The answers to your ThingSpace questions.

What is ThingSpace?

ThingSpace is Verizon’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform that simplifies the prototyping and development of IoT applications. It enables your devices to send data securely over the Verizon cellular network so you can focus on building your applications. Learn more

What can I develop with ThingSpace?

ThingSpace is an open development environment that allows and encourages independent developers and enterprise customers and everyone in between to create innovative IoT applications. Designed to be technology agnostic, the ThingSpace platform incorporates a wide range of devices, services, and protocols to give you the tools you need to develop anything your imagination conceives.

How do I get an account?

There are two types of accounts, depending on what you are trying to accomplish.


Want to get started connecting and testing your devices as you build your application? If you want to purchase a limited amount of data and require 20 or fewer lines of service, this is the right path for you. To get started, simply select your plan and sign up.


If you need a solution to scale to meet your enterprise level needs, with unlimited lines of service and data, then sign up for a Verizon Business account to get started.

What is the ThingSpace SDK?

The ThingSpace SDK is a client software that resides within each device, chipset, module or microcontroller that enables communication with the ThingSpace platform. To accelerate speed to market, ThingSpace has partnered with many of the leading chipset providers to pre-integrate the ThingSpace SDK on device.

How can I get my device certified for the Verizon Network?

New devices will need to be certified for the Verizon Network via our Open Development (OD) program. The process for certification is:

  • Pre-Submission Process – Device manufacturer contacts Verizon Wireless and appropriate device and testing requirements are exchanged. 
  • Conformance Testing Process – The Device Manufacturer, working with Verizon Wireless and an external test lab, performs the required test procedures. 
  • Device Introduction Process – After the device has been tested and approved, business agreements are developed to allow the device to be activated on the Verizon Wireless network.
  • Device Maintenance and Regression Process – This comes into play only if a device manufacturer chooses to implement corrections or modifications to an approved Open Development Device.

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