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ROAMING TO ISRAEL FOR USA

ROAMING TO ISRAEL for USA

ROAMING TO ISRAEL FROM VERIZON WIRELESS, AT&T MOBILITY, T-MOBILE | ROAMING PLANS | MONTHLY INTERNATIONAL PLANS | DATA ROAMING | ROAMING BUNDLES | RATES WITHOUT ROAMING PLAN | PAY-AS-YOU GO ROAMING RATES TO ISRAEL | PER-MINUTE RATES | PER-MESSAGE RATES | DATA RATES | HIGH-SPEED DATA PRICES PER GB

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ROAMING TO ISRAEL for USA

Here is discomfort in switching your domestic sim card when traveling abroad. You want to do your best to keep your sim card in, with all stored numbers, familiar layouts and shortcuts. Not to mention you will not miss any calls when your card is in. And you won’t have to store or memorize new numbers for keeping in touch with new mobile operator in case you have tech issues or questions or need to activate a command.

If you are traveling from United States check out the below comparison of roaming plans from US mobile operators, for best option to keeping your sim in while picking an optimal roaming plan. Below rates are valid in a number of countries including Israel.

USA ROAMING TO ISRAEL INTERNATIONAL PLANS

USA has 3 national mobile networks: 

 * Verizon Wireless

* AT&T Mobility

* T-Mobile US (including historic fourth provider Sprint since 2020)

VERIZON WIRELESS ROAMING TO ISRAEL


Verizon’s international plans are

  • TravelPass Plan
  • Monthly International Plan
  • $20 International Monthly Plan
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TravelPass Plan: Verizon charges $10/day for roaming in Israel in scope of the plan. With TravelPass, you call within the country you’re visiting and you can call back to the US. TravelPass includes unlimited calls, unlimited texts & domestic data allowance, although with reduced speed after 0.5GB of daily session. However users can buy additional high speed for the remainder of their session.

Before traveling internationally, device’s roaming should be turned on so device can connect to cellular networks in destination country.

Users are charged for the days that they use their device in a TravelPass country. Beware that if you did not make a call or send a text that day doesn’t mean roaming charges don’t apply for the day. A background data like an app content refreshing can start the daily 24-hour roaming session. Session can also be started by syncing (for example emails) or device and app software updates.

Monthly International Plan: Gives you a $ 100 monthly allowance of talk, text and data for international use.

$20 International Monthly Plan: This travel plan gives you 50MB of data during travel on an airplane or a ship, basically covering users until they get to the travel destination.

RATES WITHOUT ROAMING PLAN

And if no plan is selected or an existing plan expires, Verizon charges pay per minute, per text and per MB of data used (called Pay as You Go) when abroad. Landline and mobile made and received calls will cost $2.99/minute, sending text $0.5 and receiving text $0.05.

**4G or 5G World device is required. Must be on a qualifying plan.

AT&T ROAMING TO ISRAEL


AT&T has 2 main international travel plans for traveling outside of North and South America:

  • AT&T International Day Pass®
  • AT&T International Calling™ 
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AT&T International Day Pass®: International Day Pass allows to use AT&T’s unlimited plan or Mobile Share plan while traveling abroad. Users get unlimited minutes to make calls abroad as well as back to USA. Plan includes unlimited texts and use of the high-speed data. Plan charges $10/day and stays active within 24-hour period after which another $10 charge applies. Users can also add an additional line for each mobile account for $5/day.

AT&T International Calling™: International Calling Plan is for calling abroad from USA. Plan is applied to a phone number for $15/month and provides unlimited call minutes from USA.

RATES WITHOUT ROAMING PLAN

Without a roaming plan or international calling plan (or when they are expired) AT&T charges pay-per-use rates as below:             

Talk

Calling rates by region and available countries listed below.

Per-minute rates

Canada and Mexico: $1.00
Europe: $2.00
Rest of the world: $3.00
Cruise Ships/Airlines: $3.00

Text

Texting is available in all countries listed below.

Per-message rates

Text messages: $0.50
Picture and video messages: $1.30

Standard domestic messaging rates apply to text, picture, and video messages received.

Data

Data usage is calculated in full
kilobyte increments and
rounded up to the next full
kilobyte increment.

Data rates

On land & cruise ships:
$2.05/MB ($0.002/KB)
Airlines: $10.24/MB
($0.01/KB)

T-MOBILE ROAMING TO ISRAEL


T-Mobile standard plans provide unlimited 2G data, unlimited texting and calling at $0.25 per minute in 210+ countries and destinations (including Israel). If you have one of these plans your card is ready for roaming at $0.25 per minute rate within any of these plans:

  • 30$ (Essentials) and $0.25/minute voice calls
  • 40$ (Magenta) and $0.25/minute voice calls
  • 47$ (Magenta Max) and $0.25/minute voice calls

To these plans customer can add International Pass, receive high-speed data and get unlimited voice calling:

  • International Pass
  • 5GB International Pass
  • 15GB International Pass

International Pass: 512MB of high-speed data at up to LTE speeds and unlimited calling, to be used up to 24 hours, for $5/day. 

5GB International Pass: 5GB of high-speed data at up to LTE speeds and unlimited calling, to be used up to 10 days, for $35. 

15GB International Pass: 15GB of high-speed data at up to LTE speeds and unlimited calling, to be used up to 30 days, for $50.


RATES WITHOUT ROAMING PLAN

 If subscibers don’t have a specific roaming package or pass charging rate of $0.25/minute voice calls will apply, $0.5 for texting and $15/MB in case of traveling to Israel.

Price comparison between American mobile operators

US Mobile OperatorRoaming Israel Price What is Included Cost Without Roaming Plan 
   VOICESMSDATA
Verizon10$/per day (Israel) 100$ (International Monthly Pass)Unlimited calls
Unlimited texts
Your domestic data allowance*
*Data speeds are reduced after the first 0.5GB of daily session. You can purchase additional high speed for the remainder of your session.
$1.79-$2.99  $0.5 sent
$0.05 received
$2.05/MB 
AT&T10$/day (International Pass) 15$ (International Calling Plan)Unlimited calls
Unlimited texts
Your domestic data allowance*
$3 $0.5 sent
$0.05 received
$1.30 picture & video message
$2.05/MB 
T-Mobile30$ (Essentials)40$ (Magenta) 47$ (Magenta Max) And $0.25/minute voice callsAdding T-Mobile One™ Plus or Magenta® MAX, and get up to 256kbps speed abroad for $15/month$0.25 $0.5 sent
Receiving SMS charge deducted from domestic texting plan’s allotment.
$15/MB

Operators keep their roaming packages competitive. But roaming after all is roaming and it is an expensive connection with many international technical charges and agreements. Not to mention roaming fees are one of the biggest income source for any Mobile Network Operator.

Keeping the domestic sim during travel of course has its advantages in form of continence and familiarity of phone usage habits. But cost-wise it is optimal getting a local sim and saving over 70% of roaming expenses. Especially in the modern accelerating world where 90% of mobile usage comes from data. Especially considering that data availability is critical during travel. It is safe to keep at least a GB of data in the pocket for messaging, maps, video conferencing, guiding applications and navigation in a foreign country.