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31. 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.

32. 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.
33. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • What phone numbers are included on the global SIM card?

      Starting April 19th, 2016, our OneSimCard international SIM card comes with two phone numbers: European (Estonia) and U.S. numbers. For Canada Customers it is European and Canadian numbers. For Australian customers it is European and Australia numbers and for UK customers it is Estonia and UK Mobile numbers.

      The primary European number is based in Estonia (country code +372). Estonia is a member of the European Union and one of the most high-tech and entrepreneurial societies in the world, especially when it comes to telecommunications. The world-famous program Skype was invented by Estonian developers.

      You can choose your area code for the free 30 day U.S. and Canada PENs. Australia and UK numbers are randomly assigned. You can choose to activate your free PENs when you activate your SIM card or at a later date. Once your free PEN has been activated, it will be active for 30 days unless renewed monthly or yearly for a small cost. If you would like to choose your own U.S. or Canada, Australia or UK area code or a Toll Free number, you can also order those numbers separately.

      You can order an unlimited number of Personal Extra Numbers (PEN) in many countries including:


      Algeria* (+213)
      Argentina (+54)
      Australia (+61)
      Austria (+43)
      Bahrain (+973)
      Belgium (+32)
      Brazil (+55)
      Bulgaria (+359)
      Canada (+1)
      Chile (+56)
      Colombia (+57)
      Costa Rica ( +506)
      Croatia* (+385)
      Cyprus (+357)
      Czech Republic (+420)
      Denmark* (+45)
      Dominican Republic (+1809)
      Egypt* (+20)
      El Salvador (503)
      Finland (+358)
      France (+33)
      Georgia* (+995)
      Germany* (+49)
      Greece (+30)
      Guatemala ( (+502)
      Hong Kong (+852)
      Hungary* (+36)
      Iceland (+354)
      Ireland* (+353)
      Israel (+972)
      Italy (+39)
      Japan (+81)
      Latvia (+371)
      Lithuania (+370)
      Luxemburg (+352)
      Malaysia (+60)
      Malta (+356)
      Mexico (+52)
      Morocco* (+212)
      Netherlands (+31)

      New Zealand (+64)
      Norway* (+47)
      Panama (+507)
      Peru (+51)
      Poland (+48)
      Portugal (+351)
      Puerto Rico (+1787)
      Romania (+40)
      Russia* (+7)
      Singapore* (+65)
      Slovakia (+421)
      Slovenia (+386)
      South Africa (+27)
      South Korea* (+82)
      Spain (+34)
      Sweden (+46)
      Switzerland (+41)
      Thailand* (+66)
      Turkey* (+90)
      UK (+44)
      Venezuela (+58)
      USA (+1)

      * Indicates countries where local government regulations require proof of residency to purchase a PEN. PENs in these countries can be ordered for 6 and 12 month periods; PENs in all other countries are available for 1 month or longer.


      Have phone numbers in as many as 61 different countries on one SIM card! You can also set your Caller ID to display a Personal Extra Number instead of your primary European number.

      You can view a complete list of available numbers  here 

      PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional charge of 20c/min to receive calls on your U.S. number or other PEN (except for a UK-Mobile PEN which only adds 25c per call). All SMS text messages must be sent to your primary European number, except for USA, Canada and UK Mobile SMS Enabled PENs. Receiving SMS on USA or Canada SMS Enabled PENs costs $0.09 per SMS. Receiving SMS on UK Mobile SMS enabled PEN is free. UK Mobile SMS enabled PEN will not show the outgoing SMS caller ID when used with the Europe & More SIM or the Expedition SIM. It can only show the UK number on the caller ID when used with the Universal SIM.

      Free US and Canada PENs issued before December 8th 2014 will not accept text message. They could be used only for voice calls.

      Starting June 3rd 2015, OneSimCard offers new USA and Canada PENs capable of receiving SMS. These PENs can be ordered separately and carry a charge of 9 cent per received SMS.

      Starting January 1st 2018, OneSimCard offers special new USA - SMS for Bank verifications PENs. These USA and Canada PENs are capable of receiving SMS from most US and Canada financial institutions -most banks, Paypal, credit cards etc, as well as some apps like Uber ( but not from Whatsap).  These numbers are also SIM VOIP capable and will work as a regular US PEN for incoming calls and SMS. SMS received on such PENs can be configured so the copy of the text is always forwarded to an email of your choice. This means that you can receive these Bank, Apps and Institutions SMS not only when you travel but any time by email too. Bank Verifications PENs are ordered separately. You can learn more about these special numbers here.

34. 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

35. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I use OneSimCard data (GPRS) service on my BlackBerry?

      Yes! We do offer data (GPRS) service on BlackBerry devices from models 8000 and up. This is separate from BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) & Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES). Emails can not be pushed to the phone and BlackBerry Web Applications and Messenger will not work. However, access to web-based emails like Gmail and Yahoo as well as Internet browsing will work.


36. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • I have a Verizon or Sprint "World Phone"¬†from BlackBerry, Samsung, LG KP series, etc., can I use it with OneSimCard?

