Tag Archives: IoT

T-Mobile launching Internet of Things Access packs that bundle wireless data and modules

T-Mobile’s been making a big Internet of Things (IoT) push over the last year or so, and today that effort continues. T-Mobile has introduced two IoT Access packs that aim to make it simple to get IoT devices online. The base plan includes up to 5MB of data per month for $20 per year per device, and $6 per year per device afterward. The step-up plan offers unlimited data at 64Kbps for $25 per year … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO talks about targeting AT&T’s M2M customers, keeping legacy GSM around

Earlier this month, T-Mobile began targeting AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) customers by offering them free 2H service through the end of 2016. Now T-Mo CFO Braxton Carter has elaborated on how the Un-carrier’s 2G plans differ from AT&T. “Until you get voice and data on LTE, you can’t refarm spectrum dedicated to legacy technology,” Carter said. He went on to say that 60 percent of T-Mobile’s spectrum is currently being used … [read full article]

T-Mobile responds to AT&T’s upcoming 2G shutdown with free service for IoT customers

T-Mobile is no stranger to poking fun at the other major U.S. competitors and the moves that they make, and today T-Mo is putting AT&T in its sights. T-Mobile says that it’s “throwing a lifeline” to AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) customers but offering them free 2G service through the end of 2016. This includes up to 50MB per device per month and free SIM cards. If you’re an AT&T customer that’s interested in migrating your … [read full article]

T-Mobile makes Internet of Things moves through partnerships with Sequans, Novatel Wireless

T-Mobile today made two notable Internet of Things (IoT) announcements. First up, T-Mobile is teaming up with Sequans Communications S.A. to use their LTE Cat 1 tech for T-Mo’s machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT customers. This is a significant upgrade, as T-Mobile is migrating from 2G technology for its M2M and IoT needs. Sequans’ LTE Cat 1 chipset platform is named Calliope, and it’s capable of throughput up to 10Mbps. It also supports Voice over LTE (VoLTE) … [read full article]

T-Mobile partners with Twilio, will provide cellular connectivity for IoT devices and more

Today it was revealed that T-Mobile has entered into a partnership with Twilio, a company that makes a cloud communications platform for developers. Twilio has announced Programmable Wireless, its communications platform that aims to help developers build cellular connectivity into products, like Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Programmable Wireless will use T-Mobile’s cellular network to send data wirelessly to a server or data center. Twilio Programmable Wireless will use SIM cards to access T-Mobile’s network, and … [read full article]