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Of course you can! Simply send and receive SMS texts according to your phone's user manual or from the OneSimCard Menu. Receiving SMS is always free. Sending an SMS (text message) is 15-59 cents depending on the country.
SMS messages sent to a OneSimCard phone should always be sent to the main OneSimCard mobile number rather than to an optional Extra Number, with the exception of new SMS enabled numbers in USA and Canada available since Jun 3rd, 2014. When replying from OneSimCard phone to the SMS received on USA or Canada SMS capable PEN, the main number of the SIM that starts with 372 will be displayed on the text receiver phone.
You can also send a free SMS message to any OneSimCard customer from our web site or by sending email to 372XXXXXXXX@sms.onesimcard.com, where 372XXXXXXXX is the OneSimCard primary mobile phone number. The maximum number of daily SMS sent to the SIM over email or web is 25.
Please bear in mind that message should be sent in English characters. In addition, it should not be longer than 160 characters including spaces.
These 2 options of sending SMS by email provide completely free way of communicating, as it is usually free for you to send the email and costs nothing for the OneSimCard customer to receive a text message.
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.
SMS messaging usually works without any additional setup of the phone.
In rare cases when there are issues sending or receiving text messages, please look at the following:
Problem with Sending SMS:
SMSC number should be set as follows:
1. For Standard and Plus OneSimCard SIM: +3725099000 for all countries except:
a. China: +85290296747
2. For the Expedition (former Data & Roam) SIM as well as for Europe & More SIM: +37256100041
Special instructions for Apple Phones:
With Apple iPhones to check SMSC:
From the phone dialer Dial *#5005*7672#
You will see the SMSC set currently on the the phone.
To change the SMSC on Iphone dial:
Plus and Standard SIMs: **5005*7672*+3725099000# outside of USA or Canada and and **5005*7672*+85290296747# if in China.
Expedition (formerly Data & Roam) and Europe & More SIMs in any country: **5005*7672*+37256100041#
If your phone requires the name of Message Center Name enter: SMSC
SMS lifetime is short - must be at least 2 hours or set to Maximum settings.
Try sending SMS from OneSimCard menu
Problem with Receiving SMS:
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:
To deactivate Call Forwarding:
T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless GSM phones
To activate Call Forwarding:
To deactivate Call Forwarding:
Please note that Sprint and Nextel may charge an extra 20c/min on forwarded calls.
The newly offered OneSimCard Europe & More does not use the callback to make an outgoing call.
With OneSimCard Plus or Expedition (formerly Data & Roam) SIM:
Normally, when you make a call with OneSimCard the phone will ring back within a few seconds after dialing and you will then get connected. You can eliminate this callback if you have a smarphone running Android (OS version 5 or below) by downloading and installing our OneSimCard Direct mobile app. Alternatively, you can purchase our Global Dual SIM Quad-Band GSM Unlocked International Cell Phone which has built-in software that automatically removes the callback.
For phones using Android (OS version 5 or below):
OneSimCard Direct allows you to hide the callback and makes it easier to make a call directly from your phone's address book.Once the application is installed on your phone, please run it once and then turn your phone off and back on. You will then be able to dial without receiving the callback.
The new OneSimCard Global Concierge Service offers a full suite of services available 24/7/365, including foreign language translation services for over 90 languages. The service is available to you any time you need help of a professional interpreter. Just dial +372991 or 00372991 from your phone and ask for the interpreter service.
Languages available for translation: Afrikaans, Ambonese, Arabic, Armenian, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Balinese, Bataknese, Bengali, Betawi, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chinyanja, Creole, Croatian, Czech, Damara, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, Flemish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hainanese, Hakin, Hebrew, Herero, Hindi, Hokkien, Hungarian, Ilonggo, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kalanga, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdis, Macedonian, Manadonese, Mandarin Chinese, Manipuri, Marathi, Mongolian, Nama, Ndebele, Nepali, North Sotho, Norwegian, Oriya, Oshiwambo, Padangnese, Palembangnese, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Seswati, Setswana, Slovak, Slovenian, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Sudanese, Swedish, Swiss German, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Teochew, Thai, Torajanese, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Venda, Vietnamese, Xhosa and Zulu.
