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Get the Right Israel SIM Card Size for Your Phone

All our NES Mobile Israel SIM cards work the same way, they just come in different sizes. Your smart phone, iPad or tablet is designed to take one particular sized SIM, therefore, it’s important to make sure to order the right size Israeli SIM for your specific device. There are currently three types of SIM cards: A Regular size SIM (aka – Full Size SIM), a Micro SIM, and a Nano SIM. So, before you order your Israel SIM card plan from NES Mobile, make sure you order the right size Israel SIM card.

Israel SIM Card sizes - Regular, Micro and Nano

Israel SIM Card sizes – Regular, Micro and Nano

Using the Correct Israel SIM Card Size

These are a few ways to find out which Israel SIM card size you need for your device:

  • Take a look at the product user guide manual for your device.
  • Call your provider to make sure that your phone is unlocked and ask for your Israel SIM card size.
  • If your device isn’t listed, simply size up the SIM tray against the SIM.
  • If you’re still unsure what you need, check out the guide below.
  • If you’re still unsure please check with your device manufacturer or provider, to avoid damaging the device with the wrong SIM.

General Guide to Which Israel SIM Size my Device Takes?

Here’s a guide for some of the more popular devices and the SIM cards sizes they require in order to work. PLEASE NOTE: This is just a suggestion guide, models do vary at times and it is solely the customer’s responsibility to order the correct Israeli SIM card.

 

Apple

iPhone 3GS Regular SIM
iPhone 4 Micro SIM
iPhone 4S Micro SIM
iPhone 5 Nano SIM
iPhone 5C Nano SIM
iPhone 5S Nano SIM
iPhone 6 Nano SIM
iPhone 6 Plus Nano SIM
iPad with Retina Display (3rd gen) Micro SIM
iPad 4 Micro SIM
iPad Air Nano SIM
iPad Air 2 Nano SIM

 

HTC

8X Micro SIM
Desire 310 Regular SIM
Desire 320 Micro SIM
Desire 601 Micro SIM
One M7 Micro SIM
One M8 Nano SIM
One M8s Nano SIM
One M9 Nano SIM
One SV Micro SIM
One X Micro SIM

 

Huawei

Ascend G6 Micro SIM
Ascend Mate 7 Micro SIM
G300 / G300+ Regular SIM

 

LG

G3 Micro SIM
Spirit Micro SIM

 

Microsoft

208 Micro SIM
Lumia 630 Micro SIM
Lumia 640 XL Micro SIM
Lumia 735 Micro SIM
Lumia 925 Micro SIM
Lumia 930 Nano SIM
Lumia 1320 Micro SIM

 

Samsung

Ace Micro SIM
Galaxy A3 Nano SIM
Galaxy A5 Nano SIM
Galaxy Core Prime Micro SIM
Galaxy Express Micro SIM
Galaxy S III Micro SIM
Galaxy S4 Micro SIM
Galaxy S5 Micro SIM
Galaxy S6 / S6 edge Nano SIM
Galaxy Note 4 Micro SIM
Galaxy Note Edge Micro SIM
Galaxy Tab 3 Micro SIM
Galaxy Tab 4 Micro SIM
Galaxy Young Regular SIM
Manhattan Regular SIM
Pocket Neo Micro SIM

 

Sony

Xperia S Micro SIM
Xperia TX Micro SIM
Xperia Z Micro SIM
Xperia Z2 Micro SIM
Xperia Z3 Nano SIM

 

About NES Mobile

NES Mobile has communication solutions for anyone visiting Israel. NES Mobile offers FREE DELIVERY in the USA, so you can have your Israeli SIM card prior to your departure. NES Mobile offers Israeli SIM card plans for students and long-term rentals, as well as Israeli SIM card plans for tourists.

 

 

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Free Shipping across the USA

If you’re planning on traveling to Israel, order in advance and get FREE SHIPPING in the USA. To ensure timely delivery, orders must be placed at least 10 days prior to your departure date.

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Free Shipping now available in the USA

For more information: Free USA Shipping of Israeli Phones, SIM cards and MiFi devices.


Take advantage of the  NES Mobile Holidays Early Bird Special

Order 2 Lines, 2 Weeks in Advance, Save $20!

Order early and save money on your Israel SIM cards, MiFi rentals or Israel phones.

