Last year, Microsoft had announced the Surface Pro with LTE advanced as a part of their always-connected PCs vision at the Future Decoded event. The Surface Pro LTE has a Cat 9 modem which makes it the fastest LTE enabled laptop started shipping to business customers in December 2017. And Last month the Surface Pro LTE was available for pre-order for consumers in the US, Canada, and Australia.
Microsoft will be soon adding another feature into the LTE connectivity of the Surface Pro. Microsoft will allow users of the LTE version of Surface Pro to select and purchase their data plans directly without needing to contact their carrier for information and all this can be done via the Windows 10’s Microsoft Store itself. This new feature will be available after the launch of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update this month.
Please note that this is not a Surface Pro LTE specific feature rather it will be available for all those Windows 10 devices which have e-sim inbuilt either with Intel’s new processors and any snapdragon one. It was confirmed by the General Manager of Microsoft, Erin Chapple during a conversation with PCMag that Microsoft is working bringing this feature compatible with most of the carriers.
Currently, Microsoft Store is offering the carrier Transatel for this feature with data plans like 200MB for one day, 1GB for 15 days and 3GB for 30 days. Those who are unaware of the Surface Pro LTE, it can support up to 20 cellular bands to deliver global connectivity.
The device which is available for pre-order at above-mentioned countries is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB of SSD and 8GB of RAM. It can be pre-order from Microsoft Store here for a price of $1,449.