Twilio ramps up mobile play with programmable SIMs for IoT and handsets with T-Mobile


Twilio stormed into the telecoms market several years ago with a set of services that turned core communications features once controlled by carriers, like text messages and phones numbers, into API-based services that any developer could easily customize and use in whatever app or site she or he chose.

Today, the company is unveiling its next step in its bid to take on more telecoms infrastructure: Twilio is launching a new product called Programmable Wireless — a SIM-based service that it has built in partnership with T-Mobile so that developers can build full-featured, all-in-one cellular services, to be used wherever they want, whether that’s in an object as part of an IoT network, or even a consumer product, like a new mobile phone service.

Twilio says the service will…

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