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1. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • How do I recharge using 1SIM Fund?

      Yes, you can.

      First you need to make sure you have funds in your 1SIM Money Fund.

      You can do this by going to your 1SIM Fund menu and adding money from your PayPal, CashU or Bitcoin methods you will see available on the screen.

      Once you have money in your fund, then you can add funds to the phone service by one of the following methods:

      To recharge from your onesimcard.com portal:
      1. Go to Recharge Menu and recharge your SIM
        or
      2. Set up auto-recharge in Recharge Settings Menu

      To recharge from the phone using 1SIM Fund:

      Before being able to add money using 1SIM Fund from the phone, you need to log in to your onesimcard.com portal and create a PIN in 1SIM FUND menu.

      To recharge from the phone:
      • From the OneSimCard menu of your phone, scroll down to Add Credit and select this option.
        You will see 'Please enter PIN' on the screen.
        Enter 4 digit 1SIM Fund PIN + * + Amount + press the OK.
        For example, if you need to add $50 and the PIN is is 8654:
        You would dial 8654*50 and press OK. In few seconds you will get a confirmation message with your new balance.
      • Alternatively you can do the same from the main dial menu of the phone by dialing: 098+PIN+*+Amount+ Talk (Send) button.
        For example, if you need to add $50 and the PIN is is 8654:
        You would dial 0988654*50 and press TALK. In few seconds you will get a confirmation message with your new balance.
            * is a star character located on the keypad

      Money will be deducted from your 1SIM Fund balance.
2. Ordering Questions
    • What is 1SIM FUND?

      The OneSimCard Money Fund allows you to pay for OneSimCard services by means other than credit cards:

      • PayPal payment method

      We accept payments from PayPal verified accounts.
      • CashU Payments.
      CashU is the payment system. You can learn more at CashU.com web site.
      • Bitcoins

      Once you deposit money into your OneSimCard Money Fund through one of above methods, you can use this fund to recharge your SIM(s), order a second number, or make any other payment for orders placed at OneSimCard.com.

      OneSimCard Money Fund additions are non-refundable. However, the money you put into the fund do not expire. There are no fees applied to the fund maintenance either.

      Example 1

      You are in Kenya and can't pay using a credit card. You would like to purchase a OneSimCard SIM for $39.95, and also be able to add airtime (recharge) later. You will also need to pay for shipping.

      First step - you need to add funds to your OneSimCard Money Fund. It's up to you what amount you would like to send us, but it should be large enough to cover your purchases. Let's say you posted $200.00 to your OneSimCard Money Fund.

      Once the money is received, we will send you a confirmation email. Then you can log in to your OneSimCard.com account and place your order. It will be instantly processed and the money will be deducted from your OneSimCard Money Fund account.

      Example 2

      You have 3 SIM cards and 3 personal second numbers.

      You want to set up auto-recharge for SIM1 and SIM2 in $25 increments and the third one in $50 increments. You also want to extend (recharge) your Second Numbers every month.

      Let's say you put $500 into your OneSimCard Money Fund account. Now you can set up $25 auto-recharges on your 2 SIMs and $50 auto-recharge for your 3rd SIM, as well as and automatic extension of your second number.

      This option allows many users around the word to take advantage of OneSimCard.com services without using a credit card.

      Example 3

      You use your verified PayPal account to add money to the 1SIMCard Money Fund. The transaction from PayPal is instant. Funds will be instantly added to your 1SIM Card Money Fund, and then you can use the Money Fund to make any purchase at OneSimCard.com.

3. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I get rewarded for referring friends to OneSimCard?

      Yes, you can! Our Refer a Friend program is available to all OneSimCard active account holders. For each friend you refer that purchases new service, you will receive $10 ($5 for rentals) deposited into your 1SIM Money Fund. The referral bonus will be received once the order for new service is placed, shipped and the 30-day return window has closed. You can then use these bonus awards to recharge your airtime or use toward any other purchases. There are no limits to the number of friends you can refer or the bonuses you can receive!

      In addition, your referred friend will also receive a 5% discount on their initial order, excluding airtime.

