Set the APN

Hologram SIMs are hardware-agnostic, and should work with any hardware that is not locked to a carrier. To use a Hologram SIM, set your device's APN to hologram. The APN allows your device to properly set up a connection to the gateway between Hologram and the Internet.

How do I set the APN?

With your device powered off, insert the Hologram SIM Card into your device and power your device back on.

Then, configure your device to use Hologram’s Access Point Name (APN) to load the proper configuration. In many devices this is set via SMS, firmware, or other configuration interface. Consult your device’s documentation on how to configure the APN. 

Hologram APN settings

APN: hologram
APN username: (none)
APN password: (none)
IP Address: Dynamic (using DHCP)
Data Roaming: Enabled


If you have any issues, please refer to your device's manual. You can also ask our active community forum.

In general, we have seen the following trends for setting the APN:

  • USB modems and routers have their APN set via a web portal or an app that is pre-loaded into the device.
  • Micro Controller Units the APN is set via software or firmware.
  • GPS devices (asset trackers) need APN settings to be sent via SMS messages.
  • Phones and Tablets are usually automatically set but can be manually set in the settings menu.

Note: These are general guidelines, and configuration for your device may vary. Setting the APN can vary drastically from device to device, so it is best to reference your device's documentation or contact your device manufacturer if you have any doubts or questions.

Note: For detailed instructions on setting up a device with a Hologram SIM, we also have guides for various third-party hardware.

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