There are two ways for SMS message to be sent:
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.
The OneSimCard phone number has no expiration, provided you made at least 1 call or send SMS once every two years.
However, the funds on the SIM expire 10 months after your last recharge. The minimum recharge amount is $25. You can keep the balance from expiring by simply recharging at least once every 10 months. If you let your balance expire, then all you need to do to get the service up and running again is to log in and add funds to your SIM card. Automatic recharge will be canceled if you let your funds expire.
Yes. Your OneSimCard mobile number can be forwarded to almost any other number around the world! 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. There are a few exceptions where calls can not be forwarded to certain numbers.
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 "Unkown 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.
Yes! We do offer data (GPRS) service on BlackBerry devices from models 8000 and up. This is separate from BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) & Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES). Emails can not be pushed to the phone and BlackBerry Web Applications and Messenger will not work. However, access to web-based emails like Gmail and Yahoo as well as Internet browsing will work.
Yes, if you have a World Phone from Verizon or Sprint such as the BlackBerry (Bold, Curve, Tour, Pearl, Storm, 8830); LG (Fathom); LG KP Series, HTC (Touch, Ozone, Imagio); Samsung (Saga, Intrepid, Renown) you can use it with OneSimCard service. It may only require the special dialing instructions below to make outgoing calls (there is no additional charge). Receiving calls is the same as with any other phone.
To make an outgoing call you may need to do the following:
Initiate your call by sending a free SMS message from the regular SMS menu (not the OneSimCard Menu) of a OneSimCard enabled phone:
For example, to call to Boston USA you should go to the SMS menu of the phone and send a message:
1. You can not send this SMS from the SMS OneSimCard Menu of the phone, it must be sent using your phone's standard SMS function. You will not be charged for sending this SMS to 9146.
2. If you see on the screen that the message has not been sent, make sure that the SMS settings of your phone are correct and that the SMS Center number is set to: +3725099000
Discount SMS from Europe and many other countries are available with OneSimCard Universal, OneSimCard Plus, Expedition (formerly Data & Roam) and Europe & More SIM cards.
Discount SMS 100 Plan
When activated, this plan provides 100 free classic SMS messages sent from Europe to any number in any country in the world. Messages should be sent from the normal SMS menu of your phone and NOT from the OneSimCard 'Travel SMS' menu. SMS plan will be effective for 30 calendar days after the activation took place. The plan can be activated from your OneSimCard web account. Activation cost is 10.00 USD.
New SMS plans are available in following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Vatican City.
To check how many days and SMS messages are left, dial *146*922*1#
Screen will show the following message: "SMS package active for X day(s) more, You have already used X of XX free SMS"
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:
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.
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.
Some recent Android upgrades to versions 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 have a bug causing the OneSimCard Menu, labeled as SIM Toolkit, to be disabled.
If you do not see the SIM Toolkit app in your Android phone, please try doing the following:
Go to Settings>Security>Setup SIM Card Lock>Lock SIM Card. It will ask for the default SIM PIN. Enter 0000. Power off the phone and turn it back on. The SIM Toolkit app will then become available, though it might take 1-2 minutes for the phone to display it.
On Android version 5.1 go to Settings > SIM Cards > SIM Toolkit
Once you have access to the SIM Toolkit, select it, scroll down to Settings, enter 1101 and press confirm. Your phone will now be able to dial normally.
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:
The remaining data balance will be displayed.
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
Direct Dial calling allows the caller to enter the international call prefix, country calling code and telephone number and then be directly connected to the person they are calling. This is how you dial when using your regular mobile service. Direct Dial Calling is standard on the OneSimCard Europe & More.
Callback calling also allows the caller to enter the international call prefix, country calling code and telephone number. After the called number is entered, the user immediately receives an incoming call connecting the user to person called. Callback is very simple to use and allows for low cost calling on the OneSimCard Plus and OneSimCard Expedition (formerly Data & Roam). Callback does not increase the connection time. It is the same as with Direct Dial. Usage of the OneSimCard Direct mobile app hides the callback.
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