eSIMs are the latest “disruption” in the SIM card industry and they have many benefits for users. But how do you know if you are getting the most out of your eSIM’s functionality? We want to share one of the biggest benefits of having an eSIM loaded in your iPhone or Pixel phone – creating a personal hotspot to share your data with other devices.
I recently took a trip to Croatia and Slovenia with my wife and I had the OneSimCard international eSIM loaded into my Pixel phone. My wife carries a Samsung 8 and doesn’t have eSIM available. While we were in hotels and other spots with good Wi-Fi connectivity, she and I both took advantage of those connections for our data connection (especially so she could stream her favorite True Crime television shows). However, while we were away from those free Wi-Fi spots, I enabled my Pixel to share its data connection with my wife so we could both take advantage of the 4G internet connection at OneSimCard’s inexpensive international roaming rates. This allowed she and I to both stay connected and never miss a shareable moment with our friends and family at home (or to get directions back to our hotel when we got lost…happens a lot with us!).
Creating a personal hotspot (sometimes also called tethering) your eSIM enabled iPhone or Pixel phone is very simple. Here are the steps for each (NOTE: Make sure you have the OneSimCard eSIM profile turned on):
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
Go to the Settings Menu, then tap “Personal Hotspot”
On the next page, turn on “Allow Others to Join”:
Your iPhone is now discoverable by Wi-Fi and all they need is your hotspot password to share your data connection.
For Pixel Phone:
- Pixel 3a
- Pixel 4
Swipe down from the top of the screen and then top Hotspot:
Your Pixel is now discoverable by Wi-Fi and all they need is your hotspot password to share your data connection. You can obtain your hotspot password by holding down on the Hotspot icon for about a second.
Don’t have an eSIM yet? Buy a travel eSIM from OneSimCard today and save.
Recently, we have been getting many requests for international eSIMs for eSIM enabled iPhones.
If you aren’t aware of this technology, eSIM is a short for embedded SIM, where SIM is an acronym for Subscriber Identity Module. So, an eSIM is an Embedded Subscriber Identity Module.
How is eSIM different from a regular SIM?
We all know what a SIM card is — the little thing that allows your phone to connect to the network. When you buy our SIM card, you pop out your SIM card, drop ours into the phone, and voila!—cellular service is up and running. That’s going to change with eSIM, because as the “embedded” part of the name suggests, this is actually built into the phone’s mainboard.
The eSIM we provide is simply a QR code that will act as a second SIM on your phone. At launch, we will be supporting only data connectivity on eSIM. It will be compatible with the following iPhone eSIM capable models: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
We expect to have eSIM launched and available for purchase in the next few weeks. Look for a separate communication that announces the launch!
If you travel to destinations in Asia, Oceania or both, we have great news for you. You can now save even more money on 4G data!
Effective August 8, 2019 Zone China Data Plan on the Universal and Plus SIM cards has been expanded and renamed to Zone Asiania.
The new data plan covers 13 countries in Asia and Oceania including Australia, China, India, Macau, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Hong Kong.
The plan offers 3000 MB of blazing-fast 4G LTE data for 30 Days and costs only $39.00 USD. If no 4G connection is available, the data will automatically fall back to the next available fastest option. It’s that convenient (and affordable).
How to Order
You can add Zone Asiania to your OneSimCard Universal or Plus SIM at any time from your OneSimCard web account. In addition to data, both international SIM cards offer calling and texting in all Asiania countries as well as hundreds of other destinations around the globe.
Who knows, we may have just invented a new geographic region?! Well, you decide. One thing is for sure. No matter where you travel, OneSimCard can help you stay connected and save money.
Welcome to Asiania! Enjoy your trip!
Traveling to the EU? Save BIG on mobile internet with new data plans from OneSimCard Universal!
EU Data Plan 5000 MB / Duration 14 Days / Price $29.00
EU Data Plan 10000 MB / Duration 14 Days / Price $59.00
New Europe plans include the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech.Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Barthelemy / St. Martin Island, Sweden, the United Kingdom.
All current OneSimCard Universal users can add these plans at any time. No Universal SIM card? Order this international sim card on our website and save!
OneSimCard Universal now offers a 10,000 MB (approx. 10GB) Data Plan valid for 30 days for only $86.90. This is less than a penny per MB in the United States!
At this price, it may sound like your local mobile provider’s type of offer. But there is a key difference. Your domestic data plan may have data throttling, 2G downgrades or other speed restrictions. OneSimCard has none of that.
