STS operation requires setting up a cellular account with Solinst (discussed below), or a wireless carrier of your choice. Request a data usage service plan for a 4G LTE network. They will provide you with an activated SIM card.
You will require:
- Monthly data plan – no voice access or voice features, no text messaging required
- A dynamic IP address is required for each STS Remote Station (assigned to the modem)
Solinst offers a SIM card that is set up based on your data needs. The Solinst SIM card scans multiple service providers and automatically connects to the strongest network in your area. Solinst offers low cost, data-only cellular plans that are managed and billed directly, monthly or annually by Solinst.
Before starting your modem setup, read the highlighted note on Page 12.