Following the great success of Google’s “Project Fi” cellular network, it’s looking like Microsoft may be looking to start their own service for select Windows 10 devices.
Microsoft recently released an app called “Cellular Data” to the Windows app store, which, according to the app, should let you “connect with – and pay for – a mobile data plan on your Windows 10 device using only your Microsoft account information. That means no fixed contract and no long term commitments to a mobile network operator.” This is clearly Microsoft’s move towards ridding of the need for long constricting contracts, and will hopefully have a strong impact on those with Windows 10 devices.
Though there hasn’t been any official word from Microsoft regarding availability of the SIM cards said to be powering the service, the app says that it will “work solely with specific Windows 10 devices and requires a Microsoft SIM card.”, which should confirm their eventual existence.
There still isn’t any news on what networks the sim cards will work on, or if Microsoft is looking to build their own proprietary network towers themselves.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
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