What is IoT SIM Card?

What is IoT? 

Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most important technologies of the 21st century.

If you just Google "What is the Internet of Things?", many of the answers are widespread. Example.

"The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interconnected computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that have unique identifiers and are capable of interacting with each other without the need for a human being to transmit data to a computer over a network."

Actually, The Internet of Things is a very simple concept " it means taking everything in the world and connecting it to the internet"

In our daily life, we can understand the process of connecting daily physical objects to the internet - from common household items such as light bulbs, to medical assets such as medical devices, to wearables, smart devices, and even smart cities.

What is IoT SIM card?

We know there are many different kinds of SIM cards, but what is an IoT SIM card? First of all, we need to know what is the Internet of Things. Simply, it is the Internet where things are connected.

The IoT SIM card is still a card in the end, but its role is more segmented and different from traditional sim cards, especially in terms of commercialization. Because traditional sim cards are used in specific places that need computational processing, IoT sim card are more flexible and are mainly based on daily life, such as doors and windows, home appliances, even clothes and shoes, etc. The requirements for technology are higher and more focused on the application scenario.

What is difference between IoT SIM cards and smartphone SIM cards?

While our IoT SIM card may look the same as any regular SIM card from any operator, it has many differences.  smartphone SIMs have different technical properties and network settings that are not suitable for IoT use cases.

The main difference between a "smartphone SIM" and our IoT SIM card is the functionality offered on top of the data connection. what we talking smartphone SIMs are intended for smartphones, not for IoT use cases.


  Regular smartphone SIM card EIOTCLUB SIM CARD
Coverage Single country with limits on roaming or at excessive rates. Supports two operators(AT&T&T-mobile)in the United States, and support 30 countries networks in Europe.
Function Support talk & text, with number Data only, no talk& text, number
Minimum terms 30-day cancellation period/1 or 2-year contract No term/contracts
Data plan Data is used per SIM card Customerized data plan meets your need
Networks Single network coverage Multi-network coverage
Seasonality Fixed monthly bundles Pay-as-you-Go plan
Application scenario Smartphone Security camera/Trail camera/4G router/GPS/Pet tracker


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