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LTEBee on Verizon?

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    • #16113
      Matt Barney
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      Wondering whether anyone’s used the new LTEBee modem with a Verizon SIM. If so, what APN did you use? So far, I’ve tried “-” and “vzwinternet”, which worked with this SIM in a Digi XBee3 modem, but not the EnviroDIY LTEBee.

      Thanks,
      Matt

    • #16116
      Matt Barney
      Participant

      Hmm, so maybe no one has tried Verizon with the new modem yet. SIMCom claims that chip supports Verizon, but (suspiciously?) they don’t have a Verizon Certification document available for download, as they do for other carriers. And they list all their supposedly supported carriers under a heading labeled “Certifications(plan)”, which makes me wonder if it’s not been certified by Verizon yet.

      We have 4 stations in the field running via Verizon on the Digi modem, so I hope this gets resolved soon. It’s nice to have options for multiple carriers when you operate stations across the country.

    • #16117
      Shannon Hicks
      Moderator

      These modules are new enough that I think everyone who has bought one so far is using the same Hologram SIM cards that we use in all of ours.  I’ve deployed over 50 of them in the past couple months with Hologram cards, and according to our dashboard page that shows connection information, they are active on all the major carriers including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.  I haven’t used a specific Verizon SIM card, but I see no reason why it wouldn’t work.

    • #16119
      Matt Barney
      Participant

      Ok, that’s very interesting. It sounds like the LTEBee with a Hologram SIM has been using what it sees as the ‘best’ carrier for a given connection. The Digi modems would never do that for us in areas where Verizon was the only viable option, so we had to get Verizon-branded SIMs for those cases.

    • #16130
      Matt Barney
      Participant

      FWIW, I asked SIMCom about their Verizon certification, and this is their reply:

      We are in the process of getting the certification.  All testing has been completed and we are just needing to schedule and official drive test with Verizon.  After this we expect to have certification shortly after.  I am estimating we will have it completed late December or January.

      Matt

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