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Microsoft is making its own no-contract SIM card for Windows phones

Microsoft is making its own no-contract SIM card for Windows phones
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If you're a fan of Windows mobile devices, Microsoft has just dangled a really big carrot. It has to do with an app that recently showed up in the Microsoft App Store. This new app has people speculating over what Microsoft might have in the works.

The app called Cellular Data includes a description that alludes to some pretty cool things. It reads, "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."

Could it be true? Data access without long-term contracts? We're speculating that the answer is yes. At least, eventually.

To make this work, your Windows 10 device would need its own Microsoft SIM card. Problem is, those don't exist yet. But we doubt Microsoft would release this app if they didn't already have a SIM card in the works, and possibly, even ready for release.

International customers would likely benefit from this the most, as it would eliminate the need to juggle mobile providers or SIM cards in various countries. It's rumored that Microsoft may already be looking at a SIM card that could be a feasible option to work on this scale. It's called SIM 901, and is produced by a company called Transatel, which has an international mobile network already in place. In fact, Transatel has plans to expand their network beginning next week. When these expansions are complete, the company will have agreements in place in 38 countries.

That's all speculation, though. For now, all we know for sure is that the app is out there waiting.

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Source: Engadget
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