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Israel Winter activities

Israel’s comfortable weather allows tourists to enjoy all it has to offer year-round. However, there are some activities that one can only experience in Israel during the winter.

The Chanuka Season – Oil, Lights and Fun!

Donuts in Israel during the winter. Israel winter treats.

What’s your favorite Israeli donut? Israel winter treats.

To many, the Chanuka season officially starts right after Sukkot – that’s when sufganyot (donuts) begin to appear in bakeries EVERYWHERE! Donuts, fried in oil, have replaced the potato latke as the official Chanuka food! The jelly donut has been the standard delicacy for years – but it’s rapidly losing ground to donuts filled with anything from chocolate, caramel or vanilla cream to fruit fillings, etc. They vary in sizes and flavors. Try them all!

From “Mr. Donuts” to the big bakery chains to the small makolets (local Igrocery stores in Israel), the search for the best donuts in Israel during the winter is a delicious challenge! To get you started on your search, see Top 13: Places to eat doughnuts in Israel

Lights

From the huge chanukiyot (Chanuka menorahs) you will find at many major intersections and entrances to cities, towns, moshavim, kibbutzim, and yishuvim, the Chabad organization makes sure to light them each night of Chanukah, to offer everyone – especially those who might not be able to light one at home, a chance to participate in this special mitzvah!

 

Take a walk through the neighborhoods (especially in Jerusalem through the Jewish Quarter of the Old City and the neighborhood of Nachlaot), where you can see the many beautiful and originally designed chanukiyot in the windows of private homes and public buildings, as well as in the glass-framed boxes found in courtyards and doorways – all prominently displayed to publicize the miracle of Chanuka!

 

Replica of the Temple menorah, made by The Temple Institute

Replica of the Temple menorah, made by The Temple Institute in Jerusalem

For another variation on activities with lights, check out The Night Spectacular, a sound and light show at the ancient citadel in Jerusalem. It’s a spectacular multimedia show (lasting about 45 minutes) where the audience, seated among the archeological ruins of the citadel’s courtyard, is treated to historical scenes from the Crusaders to the Turks and the British… – a perfect activity, well-suited to Chanuka. For more information, see: http://www.towerofdavid.org.il/English/Night_Spectacular_Performance_Schedule

Snow! Ice! Israel Winter…

Sometimes during the winter in Israel, especially in the higher altitudes (Jerusalem, Gush Etzion, Mt. Hermon, etc.), Israel is “treated” to the wonders of snow during the winter! An inch or two of snow is treated as a foot or two in places like New York City – as the cities with the snow totally shut down! Kids pray for it to last long enough to play and the improvised snow equipment (plastic bags over sneakers to keep the moisture out, heavy socks on hands for warmth ; cardboard boxes and trays for sledding) become more creative all the time!

When the snow falls up north, you can visit Mt. Hermon, which opens for skiing and “real” snow play (sledding, tubing or just building snow forts, snowmen, etc.). It’s fun for the whole family!

Israel Winter at Safed -Tzfat

גליה דוידסון. מתוך אתר פיקיוויקי Israel Winter at Safed -Tzfat

 

Israel Winter – Flexibility is the Key!

צילום:דר אבישי טייכר. מתוך אתר פיקיוויקי

Israel’s north is a beautiful place to hike and explore – everything is green and filled with colorful flowers, the beauty is there to behold. The Galilee area especially (Bet She’an and the surrounding area), has a small chance of rain, though it is usually too cold to swim. You can enjoy the hot springs in Hamat Gader – especially pleasant when the weather is chilly.

Hamat Gader is a 40 acre park on the south-eastern part of the Kinneret. It is Israel’s oldest and largest spa. Explore ancient Roman baths or relax in thermal mineral pools circulating every four hours at a temperature of 42 degrees Celsius. Enjoy the Jacuzzi beds and chairs, water jets, a hot waterfall and a bubble pool.

Location: Northern, Sea of Galilee

Address: Hamat Gader

Website: hamat-gader.com

Head on South to Ein Gedi

While you run the risk of a few rainy days in the north, if you can be flexible, when the rain comes, head to Israel’s south.

If you’re coming to Israel winter time, plan your days according to the weather reports, which you could check using NES Mobile’s Israel MiFi with unlimited data or on your smartphone with NES Mobile’s Israel SIM card. There is a high probability of great weather in the south (less chance of rain than in the center or north of the country), without the oppressing heat of the summer. Depending on your idea of fun, you can explore the Negev (national parks close a bit earlier in the winter) and see nature at its best.

