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Microsoft to roll out own SIM card for Windows

Microsoft is reportedly planning to introduce its own SIM card to connect its devices to various mobile network operators without the need for a contract.

The company is testing a "Cellular Data app" that will allow users to connect to a trusted nationwide mobile network even where there is no WiFi connection.

Users will be able to connect to and pay for a mobile data plan on their Windows 10 device using only their Microsoft account information.

Users will be able to buy a plan via Windows Store and connect to the internet using a secure, high-speed mobile connection.

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The company highlighted that the app will only function with specific Windows 10 devices and requires a Microsoft SIM card.

With the latest initiative the company will be able to provide users with easier access to the internet and users will not have to depend upon a particular carrier.

Microsoft said: "Service is available in some markets and offers are for domestic plans only – international roaming offers will be available soon."

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