We are using e Sim and now we cant see the telephone number anymore?
Maybe I can share my experience in Hong Kong again. Some years ago, a Telco operator here dispatched some SIM cards without phone number information to my governmental customer. My customer could not read out phone number for devices using these cards from their MobiControl web console. They eventually request the Telco to replace their SIM cards with new ones having phone number information readable by device firmware, and the problem was solved.
For the new eSIM, there is no physical SIM card. I believe there won't be any phone number information readable by existing device firmware, unless the related industries define new standards/API to provide such function in the future. Until then, Your interim solution is probably to build/maintain a database for ICCID's to phone number mapping when subscribing services for each of your corporate devices from the Telco. You can then add custom attribute field(s) for phone number(s), and import the database as CSV file(s) to your MobiControl. This way, you can have some visibility of the phone number on your MobiControl web-console. However, if you want the custom attribute to always reflect the latest accurate mapping, some program using MobiControl REST api's may need to be built and run to confirm that ICCID associated with any device is updated, and change the phone number custom attribute value accordingly if there is any ICCID update.
I personally haven't tried this out myself. Just sharing my initial ideas on possible solution here.
For iOS devices there is no custom data field.
I like your idea a lot and matching iccids with telehone numbers would be the easy part.
Do you can think of any other possible solution?
We could create a file etc. but we would love the solution directly in Soti.
Regarding the idea with the file:
- You could make a file (ini)
- And read it into custom data fields
I'm not sure if the ICCID has an macro yet. But it could be as following
Then your phone number would be displayed in the custom data field section.
Rafael's post talks about custom data, while mine talks about cust attribute.
For the CSV file for bulk import to your MobiControl server, you likely just need to edit (or get an initial spreadsheet with at least some of the data columns from your TELCO operator) a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with DeviceID, ICCID and phone number columns, and have the data exported to a .csv file (with each line following the
DeviceID,AttributeName,AttributeValue CSV format) for subsequent import to MC server.
If I remember correctly, each bulk import can handle a CSV file of at most 2000 lines.
Hello Raymond Chan,
thanks alot for your time and answer.
I would love to test this...
But i cant even find the import button?
https://www.soti.net/mc/help/v14.2/en/console/reference/dialogs/import_custom_attributes.html where is it?
https://www.soti.net/mc/help/v14.2/en/console/data/customattributes/customattributes.html again only for android?
Sorry but i cant find it.
creating the csv file is the easy part.