Free international numbers for your Israeli cell phone at Golan Telecom
Want an easy way for people abroad to reach you? Golan Telecom offers local numbers abroad that are forwarded to your Israeli cell phone.
“My International Number”
In an announcement on their website, Golan is offering customers of its Unlimited (99 NIS / month) and Birthday (50 NIS / month) plans a new, free benefit called “My International Number”:
- Local numbers are currently available in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Austria, and Sweden. More locations are promised in the future.
- Each customer may pick two virtual numbers that will link to their Israeli mobile number (e.g., USA and UK).
After you’ve selected your international numbers, calls to those international numbers will be forwarded to your Israeli cell phone with no additional charges to you or the people calling you.
If you’re a Golan customer with the Unlimited or Birthday plans, log in to My Account to pick your numbers.
Please share your experiences with this new service in the comments. Happy calling!
25 thoughts on “Free international numbers for your Israeli cell phone at Golan Telecom”
Just seamlessly switched from Celcom to Golan. So far so good. Very easy. Just set up the international calling – hope it will work.
Good luck, Gabriel!
Is there any way to have my international number come up on outgoing calls?
YS, I don’t believe there is, unfortunately.
What kind of call quality are you experience on calls to/from the US to your Golan cellphone
I am not a Golan customer. Depending on who I ask, I hear that the quality is either good or okay.
So far so good with my move to Golan Telecom.I have 3 free months.Let’s see what happens when I move over.I will be abroad so will not be able to take advantage of this free number for international calls till I return.But signing up was dead easy.
Thanks for sharing your experience, Ruthi. Hard to beat 3 months free. Hope it works out for you in the long run.
Thank you for posting this. After all of these years with Pelephone, I switched to Golan. Pelephone came back and offered me a 50 shekel plan! But I stuck with Golan.
Note that you can’t pick an area code. When I tried changing a few times, they told me I ran out fo chances and could not pick a foreign number until next year(!).
But please note this: If you pick the 50-shekel plan, you pay to call the states – at a cost of 0.009 shekel/minute. If I understand correctly 1000 minutes is 9 shekels!
Nope, looks like it’s 100 minutes for 9 shekels.
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Thank you so much for posting this. I just signed up and plan to cancel my Bezeqcom US line ($10/month) tomorrow.
Thanks for the kind feedback, Julie. I hope it works out well for you.
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is this available to people on the 10 shekel plan also?
According to the rules, it is not.
Where can you access this? I can’t seem to find it
Emma, fellow commenter Shauli posted directions. Good luck.
Awesome! Registration took three seconds. Waiting for someone in the States to give me a call with my new number.
Very glad to hear it, Liz! Hope it works well.
just signed up for my free American phone number through Golan so my peeps in the US can call my IL mobile locally: http://t.co/Jofg9eu7Jq
I managed to do this from my s2 galaxy smartphone.
But when I tried to do so for my wife’s phone, the Submit button was disabled.
I’ll try again
Good to hear, Gidon. Hope the numbers work well for both of you!
Thanks for this! I just signed up, it was a bit difficult to activate, so here are the steps.
To sign up, log into your account click “my account” and then “my lines” -then “setting and changes” select the line(s) you want to use, scroll all the way to bottom where it says my international number – accept the terms and then you can choose what countries you want to get a number from.
Also, you can’t choose an area code, they just randomly select one for you.
Shauli, thanks for sharing the in-depth explanation!