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51. How To Use Questions
    • How can I add airtime to my OneSimCard service?

      In order to add airtime instantly, simply register a credit card with us on our website.

      There are several ways to add airtime to your OneSimCard service.
      Automatic Recharge - recommended:
      1. Just log on to your account at www.onesimcard.com and set auto-recharge in the Recharge Menu. Funds will be added to your account when your balance drops below the threshold you set.
      From the phone using your credit card:
      1. a) From the phone dialpad dial 098YYYY*XX. Talk. YYYY - Last 4 digits of the credit card used last at OneSimCard.com. YY Amount from 25 to 99 USD

      For example, if you need to add $50 and the last 4 digits of the credit card registered with us is 8654:
      You would dial 0988654*50 and press TALK. In few seconds you will get a confirmation message with your new balance.
      * is a star character located on the keypad
      From the phone using 1SIM Fund:
       a) From the phone dialpad dial 098YYYY*XX. Talk. YYYY -  4 digits PIN you created in 1SIM FUND menu. YY Amount from 25 to 99 USD

      For example, if you need to add $50 and the 1SIM FUND PIN is  8654:
      You would dial 0988654*50 and press TALK. In few seconds you will get a confirmation message with  your new balance.
      * is a star character located on the keypad

      From the OneSimCard.com web interface:
      1. You must log in at www.onesimcard.com each time you wish to add funds.
      1. The minimum recharge amount is US $25.00
      1. Using Recharge PIN purchased from a dealer:
      If you purchased a recharge PIN from OneSimCard Authorized dealer, you can recharge your account from OneSimCard handset from OneSimCard - Add Credit menu. When the Add Credit menu is selected, enter the 10-digit PIN and press the Talk (Send) button. 
52. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I check my Voice Mail from a phone other than my OneSimCard phone?

      Yes. You can access the Voice Mail from other phones.

      First you need to set up a voicemail password by either calling from your OneSimCard phone or logging in to your account and clicking on the Voicemail link.

      Once the password is set up, you can dial voice mail access number:

      Toll Free access number for customers in the U.S. or Canada to retrieve voicemail for free: 1-866-703-4770

      Local U.S. number for worldwide customers to retrieve voicemail: 1-213-805-2905

      New Online Voicemail Feature: You can now listen to voicemail for free by logging in to your account and clicking on the Voicemail link. There, you can also set voicemail to be emailed to you as an audio file and change passwords and other settings.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: Voicemail messages will be automatically purged from your inbox after one month, so please be sure to save the content of any important messages before they are deleted.
53. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Can I use OneSimCard data (GPRS) service on my BlackBerry?

      Yes! We do offer data (GPRS) service on BlackBerry devices from models 8000 and up. This is separate from BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) & Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES). Emails can not be pushed to the phone and BlackBerry Web Applications and Messenger will not work. However, access to web-based emails like Gmail and Yahoo as well as Internet browsing will work.


54. OneSim VoIP
    • Which phone number will be shown on the caller ID when I make a call using OneSim VoIP?

      Your active OneSim VoIP Personal Extra Number (PEN) will be shown on the caller ID.
55. 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.

      56. Troubleshooting Questions
        • I have an iPhone and am receiving charges for SMS sent to a UK mobile number 447786205094. Why?

          This is a known issue with Apple's Facetime and iMessage applications on Apple iPhone  devices. We recommend disabling Facetime and iMessage so it will not be able to automatically send SMS to this 447786205094 number. Any SMS sent to this number automatically by your phone can not be refunded by OneSimCard. Additional questions regarding iPhone applications and how they communicate should be directed to Apple Support.
          You can learn more on the Apple Support web site:
          https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5968824
      57. 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.

      58. 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.

      59. 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

          As of December 26th, 2018 - new feature is added to setting up future data package activation:

          a. You can now 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: Please visit the Rates & Coverage page to learn more about the availability of discount packages for different SIM cards and countries.

      60. 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.

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