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21. 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.

22. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I get rewarded for referring friends to OneSimCard?

      Yes, you can! Our Refer a Friend program is available to all OneSimCard active account holders. For each friend you refer that purchases new service, you will receive $10 ($5 for rentals) deposited into your 1SIM Money Fund. The referral bonus will be received once the order for new service is placed, shipped and the 30-day return window has closed. You can then use these bonus awards to recharge your airtime or use toward any other purchases. There are no limits to the number of friends you can refer or the bonuses you can receive!

      In addition, your referred friend will also receive a 5% discount on their initial order, excluding airtime.

      To refer a friend, simply log in to your account and click the Refer A Friend link on your main account menu. You will be notified when your referrals make a purchase and will be able to track all of your referrals right from this Refer A Friend page.

      Please note: in order to be eligible for your bonus you MUST first refer your friend(s) using the Refer A Friend link/page. We will not accept any referrals verbally, via email or by any means other than submitting through the form.
23. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I send SMS text messages to a OneSimCard enabled phone by email?

      Yes, you can send SMS messages by sending an email to 372XXXXXXXX@sms.onesimcard.com, where 372XXXXXXXX is the 11-digit OneSimCard mobile phone number you are trying to reach.

      Please note that message should be sent in English characters only and no attachments to this email are allowed.

      This option of sending SMS by email provides a completely free way of communicating, as it is usually free for you to send the email and costs nothing for the OneSimCard customer to receive it. The maximum number of daily received SMS sent by email or from the web per SIM is 25.

       

      Starting June 3rd, 2014 OneSimCard offers new USA and Canada PENs capable of receiving SMS ( Text Messages) . These PENs carry a charge of 9 cent per received SMS. These PENs can receive only SMS sent from a mobile device and will not receive texts sent from web sites of Gmail, Yahoo, banks etc. If you need to receive alerts from the web site sent to your mobile phone, we suggest you to select the alert option by email and provide OneSimCard email of your phone 372XXXXXXXX@sms.onesimcard.com, which you will receive as an SMS.

       

      Starting January 10th, 2019 OneSimCard offers new UK Mobile PENs capable of receiving SMS and sending SMS. Receiving text on UK Mobile SMS number is free.

24. Troubleshooting Questions
    • What should I do if my OneSimCard phone or SIM card is lost or stolen?

      If your phone or SIM card is lost or stolen and automatic recharge is on, this could be a serious problem.

      To prevent this, log in to your account and activate the option to block your service immediately after you notice your phone or SIM card is missing. You can find this option in the My SIM Cards menu. Your OneSimCard service for this SIM card number will be instantly blocked. The remaining balance on your lost SIM can be transferred to another SIM card on your account or you can order a replacement SIM card if you would like to keep your phone numbers from the lost SIM.

      Alternatively, you can contact customer service online or call 001-617-313-8888 for assistance.

25. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I have an Apple iPhone. When I dial following your instructions it does not work. What's wrong?

      This reply does not apply to OneSimCard Europe & More SIM or newer SIM cards purchased after January 2017.
      Older SIM cards might require entering the compatibility code on your  iPhone.

      How to activate compatibility mode:

       1. Locate OneSimCard Menu.

       On iPhones it is called SIM Applications menu and is located under Settings- Phone menu

      1. Open "OneSimCard" menu ( SIM Applications)
      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.


      We strongly recommend you to watch very short video tutorials for iPhone that will help you to understand how to make calls, SMS and data on your OneSimCard iPhone.
      If your phone is not Jail-Broken, you still can use OneSimCard Assist app available from iTunes. This app will help you to dial numbers properly by correcting mis-dialed numbers and will allow easy access to OneSimCard functions like checking balance, recharging your SIM, activating discounts and others.

      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 is for older SIM Cards. Newer SIM cards do not require entering any codes in iPhone or other types of phones.
26. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I have a Samsung phone. When I dial following your instructions it does not work. What's wrong?

      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 OneSimCard menu or *146* by following these simple programming instructions below.

