OneSimCard FAQ

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11. 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.
12. Rates and Cost 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 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‚Äôs 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.

       

      Please note:

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

      Activation of the plan:

      To order a voice 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. 

      NOTE: There are no discount plans available on OneSIM VoIP. Because the cost of OneSIM VoIP is so deeply discounted, there are no packages available for voice on OneSIM VoIP.

13. How To Use Questions
    • What Is the Difference Between "Direct Dial" and "Callback Dial" calling?

      Direct Dial calling allows the caller to enter the international  call prefix, country calling code and telephone number and then be directly connected to the person they are calling. This is how you dial when using your regular mobile service. Direct Dial Calling is standard on the OneSimCard Europe & More, OneSimCard Universal and eSIM.

      Callback calling also allows the caller to enter the international  call prefix, country calling code and telephone number. After the called number is entered, the user immediately receives an incoming call connecting the user to person called. Callback is very simple to use and allows for low cost calling on the OneSimCard Plus and OneSimCard Expedition (formerly Data & Roam). Callback does not increase the connection time. It is the same as with Direct Dial.

14. Troubleshooting Questions
    • What should I do if my OneSimCard phone or SIM card is lost or stolen?

      If your phone or SIM card is lost or stolen and automatic recharge is on, this could be a serious problem.

      To prevent this, log in to your account and activate the option to block your service immediately after you notice your phone or SIM card is missing. You can find this option in the My SIM Cards menu. Your OneSimCard service for this SIM card number will be instantly blocked. The remaining balance on your lost SIM can be transferred to another SIM card on your account or you can order a replacement SIM card if you would like to keep your phone numbers from the lost SIM. However, the existing data package can’t be transferred to the new SIM card.

      Alternatively, you can contact customer service online or call 001-617-313-8888 for assistance.

15. Ordering Questions
    • Do international cell phones purchased from OneSimCard come with a warranty?

      Unless otherwise noted, all phones sold on OneSimCard.com come with our standard 90-day replacement warranty. This warranty covers any mechanical defects, but does not include damage due to Acts of God, neglect, water damage, or other intentional or unintentional abuses of the phone. OneSimCard does offer extended warranties available for purchase.

16. 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. Note: for Physical 3-in-1 Datamax and Damax eSIM all SMS messages MUST be sent through the OneSim VoIP App with PEN.


      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.

17. Ordering Questions
    • Is there a nano-SIM version available for my iPhones or other phones?

      Yes! Just select "nano size" or buy a 3-in-1 SIM that contains all 3 sim sizes during checkout.

18. How To Use Questions
    • Is there any way to remove the callback ring after I dial a number?

      The  eSIM World, eSIM Asiania, OneSimCard Europe & More and Universal SIM cards do not use the callback to make an outgoing call in over 70 countries.

      Currently, the mobile application to remove the callback on other SIM cards is not available.

19. Rates and Cost Questions
    • How much does it cost someone in the US or Canada to call to my OneSimCard cell phone?

      For Universal, Expedition, and eSIM World SIM cards, many U.S. and Canadian carriers can charge more than $3/minute to connect to an Estonian mobile number, the primary mobile number for a OneSimCard global SIM card. Your SIM card includes a U.S. number which will be much less expensive for people to call.

      Callers can also use one of the Common Access Numbers (CAN) that we provide to you free of charge in more than 10 countries. Your OneSimCard account will simply be charged an additional 20c/min to the incoming rate in the country you are in to receive those calls. There is also the option of ordering a dedicated Personal Extra Number (PEN) in Canada and many other countries that will forward all calls directly to your OneSimCard cell phone. You can see the list of countries where PENs are available here:

      You can order a Personal Extra Number when placing your order or later at any time by logging in to your account. Visit our Rates & Coverage page and choose any country to view all rates.

      If you would prefer for the caller to pay for calls made, we recommend they buy Peanuts Prepaid. Using this service would guarantee a connection to your OneSimCard mobile phone from the U.S and Canada for 20c/min and it is very easy to use without switching your LD carrier.

      For Physical 3-in-1 DataMax and DataMax eSIM, if you chose to use SIM VOIP app, your friends and family will call the PEN number you are assigned, so in most cases, there will be no tariff for them to call you, and the cost to receive the call is only $0.01/Minute.

20. 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 the *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.


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