Selecting a cellular game camera could become confusing due to multiple options available.

Spartan camera currently has two main celullar devices: one is Wireless – IR, while the other one is Wireless – Blackout IR.

The regular IR LEDS device provides illumination to 70 feet and beyond for crisp, clear night images and videos. A red glow can be seen from the camera if the subject or game stares straight at the camera.

The full blackout flash invisible IR LED array provides illumination to 60 feet and beyond for crisp, clear night images and videos, and games are completely unaware that they are being caught on camera.

Next thing to consider is the service provider. They can work with Verizon, U.S. Cellular or AT&T.

Here are the ins and outs:

  1. Connected by Verizon (Wireless – IR, Wireless – Blackout IR and Wireless Blackout – IR Realtree)

    • No SIM card required
    • The device can be added to the existing Verizon data plan for $5.00/month as Connected Device
    • The plan starts from $25.00/month without existing Verizon data plan
    • No long term commitment required. Activate, deactivate, or reactivate the plan at any time
    • Compatible with their web portal and mobile app
    • Code numbers:
      • Wireless – IR: (GC-VCTi)
      • Wireless – Blackout IR: (GC-VCTb)
      • Wireless Blackout – IR Realtree: (GC-VCTb-RT)
  2. Verizon GC-VCTi, IR

    Sale Price: n/a
    Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
    Carrier: 3G Verizon Wireless
    Flash: HD, Black Out Flash, Lost Camo
    Range: 60' Night Flash Distance
    Res: Photo Resolution3.5 or 8MP Video 720P HD/VGA
    Verizon GC-VCTb, Blackout IR

    Sale Price: n/a
    Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
    Carrier: 3G Verizon Wireless
    Flash: HD, Black Out Flash, Lost Camo
    Range: 60' Night Flash Distance
    Res: Photo Resolution3.5 or 8MP Video 720P HD/VGA
    Verizon GC-VCTb-RT (Realtree), Blackout IR, with Solar Charger

    Sale Price: n/a
    Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
    Carrier: 3G Verizon Wireless
    Flash: HD, Black Out Flash, Lost Camo
    Range: 60' Night Flash Distance
    Res: Photo Resolution3.5 or 8MP Video 720P HD/VGA

     

  3. Verizon M2M (Wireless – IR and Wireless – Blackout IR)
    • No SIM card required
    • Uses Verizon Custom Machine to Machine data plans
    • Data service starts from $15.00/month
    • No long term commitment required. Activate, deactivate, or reactivate the plan at any time
    • Compatible with their web portal and mobile app
    • Code numbers:
      • Wireless – IR: (GC-VZWi)
      • Wireless – Blackout IR: (GC-VZWb or GC-VZWb-Lc)

    Verizon GC-VZWi, IR

    Sale Price: n/a
    Carrier: 3G Verizon Wireless
    Flash: HD, IR Flash, Lost Camo
    Range: 60' Night Flash Distance
    Resolution: Photo Resolution3.5 or 8MP Video 720P HD/VGA
    Verizon Gc-VZWB-LC, Blackout IR

    Sale Price: $449.90
    (as of 09/21/2018 00:51 PST - Details)

     

  4. U.S. Cellular (Wireless – IR and Wireless – Blackout IR)

    • No SIM card required
    • It can be added to the existing U.S.Cellular data plan for $5.00/month as Connected Device
    • The plan starts from $10.00/month without existing U.S.Cellular data plan
    • No long term commitment required. Activate, deactivate or reactivate the plan at any time
    • Compatible with their web portal and mobile app
    • Code numbers:
      • Wireless – IR: (GC-USCi)
      • Wireless – Blackout IR: (GC-USCb)
  5. U.S. Cellular GC-USCi, IR

    Sale Price: $415.95
    (as of 09/21/2018 00:51 PST - Details)


    U.S. Cellular GC-USCb, Blackout IR

    Sale Price: $369.95
    (as of 09/21/2018 00:51 PST - Details)

     

  6. AT&T (Wireless – IR and Wireless – Blackout IR)

    • AT&T DataConnect Pass SIM card is included with purchase
    • Plans start from $5.00 (250MB) to $50.00 (5GB)
    • Activate, deactivate, or reactivate the plan at any time
    • Compatible with their web portal and mobile app
    • Code numbers:
      • Wireless – IR: (GC-ATTi)
      • Wireless – Blackout IR: (GC-ATTb)
  7. AT&T GC-ATTi, IR

    Sale Price: $379.95
    (as of 09/21/2018 00:51 PST - Details)


    AT&T GC-ATTb, Blackout IR

    Sale Price: $395.95
    (as of 09/21/2018 00:51 PST - Details)

 

Additional accessories

For additional battery life the camera has a built in DC port where a solar panel can be connected. Additionally you can connect an external 12V or 6V battery designed to work with trail cameras.

A high gain antenna is also available to increase cellular performance in low signal areas.

The following video shows how to setup a Spartan cellular camera on the web tool.