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1. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • I have an older 2G mobile phone. Will it work internationally?

      2G mobile phones should work in most countries. However, mobile carriers in some countries have fully discontinued operation of their 2G mobile networks replacing them with newer and faster 3G/4G technologies.

      Currently, the list of non-2G countries includes:

      Australia (starting August 2017)

      Canada (starting 2018)

      Japan

      Myanmar

      S. Korea

      Thailand

      USA (starting 2019)

2. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Does OneSimCard offer any Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) phones?

      Yes. You can find a list of available HAC phones here.
3. 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.
4. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Is there a nano-SIM version available for my iPhones or other phones?

      Yes! Just select "nano size" or buy a 3-in-1 SIM that contains all 3 sim sizes during checkout.

5. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I use a OneSimCard enabled phone in Japan, South Korea and Myanmar?

      All OneSimCard international SIM cards work in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Singapore and other couuntries where 2G networks no longer available. These countries use 3G/WCDMA networks, so only phones with the specific 3G/WCDMA/HSDPA/UMTS 2100 frequency will work in these countries. Most modern smart phones have this option today including all iPhones. You should check your phone specification to make sure your phone has this 3G band,

      OneSimCard offers cell phones with the necessary 3G band for Japan and South Korea that also work in every other country where we provide service:

6. OneSim VoIP
    • What is the cost of calling between two OneSim VoIP phones?

      Calls between two OneSim VoIP phones are absolutely free.
7. eSIM
    • Do you offer eSIM option for iPhones and Androids?

      Yes. OneSimCard now offers an eSIM option.
      eSIM is not a physical SIM, but rather a program that can be downloaded to compatible with eSIM phones. As of December 5, 2019 such phones are iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, Iphone 11, Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 4.
       Note: iPhone XS and XR manufactured for the Chinese Market have 2 physical SIM card slots and are not eSIM capable. Pixel 3a can't use eSIM if the phone was purchased in Japan, or if bought with Verizon or Charter service.
8. Ordering Questions
    • Do international cell phones purchased from OneSimCard come with a warranty?

      Unless otherwise noted, all phones sold on OneSimCard.com come with our standard 90-day replacement warranty. This warranty covers any mechanical defects, but does not include damage due to acts of god, neglect, water damage, or other intentional or unintentional abuses of the phone. OneSimCard does offer currently extended warranties available for purchase.
9. Rates and Cost Questions
    • What is the cost to make calls from a OneSimCard phone to another OneSimCard phone?

      It depends on the country you're in when making the call. In many countries there is a special low rate of just $0.25/min to call another OneSimCard phone (only when dialing the other OneSimCard user's primary mobile number, not a Personal Extra Number). In other countries your cost will be our standard low outgoing call rate from that country.

      Example 1: two OneSimCard users are in Italy and one calls the other, the cost will be $0.25/min for the caller and free for the receiver.


      Visit our Rates & Coverage page and choose any country to view its current rates. Use the dropdown menus to see rates for calling to/from other countries.

      PLEASE NOTE: If you activate a discount call plan, the special rate to make OneSimCard-to-OneSimCard calls will not be available. You will be charged for those calls according to the discount call plan rate.

10. Troubleshooting Questions
    • Does iPhone Hotspot work with OneSimCard?

      Yes. All unlocked iPhones' Hotspot feature works with OneSimCard SIM.

       
      There are a few settings to make sure for this to function properly on your iPhone:
      1. Settings - Cellular - Cellular Data - ON
      2. Settings - Cellular - Data Roaming - ON
      3. Settings - Cellular - Cellular Data Network - Cellular Data - APN=send.ee for Plus SIM and APN=apn                                                                                                             for Expedition (formerly Data & Roam SIM)
      4. Settings - Wi-Fi - ON
      5. Settings - Personal Hotspot - ON. 
      After turning the Hotspot on, you should stay on the Personal Hotspot screen of your iPhone for SSID of your phone to show up on other Wi-Fi devices, so you can get connected. After you connected to the Hotspot, you can leave the screen. Alternatively, you can always use Bluetooth or USB connection to provide the internet access from your OneSimCard iPhone Hotspot to your other devices.
      Customers with jail-broken iPhones can use My-Wi app from Cydia, which provides more options and is easier to use.

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