Let’s get your IoT device ready for our network.
Onboard now to start your IoT device certification.
Our streamlined and straightforward certification process helps you get
your device ready to connect to our network—quickly and with confidence.
- Click “Get started” and provide your company’s contact information via a short form.
- You'll receive an email with log-in credentials.
- Complete and submit T-Mobile required legal documentation.
- We’ll send confirmation and notify you when your onboarding is complete.
- Then you’re ready to access our Device Intake Center for Engineering (DICE) and begin the IoT device network certification process.
After onboarding, our IoT device certification process consists of four simple phases.
Complete our initial intake and questionnaire.
Document that your device complies with our requirements, functional sanity testing, and RF OTA results.
Lab validation testing.
Our team evaluates if your device is ready for lab entry, and if so, enters it into our Validation Lab.
We will grant TA approval and promote the device on our website on your behalf.
What is T-Mobile’s non-stock device certification?
T-Mobile device certification is a network certification and validation process carried out on the cellular devices to ensure they are compatible with the T-Mobile network and are functioning per the standards for optimum performance. The device OEMs/ODMs must obtain T-Mobile device certification for their devices that are intended to be deployed on the T-Mobile network.
Where can I find T-Mobile certified modules and non-stock certified devices?
T-Mobile certified modules and devices are available here.
Will my device need to be recertified in case of a hardware or firmware change?
Updates to device hardware or firmware/application software must be re-certified and communicated to T-Mobile. Updated hardware or firmware/software must be approved by T-Mobile.
What is PTCRB certification and how do I get my device PTCRB certified?
PTCRB stands for PCS Type Certification Review Board. It’s a certification program established by leading wireless operators to define test specifications and processes to ensure device interoperability on global wireless networks. With PTCRB certification, operators and device manufacturers are confident of a device’s interoperability with member mobile networks. PTCRB testing and certification is executed by PTCRB labs.
How long does the certification process take?
If you meet all of T-Mobile requirements and there are no certification issues, then your device can receive Technical Acceptance in as little as five business days.
How much does it cost to get my device certified?
If using a T-Mobile Certified module, T-Mobile does not charge anything. If your integrated device does not use a T-Mobile approved module additional testing will be required. Contact your Technical Account Manager (TAM) for details.
What is the difference between a module and a chipset?
The lowest level cellular radio system is called a chipset. The chipset handles the actual connections. A module incorporates the chipset with other hardware and software to add new levels of cellular functionality. The module interfaces between your device and the T-Mobile Radio Access Network. It will have an antenna port, a place to supply power, and communication port. There are many form factors for Modules. You can find T-Mobile approved modules here.
What is an FCC Grant and how do I get one for my device?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the United States' primary authority for communications law, regulation, and technological innovation.
More information can be found at https://www.fcc.gov/engineering-technology/laboratory-division/general/equipment-authorization.
What type of device certifications does T-Mobile offer?
T-Mobile requires Network Ready certification to guarantee a device does not harm the T-Mobile network. A non-stock certified device in this category uses the T-Mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) for voice, and/or data, and/or messaging services. These devices do not have the T-Mobile brand, are not sold in our retail stores, and are not part of a larger our service offering. Network Ready devices will be tested for SIM and RAN compatibility. T-Mobile will not verify application performance, user experience, or security readiness.
Depending on device other certifications may be available or required.
What are the prerequisites for T-Mobile certification?
T-Mobile certification pre-requisites can be found here.
What is T-Mobile antenna testing requirements?
As leading service operator T-Mobile launches new products and services in marketplace. the guidelines provided in this PRD define over the air performance criteria for all different radios used on handsets and mobile broadband devices. These guidelines are based on T-Mobile network design and provides customers with reliable link to the network.
Does my integrated device need to support all the module's bands and technologies?
T-Mobile has minimum band requirements see here.
How to configure an Access Point Name (APN)?
Your 4G LTE or 5G capable devices may experience loss of service due to incorrect Access Point Name (APN) configuration in your device settings. To avoid service interruptions, check the APN configuration for all currently deployed devices and always confirm the correct APN configuration before activating/deploying any additional devices. See SIM and APN details here.