      To refer a friend, simply log in to your account and click the Refer A Friend link on your main account menu. You will be notified when your referrals make a purchase and will be able to track all of your referrals right from this Refer A Friend page.

      Please note: in order to be eligible for your bonus you MUST first refer your friend(s) using the Refer A Friend link/page. We will not accept any referrals verbally, via email or by any means other than submitting through the form.
4. How To Use Questions
    • How can I add airtime to my OneSimCard service?

      In order to add airtime instantly, simply register a credit card with us on our website.

      There are several ways to add airtime to your OneSimCard service.
      Automatic Recharge - recommended:
      1. Just log on to your account at www.onesimcard.com and set auto-recharge in the Recharge Menu. Funds will be added to your account when your balance drops below the threshold you set.
      From the phone using your credit card:
      1. a) From the phone dialpad dial 098YYYY*XX. Talk. YYYY - Last 4 digits of the credit card used last at OneSimCard.com. YY Amount from 25 to 99 USD

      For example, if you need to add $50 and the last 4 digits of the credit card registered with us is 8654:
      You would dial 0988654*50 and press TALK. In few seconds you will get a confirmation message with your new balance.
      * is a star character located on the keypad
      From the phone using 1SIM Fund:
       a) From the phone dialpad dial 098YYYY*XX. Talk. YYYY -  4 digits PIN you created in 1SIM FUND menu. YY Amount from 25 to 99 USD

      For example, if you need to add $50 and the 1SIM FUND PIN is  8654:
      You would dial 0988654*50 and press TALK. In few seconds you will get a confirmation message with  your new balance.
      * is a star character located on the keypad

      From the OneSimCard.com web interface:
      1. You must log in at www.onesimcard.com each time you wish to add funds.
      1. The minimum recharge amount is US $25.00
      1. Using Recharge PIN purchased from a dealer:
      If you purchased a recharge PIN from OneSimCard Authorized dealer, you can recharge your account from OneSimCard handset from OneSimCard - Add Credit menu. When the Add Credit menu is selected, enter the 10-digit PIN and press the Talk (Send) button. 
5. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Will I get a bill for using OneSimCard service?

      No. OneSimCard service is a prepaid service. You will not be able to spend more than you put on the SIM, except when you set the automatic recharge of the SIM. There are three simple ways to add funds to the balance of the SIM: from on-line, from the mobile phone and by setting up an automatic recharge. This pertains to both - purchased SIM cards and rentals.
6. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Which phones are compatible with OneSimCard service?

      Any unlocked GSM phone is compatible with OneSimCard Europe & More SIM that does not require any special dialing instructions.
      For Plus and Data & Roam SIM cards, most GSM unlocked Tri-band or Quad-Band phones are compatible with OneSimCard service.

      Older Verizon & Sprint dual-mode CDMA/GSM "World Phones" such as BlackBerry (Bold, Curve, Tour, Pearl, Storm, 8830); LG (Fathom); HTC (Touch, Ozone, Imagio); Samsung (Saga, Intrepid, Renown), are compatible with OneSimCard, however require special dialing instructions shown here.

       

      All iPhone modes and Androids GSM Phones are compatible with OneSimCard.

      Some phones will allow calling only from OneSimCard menu. Some phones will allow calling directly, but with the use of prefix *146* as described in the user guide.

      Some phones such as Samsung and some other brands require dialing a specific prefix *146* in front of the dialed string when used with a OneSimCard.

      For example, calling to USA: Dial *146*0016175551212# and press the TALK (or SEND) button
      * is a star character located on the keypad
      • To check your balance dial *146*099 and press the TALK (or SEND) button
      • To add funds dial *146*098XXXX*ZZ and press the TALK (or SEND) button,
        where XXXX - 4 last digit of your credit card on file, ZZ - Recharge amount
      • You need to press * on your phone in the above dialing sequences
      • Activation of voice mail *146*091 and press the TALK (or SEND) button
      • Deactivation of voice mail *146*090 and press the TALK (or SEND) button
      • Check number of messages in Voice Mail *146*094 and press the TALK (or SEND) button
      • To listen to voice mail *146*095 and press the TALK (or SEND) button

      The sequence *146* can be used from any phone. However, most phones do not require it.

