Soon, you'll be able to buy cellular data plans directly from the Windows Store

Microsoft is tackling the issue of cellular connectivity by launching its own SIM card for Windows 10 devices. The SIM card will work in conjunction with an app called Cellular Data, which lets you connect to mobile networks, offering prepaid plans that can be purchased directly from the Windows Store.

From the Windows Store listing:

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.

The FAQ for the app states that the service will be initially available in France, United Kingdom, and the United States, with pricing information not yet available at this stage. Based on the listing, it looks like the cellular service will be aimed at devices like the Surface 3, which offer LTE connectivity. We'll share additional details as we receive them.

Cellular Data on the Windows Store

Via: The Verge

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.