Our tariffs are as versatile as the Internet of Things

IoT projects can be just as versatile as the possibilities held by the Internet of Things: Their complexity ranges from simple, ready-to-use tracking chips for pallets to the global telemetry data monitoring of cars, which places the highest requirements on safety and country-specific connectivity solutions. Therefore, we have created a tariff portfolio that takes the sheer versatility of IoT projects into account – from standard tariffs with preconfigured SIM cards that enable you to get started quickly, to individual offerings that require very specific solutions and comprehensive service and consulting. As such, we can also find the perfect tariff for your IoT idea.

Choose the perfect tariff for your project

Business Smart Connect

Prepaid-like tariff in the sizes S, M and L with ready-made SIM cards, which you can order online.

For which project?

Simple, quickly implemented IoT projects with little need for consulting
 

Available networks

2G, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT
 

Business Comfort Connect

We assemble an individual tariff from building blocks such as country coverage or duration, including attractive pooling conditions.

For which project?

Projects that require individualization, but need to start quickly
 

Available networks

2G, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT, 5G
 

Business Choice Connect

Our IoT experts provide you with comprehensive advice and develop your own personal offering together with you, including the possible use of attractive pooling rates.

For which project?

Complex, global projects with high development and consulting requirements

Available networks

2G, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT, 5G
 

Business Smart Connect

Prepaid-like tariff in the sizes S, M and L with ready-made SIM cards, which you can order online.

For which project?

Simple, quickly implemented IoT projects with little need for consulting
 

Available networks

2G, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT
 

Business Comfort Connect

We assemble an individual tariff from building blocks such as country coverage or duration, including attractive pooling conditions.

For which project?

Projects that require individualization, but need to start quickly
 

Available networks

2G, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT, 5G
 

Business Choice Connect

Our IoT experts provide you with comprehensive advice and develop your own personal offering together with you, including the possible use of attractive pooling rates.

For which project?

Complex, global projects with high development and consulting requirements

Available networks

2G, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT, 5G
 



Business
Smart
Connect

Prepaid-like tariff in the sizes S, M and L with ready-made SIM cards, which you can order online.

For which project?

Simple, quickly implemented IoT projects with little need for consulting
 

Available networks

2G, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT
 

Business Comfort Connect

We assemble an individual tariff from building blocks such as country coverage or duration, including attractive pooling conditions.

For which project?

Projects that require individualization, but need to start quickly
 

Available networks

2G, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT, 5G
 

Business Choice Connect

Our IoT experts provide you with comprehensive advice and develop your own personal offering together with you, including the possible use of attractive pooling rates.

For which project?

Complex, global projects with high development and consulting requirements

Available networks

2G, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT, 5G
 

The following options can be booked with our three IoT tariffs

Roaming and bookable network technologies


Business
Smart Connect

Business
Comfort Connect

Business
Choice Connect

NB-IoT and LTE-M usage possible

Worldwide roaming

EU included

Tariff options


Business
Smart Connect

Business
Comfort Connect

Business
Choice Connect

Pooling

Extension of inclusive volume to additional country groups

Test tariff (preliminary use without payment)

Use of voice possible

Special termination contingent

Flexible contract term

Payment model


Business
Smart Connect

Business
Comfort Connect

Business
Choice Connect

Prepayment

Flexible payment arrangement (e.g. lifetime fee)

Term discount and scaled pricing (quantity discount)

Functions of the customer portal


Business
Smart Connect

Business
Comfort Connect

Business
Choice Connect

Ordering SIM cards

SIM card management

Usage monitoring

Abuse detection (device change, region change, etc.)

Modeling of complex organizational structures (subunits)

Multiuser (role assignment)

Secure login (2-factor authentication)

Extended Reporting

Secure connection


Business
Smart Connect

Business
Comfort Connect

Business
Choice Connect

Open VPN

IPsec

M2M Leased Line

Servicelevel agreements


Business
Smart Connect

Business
Comfort Connect

Business
Choice Connect

Phone and e-mail

Individual SLAs possible (PRISMA)

Dedicated service manager during the entire contract period

Individual services


Business
Smart Connect

Business
Comfort Connect

Business
Choice Connect

Individual Access Point Names (APN)

Individual white/black listing

Internet services for end customers (e.g. HotSpot Drive)

Rely on the best network for your IoT project

Whichever tariff you choose, with Deutsche Telekom you are always connecting your IoT devices with the best network within Germany. And not only because Telekom’s German mobile network was named the “best network” by the specialist magazine “Connect” for the ninth time in succession – we also have roaming agreements with all German mobile network providers. Therefore, if your IoT devices are in a location in which Telekom does not provide the best connection, they automatically connect to the network of a roaming partner instead. This does not generate any extra costs for you.

Stay connected worldwide with Deutsche Telekom

With the Best Coverage tariff option, your IoT devices are not just always connected to the best available network in Germany, but also throughout the world. As an international company, Deutsche Telekom has shares in mobile networks in the USA and in numerous European countries, as well as roaming agreements with more than 600 mobile network providers worldwide. Therefore, your device dials into the network with the best connection that is run by a roaming partner, whichever country it happens to be in. Best Coverage is available for all IoT tariffs.

Global coverage

LTE-M and NB-IoT networks

Would you like to check if NB-IoT or LTE-M is also available at your location?

Further information on our numerous roaming partners and the country-specific frequencies can be found here.
 

