SmartLink Network offers an option to launch a 30-day temporary service plan. This is often used by field technicians who are not responsible for plan payments but need a way to verify the controller's functionality while on-site. Someone else in management will typically launch the complete service plan.
To be eligible for a temporary plan activation, a controller must not have been temporarily activated before and it must not be older than 30 days.
How it Works
Before you can launch a SmartLink Service Plan, your controller must be activated through the Controller Activation process (details here). Once the controller and aircard activation is complete, you’ll be redirected to the Subscriptions page.
From the Subscriptions page, you'll find three SmartLink Service Plan payment options. Proceed with Option 1.
- Option 1 - Temporary Plan Activation (30 days)
- Option 2 - Pre-Purchased Plan with a Plan Card
- Option 3 - Plan Purchase with a Credit Card or Bank Draft
Launch your controller’s Temporary Service Plan by clicking on the “Temporary Activation” button available under Option 1. If you do not see a Temporary Activation option, this means your unit is not eligible for the temporary plan.
Once activated, you’ll be redirected to the Controller page. Notice the red banner across the top of the page warns there are 30 days remaining to purchase a full SmartLink Service Plan or the service will be interrupted.
To proceed with a full-term SmartLink Service Plan subscription, continue with Option 2 or Option 3 (see Step 2).