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Microsoft building its own cellular data service for Windows 10 devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 09 Jan 2016 12:36

Microsoft building its own cellular data service for Windows 10 devices

Microsoft is building its own cellular data service for Windows 10 devices, if their own app release can be trusted.
Reads Microsoft's new "Cellular Data" app for Windows 10:

Are you looking for a reliable, convenient way to stay connected everywhere you go, even when WiFi isn't available? The Cellular data app allows you to connect to a trusted nationwide mobile data network using only your Microsoft account.

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. Now you can buy and use mobile data at your own convenience. This is the easiest way to get online using a trusted nationwide network. Purchase a plan via Windows Store anywhere network coverage is available. The Cellular data app can get you connected at any time with a secure, high-speed mobile connection. This app is designed to work solely with specific Windows 10 devices and requires a Microsoft SIM card. Service is available in some markets and offers are for domestic plans only international roaming offers will be available soon.




While Microsoft has not officially announced it yet, the app is available for download. Such a network would certainly be interesting, as it would likely have to piggyback on Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, just like Google's similar service does.

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