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Old 10-04-20, 03:47 PM
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Cellular backup

Tried to get AT&T and Verizon toi answer without going through a whole sales pitch...but had no luck..Is cellular monitoring equivalent to a separate phone or is there a discounted rate....like the low cost of hooking a tablet to an existing phone....This may I have been discussed and missed it...Can you use a pay as you go phone or not...

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Old 10-04-20, 04:01 PM
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AT&T and Verizon have no idea or bearing on the monitoring. They are just the data carriers.

A cellular unit will link to a central station. They pay the carrier and you pay them.
What alarm system do you have.
 
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Old 10-04-20, 04:06 PM
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I have a dsc neo...self monitoring....

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Old 10-04-20, 04:12 PM
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The digital communicators for that system connect to alarm(dot)com. Two listed below.
The dual path model is cellular and ethernet.

Dual path digital communicator
Digital communicator
 
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Cellular communicators don't work like a normal cell voice connection. They are closer to being like a data hotspot.
 
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Old 10-05-20, 02:22 AM
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Carrier charges are most often handled by the platform provider - alarm.com, Honeywell/Resideo for AlarmNet, Alula, etc and it's included in your monthly charges. You don't need to worry about it, the device is sent to you with an activated SIM. If you tell us what communicator you're planning to use, someone should be able to give a definitive answer.
 
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Thanks for the help...

Thanks for the help...I was hoping I could use a regular cell for self monitoring.....Guess not....Didn't know if I could use a regular imei from a cell....
 
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Old 10-07-20, 05:55 AM
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Do you have full time internet at that site? If so, an Envision board will connect a DSC to it and send messages to your phone.
 
 

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