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11. OneSim VoIP
    • Why can't I receive phone calls and SMS on my Android phone when the screen is off?

      Newer Android OS versions have settings that do not allow apps to run in the background by default. This means that you will get an SMS or a phone call only while your phone display is ON. Once the  phone goes to sleep, the app will get deactivated.

      To fix this, you need to make a change in your phone's battery optimization settings:

      Settings -> Apps and notifications -> See All Apps -> 1SimVoIP -> Advanced -> Battery -> Don't Optimize

      The settings path may slightly differ depending on the phone model, but usually it is located in the  App's Battery menu.
12. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I have an Verizon or Sprint Smart Phone ( iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, etc). Will OneSimCard work with my phone?

      Verizon and Sprint now offer dual mode - CDMA and GSM phones, which are capable of working on GSM networks. You can request Verizon and Sprint to unlock the GSM portion of the phone for international travel and they will most likely do this for you. However, Verizon and Sprint usually does not unlock phones 100% - they do this partially, so you are not able to use the phone while in USA.

      In such Verizon and Sprint phones you can get invalid message when inserting OneSimCard SIM or your phone does not find US networks. Verizon and Sprint unlock their phones in such a way that you can't use it in USA, but once you are out of the country the SIM will be accepted. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell the difference with this kind of unlocking if the phone is not unlocked or partially unlocked to work only outside of USA. In our experience, once this kind of phone leaves USA, it starts working.

13. Rates and Cost 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 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.
      "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.

      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 a voice 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.
14. 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.
15. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Does OneSimCard offer a U.S. Military discount?

      Yes! We offer a 15% discount (excluding airtime) for U.S. Military members when ordering with a verified .mil email address and entering promo code MILITARY15. This discount is only applicable for individual users, not for Corporate Accounts.
16. Ordering Questions
    • How do I order Discount Call, Text and Data plans?

      You can order discount Call, Text and Data packages from your OneSimCard web account after you have received and activated your OneSimCard.

      To order a discount package for your SIM card, follow these steps:

      1. Log into your account at OneSimCard.com
      2. Click on the My SIM Cards menu links
      3. If you have more than one SIM card, make sure the SIM Card you’d like to activate a discount package for is selected
      4. Navigate to the Discount Service Plans section and select a discount package you would like to activate
      5. Click Activate Now to activate the selected package immediately or Activate Later to schedule the activation on a particular date

      Future data plan activation:

      a. You can set up the maximum number of times  data packages to be activated automatically when the package is used up or expired.
      b. You can set the date after which no packages will be activated, so when your travel is over no data packages will be activated and no charges will follow.

      Note: eSIM data plan activation may vary from regular SIM cards. Please follow directions on the account page.

      To learn more about the availability of discount packages for different SIM cards and countries, please visit the Rates & Coverage page

17. 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.

18. 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. 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.

19. Rates and Cost Questions
    • How much does it cost to receive a call with OneSimCard?

      Receiving calls is free in over 150 countries when received on your primary European phone number, including in most of Europe. To receive a call on your U.S. number or other Personal Extra Number, there is an additional per minute rate added. View all international cell phone rates.

      If you receive a call through a Common Access Number or Personal Extra Number (such as a U.S. number) there is an additional charge of 20c/min. In countries with free incoming calls this would be your only charge per call.

      All incoming SMS text messages are free to receive when received on your primary European number. Add 9 cent per SMS when receiving text on US or Canada PEN.

20. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I just arrived in a foreign country and my phone is not working, what should I do?

      If you left your phone on during your flight or cruise then you should fully power down and restart your phone. Once your phone powers back on it should automatically select an available roaming network.

      If your phone is not a quad-band phone, please make sure that the bands of your phone are those required in the country of your travel. You can look it up here.
      In some countries like in USA turning off 3G mode of the phone will make it quicker for the phone to register on the network.

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