Recommended mobile operators for Tinitell
Tinitell is a 2G (GSM) mobile phone and it works with any Micro SIM Card from a carrier with 2G coverage. If you already have a family subscription plan or a favourite operator, please contact them to check their 2G coverage and services.
We have tested a number of operators to make sure that Tinitell will work fine in your country, so please follow this reference list of recommended operators per country. We will constantly update it, according to our tests and your feedback.
- USA: Ting, T-Mobile
- UK: EE, O2, Giffgaff
- Ireland: Meteor, Vodafone
- Sweden: Halebop, Telia, TELE2, Telenor, Comviq
- Iceland: Síminn
- Norway: Telia, Telenor
- Denmark: TDC, Telenor, Telia, Call Me
- Finland: Sonera, Elisa
- France: Free Mobile, Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom
- Germany: O2, Vodafone, Telekom
- Austria: A1, T-Mobile
- Czech Republic: T-Mobile, Vodafone
- Italy: TIM Italy
- Switzerland: Swisscom, Salt
- Poland: Play, Orange, T-Mobile, Plus
- Netherlands: T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN
- Belgium: Orange, Proximus
- Spain: Movistar, Happy Movil, Simyo
- Romania: Orange, Vodafone, Telekom
- Malta: Go, Vodafone
- Portugal: NOS, Moche, Vodafone
- Greece: Cosmote, Vodafone, Wind
- Estonia: Telia, Tele 2, Elisa, Diil
- Lithuania: Tele 2, Telia, Bite
- Latvia: Bite, LMT, Tele 2
- Hungary: Vodafone, Telekom, Telenor
- Luxembourg: Orange, POST, Tango
- Albania: Vodafone, Telekom, Eagle
- Bulgaria: Vivacom, Telenor, MTel
- Slovenia: Telekom, A1, Telemach
- Croatia: T-Mobile, Tele 2, VIP
- Russia: MTS, Megafon, Tele 2, Beeline
- South Africa: Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom
US customers: When you order Tinitell via our website, you receive your device with a SIM card from Ting in the same box. Ting offers flexible monthly rates, the best Tinitell compatible subscription, and network coverage based off of T-mobiles network. The subscription with Ting costs $9 / month.
All US orders will come with a SIM card from Ting that we recommend you use with your device; however, should you wish to add Tinitell to your family plan, you can easily remove it and use a SIM card from your preferred carrier.
We are also looking into establishing SIM card deals for other European countries and the rest of the world.
Tinitell with Ting in the US
When you order Tinitell via our website, you receive your device with a micro-SIM card from Ting included in the Tinitell box. Ting offers flexible monthly rates, the best Tinitell compatible subscription and strong 2G network coverage in the USA. Your monthly cost for Tinitell with Ting will be around $9 / month.
All US orders will come with a Ting SIM card included in the box and we recommend using it with your device; however, should you wish to add Tinitell to your family plan, you can easily remove it and use a SIM card from your preferred carrier.
Do I need a data plan?
Tinitell uses data in order to send GPS details over to the smartphone app on the parent's phone. In order to use Tinitell you will need to buy a SIM card that includes both credit for calls and data.
Tinitell uses around 100 MB data / month.
Do I need a SIM card?
Tinitell works like any other phone. To start using it you will need to purchase a Micro SIM Card and top it up with voice and mobile data credit - average of 100MB per month for data location.
- Micro SIM card slot
- Magnetic charging dock
Will Tinitell work in my country?
Tinitell is a mobile phone that works on 2G networks around the world, except in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and North Korea (where there are no 2G networks currently). Please check with your preferred carrier that you have 2G coverage in your area.
The links below show what mobile network operators are compatible on 2G, thus with Tinitell (GSM-900/1800):
Tinitell works like any other phone. To start using it you will need to purchase a Micro SIM Card and top it up with voice and mobile data credit. We have tested a number of operators to make sure that Tinitell will work fine in your country, so please follow this reference list of recommended operators per country.
Once you have purchased your micro SIM card from one of the recommended operators, please make sure that you insert it correctly - choose a micro SIM card size, as shown in the image below.
What if there is no 2G coverage in my country?
Then, unfortunately, Tinitell will not be able to work properly. You will still be able to call if your operator supports GSM communication. However you will not be able to see your Tinitell's location.
If your country does not have an operator that supports neither GSM or 2G, you might want to wait before buying a Tinitell. We are constantly improving our product and the next version might very well be able to run on 3G, 4G and LTE networks.
Can I call Tinitell from anywhere?
Tinitell works like any other mobile phone. Whenever Tinitell has cell coverage, voice credit and battery power, it’ll be able to make and receive phone calls. Tinitell can make and receive calls to any telephone number saved in its memory through the Tinitell app.
Remember to turn on roaming for the Tinitell SIM card before travelling abroad :)
We are travelling abroad. Does Tinitell work in roaming?
As long as the roaming option is activated and there is enough credit on the Tinitell's SIM Card, Tinitell works in any country in the world, where there is 2G coverage. Find out more details about Tinitell's network compatibility here.
Please note that Tinitell needs data credit in order to update its location. As roaming might be expensive, especially data, a valid option for certain countries is to get a prepay local SIM Card for the Tinitell.
We have tested a number of operators to make sure that Tinitell will work fine in different countries, so please follow this reference list of recommended operators.
Does Tinitell work on 3G/4G/LTE?
Tinitell does not work on 3G/4G/LTE. Tinitell is supported only by 2G networks, due to its 2G chipset. The reasons why we chose a 2G chipset instead of a 3G/4G/LTE one are two: size and battery life.
Tinitell is one of the smallest wearable mobile phone for kids on the market and also one with the best battery life span. Tinitell is only able to do this thanks to its extremely small and battery saving 2G chipset. 3G, 4G or LTE chipset would not allow us to reach such a small size and battery performance.