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Programmable Wireless: Cellular Connectivity for IoT

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.

Get started with Twilio Programmable Wireless

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:

Internet of Things


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.

Helper Libraries

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.

Developer Preview products

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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.

API Reference

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:


Step-by-step instructions and guides for common use cases and features:

Build for fun

Repositories and guides to build cellular connected devices:

If you have questions related to pricing, check out our pricing page or you can reach out to our Sales team.

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