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11. 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

12. Troubleshooting Questions
    • When I dial following your instructions it does not work. What's wrong?

      This answer applies to SIM cards purchased before January 1, 2017.

      Some phones, such as Samsung, some Motorola, Android and Apple iPhones, require special dialing instructions or simple OneSimCard settings menu changes in order to make calls.

      It is possible to make almost any phone entirely compatible, so you can call directly without using the OneSimCard menu or *146* by following these 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 or OneSimCard 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 Service Code option and follow instructions below:
        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.

          If for any reason after entering compatibily code, you still do not get a ringback or you get the ringback the first time you make a call, but second time it would not work, please enter code 802 into the Service Code window instead of 1101 as provided above.

           

          Please bear in mind that Android phones can use OneSimCard Direct App available free for download from Google Play.  Using this app takes care of the Android phones compatibility issues, allows to remove the callback ring (Android OS version 5 or below) and also will automatically correct mis-dialed phone calls in most cases. iPhone users can download OneSimCard Assist App from iTunes that will do the same, except for removing the ringback.


          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* and # at the end can be used from any phone. However, most phones do not require it.

          We strongly recommend you to watch very short video tutorials that will help you to understand how to make calls, SMS and data on your OneSimCard Phone.


          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 troubleshooting advice might be needed only for older SIM cards.

           

           

      13. How To Use Questions
        • There is no OneSimCard Menu (SIM Toolkit) in my Android phone. How can I fix this?

          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.

      14. Troubleshooting Questions
        • I just activated my SIM card and can't make a successful test call. What's wrong?

          If you just activated your SIM card and can not make a test call by following the instructions in the user manual, you will likely just need to power off the phone and power it back on again. The phone should automatically re-register with one of our partner networks or you can manually select and register with a network. Remember, if you answer the test call when it rings you will be charged for the call.
          We strongly recommend you to watch very short video tutorials that will help you to understand how to make calls, SMS and data on your OneSimCard Phone.

          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.

      15. Troubleshooting Questions
        • Can I move balances from one SIM card to another?

          We allow moving balances from one SIM card to another in the following cases:
          • Corporate Accounts - anytime.
          • Individual Accounts - only when a SIM card is lost or stolen. The remaining balance from your lost or stolen SIM card can be transferred to another SIM card on your account or you can order a new SIM card if you would like to keep your original European number from the lost SIM.
      16. Troubleshooting Questions
        • When I try to make a call, I get a message 'Call is modified and cannot be made'. What does that mean?

          Some phone models do not allow direct dialing with older OneSimCard SIMs sold before January 1, 2017.

          To get around this problem, you should try either of these methods:
          • Locate the OneSimCard menu on your phone. (Some phones have it in Applications.)
            Make a call using menu 'Call'.
          • You can also make a call by dialing directly *146*00 Country Code Number#
            For example, to make a call to the USA, you would dial *146*0018574440686# (do not forget to hit pound at the end of the number)
          * is a star character located on the keypad
          Other examples of how to use th *146* dialing prefix if necessary:
          • 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 (it is a star character located on the keypad)
          • 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 prefix *146* and # at the end can be used from any phone. However, newer OneSimCard SIM do not require it and you should be able to dial codes directly, 091, 094, 095, 099 or 098XXXX*XX Talk.

          If you have an older SIM and the dialing does not work without entering *146*, please follow these simple instructions to remove the need to dial *146*:

          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.

          When dialed directly, some Nokia and other phones can display message: "Call is not allowed" or "Call is barred". Just ignore this message and wait for the ring-back for 10 seconds or so.


          If your phone is built on Android, you can download an application that will remove the callback ring completely (Android OS version 5 or below) called OneSimCard Direct from Google Play.
      17. Troubleshooting Questions
        • I have a Samsung phone. When I dial following your instructions it does not work. What's wrong?

          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 OneSimCard menu or *146* by following these simple programming instructions below.

          How to activate compatibility mode:

            1. Locate and Open "OneSimCard" Menu. ( It could  be displayed as STK Menu)

                  2. Select "Settings"

            Newer SIM Cards: Select "Compatibility" 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.
              d when used with a OneSimCard.


          18. Troubleshooting Questions
            • What should I do if my OneSimCard phone or SIM card is lost or stolen?

              If your phone or SIM card is lost or stolen and automatic recharge is on, this could be a serious problem.

              To prevent this, log in to your account and activate the option to block your service immediately after you notice your phone or SIM card is missing. You can find this option in the My SIM Cards menu. Your OneSimCard service for this SIM card number will be instantly blocked. The remaining balance on your lost SIM can be transferred to another SIM card on your account or you can order a replacement SIM card if you would like to keep your phone numbers from the lost SIM.

              Alternatively, you can contact customer service online or call 001-617-313-8888 for assistance.

