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51. 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.

52. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Will I get a bill for using OneSimCard service?

      No. OneSimCard service is a prepaid service. You will not be able to spend more than you put on the SIM, except when you set the automatic recharge of the SIM. There are three simple ways to add funds to the balance of the SIM: from on-line, from the mobile phone and by setting up an automatic recharge. This pertains to both - purchased SIM cards and rentals.
53. 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:

54. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • I have an older 2G mobile phone. Will it work internationally?

      2G mobile phones should work in most countries. However, mobile carriers in some countries have fully discontinued operation of their 2G mobile networks replacing them with newer and faster 3G/4G technologies.

      Currently, the list of non-2G countries includes:

      Australia (starting August 2017)

      Canada (starting 2018)

      Japan

      Myanmar

      S. Korea

      Thailand

      USA (starting 2019)

55. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • When my order will be shipped?

      Sim card and phone orders placed during business hours before 3 PM Eastern Time will be shipped on the same day the order was placed. Orders placed after 3 PM will be shipped the next business day. The only exceptions are phone that are out of stock. In this case you will be notified about delayed shipping during the purchase.
      Rental Orders will be shipped in such a way so you will received it 1 day before the Rental Start date you indicated on your order. For last minute rental orders, you will have to use express delivery options.
56. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Is a micro-SIM or Nano-SIM version of OneSimCard available for the Apple iPhone 4/4S, 5/5C,5S, 6, 6S, 7, 8, X, iPads and other devices?

      We now offer SIM cards in universal sizes, where the SIM card contains all 3 sizes - Mini, Micro and Nano. Simply select the needed SIM version in the shopping cart.

       

57. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Do I need to change any settings on my phone when going abroad?

      Some phones do require manual change of bands. If you were using the phone in USA or Canada (bands 850/1900) and then go to Europe (bands 900/1800) you might need to change bands. In most phones it is done in Settings - Networks menu.

      When outside of North America in most countries make sure you have set:
      • Bands to 900/1800 GSM
      • Network selection to automatic
      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.

      Most newer phones do not require any manual band changes, but older phones like Motorola V66 and some others do.
58. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Are there any international toll-free or local Common Access Numbers (CAN)?

      OneSimCard international mobile service does not require dialing any access numbers when calling from international locations, you simply dial as you normally would when you're abroad. However, when somebody is calling to your OneSimCard phone there is an option for them to call you through a Toll Free or local number rather than dialing your European mobile number directly, which could be expensive for them. This call will instead be charged to your OneSimCard account at an additional 20c/min to the incoming rate in the country where you are receiving the call.

      When someone calls you through a Common Access Number they receive a prompt where they then enter your primary European number starting with 372 to reach you. For a direct connection, we recommend adding a Personal Extra Number (PEN) instead.

      At this time we have Toll Free and/or Local Common Access Numbers in the following countries:

      • Argentina
      • Australia
      • Austria
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Cyprus
      • France
      • Germany
      • Greece
      • Hong Kong
      • Israel
      • Mexico
      • New Zealand
      • Russia
      • Spain
      • UK
      • USA - Toll Free as well as local Common Access Numbers in New York City, Washington DC and Los Angeles


      You can find these numbers in the User Guide or while logged in to your OneSimCard web account portal.

59. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • How can I contact customer support?

      There are a number of ways you can contact customer support.

      However, before you contact us, we strongly recommend that you review our FAQ/Help section, as well as the OneSimCard User Guide that was sent to you with the SIM card or the phone package. If you lost or forgot the User Guide, you can download it from the Help menu of your online account. Most of your potential questions have already have been answered on our FAQ pages.

      If you still need help, here are the options:
      1. There is online live chat at www.onesimcard.com available during normal business hours.
      2. You can submit your support request or questions at http://www.onesimcard.com/contact-support/
      3. You can call us 001-617-313-8888 during normal business hours. Keep in mind that when calling from your OneSimCard enabled phone this is not a free call. New! First 3 minutes are free when calling customer support from a OneSimCard enabled phone.
      4. You can call from your OneSimCard mobile phone by dialing 096 then pressing Talk/Send. This is not a free call. New! First 3 minutes are free when calling customer support from a OneSimCard enabled phone.
      5. You can submit your support request from your OneSimCard phone by sending a free SMS to 9111. We will review your question and will reply back with an SMS to your OneSimCard phone.

