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61. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I install my OneSimCard eSIM more than once?

      You can re-install the eSIM on the same phone up to 10 times.  eSIM can be installed only on one device. Once installed, it's not possible move that eSIM to another device. If you need to install eSIM on another phone, please order a new eSIM. Balance and PEN(s) from the old eSIM can be moved to a new eSIM at your request.
62. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I send SMS text messages to a OneSimCard enabled phone by email?

      Yes, you can send SMS messages by sending an email to 372XXXXXXXX@sms.onesimcard.com, where 372XXXXXXXX is the 11-digit OneSimCard mobile phone number you are trying to reach.

      Please note that message should be sent in English characters only and no attachments to this email are allowed.

      This option of sending SMS by email provides a 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 it. The maximum number of daily received SMS sent by email or from the web per SIM is 25.

       

      Starting June 3rd, 2014 OneSimCard offers new USA and Canada PENs capable of receiving SMS ( Text Messages) . These PENs carry a charge of 9 cent per received SMS. These PENs can receive only SMS sent from a mobile device and will not receive texts sent from web sites of Gmail, Yahoo, banks etc. If you need to receive alerts from the web site sent to your mobile phone, we suggest you to select the alert option by email and provide OneSimCard email of your phone 372XXXXXXXX@sms.onesimcard.com, which you will receive as an SMS.

       

      Starting January 10th, 2019 OneSimCard offers new UK Mobile PENs capable of receiving SMS and sending SMS. Receiving text on UK Mobile SMS number is free.

63. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • How can people call and text me for free using the OneSimCard Connect app?

      OneSimCard Connect is a free app for Apple iOS devices that lets people call and text your OneSimCard-enabled phone at ZERO cost to them. Please note that your OneSimCard balance will be charged to receive these calls at the standard incoming call rate for the country you are in, plus an additional 20c/min. Receiving text messages sent from the app is absolutely free.

      Example 1: you are in China where incoming calls are free and someone calls you using OneSimCard Connect. It will be free for the caller and you will be charged 20c/min

      Example 2: you are in Brazil where incoming calls are 35c/min and someone calls you using OneSimCard Connect. It will be free for the caller and you will be charged 55c/min

      PLEASE NOTE: You must enable this feature from your online account's My SIM Cards menu in order for people to be able to use the app to contact you.

      Requires Apple iOS 4.3 or later

      Download for free from the iTunes App Store

64. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Does calling to a mobile phone cost more than calling to a land line?

      No, it does not cost more to dial an international mobile number using OneSimCard service. You will receive the same very low per minute rate whether calling to a mobile phone or to a land line.

      You can find all rates listed on our Rates & Coverage page.
65. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Does OneSimCard offer maritime service on cruise ships or ferries?

      OneSimCard Plus SIM offers services on the following MCP cruise lines:

      Celebration Cruise Lines, Viking Oceans, Princess Cruises, Phoenix Reisen, Paul Gouguin, P&O Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia, Norwegian Cruise Line, Mano Maritime, Ibero Cruceros, Hurtigruten Group, Fred.Olsen Cruise Line, Cunard Line, Cost Cruises, Aida.

      The rates are available here: 


      We also offer services on these cruise lines:


      Azamara Club Cruises , Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Hapaq Lloyd Kreuzfahrten, Holland America Line, Kreuzfarten.de, Louis Cruises, Peace Boat, Princess Cruises, P & O Ferries, Pullmantur Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Semester at Sea, Seabourn, Silversea, Star Cruises, Global Berederung, Thomson, TUI Cruises, Voyages of Discovery.


      The rates are available here: 

      Besides this, generally, OneSimCard can be used on any cruise ship when the ship is close enough to shore so the cell tower signal can be picked up by the phone. The ship should be within at least 1 mile from the coast for your cell phone to pick up a signal. Service will work only when the phone is close to a country where OneSimCard provides international roaming service. Rates are the same as if a call was made from the shore of the country you are near.

66. Troubleshooting Questions
    • When I try to make a call, I get a message 'Call is modified and cannot be made'. What does that mean?

      Some phone models do not allow direct dialing with older OneSimCard SIMs sold before January 1, 2017.