Masada, and Ein Gedi are much more pleasant in the winter and you might even get a chance to go into the Dead Sea for a quick dip. There are jeep tours in Mitzpe Ramon and there are many opportunities to explore archeological sites in the Negev.

Remember that Israel is a small country and you can make the Masada area a day trip – finishing off the day back in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv (or other cities) where the nightlife is much more active.

Israel Winter Flood Watching and Watching for Floods!

Ein Gedi - Israel

צולם ע”י מני גל, עין-גדי

One of Israel’s most dangerous natural occurrences, flash floods, have been known to sweep across the Negev Desert every so often the winter. Each year, hikers and travelers are caught unprepared and stranded. The speed and power at which the water floods the desert landscape is dazzling. Traveling in the south during the winter should always and only be done in coordination with weather reports and travel advisories.

As dangerous as being caught unprepared in these flash floods can be, when watching from a safe viewpoint, the flash floods can be beautiful and amazing. The water rejuvenates the desert, transforming the golden sands into dazzling rivers. In recent years, many tourists go down south to watch the floods (from a safe distance) as they develop.

 There is so much to do and see (and eat!) in Israel in the winter. This is just the tip of the iceberg!

Let NES Mobile make your stay more convenient. Keep in touch with everyone back home (share your experiences with them)!

Ordering a NES Mobile SIM card with a data plan will give you easy access to travel apps such as:

  • Waze – This app can help you find your way to wherever you need to go in the fastest most efficient way or via a scenic route if you prefer – all over Israel! Waze also provides traffic updates – even police and radar traps.
  • Google Maps – Is also an option for planning routes to where you want to go… By car, public transportation or even by foot!
  • Trip Advisor – One of the best apps for independent travel, Trip Advisor is a wonderful resource to search for restaurants or hotels in Israel.
  • Google Translate can help you communicate – even though almost everyone can speak some English… if you want to try to go “native” and speak the local language, this useful app can help.
  • Instagram – Use this app to take pictures and post them to share with your friends and family.
  • Skype – You can make free video calls, show your friends and family where you are – in real time!
  • Whatsapp – This is one of the most popular messaging apps – how did we ever get along without this one?
  • Gettaxi – a great app for grabbing a taxi.

This is just a small sample of apps that can help make your visit more pleasant.

Let NES Mobile help you access all of these and more at competitive prices, with no hidden fees. You get the best network coverage in Israel and friendly and helpful Customer Service in English.

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Early Bird Special

NES Mobile Holidays Early Bird Special

If you’re planning on traveling to Israel, take advantage of the NES Mobile Holidays Early Bird Special. Order early and save money on your Israel SIM cards, MiFi rentals or Israel phones.

Order 2 Lines, 2 Weeks in Advance, Save $20!

Presenting the NES Mobile Holidays Early Bird Special – Save $20 – When you order 2 Lines – at least 2 weeks prior to your rental start date. Remember, you only need to pay for the days you’re in Israel, even if you get the SIM cards, Mifi devices or phone ahead of your trip. Added Bonus – Save Another $10 for Each Additional Line.

Sign Up Now! No need for coupon codes, just sign up for 2 lines at least 2 week in advance of the rental, and the discount will be automatically added to your account.

No Deposits!   No Insurance!   No Hidden Fees!

Other Terms & Conditions:

  • No need to return the SIM!   You’re only charged for the days of the rental in Israel, even if you receive the SIMs or Devices several days in advance!
  • Delivery & Pickup across the USA & Israel.
  • Multiple SIMs or Devices in one shipment are considered one shipment.
  • Limited Time Sales Offer.
  • Sale extended until September 30, 2015.
  • Order must be placed for at least 2 lines.
  • Order must be placed at least 14 days prior to start of the rental.
  • Limited availability while supplies last.
  • NES Mobile reserves the right to cancel this special sale at any time.

About NES Mobile

NES Mobile is a provider of cellular services for tourists visiting IsraelNES Mobile provides Israeli SIM cards for all phone models with unlimited call and data packages.

USA Delivery: We can deliver Israeli Phones, SIM cards to your home or office in the USA prior to your departure.

