1NCE SMS Volume

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 fall-back or for wake-up calls. We therefore provide you with sufficient number of SMS to equip your IoT project for these use cases over the entire service life.


Only the sending and receiving of text messages between devices containing a SIM card and server is supported. An SMS sent from one terminal to another is not supported.

Advantages of 250 SMS

  • Flexible: usage period of a full 10 years

  • Calculable: predictable costs without unexpected fees

  • All-inclusive: Availability of 250 SMS, covering most cases

  • Wake-Up: Use SMS functionality to wake up sleeping devices

  • Fall-back: 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.

How many SMS are included in 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat?

With 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat, you have 250 SMS at your disposal over a period of 10 years.

What happens when all the SMS have been used?

As soon as the included 250 SMS of your SIM card have been used before the end of the 10-year activation period, you have two options. Either you opt for a top-up for 10 euros to receive 500 MB and 250 SMS, or you let your SIM card become automatically deactivated after 18 months.

What can I do if 250 SMS are not enough?

If 250 SMS are not enough within the 10 years, you can opt for a top-up at 10 euros any time on our 1NCE customer portal. You will then receive another 500 MB and 250 SMS.

In addition, our Auto-Top-Up feature allows you to automatically top-up your SIM cards when you have used 80% of the data volume.

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.

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.

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