1. jric92's Avatar
    So *crosses fingers* I will be going to Israel in January for Birthright, but I'm unsure if my Blackberry will work. I have a Tour, so I think it would being a World phone but I'm unsure. Can anyone tell me definitively? Thanks
    10-07-09 04:59 PM
  2. lastraid's Avatar
    Yes it will. Isreal has CDMA technology so it will work. Even it was GSM, it would work
    10-07-09 05:11 PM
  3. leskchan's Avatar
    The question is how much does it cost to use the Tour overseas.
    10-07-09 05:16 PM
  4. lastraid's Avatar
    For VZW you can go to INTERNATIONAL and get rates for SMS, Voice and Data
    10-07-09 05:18 PM
  5. leskchan's Avatar
    Also considering buying a local Israel sim card for your Tour. It really depends on what you are trying to do, call home, call local Israel number etc. Data service will be almost zero per Verizon website.

    Israel SIM Card
    10-07-09 05:34 PM
  6. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Also considering buying a local Israel sim card for your Tour. It really depends on what you are trying to do, call home, call local Israel number etc. Data service will be almost zero per Verizon website.

    Israel SIM Card
    This is a great idea - and possibly cheaper. Just make sure you call VZW to have the GSM side of your Tour unlocked first.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-07-09 06:25 PM
  7. mrberger202's Avatar
    I was in Israel this past January (also on Birthright), and they have excellent CDMA coverage there. I was there with my Curve, anytime I checked it, always had full service. I didn't really use it though, got a rental phone through my trip organizer (which was a CDMA phone, coverage and call quality were great). Rates were much much cheaper than VZW's roaming rates. I would advise you too look into it to save some $$
    10-08-09 12:03 AM
  8. i7guy's Avatar
    And get a virtual US number.

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    10-08-09 01:00 AM
  9. Riton's Avatar
    1. mazel tov
    2. what has been said before is true, consider getting a sim card but it will work regardless.
    3. enjoy your time in eretz yisrael.
    10-19-09 02:37 PM
  10. dbertman's Avatar
    As previously established the phone will work, but it's really expensive... After you get off the airplane and go through the endless security, there are kiosks where you can procure sim cards and prepaid phones. To call the States I would suggest an old fashioned phonecard.

    Have fun, Israel is an amazing place... For me, it always feels like home.
    10-20-09 11:11 PM
  11. estroh's Avatar
    Does the Tour roam in Israel for internet and Blackberry with a regular Cellcom Talkman Sim card? Or would I need a special card?

    I am going in January for break and want to plan ahead. I have a 2 year old prepaid cellcom Talkman chip.
    Last edited by estroh; 01-13-10 at 07:44 AM.
    12-01-09 07:55 PM
  12. MrShawn's Avatar
    ugh, I have so many things I want to say to you, but I will hold my tongue and simply say, yes it will work
    12-02-09 02:00 AM
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