1NCE SMS Volume

250 SMS included

Our feature for your IoT project

For only 10 euros, the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat offers 10 years of connectivity for your IoT projects. Included are, among other things, 250 SMS. In IoT, communication takes place almost exclusively via data traffic. SMS are usually used as a fall-back or for wake-up calls. We, therefore, provide you with a sufficient number of SMS to equip your IoT project for these use cases over the entire service life.

Advantages of 250 SMS


Usage period of a full 10 years


Predictable costs without unexpected fees


Availability of 250 SMS, covering most cases


Use SMS functionality to wake up sleeping devices


SMS as a back-up solution in case mobile data traffic is impaired

SMS as a Wake-Up and Fall-Back Solution in IoT

Communication within IoT takes place almost exclusively via data traffic. However, it makes sense to offer the use of SMS in some cases. Two such classic examples are found in wake-up and fall-back use cases.

Wake-up call: IoT devices are often put into standby state to save energy. To awaken these devices again, an SMS that functions as a wake-up call can be used. This brings the IoT device back into operating mode and it can send data again.

Fall-back: If mobile data transmission is not possible, SMS can be used as a back-up solution to ensure the communication flow continues.

Mobile Terminated (MT) or Mobile Originated (MO) SMS are used for communication between the IoT device and 1NCE Connectivity Management Platform. Thus, only communication between the 1NCE platform and device is possible. However, SMS forwarding can be set up in our 1NCE customer portal.

Is it possible to send text messages to other devices?
SMS can be sent from the server to the end device and vice versa. An SMS cannot be sent from one device to another. However, there is the function of "SMS forwarding". To be able to use this, you need a separate server that picks up the SMS from the portal and forwards it. You can find more information in the Developer Hub .
Does the 1NCE SIM card also support text messaging?
1NCE is an IoT Native company and thus is not focussed at providing legacy text messages. Nevertheless the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat also offers the opportunity to send and receive text messaging in a limited fashion. Generally, the majority of user data is sent via the data channel, however text messages are relevant for wake-up messages from the IoT application (application-oriented SMS) to the endpoint (mobile terminated). Therefore sending and receiving text messages between SIM card devices and server is supported.
Can SIM cards be charged (top-uped) automatically?
In the 1NCE Customer Portal we offer a so-called "Auto-Top-Up" feature, which you can use to automatically top-up your cards. Just deposit a valid credit card in the customer portal to activate this feature. The volume of your SIM cards is automatically checked by the system every day at 06:00 and 18:00 CET. As soon as more than 80% of the volume is used, a top-up is automatically triggered. You can find more information at https://help.1nce.com/dev-hub/docs/portal-sims-sms#auto-top-up .

Detailed information in
our 1NCE documentation

Full information, details and documentation can be found in our 1NCE Support, that includes 1NCE Developer Hub and 1NCE FAQ.

Any Questions? Please
feel free to contact us.

Do you still have questions or would you like to speak to a member of our team? You can find our contact options in our support area.

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Global Coverage

You can use your IoT SIM card in over 173 countries worldwide without additional costs.

500 MB Data Volume
Your 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat includes 500 MB data volume with up to 1 Mbit/s, which can be used within the tariff lifetime of 10 years.
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Freedom to Switch

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1NCE Shop

Buy the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat now!

Visit the 1NCE Shop and start connecting your IoT devices easily. Simply order your SIM cards, choose the desired type of SIM card and fill out all required forms. After the payment has been approved you get your cards within two to three business days.