OneSimCard FAQ

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51. OneSim VoIP
    • How does OneSim VoIP work when the call is received?

      When someone dials your OneSim VoIP enabled Personal Extra Number (PEN), the system will first check if your OneSimCard phone is registered with the OneSim VoIP app on a Wi-Fi network. If it is registered, the call will be sent using VoIP. If the OneSim VoIP app is not running or it is not registered on a Wi-Fi network, then the call will be sent using the standard OneSimCard roaming network and charged our standard roaming rates.
52. Ordering Questions
    • Do I need to activate the SIM card when my order is received or purchased from a retail store?

      Yes, you will need to activate the SIM card once the order is received.

      All OneSimCard international SIM cards and international cell phones with SIM cards are shipped inactive to prevent theft and improve security. Only the person who placed the order for OneSimCard service can activate it.

      Activation is very simple: When you receive the SIM, just log in to your account at www.OneSimCard.com and click the large Activate button you will see in the middle of the screen.

      Retail Customers: If you purchased your SIM card through an online or brick-and-mortar retail store, you should have received activation instructions inside the product packaging. To activate retail SIM cards, go to www.OneSimCard.com/Retail enter your new OneSimCard international mobile number and fill out the form to register and activate the SIM card. You will be provided specific instructions on the registration page.

53. OneSim VoIP
    • Why can't I receive phone calls and¬†SMS on my Android phone when the screen is off?

      Newer Android OS versions have settings that do not allow apps to run in the background by default. This means that you will get an SMS or a phone call only while your phone display is ON. Once the  phone goes to sleep, the app will get deactivated.

      To fix this, you need to make a change in your phone's battery optimization settings:

      Settings -> Apps and notifications -> See All Apps -> 1SimVoIP -> Advanced -> Battery -> Don't Optimize

      The settings path may slightly differ depending on the phone model, but usually it is located in the  App's Battery menu.
54. Rates and Cost Questions
    • I used a large amount of data ¬†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 30¬Ę per session, however in Europe and elsewhere it can be as little as 1¬Ę.¬†Check all rates.
        

      Each mobile data session is charged for a minimum of 100kB usage. Even if you check just one 3k email you will be charged for 100kB of usage.


      Please note: Some phones, like iPhones, Androids, 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 and disable mobile data roaming if you will not be needing data service. By default, all SIM cards are pre-programmed with data service enabled, once you activate your data package.

       

55. Ordering Questions
    • Does OneSimCard offer any Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) phones?

      Yes. You can find a list of available HAC phones here.
56. Ordering Questions
    • Is a micro-SIM or Nano-SIM version of OneSimCard available for the Apple iPhone 4/4S, 5/5C,5S, 6, 6S, 7, 8, X, iPads and other devices?

      We now offer SIM cards in universal sizes, where the SIM card contains all 3 sizes - Mini, Micro and Nano. Simply select the needed SIM version in the shopping cart.

       

57. Ordering Questions
    • How do I order Discount Call, Text and Data plans?

      You can order discount Call, Text and Data packages from your OneSimCard web account after you have received and activated your OneSimCard. 

      NOTE: for DataMax and DataMax eSIM, there are no call or text messaging discount package, since these are already deeply discounted through the 1SIM VoIP App.

      To order a discount package for your SIM card, follow these steps:

      1. Log into your account at OneSimCard.com
      2. Click on the My SIM Cards menu links
      3. If you have more than one SIM card, make sure the SIM Card you’d like to activate a discount package for is selected
      4. Navigate to the Discount Service Plans section and select a discount package you would like to activate
      5. Click Activate Now to activate the selected package immediately or Activate Later to schedule the activation on a particular date.

       

      Future data plan activation:

      a. You can set up the maximum number of times data packages to be activated automatically when the package is used up or expired.

      b. You can set the date after which no packages will be activated, so when your travel is over no data packages will be activated and no charges will follow.

      Note: eSIM World data plan activation may vary from regular Universal or Expedition SIM cards. Please follow directions on the account page.

      To learn more about the availability of discount packages for different SIM cards and countries, please visit the Rates & Coverage page.

       

58. Ordering Questions
    • Can I use OneSimCard service if my phone is locked?

      Yes. There are a few options available if your phone is locked to the carrier that sold you the phone.

      • Try contacting the carrier to see if they unlock it for you.
      • You can purchase a travel phone bundle with the SIM at

                 http://www.onesimcard.com/international-cell-phones/

      You can purchase a MI-FI device with aOneSimCard SIM card (Universal, Expedition or DataMax physical SIM card) at http://www.onesimcard.com/international-cell-phones/. The Mi-Fi device will provide your locked Android or iPhone with mobile data over Wi-Fi connection that you can use on your phone for Voice and Texts using SIM VOIP app, as well as data for web browsing, email, GPS navigation, etc.
59. Rates and Cost Questions
    • How much does it cost to receive a call with OneSimCard?

      For Universal, Expedition, and eSIM World SIM cards, receiving calls is free in over 150 countries when received on your primary European phone number, including in most of Europe. To receive a call on your U.S. number or other Personal Extra Number, there is an additional per minute rate added. View all international cell phone rates.

      If you receive a call through a Common Access Number or Personal Extra Number (such as a U.S. number) there is an additional charge of 20c/min. In countries with free incoming calls this would be your only charge per call.

      For DataMax and DataMax eSIM card types, you can make and complete calls for a fraction of the cost of traditional cellular roaming (including on tablets) using the 1SIM VoIP App available on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store:

       

      Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.onesimvoip&hl=en_US&pcampaignid=pcampaignidMKT-Other-global-all-co-prtnr-py-PartBadge-Mar2515-1

       

      Apple App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onesim-voip/id510371587

       

      For Universal, Expedition, and eSIM World SIM cards,  all incoming SMS text messages are free to receive when received on your primary European number. Add 9 cent per SMS when receiving text on US or Canada PEN.

      For DataMax and DataMax eSIM SMS messages are sent and received using the 1SIM VoIP App. The cost to receive SMS using the 1SIM VoIP App is $0.05 in most countries, The cost to send an SMS using 1SIM Voip App is $0.10 in most countries. See all rates on our international cell phone rates page.


       

       

60. 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.

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