      How to activate compatibility mode:

        1. Locate and Open "OneSimCard" Menu. ( It could  be displayed as STK Menu)

              2. Select "Settings"

        Newer SIM Cards: Select "Compatibility" 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.
          d when used with a OneSimCard.

      27. Troubleshooting Questions
        • When I try to make a call, I get a message 'Call is modified and cannot be made'. What does that mean?

          Some phone models do not allow direct dialing with older OneSimCard SIMs sold before January 1, 2017.

          To get around this problem, you should try either of these methods:
          • Locate the OneSimCard menu on your phone. (Some phones have it in Applications.)
            Make a call using menu 'Call'.
          • You can also make a call by dialing directly *146*00 Country Code Number#
            For example, to make a call to the USA, you would dial *146*0018574440686# (do not forget to hit pound at the end of the number)
          * is a star character located on the keypad
          Other examples of how to use th *146* dialing prefix if necessary:
          • 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 (it is¬†a¬†star¬†character located on the keypad)
          • 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 prefix *146* and # at the end can be used from any phone. However, newer OneSimCard SIM do not require it and you should be able to dial codes directly, 091, 094, 095, 099 or 098XXXX*XX Talk.

          If you have an older SIM and the dialing does not work without entering *146*, please follow these simple instructions to remove the need to dial *146*:

          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.

          When dialed directly, some Nokia and other phones can display message: "Call is not allowed" or "Call is barred". Just ignore this message and wait for the ring-back for 10 seconds or so.

      28. Troubleshooting Questions
        • I am traveling in Saudi Arabia and can receive calls, but I can't make an outgoing call. What should I do?

          Local carriers in Saudi Arabia sometimes block standard OneSimCard outgoing calls. If this happens you need to either (a) enter a compatibility code into the settings of your phone or (b) initiate your call by sending an SMS message from the regular SMS menu (not the OneSimCard menu) of your phone.

          How To Activate Compatibility Mode:

          1. Open "OneSimCard" menu
          2. Select "Settings"
          3. Agree with message by pressing "Yes"
          4. Dial digits "802" and select "OK" (screen will show message "output channel is SMS")

          Bear in mind that if you have powered your telephone down and removed and reinstalled the battery, you will need to follow the programming steps outlined above again.

          How To Deactivate Compatibility Mode:

          1. Open "OneSimCard" menu
          2. Select "Settings"
          3. Agree with message by pressing "Yes"
          4. Dial digits "801" and select "OK" (screen will show message "output channel is USSD")

          How To Dial Without Activating Compatibility Mode:

          Initiate your call by sending an SMS message from the regular SMS menu (not the OneSimCard menu) of your phone.

          To: 9146
          Message: 00 + Country Code + Number + 
          * is a star character located on the keypad

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

          To: 9146
          Message: 0018574440686
          After your SMS is sent wait 3-10 seconds. You will get a callback as usual and your call will be connected to the destination number.

          Note 1: You can't send this SMS from the SMS OneSimCard menu of the phone.

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

           

          There are no special instructions to receive calls in these countries.

      29. Troubleshooting Questions
        • Can I move balances from one SIM card to another?

          We allow moving balances from one SIM card to another in the following cases:
          • Corporate Accounts - anytime.
          • Individual Accounts - only when a SIM card is lost or stolen. The remaining balance from your lost or stolen SIM card can be transferred to another SIM card on your account or you can order a new SIM card if you would like to keep your original European number from the lost SIM.
      30. Troubleshooting Questions
        • The battery in my phone does not last long? It got fully drained during the flight to Europe. Why?

          There can be a number of reasons why a battery does not hold a charge. Excluding the possibility of it being a faulty battery, there is another important factor to consider. If your phone is not registered on a roaming network, the battery will drain very quickly as the phone is constantly searching for a network to register on. So, if you get on a 6 hour flight and do not turn the phone off, by the time you land at the airport your battery will be drained and you will not be able to call back home.

          The same thing will happen in those areas with spotty or weak signal network coverage - the battery will drain very fast. It is always a good idea to have an extra battery with you when you travel abroad.

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