Twilio Programmable Wireless lets you add cellular data, voice, and SMS capabilities to your connected devices. Our REST APIs ease managing large device fleets, allowing you to control your IoT devices in the way you choose or to build an entirely custom deployment.
Order and register your first SIM, configure the APN to point at Twilio, then dig deeper into sending machine-to-machine commands, making and receiving voice calls or sending and receiving SMS. Whatever your use case, Programmable Wireless will help you stay connected.
Not a developer? See our Programmable Wireless product page.
Using Programmable Wireless usually begins with a SIM order - head to the console to pick up your SIMs now. Whether you're using an IoT device or testing Wireless through a handset, you'll need to set the Access Point Network or APN.
After that, your path will depend on how you're using Wireless:
- Send machine to machine commands
- Using an Arduino with Programmable Wireless
- LinkIt ONE with Programmable Wireless and Sync for IoT
Programmable Voice and Programmable SMS are offered as a developer preview for Wireless SIMs.
Programmable Wireless SIMs are capable of making and receiving voice calls and sending and receiving SMS messages using TwiML® in the style of Programmable Voice and Programmable SMS. This functionality is offered as a developer preview; it is not recommended that you use this functionality to power a production system today.
To ease the development of your wireless solution, we also support 6 common web languages with a helper library. Whether you employ them with a traditional server or you choose an embedded device with language support, they are the fastest way to build applications with Twilio.
- PHP Helper Library
- C#/.NET Helper Library
- Java Helper Library
- Node.js Helper Library
- Python Helper Library
- Ruby Helper Library
- Trust Onboard
- Two X.509 certificates onboard, enabling you to authenticate against any cloud service.
- VPN for Programmable Wireless
- A secure tunnel for your connected devices.
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Pick the docs that are right for you. These API reference docs, blueprints, and tutorials will get you from drawing board to deployment, wherever your hardware will be.
Get familiar with the Programmable Wireless API:
Twilio Programmable Wireless build instructions with full illustrations, photos, and sample code:
Easy to follow instructions and guides for common tasks:
- Build a headless Raspberry Pi with an LTE USB modem
- Arduino and SIM800 Cellular Machine to Machine Commands
Step-by-step instructions and guides for common use cases and features:
- Programmable Wireless and Sync for IoT with a MultiConnect® DragonflyTM
- Send SMS and MMS with a LinkIt ONE – Receive SMS and MMS with a LinkIt ONE
Repositories and guides to build cellular connected devices: