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Forum: Germany 09-10-2018, 19:54
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By sperial
Is that considered cheap? The differences of...

Is that considered cheap?

The differences of cellular services between countries amazes me, considering that the product is similar

At home I pay the equivalent of 12 EUR/month for 70 GB...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 11-04-2018, 12:57
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
Israel/s cellular ladscape has changed markedly,...

Israel/s cellular ladscape has changed markedly, and it's time to update this site:

Orange has rebranded as "Partner (https://www.partner.co.il/)"" Their prepaid brand ramains "BigTalk...
Forum: Italy 10-03-2018, 14:50
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By sperial
Is is possible to cut the existing SIM card to...

Is is possible to cut the existing SIM card to nano size, using a special tool (which can also be purchased for a few dollars on eBay). Ask at a local mobile phone shop.
Forum: Europe 05-11-2017, 18:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By sperial
Actually most luggage was left in Tel Aviv, and...

Actually most luggage was left in Tel Aviv, and reached Reykjavik a day later, and it took another day until we could collect our suitcases.

Despite the suitcase incident, this vacation was great,...
Forum: Europe 07-10-2017, 09:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By sperial
Arrived in Iceland 3 days ago. My luggage did...

Arrived in Iceland 3 days ago. My luggage did not arrive, so I needed a SIM to communicate with WOW air. I bought a couple of Siminn SIM cards (ISL 2900 each) at the 10-11 kiosk in the arrivals...
Forum: Europe 30-09-2017, 17:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By sperial
Thanks. I am not sure that this site is up...

Thanks.

I am not sure that this site is up to date concerning prepaid SIM cards, but it provides other useful information.

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Forum: Europe 23-09-2017, 15:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By sperial
A Week in Iceland

I am going to Iceland in October with my family.

We need two or three SIM cards which will be used primarily for navigation (our preferred navigation app is Waze), but also for communications...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 31-08-2017, 16:09
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By sperial
You can get an Israeli SIM card when you arrive -...

You can get an Israeli SIM card when you arrive - several cards are sold in post offices, cellular carrier shops, ans several computer, cellphones and even coffee shop chains, Look for signs of the 5...
Forum: UK & Ireland 08-06-2016, 15:20
Replies: 1
Views: 2,695
Posted By sperial
Ee payg sim card

I bought this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361301670961) SIM card for a coming trip to Scotland.
Please, can anyone tell me if it is preloaded with any credit, and whether it needs activation?
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 18-02-2016, 15:45
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
The Israeli cellphone is changing very rapidly. ...

The Israeli cellphone is changing very rapidly.

Hot continues with it's standard postpaid plans. They joined Patner and build a joint network of base stations, although other infrastructure...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 16-02-2016, 14:52
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
After a high profile political dispute with...

After a high profile political dispute with France Telecom/Orange the Israel Orange today started rebranding as Partner (http://www.partner.co.il/). No change in service for existing customers is...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 20-01-2016, 14:41
Replies: 8
Views: 4,166
Posted By sperial
Agree about navigation, although I prefer Waze,...

Agree about navigation, although I prefer Waze, which is updated immediately (many times within minutes) after a new road is opened or ungergoing construction etc., and gives instructions according...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 18-01-2016, 16:34
Replies: 8
Views: 4,166
Posted By sperial
Living in a small country I take 1-3 vacations in...

Living in a small country I take 1-3 vacations in Europe every year.

As roaming charges are extremely expensive I take a multiband phone with at least 3G, preferably LTE, compatible with the...
Forum: Europe 12-12-2015, 06:18
Replies: 4
Views: 3,753
Posted By sperial
Last tuesday I bought a DNA SIM card in Helsinki...

Last tuesday I bought a DNA SIM card in Helsinki airport. It cost 5 Euro, with a starting balance of 7 Euro and a "level 2" plan activated, which gives me 3GB data over 3 months, and costs 0.69 Euro...
Forum: Europe 02-11-2015, 16:30
Replies: 4
Views: 3,753
Posted By sperial
During the above trip I bought a Saunalahti...

During the above trip I bought a Saunalahti prepaid SIM card.

I am planning a trip to Lapland in December.

Does anybody know if it will be possible to reactivate the line?
Forum: France 24-08-2015, 19:40
Replies: 15
Views: 12,231
Posted By sperial
Last week I bought a Mobicarte SIM with a 1 GB...

Last week I bought a Mobicarte SIM with a 1 GB package in Nice. I made no attempt at tethering, but had no problem calling home over VoiP, using Skype and Whatsapp.
Forum: BeNeLux 21-07-2015, 13:55
Replies: 6
Views: 7,990
Posted By sperial
As far as I can remember I bought I paid EUR 15...

