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111. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • How can I contact customer support?

      There are a number of ways you can contact customer support.

      However, before you contact us, we strongly recommend that you review our FAQ/Help section, as well as the OneSimCard User Guide that was sent to you with the SIM card or the phone package. If you lost or forgot the User Guide, you can download it from the Help menu of your online account. Most of your potential questions have already have been answered on our FAQ pages.

      If you still need help, here are the options:
      1. There is online live chat at www.onesimcard.com available during normal business hours.
      2. You can submit your support request or questions at http://www.onesimcard.com/contact-support/
      3. You can call us 001-617-313-8888 during normal business hours. Keep in mind that when calling from your OneSimCard enabled phone this is not a free call. New! First 3 minutes are free when calling customer support from a OneSimCard enabled phone.
      4. You can call from your OneSimCard mobile phone by dialing 096 then pressing Talk/Send. This is not a free call. New! First 3 minutes are free when calling customer support from a OneSimCard enabled phone.
      5. You can submit your support request from your OneSimCard phone by sending a free SMS to 9111. We will review your question and will reply back with an SMS to your OneSimCard phone.

      Please try to be specific in your SMS messages. You do not have to include your OneSimCard number in your SMS request. Please list a brief summary of the problem and we will do our very best to provide you with assistance.
112. OneSimCard Rentals
    • How does the global cell phone rental program work?

      It's actually quite simple to rent a OneSimCard international cell phone phone bundle to use during your travels. Just tell us the date you need the phone and we'll ship a complete package directly to your door. Your package will include a mobile phone programmed with an international phone number, extra battery, charger, international travel plug adapter, holster, OneSimCard User Guide, $5 worth of initial airtime, and a US Mail return envelope. When you return from your trip, simply return the package in the envelope provided - just add postage.

      Update: As of March 5, 2018, all rentals come with a prepaid USPS Priority Mail return label. Simply attach it to the provided return envelope with your rentals inside and drop it off at the nearest post office. It’s that easy!

      When you tell us the country of your travel, we will select the SIM card type for you that offers the lowest calling rates in this country.

113. OneSimCard Rentals
    • How do I purchase additional airtime?

      The phone will come with $5 of initial airtime. There are three ways to purchase additional airtime.
      1. You can buy the airtime on-line by logging into your account at www.onesimcard.com. Your account will be created automatically when we ship you the phone.
      2. You can set up an auto-recharge which will automatically add value to your existing balance once it goes below a predetermined balance.
      3. You can use your Global Mobile Phone, by submitting a recharge order from the handset. Your credit card on file will be charged and the airtime will be added instantly.
114. OneSimCard Rentals
    • When do you consider the rental package as having been returned?

      You should ship the package back to us through the US Postal service using the envelope that came in your original package. The return label will require appropriate postage.

      As of March 5, 2018, all rentals come with a prepaid USPS Priority Mail return label. Simply attach it to the provided return envelope with your rentals inside and drop it off at the nearest post office. It’s that easy!

      The post office will scan the label. The date the package is scanned is considered the rental's return date. Thus you will not be charged rental fees for the days after the package is scanned to be shipped back to OneSimCard.
115. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Is there a way to send a SMS to a short code number?

      OneSimCard does not offer SMS service to short code numbers.

      Please note: If you do try to send an SMS to a short code then your account may be charged $9 for each message.
      We do offer special US PEN that is capable of receiving SMS from Short Codes, like those sent by Banks, Paypal and other institutions.
116. How To Use Questions
    • Is there a mobile app that will let me recharge my account and other services?

      Yes! Our OneSimCard Direct app for the iPhone (must be jailbroken) and Android devices will let you easily access many account services, such as recharging your account, checking voicemail, ordering discount voice and text plans, and much more. OneSimCard Direct is available for download from Google Play for Android phones and from Cydia for jailbroken iPhones. Find more information in the Help section of your online account.

117. 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.
118. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I can't send SMS from my iPhone

      There is a known bug with iPhone phone book. If you are trying to text to a contact that is entered in the phone book, and the contact is not entered in proper international number format, the SMS will not go through even if you just enter the number in the SMS menu directly and properly.
      Please edit the record in the phone book to be +CountryCode_Number. It needs to have the + character in front, which is an equivalent of 00.

      You will also need to delete all recent attempts to send SMS to this number from the Messaging menu. It should be no conversation or attemtps to send SMS left in the phone to this number.


      We understand that this is very frustating, but do not know why Apple will not fix it. This problem affects only Apple phones.

      Example: for US Number 1-617-826-9050 you should have entered in the address book: +16178269050
      Delete existing text conversation after fixing the phone book record.
      You can always test your SMS by sending SMS to OneSimCard Support number +16178269050 from your OneSimCard phone. This will create an automated ticket in the system and you will know if the message was delivered or not. You will be charged regular SMS rate for this message.
119. How To Use Questions
    • How Do I Check The Balance Of Purchased Data Plan?

      There are three ways to check the remaining balance of purchased data plan.

      1. On-line in OneSimCard Menu of your account in the Discount Section of the page.

      2. On Android Phones - from OneSimCard Direct App and on Apple devices from OneSimCard Assist app

      3. From OneSimCard mobile phone:

      Dial the following:

      *146*942#

      The remaining data balance will be displayed.

120. M2M SIM Cards
    • Will I be able to see the usage details for my M2M SIM card?

      Yes, all usage details and charges are available in the My SIM Card menu of the customer account.

      In addition, you can filter SIM cards using the following parameters:

      • SIM cards with Data Package to be activated when the traffic starts moving
        • This option allows you to view those SIM cards where data packages have been set up for activation and will be triggered automatically once data is moving on the SIM.

      • SIM cards with data packages scheduled to get activated later
        • This option displays SIM cards with data packages scheduled to be activated on a particular date.

      • SIM with the balance below X
        • This option displays SIM cards with low balances that might need your attention to ensure service is not interrupted due to lack of funds.

      • SIM cards with the data usage over the last X DAYS above Y MB
        • This option displays SIM cards with the data usage exceeding your projected usage or could be used for other usage monitoring applications.

      • SIM Cards with the $ spending – Top X % in 30 days
        • This option displays SIM cards that are consuming the most funds for data and SMS usage.

      • SIM cards that reached monthly additions limit
        • If monthly spending limits for SIM cards are set, this option allows you to view SIM cards that already reached the monthly limit and are temporarily not in service until additional funds are added.

      • SIM cards 10% below monthly additions limit
        • This option allows you to view the range of SIM cards that are about to reach the monthly limit (If you have set limits on the SIM cards.)

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