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21. eSIM
    • How does eSIM works?

      eSIM is not a physical SIM. It is a piece of software downloaded to a compatible phone. So there is no shipping involved with delivering eSIM.


      eSIM makes your iPhone or Pixel phone to be a dual SIM phone. This means that you can use two sim cards on the phone at the same time. You can select which SIM card is used for calls and texts, and which one is used for data. You can select which sim card is to be the primary and which one not to be used. You can make these changes from the settings of your phone at any time. In short - eSIM offers greater flexibility to your eSIM compatible phone. It allows you to use the service provider of your choice - wether you are traveling or staying home.


      OneSimCard eSIM can be installed only on a single device. It can't be moved to another device, but it can be re-installed on the original device up to 10 times if required.
22. eSIM
    • Can I use Facetime and iMessage with eSIM?

      Yes, you can use Facetime and iMessage with eSIM, which now offers a mobile number ID.


      Additionally, the eSIM data service can be used for the actual data part of your communications. So, when you are installing eSIM on iPhone, you can select the Primary service for Facetime and iMessage and then if your selected eSIM to be your primary data service, the communications will go over eSIM mobile data.
23. OneSimCard Rentals
    • How does the global cell phone rental program work?

      It's actually quite simple to rent a OneSimCard international cell phone phone bundle to use during your travels. Just tell us the date you need the phone and we'll ship a complete package directly to your door. Your package will include a mobile phone programmed with an international phone number, extra battery, charger, international travel plug adapter, holster, OneSimCard User Guide, $5 worth of initial airtime, and a US Mail return envelope. When you return from your trip, simply return the package in the envelope provided - just add postage.

      Update: As of March 5, 2018, all rentals come with a prepaid USPS Priority Mail return label. Simply attach it to the provided return envelope with your rentals inside and drop it off at the nearest post office. It’s that easy!

      When you tell us the country of your travel, we will select the SIM card type for you that offers the lowest calling rates in this country.

24. OneSimCard Rentals
    • What Start Date, End Date and shipping method should I choose when placing my cell phone rental order?

      All orders are shipped out based on the rental Start Date that you enter and your shipping method. The Start Date is the latest day that you will need your phone rental before you leave for your trip (usually a day or two before you leave). The End Date is the day your package must be postmarked by to avoid any late return fees. Rentals will ship out with enough time to make sure you receive your order a couple of days prior to your Start Date.

      For example, if you place your rental order on August 15 with a Start Date of August 30 and choose Overnight shipping, we will ship your package on August 27 so it arrives on August 28.
25. OneSimCard Rentals
    • How can I set up the Personal Extra Number (PEN) on my rental order?

      Once your order is processed and shipped, you will receive a notification email. At this point, you can log in to your account and:
      1. Activate your SIM card(s) (you should wait to activate until after you receive the package)
      2. Once the SIM is activated, you can set up the PEN. You will see the link on the screen in the Recharge Menu. The PEN activation is done instantly. 

      If you activate the Free US PEN and your travel is under 30 days, it will stay active for the duration of your travel. If you will be traveling for more than 30 days and require the use of the PEN beyond 30 days, you must renew your PEN for a fee before it expires.

      Alternatively, you can order a PEN in your local area or in another country if you require one. 

26. 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 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.
27. 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.
28. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Are there any discount call (voice) plans available for Europe or other countries?

      Yes, discount calling plans are available on select sim cards.

      "Discount USA" Voice Calls Plan

      The Discount USA plan offers unlimited calls from USA to USA and EU. This plan is available on Universal Cards.

      The plan includes outgoing calls from USA to the following countries: USA, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Barts, St. Martin - French, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

      Please note:

      • It's not possible to purchase more than one voice plan at once
      • If one of the voice plans is purchased, all other discount plans are automatically deactivated
      • Calls from SIM to SIM and Voicemail are not included in this plan

      Activation of the plan:

      To order the plan, login to your OneSimCard web account, click on the My SIM Cards menu and navigate to the Discount Voice Plans section. Select the desired plan and click one of the Activate buttons. Follow the system prompts to finish the activation.