As far as I can remember I bought I paid EUR 15 in total at some convenience or book shop in the terminal, but I can't remember which one.
Forum: Europe 29-06-2015, 18:59
Replies: 5
Views: 2,599
Posted By sperial
Thank you, but I just returned from a lovely...

Thank you, but I just returned from a lovely holiday in Denmark.
I bought a Lebara SIM (DKK 49) at the airport and added a 2 GB data package (DKK 99), which was far more then enough for my uses,...
Forum: Europe 06-06-2015, 16:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,599
Posted By sperial
Yhanss I need mostly data (for use of Waze...

Yhanss

I need mostly data (for use of Waze navigation), voice will be nice but less important.

know the wiki but I am not sure whether it is up to date.

Anoher question: is VoIP over...
Forum: Europe 05-06-2015, 15:41
Replies: 5
Views: 2,599
Posted By sperial
Uppp........

Uppp........
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 03-05-2015, 03:05
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
wolfbln, I live in Israel, Hebrew is my mother...

wolfbln, I live in Israel, Hebrew is my mother tongue and I follow the local market.
Most MVNO's and all MMO's, except Golan (which is actually an MVNO), offer TRUE PREPAID, NON-CONTRACT lines. Just...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 02-05-2015, 19:15
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
The wiki needs an update. The Hot prepaid plan,...

The wiki needs an update. The Hot prepaid plan, as well as the improved Pelephone plan are new, marketed for less than a week. Other companies also have better offers than the basic rates those shown...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 02-05-2015, 16:40
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
A new player on the Israeli prepaid market: Hot...

A new player on the Israeli prepaid market: Hot mobile, with prepaid plan called HOTALK,
Price of SIM card not stated on internet site, but probably NIS 39.90 (EUR 9.10), simiar to pospaid cards....
Forum: Europe 24-04-2015, 18:56
Replies: 5
Views: 2,599
Posted By sperial
Going to Denmark

Almost a year has passed since I asked for information about Finnish prepaid SIM cards, and now I am planning a summer holiday with my wife, this time in Denmark.
I plan a one week vacation, and...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 01-11-2014, 14:12
Replies: 0
Views: 2,655
Posted By sperial
SIM for a short stay in Athens

Next weekend I am going to Athens for 4 days. Can anybody recommend a SIM card for both light surfing and maybe a few calls? Can it be purchased in the airport around 8-9 pm?
Forum: BeNeLux 12-10-2014, 20:42
Replies: 6
Views: 7,990
Posted By sperial
Thank you. I am aware that in Europe...

Thank you.

I am aware that in Europe incoming calls are free, as long as you are on your home network. I mentioned incoming calls just to stress that a "pure" data SIM will not meet my needs.
...
Forum: BeNeLux 09-10-2014, 13:27
Replies: 6
Views: 7,990
Posted By sperial
SIM card for data and voice in Belgium

I am going for a few days to Belgium. Need a SIM card, mostly for data (waze and skype), but also for incoming calls. Which local SIM can be easily found, for a reasonable price, for the card and...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 25-09-2014, 11:31
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
BTW - formally Israeli SIM cards expire after...

BTW - formally Israeli SIM cards expire after inactivity for 12 months but experience, at least with Orange, is that usually they remain valid indefinitely. Validity of credit depends on type of top...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 15-09-2014, 16:36
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
The cheapest will be Golan Telecom's NIS 59/month...

The cheapest will be Golan Telecom's NIS 59/month "hybrid" plan - unlimited calls and texts in Israel and to landlines in 55 countries. When you leave change to NIS 9.90/month (~EUR 2) and keep the...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 12-09-2014, 13:23
Replies: 12
Views: 7,306
Posted By sperial
Also be sure to have a valid Austrian vignette...

Also be sure to have a valid Austrian vignette attached to your windscreen before you get on the Autobahn. It costs EUR 8.5 for 10 days (in any gas station, but ask at the car rental office), and...
Forum: Europe 02-07-2014, 18:22
Replies: 4
Views: 3,753
Posted By sperial
Going to Finland

Next week I will be going to Finland with my wife for a week.
Can anybody give me advice on choosing a prepaid SIM card mainly for data (navigation, Skype and some surfing). We will stay in southern...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 08-06-2014, 14:56
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
A new player has joined the Israeli prepaid...

A new player has joined the Israeli prepaid ground - international calls carrier 019 (https://www.019mobile.com/).
Forum: Europe 08-06-2014, 14:36
Replies: 7
Views: 5,015
Posted By sperial
An "unlimited" top up...

An "unlimited" top up (http://www.orange.co.il/he-il/cellular/service_plans/bigtalk_cards/) for Orange will give you unlimited voice+test messaging in Israel + 1GB data for NIS 139 (USD 40) . Add NIS...
Forum: Europe 06-06-2014, 13:00
Replies: 7
Views: 5,015
Posted By sperial
I doubt that it's worth the bother of buying a...

