What is cellular IoT?
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the billions of devices that are connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. Cellular IoT simply connects IoT devices using cellular (or mobile) networks. Learn more about IoT connectivity best practices here.
How much do Telnyx cellular IoT SIM cards cost?
You can access detailed information about Wireless pricing, including data charges here.
What types of businesses are using cellular IoT?
Some of the most common cellular IoT use cases are:
- Individual hobbyists and engineers: easily add cellular IoT capabilities to projects just by adding a SIM card.
- Industrial automation and monitoring: adding internet connectivity to machines and sensors improve efficiency and maintenance routines.
- Wearable and smart electronics: from smartwatches to smart glasses, and augmented reality—this space is rapidly evolving.
Read more about cellular IoT use cases here.
What is IIoT?
IIoT is an acronym for the “Industrial Internet of Things.” IIoT is largely made up of devices and sensors that help enable industrial automation, improve quality control, and reduce strain on maintenance resources. IIoT is one of the largest markets for IoT devices.
What is an LTE-M network?
LTE-M is a type of low power wide area network (LPWAN) radio technology standard that enables a wide range of cellular devices and services (specifically for M2M and IoT applications). LTE-M networks consume very low amounts of power, making them perfect for IoT devices in the field.
How do I get started building cellular IoT products using Telnyx Wireless?
To get started, order a Telnyx IoT SIM card from our easy-to-use Portal. Once you’ve received your SIM, follow the steps in this quickstart guide to start using your data.
What is M2M?
Machine to Machine (M2M) is direct communication between devices, including wired and wireless. M2M communication is often used for remote monitoring, such as product restocking or smart meters.
What are active steering and passive steering?
Active steering and passive steering are both methods of controlling a SIM card. Active steering means device owners can specify the networks they do and don’t want the device to connect to whereas passive steering simply relies on a priority list of networks. Telnyx offers active steering to give users more control, and ultimately a higher quality connection.