OneSimCard FAQ

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1. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Can I keep receiving calls made to my regular cell phone or landline numbers while traveling abroad?

      Yes, you can easily forward calls from your regular cell phone number, home phone, office, etc. to your OneSimCard phone while you're abroad!

      Your OneSimCard international Universal and Expedition SIM card comes with both a European and U.S. number. To forward your regular U.S. numbers to the SIM, just set them to forward to the U.S. number that's included with your SIM card. For eSIM World and DataMax eSIM, you can order Personal Extra Numbers (PENs) as needed for an additional cost.

      You can also order unlimited Personal Extra Numbers (PEN) - Local or Toll Free - in many different countries, including USA, Canada, UK, France, Italy and Spain. For example, if you work or live in the UK and want to keep receiving calls made to your regular UK numbers, just add a UK PEN to your SIM card and set up call forwarding to that new number.

      Calls received through a PEN will be charged an additional 20c/min to the incoming rate of the country you are in. The exception is calls received through a UK-Mobile PEN which is only charged an additional 25c per call.

      Please Note: Your subscription to a Personal Extra Number starts the moment your order is shipped. If you do not need your PEN to be active right away, you can always wait and order a PEN later at any time by logging in to your account.

      You can forward your calls to your 1SIM VoIP PEN. Simply forward all calls from your phone number to your 1SIM VoIP PEN using the directions below. Normal charges will apply for receiving calls to your 1SIM VoIP number (there will be NO extra $0.20, or $0.25 for UK PEN, cost to receive a call on OneSim VoIP).

      Different carriers use different ways of programming call forwarding. Below are instructions to setup call forwarding with various US wireless carriers. We urge you to test the call forwarding a few days prior to your trip, and to call your wireless carrier for assistance if needed.

      Alltel, , Verizon Wireless, Cricket Wireless

      To activate Call Forwarding:

      1. Press *72 on your cellular phone.
      2. Enter your ten-digit Second Personal OneSimCard phone number (area code + telephone number).
      3. Press OK/Send (a tone will confirm that Call Forwarding is active).

      * is a star character located on the keypad

      To deactivate Call Forwarding:

      1. Enter *720 on your cellular phone.
      2. Press OK/Send (a tone will confirm the deactivation).

      T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless GSM phones

      To activate Call Forwarding:

      1. Press *21* on your cellular phone.
      2. Enter your ten-digit Second Personal OneSimCard phone number (area code + telephone number) followed by the # key.

      To deactivate Call Forwarding:

      1. Enter #21# on your cellular phone.
      2. Press OK/Send.

       

2. Ordering Questions
    • Can I transfer my phone numbers and balance from my standard OneSimCard SIM when I upgrade to a OneSimCard Plus SIM or other SIM card?

      • We¬†can¬†move your airtime balance and PEN if any¬†from your standard SIM to the Universal, Expedition, eSIM World, DataMax, or DataMax eSIM SIM if you upgrade the SIM or your sim is lost or damaged and you are buying a replacement SIM. The replaced SIM will be permanently deleted from your account..¬†
      • We¬†can¬†move your Personal Extra Number from your sim to any other SIM. There is $5 charge for this.
      • We¬†cannot¬†transfer your primary +372 number from your Standard SIM to any other SIM, you will get a new number when you upgrade.¬†
      • NOTE: DataMax and DataMax eSIMs do not come with any primary phone number. You can purchase a PEN to use voice and SMS with our OneSIM VoIP App
3. How To Use Questions
    • Can I forward calls from my OneSimCard phone to another number?

      Yes. Your Universal, Expedition and eSIM World OneSimCard mobile number can currently be forwarded to EU, Canada, USA, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus numbers. It's 100% free to forward your OneSimCard phone number to many countries including to U.S. or Canadian numbers. Forwarding to some countries, as well as to satellite phones, will carry a forwarding charge as listed in the Rates & Coverage page on OneSimCard.com.

      To enable/disable call forwarding from your online account:

      Log in at OneSimCard.com and go to the My SIM Cards menu. Select your SIM card number and enable/disable Call Forwarding on this screen.

      To enable/disable call forwarding from your phone:

      Dial *146*081*XXXXXXXXXXXXX# and press Send/Talk (where XXXXXXXXXXXXX is the forward-to number in international format: 00+countrycode+number)

      Newer SIM cards use *81* instead of *081*

      Example: to forward to U.S. number 1-617-555-1212, dial *146*081*0016175551212# and press Send/Talk.

      If you get an "Unknown Format?" message, dial *146*81*0016175551212#

      To disable call forwarding, dial *146*080# and press Send/Talk. If you get an "Unknown Format?" message dial *146*80# and press Send/Talk.

4. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I have an iPhone and am receiving charges for SMS sent to a UK mobile number 447786205094. Why?

      This is a known issue with Apple's Facetime and iMessage applications on Apple iPhone  devices. We recommend disabling Facetime and iMessage so it will not be able to automatically send SMS to this 447786205094 number. Any SMS sent to this number automatically by your phone can not be refunded by OneSimCard. Additional questions regarding iPhone applications and how they communicate should be directed to Apple Support.
      You can learn more on the Apple Support web site:
      https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5968824
5. OneSim VoIP
    • Which phone number will be shown on the caller ID when I make a call using OneSim VoIP?

      Your active OneSim VoIP Personal Extra Number (PEN) will be shown on the caller ID.
6. 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 ‚Äúfree calls to OneSimCard from Viber‚ÄĚ option is not activated for a particular OneSimCard number, when a Viber user dials +372800XXXXXXXX they will hear an automatic message: ‚ÄúThe mobile phone is either switched off or out of coverage area.‚ÄĚ

      PLEASE NOTE: Viber is not available for the DataMax or DataMax eSIM

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

      Yes, for Universal, Expedition, and eSIM World Sim Cards, 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.
8. OneSim VoIP
    • What is the cost of calling between two OneSim VoIP phones?

      Calls between two OneSim VoIP phones are absolutely free.
9. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Is there a 911 emergency number in Europe that can be used with OneSimCard service?

      Yes, in Europe the emergency number is 112. You can use 112 in Europe to report real emergencies to local authorities in the country of stay. The 3 digit number should be dialed directly without any additional digits in front of the number.

       

      For DataMax and DataMax eSIM SIM cards, while there is no voice calling feature without the use of 1SIM VoIP, which doesn’t support emergency calling, most cell phones ALWAYS allow you to call emergency numbers, even without a SIM inserted into the phone. In Europe the emergency number is 112. You can use 112 in Europe to report real emergencies to local authorities in the country of stay. The 3 digit number should be dialed directly using the regular phone app (NOT the OneSim VoIP App) without any additional digits in front of the number.

10. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Is there a way to send a SMS to a short code number?

      The SIM card does not offer SMS service to short code numbers

      OneSimCard offers special US Phone Numbers working with the SIM or even without SIM which are capable of receiving SMS from Short Codes, like those sent by Banks, Paypal and other institutions as well as replying to short codes SMS using 1SIM VOIP app.

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