The new Arduino SIM is intended to go alongside the Arduino MKR GSM 1400, released back in 2017 at Maker Faire New York. Initially the SIM will have limited to connectivity, only allowing you to send data into the Arduino IoT Cloud. But later in the year you’ll be also be able to use the new SIM to bridge to the Internet proper using a combination of web hooks and APIs.
The Arduino IoT Cloud went into public beta back in January as an “easy to use Internet of Things application platform” allowing you to program and manage your Internet connected Arduino boards directly from a web dashboard.
Arduino SIM comes with 10MB free data for up to 90 days ($1.50 / 5MB per month after the trial). The cellular service is provided by @Arm Pelion Connectivity Management and can be used in over 100 countries worldwide. Try it today! https://t.co/R30wEMzz0u #MFBA19
The SIM comes with an initial 10MB of free data. However the data will expire after 90 days, so make sure you’re that you’re ready to go when you active your free trail. If you don’t use it, you’re going to lose it.
Easy, global cellular connectivity for your Arduino IoT Cloud projects! Bring your MKR GSM 1400 board to our #MFBA19 booth this weekend and we'll give you a free Arduino SIM to try out: https://t.co/bzGEsoaAMq #MFBA19
The Arduino SIM is currently available to U.S. residents, and a subscription to the Arduino SIM plan will cost $1.50 for every 5MB of data transferred. Right now the SIM can be pre-ordered on the U.S. Arduino Store bundled with an Arduino MKR GSM 1400 for $70.90 plus tax and shipping.