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21. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I use a OneSimCard enabled phone in Japan, South Korea and Myanmar?

      All OneSimCard international SIM cards work in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Singapore and other couuntries where 2G networks no longer available. These countries use 3G/WCDMA networks, so only phones with the specific 3G/WCDMA/HSDPA/UMTS 2100 frequency will work in these countries. Most modern smart phones have this option today including all iPhones. You should check your phone specification to make sure your phone has this 3G band,

      OneSimCard offers cell phones with the necessary 3G band for Japan and South Korea that also work in every other country where we provide service:

22. OneSimCard Rentals
    • How does the global cell phone rental program work?

      It's actually quite simple to rent a OneSimCard international cell phone phone bundle to use during your travels. Just tell us the date you need the phone and we'll ship a complete package directly to your door. Your package will include a mobile phone programmed with an international phone number, extra battery, charger, international travel plug adapter, holster, OneSimCard User Guide, $5 worth of initial airtime, and a US Mail return envelope. When you return from your trip, simply return the package in the envelope provided - just add postage.

      Update: As of March 5, 2018, all rentals come with a prepaid USPS Priority Mail return label. Simply attach it to the provided return envelope with your rentals inside and drop it off at the nearest post office. It’s that easy!

      When you tell us the country of your travel, we will select the SIM card type for you that offers the lowest calling rates in this country.

23. Troubleshooting Questions
    • Does iPhone Hotspot work with OneSimCard?

      Yes. All unlocked iPhones' Hotspot feature works with OneSimCard SIM.

       
      There are a few settings to make sure for this to function properly on your iPhone:
      1. Settings - Cellular - Cellular Data - ON
      2. Settings - Cellular - Data Roaming - ON
      3. Settings - Cellular - Cellular Data Network - Cellular Data - APN = APN will be set automatically
      4. Settings - Wi-Fi - ON
      5. Settings - Personal Hotspot - ON. 
      After turning the Hotspot on, you should stay on the Personal Hotspot screen of your iPhone for SSID of your phone to show up on other Wi-Fi devices, so you can get connected. After you connected to the Hotspot, you can leave the screen. Alternatively, you can always use Bluetooth or USB connection to provide the internet access from your OneSimCard iPhone Hotspot to your other devices.
24. Rates and Cost Questions
    • What is the cost to make calls from a OneSimCard phone to another OneSimCard phone?

      It depends on the country you're in when making the call. In many countries there is a special low rate of just $0.25/min to call another OneSimCard phone (only when dialing the other OneSimCard user's primary mobile number, not a Personal Extra Number). In other countries your cost will be our standard low outgoing call rate from that country.

      Example 1: two OneSimCard users are in Italy and one calls the other, the cost will be $0.25/min for the caller and free for the receiver.


      Visit our Rates & Coverage page and choose any country to view its current rates. Use the dropdown menus to see rates for calling to/from other countries.

      PLEASE NOTE: If you activate a discount call plan, the special rate to make OneSimCard-to-OneSimCard calls will not be available. You will be charged for those calls according to the discount call plan rate.

25. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I have a OneSimCard SIM and my phone will not register on a roaming network, what's wrong?

      Sometimes when moving from the USA, Canada or Mexico to another country, the SIM card will need to be reset to properly register on a new country roaming network.

      • If you have the OneSimCard Menu on your phone (it may be called Sim Application Menu on iPhones or SIM Toolkit on Androids), go to the menu, scroll down to Settings and enter Service Code 2003 and confirm, then Code 000 and confirm. For older SIM cards after this enter Service Code 1101 and confirm. Turn the phone off and then back on. 

      • If you do not have access to the OneSimCard Menu then turn off your phone, remove the battery for 20 seconds, reinstall the battery and then turn back on your phone.
26. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I can't send SMS from my iPhone

      There is a known bug with iPhone phone book. If you are trying to text to a contact that is entered in the phone book, and the contact is not entered in proper international number format, the SMS will not go through even if you just enter the number in the SMS menu directly and properly. 
      Please edit the record in the phone book to be +CountryCode_Number. It needs to have the + character in front, which is an equivalent of 00.

      You will also need to delete all recent attempts to send SMS to this number from the Messaging menu. It should be no conversation or attempts to send SMS left in the phone to this number.


      We understand that this is very frustrating, but do not know why Apple will not fix it. This problem affects only Apple phones.

      Example: for US Number 1-617-600-8250 you should have entered in the address book: +16176008250
      Delete existing text conversation after fixing the phone book record. 
      You can always test your SMS by sending SMS to OneSimCard Support number +16176008250 from your OneSimCard phone. This will create an automated ticket in the system and you will know if the message was delivered or not. You will be charged regular SMS rate for this message.
27. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I just arrived in a foreign country and my phone is not working, what should I do?

      If you left your phone on during your flight or cruise then you should fully power down and restart your phone. Once your phone powers back on it should automatically select an available roaming network.

      If your phone is not a quad-band phone, please make sure that the bands of your phone are those required in the country of your travel. You can look it up here.
      In some countries like in USA turning off 3G mode of the phone will make it quicker for the phone to register on the network.
28. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I have an iPhone and am receiving charges for SMS sent to a UK mobile number 447786205094. Why?

      This is a known issue with Apple's Facetime and iMessage applications on Apple iPhone  devices. We recommend disabling Facetime and iMessage so it will not be able to automatically send SMS to this 447786205094 number. Any SMS sent to this number automatically by your phone can not be refunded by OneSimCard. Additional questions regarding iPhone applications and how they communicate should be directed to Apple Support.
      You can learn more on the Apple Support web site:
      https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5968824
29. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Will a OneSimCard international SIM card work with my mobile phone?

      OneSimCard will work with almost any unlocked GSM tri-band or quad-band cell phone. A partial list of compatible cell phones that we have tested can be viewed here.

      If you need to unlock the phone, we suggest contacting your carrier or phone manufacturer for unlocking information or services.

      If your phone is not a quad-band phone, please make sure that the bands of your phone are those required in the country of your travel. You can look it up here.

      If you are still unsure whether your cell phone is compatible, contact support or purchase an international cell phone and SIM card bundle from us, which all come preloaded with our international SIM card, $10 balance and All in One International Travel Adapter Plug.

30. How To Use Questions
    • Can I use a OneSimCard phone to send an SMS message?

      Of course you can! Simply send and receive SMS texts according to your phone's user manual or from the OneSimCard Menu. Receiving SMS is always free. Sending an SMS (text message) is $0.15 - $1.50 depending on the country.

      SMS messages sent to a OneSimCard phone should always be sent to the main OneSimCard mobile number rather than to an optional Extra Number, with the exception of new SMS enabled numbers in USA, Canada and UK Mobile available since Jun 3rd, 2014. When replying from OneSimCard phone to the SMS received on USA or Canada SMS capable PEN using Europe & More sim or the Expedition SIM, the main number of the SIM that starts with 372 will be displayed on the text receiver phone. With the Universal SIM, you can select what caller ID will be shown on the SMS receiving party phone.

      You can also send SMS messages from OneSim VOIP app at much lower rates.


      You can also send a free SMS message to any OneSimCard customer from our web site or by sending email to 372XXXXXXXX@sms.onesimcard.com, where 372XXXXXXXX is the OneSimCard primary mobile phone number. The maximum number of daily SMS sent to the SIM over email or web is 25.

      Please bear in mind that message should be sent in English characters. In addition, it should not be longer than 160 characters including spaces.


      These 2 options of sending SMS by email provide completely free way of communicating, as it is usually free for you to send the email and costs nothing for the OneSimCard customer to receive a text message.

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