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Configure data and SMS limits

Limits are an important function that lets you control your device's usage policies and avoid extra consumption in your monthly bill.

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When you set a data limit for your devices, you need to make sure your devices don't try to connect every few seconds once the limit is reached. It's your responsibility to introduce a random backup timer.

Set limits

Data

  1. Log in to your emnify account.
  2. Navigate to Device Policies.
  3. Find your desired service policy in the Service Policies section and click Details.
  1. Ensure the Devices may use data toggle is switched on.
  1. Use the Data Limit dropdown menu to select the limits based on your device usage.

Changes save automatically. In this example, the limit changed from No limit to 1 MB per 1 month.

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The limit is applied to all the devices associated with the selected service policy. The limit is valid for the current month and resets to 0 MB on the first day of each month.

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Don't switch off the Devices may use data toggle as this completely turns off data connectivity and takes your devices offline.

SMS

  1. Log in to your emnify account.
  2. Navigate to Device Policies.
  3. Find your desired service policy in the Service Policies section and click Details.
  1. Ensure the Devices may send SMS (SMS MO) or Devices may receive SMS (SMS MT) toggle is switched on.
  1. Use the SMS Sending Limit or SMS Receiving Limit dropdown menu to select the limits based on your device usage.

Changes save automatically. In this example, the limit changed from No limit to 10 SMS per 1 month.

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The limit is applied to all the devices associated with the selected service policy. The limit is valid for the current month and resets to 0 SMS on the first day of each month.

Turn off limits

Data

In the Data Limit dropdown menu, select No limit.

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Don't switch off the Devices may use data toggle as this completely turns off data connectivity and takes your devices offline.

SMS

In the SMS Sending Limit or SMS Receiving Limit dropdown menu, select No limit.

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If you don't want your device to send or receive SMS, switch off both or one of the toggles.