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101. 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.

       

       

102. 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.

103. 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.
104. How To Use Questions
    • How to activate and set up the mobile¬†data¬†service on your mobile device or tablet?

      1. Log in to your account at www.onesimcard.com using the email address and password you entered during the activation or registration of the SIM.
      2. To enable¬†data, go to your My SIM Cards menu, select your SIM card, scroll down to Internet¬†Data¬†and click ‚ÄėEnable‚Äô.
      3. Turn on Data Roaming on your phone.
      This is all that is needed for mobile data to work.



105. 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.
106. 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 attempts to send SMS left in the phone to this number.


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

      Example: for US Number 1-617-600-8250 you should have entered in the address book: +16176008250
      Delete existing text conversation after fixing the phone book record. 
      You can always test your SMS by sending SMS to OneSimCard Support number +16176008250 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.
107. 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 the Discount Section of the My SIM Cards menu of your web account or in the mini account at https://ma.onesimcard.com/

      2. On Apple devices from OneSimCard Assist app

      3. From OneSimCard mobile phone: 

           Dial the following: *146*942#

       

      The remaining data balance will be displayed.

108. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I have an Apple iPhone. When I dial following your instructions it does not work. What's wrong?

      This reply does not apply to OneSimCard Europe & More SIM or newer SIM cards purchased after January 2017.
      Older SIM cards might require entering the compatibility code on your  iPhone.

      How to activate compatibility mode:

       1. Locate OneSimCard Menu.

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

      1. Open "OneSimCard" menu ( SIM Applications)
      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.


      We strongly recommend you to watch very short video tutorials for iPhone that will help you to understand how to make calls, SMS and data on your OneSimCard iPhone.
      If your phone is not Jail-Broken, you still can use OneSimCard Assist app available from iTunes. This app will help you to dial numbers properly by correcting mis-dialed numbers and will allow easy access to OneSimCard functions like checking balance, recharging your SIM, activating discounts and others.

      These videos are available in the Help Menu of your OneSimCard Portal. You need to log in to your OneSimCard account first and then proceed to the Help Menu to be able to access these videos.

      Again, this is for older SIM Cards. Newer SIM cards do not require entering any codes in iPhone or other types of phones.
109. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • How does BANK SMS Verification PEN balance work?

      The SMS Verification PEN is the only PEN that can be used without a SIM card. Thus, it can have its own balance, which follows these rules:

      1. If the SMS Verification PEN is used without a SIM card, the PEN's balance will be valid for 12 months. To maintain it the minimum recharge amount of only $10 USD per year is required.
      2. If the PEN has a SIM card assigned to it, the SIM card balance rules will apply. To maintain the balance both for the SIM and all PENs assigned to it $25 USD min recharge will be required every 10 months.
110. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • What Is the Difference Between "Direct Dial" and "Callback Dial" calling?

      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, OneSimCard Universal and eSIM.

      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.

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