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.
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.
With the tariff option Best Coverage, you always use the best connection
– wherever you are in the world
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.
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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.
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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.
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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!