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101. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • What to do if I am unable to unlock my mobile phone?

102. 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.

       

       

103. 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.

104. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • What Are Additional Calling Options Available?

      There are many additional options available to reduce cost as well as to make it easier for callers to reach OneSimCard phone.

       
      These options are:
      • PEN - Personal Extra Numbers - Provides an option to call OneSimCard phone directly locally from 60 countries.
      • CAN - Common Extra Numbers - Provides an option to call OneSimCard phone¬†locally from 10 countries without ordering a PEN. See Help Menu of your on-line account for details.
      • SIM VOIP - iPhone and Android App allows lower cost calling and texting over WI-FI or Mobile Data.
      • OneSimCard Connect App - Android App¬†Makes dialing easier. Auto-correct mis-dialed numbers. Removes the callback feature on the Plus and Expedition (formerly Data & Roam) SIM cards.
      • Viber - Allows Viber Callers to call free to OneSimCard Phone.
105. How To Use Questions
    • Is there a mobile app that will let me recharge my account and other services?

      Yes! Our myOneSim app for the iPhone 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. MyOneSim is available for download from the App store. Find more information in the Help section of your online account.

106. 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 Apple devices from OneSimCard Assist app

      3. From OneSimCard mobile phone: 

           Dial the following: *146*942#

       

      The remaining data balance will be displayed.

107. How To Use Questions
    • How do I set up SMS text messaging on my phone?

      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:

      • Incorrect SMSC number (SMS Service Center Address) in handset settings.

      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 phone. 

      To change the SMSC on Iphone dial: 

      Plus and Standard SIMs: **5005*7672*+3725099000# for all countries except China 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:

      • Receiving Handset does not have enough free memory for incoming SMS.
      • Receiving Handset was turned off or out of the coverage area during SMS lifetime set on the sending phone - usually 2 hours.
      • Sender's SMS provider does not have an agreement with the receiving network.
108. 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.
109. 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.

       

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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