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Israeli SIM Card Samsung and Nexus

Israeli SIM cardsYou 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

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Samsung Galaxy s4

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Google Nexus 4 (LG)

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There are Five Easy Steps to Replace the SIM Card

  1. Open the back cover: Different models have different ways to remove the back cover of the phone.
  2. Remove the battery: In most cases, you will need to remove the battery in order to access the SIM card slot.
  3. 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.
  4. Place the battery back into position, be sure to match the gold contacts to those on the device.
  5. 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.

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Israel SIM Card with iPhone

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. 

iPhone – How to Insert an Israel SIM Card 

iPhone in Israel with an Israel SIM cardIsrael SIM cardsBefore ordering the Israel SIM card from NES Mobile, please verify that your phone is unlocked and can accept a foreign SIM card. You can read more about unlocked phones on our Israel SIM page.

  1. Tool – Use the SIM card eject tool from Apple (or a simple small paper clip will do). Locate the tiny hole for the SIM card tray (on the side of the iPhone 4 and on top of the iPhone 5).
  2. Open the SIM Tray – Put the narrow end of the clip into the hole and push it down gently, but firmly – until the little SIM tray pops out.
  3. Replace the SIM – Gently remove the SIM card from the plastic cradle and insert the NES Mobile Israel SIM card in its place.

Changing SIM for iPhone 5

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Changing SIM for iPhone 4

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Data Settings for iPhone with NES Mobile Israel SIM

These steps should only be done once you arrive in Israel. 9 out of 10 times, the above 3 steps are enough, but at times, you may also need to change the data settings. For more information on changing the iPhone data APN setting for an Israeli SIM from NES Mobile.

Why Order an Israeli SIM from NES Mobile?

Tourists to Israel are often shocked by roaming fees from major mobile operators in the USA as well as other countries. However, tourists to Israel can avoid such charges and bring their own iPhone or Android phone and use it in Israel. Customers only need to obtain a local Israeli SIM card from NES Mobile and save hundreds of dollars.

Tips for Flying to Israel with a Mobile phone:

  1. Plan ahead: Call and data rates without a local Israeli SIM card can be quite expensive.
  2. Have the Israel SIM card delivered to your home or office in the USA before your trip. Keep in mind that very few Israeli cell providers accept international credit cards and even fewer provide USA delivery ahead of your trip.
  3. Verify rates: Rates may vary. Be sure to look at the fine print. It is recommended to verify and review suppliers’ terms and check for any hidden costs. Find out what’s included in the package, and more importantly, what’s not. Read more about Israel phone rental packages and tips.
  4. Quality of local network – Check if the locations you’re planning to visit have a wireless network in the area. Note that some providers provide unlimited data but after a certain amount of usage there’s a slowdown of traffic speed.
  5. Students can obtain long-term unlimited Israeli SIM plans that are cheaper than local daily plans for tourists.

About Nes Mobile

NES Mobile is a leading cell provider for visitors to Israel. NES Mobile offers unlimited packages for Israeli SIM cards for all phone models, as well as Israeli phone rentals and Mifi pocket hotspot rentals.

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Israel Cell Phone Travel Tips

Israel Cell Phone Travel Tips

Plan ahead, order your Israel phone rental in advance

Plan ahead, order your Israel phone rental in advance

If you’re planning to travel to Israel, you have surely taken care of ordering  airline tickets and accommodations. However, many visitors (if not most), forget to arrange for local phone (and data) rentals. When looking for a company which rents out Israel phones and SIM cards, do your homework.

Here are just a few things to look into:

Plan Ahead – But Better Late than Never…

In all likelihood, your local cell provider charges very high rates for roaming. Roaming charges for calls range from $1.99-$3.59 per minute!!!  Data can cost as much as $20 per MB! It is therefore far cheaper to order an Israeli SIM card or phone before your trip. However, if you did not take care of a phone rental for Israel in advance, it’s not too late – we deliver in the USA or Israel.

Advertised Price Does NOT Always Mean Actual Price…

Some companies do a fine job of hiding certain charges in the fine print and you only find out about them at the end of your trip. Here are some examples of what to watch out for:

How many days are you actually paying for?

NES Mobile only charges for the days you’re actually in Israel, even if you receive the phones and SIM cards several days ahead of your trip to Israel. While there’s a 7 day minimum rental,  You only pay for the days you use it in Israel, not for the days the phone is in transit.

