Our Low Usage monitoring SIM cards are designed for 3G and 4G equipment used for monitoring and Internet of Things (IoT).


eSIM is a standard set by the GSMA, the association representing mobile network operators worldwide. It is a new technology which means that a SIM can hold multiple mobile profiles simultaneously and can be re-configured ‘over the air’ (OTA) with new profiles or profile selection rules

M2M (Machine to Machine)/ IoT (Internet of Things) technology was created to streamline the way data is collected from devices and incorporated into IT systems, without human intervention. Orbex use ‘industrial grade’ SIM cards. Our rugged SIM cards can operate in more harsh environments and are more resistant to vibration, corrosion, extreme high or low temperatures.


Our M2M/IoT SIMs are available on EE on 30 day contract terms.

Initial data allowance

100GB, 200GB, 500GB

Bolt-ons available

100GB, 200GB, 500GB

These SIMs are not compatible with any Orbex data pools.

Three Big Data

Our Three Big Data M2M SIMs are available in the UK on 30 day contracts.

Initial data allowance

2GB, 5GB, 10GB, 20GB, 40GB, 100GB, 200GB

Bolt-ons available

2GB, 5GB, 10GB, 20GB, 40GB, 100GB
These SIMs are not compatible with any Orbex data pools.

Three M2M/IoT SIMs

Our range of (M2M) IoT and M2M SIMs are available on the Three network and are designed for devices which require rugged and long-lasting SIMs at home or abroad. Our IoT SIMs are designed for low usage devices such as sensors and physical security. Our M2M SIMs are designed for higher usage SIMs such as tablets, PoS systems and kiosks. Bolt-ons are available for M2M SIMs.

M2M SIMs have different qualities for a variety of industrial uses. They are built with materials that enable them to operate in harsh environmental conditions.

Initial data allowance

IoT – 3MB, 5MB, 10MB, 25MB, 50MB, 100MB

M2M – 500MB, 1GB, 2GB, 5GB, 10GB, 20GB, 40GB, 200GB

M2M bolt-ons

2GB, 5GB, 10GB, 20GB, 40GB, 100GB, 200GB. Rules apply.

  • Coverage in the UK includes the big 4 UK MNOs (EE, Vodafone, Three & O2)
  • Roaming over 450 networks in over 190 countries
  • Multinetwork unlike other MVNOs in that we do not have a ’home’ MNO network 
  • Un-steered and network agnostic
  • Fixed IP and Private APN options available
  • Activations within 20 minutes
  • Standard and aggregated data tariffs available to make more efficient use of data allowances and reduce costs.
  • Triple cut eSIM cards and embedded (MFF2) eSIMs available

M2M/IoT SIMs provide real-time usage information and are provisioned (activated, ceased, barred, unbarred) in real-time.


M2M/IoT SIMs are designed to be always-on and provide consistent performance.

What are the most common M2M/IoT opportunities?

M2M/IoT opportunities are coming from almost all verticals as part of primary and secondary connectivity solutions. Some need Fixed IP addresses, others need multi-network SIMs, but all need the ability to monitor and manage usage remotely.

How are M2M/IoT SIMs managed?

Mobile Manager is our M2M/IoT SIM management portal, which communicates in real-time with multiple mobile network operators. Mobile Manager handles M2M SIM activation, ceases, suspensions, reports, alerts and bolt-ons and can be used by resellers and their end users to manage large estates of M2M SIMs in multiple devices worldwide.