I have received conflicting information about Digi-Key’s IoT cellular data plans:
My question is if the data plan is per SIM card or whether multiple SIM cards can be attached to one data plan?
I’ve read through the FAQ and from the overage example on page 5 it looks like one plan per SIM with all identical plans pooled together to create a big ‘bucket’ that all SIMs can pull from.
I initially sent the following email to sales:
"Ok, so each data plan is per SIM card, but all the SIM cards that are on the same data plan are pooled together.
Lets say I purchase 10 SIM cards and activate them on the $20/500MB Verizon plan, then I would have a total ‘bucket’ of 5000MB. Then 1 card could use 4000MB, while the other 9 only use 100MB each for a grand total usage of 4900MB (no overage).
Did I understand it correctly?"
The reply I got was:
“No, that’s not correct. If you purchase a 500MB plan that means you have only 500MB. You can activate multiple SIMs (lines) under that plan but the combined usage of the SIMs on the plan adds up, so if you goes over 500MB you will pay overage charges. Please to page 3 of the FAQ at https://dataplans.digikey.com/documents/revx-digikey-faq-v3.pdf .”
Reading page 3 of the FAQ did not help.
I see now that my email was not clear in that I did not mention activating each of the 10 SIM cards with the $20/500MB plan.
Does that then mean I can purchase the 5GB plan for $60 per month and activate 10 or more SIM cards on that one plan? If this is the case, that’s awesome because $60/month is much better than $200/month.
I also tried calling to get clarification, but they weren’t sure either and directed me to send an email.