Tag Archives: IoT

T-Mobile partners with Twilio on Narrowband Developer Platform for IoT

Two years after T-Mobile originally formed an Internet of Things (IoT) partnership with Twilio, the two have come together to make more IoT news. T-Mobile has teamed up with Twilio to create a developer platform for Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). Twilio Narrowband is a cellular low-power wide-area network technology that the companies say will help to reduce prices and increase battery life for intermittent low-bandwidth connections. The platform is made up of three parts: Narrowband SIMs: … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys traveling tech truck to demo benefits of 5G and other technologies

T-Mobile often makes a big deal about the benefits of 5G and what it’ll enable, like better Internet of Things products, in addition to the lower latency and faster speeds that mobile devices will see. And now it’s going on the road to help people learn more about 5G. The T-Mobile Tech Truck hit the road today, beginning a journey that’ll take it across the country to help people experience the benefits of 5G as … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches nationwide Narrowband IoT network

One year after completing its first live network tests of Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology, T-Mobile has announced another major IoT milestone. T-Mo today launched its NB-IoT service nationwide. NB-IoT is a low power, wide area network LTE-Advanced tech that offers benefits like low power usage, long battery life, and low device cost. T-Mobile launched its NB-IoT in guard bands on its network so that it can best utilize its spectrum and so that … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches first Narrowband IoT plan

T-Mobile has placed a heavy focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past year or so, and that push continues today. T-Mobile today revealed a narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) plan. For a limited time, the plan is priced at $6 per year up to 12MB per connected device. Customers can renew after 12 months or 12MB. Last October, T-Mo launched its NB-IoT network, and the tech should be available nationwide by mid-2018. NB-IoT … [read full article]

T-Mobile launching Nest security bundle with cellular backup service

T-Mobile has shown an interest in the Internet of Things in the past year, offering free service to IoT customers on AT&T that’d be affected by the carrier’s 2G shutdown and announcing plans to launch a nationwide Narrowband-IoT network by 2018. Today T-Mo made another IoT move in the form of a product announcement. The T-Mobile Nest security pack is launching on Friday, November 10th. It’ll cost $240 down and $10 per month … [read full article]

T-Mobile reveals plans for nationwide Narrowband-IoT network by 2018, also intros SyncUp Fleet

T-Mobile has placed a major focus on the Internet of Things over the past year or so, and today the company is making some more IoT news. T-Mobile says that it plans to have a nationwide Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) network — which will also support Cat-M, an IoT standard for voice support — in mid-2018. This NB-IoT network can be used to connect devices like those used in T-Mobile’s NB-IoT testing in Las Vegas earlier … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes Narrowband IoT tests, partners with Las Vegas for IoT projects

After opening T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last year, T-Mo today announced that it’s making another move in that city. T-Mobile is partnering with the City of Las Vegas to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) in the city. This comes following T-Mobile’s successful Narrowband IoT field tests on a live commercial network, something that T-Mobile says it’s the first carrier in North America to have done. These Narrowband IoT tests, which were conducted in partnership … [read full article]

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]