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11. 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.

12. How To Use Questions
    • Can I be notified of missed calls when my phone is off or outside of a coverage area?

      Yes, you will receive SMS or email notifications when you miss a call due to your phone being off or out of coverage. SMS notifications are sent when the phone is unavailable for a period up to 4 hours. Email notifications are sent, regardless of the time period, to the email address you have entered into your online voicemail profile. Notifications will be sent when you make/receive a call or enter a new roaming country. NOTE: if the caller leaves a voicemail message then you will not receive this extra missed call notification.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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

16. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Is it free for someone to call my OneSimCard number using Viber?

      Through a unique partnership with Viber, your primary OneSimCard number (+372) can be called free of charge for any Viber user! (requires activation and special dialing instructions, see below)

      HOW: When this feature is activated, Viber users can call OneSimCard numbers for free by using a special dialing format +372800XXXXXXXX, where XXXXXXXX is the rest of the OneSimCard phone number after 372. For example, a OneSimCard user with the phone number +37212345678 should be called by dialing +37280012345678.

      TO ACTIVATE: Log in to your OneSimCard account and go to the My SIM Cards menu. Scroll down to where it says "Incoming Viber Calls" and click Enable to activate this option.

      COST: The call is free for the Viber user. The cost of receiving the Viber call is the same as receiving a call through a Personal Extra Number (PEN), i.e. the regular incoming call rate in the country you are in plus 20c/min. In countries with free incoming calls, like Italy or Japan, the cost will be just 20c/min.

      PLEASE NOTE:

      • When dialing in Viber, if Viber user chooses the Estonian country code in the menu then they should just dial 800XXXXXXXX because the +372 is added automatically.
      • If the “free calls to OneSimCard from Viber” option is not activated for a particular OneSimCard number, when a Viber user dials +372800XXXXXXXX they will hear an automatic message: “The mobile phone is either switched off or out of coverage area.”
17. 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.
18. OneSim VoIP
    • What is the cost of calling between two OneSim VoIP phones?

      Calls between two OneSim VoIP phones are absolutely free.
19. Rates and Cost Questions
    • I was charged a large amount for mobile data service even though I barely used data, what happened?

      Each mobile data session is charged for a minimum of 10kB usage. Even if you check just one 3k email you will be charged for 10kB of usage. In some countries this can be over 30c per session, however in Europe and elsewhere it can be as little as 1c. Check all rates.

      Please note: Some phones, like iPhones and other smartphones, can access data without you even knowing it if you have data enabled. We strongly recommend checking the settings on your phone or disabling GPRS from your OneSimCard account if you will not be needing data service. By default, all SIM cards are pre-programmed with GPRS data service disabled.

20. 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.

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