You don’t. The device is shipped with a SIM card already installed for your country. Your usage charges are managed through the web interface.
Yes it is. No data is lost. You can change your logger depending of the coverage.
Yes. You pay one low cost monthly or yearly invoice that covers both the SIM costs and the web platform for all your connected loggers. For Europe we charge about an Euro per month.
Yes. Unless you are in a contract you can deactivate the device from the web platform and halt your monthly charges. You can activate the device again later.
Yes. For example you can meter two water meters with a single ThingsLog.
* The batteries will last for 5 years in good signal. In low or patchy signal the batteries may be used up more quickly – but you can track it from the website. It all depends from how many counters per how much time you would like to transmit.
For example if you want to meter your sensor or meter every single minute and transmit once per day. The logger batteries will survive 5 years +. But if you want to transmit every hour it won’t survive an year.
If you need longer battery life please use the LoRa or NB-IoT data loggers.
Yes it is.
The loggers connects to the mobile GPRS data network and sends data using HTTP over TCP/IP to the Outpost web servers. All configuration and firmware updates occur the same way.
It sure is – try it.