Data Signs Products - SIM Cards

The DataSign-VMS is fitted with a Communications Module and a GPS Tracker as standard.

Fit a SIM card to the DataSign-VMS to enable these features and to remotely program new messages onto the Sign, track the Signs location, and much more using our web-based program: WebVMS2™. No ongoing fees!


There are three options:

Option 1. Data Signs organises the SIM cards on your behalf with Telstra, and fits to the Signs. Service fee applies. You need to fill out some paperwork for this option.

Option 2. Organise the SIM card yourself and post to Data Signs QLD to fit. Service fee applies.

Option 3. Organise and fit the SIM card to the DataSign-VMS yourself.


Please see details for each option below.


Option 1: Data Signs organises the SIM cards on your behalf with Telstra, and fits to the Signs. Service Fee applies.

If you currently use Telstra as your SIM card provider, you can fill out the forms below to allow Data Signs to activate the SIM cards and fit to the Signs while they are being made. This a ‘turn-key’ solution; start using your DataSigns-VMS the moment they arrive! To make use of this service, you will need to complete the below forms following the instructions. Please do this as soon as possible so Data Signs has time to fit the SIM card to the Sign before shipping.

Step 1. There are two Telstra forms to fill out. Print out and complete as indicated. Click each form link to open it.

    a) Telstra Mobile Data Voice Plan - Application Form
    Fill in the details in Section 1. Then just sign and date it.

    b) SME Form
    Fill in your details at the top of the page. Then sign and date it.

Step 2. Fax or email the forms to Conny at Data Signs QLD. Email: conny@datasigns.com.au.
* Please also attach a scanned copy of the “Authorised Persons" Drivers License.

Step 3. Conny will be in contact with you at this point.


Option 2: Organise the SIM card yourself and post to Data Signs to fit. Service Fee applies.

Step 1. Setup the SIM cards according to the Setup instructions below with your Telecommunications Provider. Micro-sim size required.

Step 2. Ensure the SIM PIN is removed from each SIM card. (Ensure that SMS is not barred - this is often forgotten).

Step 3. Post the Sim cards to Data Signs QLD, and include paperwork stating the Mobile Number for each SIM card. The address details can be found here: Data Signs QLD.

Please organise and post the SIM cards as quickly as possible to give Data Signs sufficient time to fit them before products are shipped allowing this to be a ‘turn-key’ solution; start using your DataSigns-VMS the moment they arrive!


Option 3: Organising the SIM card yourself

As the Customer, you will organise the SIM card. If you have purchased WebVMS2 activation, you will need to organise a SIM card/account to work on WebVMS2.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Data Signs can provide the details of an inactive (blank) SIM card at time of order, to save time/postage, so you can get that SIM card activated on the appropriate plan/account.
Data Signs does not recommend using pre-paid SIM cards.
Setup Instructions: The SIM card needs to be setup in the following way, by your Telecommunications Provider.

  • (updated November 2016): Micro-sized SIM card
  • Both Incoming and Outgoing SMS
  • An internet plan - Telstra currently offer the M2M $0 plan with $10 for 150 MB worth of data per month. M2M means Machine-to-Machine. The plan is Zero Dollar ($0) as there is no access fee, instead you only pay for a data allowance per month.
  • DISABLE VoiceMail and MessageBank
  • NO BARRING on Voice service
  • Ensure the PIN REQUEST is DE-ACTIVATED. (The Sign can't enter a PIN code)


Fitting SIM card to Sign:

If you have organised the SIM card yourself, Data Signs has published a YouTube video that demonstrates the process to follow to fit the SIM card to your Sign: