Holiday time is upon us and I've been asked for the best and lowest cost way to get mobile phone access and international calls whilst you're travelling around Europe and the UK. So far, the simplest, cheapest and most flexible deal I've found is with the company "Three".
They offer a SIM FREE deal with a free Sim card and pay-as-you-go deal where you can load the sim with ten pounds of credit, for calls or internet, and the balance remains valid as long as you use it every 6 months. Details here.
No paying out hundreds of shekels which you lose after a month, like some local deals.
Incidentally, they allow calls all over Europe, and Israel, at the same rate, so it's a good deal for visitors from abroad too. Don't forget that although the new sim will have a different number from your usual Israeli mobile number, your WhatsApp connection remains the same so that anyone can call you on WhatsApp as normal, and you can call them too. It's via the internet so no heavy international charges too !