          19. How To Use Questions
            • How do I check my OneSimCard balance?

              Just dial 099 "Send" from your OneSimCard phone and in few minutes the balance will be displayed on the screen of your phone. Customers with iPhones can use OneSimCard Assist app to check balances and many other things. Customers with Android phones can use OneSimCard Direct app for this.

              You can always check your current balance by logging onto your OneSimCard account at www.onesimcard.com.
          20. OneSimCard General Service Questions
            • What phone numbers are included on the global SIM card?

              Starting April 19th, 2016, our OneSimCard international SIM card comes with two phone numbers: European (Estonia) and U.S. numbers. For Canada Customers it is European and Canadian numbers. For Australian customers it is European and Australia numbers and for UK customers it is Estonia and UK Mobile numbers.

              The primary European number is based in Estonia (country code +372). Estonia is a member of the European Union and one of the most high-tech and entrepreneurial societies in the world, especially when it comes to telecommunications. The world-famous program Skype was invented by Estonian developers.

              You can choose your area code for the free 30 day U.S. and Canada PENs. Australia and UK numbers are randomly assigned. You can choose to activate your free PENs when you activate your SIM card or at a later date. Once your free PEN has been activated, it will be active for 30 days unless renewed monthly or yearly for a small cost. If you would like to choose your own U.S. or Canada, Australia or UK area code or a Toll Free number, you can also order those numbers separately.

              You can order an unlimited number of Personal Extra Numbers (PEN) in many countries including:


              Algeria* (+213)
              Argentina (+54)
              Australia (+61)
              Austria (+43)
              Bahrain (+973)
              Belgium (+32)
              Brazil (+55)
              Bulgaria (+359)
              Canada (+1)
              Chile (+56)
              Colombia (+57)
              Costa Rica ( +506)
              Croatia* (+385)
              Cyprus (+357)
              Czech Republic (+420)
              Denmark* (+45)
              Dominican Republic (+1809)
              Egypt* (+20)
              El Salvador (503)
              Finland (+358)
              France (+33)
              Georgia* (+995)
              Germany* (+49)
              Greece (+30)
              Guatemala ( (+502)
              Hong Kong (+852)
              Hungary* (+36)
              Iceland (+354)
              Ireland* (+353)
              Israel (+972)
              Italy (+39)
              Japan (+81)
              Latvia (+371)
              Lithuania (+370)
              Luxemburg (+352)
              Malaysia (+60)
              Malta (+356)
              Mexico (+52)
              Morocco* (+212)
              Netherlands (+31)

              New Zealand (+64)
              Norway* (+47)
              Panama (+507)
              Peru (+51)
              Poland (+48)
              Portugal (+351)
              Puerto Rico (+1787)
              Romania (+40)
              Russia* (+7)
              Singapore* (+65)
              Slovakia (+421)
              Slovenia (+386)
              South Africa (+27)
              South Korea* (+82)
              Spain (+34)
              Sweden (+46)
              Switzerland (+41)
              Thailand* (+66)
              Turkey* (+90)
              UK (+44)
              Venezuela (+58)
              USA (+1)

              * Indicates countries where local government regulations require proof of residency to purchase a PEN. PENs in these countries can be ordered for 6 and 12 month periods; PENs in all other countries are available for 1 month or longer.


              Have phone numbers in as many as 61 different countries on one SIM card! You can also set your Caller ID to display a Personal Extra Number instead of your primary European number.

              You can view a complete list of available numbers  here 

              PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional charge of 20c/min to receive calls on your U.S. number or other PEN (except for a UK-Mobile PEN which only adds 25c per call). All SMS text messages must be sent to your primary European number, except for USA, Canada and UK Mobile SMS Enabled PENs. Receiving SMS on USA or Canada SMS Enabled PENs costs $0.09 per SMS. Receiving SMS on UK Mobile SMS enabled PEN is free. UK Mobile SMS enabled PEN will not show the outgoing SMS caller ID when used with the Europe & More SIM or the Expedition SIM. It can only show the UK number on the caller ID when used with the Universal SIM.

              Free US and Canada PENs issued before December 8th 2014 will not accept text message. They could be used only for voice calls.

              Starting June 3rd 2015, OneSimCard offers new USA and Canada PENs capable of receiving SMS. These PENs can be ordered separately and carry a charge of 9 cent per received SMS.

              Starting January 1st 2018, OneSimCard offers special new USA - SMS for Bank verifications PENs. These USA and Canada PENs are capable of receiving SMS from most US and Canada financial institutions -most banks, Paypal, credit cards etc, as well as some apps like Uber ( but not from Whatsap).  These numbers are also SIM VOIP capable and will work as a regular US PEN for incoming calls and SMS. SMS received on such PENs can be configured so the copy of the text is always forwarded to an email of your choice. This means that you can receive these Bank, Apps and Institutions SMS not only when you travel but any time by email too. Bank Verifcations PENs are ordered separately. You can learn more about these special numbers here.

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