At SIGNAL we launched Twilio Programmable Wireless which allows you to add cellular data to your IoT projects using a Twilio SIM card. The LinkIt ONE dev board in the SIGNAL hackpack is a perfect place to try out these new capabilities. In the next 5 minutes you’ll learn how to use the cellular functionality of this device using your Twilio SIM card.
What You’ll Need
Before we get to hacking there are a few things we need to get set up. First, we need to set up the LinkIt ONE board and make sure it is programmable using the Arduino IDE and the MediaTek LinkIt ONE SDK. The steps for getting this set up are outlined in this blog post. Once you’ve completed those steps you’ll want to also make sure to attach the cellular antenna if you haven’t already because it is needed for Twilio Programmable Wireless. …
Today at SIGNAL, we launched something a little unusual. For the first time there is a Twilio product you can physically touch!
It’s called Programmable Wireless and it’s a Twilio SIM card with an unmistakable Twilio flavor. You now have access to program every call, text and data packet that interacts with your IoT or Enterprise cellular device.
In a nutshell, Programmable Wireless gives you:
- LTE data connectivity, using the Twilio SIM card. It connects through the T-Mobile network in the US. International coverage is coming soon.
- Voice & SMS via the existing Twilio API, so you can exchange calls and messages directly with your cellular-connected device.
- An API to programmatically order, activate, control, and track any number of Twilio SIM cards, directly from your software.
- A new machine-to-machine Commands API that provides a power-efficient and resilient complement to a cellular data link.
- And a no-shenanigans pricing model …