Are you a new Neo customer? You may be wondering how to understand the monthly bill you receive for Neo’s self-serve IoT connectivity. It’s pretty simple, but it’s also worth taking a careful look at each line-item to make sure you know what each charge is. So let’s review.
A SIM card (subscriber identity module) is used to identify and allow users access to a wireless network. It is the gatekeeper for wireless networks and ensures every user on the network is authorized.
Most people are familiar with the SIM cards found in cell phones, but Internet of Things technology requires a different kind of SIM card, such as a Neo SIM, for hardware to transmit data. Any device’s access to a network is dependent on the SIM card state: Assigned, Provisioned, Active-Billed, Suspended, or Cancelled. Automatic and manual triggers allow Neo users to switch between each of these states. Manual triggers occur by using AerPort or programming an application using Aeris AerAdmin API, while automatic triggers occur when certain criteria or usage limits are met.
Your Internet of Things deployment is not a one-size-fits-all operation. You want to choose the right cellular connectivity plan that fits your data needs. That’s why Neo, the IoT connectivity marketplace, now offers multiple data plans so you can select the right fit for your IoT program.
Getting online and connected is only the start for any Internet of Things plan. Neo’s self-serve marketplace makes it easy to purchase SIMs and the data you need for your IoT devices, but that’s not the end of the process. With Neo, you also get connectivity management via the cloud-based AerPort platform from Aeris.
You’ve got your Neo SIMs – it’s easy to active them and get started with your IoT project. There’s three essential but straightforward steps to take, and then you’ll be up and running on the Internet of Things. Here’s an overview.
Are you going to Las Vegas for CITA Super Mobility on September 9 to 11, 2015? Aeris and Neo are! Come by the Aeris booth #4849 in the M2M Zone to see our demos, enter a promotion, see a panel, and talk with us about your IoT/M2M needs.
Are you heading to IoT Evolution West in Las Vegas next week? Stop by the Aeris booth #306 to see product demonstrations and talk to us in person about Neo, our award-winning connectivity IoT solution. You can even sign up for free data on Neo!