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21. Troubleshooting Questions
    • Will¬†a OneSimCard international SIM card work with my mobile phone?

      OneSimCard will work with almost any unlocked GSM tri-band or quad-band cell phone. A partial list of compatible cell phones that we have tested can be viewed here.

      If you need to unlock the phone, we suggest contacting your carrier or phone manufacturer for unlocking information or services.

      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.

      If you are still unsure whether your cell phone is compatible, contact support or purchase an international cell phone and SIM card bundle from us, which all come preloaded with our international SIM card, $10 balance  and OneSimCard Apps Installed.

22. OneSim VoIP
    • Can I used OneSim VoIP over the Internet Data offered by OneSimCard SIM? Will it save me anything?

      In countries where the cost of using mobile Internet Data is below 20 c/MB, the cost of using SIM VoIP over the data is comparable or smaller than the actual calling rate from the country.
      As a rule ot thumb, the SIM VoIP will use 1MB /Min of talk time. So if the cost of Data in the country is 10 c/MB, then 1 minute SIM VoIP call will cost you 12 cent /minute. You need to have a 3G connection in order for SIM VoIP to work this way.
23. OneSim VoIP
    • Is text messaging available on the OneSim VoIP App?

      OneSimCard SIM VoIP users with US and Canadian numbers may now send and receive text messages over the OneSim VoIP app on iPhone and Android. The cost to sending a message is $0.05 per text to most countries. Receiving message is $0.05.  

       

      OneSimCard SIM VoIP users with US and Canadian numbers may now send and receive text messages over the OneSim VoIP app on iPhone. The cost to send or receive each message is $0.05. 

24. 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 compatibility 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.

           

          iPhone users can download OneSimCard Assist App from iTunes that will takes care of the iphones compatibility issues, 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.

           

           

      25. How To Use 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.
      26. How To Use Questions
        • How Do I Check The Balance Of Purchased Data Plan?

          There are three ways to check the remaining balance of purchased data plan.

          1. On-line in the Discount Section of the My SIM Cards menu of your web account or in the mini account at https://ma.onesimcard.com/

          2. On Apple devices from OneSimCard Assist app

          3. From OneSimCard mobile phone: 

               Dial the following: *146*942#

           

          The remaining data balance will be displayed.

      27. How To Use Questions
        • Is there a mobile app that will let me recharge my account and other services?

          Yes! Our myOneSim app for the iPhone devices will let you easily access many account services, such as recharging your account, checking voicemail, ordering discount voice and text plans, and much more. MyOneSim is available for download from the App store. Find more information in the Help section of your online account.

      28. How To Use Questions
        • Can I be notified of missed calls when my phone is off or outside of a coverage area?

          Yes, you will receive SMS or email notifications when you miss a call due to your phone being off or out of coverage. SMS notifications are sent when the phone is unavailable for a period up to 4 hours. Email notifications are sent, regardless of the time period, to the email address you have entered into your online voicemail profile. Notifications will be sent when you make/receive a call or enter a new roaming country. NOTE: if the caller leaves a voicemail message then you will not receive this extra missed call notification.
      29. How To Use 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

      30. Rates and Cost Questions
        • Are there any monthly fees or connection charges?

          There are no monthly fees or connection charges for using OneSimCard international cell phone service.

          If you order an optional Personal Extra Number (PEN), there is a small periodic fee to keep the PEN active based on how you choose to be billed (from $1.67 per month). There is also an additional charge to receive a call through any Extra Number. View our Rates & Coverage page and click on any country to view our available Extra Numbers and associated costs.

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