OneSimCard’s plan simply comes with more 4G in more countries.
Since the 10,000MB plan is part of the Giga Data Zone, the coverage spans 36 countries. It includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and United Kingdom.
That’s right. You can continue using the same blazing fast 4G data plan while traveling in the US, UK, most of Europe and even Russia. Compare that to your domestic carrier’s offer!
You can save even more money by pairing this plan with the OneSim Voip smartphone app. The OneSim VoiP app allows calling and texting over the internet for as little as 1c/min and 5c/message respectively.
The choice is clear. Enjoy faster 4G data in more places and for less money with OneSimCard.
The 10,000 MB data plan can be added to any OneSimCard Universal or OneSimCard Plus at any time from your OneSimCard web account.
Please be advised that effective January 24, 2019 8AM ET the following rates will be in effect.
Data Rates Updates:
|Antigua and Barbuda||0.25|
|British Virgin Islands||0.25|
|St.Vincent / Grenada||0.25|
|Turk & Caicos Isl.||0.25|
|United Kingdom Jersey||0.25|
Zone A Data Plan newly included countries: Jersey (United Kingdom), Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan.
Zone B Data plan newly included countries: Brunei, Jersey(United Kingdom), Bosnia, Tunisia, Anguilla, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Island, Dominica, Jamaica, St.Kitts, St.Lucia, Montserrat, Turk & Caicos Isl., St.Vincent / Grenada, British Virgin Islands.
To see all rates and coverage visit onesimcard.com/cell-phone-rates.
The OneSimCard Universal is finally here. The Universal SIM card brings you more new features and savings at no extra cost.
- Cheaper Standard Mobile Data Rates
Save more money with standard mobile data rates from $0.20 per MB in many countries. This new standard mobile data rate on the Universal is $0.05 cheaper than on the OneSimCard Plus.
- 4G LTE speeds in 50+ countries
Surf the web at blazing fast 4G speeds in over 50 countries. The 4G coverage includes Europe, Australia, China and many other destinations around the world.
- Direct Dial in 50+ countries
Enjoy a simpler calling experience without CallBack. Direct Dial is like your regular everyday calling at home – the calls are directly connected to the other party.
The Universal international SIM card also has all of OneSimCard’s standard features including Personal Extra Numbers, Discount Plans, Voicemail and 24/7 Customer Support.
We hope you will enjoy the new OneSimCard Universal.
The OneSimCard Team
As many of you know, since its launch several years ago, the OneSimCard Data and Roam has been providing outstanding mobile data rates and coverage worldwide. Over time other OneSimCard SIMs started catching up by offering more competitive data rates of their own. Although the Data and Roam SIM card still offers solid savings on global data, its advantages are now more apparent in mostly exotic and remote destinations in the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Oceania. To reflect these changes and make it easier for our customers to select the right SIM card, we have decided to change the name of the OneSimCard Data & Roam to OneSimCard Expedition.
New name, same great features. The Expedition SIM will continue to offer all of the features of the Data and Roam SIM including Personal Extra Numbers, Discount Plans, Voicemail and 24/7 Customer Support.
What is going to happen to my existing Data & Roam SIM card?
All existing Data and Roam SIM Cards will continue to work as usual. To check the current rates and coverage for your Data & Roam SIM card, simply select OneSimCard Expedition as your SIM Type on the Rates and Coverage page. Keep in mind that any new information displayed for the Expedition SIM card at onesimcard.com will be applicable to your Data & Roam SIM as well.
We hope you will enjoy the new OneSimCard Expedition.
The OneSimCard Team
The 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup is now underway in Russia! If you are planning to attend the matches in Russia or simply happen to be in the country for other reasons and already have a OneSimCard Plus SIM, don’t forget to order our World Cup Russia Combo package from your web account.
For just $59 you get 100 minutes of talk, 100 Outgoing text messages and 1000 MB of data in Russia. Once ordered, the special package can be activated right away. Share those special moments with the world while saving money!
Order the package from your web account: www.onesimcard.com/?user
Haven’t departed for the games yet and need Russia SIM card? Then check out the World Cup Russia Combo SIM. This special Combo SIM includes a OneSimCard Plus pre-loaded with 1000 MB of nationwide Russian data, 100 SMS Text messages and 100 Minutes of worldwide calling, valid for 30 days at a cost of only $89.95. An airtime balance of $3 is also included on the SIM. Better still, the OneSimCard Plus SIM can also be used after the games by adding additional airtime or packages.