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111. 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.
112. 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
113. Troubleshooting Questions
    • I can't send SMS from my iPhone

      There is a known bug with iPhone phone book. If you are trying to text to a contact that is entered in the phone book, and the contact is not entered in proper international number format, the SMS will not go through even if you just enter the number in the SMS menu directly and properly. 
      Please edit the record in the phone book to be +CountryCode_Number. It needs to have the + character in front, which is an equivalent of 00.

      You will also need to delete all recent attempts to send SMS to this number from the Messaging menu. It should be no conversation or attemtps to send SMS left in the phone to this number.


      We understand that this is very frustating, but do not know why Apple will not fix it. This problem affects only Apple phones.

      Example: for US Number 1-617-826-9050 you should have entered in the address book: +16178269050
      Delete existing text conversation after fixing the phone book record. 
      You can always test your SMS by sending SMS to OneSimCard Support number +16178269050 from your OneSimCard phone. This will create an automated ticket in the system and you will know if the message was delivered or not. You will be charged regular SMS rate for this message.
114. Rates and Cost Questions
    • How should I call to get help from an interpreter for foreign language translation?

      The new OneSimCard Global Concierge Service offers a full suite of services available 24/7/365, including foreign language translation services for over 90 languages. The service is available to you any time you need help of a professional interpreter. Just dial +372991 or 00372991 from your phone and ask for the interpreter service.


      Languages available for translation: Afrikaans, Ambonese, Arabic, Armenian, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Balinese, Bataknese, Bengali, Betawi, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chinyanja, Creole, Croatian, Czech, Damara, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, Flemish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hainanese, Hakin, Hebrew, Herero, Hindi, Hokkien, Hungarian, Ilonggo, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kalanga, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdis, Macedonian, Manadonese, Mandarin Chinese, Manipuri, Marathi, Mongolian, Nama, Ndebele, Nepali, North Sotho, Norwegian, Oriya, Oshiwambo, Padangnese, Palembangnese, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Seswati, Setswana, Slovak, Slovenian, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Sudanese, Swedish, Swiss German, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Teochew, Thai, Torajanese, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Venda, Vietnamese, Xhosa and Zulu.

115. Rates and Cost Questions
    • What is your Return/Refund policy?

      We do not give refunds for airtime.

      You may return an unused phone or OneSimCard SIM card within 30 days after our shipment of the item to you, provided you never placed a call to or from the mobile phone issued, all airtime is intact and the phone or OneSimCard SIM card is new condition, in the original factory carton, including all packaging materials, inserts and manuals, warranty cards (not filled-out) and all related accessories. A 25% restocking fee will be applied and shipping charges will not be refunded. Returned merchandise will not be accepted unless a Return Authorization (an RA) has been requested and issued by our Customer Support department. The RA number must be clearly written on the outside of the box in order to be processed.

      We will not refund airtime used on mis-dialed calls. If you are not sure how to dial a number in a specific country, please request support from customer service.

      There are no refunds for sent SMS messages - either it was delivered to the recipient or not. Not all SMS messages can be or will be delivered.

      We will not refund minutes used for calls to Customer Service. A call made to Customer Service will be billed at the same rate as a regular call made from the country in which you are located.

      There will be no refunds for expired SIM Cards, even if at the time of expiration your SIM Card Account had a positive balance.

      There will be no refunds for expired SIM Card Account balances should you fail to recharge your account with at least a $25 payment within ten (10) months of your preceding $25 recharge.

      There will be no refunds of your account balance if you terminate the Service.

      There will be no charge to your prepaid account if you do not answer the call back. Contact OneSimCard Customer Support for more help.

116. Rates and Cost Questions
    • I was charged a large amount for mobile data service even though I barely used data, what happened?

      Each mobile data session is charged for a minimum of 10kB usage. Even if you check just one 3k email you will be charged for 10kB of usage. In some countries this can be over 30c per session, however in Europe and elsewhere it can be as little as 1c. Check all rates.

      Please note: Some phones, like iPhones and other smartphones, can access data without you even knowing it if you have data enabled. We strongly recommend checking the settings on your phone or disabling GPRS from your OneSimCard account if you will not be needing data service. By default, all SIM cards are pre-programmed with GPRS data service disabled.

117. 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.

118. Rates and Cost Questions
    • What is the Internet Data cost in those countries where more than one network is available?

      In some countries we offer multiple networks to improve coverage. While the cost of Voice calls and Texts does not depend on a particular network in the country, the cost of Internet Data sometimes does.

       
      The Data rate for each particular network is shown on the Rates and Coverage page of OneSimCard.com where available -


      In those countries like India where there are many networks, the cost of using Internet Data service can vary significantly from from one network to another. In such countries we strongly recommend to change settings on your mobile phone, so networks selected manually, rather than automatically. In this case, when you are in the country of travel, you can select to register on the available network with the lowest Data cost.
      Having the settings set to Manual Network selection will make sure that the network will not get switched to another one with higher rates when the signal of the lower data cost network is weak.
119. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Can I Pay with BITCOINS?

      Yes, You can pay with Bitcoins.

      When paying with Bitcoins you first deposit money into your 1SIM Money Fund. Once the money is there, you can make a purchase or set an automatic recharge of you SIM card(s) or Extra Number(s).


      Follow these steps:
      1. Go to www.onesimcard.com and if not registered yet, register by clicking on the Register link in the upper right corner of the screen.
      2. Once registered, log in to your account at www.onesimcard.com and proceed to 1SIM FUND menu.
      3. Select amount you would like to add to your OneSimCard fund.
      4. Click on BITCOIN button. You will be provided with few options for sending bitcoins.
      5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
      6. Once paid and funds are received by OneSimCard, you will be notified by email. While it usually takes no more than 1 hour for the payment to be posted to your 1SIM FUND, it could take up to 6 hours. Once you receive the confirmation email, you can log in to your OneSimCard.com account and make a purchase or recharge using the balance of your 1SIM FUND.
120. 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.

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