Microsoft is creating its own SIM card for cross-carrier data access

By Sudhiir

Microsoft is creating its own SIM card that can be specifically used with Windows 10 devices. The SIM card works with the Cellular data app that has been released on the Windows app store. The best part about the Microsoft SIM card is that one has the freedom to choose between different telecom carriers and choose the internet plan that one wants.

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The Cellular data plan can be purchased via the Windows Store. This is particularly handy for travelers who find it difficult to get network coverage of one Telecom carrier, and where another telecom carrier has a better network coverage.This is even convenient when one is trying out data plans from different cellular carriers.

Microsoft is creating its own SIM card for cross-carrier data access

To purchase a data plan, one should click on the WiFi icon at the far right of the taskbar. One can look at a list of Networks and find "Cellular Data" and then select the "View plans " and follow the steps to buy the mobile Data plan that is available.

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However, when released the Microsoft SIM card will be available only on Domestic plans. It also says that the Microsoft SIM card will work with Windows 10 smartphones.International plans will be announced only later. This seems to be a cutting edge innovation from Microsoft that can be really useful. The Cellular Data app is currently available only in the US. Release for other regions should follow soon.


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