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81. How To Use Questions
    • How do I set up SMS text messaging on my phone?

      SMS messaging usually works without any additional setup of the phone.
      In rare cases when there are issues sending or receiving text messages, please look at the following:

      Problem with Sending SMS:

      • Incorrect SMSC number (SMS Service Center Address) in handset settings.

      SMSC number should be set as follows:

       

      1. For Standard  and Plus OneSimCard SIM: +3725099000 for all countries except:

      a. China:  +85290296747

       

      2. For the Expedition (former Data & Roam) SIM as well as for Europe & More SIM: +37256100041

       

      Special instructions for Apple Phones:

      With Apple iPhones to check SMSC:

      From the phone dialer Dial *#5005*7672# 

      You will see the SMSC set currently on the phone. 

      To change the SMSC on Iphone dial: 

      Plus and Standard SIMs: **5005*7672*+3725099000# for all countries except China and **5005*7672*+85290296747# if in China.

      Expedition (formerly Data & Roam) and Europe & More SIMs in any country: **5005*7672*+37256100041#


       

       

      If your phone requires the name of Message Center Name enter: SMSC
      SMS lifetime is short - must be at least 2 hours or set to Maximum settings.
      Try sending SMS from OneSimCard menu

       

       Problem with Receiving SMS:

      • Receiving Handset does not have enough free memory for incoming SMS.
      • Receiving Handset was turned off or out of the coverage area during SMS lifetime set on the sending phone - usually 2 hours.
      • Sender's SMS provider does not have an agreement with the receiving network.
82. How To Use Questions
    • How should I send an SMS¬†to get charged only 15 cents per text message?

      There are two ways for SMS message to be sent:

      • From the OneSimCard application menu called OneSimCard - TravelSMS. To send the message, you need to locate OneSimCard menu on the phone and then scroll down to TravelSMS menu. Sending text message this way is the least expensive and will cost you 15 cents per message from any country.
      • Usual way from SMS sending menu of the phone. It cost 40 cents per text message from most countries with the exception of few countries where the rates are higher.
        Find detailed rate information here.
      Another way to reduce the cost of sending Text is to use the SIM VOIP app and send SMS from the app. This will reduce the cost of sending SMS significantly.


      Bear in mind that sending SMS messages to the abbreviated special SMS destinations like voting, music downloads, etc. will cost you $9.00 per message.

       

83. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Can I keep receiving calls made to my regular cell phone or landline numbers while traveling abroad?

      Yes, you can easily forward calls from your regular cell phone number, home phone, office, etc. to your OneSimCard phone while you're abroad!

      Your OneSimCard international SIM card comes with both a European and U.S. number. To forward your regular U.S. numbers to the SIM, just set them to forward to the U.S. number that's included with your SIM card.

      You can also order unlimited Personal Extra Numbers (PEN) - Local or Toll Free - in many different countries, including USA, Canada, UK, France, Italy and Spain. For example, if you work or live in the UK and want to keep receiving calls made to your regular UK numbers, just add a UK PEN to your SIM card and set up call forwarding to that new number.

      Calls received through a PEN will be charged an additional 20c/min to the incoming rate of the country you are in. The exception is calls received through a UK-Mobile PEN which is only charged an additional 25c per call.

      Please Note: Your subscription to a Personal Extra Number starts the moment your order is shipped. If you do not need your PEN to be active right away, you can always wait and order a PEN later at any time by logging in to your account.

      Different carriers use different ways of programming call forwarding. Below are instructions to setup call forwarding with various US wireless carriers. We urge you to test the call forwarding a few days prior to your trip, and to call your US wireless carrier for assistance if needed.

      Alltel, Sprint PCS, Verizon Wireless, Nextel, Cricket Wireless

      To activate Call Forwarding:

      1. Press *72 on your cellular phone.
      2. Enter your ten-digit Second Personal OneSimCard phone number (area code + telephone number).
      3. Press OK/Send (a tone will confirm that Call Forwarding is active).
      * is a star character located on the keypad

      To deactivate Call Forwarding:

      1. Enter *720 on your cellular phone.
      2. Press OK/Send (a tone will confirm the deactivation).

      T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless GSM phones

      To activate Call Forwarding:

      1. Press *21* on your cellular phone.
      2. Enter your ten-digit Second Personal OneSimCard phone number (area code + telephone number) followed by the # key.

      To deactivate Call Forwarding:

      1. Enter #21# on your cellular phone.
      2. Press OK/Send.

      Please note that Sprint and Nextel may charge an extra 20c/min on forwarded calls.

84. 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.
85. OneSim VoIP
    • Why can't I receive phone calls and¬†SMS on my Android phone when the screen is off?

      Newer Android OS versions have settings that do not allow apps to run in the background by default. This means that you will get an SMS or a phone call only while your phone display is ON. Once the  phone goes to sleep, the app will get deactivated.

      To fix this, you need to make a change in your phone's battery optimization settings:

      Settings -> Apps and notifications -> See All Apps -> 1SimVoIP -> Advanced -> Battery -> Don't Optimize

      The settings path may slightly differ depending on the phone model, but usually it is located in the  App's Battery menu.
86. How To Use Questions
    • How can I dial '+' on my phone when making call?

      Note: You can always dial 00 instead of + when making outgoing calls. For example, to reach OneSimCard customer service in the USA you can just dial 001 617 3138888.

      You should consult the phone manual for this info. Different manufacturers have specific ways to access the '+' key, so make sure you know yours.

      Here are few known ways:
      • BlackBerry?ģ 6210: Press Alt (bottom, far left on keyboard) and the letter "I".
      • Bosch: Press and hold the star (*) key until the "+" sign appears.
      • Motorola: Press and hold the zero key until the "+" sign appears.
      • Nokia: Press the star (*) key twice in rapid succession.
      • Pocket PC: Pull up the keyboard, hit the <123> button in the top left corner, and select "+" from the resulting screen.
      • Samsung: Press and hold the zero key until the "+" sign appears.
      • Sony Ericsson: Press and hold the zero key until the "+" sign appears.
      • Treo 270: Press the blue button and then the "G" key.
87. Rates and Cost Questions
    • Is there a way to send a SMS to a short code number?

      Having an EU phone number, the SIM card does not offer SMS service to short code numbers

      However, OneSimCard offers special US Mobile Numbers working with the SIM or even without SIM which are capable of receiving SMS from Short Codes, like those sent by Banks, Paypal and other institutions as well as replying to short codes SMS using 1SIM VOIP app.
88. How To Use Questions
    • Is there any way to remove the callback ring after I dial a number?

      The newly offered eSIM, OneSimCard Europe & More and Universal SIM cards do not use the callback to make an outgoing call in over 70 countries.

      Currently, the mobile application to remove the callback on other SIM cards is not available.

89. 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.
90. 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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