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121. Troubleshooting Questions
    • When I send an SMS text message I am sometimes charged for multiple outgoing text messages, what's wrong?

      This means that your SMS text message has been split up into multiple messages because it contains too many characters.

      Each standard GSM format SMS text message can be a maximum of 160 characters. If you send a text in a foreign language or that contains any unsupported characters, the text will be sent in Unicode format with a maximum character length of 70. If your text exceeds these character limits then it will automatically be split up and sent as multiple messages and your account will be charged accordingly for each outgoing SMS text message.
122. Ordering Questions
    • What is 1SIM FUND?

      The OneSimCard Money Fund allows you to pay for OneSimCard services by means other than credit cards and also by Visa and Master Cards enrolled in the credit card security programs:

      Once you deposit money into your OneSimCard Money Fund through one of above methods, you can use this fund to recharge your SIM(s), order a second number, or make any other payment for orders placed at OneSimCard.com.

      OneSimCard Money Fund additions are non-refundable. However, the money you put into the fund does not expire. There are no fees applied to the fund maintenance either.

      Example 1

      You are in Kenya and can't pay using a credit card. You would like to purchase a OneSimCard SIM for $39.95, and also be able to add airtime (recharge) later. You will also need to pay for shipping.

      First step - you need to add funds to your OneSimCard Money Fund. It's up to you what amount you would like to send us, but it should be large enough to cover your purchases. Let's say you posted $200.00 to your OneSimCard Money Fund.

      Once the money is received, we will send you a confirmation email. Then you can log in to your OneSimCard.com account and place your order. It will be instantly processed and the money will be deducted from your OneSimCard Money Fund account.

      Example 2

      You have 3 SIM cards and 3 personal second numbers.

      You want to set up auto-recharge for SIM1 and SIM2 in $25 increments and the third one in $50 increments. You also want to extend (recharge) your Second Numbers every month.

      Let's say you put $500 into your OneSimCard Money Fund account. Now you can set up $25 auto-recharges on your 2 SIMs and $50 auto-recharge for your 3rd SIM, as well as and automatic extension of your second number.

      This option allows many users around the word to take advantage of OneSimCard.com services without using a credit card.

      Example 3

      You use your verified PayPal account to add money to the 1SIMCard Money Fund. The transaction from PayPal is instant. Funds will be instantly added to your 1SIM Card Money Fund, and then you can use the Money Fund to make any purchase at OneSimCard.com.

123. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I move Personal Extra Numbers (PENs) between SIM cards in my account?

      Yes, you can move PENs within both private and corporate accounts. There is a small fee per PEN transfer which will be deducted from the SIM card the PEN is being moved to. If there is not enough money on this SIM, the fee will be deducted from the SIM the PEN is being moved from. If neither SIM card has enough balance, you’ll have an option to recharge. Transaction records will be posted under the History menu.

124. OneSimCard Rentals
    • What if I return the Rental Package, but some of the items are missing or damaged?

      You will be charged for missing or damaged items in the package. The cost of the replacement items is provided in the packing slip of the rental package.

      To avoid paying replacement costs, consider purchasing a rental insurance. View full terms and conditions here.
125. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Are there any additional roaming charges?

      There are NO additional roaming charges. The rates you see listed on our Rates & Coverage page are the only rates you will be charged when making or receiving calls on your OneSimCard enabled cell phone.
126. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Are Personal Extra Numbers (PENs) Mobile Numbers?

      With the exception of UK Mobile numbers, all PENs are not mobile numbers. These numbers are capable of receiving and forwarding calls and in some countries like US, CANADA and UK they are capable of receiving texts. When making outgoing calls using PENs, the Caller ID can be set to show either this PEN or the Main SIM card number. This option is available in the online account.

127. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Can I Pay with BITCOINS?

      Yes, You can pay with Bitcoins.

      When paying with Bitcoins you first deposit money into your 1SIM Money Fund. Once the money is there, you can make a purchase or set an automatic recharge of you SIM card(s) or Extra Number(s).


      Follow these steps:
      1. Go to www.onesimcard.com and if not registered yet, register by clicking on the Register link in the upper right corner of the screen.
      2. Once registered, log in to your account at www.onesimcard.com and proceed to 1SIM FUND menu.
      3. Select amount you would like to add to your OneSimCard fund.
      4. Click on BITCOIN button. You will be provided with few options for sending bitcoins.
      5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
      6. Once paid and funds are received by OneSimCard, you will be notified by email. While it usually takes no more than 1 hour for the payment to be posted to your 1SIM FUND, it could take up to 6 hours. Once you receive the confirmation email, you can log in to your OneSimCard.com account and make a purchase or recharge using the balance of your 1SIM FUND.
128. OneSim VoIP
    • How do I know if the Personal Extra Number (PEN) I currently have is OneSim VoIP compatible?

      Log in to your OneSimCard account, go to the My Sim Cards menu and scroll down. If your PEN is VoIP compatible you will see an option to create a OneSim VoIP account. At this time all OneSimCard PENs are SIM VOIP capable except for UK Mobile numbers.
129. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • How to estimate the amount of internet data usage on my device?

      General estimates for the amount of data used per service
      Activity Data Usage Services
      per 100MB
      Email
      1 text only email with no attachment 15KB 6820
      1 with attachment (attachments can vary greatly in size) 300KB 340
      Web Browsing
      1 static page visit 300KB 340
      The estimate is just for viewing the page without
      interacting with page elements
         
      Social Media
      1 social media post with photo 350KB 290
      1 Instagram picture upload 150KB 680
      1 WhatsApp text message 5.5 KB 18610
      Uploading and viewing pictures, playing videos,
      application, and games will greatly increase the usage.
         
      Music
      1 min of streaming music 500KB (30MB/hour) 200
      Downloading a 3-min song 3.7MB 25
      Video
      1 min of streaming video (standard) 4MB (240MB/hour) 25
      1 min of streaming video (HD) 15MB (900MB/hour)

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      Note: Data usage varies by device. The above examples are estimates only. The actual amount of data used for the described activity can vary.

      Standard definition (SD) video streaming rate: 533KBPS
      High Definition (HD) video streaming rate: 2000KBPS

      1MB = 1,024KB
      1GB = 1,024MB
130. OneSim VoIP
    • When I make a call using OneSim VoIP the quality of the call is not as good as the quality of the regular roaming connection. Can this be improved?

      The quality of a OneSim VoIP call is only defined by the quality of your Wi-Fi connection. This is the part of the connection that we can not control. Quality of the Wi-Fi connection is defined by many parameters, rather than just by the speed of the connection. With a good Wi-Fi connection the quality of the call will be similar to using our regular roaming network.

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