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91. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Are there any international toll-free or local Common Access Numbers (CAN)?

      OneSimCard international mobile service does not require dialing any access numbers when calling from international locations, you simply dial as you normally would when you're abroad. However, when somebody is calling to your OneSimCard phone there is an option for them to call you through a Toll Free or local number rather than dialing your European mobile number directly, which could be expensive for them. This call will instead be charged to your OneSimCard account at an additional 20c/min to the incoming rate in the country where you are receiving the call.

      When someone calls you through a Common Access Number they receive a prompt where they then enter your primary European number starting with 372 to reach you. For a direct connection, we recommend adding a Personal Extra Number (PEN) instead.

      At this time we have Toll Free and/or Local Common Access Numbers in the following countries:

      • Argentina
      • Australia
      • Austria
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Cyprus
      • France
      • Germany
      • Greece
      • Hong Kong
      • Israel
      • Mexico
      • New Zealand
      • Russia
      • Spain
      • UK
      • USA - Toll Free as well as local Common Access Numbers in New York City, Washington DC and Los Angeles


      You can find these numbers in the User Guide or while logged in to your OneSimCard web account portal.

92. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Does calling to a mobile phone cost more than calling to a land line?

      No, it does not cost more to dial an international mobile number using OneSimCard service. You will receive the same very low per minute rate whether calling to a mobile phone or to a land line.

      You can find all rates listed on our Rates & Coverage page.
93. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • How do I know if my phone is locked or unlocked?

      To determine if your phone is locked, if you haven't already purchased a OneSimCard international SIM card then call your wireless provider. If you have already purchased from us then insert the OneSimCard SIM card. If you get any of the following messages on your screen after entering the pin then your phone is locked:

      • Insert SIM
      • SIM not valid
      • SIM Card Not Accepted
      • Enter Restriction Code
      • Enter Special Code
      • Enter Subsidy Code
      • Enter Subsidy Password
      • Contact Service Provider (Motorola)
      • or any other similar messages!

      Some mobile phone carriers lock their phones so they can't be used with other carriers. The simplest way to find out if the phone is locked is to borrow a SIM card from anybody who is using a different mobile service provider. If you power-up the phone and it recognizes the SIM card, your phone is unlocked and OneSimCard's international SIM card will work as well.

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

      US Customers can read more about unlocking phones in this article of the Computer World magazine.

       

       

94. OneSimCard General Service 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 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.

      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.

      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 US wireless carrier for assistance if needed.

      Alltel, Sprint PCS, Verizon Wireless, Nextel, 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.

      Please note that Sprint and Nextel may charge an extra 20c/min on forwarded calls.

95. 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.

96. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • What to do if I am unable to unlock my mobile phone?

97. How To Use Questions
    • How do I make a call within the country I am currently located?

      You should make any call the same way as if you were making an international call.

      For example, you are in France and need to call Paris:
      You should dial 00331XXXXXXXX. Please note that you should not dial 01 for Paris, but rather just 1 after country code 33, because Paris' code is 1.

      Dialing 0 in front of 1 is required when making a regular long distance call within France to Paris. However, when making an international call or OneSimCard call, 0 is omitted.

      For example, if you are located in Italy and need to call Rome:
      You should dial 003906XXXXXXXX, as Rome's code is 06.

      Get more information about international dialing codes.
       
      If you are unsure about how to properly dial an international number, you can Click here for more detailed country by country dialing instructions.
98. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Are there any additional roaming charges?

      There are NO additional roaming charges. The rates you see listed on our Rates & Coverage page are the only rates you will be charged when making or receiving calls on your OneSimCard enabled cell phone.
99. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Are there any monthly fees or connection charges?

      There are no monthly fees or connection charges for using OneSimCard international cell phone service.

      If you order an optional Personal Extra Number (PEN), there is a small periodic fee to keep the PEN active based on how you choose to be billed (from $1.67 per month). There is also an additional charge to receive a call through any Extra Number. View our Rates & Coverage page and click on any country to view our available Extra Numbers and associated costs.

100. Rates and Cost Questions
    • What is the Internet Data cost in those countries where more than one network is available?

      In some countries we offer multiple networks to improve coverage. While the cost of Voice calls and Texts does not depend on a particular network in the country, the cost of Internet Data sometimes does.

       
      The Data rate for each particular network is shown on the Rates and Coverage page of OneSimCard.com where available -


      In those countries like India where there are many networks, the cost of using Internet Data service can vary significantly from from one network to another. In such countries we strongly recommend to change settings on your mobile phone, so networks selected manually, rather than automatically. In this case, when you are in the country of travel, you can select to register on the available network with the lowest Data cost.
      Having the settings set to Manual Network selection will make sure that the network will not get switched to another one with higher rates when the signal of the lower data cost network is weak.

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