      Yes, if you have a World Phone from Verizon or Sprint such as the BlackBerry (Bold, Curve, Tour, Pearl, Storm, 8830); LG (Fathom); LG KP Series, HTC (Touch, Ozone, Imagio); Samsung (Saga, Intrepid, Renown) you can use it with OneSimCard service. It may only require the special dialing instructions below to make outgoing calls (there is no additional charge). Receiving calls is the same as with any other phone.

      To make an outgoing call you may need to do the following:

      Initiate your call by sending a free SMS message from the regular SMS menu (not the OneSimCard Menu) of a OneSimCard enabled phone:

      To: 9146
      Message: 00 + Country Code + Number

      For example, to call to Boston USA you should go to the SMS menu of the phone and send a message:

      To: 9146
      Message: 0015844440686
      After your SMS is sent wait approximately 3-10 seconds. You will get a callback as usual and your call will be connected to the destination number.

       

      Please Note:

      1. You can not send this SMS from the SMS OneSimCard Menu of the phone, it must be sent using your phone's standard SMS function. You will not be charged for sending this SMS to 9146.

      2. If you see on the screen that the message has not been sent, make sure that the SMS settings of your phone are correct and that the SMS Center number is set to: +3725099000

37. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Will my CDMA cell phone from Verizon or Sprint work overseas with OneSimCard?

      No, unless you have a "World Phone" from Verizon or Sprint that is dual-mode CDMA/GSM. Most current smart phones including iPhones 4S, 5 and 6 offered by Verizon, Sprint, N-Telos and other CDMA carriers have GSM radio and will work when traveling abroad.

      CDMA-only phones will not work with OneSimCard service. OneSimCard service requires an unlocked GSM capable phone (for example, all AT&T or T-Mobile phones are GSM). Some domestic carriers such as Verizon and Sprint use CDMA technology, while most of the rest of the world uses GSM. Check with your wireless provider or phone manual if you are not sure if your phone is CDMA or GSM.

      Verizon and Sprint now offer iPhone 4S, 5 and 6, as well as some models of Samsung Galaxy phones which are capable of working on GSM networks. You can request Verizon and Sprint to unlock the GSM portion of the phone for international travel and most probably they will do this for you. Once they unlock the phone you can use OneSimCard SIM when traveling abroad. 
38. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Is Voice Mail available with OneSimCard?

      Yes - Voice Mail is available. You can turn it on/off from your phone or from our web site interface. Checking to see if there are any messages on your voicemail is free and can be done easily from your phone or online. Listening to your voice mail messages from your phone is billed at the cost of an outgoing call from the country you are in, except in the countries where we offer a discounted rate for calling voicemail.

      New Toll Free access number for customers in the U.S. or Canada to retrieve voicemail for free: 1-866-703-4770

      New local U.S. number for worldwide customers to retrieve voicemail: 1-213-805-2905
      • To turn voicemail ON from your phone:
        dial 091 and press the TALK/SEND button
      • To turn voicemail OFF from your phone:
        dial 090 and press the TALK/SEND button
      • To check if you have any voicemail messages from your phone:
        dial 094 and press the TALK/SEND button

      New Online Voicemail Feature: You can now listen to voicemail for free by logging in to your account and clicking on the Voicemail link. There, you can also set voicemail to be emailed to you as an audio file and change passwords and other settings.

      You will receive a text notification for each new Voice mail received. Below is a sample notification message:
      "You have 1 new message in your mailbox at (Date, GMT Time). To listen to new message dial 095. Per minute charge applies."

      IMPORTANT NOTE: Voicemail messages will be automatically purged from your inbox after one month, so please be sure to save the content of any important messages before they are deleted.
39. 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:

40. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Which phones are compatible with OneSimCard service?

      Any unlocked GSM phone is compatible with OneSimCard Europe & More SIM that does not require any special dialing instructions.
      For Plus and Data & Roam SIM cards, most GSM unlocked Tri-band or Quad-Band phones are compatible with OneSimCard service.

      Older Verizon & Sprint dual-mode CDMA/GSM "World Phones" such as BlackBerry (Bold, Curve, Tour, Pearl, Storm, 8830); LG (Fathom); HTC (Touch, Ozone, Imagio); Samsung (Saga, Intrepid, Renown), are compatible with OneSimCard, however require special dialing instructions shown here.

       

      All iPhone modes and Androids GSM Phones are compatible with OneSimCard.

      Some phones will allow calling only from OneSimCard menu. Some phones will allow calling directly, but with the use of prefix *146* as described in the user guide.

      Some phones such as Samsung and some other brands require dialing a specific prefix *146* in front of the dialed string when used with a OneSimCard.

      For example, calling to USA: Dial *146*0016175551212# and press the TALK (or SEND) button
      * is a star character located on the keypad
      • 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
      • 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 sequence *146* can be used from any phone. However, most phones do not require it.

      It is possible to make almost any phone entirely compatible so you can call directly without using the OneSimCard menu or *146* by following the simple programming instructions below.

      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.


      Here is an incomplete list of compatible mobile phones with notes about specific OneSimCard compatibility. We are constantly working on updating this list. Please share with us your experience about your specific wireless phone model and we will share this information with others.

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