      It is possible to make almost any phone entirely compatible so you can call directly without using the OneSimCard menu or *146* by following the simple programming instructions below.

      How to activate compatibility mode:

       

      1. Locate OneSimCard Menu.

       On iPhones it is called SIM Applications menu and is located under Settings- Phone menu

               On Androids it is called SIM Toolkit app and it looks like one of the apps

      1. Open "OneSimCard" menu ( SIM Applications, SIM Toolkit, STK)
      2. Select "Settings
      Newer SIM Cards: Select Compatibility option and make sure "On" is selected
      Older SIM Cards: After selecting Settings:
      1. Agree with message by pressing "Yes"
      2. Dial digits "1101" and select "OK" (Screen will show "CC OptionX: ON" message)

      Bear in mind that if you have powered your telephone down, and have removed and reinstalled the battery, you will need to follow the programming steps outlined above, again.


      Here is an incomplete list of compatible mobile phones with notes about specific OneSimCard compatibility. We are constantly working on updating this list. Please share with us your experience about your specific wireless phone model and we will share this information with others.
7. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Can I Pay with BITCOINS?

      Yes, You can pay with Bitcoins.

      When paying with Bitcoins you first deposit money into your 1SIM Money Fund. Once the money is there, you can make a purchase or set an automatic recharge of you SIM card(s) or Extra Number(s).


      Follow these steps:
      1. Go to www.onesimcard.com and if not registered yet, register by clicking on the Register link in the upper right corner of the screen.
      2. Once registered, log in to your account at www.onesimcard.com and proceed to 1SIM FUND menu.
      3. Select amount you would like to add to your OneSimCard fund.
      4. Click on BITCOIN button. You will be provided with few options for sending bitcoins.
      5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
      6. Once paid and funds are received by OneSimCard, you will be notified by email. While it usually takes no more than 1 hour for the payment to be posted to your 1SIM FUND, it could take up to 6 hours. Once you receive the confirmation email, you can log in to your OneSimCard.com account and make a purchase or recharge using the balance of your 1SIM FUND.
8. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • How can people call and text me for free using the OneSimCard Connect app?

      OneSimCard Connect is a free app for Android and Apple iOS devices that lets people call and text your OneSimCard-enabled phone at ZERO cost to them. Please note that your OneSimCard balance will be charged to receive these calls at the standard incoming call rate for the country you are in, plus an additional 20c/min. Receiving text messages sent from the app is absolutely free.

      Example 1: you are in China where incoming calls are free and someone calls you using OneSimCard Connect. It will be free for the caller and you will be charged 20c/min

      Example 2: you are in Brazil where incoming calls are 35c/min and someone calls you using OneSimCard Connect. It will be free for the caller and you will be charged 55c/min

      PLEASE NOTE: You must enable this feature from your online account's My SIM Cards menu in order for people to be able to use the app to contact you.

      Requires Android 2.2 and up or Apple iOS 4.3 or later

      Download for free from Google Play or the iTunes App Store

9. Ordering Questions
    • Can I pay with PayPal?

      Yes, you can pay with a verified PayPal account only. When paying with PayPal you first deposit money into your 1SIM Money Fund. Once the money is there, you can make a purchase or set automatic recharge of you SIM card(s) or Extra Number(s).
10. Rates and Cost Questions
    • How often do I need to recharge my OneSimCard account?

      Your OneSimCard global SIM card and European phone number will never expire as long as you make at least one call every two years. If you fail to make or receive at least one call every two years, your OneSimCard global SIM card and European phone number will expire and you will not be entitled to a refund even if at the time of expiration your account had a positive balance.

      However, the funds on the SIM card will expire 10 months from your last recharge and will not be refunded to you. The minimum recharge amount is $25. By simply recharging at least once every 10 months your balance will roll over. If your balance does expire, it will not be refunded to you but all you need to do to get the service working again is to log in and add funds to your SIM card. If you set up the automatic recharge, it will be canceled if you allow the funds to expire, so you will need to set automatic recharge up again once you recharge your balance.

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