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71. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Are there any discount SMS text message plans available in Europe or other countries?

      Discount SMS from Europe and many other countries are available with OneSimCard Universal, OneSimCard Plus, Expedition (formerly Data & Roam) and Europe & More SIM cards.

      Discount SMS 100 Plan

      When activated, this plan provides 100 free classic SMS messages sent from Europe to any number in any country in the world. Messages should be sent from the normal SMS menu of your phone and NOT from the OneSimCard 'Travel SMS' menu. SMS plan will be effective for 30 calendar days after the activation took place. The plan can be activated from your OneSimCard web account. Activation cost is 10.00 USD.  

      New SMS plans are available in following countries:
      Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Vatican City.

      To check how many days and SMS messages are left, dial *146*922*1#
      Screen will show the following message: "SMS package active for X day(s) more, You have already used X of XX free SMS"

72. 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.

73. How To Use Questions
    • How do I know if USA, Canada or UK Mobile PEN I order is capable of receiving SMS?

      To see if your PEN is capable of receiving SMS, please log in to your on-line account at www.OneSimCard.com. In the Recharge Menu next to the PEN you will see if it is SMS capable or not. You can also see there if this PEN could be used for VOIP or not.
74. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • How to estimate the amount of internet data usage on my device?

      General estimates for the amount of data used per service
      Activity Data Usage Services
      per 100MB
      Email
      1 text only email with no attachment 15KB 6820
      1 with attachment (attachments can vary greatly in size) 300KB 340
      Web Browsing
      1 static page visit 300KB 340
      The estimate is just for viewing the page without
      interacting with page elements
         
      Social Media
      1 social media post with photo 350KB 290
      1 Instagram picture upload 150KB 680
      1 WhatsApp text message 5.5 KB 18610
      Uploading and viewing pictures, playing videos,
      application, and games will greatly increase the usage.
         
      Music
      1 min of streaming music 500KB (30MB/hour) 200
      Downloading a 3-min song 3.7MB 25
      Video
      1 min of streaming video (standard) 4MB (240MB/hour) 25
      1 min of streaming video (HD) 15MB (900MB/hour)

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      Note: Data usage varies by device. The above examples are estimates only. The actual amount of data used for the described activity can vary.

      Standard definition (SD) video streaming rate: 533KBPS
      High Definition (HD) video streaming rate: 2000KBPS

      1MB = 1,024KB
      1GB = 1,024MB
75. OneSimCard Rentals
    • When do you charge my credit card?

      Upon shipping of the rentals, we will charge your credit card the full replacement cost of the rental package.
       
      When the package is returned to OneSimCard, we will issue the credit back to the original credit card for the difference of the replacement cost and the actual cost of rentals based on the rental period ordered and the date returned.
       
      Separate charges will be made for the purchase of additional air-time at the time of recharges (air-time purchase).
76. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Is there a way to send a SMS to a short code number?

      OneSimCard does not offer SMS service to short code numbers.

      Please note: If you do try to send an SMS to a short code then your account may be charged $9 for each message.
      We do offer special US PEN that is capable of receiving SMS from Short Codes, like those sent by Banks, Paypal and other institutions.
77. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Does OneSimCard offer any Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) phones?

      Yes. You can find a list of available HAC phones here.
78. OneSimCard Rentals
    • Can you provide me with a rental cost example for Alcatel GoFlip phone package?

      Example 1:
      You selected on your order the Alcatel GoFlip package for 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 the Alcatel GoFlip package for 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.
79. OneSimCard General Service Questions
    • Is a micro-SIM or Nano-SIM version of OneSimCard available for the Apple iPhone 4/4S, 5/5C,5S, 6, 6S, 7, 8, X, iPads and other devices?

      We now offer SIM cards in universal sizes, where the SIM card contains all 3 sizes - Mini, Micro and Nano. Simply select the needed SIM version in the shopping cart.

       

80. Troubleshooting Questions
    • Does iPhone Hotspot work with OneSimCard?

      Yes. All unlocked iPhones' Hotspot feature works with OneSimCard SIM.

       
      There are a few settings to make sure for this to function properly on your iPhone:
      1. Settings - Cellular - Cellular Data - ON
      2. Settings - Cellular - Data Roaming - ON
      3. Settings - Cellular - Cellular Data Network - Cellular Data - APN = APN will be set automatically
      4. Settings - Wi-Fi - ON
      5. Settings - Personal Hotspot - ON. 
      After turning the Hotspot on, you should stay on the Personal Hotspot screen of your iPhone for SSID of your phone to show up on other Wi-Fi devices, so you can get connected. After you connected to the Hotspot, you can leave the screen. Alternatively, you can always use Bluetooth or USB connection to provide the internet access from your OneSimCard iPhone Hotspot to your other devices.

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