Digi-key provides cellular connectivity through its partnership with tier-1 wireless carriers. These plans provide great support for cellular modules, modems, and gateways. Digi-key wants to provide a fast and simple way to connect to your devices. This guide will walk you through selecting, activating, and managing your plans.
The first step is you want to select the plan that best fits your application. The IoT Cellular Data Plans page on Digi-keys website provides many options on how to choose. The carrier and location of the device will be the main option to be aware of. At the bottom of the webpage, Digi-key provides resources that include coverage maps, videos, and articles. Use the maps to ensure that you are choosing the plan that works for your area.
Other things to be aware of is the SIM card size and data rates. What is great about Digi-keys provided data plan options are they include all three sizes of 2FF, 3FF, and 4FF in one package. The data rates for each carrier are conveniently provided in a chart on the page which includes overage charges. The SIM cards will be purchased and sent to you from Digi-key and the data plans will be provided from RevX or Truphone which will be covered in the next step.
To purchase the SIM select the carrier and click on one of the bold sizes (Triple being the triple punch out and CAT-M is LTE for IoT solutions):
You will be directed to the card’s main page at Digi-key.com where you can purchase the card(s).
Next step you will need to purchase the plan. You will need the SIM card to fully activate, but it is not necessary if you would like to start an account. Also, they will ask for billing information but will not charge until you go through with the SIM card information. On the IoT Cellular Data Plans page you will see two buttons:
These will take you to external sites powered by RevX and Truphone.
The RevX option will take you to an external page where you can either log in or signup. To signup you will need to provide the data plan you would like:
Payment and mailing information:
Be sure to agree to terms and conditions to change the button to complete. When completed you will be taken to your account page where you can activate your SIM card. Other information to take note of on your account page is the billing history, device usage, activate prepaid cards, purchase additional subscriptions, and your personal/billing info.
Scroll down to My Services and Equipment.
Select the plan you want the SIM card to have, a drop-down should appear asking for the ICCID and IMEA.
For additional support use the following:
Technical support: Digi-key product support
Billing support: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
On the IoT Cellular Data Plans select the Activate Truphone SIM Card button. From there you will be taken to Truphone’s website and you will either signup or login.
Complete the personal information and follow the email verification instructions.
Once completed you will be directed to the SIM activation page where you enter the activation code or the ICCID.
Use the account homepage to view data usage, manage devices, and purchase/activate additional SIM cards.
A toolbar on the left provides convenient links to other personal information and support.
For more information be sure to check out the videos and articles found on the IoT Cellular Data Plans webpage.