We will stop sales and delivery of iSocket’s previous generation (GSM) to USA, Canada and Australia from Jan 1, 2016 because operators are planning to shut down their GSM network and have already begun the process. Rogers in Canada do NOT plan to do this yet, but there are other reasons for needing iSocket 3G for Canada too – see this blog.
We will start shipping our new iSocket 3G from Feb 1, 2016 to USA and Canada. You have only two weeks to pre-order your iSocket 3G with a good discount. Order NOW!
We plan to start shipping to Australia from Feb 1 2016 too, or by latest March 2016. iSocket 3G for other countries will be available ex-Stock in March 2016 at the latest.
iSocket 3G will also be featured on CES 2016 in January 6-9 in Las Vegas on the Thread’s Group booth #70560. Read more about it here.
iSocket 3G features
iSocket 3G will support all the features that were available on iSocket EcoSwitch and iSocket PowerWatch, and will also support all the features related with temperature monitoring from iSocket EnvironmentPro, including temperature rise/fall alerts, remote thermostat and thermometer. iSocket 3G will NOT have inputs for wired sensors, will NOT have micro relays or a microphone. In future products we will support wireless sensors and slave sockets with new Thread technologies from the Thread Group, who recently declared us winners of their 2015 Innovation Enabler Program.
iSocket 3G will have advanced software, remote firmware upgade support and API that enables third parties to write their own applications for smart phones and web-services. We will release our basic app for Android and iPhone too, but you can also manage the device simply using texting mode.
See the preliminary technical specification for iSocket 3G here. The User Manual will be published by the end of January.
Do you have our earlier iSocket GSM?
If you are the owner of iSocket’s previous generation in USA, Canada or Australia you qualify for a special personal discount for pre-ordering iSocket 3G in January 2016 during the pre-ordering campaign. Please contact us before Feb 1, 2016.
This discount is an exchange campaign that we decided to implement after talking to our customers. We found that most of our customers were concerned about returning the product, especially customers from Canada - where the GSM network will continue to operate - more than in USA or Australia. You will not need to return your previous product for exchange, but you will get a huge discount for iSocket 3G instead.
You will only be able to get a special discount (up to 50%) during the pre-ordering campaign, but not after that. We therefore recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.
You may only receive one coupon for each old unit.
The actual discount will depend on which product you bought before and whether it was purchased during a discount campaign or not, but it will vary between 35% and 50%. You will need to provide the order number from our old webshop or the serial number (IMEI) of the product when contacting us.
This campaign applies to consumers only - not to dealers. If you purchased the product from a dealer, please contact them if they have their own exchange program. You may, however, also get a discount for pre-ordering iSocket 3G directly from us. Contact us to discuss.
Please note again – the offer is valid during January 2016 only.