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Icom IP501M Mobile Sim Card / LTE Two Way Radio

LICENSE-FREE MOBILE LTE RADIO!

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Why settle for short range? Switch to the Icom IP501M LTE Mobile Two Way Radio and get nationwide two way radio coverage with wide area communications and stable connections using the AT&T LTE cell phone network, and all for a low monthly fee! This amazingly powerful IP based radio provides instant, full duplex communication using a LTE (4G) and 3G network for telephone-type calls and conversations without the need for repeaters or an IP network.It's also a great companion for the IP501H handheld LTE radio!
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Why settle for short range? Switch to the Icom IP501M LTE Mobile Two Way Radio and get nationwide two way radio coverage with wide area communications and stable connections using the AT&T LTE cell phone network, and all for a low monthly fee!

This amazingly powerful IP based radio provides instant, full duplex communication using a LTE (4G) and 3G network for telephone-type calls and conversations without the need for repeaters or an IP network. It's also a great companion for the IP501H handheld LTE radio!

A standard two way radio only allows one person to talk at a time, while the other party listens. The IP501M is capable of full duplex operation, which means that a user can talk and listen at the same time, just like a cell phone!

The IP501M supports multiple users for individual, group, talkgroup multiplex talkgroup calls and pre-programmed text message transmissions for full duplex communications between groups, floors, buildings, and geographic locations within your business or organization. It also features Priority Interrupt Calling, so you can break into an on-going call for an important message.

The IP501M has clear, high quality audio, thanks to its G.726 (32 kbps) vocoder. It has safety features with Emergency Call & Lone Worker functions. It has an ACC connector for ignition sensing when installed in a vehicle and an ethernet port for data communication when used with the optional VE-PG4 RoIP gateway. The IP501M is also equipped with built-in GPS and Bluetooth® so users can pair it with a headset or other audio device for hands-free full duplex communication.

The Icom IP501M has a backlit LCD display with support for text messaging. The Text Message function allows you to send and receive messages of up to 32 characters in length The Icom IP501M is also IP54 waterproof for greater ruggedness and durability, giving you another advantage over typical cell phones.

The Icom IP501M comes equipped with a speaker microphone, DC power cable, LTE antenna, GPS antenna, mounting bracket kit and a microphone hangerr.

Requires LTE-CONNECT Service
The Icom IP501M is an LTE transceiver and operates on the LTE CONNECT private LTE (4G) and 3G network radio system using a SIM card. Unlike a cell phone on a cellular PoC network, the IP501M is a data device used for voice communications. Although it operates like a traditional two way radio, The IP501M requires an LTE or 3G signal to work.

LTE-CONNECT is a private system. Only users who are programmed into the system can communicate on the network. A maximum of 500 users can be programmed into each device. Over 2000 users can be part of a private system. The LTE-CONNECT system has a dedicated MPLS connection and is secure.

Month-to-month packages are available for $28 per radio per month. Nationwide coverage is provided using the AT&T LTE network. For full details on all available service plans, please contact our sales department.

Icom LTE-CONNECT Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is the LTE-CONNECT system?
    LTE-CONNECT is a private radio system that operates utilizing LTE/3G Data.
  • What is the coverage range of the LTE-CONNECT system?
    A USA based customer will have coverage throughout USA/Canada/Mexico using a roaming function while in Canada and Mexico at no additional charge.
  • Is the LTE-CONNECT system PTT over Cellular PoC?
    No, PoC is a specific protocol that allows Push to Talk (PTT) communications through a cellular network, our Radio (IP501M) is a data device used for voice communications.
  • How does the LTE-CONNECT system work?
    Traffic is controlled by a central server. The radio gains access to the server via LTE/3G network connections via SIM card.
  • Can I use my own SIM card in the radio?
    No, Icom will supply a custom SIM card. Each SIM has its own ID and password and will only work with an Icom supplied device.
  • Is the LTE-CONNECT system secure?
    Yes, this is a private system with a dedicated MPLS Connection from the LTE/3G Radio access network of carriers direct to our cloud servers. There is no use of public internet for a call control.
  • Can I use Icom’s Data SIM to connect to the internet?
    No, the supplied SIM will allow a connection direct to Icom’s secure cloud server and can only be used with an Icom supplied device.
  • Can radio scanners listen to my calls?
    No, this is a data device, only devices connected through our private secure cloud server can communicate with each other.
  • Do I require a frequency license to operate the radio?
    No, the IP501M is license free to operate in USA/Canada/Mexico.
  • Why is PTCRB approval important?
    All devices that access a carriers tower in North America require PTCRB approval. A device that is not approved can be denied access from the carriers. The IP501M has PTCRB/FCC/ISED approval.
  • Does the LTE-CONNECT system require airtime?
    Yes, there is a monthly flat rate. A system access fee will be charged by an authorized Icom LTE-CONNECT dealer.
  • Will the IP501M communicate in area’s without LTE/3G signals?
    No, the IP501M requires an LTE or 3G signal in order to operate.
  • What type of calling can I do with the IP501M?
    The IP501M operates exactly like a traditional radio. Placing an ALL, GROUP and/or INDIVIDUAL Call is available.
  • Who can I talk to?
    This is a private radio system. Users can only communicate with individuals that have been programmed into the system. A total of 500 users can be programmed into each device and 2000+ users can be part of a private system.
  • Can the IP501M communicate with other devices?
    The IP501M can be connected though Icom’s ROIP gateway to allow connections to SIP phones, Analog radios, Digital radios and can direct a call connection to specific cell phone users.
  • What is Full Duplex?
    The IP501M is full duplex capable. This allows users to talk and listen at the same time - similar to a cell phone. Traditional 2-way radios are simplex where each person has to wait till other party finishes before speaking.
  • Does the IP501M have safety features?
    Yes, the IP501M has Priority Calling, Man-down, Lone Worker & Emergency Signalling.
  • What other features are built into the IP501M?
    These radios are Waterproof, have built-in GPS and Bluetooth®, a Vibrate Alert, Voice Message Record and predefined Text Messages.
  • Why is the Audio quality on the IP501M better than a traditional radio?
    Traditional radios, either Analog or digital, use a narrow bandwidth to pass audio. This restricts the amount of information that can be transmitted. Given the IP501M is a data device operating via LTE, a much wider bandwidth is available.

Icom IP501M Features

  • G.726 Vocoder
  • Wide Area Coverage Over an LTE (4G) and 3G Network (Requires LTE Service)
  • Clear High Quality, Audio
  • Individual, Group, Talkgroup, Multiplex Talkgroup and All Calls
  • Emergency Call
  • Lone Worker
  • Priority Interrupt Calling
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Signal Strength Indicator
  • Battery Meter
  • Bluetooth® Capable
  • GPS Capable
  • Keypad Lock
  • Volume Knob
  • Audible Button Beeps
  • IP54 Dustproof and Water Resistant
  • 3.5mm Audio Accessory Connector
  • RJ-45 LAN Connector
  • D-SUB 25-pin Type Connector
  • MIL-STD-810-C, D, E, and F
  • Two Year Manufacturer Warranty

Included with the Icom IP501M

  • Icom IP501M Mobile Two Way Radio For Wireless Networks
  • Speaker Microphone (HM-241)
  • LTE Antenna (2 pcs)
  • GPS Antenna
  • DC Power Cable
  • Mounting Bracket Kit
  • Microphone Hanger

Icom IP501M Specifications

  • Dimensions: 4.9 × 1.1 × 6.1 in; 125 × 29 × 156 mm (Approximate)
  • Weight: (with BP-272 and Antenna) 1.9 lb.; 840 g

Additional Information

Warranty 1 Year
Radio Type Mobile
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