M2M One – May 2015 Newsletter

As a part of M2M One’s initiative to find ways to improve our services to help our customers, we are pleased to announce reduced pricing on SMS, Data and Static IP Services. Information on the new reduced pricing and PAYG and bundled packages for outbound Voice are included in this newsletter. Our busy trade show schedule looks set to continue with M2M One exhibiting at CommunicAsia in Singapore early next month. We’re proud to be part of the State Government of Victoria’s trade delegation at this event which aims to showcase the depth and talent of the state’s ICT industry. Connect Expo in Melbourne and CeBIT in Sydney were successful events overall. Read our thoughts, including the good and the not-so-good, on both events in our featured blogs.

This months newsletter features:

  1. Notification – Reducing Pricing – SMS, Data and Static IP Services
  2. Blog – Thoughts on Connect Expo and CeBIT 2015
  3. Exhibition – CommunicAsia 2015 – Singapore
  4. Reminder – Telstra 2G (GSM) 900MHz Shut Down

1. Notification – Reduced Pricing – SMS, Data and Static IP Services

M2M One are constantly working with our carrier partners to be able to offer competitive pricing that helps you to reduce your costs and maintain and grow your business. We are now able to offer reduced pricing on SMS, Data and Static IP Services as well as the ability to provision outbound voice in PAYG and bundled packages.

For existing customers the new pricing will take effect as of June 1st 2015.  This new pricing applies immediately for new customers and you can take advantage of it by signing up at our website.

Price Reduction Details:
SMS Pricing – Our overall price for Outbound SMS has dropped from $0.25 to $0.20 and volume discounts are now applicable for all SMS messages sent in a billing month. This discount is unique as it applies to your whole M2M One account not an individual SIM.

CAP & Group Data – We’ve made some small adjustments to our volume based discounts on data including a larger discount for customers with over 250 SIMs on a single plan and some small adjustments across all plans.

Static IP Services – In accordance with recent customer feedback we have simplified our pricing model for IPX services to make the cost of entry lower and the ability to achieve discounts at scale quicker.

M2M One Voice Service:

  • M2M One are now able to provision outbound voice on SIMs using the “telstra.m2m” and “telstra.internet” APNs – We will soon be adding it to our private “m2mone.com.au” APN.
  • Voice is available as a PAYG component on all plans and is billed per second.
  • Voice can also be purchased in monthly bundles of 1 minute or 10 minutes.
  • Discounts apply to the number of SIMs on a single data plan with voice.

If you have any questions regarding service from M2M One, the M2M Control Centre, M2M Pricing or anything else please don’t hesitate to contact our support team at support@m2mone.com.au or contact me directly at james.mack@m2mone.com.au.

2. Blog – Thoughts on Connect Expo and CeBIT 2015

M2M One’s most recent blogs review the two main ICT trade shows held this year. From an M2M/IoT exhibitor’s perspective, we present our thoughts on each event in terms of layout, exhibitors. trade show attendance and the effectiveness of the M2M/IoT specific summits and conferences.

In its second year running, Connect Expo 2015 held in Melbourne is improving. The case studies showing practical uses for M2M/IoT was a highlight in the IoT summit, a forum where presentations more often than not tend to be general. Acknowledging the growing importance of M2M/IoT in the ICT space with a dedicated area, Connect Expo will continue this focus with a larger dedicated layout planned for next year.

CeBIT 2015 in Sydney continues to fall short in this regard with a lack of M2M/IoT focus.  Seemingly smaller this year, with fewer M2M/IoT companies exhibiting, we also wonder whether CeBIT’s Olympic Park venue was having this effect.   Hannover Fairs brand new staff are listening to feedback and assure us that 2016 would finally bring an M2M specific area and focus to the CeBIT. The Start-Up section and university technology displays with exciting new developments gets a big tick and so does the conference sessions which CeBIT always does well in organising content.

Read the full blog on Connect 2015 here.
Read the full blog on CeBIT 2015 here.

3. Exhibition – M2M One at CommunicAsia 2015

CommunicAsia is Asia’s largest integrated ICT exhibitiion where key executives from the ICT industry congregate to network, create new business opportunities and help shape industry trends.  M2M One is pleased to be part of a trade mission organised by the Victorian government and will be exhibiting on the State Government of Victoria’s stand BN2-07.

Date:           2 – 5 June 2015
Place:         Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Stand:         BN2-07

Admission is for trade professionals only and there is no charge to visit the exhibition. Admission to the Summit is subject to registration and fees payable.To register for a visitor badge to visit the exhibition, you can do so online before show days, or at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on show days (2 – 5 June 2015) with your business card.