      "Discount B" Voice Calls Plan

      The Minute Buckets offer calling from 130 countries to United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand at deeply discounted rates. These plans are available on the Standard, Plus and Universal SIM cards.


      Available Discount B plans:

      Discount B

      Duration 

      Plan Size

      Cost

      Junior

      7 days

      200 Min

      visit the rates page

      Standard

      14 days

      400 Min

      visit the rates page

      Max

      30 days

      900 Min

      visit the rates page

      The Minute Bucket minutes will be usable in all countries where the package is available.

      The following additional rules govern Minute Bucket purchases:

      • Only one package can be activated at a time.
      • Additional buckets could be ordered consecutively.
      • If one of the Minute Buckets is purchased, any other activated voice packages or discounts will be deactivated.
      • Calls to Customer Support will be deducted from the Minute Bucket package minutes.
      • Calls between OneSimCard phones and calls to the user’s Voicemail are not included in the Minute Bucket packages.
      • After the time period of the Minute Bucket package has expired, any remaining minutes will be lost.
      • Once the bucket is used up, the billing will revert to standard calling rates.
      • Bucket Minutes are used for outgoing calls only. Incoming calls on the main 372 number of the SIM are free and unlimited.
      To see countries where the Minute Buckets apply, go to the Rates and Coverage page and select From and To Country and the Plus SIM type in the pull-down menu. Visit the Rates and Coverage page.


      "Discount A" Voice Calls Plan

      You can subscribe to the Discount Call Plan A for Europe (see country list below) and Turkey for just $3.99! Subscription is good for 30 days and will not automatically renew. This plan is available on the Plus and Universal SIM cards.

      Once the discount plan is activated, you will be able to make calls from the countries below for only $0.15/min starting with the second minute! The first minute will be charged at the regular outgoing call rate:

      Aland Islands, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Madeira, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom.


      For example, in Spain where our regular outgoing call rate is $0.49/min, a 15 minute call to the U.S. will now cost $2.74 instead of $7.35!

      PLEASE NOTE: If you activate the discount A call plan, the special rate to make OneSimCard-to-OneSimCard calls and to call the voicemail system will not be available. Activation of this discount plan will also cancel the Discount B - Bucket of Minutes to USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. You will be charged for those calls according to the discount call plan rate. Discount rate not applicable for calls to Customer Support. Calling to some countries costs extra. Please consult our rates page for more details.

      The discount voice subscription can be activated online by logging in to your account or by sending a command from your phone.

      • From your online account: Log in, go to the 'My Sim Cards' menu and scroll down to the Discount Plans section to activate the subscription. Once activated, your account will display when the discount rate is set to expire.

      • From your handset: To activate, simply dial *146*931# and press Send. If successful, you will see the following message on your screen: Discount Voice price activated. To check how many days remain on your subscription, dial *146*932# and press Send. The expiration date will also be displayed online in your 'My SIM Cards' menu. To deactivate discount call feature dial *146*930*1#. Deactivation of the feature will not cause the cost of the discount package to be refunded. This feature is needed when you make more calls between two OneSimCard phones than calling to any other places.
29. 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.
30. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Do I need to activate the SIM card when my order is received or purchased from a retail store?

      Yes, you will need to activate the SIM card once the order is received.

      All OneSimCard international SIM cards and international cell phones with SIM cards are shipped inactive to prevent theft and improve security. Only the person who placed the order for OneSimCard service can activate it.

      Activation is very simple: When you receive the SIM, just log in to your account at www.OneSimCard.com and click the large Activate button you will see in the middle of the screen.

      Retail Customers: If you purchased your SIM card through an online or brick-and-mortar retail store, you should have received activation instructions inside the product packaging. To activate retail SIM cards, go to www.OneSimCard.com/Retail enter your new OneSimCard international mobile number and fill out the form to register and activate the SIM card.

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