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31. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I send an SMS to or from a Common Access Number or Personal Extra Number?

      You can't send SMS to a Common Access Number (CAN). Common Access Numbers and majority of Personal Extra Numbers are for Voice Calls only.
      Starting December 8th, 2014 all new USA and Canada Personal Extra Numbers are capable of receiving mobile SMS. SMS received on US or Canada PEN will incur 9 cent charge.
      Starting January 10th, 2019 UK Mobile SMS numbers are capable of receiving mobile SMS.
      We recommend that SMS senders use our free online SMS or email-to-SMS functions as described in the user manual and our FAQs.

      Note: US and Canada PEN can receive only actual mobile SMS from mobile phones. Alert and verification SMS sent from web sites like Google, Yahoo or your bank will not be delivered to US or Canada PENs due to the way these web sites send there messages. 
      If you require some alerts SMS sent from banks and other institutions, we offer special US-SMS Bank Verification PEN that will be able to receive SMS from mobile numbers as well as from institutions used for 2 step verification processes.


32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. eSIM
    • How do I top up my data with eSIM?

      There are two ways you can do this:


      1. From your mobile go to ma.onesimcard.com. This provides the access to your free OneSimCard mini account. Free means that there is no need to have the SIM balance or data package on the SIM to be able to access this page in over 110 countries. Log in to your account and activate a new data package.

      2. From any computer log in to your on-line account at OneSimCard.com to order a data package.
36. M2M SIM Cards
    • Are there any data packages available for M2M SIM cards?

      M2M SIM cards provide billing of data in 1 kb increments. In addition, small M2M data packages are available in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates.

      You can view data package sizes and cost here.

      Once activated, M2M packages will run monthly until they are either cancelled by admin or there is no further data usage on the SIM. Only one M2M package can be purchased during the package time period. If the data allowance of the package is consumed before the package expiration date, billing will be switched to per kb  until the next 30 day package gets automatically activated at the end of the previous package time period. The new data package will not automatically activate if there is no data usage on the SIM at the time when the activation should occur. Once data usage restarts the new data package will be automatically activated.
37. M2M SIM Cards
    • What services are provided on M2M SIM Card?

      OneSimCard M2M SIM Card offers Internet Data and SMS Service. Voice is not available. If you require Voice, please consider buying the Data & Roam SIM at www.OneSimCard.com
38. M2M SIM Cards
    • Will I be able to see the usage details for my M2M SIM card?

      Yes, all usage details and charges are available in the My SIM Card menu of the customer account.

      In addition, you can filter SIM cards using the following parameters:

      • SIM cards with Data Package to be activated when the traffic starts moving
        • This option allows you to view those SIM cards where data packages have been set up for activation and will be triggered automatically once data is moving on the SIM.

      • SIM cards with data packages scheduled to get activated later
        • This option displays SIM cards with data packages scheduled to be activated on a particular date.

      • SIM with the balance below X
        • This option displays SIM cards with low balances that might need your attention to ensure service is not interrupted due to lack of funds.

      • SIM cards with the data usage over the last X DAYS above Y MB
        • This option displays SIM cards with the data usage exceeding your projected usage or could be used for other usage monitoring applications.

      • SIM Cards with the $ spending ‚Äď Top X % in 30 days
        • This option displays SIM cards that are consuming the most funds for data and SMS usage.

      • SIM cards that reached monthly additions limit
        • If monthly spending limits for SIM cards are set, this option allows you to view SIM cards that already reached the monthly limit and are temporarily not in service until additional funds are added.

      • SIM cards 10% below monthly additions limit
        • This option allows you to view the range of SIM cards that are about to reach the monthly limit (If you have set limits on the SIM cards.)

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