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111. 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.
112. 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.

113. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Are there any language translation, concierge, business or emergency services while abroad?

      Yes! Our 24/7 Global Concierge Service offers a full suite of services available 24 hours a day. Includes concierge services, business services, medical services, emergency assistance and interpreter services in over 90 languages.

      A sample of available services:

      • Information about countries, visas, vaccinations, safety, weather, hotels, transportation
      • Reservations for hotels, flights, trains, car rentals, restaurants
      • Information about sporting/cultural events, buying tickets, calling a taxi
      • Business services such as helping to organize business meetings, conference calls, document translation, office equipment rental, currency rates, stock market indices, wake up service, fax service
      • Receive emergency and routine medical advice, arrange arrival of a doctor or an ambulance, get medical and dental referrals, get help with lost baggage, tickets or passport, problems at check-in, rebooking tickets, etc.
      • Roadside assistance
      • Emergency messaging to family members or consulates
      • Legal aid


      Simply dial +372991 from any OneSimCard enabled phone to access the Global Concierge service.

      There is no additional cost of using Global Concierge except per minute call cost from the country the call is made from.

114. How To Use Questions
    • How should I send an SMS to get charged only 15 cents per text message?

      There are two ways for SMS message to be sent:

      • From the OneSimCard application menu called OneSimCard - TravelSMS. To send the message, you need to locate OneSimCard menu on the phone and then scroll down to TravelSMS menu. Sending text message this way is the least expensive and will cost you 15 cents per message from any country.
      • Usual way from SMS sending menu of the phone. It cost 40 cents per text message from most countries with the exception of few countries where the rates are higher.
        Find detailed rate information here.
      Another way to reduce the cost of sending Text is to use the SIM VOIP app and send SMS from the app. This will reduce the cost of sending SMS significantly.


      Bear in mind that sending SMS messages to the abbreviated special SMS destinations like voting, music downloads, etc. will cost you $9.00 per message.

       

115. 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 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 the App store. Find more information in the Help section of your online account.

116. 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.

117. How To Use Questions
    • How do I know if USA, Canada or UK Mobile PEN I order is capable of receiving SMS?

      To see if your PEN is capable of receiving SMS, please log in to your on-line account at www.OneSimCard.com. In the Recharge Menu next to the PEN you will see if it is SMS capable or not. You can also see there if this PEN could be used for VOIP or not.
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. 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.)
120. M2M SIM Cards
    • Are there any data packages available for M2M SIM cards?

      M2M SIM cards provide billing of data in 1 kb increments. In addition, small M2M data packages are available in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates.

      You can view data package sizes and cost here.

      Once activated, M2M packages will run monthly until they are either cancelled by admin or there is no further data usage on the SIM. Only one M2M package can be purchased during the package time period. If the data allowance of the package is consumed before the package expiration date, billing will be switched to per kb  until the next 30 day package gets automatically activated at the end of the previous package time period. The new data package will not automatically activate if there is no data usage on the SIM at the time when the activation should occur. Once data usage restarts the new data package will be automatically activated.

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