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Phone calls to US - need advice

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Phone calls to US - need advice

Verizon does not have an Israel plan so I'm looking for advice re: best way to get a phone for my child to use on a trip to Israel in order to

a) call US cell phones AND

b) call Israeli friends within Israel

Options I'd like to explore:

a) rent in Israel

b) rent ahead of time and have phone delivered to US before he leaves

Also would like comments/opinions on the different companies out there - if anyone has an experience to share.

Thank you!

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1. Re: Phone calls to US - need advice

Rent ahead for delivery -- I use Amigo (www.amigo-us.com). I've had good experience and reasonable rates. I believe another company (talknsave?) is recommended on this forum, too, but others will add their advice.

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2. Re: Phone calls to US - need advice

REnt in advance. The two best companies ( google for websites) are talknsave and amigo. If you are flying El Al ( and possibly other carriers) they have deals. These companies will send you the phone in the US.

BTW Verizon DOES have an Israel plan but it is very expensive and you would be foolish to use it. ( every time I turn on my Verizon phone in Israel to access a phone number I get a SMS telling me to contact them for rate information and use them while in Israel)

Edited: 20 March 2013, 16:19
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3. Re: Phone calls to US - need advice

Another recommendation for AMIGO.....works well....rates are reasonable.


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