we will be happy to help.

Last modified: August 29, 2017

There’s NO need to return the Nes Mobile Israeli SIM card, you may keep it for future trips. 

When returning equipment, please be sure to write your name clearly on the return package so we can credit you for the return of your equipment. SIM cards do NOT have to be returned, you may keep them for future trips.

  • Ben Gurion Airport Post Office Drop Off– FREE: As a convenience to you, you can drop the devices off at the Post Office at Ben Gurion airport at the end of your rental. The post office is located at Ben Gurion Airport in Terminal 3, in “Ha’shchakim” Mall on the 3rd floor– right after check-in, before the doors for “ticketed passengers only”.
    • Ask the Post Office representative for a prepaid NES Mobile registered envelope, and insert the phone or other device into the envelope.
    • Please ask the Post Office representative for a tracking number, and please keep this number as proof of return.
    • The Post Office is open Sunday – Thursday 7am- midnight, Friday 12:01 am -2:00pm, Saturdays and Jewish Holidays CLOSED. When the post office is closed, you may put the phone through the bars onto the post office floor (please make sure you push the envelope far enough that no one can grab the envelope) – Please be sure to put your devices in an envelope clearly marked NES MOBILE.
  • Bet Shemesh office- FREE drop-off. Please contact us at service@nesmobile.com or call 052-2255345 for coordinating the drop off.
  • Zion Taxi Airport Shuttle – FREE: When you use Zion’s Taxi Airport shuttle service to Ben Gurion airport, you can return your equipment directly to the driver – at no charge! To arrange for van service to the airport, please call Zion at: + 972- 52- 384- 3221,  or email Ziontaxi1@gmail.com. When booking Zion’s taxi service, be sure to ask for the NES Mobile discount (10%).
  • Mail your equipment from any post office in Israel. Please address to: NES Mobile, PO Box 90006, Bet Shemesh, 99190. We recommend that you send your package by registered mail (“Doar Rashum”) for security and tracking information. Registered mail costs about 10 NIS, which can be paid at the post office.

If you came with an organized tour of a NES Mobile partner tour operator, you may return the equipment to the tour organizer at the end of your trip. Please contact your tour leader for more details.

If you received your phone in Israel and did not return your phone in Israel prior to departure, please do not send the phone to Israel from abroad. Please send it to NES Mobile c/o Katz, 151 Wilbur Rd, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
We recommend that you send your package by Priority Mail or a similar service which provides tracking information. Please mark: NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED. You will be subject to a fee of at least $15 in addition to the shipping costs.

 Please return your equipment within a week from the end of your rental to avoid late fees.

Last modified: August 20, 2017

There’s NO need to return the Nes Mobile Israeli SIM card, you may keep it for future trips. 

When returning equipment, please be sure to write your name clearly on the return package so we can credit you for the return of equipment.

Please return your equipment to NES Mobile c/o Katz, 151 Wilbur Rd, Bergenfield, NJ 07621

We recommend that you send your package by Priority Mail or a similar service which provides tracking information. Please mark: NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED.

If you received your phone in Israel and did not return your phone in Israel prior to departure please do NOT send the phone to Israel from abroad. Please send to the above locations and make sure to notify us by email. You will be subject to a fee of at least $15 in addition to the shipping costs.

Please return your equipment within a week from the end of your rental to avoid late fees.

 

Last modified: October 31, 2017

Last minute order? Even if you’re flying to Israel in two days, we can still deliver prior to your departure. That’s why we selected Amazon as our USA Fulfillment Party. With 5 warehouses across the US, you can rest assured that we can deliver your order (even overnight!) in the most secure, fast and reliable way.  You may order USA delivery up to 2 business days prior to departure for your trip.

Please see our Global Shipping options for Israel SIM cards page.

Last modified: October 22, 2018

We can deliver our Israel SIM cards and mobile hotspots to most USA locations withing 2 business days. Please see our Global Shipping options for Israel SIM cards page.

 

Last modified: October 22, 2018

All SIM sizes are supported by NES Mobile

Whether you need a Micro, Nano or regular SIM size – ALL Israel SIM card types are supported by NES Mobile.

With NES Mobile you do not pay any “Activation” Fees.

We also do not require you to send the SIM back to us once your rental is over. Actually, we encourage you to keep the SIM for future trips, this way you save time as you do not need to wait till we ship you a new SIM.

When you start planning a new trip, simply signup again and indicate that you already have a SIM card.

Then, we will simply reactivate the SIM you already have – and – you’re DONE!  It is that simple.

Please note – you will probably not be assigned the same Israeli number you had on your last visit, as we reuse the numbers all the time.

If you would like to keep the same number – no problem. For a small annual fee, we will put that number aside for you and whenever you return to Israel, you will have the same number.

In case you have a new phone – you may need to order a new SIM type from us after all.

Last modified: November 19, 2017

Pocket WiFi Rental with Unlimited Internet in Israel

 

When visiting Israel, many tourists require an unlimited internet connection to stay connected to their loved ones or businesses. Some hotels charge a large fee for the internet connection, which is only available in the hotel and often, the WiFi connection at the hotel will be slow. One small Pocket Wifi Mobile Hotspot device can change all that and provide you with an unlimited internet connection: A Pocket WiFi Device through which you can have unlimited Internet in Israel.