For more information and to register for free entry to CommunicAsia 2015 please click here.

4. Reminder – Telstra 2G 900MHz Shutdown

We would like to remind our customers that Telstra will discontinue their 2G/GSM network on the 1st of December 2016. This has implications for M2M One customers using 2G 900MHz GSM/GPRS modems.

M2M One customers with 2G devices have the opportunity to utilize 3G and soon 4G LTE. All M2M One SIM cards are compatible with the Telstra 2G, 3G and soon 4G network so you will not need to physically change any SIM cards from M2M One.

M2MOne customers affected by the shut down of Telstra’s 2G/GSM network who are looking for solutions/alternatives for their 2G/GSM devices are advised to contact a 3G/4G LTE device vendor.
Please read M2M One’s notification of the shutdown if you haven’t already.

If you do not know if your devices will be affected by this please contact M2M One and we can help you.

M2M One – April 2015 Newsletter

Wondering what’s happened to Andrew Dykes? We introduce you to his new venture – M2M One NZ in this edition of the newsletter. Offering similar commercial M2M products and services in New Zealand, M2M One NZ has a partnership with NZ carrier, Spark. If you’re not feeling too ‘sparky’ let your iPhone take care of your health.   Read how this device could revolutionise IoT mHealth with Apple’s ResearchKit in our featured blog.  We’re exhibiting again, this time at CeBIT in Sydney next month. Visit us at CeBIT and speak to us about the new customer M2M Control Centre administrative access feature, our soon to be available Voice Plans & International Roaming SIMs or 4G/LTE service. We look forward to seeing you there.

This months newsletter features:

  1. Notification – M2M Control Admin Access
  2. Feature – M2M One NZ
  3. Blog – Apple helps the Internet of Things “Spring Forward” with ResearchKit
  4. Invitation – CeBIT 2015
  5. Reminder – Telstra 2G (GSM) 900MHz Shut Down

1. Notification – M2M Control Admin Access

We now offer administrative access to the M2M Control Centre for all customers. All M2M Control Centre accounts have been upgraded to Customer Administrator Access and you can start using all the following features:

  • Activate, Deactivate and Suspend SIM cards using your control centre login or
    the control centre API
  • Add “End Customer”/Cost Centre information to SIM Cards
  • Add up to 5 custom fields to your Control Centre account for managing SIM inventory
  • Bulk upload information to apply to SIM cards and custom fields
  • Create and assign new Control Centre Users for your account

From now on unless requested otherwise, all SIM cards will be shipped with a communication plan and rate plan pre-configured so you no longer need to contact M2M One Support to activate SIM cards. Customers who require Static IP addresses will still need to contact M2M One Support for SIM activations.

If you have any questions regarding your service from M2M One or the M2M Control Centre please don’t hesitate to contact our support team at support@m2mone.com.au or contact me directly at james.mack@m2mone.com.au

2. Introducing – M2M One NZ…

You may recall that Andrew Dykes moved back to New Zealand in December with the aim of setting up M2M services in New Zealand. The good news is that everything has gone to plan, and now Andrew is pleased to be back in business.

Much in the same way that M2M One has a relationship with Telstra in Australia, M2M One NZ has an agreement/partnership with Spark (formally Telecom NZ) to offer commercial services, including SIM cards, Individual/capped and Group/Flexible data plans, SMS, Voice, along with giving customers access to the Jasper Wireless Control Centre platform.

If you would like to trial a SIM, or have existing or new M2M projects happening in New Zealand, feel free to contact Andrew Dykes (or Lone Misikini) about NZ services and I’m sure they would be pleased to offer you a solution to suit.

M2M One NZ Limited
p: 0508 888 626 (NZ)
e: info@m2mone.co.nz
w: www.m2mone.co.nz

Andrew Dykes – Operations Manager, Christchurch Office
e: andrew.dykes@m2mone.co.nz | m: +64 (0)27 398 6261

Lone Misikini – General Manager, Auckland Office
e: lone.misikini@m2mone.co.nz | m: +64 (0)27 772 2288

3. Blog – Apple helps the Internet of Things “Spring Forward” with ResearchKit

M2M One’s blog looks at the recently launched Apple ResearchKit, a large scale IoT information gathering application that works with Apple’s HealthKit. HealthKit gives developers opportunities to integrate hardware and application data with Apple’s Health app and is already integrated with a number of wearables; connected scales, sleep monitoring devices and even a stationary bike.

