Connecting While Abroad
When considering how to keep in touch abroad, know that there are several options for your teen’s phone. To ease the process for you, we offer SIM cards and plans through our partner, 019 Mobile. Alternatively, you can contact your local provider to consider additional options. Below you will find information on the plans you can purchase through 019 Mobile. Always consult your local cell carrier regarding usage, compatibility, and eligibility. To use a SIM card abroad, your teen’s phone must be unlocked. Contact your provider for more information. A blank SIM card will be included in all welcome packets sent out prior to your program’s departure.
Rent a SIM card | 019 Mobile
019 Mobile is an Israel based company that can provide SIM cards and rental service packages while travelling in Israel, Europe, and around the world.
- March of the Living: Click here for SIM plans while traveling on March of the Living.
- Israel Only Plans: 019 has been given our dates of travel. Simply select your departure date from the drop down menu and order the appropriate plan for your needs. Click here to order. If you are connecting to Israel, then you should order your plan from the below link. Select a SIM plan based on the first leg of your experience (e.g. Italy Discovery #1 + Israel Journey #4 should order from the Italy Discovery #1 link found in the below bullet point).
- Europe Only & Europe + Israel Connection Plans: Whether ordering a SIM card for Europe only, or if continuing to Israel, click here. If you are continuing to Israel, select your first destination and then choose one of the Israel Connection Plans (described below). You will notice that the plan is only available for 14 days. To cover a longer experience, you will be able to select a “renewal” option. 1 renewal will extend your plan by another 14-day period. NOTE: Do not select the “virtual number” option. This only works in Israel.
- Outside Europe or Israel: Click here to order SIM plans for Trek Costa Rica, Ambassadors to Argentina, Stand UP South Africa, or Stand UP Thailand.You will notice that the plan is only available for 14 days. To cover a longer experience, you will be able to select a “renewal” option. 1 renewal will extend your plan by another 14-day period. NOTE: Do not select the “virtual number” option. This only works in Israel.
Description of Plans:
Israel Plan #1 – $30: 30 Days Unlimited calls and SMS within Israel, 100 minutes to cellphones and landlines to the USA and Canada and 20 GB Data
Israel Plan #2 – $40: 30 Days Unlimited calls and SMS within Israel, Unlimited calls to cellphones and landlines in the US and Canada. Unlimited calls to landlines in 40 countries and 20GB Data
Europe Only Plan – $55: 14 Days, 4GB in Bulgaria, Poland, Czech, Hungary, Scotland, England, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, or Slovenia
Israel Connection Plan #1 – $70: Europe Only Plan + Israel Plan #1
Israel Connection Plan #2 – $80: Europe Only Plan + Israel Plan #2
Outside Israel or Europe – $55: 14 Days, 4GB Data in Costa Rica, South Africa, Thailand or 2GB Data in Argentina
Activating Your SIM Card
After selecting your plan, an invoice will be sent to you with instructions to activate your card. Follow that link to complete the setup. To do this, you will need the ID number of your SIM device. This can be found under the bar code on your SIM card which was sent in your welcome packet. The number begins: 899721912000… and is followed by a unique ID for each device.
Note: Renting a SIM is an option that is only available if your device is unlocked. Contact your provider to verify whether this is an option for you. If your phone is locked, 019 Mobile does offer smartphone rental for $3/day.