Across the globe, operators of 2G networks are reallocating bandwidth and closing down their 2G networks. In the USA, AT&T, formerly the operator of the largest 2G GSM network in the United States, shutdown their 2G network in January, 2017. Many additional 2G networks closed over the past 15 months. The 2G network shutdown has huge implications for M2M and IoT companies.
For M2M / IoT companies owning 2G devices, a 2G network shutdown often presents unattractive choices. They can choose to purchase expensive hardware upgrades to 3G or 4G/LTE equipment, but for many M2M applications the cost of upgrading is not justified by their revenue model. In addition, the faster speeds provided by 3G or 4G/LTE are not necessary nor required.
Alternatively, M2M / IoT companies can contact directly another domestic network still offering 2G services and hope they will allow new 2G connections. Many networks will not allow new 2G connections, but if they do, this solution often times requires paying extremely high monthly minimums per SIM card. For many M2M applications, very small amounts of data are transferred each month. Paying a very high monthly minimum makes these applications unprofitable.
M2M / IoT companies are in great need of an alternative which allows them to maintain their current 2G devices without having to pay high monthly fees per SIM. OneSimCard M2M program offers such a solution. OneSimCard M2M offers easy connection to 2G networks in the United States, Canada and worldwide, in addition to 3G and 4G/LTE networks, without having to pay high monthly minimum fees. To learn more about OneSimCard M2M offerings go to m2m.onesimcard.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org