Getting Started with Soracom

This is where it all begins.

Get Started with Your IoT Project

Four Steps to getting started with Soracom IoT solution

Step 1: Purchase SIM

The SORACOM Air SIM is your key to secure, scalable, cloud-native IoT.

Soracom SIMs are compatible with all SORACOM services, and are easily controlled and managed through our user console or API.

Order as many or as few as you need for everything from testing and prototyping to large-scale IoT deployments.

You can purchase Air SIM and/or hardware either directly from the console (require account creation) or through Amazon.

For larger orders, or outside U.S. Please contact us.

Step 2:  Create a Soracom Account

While you are waiting for your SIM card to arrive, create a User Console account where you’ll be able to register your SIM(s). (When you perform this step, all of your SIM cards will be registered at once.)

Here is more information on creating a Soracom account: Soracom Account Creation and Settings

We also have Developer Documents you can check out.

Take the time to get familiar with the User Console layout and features. As part of your account creation, once you are registered with a valid credit (AMEX, VISA, or MasterCard) or debit card, you can begin transferring data!

Step 3: SIM Setup

You can use an Air SIM in an unlocked (SIM-free) device.

Here’s how to configure the settings:

  • If using an iPhone/iPad (iOS devices): Download the proper iOS profile and install it.
  • If using a non-iOS device: Set the following access point (APN) settings.
    • APN : soracom.io
    • User name: sora
    • Password : sora

 

In addition to smartphones and tablets, you can use a USB dongle to pass the Air SIM connection to your computer.

Step 4: Verify SIM connection

Once registration is complete, check to see that you have an Internet connection.

Turn your Wi-Fi or other communications settings off and verify that you are connected to the Air SIM network. Try using your web browser or other app to get online.

For more information

Please refer to the Getting Started on Developer Site for more information about SORACOM services.

We also have technical articles on our IoT blog site, as well as several IoT Case Studies.