ResearchKit aims to expand patient monitoring by allowing the 700+ million iPhones in use to act as mobile medical research devices. ResearchKit is a solid use case for collaboration and sharing of data in the M2M/IoT space but what are the hurdles to its success and its likely impact?

Read the full blog here.

4. Invitation – Visit M2M One at CeBIT

CeBIT is a premier technology event held in Australia where M2M One will be exhibiting at the M2M/IoT Zone on stand C26.

Date:           5-7th May 2015
Time:          Tue-Wed 10am to 6pm
Thu 10am to 5pm
Place:         Sydney Olympic Park
Stand:        C26

Myself and Daryl Chambers from M2M Connectivity will be running a round table workshop at the Internet of Things conference on the 7th of May from 2:00pm – 3:15pm

5. Reminder – Telstra 2G 900MHz Shutdown

We would like to remind our customers that Telstra will discontinue their 2G/GSM network on the 1st of December 2016. This has implications for M2M One customers using 2G 900MHz GSM/GPRS modems.

M2M One customers with 2G devices have the opportunity to utilize 3G and soon 4G LTE. All M2M One SIM cards are compatible with the Telstra 2G, 3G and soon 4G network so you will not need to physically change any SIM cards from M2M One.

M2MOne customers affected by the shut down of Telstra’s 2G/GSM network whoare looking for solutions/alternatives for their 2G/GSM devices are advised to contact a 3G/4G LTE device vendor.
Please read M2M One’s notification of the shutdown if you haven’t already.

If you do not know if your devices will be affected by this please contact M2M One and we can help you.

M2M One – January 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to M2M One’s first newsletter for 2015. We begin the year with the launch of our new website and a fresh look for M2M One. In this newsletter we have an update on international services and feature our blog on M2M and IoT predictions for the year. Are you using M2M One SIM cards and services and would like to share your story with others? Then contact us to profile your business.

This months newsletter features:

  1. New M2M One Website
  2. Expression of Interest – International SIMs
  3. Blog – 5 Predictions for M2M and IoT in 2015
  4. Call for Case Studies

1. New M2M One Website

We are pleased to announce the re-desisgn of M2M One’s website. In addition to showcasing our products and services, the new M2M One website is a great resource for information on the latest M2M news and events and industry trends. Our website acts as a starting point to get you connected easily to our M2M data services and our comprehensive FAQs address a gamut of questions from getting started and ordering/shipping to troubleshooting and technical support.

Check out M2M One website’s fresh new look and easy user interface.
www.m2mone.com.au

2. Expression of Interest – International SIMs

This was without a doubt one of our most requested features of 2014! We’ve been working on a few different options to allow customers access to other countries through their M2M One account.

Well I’m pleased to announce that we are currently in the final stages of signing an agreement with an international SIM provider that will allow us to offer a new “Roaming SIM” to customers that need international coverage.

This new SIM will allow us to offer competitive pricing up to 30MB in a variety of markets including North America, Europe, Japan, China and parts of SE Asia, Africa & the Middle East.

We’re looking for expressions of interest from companies who are currently operating in overseas markets and are looking for a SIM provider or companies who are looking to expand their existing portfolio in new regions.

To discuss our International SIM options, please contact me directly at james.mack@m2mone.com.au

3. Blog – 5 Predictions for M2M and IoT in 2015

We’re bringing back the M2M One blog in 2015, we’ll be trying to bring you regular insights into the industry and tips and tricks on getting the most out of your M2M One services.

Our first blog for the year is 5 predictions for M2M & IoT in 2015 – Here’s a preview:

  1. Definition –            Companies will be clearer on their strategy and their place in the market.
  2. Security   –            Ongoing conversations of reducing cyber susceptibility in an increasingly connected world.
  3. Global Market, Local Champions –  Smart business practices in dealing with global markets.
  4. Interoperability  –   A trend of collaboration and convergence between platforms, hardware and connectivity.
  5. LTE for M2M –       Carriers to support LTE for M2M roaming and pricing.

M2M/IoT is going to get more focused definitions & standards, increased usability and a whole lot faster in 2015. Do you agree? Or do you think I’m way off base about something? Let me know, comment on the blog or on any of our social media pages to join in the discussion.

Read the full blog here.

4. Case Study – Do you have a story to share?

Are you using M2M One SIM cards and services and have a story to share with others?  Take advantage of this opportunity to profile your company and product a joint case study with M2M One.

As the subject of a case study and how M2M One’s product or service helped, your company can leverage the happy ending of a problem solved, improved company performance or better service for your own customers.

To discuss your potential case study, please contact james.mack@m2mone.com.au

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