Cell Phones & Staying in Touch
Having a phone in Israel is mandatory for safety precautions. You can bring your own phone or rent a phone with a calling plan. See below for some low-cost options.
Talk'n'Save Cell Phone Rental Rates
- All incoming calls are FREE
- Free delivery option in Israel (received at the hotel on first night of the trip)
- Plan Options Include Pay-Per-Minute and Unlimited Plans
Renting a cell phone is the easiest way to keep in touch with your friends and family while you are in Israel. We have negotiated a discount with a local Israeli cell phone provider named Talk'n'Save.
To order a cell phone rental or to check their discounted rates through Talk'n'Save, please follow this link: Talk'n'save (you'll need to select your trip number).
Calling Home and Calling Israel
If you plan on calling home during the trip, you can rent a cell phone (see above), For parents and friends who wish to contact a participant in Israel during the trip, keep in mind that Israel is seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Since our groups usually return to the hotels around 8:00pm each evening, the best time to call a hotel is between 1pm-5pm EST. NOTE: We will be releasing confirmed hotel names and phone numbers 2 weeks before the trip departure date.
You can purchase a calling card when you land at the airport, or you can order a calling card before the trip through any number of providers. Parents and friends who wish to call a participant in Israel may also want to purchase a calling card. There are many available choices in the market.
Staff Phone Numbers
Additionally, as your trip approaches, we will provide you with the cell phone and office phone numbers of key staff in Israel. Calls to the cell phones will be answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but please ask your parents, family, and friends to use these numbers ONLY for emergency matters requiring immediate attention. Any less urgent matters should be handled using the office numbers, the hotel numbers, or by having you call home.