Each Shield comes with a Telefónica SIM card and a special worldwide data tariff to be activated through BlueVia
Arduino today announces that the Arduino GSM Shield, developed in conjunction with Telefónica’s Physical Internet Laboratory, is now available to purchase. The GSM Shield adds a GPRS/GSM connection to the Arduino motherboard, meaning that it can be controlled through the internet anywhere there is mobile phone coverage.
A special worldwide data tariff has been created for the product by Telefónica.
Arduino teamed up with Telefónica Digital to design a tool that would greatly simplify the process of building Internet of Things applications based on the GSM mobile phone network, the largest wireless network on the planet.
The Arduino GSM Shield is easy to set up. Simply mount the module onto the Arduino board, plug in a SIM card from an operator offering GPRS coverage and follow a few simple instructions to start controlling your world through the internet anywhere there is coverage.
For about 69 euro you can send/receive sms, make calls and use GPRS.