The 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat usually contains 500 MB for a maximum period of 10 years and provides a transparent data connection via NB-IoT, 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE-M. The customer’s application usually uses TCP or UDP as the transport protocol.
The included data volume is measured and billed to the nearest 1kByte. This includes both so-called overhead data, which is generated by the use of protocols such as UDP or TCP, as well as the actual payload (the user data). All transport data between the device or modem and the application server are calculated. This includes both uplink and downlink data packets.
For data transmission in the 1NCE network and in the 1NCE roaming partner networks, the respective security mechanisms of the various mobile radio standards are applied. Data transmission via the Internet to the IoT application server can be secured by a VPN connection.
1NCE offers the OpenVPN client already included in the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat as standard, while an IPSec solution is offered at an extra charge.
In contrast to mobile phone tariffs of the consumer environment, it might be common that IoT and M2M devices sometimes do not transmit data over very long periods of time. The 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat meets this special requirement and allows IoT users to leave their devices inactive for up to 18 months. This also covers the maximum duration of the NB-IoT sleep mode.
If a SIM card has used up the included volume of 500 MB before the end of the activation period of 10 years, it will remain activated for a maximum of 18 months. During this period, the customer has the option of reordering a further 500 MB data volume. If no additional data volume is booked within these 18 months, the SIM card will automatically be deactivated by the system with effect from the end of the 18th month.
The purchase of additional data volume is possible at any time. If the 500 MB included in the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat are used up, another 500 MB can be purchased for another 10 EUR. Such a TopUp is of course also possible at any other consumption level. The activation period of 10 years remains unaffected. For each SIM card whose data consumption has reached 80% of the volume included in the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat (500 MB), the customer automatically receives a message on the consumption level as well as a reference to the subsequent booking option for a further 500 MB.
Before the end of the 10-year contract period, 1NCE will inform the customer that the end of the agreed period is imminent. If the customer books another TopUp from this point on under the conditions applicable at that time, his contract will be extended in accordance with these conditions.
In addition, a customer has the option of reactivating his card within the first 12 months of the expiry date of the contract period, at the then applicable conditions. After the expiry of this transitional period, the contract for the corresponding card will terminate indefinitively without any notice of termination being required.