Carrier Activation




Most clients who buy a cellular modem from USAT expect to be able to install that modem right out of the box; activated, carrier network authenticated, and ready to use with minimal configuration. That's exactly what we deliver - deployment-ready cellular connectivity devices.


Cellular Service Activation

Just-In-Time Carrier Activation Submissions

We take several steps to ensure your cellular modems are ready for immediate use upon delivery. One of the most important steps we take on your behalf is to activate your cellular gateway. We work with carriers to meet your deployment schedule - performing what we call just-in-time activations.

We do this by working in tandem with you and your carrier of choice to activate the gateway on their network by providing wireless carriers with pairings of the device and SIM cards purchased from USAT along with your desired rate plan so that they can enter it into their billing systems.

Once your device(s) have been activated and the wireless carrier information has been provided back to USAT, it is ready to undergo our DevProv+ services where our skilled technicians are equipped with the necessary carrier knowledge and manufacturer settings to make the device(s) authenticate on the carrier networks.

Sprint Network Activations
Vodaphone Network Activations
Verizon Network Activations
T-Mobile Network Activations
U.S. Cellular Network Activations
FirstNet Network Activations
AT&T Network Activations
ExpressM2M Network Activations
Rogers Wireless Network Activations
Telus Network Activations

USAT has activated and provisioned tens of thousands of devices on the various wireless carrier networks, including Verizon, AT&T, FirstNet, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Rogers, Telus, and Vodafone.


Device Activation

Multi-Step Gateway Activation Process

Depending upon the devices your organization requires the steps to activate your modems and gateways may vary. Generally we follow the simple, process-driven activation process outlined below:


  1. Pair devices and SIM cards
  2. Provide cellular network carriers with pairings and customer specific account information
  3. Activate cellular gateways on the cellular network provider corresponding to their hardware
  4. Perform DevProv+ Services
    • Integrate SIM cards into device(s)
    • Create asset reports
    • Update firmware
    • Asset tag devices
    • Load templates
    • Write passwords
    • Authenticate on the network
    • Perform quality assurance checks

Utilize our DevProv+ services and select USAT as your carrier activation partner to seamlessly connect your devices to cellular networks.



Need our help activating your M2M and IoT devices on carrier networks? Please click below and fill out our brief contact request form. An expert member of our services team will reach out to you within one business day to discuss your activation needs.


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