I doubt that it's worth the bother of buying a local SIM for a 2-3 days stay in Israel.
The SIM easiest to obtain is the YouPhone SIM, sold at many (but not all) post offices, as well as at the...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 07-12-2013, 09:44
Replies: 9
Views: 5,842
Posted By sperial
It is about time to update the Portugal operators...

It is about time to update the Portugal operators page on this site.
I have just returned from a few days in Lisbon. A 4G TMN SIM card cost me EUR 2.5 (with EUR 2.5 credit), and I added an EUR 5 top...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 04-07-2013, 15:10
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
You are right - you may get the two months free...

You are right - you may get the two months free promotion, at least with an Israeli credit card, I am not sure about the promotion when using a foreign one, although no restriction is posted on the...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 03-07-2013, 13:00
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
That's right. I will try to update later.

That's right. I will try to update later.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 03-07-2013, 12:45
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
YouPhone uses the Orange (partner) network. ...

YouPhone uses the Orange (partner) network.
AFAIK hMobile's starter kit includes no credit.
Just to update on Rami-Levy - prepaid data packagas can be purchased and cost NIS 55 (EUR 11.64)/5MB or...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 16-06-2013, 17:18
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
Another MVNO recently joined te prepaid market,...

Another MVNO recently joined te prepaid market, with a plan called "pretalk": Youphone (http://www.youphone.co.il/pretalk.aspx). SIM cards can be purchased at the MEGA and am:pm supermarkets and Alon...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 28-04-2013, 16:13
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
hMobile (http://www.homecellular.co.il/)...

hMobile (http://www.homecellular.co.il/) (HomeCellular), an MVNO riding on Cellcom's network (GSM 1800, 3G2100/850) offers a prepid SIM with wide range of top up possibilities. SIM cards can be...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 15-04-2013, 12:42
Replies: 2
Views: 4,046
Posted By sperial
Where was it? Did the price include the SIM...

Where was it?
Did the price include the SIM card or anything else?
It appears that SIM card prices in spain went up sharply. If I remember well two years ago I paid EUR 15 for a Movistar card,...
Forum: Italy 13-04-2013, 11:55
Replies: 7
Views: 3,674
Posted By sperial
You need a SIM free (=unlocked) phone supporting...

You need a SIM free (=unlocked) phone supporting the European bands - GSM 900/1800. For certain netoworks (e.g. "Three") you will need a 3G phone supporting the 2100 band.
Canadian networks use...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-04-2013, 11:40
Replies: 12
Views: 3,669
Posted By sperial
1. You can use your iPhone as a personal hotspot...

1. You can use your iPhone as a personal hotspot ,so you don't need to upgrade to Android. And it is available to you without further expenses.
2. Using an Android phone (or an iPhone) as a hotspot...
Forum: Italy 22-03-2013, 13:39
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By sperial
Two years ago I bought a WIND SIM card in rome -...

Two years ago I bought a WIND SIM card in rome - the Codice Fiscale was not reqired, I had only topresent my passport, and it's photocopy was attached to the contract documents.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 06-02-2013, 13:21
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
There is no Orange (or any other cellular...

There is no Orange (or any other cellular carrier) shop at the airport - all were closed several years ago. Orange prepaid SIM cards and top ups can be purchased at any post office and in most...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 16-01-2013, 13:34
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
A new player recently joined the Israeli Prepaid...

A new player recently joined the Israeli Prepaid scene: Home Cellular (http://www.homecellular.co.il/), an MVNO marketed by the Home Center hardware stores.
A prepaid SIM card (called Home Cellular...
Forum: Europe 11-12-2012, 16:38
Replies: 16
Views: 10,254
Posted By sperial
If data is not very important or you have WiFi at...

If data is not very important or you have WiFi at the hotel the cheapest is an Israeli Golan (https://www.golantelecom.co.il/web/) SIM - ILS 0.35 both for calling home and for incoming calls. Order...
Forum: Italy 29-09-2012, 19:18
Replies: 10
Views: 9,132
Posted By sperial
I sent you a private message.

I sent you a private message.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 27-09-2012, 19:53
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
All Orange prepaid plans are called "BigTalk" and...

All Orange prepaid plans are called "BigTalk" and the *111 us the BigTalk customer service,
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 01-09-2012, 10:24
Replies: 51
Views: 19,129
Posted By sperial
Prepaid offer by Home Cellular

Home Cellular, an MVNO run by the Home-Center DIY chain and running on Cellcom's 2G and 3G network, started offering a prepaid plan. The SIM card costs NIS 39, Local calls are around NIS 0.39 (but...
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