Microsoft Allegedly Builds Its Own SIM Card For Windows

Posted: Jan 11 2016, 9:44am CST | by , in News | Technology News

Microsoft's SIM card
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Microsoft is allegedly building its own SIM card to make it easier for people to access LTE networks, but this has not gone official yet. Some things still remain speculative until Microsoft comes out of its cocoon to reveal its plans with its SIM card debut - The Verge reports.

However, at the moment, Microsoft is said to be testing a cellular data app with its windows 10 devices to enable it link with several mobile network operators without any contract. Published in Windows Store, the cellular data app may be available to everybody soon even though Microsoft has not revealed its plans for the service yet.

Designed to function with Windows 10 and requiring “a Microsoft SIM card,” the data app has not launched yet and the market it will serve or operate for has not been established at the moment, nor its pricing and cellular data network to use. Microsoft intends to sell plans for the data app and its SIM network Windows Stores, meaning that the data might be tied to having a Microsoft Account.

It is not too clear whether Microsoft intends to develop its own mobile virtual networks – depending on availability, enabling Windows 10 users to connect with other partner carriers. Since there won’t any contracts, it is possible that Microsoft may create its own network of partners or create an access as can be seen with Apple’s own SIM card.

When Microsoft responds to queries on this issue, readers will be updated accordingly.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/52" rel="author">Charles I. Omedo</a>
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