 

Other companies, charge you for the days you keep the phone, even if you’re in the USA! NES Mobile also gives you a grace period of one week to return the phone  after your return to the USA. Also remember, NES Mobile does NOT require you to return the SIM card at the end of the trip. Other companies do (and charge a penalty if you don’t do so).

Insurance & Late FeesNES-Mobile-Why-US

NES Mobile does NOT charge any insurance fees. Furthermore, our loss/stolen fees are the lowest in the industry, even when compared to the deductibles some companies charge AFTER charging you an insurance fee…

Deposits

NES Mobile does NOT charge deposits. Other companies do.

VAT (Value Added Tax- similar to sales tax)

We clearly state that there’s an additional VAT. Keep in mind that all Israeli companies are required to charge VAT, even if it’s not advertised, even if they don’t advertise it ahead of time. Read More…

 

What Israeli Mobile Network are they Using?Network-coverage-Israel

Your Israeli cell service is only as good as the network it’s on. There are several network providers in Israel and, just like in the USA, some networks have better coverage than others. NES Mobile uses Cellcom’s network which has the largest network coverage in Israel, and covers the entire country.

Quality of Devices

NES Mobile’s Mifi devices are top quality with a battery life of 4-5 hours and come with unlimited Internet in Israel. You can also use these MiFi devices while they’re charging. Please note: Some companies use Mifi devices that do NOT work while plugged into the wall (charging), so you must charge them first and only then can they be used. You cannot use them and charge them at the same time.

NES Mobile‘s cell phone rentals are usually basic, good quality models of Nokia and Samsung (such as the Nokia 100). They are all in good condition and are usually no older than 6-12 months.

 

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Passover Sale – Family Special

Pesach - Passover in Israel

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Passover SALE – Order 3 lines – SAVE 20%

Passover SALE: Take an additional 20% off daily rental fee on any combination of 3 lines or more. Local USA Virtual Number, just  $1/day!

No Deposits!   No Insurance!   No Hidden Fees!

No need to return the SIM!   You’re only charged for the days of the rental in Israel, even if you receive the SIMs or Devices several days in advance!
Multiple SIMs or Devices in one shipment are considered one shipment.

Mifi

Limited Time Sales Offer

  • Sale available from April 1- April 30, 2014.
  • Order must be placed at least 7 days prior to start of rental.
  • Limited availability while supplies last.
  • NES Mobile reserves the right to cancel this special sale at any time.
  • See important information on Coupons, Sales & Discounts
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American Phone in Israel

Can I use an American phone in Israel?

Phone in IsraelA question tourists often forget to ask prior to their departure… Planning a vacation to Israel is no easy feat: you have to find the best price for plane tickets at a time you are able to fly, decent but not unreasonably expensive accommodations and book an itinerary full of activities to show your family the beauty and significance of Israel. There’s so much to do that tourists often forget to think about their cell phones. They just assume they can use their US phone in Israel.

The problem with this strategy is that cell phone companies charge roaming fees which can generate a huge bill when you get home. Roaming charges for calls range from $1.99 per minute to $3.59, depending on your service provider. Texts will likely cost you $.50 each and data can cost as much as $20 per MB! These charges will quickly add up to a bill of hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

After all the planning and budgeting for your trip, are you really willing to sabotaged by cell phone usage?

Israel Cell Phone Rental Is a Better Solution

Luckily, there’s a much better method to enjoy the convenience of a cell phone in Israel. NES Mobile offers Unlimited cell phone rental plans for tourists start at $6.50/day for a phone or SIM card rental, and for just $7.95/day you could get unlimited calls to the USA and Israel, Unlimited local texts in Israel, and Unlimited data . Order a phone or SIM as part of your vacation planning and have it delivered to your home or your hotel in Israel. Enjoy guilt-free use of the phone for your entire vacation, knowing that their will be no surprises on your bill. We pride ourselves on having no hidden fees or small print, so there is no doubt what service you are getting and exactly how much it will cost you. 

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Google Nexus Tablet Giveaway

Google Nexus TabletThat’s right, we are giving away 4 Nexus Tablets to the lucky winners who enter our contest.

We are proud of our awesome rates and the fact that there are no hidden fees and we want to spread the word far and wide. All you have to do is help us let people know about our services by liking the NesMobile Facebook page and entering your name and email in our contest app.

Nothing could be simpler. What are you waiting for?

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