I’ve been working on such a project for some time now but never managed to get past a prototype stage (negotiating deals with a host carrier was the dealbreaker for me). Would love to have a chat - any chance you can drop me an email? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Define “not allowed”? What would happen if you did so anyway? How would they even know (I mean technically they could lookup every connected IMEI to figure it out but I doubt they’re that advanced - never had any issues using normal phone SIMs for data purposes. I’ve even had great success using Three’s unlimited data in a 4G modem on a computer).
with a mobile number this was used for billing purposes
What a waste of numbers. Even if the magic boxes required an actual phone number in there surely they could’ve just used a random unused/test country code and assigned meaningless internal numbers instead.
They whole system EE use is rust for the main customer data account they use the old T-mobile system called Excalibur which connects to a citrix server every mobile tablet and smart watch even if you have no SIM card for a Apple Watch or a tablet that dose not take a sim has an assigned mobile number it’s crazy
Will definitely keep an eye on this. I’ve never really had a problem with Three in the 4 years I’ve been with them, coverage is great, pricing is spot on (£18/month for unlimited data) and I can’t say I’ve ever needed to get in touch with their customer service.
My inner design geek is interested to see where you’ll take the design of the app and the website too!