AT & T has introduced a new product called the LTE-M button, a programmable button that companies can implement to allow customers to place orders or send alerts.
The LTE-M button is not designed for consumers, but for companies: it can be programmed and issued with a personalized label, and requested in quantities of 500. AT & T says that each button will work with up to 1,500 clicks or for three years .
Engadget notes that the device sounds a bit like Amazon Dash buttons, branded devices that allow you to reorder a specific product with one click, and explains that the product runs on the Amazon Web Services Internet 1-Click service.
But unlike the Dash buttons, AT & T offers connect to the operator's LTE-M network and can be customized for whatever a company wants, such as soliciting comments in public places, ordering specific products or generating alerts for things like garbage cans or oil tanks that need service, and more.
The company announced the devices in November 2017, but they are now available for the initial price of $ 29.99 each (will jump to $ 35 after 5,000 are sold), an order in large quantity of which will execute companies $ 15,545 before taxes and shipping.