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Monday, October 11, 2010

Some deals that seem too good to be true... aren't

One of the advertisers over there in my sidebar called Jerusalem 1st Class Phones (JFC Phones)recently started running an ad for a 'free phone', which, to my ears, sounded a little too good to be true.

So I got in touch with the ad coordinator, and it turns out it's actually on the up-and-up. Given that I thought it might be too good to be true... it stands to reason that others might feel the same way.
So let me put your minds at ease.

Here's how it works: If you plan on flying to Israel over the next month or so, and you would like the convenience of having an Israeli cell phone when you land (it is yours to keep... not a loaner!), then
listen up:

1) The phone is free if you fly El Al from the US.

2) El Al Business and 1st Class get 1 phone per seat. Economy passengers get 1 phone per 2 seats purchased.

3) A second phone can be bought from El Al for $50 via your travel agent while the deal is being offered.

4) If you aren't flying El Al, a phone can be still bought directly from the company for $100, less a $25 discount (coupon on the landing page when you click on the ad) which ends up as $75 (for those of you who can't do higher math).

5) The phones come with 60 minutes of talk time. After that you can buy minutes at the prevailing rates.

6) The rates themselves are relatively cheap for a prepaid phone.

7) Offer ends sometime before the end of November, or whenever supplies run out. Of course, El Al may decide to extend it depending on the response. But do you really want to be the 'freyer' (sucker) who missed out because you waited too long?

What are you waiting for?

Posted by David Bogner on October 11, 2010 | Permalink

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My parents used to rent from a different company every time they came in and this Sukkot actually bought 2 phones from JFC and their bill was a fraction of what they normally spend.

Posted by: Max Power | Oct 11, 2010 6:57:42 PM

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