I was really excited about the new IoT Starter Kit announced by AT&T. It offers some great hardware and the chance of enabling some new mobile scenarios for IoT. I have been frustrated by my Raspberry Pi’s reliance on a Wi-Fi connection, this new rig will include a developer data plan with AT&T. It won’t come with a ton of data but it will be enough to get started and do something interesting! I purchased the kit that includes hardware and the SIM.
It comes with the following:
· AT&T LTE SIM
· 300MB of Data for use over 6 months *
· 300 SMS for use over 6 months **
· Domestic AT&T US and AT&T Mexico, no roaming
· Avnet Cellular Shield
· NXP MCU Board
· Two Pulse LTE antennas
· Two MicroUSB Cables
· 5V Power Supply
· Quick Start Card
If only we could get some reliable battery packs, then we could get into some really untethered action!
My only knock on AT&T is that I ordered the kit on September 8th and have received no communication regarding expected shipment date. It kind of feels like they took my money and ran out the door.