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51. OneSimCard Rentals
    • How can I set up the Personal Extra Number (PEN) on my rental order?

      Once your order is processed and shipped, you will receive a notification email. At this point, you can log in to your account and:
      1. Activate your SIM card(s) (you should wait to activate until after you receive the package)
      2. Once the SIM is activated, you can set up the PEN. You will see the link on the screen in the Recharge Menu. The PEN activation is done instantly. 

      If you activate the Free US PEN and your travel is under 30 days, it will stay active for the duration of your travel. If you will be traveling for more than 30 days and require the use of the PEN beyond 30 days, you must renew your PEN for a fee before it expires.

      Alternatively, you can order a PEN in your local area or in another country if you require one. 

52. 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.

53. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I am traveling in Saudi Arabia and can receive calls, but I can't make an outgoing call. What should I do?

      Local carriers in Saudi Arabia sometimes block standard OneSimCard outgoing calls. If this happens you need to either (a) enter a compatibility code into the settings of your phone or (b) initiate your call by sending an SMS message from the regular SMS menu (not the OneSimCard menu) of your phone.

      How To Activate Compatibility Mode:

      1. Open "OneSimCard" menu
      2. Select "Settings"
      3. Agree with message by pressing "Yes"
      4. Dial digits "802" and select "OK" (screen will show message "output channel is SMS")

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

      How To Deactivate Compatibility Mode:

      1. Open "OneSimCard" menu
      2. Select "Settings"
      3. Agree with message by pressing "Yes"
      4. Dial digits "801" and select "OK" (screen will show message "output channel is USSD")

      How To Dial Without Activating Compatibility Mode:

      Initiate your call by sending an SMS message from the regular SMS menu (not the OneSimCard menu) of your phone.

      To: 9146
      Message: 00 + Country Code + Number + 
      * is a star character located on the keypad

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

      To: 9146
      Message: 0018574440686
      After your SMS is sent wait 3-10 seconds. You will get a callback as usual and your call will be connected to the destination number.

      Note 1: You can't send this SMS from the SMS OneSimCard menu of the phone.

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

       

      There are no special instructions to receive calls in these countries.

54. OneSimCard Rentals
    • Can you provide me with a rental cost example for Alcatel GoFlip phone package?

      Example 1:
      You selected on your order the Alcatel GoFlip package for rental period lasting 1 week and you mailed back the package on time.

      Your rental cost is $19.95 plus round trip shipping.

      Example 2:
      You selected on your order the Alcatel GoFlip package for rental period lasting for 10 days. You were one day late over the rental period.

      Your rental cost is as follows:
      First week:                                 $19.95
      $1.10/day for the next 3 days:     $3.30
      $6.00/day for delay:                   $6.00                           
           Total cost:                            $29.25 Plus Shipping

      Please note that all additional airtime purchased will be charged separately.
55. OneSimCard Rentals
    • What would happen if I did not return the phone as scheduled per my order?

      If you do not ship the rental package back as scheduled you will be charged Over the Planned Rental Period daily fees which are specified for you at the time of purchase and could be found here.

      If the rental package is not returned within 15 days after the planned rental period has passed, we will consider the phone purchased and you will be charged for the full cost of the package. Returns will not be accepted after this point regardless of the reason for the delay.
56. OneSimCard Rentals
    • How fast can you ship the Rental Phone?

      We can ship it as fast as you want. When you place an order you will be offered various shipping options at various costs including next day shipping.
57. Troubleshooting Questions
    • Does iPhone Hotspot work with OneSimCard?

      Yes. All unlocked iPhones' Hotspot feature works with OneSimCard SIM.

       
      There are a few settings to make sure for this to function properly on your iPhone:
      1. Settings - Cellular - Cellular Data - ON
      2. Settings - Cellular - Data Roaming - ON
      3. Settings - Cellular - Cellular Data Network - Cellular Data - APN = APN will be set automatically
      4. Settings - Wi-Fi - ON
      5. Settings - Personal Hotspot - ON. 
      After turning the Hotspot on, you should stay on the Personal Hotspot screen of your iPhone for SSID of your phone to show up on other Wi-Fi devices, so you can get connected. After you connected to the Hotspot, you can leave the screen. Alternatively, you can always use Bluetooth or USB connection to provide the internet access from your OneSimCard iPhone Hotspot to your other devices.
58. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I just arrived in a foreign country and my phone is not working, what should I do?

      If you left your phone on during your flight or cruise then you should fully power down and restart your phone. Once your phone powers back on it should automatically select an available roaming network.

      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.
      In some countries like in USA turning off 3G mode of the phone will make it quicker for the phone to register on the network.
59. Ordering Questions
    • Can I upgrade my Standard SIM to a Universal SIM or my regular size SIM to a micro or nano SIM?

      Yes. If you would like to upgrade your Standard version SIM card to a Universal SIM card, or upgrade a regular size SIM card to a micro-SIM card (for example, to use in an iPhones) then place your order online by selecting the product option on our Mobile Accessories page here. In the shopping cart you will be able to select your upgrade and number transfer options.

60. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Will¬†a OneSimCard international SIM card work with my mobile phone?

      OneSimCard will work with almost any unlocked GSM tri-band or quad-band cell phone. A partial list of compatible cell phones that we have tested can be viewed here.

      If you need to unlock the phone, we suggest contacting your carrier or phone manufacturer for unlocking information or services.

      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.

      If you are still unsure whether your cell phone is compatible, contact support or purchase an international cell phone and SIM card bundle from us, which all come preloaded with our international SIM card, $10 balance and All in One International Travel Adapter Plug.

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