 

The Benefits of a Pocket WiFi

Many travelers who come to Israel love to utilize NES Mobile’s Pocket WiFi rental because it gives them an excellent and unlimited WiFi connection all over Israel.  There are many additional reasons why they really adore this device, including some of the following:

  1.  As a tourist, you will be asked to pay a large amount of money for roaming charges if you use your USA provider, but with NES Mobile’s Israel Pocket WiFi, you will only be charged a low daily rate for UNLIMITED and quick internet connection!
  2.  If you opt to stay in a hotel in Israel, they may charge you as much as $25 per night for just one device that you can only use when you are at the hotel – speed will vary based on occupancy and the hotel connection. However, if you choose to rent NES Mobile Pocket WiFi, you will have great internet connection all around the country (not just in your hotel room). The Mobile Hotspot unit can connect up to 5 devices at once!
  3.  The NES Mobile hotspot uses Cellcom’s network, which is the largest internet provider in Israel.

 

Why is NES Mobile Pocket WiFi The Best In Israel?

  1.  NES Mobile’s Hotspot offers Unlimited services with no “slow down period”.Unlike other providers that slow down the connection after you use 3-5 Gigs, with the NES device, there’s no slow-down at all!
  2.  NES Mobile Pocket WiFi can be used even when charging unlike other devices which don’t function while charging the unit; an important advantage when the average battery of a Mobile Hotspot device lasts 2-4 hours. If you need a longer battery life, we strongly recommend bringing a power bank or an external battery with a Micro USB connection to charge the pocket WiFi while outdoors.
  3.  NES Mobile has no deposit fees and no hidden fees. Another wonderful thing about the NES Mobile Hotspot is that the insurance fee is already included in the price. Remember that you will only pay for it when you arrive in Israel. This means that even if the Pocket WiFi device is already delivered to you in the USA seven days before you travel, you will not be obliged to pay and when you go back to your place, you will be provided with an additional week before returning the Mobile Hotspot device to NES Mobile.

 

So, when you visit Israel, order the NES Mobile Pocket Wifi – that offers the best UNLIMITED internet connection in Israel.

Last modified: November 19, 2017

NES MOBILE VOICE MAIL SETUP AND USE

How do I set up Voice Mail and check for messages?

To set up your voicemail, please dial *80 (or your NES Mobile number). When you hear the recording press #. You will then be asked to enter a 4 digit password – please

When you hear the recording press #. You will then be asked to enter a 4 digit password – please enter 1234 and then press #.

You may then change your voice recording and password according to the instructions on the voicemail menu. It is recommended that you change your password.

 

Last modified: July 4, 2017

What should I do in case of lost or stolen phone?

During work hours, please call NES Mobile at 052-22-55-345. In the event that there is no answer on this line, please follow the next step:

  1. Send an email headed: Urgent – Lost phone/
  2. During non-work hours, call Cellcom directly at 052-999-0123 (from outside of Israel, dial +972-52-999-0123), and request that the line be temporarily disconnected, preventing any outgoing calls from being made.

Your line will still be able to receive incoming calls for five days after disconnection. This gives you some time to try and track down the missing phone.

Remember: You are responsible for any usage on the phone until the loss or theft has been reported.

Last modified: August 17, 2017

How do I dial internationally?

To dial internationally, please dial “00”, or “+” and then the country code. For example, to call the NYC number, 212-123-4567, you would dial 00 –> then 1 for the US country code –> then the number. (You would dial 00-1-212-123-4567.) You must use + or 00 as your prefix for international calls,

For example, to call the NYC number, 212-123-4567, you would dial 00 –> then 1 for the US country code –> then the number. (You would dial 00-1-212-123-4567.) You must use + or 00 as your prefix for international calls, otherwise, you will be charged at MUCH higher rate.

Last modified: July 4, 2017

How do I dial in Israel?

To dial in Israel, simply enter the area code and number.

In order to dial within Isarel, you will need to enter 9 or 10 digits into your phone.

Example 1: if you are trying to call the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv you will need to enter into your phone the following number: 037951111 (9 digits).

Example 2: if you would like to call your friend that also has a NES Mobile SIM, simply enter his number, say:0521234567 (10 digits).

 

Last modified: July 4, 2017

Payment:

We charge you in advance for the service based on the plan you chose and the duration of your rental. Therefore please make sure you choose the exact dates you will be in Israel.

If you have any questions regarding your bill please email us: billing@nesmobile.com with your comments and questions.

We are extremely proud that our chargebacks can be counted on one hand! We work with our clients hand-in-hand to resolve any issues.

Last modified: July 4, 2017

Most people order about 2-3 weeks prior to their arrival in Israel. However, you can even order 1-2 business days prior to your arrival.

NES Mobile would ONLY charge you for the days which you ordered and used the service in Israel. Even if you receive the SIMs or devices prior to your trip to Israel. So please feel free to order in advance and qualify for free shipping.  Please see our Global Shipping options for Israel SIM cards page.

Last modified: October 22, 2018

Mobile Hotspot – Battery

The battery of the mobile hotspot will usually hold for an average of 4 hours of usage. This, of course, depends on cellular reception and actual usage. In other words, if you are, say, in the Judea Desert or Massada and you are uploading a movie you just made, the battery may drain faster.

But, there is also good news; our Israel mobile hotspot will also work with an external power bank. This means that you can add several more hours of work with the device, depending on the power banks’ capacity.

Last modified: July 4, 2017

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