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1. 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.
2. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • I have a Verizon or Sprint "World Phone" from BlackBerry, Samsung, LG KP series, etc., can I use it with OneSimCard?

      Yes, if you have a World Phone from Verizon or Sprint such as the BlackBerry (Bold, Curve, Tour, Pearl, Storm, 8830); LG (Fathom); LG KP Series, HTC (Touch, Ozone, Imagio); Samsung (Saga, Intrepid, Renown) you can use it with OneSimCard service. It may only require the special dialing instructions below to make outgoing calls (there is no additional charge). Receiving calls is the same as with any other phone.

      To make an outgoing call you may need to do the following:

      Initiate your call by sending a free SMS message from the regular SMS menu (not the OneSimCard Menu) of a OneSimCard enabled phone:

      To: 9146
      Message: 00 + Country Code + Number

      For example, to call to Boston USA you should go to the SMS menu of the phone and send a message:

      To: 9146
      Message: 0015844440686
      After your SMS is sent wait approximately 3-10 seconds. You will get a callback as usual and your call will be connected to the destination number.

       

      Please Note:

      1. You can not send this SMS from the SMS OneSimCard Menu of the phone, it must be sent using your phone's standard SMS function. You will not be charged for sending this SMS to 9146.

      2. If you see on the screen that the message has not been sent, make sure that the SMS settings of your phone are correct and that the SMS Center number is set to: +3725099000

3. OneSimCard Rentals
    • Can you provide me with a rental cost example for LG A270 phone package?

      Example 1:
      You selected on your order of the LG A270 package a rental period lasting 1 week and you mailed back the package on time.

      Your rental cost is $19.95 plus round trip shipping.

      Example 2:
      You selected on your order of the LG A270 package a rental period lasting for 10 days. You were one day late over the rental period.

      Your rental cost is as follows:
      First week:                                 $19.95
      $1.10/day for the next 3 days:     $3.30
      $6.00/day for delay:                   $6.00                           
           Total cost:                            $29.25 Plus Shipping

      Please note that all additional airtime purchased will be charged separately.
4. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Does OneSimCard offer any Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) phones?

      Yes. You can find a list of available HAC phones here.
5. 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.
6. 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.

      The Free 30 days U.S., Canada, Australia and UK numbers are randomly assigned and you can choose to assign the number when you activate your SIM card or at a later date. Once your free PEN is assigned, it will be active for 30 days unless renewed monthly or yearly for a small cost. If instead you would like to choose your own U.S. or Canada, Australia or UK area code or a Toll Free number, you can order this 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)
      Nigeria (+234)
      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 and Canada SMS Enabled PENs. Receiving SMS on USA or Canada SMS Enabled PENs costs $0.09 per SMS.

      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.

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

      Calls between two OneSim VoIP phones are absolutely free.
8. Rates and Cost Questions
    • How much does it cost someone in the US or Canada to call to my OneSimCard cell phone?

      Many U.S. and Canadian carriers can charge more than $3/minute to connect to an Estonian mobile number, the primary mobile number for a OneSimCard global SIM card. Your SIM card includes a U.S. number which will be much less expensive for people to call.

      Callers can also use one of the Common Access Numbers (CAN) that we provide to you free of charge in more than 10 countries. Your OneSimCard account will simply be charged an additional 20c/min to the incoming rate in the country you are in to receive those calls. There is also the option of ordering a dedicated Personal Extra Number (PEN) in Canada and many other countries that will forward all calls directly to your OneSimCard cell phone. You can see the list of countries where PENs are available here:

      You can order a Personal Extra Number when placing your order or later at any time by logging in to your account. Visit our Rates & Coverage page and choose any country to view all rates.

      If you would prefer for the caller to pay for calls made, we recommend they buy Speaklonger. Using this service would guarantee a connection to your OneSimCard mobile phone from the U.S and Canada for 20c/min and it is very easy to use without switching your LD carrier.

9. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I have a OneSimCard SIM and my phone will not register on a roaming network, what's wrong?

      Sometimes when moving from the USA, Canada or Mexico to another country, the SIM card will need to be reset to properly register on a new country roaming network.

      • If you have the OneSimCard Menu on your phone (it may be called Sim Application Menu on iPhones or SIM Toolkit on Androids), go to the menu, scroll down to Settings and enter Service Code 2003 and confirm, then Code 000 and confirm. For older SIM cards after this enter Service Code 1101 and confirm. Turn the phone off and then back on. 

      • If you do not have access to the OneSimCard Menu then turn off your phone, remove the battery for 20 seconds, reinstall the battery and then turn back on your phone.
10. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Does calling to a mobile phone cost more than calling to a land line?

      No, it does not cost more to dial an international mobile number using OneSimCard service. You will receive the same very low per minute rate whether calling to a mobile phone or to a land line.

      You can find all rates listed on our Rates & Coverage page.

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