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31. 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.
32. 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.
33. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I browse the Internet and check email, use Whatsup and Facebook from my OneSimCard phone?

      Yes, you can browse the Internet, check email and use other data services with OneSimCard. Service is available in over 100 countries. Please check the OneSimCard Rates Page to see if GPRS internet access is available in your country of interest. Note: data is charged in 10kB increments.

      By default, all SIM cards are pre-programmed with GPRS data service disabled. To enable GPRS and find the programming instructions for your phone, log in to your OneSimCard account, click the "Enable" link for Mobile Internet and then click on Remote Program. Programming your mobile phone is very simple and can be done remotely by sending the programming instructions from OneSimCard.com to your phone. Not all phones are capable of being programmed remotely, so please review the data programming instructions located in the OneSimCard User Guide and in the Help section of your online account.

      Please note: you must have a minimum $5 airtime on your SIM card to use GPRS mobile data service.
34. 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.

      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. Usage of the OneSimCard Direct mobile app hides the callback. 

35. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I use OneSimCard service if my phone is locked?

      Yes. There are few options available if your phone is locked to the carrier that sold you the phone.

      • Try contacting the carrier to see if they unlock it for you.

       

      • You can purchase a travel phone bundle with the SIM at

                 http://www.onesimcard.com/international-cell-phones/

      • You can purchase a MI-FI device with OneSimCard  SIM at http://www.onesimcard.com/international-cell-phones/. The Mi-Fi device will provide your locked Android or iPhone with mobile data over Wi-Fi connection that you can use on your phone for Voice and Texts using SIM VOIP app, as well as data for web browsing, email, GPS navigation, etc.
36. 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.

           

           

      37. 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.

      38. How To Use Questions
        • Is there any way to remove the callback ring after I dial a number?

          The newly offered OneSimCard Europe & More and the Universal SIM does not use the callback to make an outgoing call in over 70 countries.

           

          With OneSimCard Plus or Expedition (formerly Data & Roam) SIM:

          Normally, when you make a call with OneSimCard the phone will ring back within a few seconds after dialing and you will then get connected. You can eliminate this callback if you have a smarphone running Android (OS version 5 or below) by downloading and installing our OneSimCard Direct mobile app. 

          For phones using Android (OS version 5 or below):

          OneSimCard Direct app allows you to hide the callback and makes it easier to make a call directly from your phone's address book. Unfortunately it is not available on the newer version of Androids, nor on iPhone.

          Once the application is installed on your phone, please run it once and then turn your phone off and back on. You will then be able to dial without receiving the callback.
      39. OneSimCard General Service Questions
        • What to do if I am unable to unlock my mobile phone?

      40. Rates and Cost Questions
        • What is your Return/Refund policy?

          We do not give refunds for airtime.

          You may return an unused phone or OneSimCard SIM card within 30 days after our shipment of the item to you, provided you never placed a call to or from the mobile phone issued, all airtime is intact and the phone or OneSimCard SIM card is new condition, in the original factory carton, including all packaging materials, inserts and manuals, warranty cards (not filled-out) and all related accessories. A 25% restocking fee will be applied and shipping charges will not be refunded. Returned merchandise will not be accepted unless a Return Authorization (an RA) has been requested and issued by our Customer Support department. The RA number must be clearly written on the outside of the box in order to be processed.

          We will not refund airtime used on mis-dialed calls. If you are not sure how to dial a number in a specific country, please request support from customer service.

          There are no refunds for sent SMS messages - either it was delivered to the recipient or not. Not all SMS messages can be or will be delivered.

          We will not refund minutes used for calls to Customer Service. A call made to Customer Service will be billed at the same rate as a regular call made from the country in which you are located.

          There will be no refunds for expired SIM Cards, even if at the time of expiration your SIM Card Account had a positive balance.

          There will be no refunds for expired SIM Card Account balances should you fail to recharge your account with at least a $25 payment within ten (10) months of your preceding $25 recharge.

          There will be no refunds of your account balance if you terminate the Service.

          There will be no charge to your prepaid account if you do not answer the call back. Contact OneSimCard Customer Support for more help.

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