FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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1. Ordering Questions
    • Can I use OneSimCard service if my phone is locked?

      Yes. There are a few options available if your phone is locked to the carrier that sold you the phone.

      • Try contacting the carrier to see if they unlock it for you.
      • You can purchase a travel phone bundle with the SIM at

                 http://www.onesimcard.com/international-cell-phones/

      You can purchase a MI-FI device with aOneSimCard SIM card (Universal, Expedition or DataMax physical SIM card) at http://www.onesimcard.com/international-cell-phones/. The Mi-Fi device will provide your locked Android or iPhone with mobile data over Wi-Fi connection that you can use on your phone for Voice and Texts using SIM VOIP app, as well as data for web browsing, email, GPS navigation, etc.
2. How To Use Questions
    • Can I be notified of missed calls when my phone is off or outside of a coverage area?

      Yes, for Universal, Expedition, and eSIM World Sim Cards, 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.
3. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I have a OneSimCard SIM and my phone will not register on a roaming network, what's wrong?

      Sometimes when moving from the USA, Canada or Mexico to another country, the SIM card will need to be reset to properly register on a new country roaming network.

      • If you have the OneSimCard Menu on your phone (it may be called Sim Application Menu on iPhones or SIM Toolkit on Androids), go to the menu, scroll down to Settings and enter Service Code 2003 and confirm, then Code 000 and confirm. For older SIM cards after this enter Service Code 1101 and confirm. Turn the phone off and then back on.¬†

      • If you do not have access to the OneSimCard Menu then turn off your phone, remove the battery for 20 seconds, reinstall the battery and then turn back on your phone.
4. 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. However, the existing data package can’t be transferred to the new SIM card.

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

5. How To Use Questions
    • There is no OneSimCard Menu (SIM Toolkit) in my Android phone. How can I fix this?

      Some recent Android upgrades to versions 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 have a bug causing the OneSimCard Menu, labeled as SIM Toolkit, to be disabled.

      If you do not see the SIM Toolkit app in your Android phone, please try doing the following:

      Go to Settings>Security>Other Security Settings>Setup SIM Card Lock>Lock SIM Card. It will ask for the default SIM PIN. Enter 0000. Power off the phone and turn it back on. The SIM Toolkit app will then become available, though it might take 1-2 minutes for the phone to display it.

      On Android version 5.1 go to Settings > SIM Cards > SIM Toolkit

      Once you have access to the SIM Toolkit, select it, scroll down to Settings, enter 1101 and press confirm. Your phone will now be able to dial normally.

      For eSIM cards, make certain that your eSIM is enabled.

       

6. 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.

7. Ordering Questions
    • Is there a nano-SIM version available for my iPhones or other phones?

      Yes! Just select "nano size" or buy a 3-in-1 SIM that contains all 3 sim sizes during checkout.

8. Ordering Questions
    • Can I transfer my phone numbers and balance from my standard OneSimCard SIM when I upgrade to a OneSimCard Plus SIM or other SIM card?

      • We¬†can¬†move your airtime balance and PEN if any¬†from your standard SIM to the Universal, Expedition, eSIM World, DataMax, or DataMax eSIM SIM if you upgrade the SIM or your sim is lost or damaged and you are buying a replacement SIM. The replaced SIM will be permanently deleted from your account..¬†
      • We¬†can¬†move your Personal Extra Number from your sim to any other SIM. There is $5 charge for this.
      • We¬†cannot¬†transfer your primary +372 number from your Standard SIM to any other SIM, you will get a new number when you upgrade.¬†
      • NOTE: DataMax and DataMax eSIMs do not come with any primary phone number. You can purchase a PEN to use voice and SMS with our OneSIM VoIP App
9. OneSim VoIP
    • I can make calls through OneSim VoIP. However incoming calls are going through my roaming SIM. What's wrong?

      If your incoming calls are not being routed through the OneSim VoIP app then you are either not connected to Wi-Fi or the OneSim VoIP app is not active.

      Please make sure to check your phone's sleep settings, as they are usually preset to have Wi-Fi turn off when the phone enters sleep mode. To prevent this and to keep OneSim VoIP active for incoming calls, find the settings in your phone and set it so Wi-Fi does not turn off when the phone enters sleep mode.

      Note: if the OneSim VoIP logo on the top of your phone display is gray then you will not be able to receive calls through the application. When the logo is yellow that means you are connected and can receive calls through OneSim VoIP.
10. Ordering Questions
    • When my order will be shipped?

      Sim card orders placed during business hours will be shipped the next business day. The only exceptions are phones that are out of stock. In this case you will be notified about delayed shipping during the purchase.

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