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amother




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Post Wed, May 10 2023, 11:38 am
Long story, DD is in Europe and having a hard time staying in touch. I want to send her a kosher phone (school rules) and a sim card she can just put in and use. I imagine I could order a kosher phone from Israel but having a hard time figuring out how to get a sim card. I understand that there is no roaming issues in EU but not sure how that actually plays out, do I need to activate it in a specific country? Use an EU credit card (I have a cousin in UK I guess I could ask if needed)? I'd also love to buy a virtual US number to call her on.

Any help/guidance is appreciated, google has just gotten me more confused. Thank you!
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amother




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Post Wed, May 10 2023, 11:43 am
If she is in the UK, she can call RCUK - rose communications, who are v helpful and knowledgeable. They could advise and even sell her the required SIM.
Personally I don't use RCUK, but I know others have been very happy there
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amother




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Post Wed, May 10 2023, 11:54 am
She is not in UK, in a different part of Europe. Can that still be done? Just buy a UK sim card?
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LovesHashem




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, May 10 2023, 11:57 am
Israeli kosher phones only work with Israeli kosher Sim cards.
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amother




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Post Wed, May 10 2023, 12:02 pm
LovesHashem wrote:
Israeli kosher phones only work with Israeli kosher Sim cards.

I know that some kosher phones are like that, but I thought that others are not.
https://cellularisrael.com/safe10.html
Like that has dual sim, so I imagine it works with other sim cards not just Israeli.

ETA it just has to not have internet, but talk and text are fine.
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LovesHashem




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, May 10 2023, 12:11 pm
amother OP wrote:
I know that some kosher phones are like that, but I thought that others are not.
https://cellularisrael.com/safe10.html
Like that has dual sim, so I imagine it works with other sim cards not just Israeli.

ETA it just has to not have internet, but talk and text are fine.


Kosher phones are a monopoly and in order. To have full control everyone needs to know based on your phone number if you have a kosher phone or not. So you cannot have any other Sim than an official kosher number Sim and you cannot transfer your number from kosher to no kosher etc.

Sounds like you just want a flip phone/dumb phone though. They are wayyyy cheaper than kosher phones since they aren't stamped through the vaad and aren't under the kosher monopoly.

Just buy any dump phone. The Samsung basic model is great.
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amother




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Post Wed, May 10 2023, 12:13 pm
LovesHashem wrote:
Just buy any dump phone. The Samsung basic model is great.

Where can I buy it? And it will work in EU?
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LovesHashem




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, May 10 2023, 12:49 pm
amother OP wrote:
Where can I buy it? And it will work in EU?


Online anywhere. Yeah sure.
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amother




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Post Wed, May 10 2023, 1:11 pm
LovesHashem wrote:
Online anywhere. Yeah sure.

I don't even know what to search for TMI
When I search samsung it only shows me smartphones. Is there a model number or something?
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amother




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Post Sat, May 20 2023, 10:52 pm
Bump for anyone with more info for me.... would love to get one this week!!
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