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ROAMING TO ISRAEL FOR CANADA

ROAMING TO ISRAEL FROM ROGERS WIRELESS, BELL MOBILITY, TELUS MOBILITY | ROAMING PLANS | MONTHLY INTERNATIONAL PLANS | DATA ROAMING FOR ISRAEL | ROAMING BUNDLES | RATES WITHOUT ROAMING PLAN | PAY-AS-YOU-GO ROAMING OPTIONS | PER-MINUTE RATES | PER-MESSAGE RATES | DATA RATES | ROAM LIKE HOME | BETTER ROAM | EASY ROAM

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ROAMING TO ISRAEL for Canada

Keeping your local sim has its advantages. Comfort-wise. There IS a discomfort in switching domestic sim and resetting your speed dials, sim saved contacts and data settings. You want to do your best to keep your usual card, the familiar layouts and shortcuts. Not to mention this way you will not miss any calls. And having your old card you won’t have to store or memorize new contact numbers to keep in touch with the new mobile operator in case of tech issues or questions.

Canada sim in Israel

If you are traveling from the Canada compare below the roaming plans from Canada’s operators not to return home to massive roaming billsreturn home to massive roaming bills.

Below roaming rates are valid in a number of countries including Israel.

CANADA ROAMING TO ISRAEL INTERNATIONAL PLANS

Canada has 3 national mobile networks (not counting many MVNO’s hosted by national operators) which provide international roaming: 

  • Rogers Wireless 
  • Bell Mobility 
  • Telus Mobility 

Aside from national mobile network operators there are networks’ resellers, subsidiaries and MVNOs like Fido, Virgin Mobile, Koodo, Chatr, Lucky Mobile, 7-Eleven Speak Out / Petro-Canada, and PhoneBox. Not counting regional providers like SaskTel and Bell MTS Wireless (Formerly MTS Mobility), that are present only in a single Canadian province. A list of all providers in Canada can be found here. Here we’ll concentrate on roaming options from the big three.

ROGERS WIRELESS ROAMING TO ISRAEL


Rogers Wireless Inc. is a Canadian wireless telephone company headquartered in Toronto, founded in 1983. Rogers Wireless has remained Canada’s leading wireless provider throughout its history. 

Roger Wireless offers an international roaming plan for its subcribers called

Roam Like Home

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Roam Like Home: Roam Like Home allows customers to use their phone in over 185 international destinations, including Israel, by keeping their domestic plan with all its inclusions for $14/day fee. With Roam like home customers can use their plan’s minutes, text & data for maximum 15 days or $210 per billing cycle.

ROAMING PLAN

RATES WITHOUT ROAMING PLAN

Pay-Per-Use roaming rates automatically apply if customers roam in destinations not covered by Roam Like Home or if user opted out of Roam Like Home previously. Customers will be charged for texts, calls and data usage based on the applicable Pay-Per-Use rates in that destination. Pay Per Use rates at Rogers Wireless:

Call: $3.00/min
Postpaid PlansText: $0.75/text
Data: $9.99/10MB
Call: $3.50/min
Prepaid PlansText: $0.75/text
Data: Unavailable

BELL MOBILITY ROAMING TO ISRAEL


 Bell Mobility logo

Bell is Canada’s largest telecommunications company, providing Mobile phone, TV, high speed and wireless Internet, and residential Home phone services. Bell offers roaming plans for the U.S and in over 200 international destinations, providing data, plus unlimited talk and text in.

  • Roam Better™  – with home data 
  • Roam Better™ –  with 100 MB

Roam Better™ – with home data: Selecting Roam Better – with home data* allows to use the data from your account when travelling for $14.00/day.

Roam Better™ – with home data includes:

  • Unlimited outgoing calling within your roaming destination and back to Canada
  • Unlimited incoming calls
  • Unlimited outgoing and incoming text messages

Roam Better™ with 100 MB:  Roam Better – with 100 MB to get 100 MB/day of data that doesn’t come out of the data from your current plan for $14.00/day.Roam Better™ with 100 MB includes:

Roam Better™ with 100 MB includes:

  • Unlimited outgoing calling within your local country and back to Canada
  • Unlimited incoming calls
  • Unlimited outgoing text messages within your local country and back to Canada
  • Unlimited incoming text messages
  • 100 MB of dedicated data a day that doesn’t come out of your home data bucket

If you go over your 100MB of data, you’re charged the daily fee again (either $5 or $10), and given another 100MB.

 ROAMING PLAN

RATES WITHOUT ROAMING PLAN

Bell’s pay per use international roaming rates, including rates for Israel are

Data: $8/MB
Voice: $2.00 / minutes
Text: $0.75 / text

TELUS MOBILITY ROAMING TO ISRAEL

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Telus Mobility is a Canadian wireless network operator and a division of Telus Communications which sells wireless services in Canada on its numerous networks. Telus Mobility is the second-largest wireless carrier in Canada, with 10.6 million subscribers as of 2020.

Telus offers an international plan to its network users – Telus Easy Roam®. Easy Roam gives you access to your monthly plan in the US and over 190 international destinations, so you can stay connected whenever you travel.

Easy Roam®

Easy Roam®: Easy Roam gives you access to data from your monthly plan, plus unlimited talk and text for $9/day in the US and $13/day in over 190 international destinations. You only pay for the days you choose to use your phone.

Easy Roam® includes:

  • All data usage from your monthly rate plan, including shared data.
  • All calls to phone numbers in Canada and within the country you are calling from.
  • All incoming and outgoing texts to any phone number in the world.
  • Incoming texts will not activate Easy Roam, so you can receive texts without being charged the Easy Roam fee.
 ROAMING PLAN

RATES WITHOUT ROAMING PLAN

Telus offers pay-per-use rates for Israel for those only making a few calls or texts while away. 

Data: $10/MB
Voice: $3.50 / minutes
Text: $0.75 / text

PRICE COMPARISON BETWEEN CANADIAN MOBILE OPERATORS

Canadian Mobile OperatorRoaming Israel Price What is IncludedCost Without Roaming Plan
   
VOICE

SMS

DATA
Rogers Wireless14$/per day (Israel) Allowance of their plans minutes, text & data for maximum 15 days$3.00/$3.50
Postpaid/prepaid  
$0.75  $9.99/10MB 
*Unavailable for postpaid
Bell Mobility14$/per day (Israel) Unlimited calls.
Unlimited texts.
Domestic data allowance.
$2.00$0.75  $8/MB 
Telus13$/per day (Israel) Allowance of their plans minutes, text & data for maximum 15 days$3.50 $0.75  $10/MB 

Keeping the domestic sim during travel of course has its advantages from the view point of familiarity and usage habits but roaming after all is roaming and it is an expensive connection type with many interconnection charges among operators. And in the end roaming is the biggest income source for any mobile network operator.

Here are a few hints to minimize your roaming charges:

  • Keep SMS under 160 characters where possible. Every 160 characters count as a text. So, if you send a text longer than this, you will get charged for multiple text messages.
  • Turn off “Wi-Fi Assist” (for iphone users). iPhones have a feature which may use your data even when you’re connected to Wi-Fi. Turn it off.
  • Use wifi points where possible to save your MBs for when you walking around

To pick an operator for roaming consider your roaming needs. Will you predominantly make calls or local calls? International calls and texting? Or uploading and downloading? Pick the operator with the lowest rates for your preferred service.

Or pick a Pay As You Go roaming from the current provider, to use for a day or two until you get settled and get a sim from a local sim shop. Or order a local sim card delivered for free to you while you are still at home and have an English speaking customer service by your side 24/7 while you are traveling.

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