  • Overview of the status of the NB-IoT and LTE-M networks in Germany
  • Detailed availability check of NB-IoT / LTE-M at your specific location
LTE-M and NB-IoT: Availability in Germany

Manage your networks efficiently with the IoT customer portal

Manage your networks efficiently with the IoT customer portal

Complex IoT projects can involve hundreds or thousands of IoT devices, each equipped with a SIM card. In order to keep track of costs and connections in such quantities, you need an effective way of managing them. We therefore offer customers with the Business Comfort Connect and Business Choice Connect tariffs exclusive access to the M2M Service Portal 3.0, where we use modern encryption concepts to ensure that the data connections of your sensitive projects are always secure. SIM cards, contracts, invoices and usage data can be conveniently managed via a web portal or directly integrated into your business processes via an API programming interface. In no time at all, SIM cards can be rebooked, deactivated or tariffs can be easily adapted to the needs of your products. You can easily monitor the connection status, usage and costs of your SIM cards and automatically detect misuse of your devices through smart settings. With flexible reports and evaluations, you always keep full control of your costs – and get even more out of your IoT projects.

Our SLA service offers outstanding service – guaranteed

IoT devices often belong to solutions that are of critical importance to the company’s business model. Accordingly, it is vital that you have a dependable partner that provides fast and reliable assistance whenever problems arise. With Deutsche Telekom’s service level agreements (SLAs), on request you will be assigned personal contact persons who will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We monitor the availability of networks, platforms and processes and provide you with regular reports on parameters set by you. The quality of our service is outstanding, which is why it regularly receives the “good” quality seal for customer service from the TÜV Rheinland inspection agency. And our hotline was named the best of all the mobile network providers by the “Chip” specialist magazine. Our service level agreements are available to you as options for the Business Comfort Connect and Business Choice Connect tariffs.

Service Level Agreements of Deutsche Telekom

Our SIM card portfolio – top flexibility for your project

SIM card portfolio

IoT devices have different requirements than cell phones. Our portfolio of SIM cards optimised for the Internet of Things offers maximum coverage, performance and the ultimate flexibility.

  • Classic plug-in SIM card in various sizes
  • Industry SIM or high-end SIM for extreme environments
  • Embedded SIM (eSIM) for industrial demands

LTE-M and NB-IoT: Networks made for the Internet of Things!

Check availability at your location here:

  • Overview of the status of the NB-IoT and LTE-M networks in Germany
  • Detailed availability check
  • NB-IoT / LTE-M at your specific location
NarrowBand IoT: Availability in Germany

Frequently asked questions

Which IoT tariff is right for my project?

The suitable tariff depends primarily on the complexity of your IoT project and the level of individualisation and service needed. Deutsche Telekom offers three tariffs:

  • Business Smart Connect is similar to a prepaid tariff with preconfigured SIM cards that you can simply order from our online shop. It is suitable for IoT beginner projects that require little consultation, such as those involving products like trackers, sensors or the IoT Service Button.
  • Business Comfort Connect is the right tariff for you if you have a more complex project with individualisation requirements that you want to get up and running quickly. In this case, we will compile a custom tariff with attractive pooling conditions for you, comprising modules such as international coverage or usage periods. Within just a few days, you will receive your offer and we will provide comprehensive advice on suitable mobile solutions or additional services, such as secure data connections.
  • Business Choice Connect is particularly suited for global IoT projects that require special data security and country-specific connectivity solutions, and are linked to demanding, customer-specific development work. This solution is suitable for automobile groups that wish to provide their customers with global connectivity and telemetry data management, for example.

Why do some IoT tariffs have such low data volumes?

We are now used to seeing smartphone contracts with monthly data volumes in the gigabyte range. This amount is necessary, as the majority of data traffic consists of image and video data on websites, social media and streaming services.

Some IoT mobile network contracts, such as Business Smart Connect, only offer data volumes of several megabytes for contract terms of up to 60 months. This is because certain IoT devices are primarily used for sending and receiving sensor and control data, which requires a far smaller bandwidth. Mobile network technologies developed specifically for the Internet of Things, such as NarrowBand IoT, have therefore been optimised for range and low energy consumption rather than bandwidth. A NarrowBand IoT connection only enables data transfer speeds of up to 250 Kbit/s – approximately 0.8 per cent of the speed provided by a conventional DSL connection.

In what countries can I operate my IoT devices with Telekom tariffs?

As an international company, Deutsche Telekom operates its own mobile networks in the USA, Germany and eleven other European countries, or has shares in these networks. In addition to this, we have a network of 585 roaming partners around the world, 231 of which provide access to data roaming using LTE technology.

All three Deutsche Telekom IoT tariffs provide a comprehensive “home zone”, comprising of over 28 countries with a focus on the EU. The Business Comfort Connect and Business Choice Connect tariffs also enable you to book additional country groups.

Furthermore, all tariffs come with the option of using the global SIM and booking the “best coverage” option. This enables your IoT devices to access the network of the roaming partner with the best availability at the respective location, wherever you are in the world – even in Germany.

Direct entry into the IoT with Business Smart Connect

Are you looking for an easy entry into the Internet of Things?

Order today, get connected just days later: Simply book our IoT tariff for beginners from just 1 euro online – with SIM cards ready to use and access to our service portal with no hidden fees.

  • Direct access from 1 euro
  • Easy ordering in the online shop
  • Prepaid-like tariff with one-time fixed price
  • Always on the best network

We are at your service!

You need further information about one of our offers or have a specific question? We are happy to help! Please leave your contact details, and one of our IoT experts will be in touch with you as soon as possible to provide you with in-depth advice – via email or phone, as you wish. Thank you for your interest!

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