      To get around this problem, you should try either of these methods:
      • Locate the OneSimCard menu on your phone. (Some phones have it in Applications.)
        Make a call using menu 'Call'.
      • You can also make a call by dialing directly *146*00 Country Code Number#
        For example, to make a call to the USA, you would dial *146*0018574440686# (do not forget to hit pound at the end of the number)
      * is a star character located on the keypad
      Other examples of how to use th *146* dialing prefix if necessary:
      • To check your balance dial¬† *146*099# and press the TALK (or SEND) button
      • To add funds dial *146*098XXXX*ZZ# and press the TALK (or SEND) button,
        where XXXX - 4 last digit of your credit card on file, ZZ - Recharge amount
      • You need to press * on your phone in the above dialing sequences (it is¬†a¬†star¬†character located on the keypad)
      • Activation of voice mail *146*091# and press the TALK (or SEND) button
      • Deactivation of voice mail *146*090# and press the TALK (or SEND) button
      • Check number of messages in Voice Mail *146*094# and press the TALK (or SEND) button
      • To listen to voice mail *146*095# and press the TALK (or SEND) button

      The prefix *146* and # at the end can be used from any phone. However, newer OneSimCard SIM do not require it and you should be able to dial codes directly, 091, 094, 095, 099 or 098XXXX*XX Talk.

      If you have an older SIM and the dialing does not work without entering *146*, please follow these simple instructions to remove the need to dial *146*:

      How to activate compatibility mode:

      1. Locate OneSimCard Menu.

       On iPhones it is called SIM Applications menu and is located under Settings- Phone menu

               On Androids it is called SIM Toolkit app and it looks like one of the apps

      1. Open "OneSimCard" menu ( SIM Applications, SIM Toolkit, STK)
      2. Select "Settings
      Newer SIM Cards: Select Compatibility option and make sure "On" is selected
      Older SIM Cards: After selecting Settings:
      1. Agree with message by pressing "Yes"
      2. Dial digits "1101" and select "OK" (Screen will show "CC OptionX: ON" message)

      Bear in mind that if you have powered your telephone down, and have removed and reinstalled the battery, you will need to follow the programming steps outlined above, again.

      When dialed directly, some Nokia and other phones can display message: "Call is not allowed" or "Call is barred". Just ignore this message and wait for the ring-back for 10 seconds or so.

67. Rates and Cost Questions
    • What is your Return/Refund policy?

      We do not give refunds for airtime.

      You may return an unused phone or OneSimCard SIM card within 30 days after our shipment of the item to you, provided you never placed a call to or from the mobile phone issued, all airtime is intact and the phone or OneSimCard SIM card is new condition, in the original factory carton, including all packaging materials, inserts and manuals, warranty cards (not filled-out) and all related accessories. A 25% restocking fee will be applied and shipping charges will not be refunded. Returned merchandise will not be accepted unless a Return Authorization (an RA) has been requested and issued by our Customer Support department. The RA number must be clearly written on the outside of the box in order to be processed.

      We will not refund airtime used on mis-dialed calls. If you are not sure how to dial a number in a specific country, please request support from customer service.

      There are no refunds for sent SMS messages - either it was delivered to the recipient or not. Not all SMS messages can be or will be delivered.

      We will not refund minutes used for calls to Customer Service. A call made to Customer Service will be billed at the same rate as a regular call made from the country in which you are located.

      There will be no refunds for expired SIM Cards, even if at the time of expiration your SIM Card Account had a positive balance.

      There will be no refunds for expired SIM Card Account balances should you fail to recharge your account with at least a $25 payment within ten (10) months of your preceding $25 recharge.

      There will be no refunds of your account balance if you terminate the Service.

      There will be no charge to your prepaid account if you do not answer the call back. Contact OneSimCard Customer Support for more help.

68. Troubleshooting Questions
    • Can I move balances from one SIM card to another?

      We allow moving balances from one SIM card to another in the following cases:
      • Corporate Accounts - anytime.
      • Individual Accounts - only when a SIM card is lost or stolen. The remaining balance from your lost or stolen SIM card can be transferred to another SIM card on your account or you can order a new SIM card if you would like to keep your original European number from the lost SIM.
69. Troubleshooting Questions
    • The battery in my phone does not last long? It got fully drained during the flight to Europe. Why?

      There can be a number of reasons why a battery does not hold a charge. Excluding the possibility of it being a faulty battery, there is another important factor to consider. If your phone is not registered on a roaming network, the battery will drain very quickly as the phone is constantly searching for a network to register on. So, if you get on a 6 hour flight and do not turn the phone off, by the time you land at the airport your battery will be drained and you will not be able to call back home.

      The same thing will happen in those areas with spotty or weak signal network coverage - the battery will drain very fast. It is always a good idea to have an extra battery with you when you travel abroad.

70. How To Use Questions
    • How Do I Check The Balance Of Purchased Data Plan?

      There are three ways to check the remaining balance of purchased data plan.

      1. On-line in the Discount Section of the My SIM Cards menu of your web account or in the mini account at https://ma.onesimcard.com/

      2. On Apple devices from OneSimCard Assist app

      3. From OneSimCard mobile phone: 

           Dial the following: *146*942#

       

      The remaining data balance will be displayed.

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