To get you the most fair price for the connectivity you need, we have highly customizable data plans. You can also choose to create multiple plans and tailor each of them.
Typical IoT price options can result in overage charges, and we know you don’t want that. To help you avoid those charges, we don’t lock you into a contract for a set amount of data. This way, if you realize that you need more or less data, you can adjust your plan.
When we say one simple rate everywhere, we mean it. When using our pricing tool above, you can check international coverage options to indicate that devices in your plan will need world-wide, cellular coverage.
Sometimes certain devices have a little extra data that hasn’t been used. Pooling will let you take advantage of that at no extra cost. Since all SIMON plans pool, you can opt for increased simplicity by combining all your device’s cellular data. Devices can leave their excess data in the pool and others can pull from that excess, saving you money.
Transparent Overages and Add-ons
Our domestic overage never exceeds $0.25/MB and international overage never exceeds $0.50/MB. Add-ons like SMS start at $0.03/message and public static IP at $3.00/month.
IoT Pricing Models
There are a lot of IoT pricing models out there. The different pricing formats used to charge for IoT connectivity make it difficult to know what is or isn’t a good deal or what will or won’t work for your company.
We want you to know a good deal when you see one. Here’s a breakdown of how our pooling works as well as what other companies are offering to help you see the SIMON difference in IoT pricing.
At SIMON, every plan creates a data pool at no extra charge.
Devices (SIM cards) with the same data amount contribute to the same pool. If you have 10 devices that are allotted to use 1GB/month, then all of these devices will pull from the pool of 10GB of data. This is beneficial when, inevitably, some devices use slightly more or less than 1GB. Some devices will leave their excess in the pool while others will pick up that excess.
This means you avoid overage charges and paying for more data than you’re really using.
You’ll see a cost per device in our pricing tool above, this price includes the cost of data and the cost of the SIM because we like transparent pricing at SIMON.
What other companies offer
Data per SIM, no pooling
In this pricing model, you pick how much data to assign to each SIM, and you pay the associated rate. For instance, you might pay $12.00/GB for 4GB totaling $48.00.
However, if that SIM card uses less than the 4GB of data you assigned it, you still have to pay for the total amount. And even worse, if the SIM uses more data than it was assigned, you get hit by big overage charges.
These pricing models might have rates that look quite reasonable, but you’re usually making up the difference by paying for more data than you use or in overage charges.
This model starts with you paying a fee for each SIM card (e.g. $3.50/SIM). In addition to the SIM card price, you then pay for that SIM’s data (e.g. $8.00/GB). Every SIM is pooled together, making it look like you’re only paying $8.00 per GB. Because of that SIM charge ($3.50) however, you’re really paying $11.50.
On the meter
A meter plan is easy to understand, but it can get expensive fast if you’re a heavy data user. You have a set rate, say $0.40/MB, and you pay that rate no matter how much data you use.
Here’s the catch: other pricing models will typically lower their rates for different data thresholds. So, you may pay $0.40/MB on the meter and use 100MB. That would cost $40.00/month. But with a SIMON IoT 100MB plan, you would only pay $0.04/MB, $4.50/month. You’ll be paying 900% more for the same data on a meter plan than a SIMON IoT pooling plan.
SIM Card Prices
SIM card costs depend on the type of card. We offer commercial, industrial, and embedded SIM cards.