Before you can get started with IoT and signup, you'll need to log in or create an Infobip account.
Once logged in, you'll then be able to use the self-service to get set up and order your first batch of SIMs. Or you can try the free trial and order your trial SIMs.
Use the self-service signup in the web interface to get up and running with IoT. Once logged in, click Things and you will be taken to the IoT module where you can start setup.
You will be fully guided through the self signup process on screen. Any information required will be requested during signup. Continue to the section below if you have opted-in to the free trial first.
During signup, you will be able to order your try-out SIMs. If you have opted into the full solution straight away, you can start creating your SIM orders.
Your free trial gives you full access to the Infobip IoT solution and will end after you have reached the maximum data allowance on your test SIMs.
You can order up to two free SIMs for your free trial via the web interface for free. This also comes with 100MB of free data on each SIM. After you've reached the data limit, SIMs are automatically suspended.
You'll then need to top up your account to be able to cover monthly subscription charges and the pay-as-you-go model for data consumption.
If you plan to do this, you'll need to manually reactivate them via the web interface or API.
IoT pricing models depend on a number of factors, including your geographic location and usage of your IoT devices, and the type of SIMs you require.
Your final order amount will be displayed in the Order summary when ordering your SIMs.
Initial costs per SIM depend on use case. Embedded SIMs cost more to manufacture than standard SIMs, incurring slightly elevated initial costs.
Subscription fees are based on the monthly usage of Infobip IoT SIMs and their active state. Subscription fees depend on the individual statuses of SIMs and only apply to those which have been activated.
As soon as a SIM is set to active, subscription payments are triggered. Suspended, deactivated, or SIMs ready for activation do not incur a charge.
Pay As You Go
Data usage fees in this plan are based on the amount of MB used. Charges largely depend on the country of usage. You can use SIMs across multiple countries, but charges will increase the more countries covered by SIMs. (e.g., IoT hardware starting a journey in Canada with destination Mexico, will be charged across Canadian, American, and Mexican network plans).
Wake-up and Config Updates
Infobip will not charge you for messaging your devices for configuration updates or for sending wake-up commands. However, there may be a limit on this until you will start being charged if excessive.
Here you can see the complete lifecycle of an Infobip IoT SIM:
- SIM card order is created in the web interface or via API.
- Once submitted, your order is sent to Infobip for processing where it will automatically either be rejected in case of failure, or received to be passed on to an agent.
- Once the order is received, you have time to modify or cancel your order.
- An Infobip agent then either accepts the order or moves it to pending, if any further action needs to be done. If moved to pending, the agent can move it to accepted or rejected.
- Once accepted, your physical SIM order is shipped out, and SIMs will be registered and will start appearing in the Dashboard. You can then start activating them.
- You can then set up SIM alerts.
- Once your SIMs are active, you can control their statuses, by either moving them to suspended or deactivated.
You can set up SIM alerts to keep an eye on the basic factors around your SIMs and IoT devices in which they sit. These alerts are part of the standard functionality for IoT, and can be received over the web interface and email.
Once your SIM order has been processed and dispatched, they will appear in your SIMs manager where the next step is to start activating them and configuring the APN.
You’ll be able to set up alerts for your SIMs once your order has been processed and they appear in the web interface. You will still see your SIMs in the web interface even if they are still in transit.