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Israel is a small country, which has highly developed cellular network. The network covers nearly the entire country except for a few remote desert regions.


[edit] Cellular Operators

[edit] Partner (Formerly Orange)

Orange Israel voice network uses GSM 900/1800 frequency and UMTS technology. Orange Israel 3G data network uses HSPDA technology and covers over 90% of the country. Most GSM 3G devices can be used on the network, among them iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android smartphones, different cellular modems etc.

APN settings

There are two APNs. The first is for 3G, and the second is to enable MMS. Add both of them for both 3G and MMS.

  • Name: Orange 3G
  • APN: uinternet
  • Username: orange (may also be left blank)
  • Password: orange (may also be left blank)
  • MCC: 425
  • MNC: 01
  • APN type: default,supl
  • APN protocol: IPv4

And for MMS:

  • Name: Orange MMS
  • APN:
  • Proxy:
  • Username: orange
  • Password: orange
  • MMSC:
  • MMS port: not set
  • MCC: 425
  • MNC: 01
  • APN type: mms
  • APN protocol: IPv4

[edit] Cellcom

APN Settings

  • APN: internetg
  • username: guest
  • password: guest

for enabling MMS - add these :

[edit] Pelephone

The network started as AMPS/NAMPS in the 800/850 MHz band. In the mid-to-late 1990s it converted to IS-95 CDMA and later added CDMA2000/EV-DO capabilities as well. A UMTS network in the 850/2100 MHz bands was launched in early 2009, and serves the majority of the network's devices.

APN settings

  • APN:
  • Username: pcl@3g
  • Password: pcl

for enabling MMS - add these :

[edit] Golan Telecom

Golan Telecom began operating in 05/2012, using it's own brand-new HSPA network (2100MHz band). it currently has a partial self-provided coverage, in addition to an in-land roaming agreement with Cellcom to provide nationwide coverage.

APN Settings

  • APN:
  • APN type: internet

MMS Settings

On Android, use the settings from MMS Settings and change APN to the APN from the Internet settings ( Change the APN type to "default" or "Internet + MMS" if that option exists.

Internet Tethering Settings APN:

[edit] Hot Mobile

Hot Mobile began service in mid-2012 on the grounds of the MIRS IDEN network. It serves HSPA+ on the 2100 channel, and currently has partial coverage, with a roaming agreement with Pelephone to ensure full coverage for costumers.

APN Settings

  • APN: net.hotm
  • Username: blank
  • Password: blank
  • MCC: 425
  • MNC: 07
  • APN type: default

MMS settings

For automatic installation send the word "apn" to the number 610.

[edit] Free Telecom - x2one

Free Telecom is an Israeli full MVNO licensed to market the x2one services in Israel. Free Telecom has a its own IMSI and a national roaming agreement with Pelephone. Global roaming is provided with multi IMSI solutions.

APN Settings

  • APN:
  • Username: blank
  • Password: blank

[edit] Annatel

Annatel is an Israeli full MVNO in Israel. Annatel has a its own IMSI and a national roaming agreement with Partner. Global roaming is provided with multi IMSI solutions.

APN Settings

  • Name: Annatel
  • APN: annatel
  • Username: blank
  • Password: blank
  • MCC: 425
  • MNC: 26
  • APN type: default

[edit] Prepaid plans

ORANGE Prepaid plan called BigTalk. you can buy the SIM directly from the company for 99 NIS (28$) it includes 15NIS (4$) of talk time. Buy them much cheaper in kiosks or GSMshops, most of which are concentrated in Tel Aviv near the central bus station. Top Ups you can buy online or scratch cards in kiosks.

Lowest topup option is 50 NIS (14$) which includes 43 NIS talktime (locals calls 1.13 NIS/min).

For visitors who want to keep in touch the best option is a bonus top-up for 130 NIS (40$) includes 900 minutes for 30 day period (of which 600 minutes can be used only on same network).

Pay as you Go add-ons.

MSN messenger service 18.90 NIS for 30 days.

UMTS PP 5GB 30 days 99 NIS (28$).

UMTS PP 20GB 30 days 149 NIS (42$).

[edit] VoIP applications

[edit] GPS and other navigation applications

The best GPS application to use in Israel especially for walking is Google Maps. It is free. It works on many phones, routes around traffic jams, shows police, accidents, hidden cameras.

Waze is a great app for driving. As it documents the driving experience of people using the popular app, it seems to have a quick response to traffic changes and updates routes accordingly. It is also free.

Moovit is the app to go for public transportation. It has access to "real-time" bus, train, and tram schedules. It displays a number of commuting options to your destination, including walking and taking a cab, and guides you throughout your trip. It is free as well.

[edit] Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

[edit] Social Networking applications

[edit] Special Travel applications

[edit] Wi Fi Networks

[edit] References

[edit] APN settings AT&T

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