The Hologram network is device-agnostic. All you need to get online is an activated Hologram Global SIM Card and a cellular device or modem.

    We sell USB modems on our online store that can be used with any computer or Linux-based embedded device. See our USB modem guide for details.

    Dash-specific guide

    Connecting with the Hologram Dash board? Check out our Dash Quick Start guide for more comprehensive instructions.

    SIM Activation

    If you haven’t already, create a Hologram account to manage your devices and billing.

    From the Hologram Dashboard, click the Activate SIM button in the top-right corner.

    SIM activation form

    Every SIM card has an 18-22 digit unique ID printed on it. Enter your SIM’s ID in the activation form.

    Then, choose your data plan and zone according to your needs. If you aren’t sure which plan is right for you, start with pay-as-you-go. See our pricing page for more details on plans and zones.

    APN Settings

    With your device powered off, insert the Hologram Global SIM Card into your device and power your device back on.

    Then, all you need to do is configure your device to use Hologram’s Access Point Name (APN) to load the proper configuration. Consult your device’s documentation on how to configure the APN.

    The correct APN settings are as follows:

    • APN: hologram
    • APN username: (none)
    • APN password: (none)
    • IP Address: Dynamic (using DHCP)
    • Data Roaming: Enabled

    That’s it! Your device should now be connected to the Hologram cellular network.

    Next steps

    Now that your device is connected, you may want to explore options for communication protocols to send data to and from your device.

    Our Cloud Services Router is a great option for routing data from your device to other internet services.