SIM card only
To connect your own M2M device to KPN Things.
Congratulations with your KPN Things SIM cards! You are now ready to explore the world of easy IoT with KPN Things.
This guide will point you in the right direction to get your first Things M2M solution up and running.
Don't have your KPN Things SIM cards yet?
  • Head on over to https://portal.kpnthings.com to register for free
  • And find the link in the M2M is now available notification to order your free SIM cards!

Check SIM cards

Check contents of the box

First, let us check if you received everything correctly. There should be two KPN Things SIM cards in the package.

Check KPN Things Portal

Then, the SIM cards should be visible in your KPN Things Portal on the All Connectivity page.
If you don't see your SIM cards, please contact us on [email protected] and we will check if everything is correctly configured.

Obtain a Device

You now have a KPN Things SIM card in your possession, a SIM card that can be put in a programmable device to grant it direct access to KPN Things through a secure channel.
This SIM card supports connection to the following networks of KPN:
  • LTE-M
  • 2G
  • 3G
  • 4G
  • 5G
Don't you have a programmable M2M Device yet? You should get one! We have some tips for you:
  1. 1.
    We have the most elaborate documentation on getting the SODAQ SARA AFF R412M to work with KPN Things, so getting such a device will provide you the best getting started guide that we have.
  2. 2.
    Other SODAQ SARA devices, like the SFF R412M or devices with a different modem should also work with our developer kit guide. You should only take into account some different settings.
    • For instance for SARA SFF devices, you should use Board type SODAQ SFF.
  3. 3.
    Our Device SDK also contains example code for the Arduino MKR GSM 1400, laying the basics for all Arduino based M2M devices.
  4. 4.
    If you want to use non-Arduino based devices, you would need to write your own code to interface with KPN Things. This M2M interface is explained in the Things M2M documentation.