      Please try to be specific in your SMS messages. You do not have to include your OneSimCard number in your SMS request. Please list a brief summary of the problem and we will do our very best to provide you with assistance.
60. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Are there any discount call (voice) plans available for Europe or other countries?

      Yes, discount calling plans are available on select sim cards.

      "Discount USA" Voice Calls Plan

      The Discount USA plan offers unlimited calls from USA to USA and EU. This plan is available on Universal Cards.

      The plan includes outgoing calls from USA to the following countries: USA, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Barts, St. Martin - French, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

      Please note:

      • It's not possible to purchase more than one voice plan at once
      • If one of the voice plans is purchased, all other discount plans are automatically deactivated
      • Calls from SIM to SIM and Voicemail are not included in this plan

      Activation of the plan:

      To order the plan, login to your OneSimCard web account, click on the My SIM Cards menu and navigate to the Discount Voice Plans section. Select the desired plan and click one of the Activate buttons. Follow the system prompts to finish the activation.

      "Discount B" Voice Calls Plan

      The Minute Buckets offer calling from 130 countries to United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand at deeply discounted rates. These plans are available on the Standard, Plus and Universal SIM cards.


      Available Discount B plans:

      Discount B

      Duration 

      Plan Size

      Cost

      Junior

      7 days

      200 Min

      visit the rates page

      Standard

      14 days

      400 Min

      visit the rates page

      Max

      30 days

      900 Min

      visit the rates page

      The Minute Bucket minutes will be usable in all countries where the package is available.

      The following additional rules govern Minute Bucket purchases:

      • Only one package can be activated at a time.
      • Additional buckets could be ordered consecutively.
      • If one of the Minute Buckets is purchased, any other activated voice packages or discounts will be deactivated.
      • Calls to Customer Support will be deducted from the Minute Bucket package minutes.
      • Calls between OneSimCard phones and calls to the user’s Voicemail are not included in the Minute Bucket packages.
      • After the time period of the Minute Bucket package has expired, any remaining minutes will be lost.
      • Once the bucket is used up, the billing will revert to standard calling rates.
      • Bucket Minutes are used for outgoing calls only. Incoming calls on the main 372 number of the SIM are free and unlimited.
      To see countries where the Minute Buckets apply, go to the Rates and Coverage page and select From and To Country and the Plus SIM type in the pull-down menu. Visit the Rates and Coverage page.


      "Discount A" Voice Calls Plan

      You can subscribe to the Discount Call Plan A for Europe (see country list below) and Turkey for just $3.99! Subscription is good for 30 days and will not automatically renew. This plan is available on the Plus and Universal SIM cards.

      Once the discount plan is activated, you will be able to make calls from the countries below for only $0.15/min starting with the second minute! The first minute will be charged at the regular outgoing call rate:

      Aland Islands, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Madeira, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom.


      For example, in Spain where our regular outgoing call rate is $0.49/min, a 15 minute call to the U.S. will now cost $2.74 instead of $7.35!

      PLEASE NOTE: If you activate the discount A call plan, the special rate to make OneSimCard-to-OneSimCard calls and to call the voicemail system will not be available. Activation of this discount plan will also cancel the Discount B - Bucket of Minutes to USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. You will be charged for those calls according to the discount call plan rate. Discount rate not applicable for calls to Customer Support. Calling to some countries costs extra. Please consult our rates page for more details.

      The discount voice subscription can be activated online by logging in to your account or by sending a command from your phone.

      • From your online account: Log in, go to the 'My Sim Cards' menu and scroll down to the Discount Plans section to activate the subscription. Once activated, your account will display when the discount rate is set to expire.

      • From your handset: To activate, simply dial *146*931# and press Send. If successful, you will see the following message on your screen: Discount Voice price activated. To check how many days remain on your subscription, dial *146*932# and press Send. The expiration date will also be displayed online in your 'My SIM Cards' menu. To deactivate discount call feature dial *146*930*1#. Deactivation of the feature will not cause the cost of the discount package to be refunded. This feature is needed when you make more calls between two OneSimCard phones than calling to any other places.

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