We wanted to take the complexity out of Cellular IoT by making it simple, affordable, and ubiquitous.
so you could spend your time on delivering real IoT application value.

  • Zero configuration, SIM card provisioning or SIM management, you don’t even need to pick a cellular carrier. Your device is online and functional within seconds
  • No provisioning or activation fees
  • Pay only when the connected product is active
  • Pre-set rate includes secure connectivity and all Electric Imp platform services, including full life-cycle device management and continuous security maintenance Streamlined approvals with one contract

Electric Imp has added cellular connectivity as an option to our secure IoT connectivity Platform-as-a-Service, joining established options of Ethernet and WiFi. Our cellular offering includes LTE Cat 1, with Cat M and NB-IoT available later in 2018.

impC001 (all variants) are available now. Please visit our store to order devices and development kits.

In the US, impCellular works with T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon.
In other countries, multiple carriers are also used; contact us for more details for specific countries.

The Electric Imp IoT Connectivity is far more than just a cellular connection. Electric Imp provides a edge-to-enterprise IoT connectivity Platform-as-a-Service, that makes developing, deploying, and maintaining connected products easy and worry-free. It is complete and ready-to-use, including certified and continuous security from the device to the cloud, a full device application platform, comprehensive device management, powerful cloud processing, and seamless integration to enterprise applications. This is in contrast to Telcos, who typically focus on providing and managing the cellular connection but do not take ownership for security all the way down to the device. They also often require third-party SIM management services in order to work most effectively in their networks. Electric Imp offers cellular services across multiple carriers, which translates into broader and more reliable coverage. In addition, Electric Imp customers also have access to impCentral’s device management capabilities and secure OTA updates.

Yes. The same powerful development and management environment used by Electric Imp’s Ethernet and WiFi customers is now available for cellular connectivity. In fact, because of our platform  architecture, customers can very easily move application code between cellular and Wi-Fi solutions, enabling customers to broaden their offerings with different connectivity options with minimal effort.

Technical Questions:

impOS release 40 adds new APIs which allow Squirrel code running on the device to pick the desired connectivity path. Because this is in code, it provides applications with total flexibility in network choice.

As with the existing Wi-Fi and Ethernet products, simple devices can be connected in a matter of minutes. Our customers have designed, tested and released commercial products in as little as 5 months. Electric Imp helps you in your effort to design and fortify the product’s connectivity for both the short term as well as the long-term life of the product.

No, the Electric Imp authorized cellular module comes with an eSIM that is pre-provisioned and ready to use.

No, impCellular is a fully integrated service and it is not possible to use other SIM suppliers with it.

No, there is no minimum contract term.

When you are in development, you are able to add credit to your impCentral account using a credit or debit card. Usage is debited automatically from this balance. For production devices, we can issue invoices monthly

Your devices will not be able to communicate until you add sufficient credit to cover usage. Code on the device will, however, continue to run.

No, We have made global technology arrangements and developed the technical solution so you can focus on your products and customers, not the connection. Electric Imp bills you for application usage, not the SIM.

The Electric Imp offering is uniquely designed with a security-first architecture that fully integrates all 7 layers of security, from the edge device silicon all the way to the cloud, and includes continuous security maintenance and updates of devices in the field for the lifetime of the product. Our platform trusted by large public customers such as Pitney Bowes and GE.