I’ve got Electrons and Photons so not a total newb.
I received my Boron LTE and having also done the pre-order on my Electrons, I didn’t realize that the SIM card wasn’t included. I thought I’d get a complete kit. One of my Electrons is currently not in use (but the SIM is active) so I was trying its SIM card in the Boron but regardless of what I try (no SIM vs Electron 3G SIM), all I get is the cyan “looking for cloud” blink. Setup with the iOS app pairs successfully with the device, it updated the FW, and now no matter what I try, it pairs, then when I tell it to use the mesh network or not use the mesh network, no matter the choice, the app gives me an error saying that bluetooth had a problem, then it tells me the device is in an invalid state and that’s the end of it. I’m fine ordering a SIM from the Particle store but there’s literally an item that is a “SIM card”, no specification of being 3G or LTE, so if the Borons can use the SIMs from the Electrons, I guess I wonder why this isn’t working. And if not and I order a SIM, how am I specifying I get the right thing. I’m also wondering if maybe I have to disassociate the SIM from the old Electron before it’ll work in the Boron?
I took the Electron SIM out of the device and was able to use the mode button to kick it into Listen mode (flashing green). I let it sit like that for a long time. I then retried the setup and for whatever reason, it was happy and the iOS app got me to the subscription screen. So thank again for telling me I could yank that sim out