Maybe a cheaper option

A project log for Off-Grid Solar Internet

Is it really off-grid if it has the Internet?

dan-maloneyDan Maloney 06/14/2019 at 01:130 Comments

Saw an ad on YouTube this morning that lead me to this. Apparently Digi-Key has partnered with cellular providers to offer SIM cards for IoT applications. They're available in much smaller data increments, and are as cheap as $3/mo for 300 KB and $0.05 per SMS message. Even at $30/mo for 1GB it's cheaper than what Verizon offers directly. 

I'll need to explore this further once I know more about my data usage. We got the pole delivered today, so we're getting closer to a finished system.