- Category: June 2017 - Mobile Marketing & Apps
Things Mobile, a global mobile operator specialized in the Internet of Things, is the brainchild of Manuel Zanella, the inventor of the pioneering Things Mobile SIM card.
“Things Mobile was created with a crucial goal in mind: upgrading the technology of objects connected to the Internet, making it more user-friendly, faster and more convenient,” Zanella explains. “Since most devices exchange very few kilobytes, our rate guarantees very low connection costs and no management fees for devices”, he added.
Things Mobile is an evolution of Zeromobile, the first low cost roaming mobile operator, which Zanella founded and leads as CEO. He is as well the founder and CEO of ChatSim, the SIM card designed to chat free of charge and without limits with WhatsApp and other Instant Messaging Apps. Clearly, the 40-year old Italian businessman’s esprit and success is rooted in the decade-long experience in international roaming and in the TLC market.
While ChatSim was an evolution of Zeromobile in voice, chat and text messaging, Things Mobile is the evolution in the field of data exchange, the company explained, just that this time, Manuel Zanella tapped the ChatSim experience for this new product. Anyway, besides Zeromobile as the majority shareholder, the investment company Angelsim Sarl, (already investor in ChatSim,) and Juan de la Coba, ChatSim’s co-founder, are part of the project team.
“For quite a while I had been receiving requests from our customers to develop a SIM card to connect IoT devices in a more effective and affordable manner. The offering of large mobile telephony operators is not clear or flexible at all and the fixed costs are very expensive. Building on our decade-long experience in the TLC market, after connecting hundreds of thousands of people all over the world with Zeromobile and ChatSim, our target now is to connect millions of IoT devices all over the world thanks to Things Mobile, with an unbelievable permanent roaming rate!”, Zanella said.
The rate, plus the unique technical features of the SIM card, makes Things Mobile kind of the most affordable, competitive and reliable IoT operator on global markets. The spreading of the IoT and the Industrial IoT will make it possible to reorganize and radically overhaul production integrating design, labor organization, product control, marketing, sales, customer relations and maintenance.
“According to a recent Cisco survey, 99% of people and things in the world are currently not connected to the Web, nor are they connected to one another,” explains Manuel Zanella. “This is a huge investment opportunity for manufacturers and operators alike. Exploiting the continuous advances made by means of communication and technologies used to connect to the Internet will lead to the greatest digital revolution ever experienced”, he added.
Although there are already billions of objects now connected around the world with this new technology, the impact will be felt in new fields of business and in the economy in general. Research companies believe that there will be over 25 billion IoT devices by 2020 and we will see what happens then.
Anyway, Things Mobile allows connecting and managing IoT products all over the world, with a very competitive rate starting from US$ 0.15/MB thanks to a partnership with 250 operators in 165 countries around the world. The Things Mobile wireless connection works everywhere, even if there is no Wi-Fi, allowing you to bring any IoT device immediately to any market.
Furthermore, the Things Mobile SIM card claims to provide the best connection, coverage and quality for half the price compared to conventional mobile operators. The company offers a single rate plan that is simple, user-friendly and easy to manage.
Things Mobile ensures a wireless connection around the world without initial costs or fixed costs. It connects automatically to the operator with the best available signal, supports customers on all networks: 2G, 3G and 4G LTE, fits any device (mini, micro, nano, and SIM on chip), meets the highest standards of privacy and security for your sensitive data, provides APIs for custom integrations and GSM localization. It all sounds great, right? So, what are you waiting for?
By Daniela La Marca